Media Statements

NY- Victims persist with case; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Thirty four abuse victims from Yeshiva University are asking the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to re-examine a recent ruling against them. We desperately hope the court listens.

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KY- Predator priest faces charges – 2nd allegation - victims outraged

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A Louisville priest has been charged with child sex crimes stemming from allegations by a second victim. We hope church officials take this more seriously than they apparently did after the first allegations were reported. 

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PA- More hurtful calls for return of Paterno statue

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests(314-566-9790cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We are deeply disappointed that thousands of people rallied in support of the NCAA officials decision to reduce penalties against Penn State. 

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LA- Houma-Thibodaux bishop makes odd claim

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach  Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

In an unusual and troubling twist, a Louisiana bishop paid an alleged child sexual abuse victim even though he doesn't think the accusation is true.

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LA- Lake Charles predator priest put/kept on the job

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A Louisiana newspaper has disclosed that a Lafayette predator priest was quietly sent to work in the Lake Charles diocese and still lives there now. Because Catholic officials hid the abuse report for more than 40 years, we strongly suspect that the priest is living or working among unsuspecting neighbors or colleagues. So for the protection of kids and the healing of victims, we urgently call on Lake Charles Bishop Glen Provost to:

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FL- Predator priest dies

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com) 

A credibly accused predator priest who lived in Ft. Myers has passed away. He is Fr Marshall Larriviere, who allegedly molested at least two kids in Louisiana. 

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Ireland- Ostracize retired Catholic Cardinal, victims urge

For immediate release: Monday, September 08, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

What now, since Cardinal Sean Brady has retired? To deter future cover ups and to avoid more pain - to hundreds of abuse victims and thousands of disillusioned parishioners - Catholic officials in Ireland and Rome should refuse to give Brady honors, roles, praise, or positions. 

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PA- NCAA officials to reduce penalties against Penn State, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

It feels premature and insensitive for NCAA officials to reduce penalties against Penn State at this point. If they've made real progress towards becoming a safer place for kids, that's great.

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PA- Pittsburgh child molesting Catholic clerics are exposed, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Midwest Assistant Midwest Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (636 433 2511, 314 974 5003, SNAPjudy@gmail.com)

At least 31 Marianists – including at least eight who worked at North Catholic school in Pittsburgh – are proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesters, according to an investigative report in today's Tribune Review. There are at least 157 accusers.

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MN- Fugitive Indian pedophile priest must be extradited to US, court rules

For immediate release: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Statement by Mary Caplan of New York City, SNAP Leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (917 439 4187, mcaplan682@aol.com)

Another Indian court has ruled that a fugitive predator priest must return to the U.S. to face criminal child sex abuse charges, according to the Associated Press.

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MI- Notorious predator priest buried

For immediate release: Sunday, September 7, 2014 

For more information: David Clohessy 314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com 

Notorious predator priest buried 

He was convicted of hurting four boys

Five of his alleged victims killed themselves

Cleric was native of & returned to Iron Mountain

A nationally-known convicted child molesting cleric from Michigan was quietly buried last week in Iron Mountain and a support group is urging anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes to “get help, speak up, expose wrongdoers, and start healing.”

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LA- Lafayette predator priest quietly sent to Baton Rouge; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.co, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A Louisiana newspaper has disclosed that a Lafayette predator priest was quietly sent to work in the Baton Rouge diocese. We strongly suspect that he is living or working among unsuspecting neighbors or colleagues. So for the protection of kids and the healing of victims, we urgently call on Baton Rouge Bishop Robert W. Muench to:

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