Media Statements and Events

MT--Diocese files for bankruptcy ahead of trial, Victims respond

For immediate release, April 1, 2017

Statement by Joelle Casteix, SNAP Volunteer Western Regional Leader, (949)

The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is just the latest to hide behind bankruptcy protection to avoid potentially embarrassing and expensive child sex abuse and cover-up civil trials. 

These filings are seldom about money. Instead, church officials filed for federal protection on the eve of a July trial to ensure that victims and the general public never know the true extent of sex abuse and cover-up throughout eastern Montana.

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GA--Bishop apologizes; survivors respond

For immediate release Thursday, March 30, 2017 

Statement by Barbara Dorris, 314-503-0003,

While we are grateful that Savannah Bishop Gregory Hartmayer has apologized for pain caused by clergy who allegedly sexually assaulted children, we are concerned that the bishop’s words do not match his actions.      

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