For immediate release: Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
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)
Archbishop John Nienstedt is exploiting secular bankruptcy laws to protect himself and his top aides from embarrassment and inconvenience. This decision is not about money, it's about selfishness.
It's no coincidence that Nienstedt does this on the eve of three trials at which dreadfully damaging testimony by a range of victims, witnesses and whistleblowers would have been laid bare for the public to see. That's almost always the way Catholic church bankruptcy filings happen.
For immediate release: Tuesday, Jan. 13
Statement by Frank Meuers of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, email@example.com)
It’s time for students and staff at the University of St. Thomas to demand that wrongdoers are fired and a real investigation is launched into how much school officials knew about – and how little they did about – child sex abuse allegations against the popular, charismatic but predatory Fr. Michael Keating.
For immediate release: Tuesday, January 13th
Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, Orthodox Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175, firstname.lastname@example.org)
A website offering “Orthodox Christian healing and counseling” was launched earlier this month. According to the website, Seeds of Hope is a national, non-profit organization of licensed therapists who are also Orthodox. Also according to the site, these therapists will provide free, confidential counseling for Orthodox victims of clergy abuse.