MO- St. Louis event re Carlson deposition on Wednesday

In response to Archbishop Robert Carlson's disturbing deposition, the Association for the Rights of Catholics (314-837-0678) and SNAP are holding a brief news conference Wednesday, 6/11 at 2 p.m. outside the "new" Cathedral on Lindell (at Newstead). For details: Barbara Dorris, SNAPdorris@gmail.com 314-503-0003  

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MN- National bishops group should censure Nienstedt, SNAP says

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 10, 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)

America's bishops meet tomorrow in New Orleans. We urge officers and members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to censure - or at least harshly denounce - current and former Twin Cities bishops for the ongoing horrific cover up scandal there, especially Archbishop John Nienstedt, retired Archbishop Harry Flynn, and Archbishop Robert Carlson (who now heads the St. Louis archdiocese). 

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Mexico- Predator priest still missing, Victims respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, Western Regional Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (949.322.7434, jcasteix@gmail.com) 

A credibly accused serial predator priest is missing. The next step is clear: Mexico’s bishops must use their resources - pulpit announcements and websites and everything in between - to warn their flocks about him and beg those with information about him to call law enforcement.

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MI- Saginaw bishop must act; his predecessor is under fire

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 10, 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 a deposition released yesterday that's attracting national attention (The Washington Post, NBC News, the Religion News Service, and elsewhere), former Saginaw bishop Robert Carlson said 193 time he "couldn't recall" information about predator priests. He also made three other startling claims;

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Ireland- SNAP praises Irish inquiry into mother and baby homes

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 10, 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) 

The Irish government announced today that it would set up an independent commission to investigate all aspects of the mother and baby homes throughout the country. We are glad that action is being taken and we hope the commission is up and running and fully funded soon.

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MN- Archbishop: Are you helping other predator priests get new jobs?

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Statement by Frank Meuers of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, frankameuers@gmail.com)

Recently released Catholic records show that Twin Cites archdiocese officials helped a predator priest become a therapist and have continued access to kids. In light of this, Archbishop John Nienstedt should disclose which other perpetrator priests;

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Ireland- US victims praise suffering Irish mothers at Cork

For immediate release: Monday, June 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)

The brave mothers and children of another Irish Catholic center for unwed mothers are calling for truth and justice. We applaud their courage and perseverance. 

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MO- Stunning admissions by St. L archbishop in new deposition

For immediate release: Monday, June 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)

Three disturbing facts jump out from St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson's deposition – taken last month but released today - in a clergy sex abuse and cover up case.

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Ireland- Tuam victims should unite, SNAP says

For immediate release: Monday, June 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)

Like millions across the world our hearts ache for the families who have suffered and are suffering because of the stunning callousness and deceit by Catholic officials who ran the now infamous Tuam center for unwed mothers. We simply can’t imagine the horrors they have endured and the lifelong trauma that suffering has caused.

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NC- survivor of Irish Catholic orphanage speaks up

For immediate release: Monday, June 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)

A North Carolina man, who was born in a now-infamous Irish orphanage - in the news now because of a just discovered mass grave of 800 infants and toddlers - is speaking up about the pain it caused him. We applaud this brave man for investigating his past and speak up about what happened to him. 

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PA- Victims blast Chaput for “reckless” move

For immediate release: Sunday, June 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.com)

Another alleged predator priest – accused of both molesting kids and ignoring the molestation of a kid – is being put back on the job with no no explanation whatsoever.

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Rome- Pope has not met with victims

For immediate release: Sunday, June 8

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) 

It sounds harsh but must be said: It sure looks like the Pope cares more about cash than kids.

Last week, Pope Francis fired the entire Vatican financial watchdog board.

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