For immediate release: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Statement by Nicky Davis, Leader, SNAP Australia, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0422 538 440)
Survivors’ long wait for any senior church official in Australia to be held responsible for covering up widespread and systemic child sex crimes is finally over.
WHO WE ARE
We are child sex abuse victims who belong to a self-help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
WHY WE’RE HERE
We want to protect the vulnerable, heal the wounded, and expose the truth about clergy who commit and conceal child sex crimes.
We’re concerned about abuse by nuns because a disproportionately high number of accused child molesting nuns have worked and lived in Louisville. Abuse by women has gotten little attention and victims of women often get little compassion and considerable misunderstanding.
Nuns also change their names more often than priests so could more easily get access to more kids even after being publicly accused.
In very cursory Internet research, we found that the last nun on this list has been sent elsewhere and is teaching immigrants, a very vulnerable group.
For immediate release: Friday, March 13
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 314 566 9790, email@example.com
Four New Ulm Catholic priests have been identified as “credibly accused” child molesters but again, church officials ask victims to call them instead of calling law enforcement FIRST. That’s irresponsible and self-serving.
For immediate release: Friday, March 13, 2015
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)
We hope Vatican officials hire Pete Saunders to head an abuse office, but only if they're prepared to fully fund it and give him wide latitude. While we are unconvinced that the papal abuse panel on which he sits has much chance to make a difference, we support any move that decreases the role of clerics in dealing with clergy sex crimes and cover ups.