Media Statements and Events

RI--Abuse allegations vs. 95 year old priest are “credible;” Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

Rhode Island Catholic officials now admit that child sex abuse reports against a priest are “credible.” Bishop Thomas Tobin should honor his pledge to be “open” about clergy sex crimes.

http://dioceseofprovidence.org/news/statement-from-the-diocese-of-providence

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IL--Chicago predator priest dies; Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, July 30, 2016

Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, national president member of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests(312-399-4747, bblaine@SNAPnetwork.org)

Local Catholic officials have kept hidden the passing of Fr. Robert Stepek, a predator priest who sued his victims and who died last week. Shame on Archbishop Blasé Cupich for his hurtful secrecy.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=robert-stepek&pid=180478085&fhid=16252

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