Media Statements and Events

PA--Victims blast Altoona “healing services”

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 10, 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)

In an insulting but shrewd public relations move, Altoona’s bishop is holding self-serving “healing” events instead of protecting kids through decisive action.  http://dioceseaj.org/node/1075

In the 147 page grand jury report, released two months ago, perhaps the most disturbing fact is that the jurors are “concerned the purge of predators is taking too long.”

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/03/01/grand-jury-pa-bishops-hid-sex-abuse-hundreds-children/81148778/

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GA--Predator teacher worked in Atlanta area school

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 10, 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)

A predatory teacher who repeatedly abused a student and “allegedly demanded she have two abortions” worked in a suburban Atlanta school, a new report shows.

http://nypost.com/2016/05/08/teacher-who-allegedly-raped-student-landed-job-at-doe-probe/

The secrecy of Catholic officials, who “never disciplined him” but later quietly let him go, allowed him “to work for years in city public schools,” an investigation reveals.

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