For immediate release: Friday, May 20, 2016
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home,email@example.com)
Year after year, bishops issue the same flawed, deceptive self-survey trying to promote complacency when they should be promoting vigilance.
Under intense public pressure 14 years ago, US bishops adopted a weak, vague abuse policy. Bishops ‘comply’ with these self-serving steps of course because their insurers, defense lawyers and public relations experts insist that they do.
And even then, they often give only the appearance of compliance.
For example, at least ten admitted, proven or credibly accused pedophile priests remain on the job in the US today.