For immediate release: Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
For more information: David Clohessy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-566-9790, Barbara Dorris, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org, 314-503-0003
Victims to Bishop Johnston: “Make your staff see new film”
“Stop promoting complacency, start urging vigilance,” SNAP says
A victims group says Kansas City-St Joseph top Catholic official should make every parish and chancery employee go see a new film about the child sex abuse and cover up crisis in the church.
The highly acclaimed movie, Spotlight, opens at Kansas City area theaters today. It’s about how newspaper reporters uncovered decades of complicity in clergy sex crimes in the Boston archdiocese.
Leaders of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, are writing Bishop James Johnston about the film. Officials at the Washington DC-based US Conference of Catholic Bishops have also sent public relations advice to every US diocese about the movie.
For immediate release: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those abused by Priests (314 566 9790, email@example.com)
Does 15 years in prison for ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle seem harsh? If so, consider this: “police say they reviewed nearly 160,000 text messages, more than 27,000 emails, and tens of thousands of videos and images.” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt is right: “The level of perversion and lawlessness exhibited by Mr. Fogle is extreme.”