For immediate release, February 1, 2016
January 27, 2016
Dear Bishop Conley:
We are members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org). Our goal is to protect the vulnerable and heal the wounded.
Recently, we learned that you have invited Bishop Robert Finn into your diocese and are letting him minister to nuns at Lincoln's School Sisters of Christ the King convent.
FACT SHEET ON HIDDEN GEORGIA PREDATOR PRIESTS
According to legal records, church documents and mainstream news accounts (mostly from outside Georgia) and other sources, these proven, admitted or credibly accused child molesting Catholic clerics have worked in Georgia but attracted little or no public attention in the state.
Because we want to protect the vulnerable, heal the wounded and expose the truth, we want Georgia Catholic officials to permanently post on church websites the names of all predator priests who have worked or lived – or now work or live – in the Savannah diocese and Atlanta archdiocese. (More on this at the end of this fact sheet.)
Information (and sometimes photos) of these men are available at BishopAccountability.org
For immediate release Thursday January 21, 2016
Statement by Megan Peterson, SNAP leader, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-684-0073
Our hearts go out to anyone who was molested by a cleric. If kids are to be safer, we as a society must welcome and support abuse reports no matter when they are made.
In our experience, often sexually troubled clerics are assigned to “special ministries” like prisons, nursing homes, and hospitals. We strongly suspect this isn’t the first allegation against this priest. We hope we’re wrong but bet we are not.
For immediate release: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, SNAP outreach director (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
New court records show that Nike dropped a plan to possibly produce shoes honoring Joe Paterno. We're grateful for this decision. But we hope no other profit-seekers are considering similar projects. Honoring Paterno rubs salt into the already-deep and often still-fresh wounds of child sex abuse victims, especially those hurt by Paterno's long-time colleague Jerry Sandusky.