Media Statements and Events

PA--Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion, victims respond

For immediate release, January 10, 2017

Statement by 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)

Penn State officials could have done one simple thing to save a quarter billion dollars and dozens of young innocent lives: call the police when they saw or suspected abuse.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2017/01/10/438436.htm

No institution, no building, no football program, and no storied coach is more important than the life and innocence of one child. Unfortunately, the only way that our system can “punish” Penn State University is through large civil settlements, fines, and costs. Only a fraction of the adults involved in the conspiracy to cover-up Jerry Sandusky’s crimes will be criminally charged.

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UT--Pope Francis names Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Oscar Solis as Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Victims Respond

For immediate release, January 10, 2017

Statement by Joelle Casteix, volunteer western regional director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests SNAPNetwork.org(949) 322-7434jcasteix@gmail.com

Bishop Oscar Solis spent a little more than a decade in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles—a decade marred by expensive and embarrassing public relations nightmares under Cardinal Roger Mahony, years-long legal battles to keep evidence of sexual abuse secret from victims and the public, and little to no pastoral outreach to hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by dozens and dozens of Los Angeles priests. We hope that his leadership in Salt Lake City will be very different.

http://www.katc.com/story/34222624/pope-francis-names-auxiliary-bishop-of-los-angeles-oscar-solis-as-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-salt-lake-city

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