MN- Alarming new disclosures in Twin Cities archdiocese, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

Six years after America's bishops pledged “zero tolerance” of child sexual abuse, the former chancellor of the St. Paul Archdiocese says she found about 20 clergy in ministry who were guilty of sexual misconduct with adults and children. 

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TX- Accused rapist given Cathedral job

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

San Angelo Bishop Michael Sis has quietly put Fr. Steven E. Hicks on the job at Sacred Heart Cathedral, despite the fact that Fr. Hicks was accused of attempted rape. 

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MN- One prosecutor joins call for grand jury vs. archdiocese

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

St. Paul prosecutor and state representative John Lesch says, according to Minnesota Public Radio, that “a call from survivors for a grand-jury investigation (into the St. Paul Catholic archdiocese) has some merit.”

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MT- Victims' phone line doesn’t work, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 2014

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

For almost two weeks, a toll free phone line giving information to victims of clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Diocese of  Helena has malfunctioned. 

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TN- Abuse victims mourn Seigenthaler's passing

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 2014

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

We in SNAP join hundreds of thousands of Americans in mourning the passing of a real hero, John Seigenthaler of Nashville. He quietly helped our group for years.

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LA- New stories shed light on Lafayette pedophile priest case

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 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)

Two new stories by Minnesota Public Radio – a ten minute piece and startling one hour documentary – shed disturbing light on the case of a Lafayette, Louisiana predator priest. Both are available now online.

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MN- Ex-Archbishop myth is exposed; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 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 new and startling one hour documentary by Minnesota Public Radio – titled “How three archbishops hid the truth about abuse” – is available now online.

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NM- Phone line for abuse victims doesn't work, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 2014 

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

For almost two weeks, a toll free phone line giving information to victims of clergy sex abuse in the Gallup Catholic Diocese has malfunctioned. 

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Rome- Pope estimates # of predator priests

For immediate release: Sunday, July 13, 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)

Today, Pope Francis called the on-going clergy sex abuse and cover up crises a “leprosy” and said Vatican officials believe that two percent of the world's priests are pedophiles.

Once again, on abuse, Francis talks when he should act.   

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OH- Honoring clerics with funerals, ball fields & street signs

Dear Fr. Ritter,

SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) in solidarity with the NSAC (the National Survivors Advocate Coalition) and the Voice of the Faithful, urges you, in your role as “Diocesan administrator,” to take action to correct what can only be seen as a series of stunningly insensitive decisions surrounding the case of convicted murderer and accused child molester, Fr. Robinson.

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OH- At funeral, Catholic official insults jurors, judge, police & prosecutors

For immediate release: Friday, July 11, 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)

Today, Toledo's top Catholic official needlessly and callously raised doubts about whether police, prosecutors, jurors and a judge wrongfully convicted a priest of murdering a nun.

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CA- Pastor deemed guilty of abuse by jury gets a new post, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, July 11, 2014

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

A California priest, found guilty of child sexual abuse by a jury, is being promoted. We are deeply concerned about this move and urge Catholic officials to reconsider. 

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