Media Statements and Events

MN--Another priest accused of child sex crimes; Victims respond

For immediate release: Monday, May 2, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home,

Another accused Crookston predator priest has been suspended because of credible reports of child sex crimes. That makes at least seven publicly accused Crookston area child molesting Catholic clerics (according to

Bishop Michael Hoeppner should spread the word about this move far and wide and aggressively seek out others who may have seen, suspected or suffered the cleric’s crimes.

Over the weekend, Fr. Pat Sullivan was temporarily suspended for abuse that happened eight or nine years ago. He recently worked in Dillworth and Hawley.

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USA--Ten sex-offending church workers are listed on website

For immediate release: Monday, May 2, 2016

For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbra Graber (, Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003,, Barbara Blaine (

Ten sex-offending church workers are listed on website

They’re from CA, PA, VA, OH, KS, OR, IN and Manitoba, Canada

Each is an admitted, convicted or credibly accused clergy or church employee

Group vows to “expose more who commit sex crimes & misdeeds against kids & adults"

Victims challenge Mennonite officials: “Burden of stopping predators shouldn’t fall on us”

A support group for survivors of sexual abuse is adding five more names to their recent on-line posting of what they call “sexual predators” in Anabaptist Mennonite institutions. The organization promises to keep expanding the list “for the protection of others.”

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