Media Statements and Events

PA--Penn State officials plead guilty

For immediate release Monday, March 13, 2017

Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP, 314-503-0003 bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org 

Tom Curley and Gary Schultz both plead guilty to mishandling child sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky. We hope this brings some comfort to those abused by Sandusky. Many times children are needlessly placed at risk not just because they happen to be near a predator but because adults who knew or should have known the danger failed to act.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/03/13/2-penn-state-ex-administrators-plead-guilty-in-jerry-sandusky-abuse-case.html  

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Diocese postpones more abuse healing services to 2018: Victims respond

Statement by Joelle Casteix, SNAP Western Regional Director (949) 322-7434 cell, jcasteix@gmail.com

Bishop Wall’s primary job as the Bishop of Gallup is leading his flock, holding Masses, and healing souls—not attending conferences and fundraisers. Why is he not doing his primary job for the people who need him the most?

Wall seems to be very good at honoring obligations that make him look good. However, with this latest announcement, we see that he is NOT very good at honoring obligations that don’t make him look good: non-monetary agreements in a years-long bankruptcy battle, promises to update the list of 31 credibly accused abusers, and simple actions to help the healing of survivors of sexual abuse.

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