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MN--Victims respond to charges of archdiocesan financial deceit

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 25, 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,

One simple question cuts through the allegations that St. Paul Catholic officials are hiding substantial church assets: If they’ll deceive people about predator priests, why wouldn’t they deceive people about their massive wealth?

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell,, Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747,

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FL--Orlando massage therapist is “restricted;” Victims respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For more information: Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell,

Orlando massage therapist is “restricted

He’s twice-accused of sexual misconduct

Group applauds state Health Dept. action

It urges “others in pain” to “come forward

SNAP: “We’re convinced he’s hurt more women

An Orlando massage therapist has been restricted by an emergency order from The Florida Department of Health because they say he “presents an immediate, serious danger to the public health, safety, or welfare.”

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