For immediate release: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003,bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
Two more central Pennsylvania priests have been suspended because of child sex abuse reports. This means that 31 Altoona-Johnstown Catholic priests are publicly accused of sexually assaulting kids.
Fr. David Arsenault (AR’-sen-oh) and Fr. James Coveney are on leave due to allegations that they molested kids.
Bishop Mark Bartchak’s announcement about this move was troubling.
For immediate release, February 6, 2016
Statement by Barbara Blaine, President of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 312-399-4747, firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Vatican says that as part of an advisory body, the (Pope's abuse) commission's members should not comment on individual cases of abuse and leave these up to investigators," Reuters reports.
For immediate release: Thursday, Feb. 4
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
Yet another church abuse panel is holding yet another meeting. Such panels have met at varying levels in the church for decades the results: extraordinarily little progress.