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MI--Victims want nuns disciplined & action by archbishop

For immediate release: Monday, May 9, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

Catholic officials should demote and discipline two nuns who are letting a suspended Detroit predator priest work at a center for teenagers. And Detroit’s archbishop should stop pretending to be powerless and discipline the priest harshly while warning the public about him vigorously.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/macomb/2016/05/08/priest-removed-sex-abuse-works-teens-pregnancy-center/83871114/

Fr. Kenneth Kauchek was temporarily ousted because he molested a girl. He now works for Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence, a Catholic-run group that reportedly helps girls. http://www.dailytribune.com/article/DT/20160416/NEWS/160419643

This is a stunningly irresponsible move. Those responsible should be demoted and punished for putting youngsters in harm’s way.

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FL--Predator MN priest now in Florida; Victims respond

For immediate release: Sunday, May 8, 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)

A serial predator priest who was found guilty of abuse by a Minnesota jury has quietly moved to Florida where he at least once visited a St. Petersburg area parish.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160508/NEWS/160509675/-1/news?Title=The-Polka-Padre-and-His-Troubling-Past

This is an outrage. It shows that despite decades of pledges and promises, Catholic bishops continue to do be secretive and reckless about their thousands of child molesting clerics.

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