Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

Denmark--Catholic officials must do outreach re accused priest

For immediate release: Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790cell, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A Danish priest is accused of child sex crimes. Now, his bishop must aggressively

--help law enforcement prosecute him and

--seek out and help others who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes.

http://cphpost.dk/news/danish-priest-charged-with-new-cases-of-child-sex-abuse.html


PA--Altoona bishop must un-do harm caused by predecessor, SNAP says

For immediate release: Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790cell, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com

Altoona’s Catholic bishop must take strong steps now to “un-do” the harm caused when his predecessor deceitfully and quietly sent a serial predator priest across state lines. We suggest that he use newspaper and radio ads to aggressively seek out and help other victims of the child molesting cleric.

Long secret, just-released church records show that then-Bishop James Hogan gave a “glowing recommendation” as he sent a Msgr. Francis McCaa - who authorities call a “monster” who may have “molested hundreds” – to West Virginia where he worked for years among especially vulnerable families.

http://www.tribdem.com/news/umasking-of-a-monster-report-exposes-how-church-abuse-case/article_1f133dfc-bf64-11e6-b3f0-7bca5649937e.html


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