Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

TX--Survivors appalled: Why did Bishop Burns suppressed critical information about abuse of minors at St. Cecila parish for roughly 6 months?

Survivors appalled:  Why did Bishop Burns suppressed critical information about abuse of minors at St. Cecila parish for roughly 6 months?

For immediate release, August 19, 2018

Statement by Lisa Kendzior, Volunteer Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter Leader of SNAP, the Survivors Network (817-773-5907,snapdfw@verizon.net)

Bishop Edward Burns, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, failed to notify parishioners in a timely manner that their longtime pastor, Rev. Edmundo Paredes, was under investigation for molesting three teenage boys in the parish a decade ago.  Rev. Paredes has apparently fled the country, but the bishop doesn’t know his whereabouts.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2018/08/19/oak-cliff-priest-disappears-after-accusation-molested-three-teens-stole-st-cecilia-parish


Victims want local PA county prosecutors to take action on Catholic abuse

For immediate release, August 17, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, President of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)

Just this week, a grand jury concluded that thousands of clergy sex abuse victims in Pennsylvania have yet to come forward. And separately, a judge ruled that serial abuser Harvey Weinstein can be sued - through an innovative use of a federal sex-trafficking law - even though most of his alleged crimes fall outside the statute of limitations. 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/entertainment/harvey-weinstein-kadian-noble-lawsuit/index.html


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