Statement by Barbara Dorris of SNAP, 314 566 9790, SNAPdorris@gmail.com
Another brave adult has forced Catholic officials to admit wrongdoing in a child sex abuse and cover up case. Though we're very saddened by her suffering, we are also deeply proud of and grateful to Jerri Hubbard for having the courage to disclose her pain and expose church wrongdoers.
Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 314 566 9790, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday marks the 700th consecutive vigil held outside the Cathedral in Boston by an amazing group of caring individuals.
That’s no typo. They’ve been out there for 700 Sundays in a row.
Statement by Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director (Milwaukee) 414.429.7259
Survivors of rape and sexual assault by clergy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee today are grateful that Milwaukee Federal Judge Lynn Adelman, in an unusual impromptu hearing today, has directly offered to mediate the deteriorating four year old Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy case involving some 575 victim cases.
For immediate release: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, President of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (312-399-4747, email@example.com)
We are grateful for the court’s ruling that gives those victimized in state institutions more time. For decades, Ohio archaic, predator friendly statute of limitations have protected both those who commit and conceal child sex crimes. This is a belated but welcome step forward.
For immediate release: Wednesday, May 13
For more information: David Clohessy 314 566 9790 (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Anne Barrett Doyle 781-439-5208 (email@example.com)
Three groups: Finn should not ordain new priests
Bishop was convicted for not reporting child abuse images
Last month, three years late, prelate finally resigned
But Catholic officials are letting him ordain priests & deacons
Organizations say his “continued visibility hurts parishioners and victims”
Three groups concerned about clergy sex crimes and cover ups are urging a Catholic panel to stop a convicted bishop from ordaining priests and deacons in two ceremonies later this month.
Members of the National Lay Review Board
c/o US Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Dear Members of the National Lay Review Board:
We are members of three organizations: BishopAccountability.org, the National Survivors Advocate Coalition, and SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are writing you today to express our dismay at the news that Bishop Robert Finn has been given special permission to perform ordinations of new priests and deacons in the Kansas City diocese later this month.