For immediate Release, December 8, 2016
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790cell, 314 645 5915 home, email@example.com)
In an act of stunning callousness, Syracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham let an accused child molesting cleric “spin” an abuse allegation from the pulpit. Shame on him.
Last month, Fr. Paul F. Angelicchio, pastor of St. John the Baptist and Transfiguration parish, read a statement to parishioners saying he would be taking a leave of absence. Yesterday, however, Cunningham’s public relations staff disclosed that Fr. Angelicchio has been accused of molesting a child and has been suspended.
For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
In a new document, the Vatican says bishops should be careful about accepting seminarians who've been rejected by other bishops, seminaries and dioceses. We’re glad for the new language. But given the tremendous and persistent priest shortage, we doubt a sentence or two in some new “guidelines” will make any difference at all.
There is, however, a more effective approach. It’s called discipline.
For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2016
For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell,bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
Accused priest quietly moves to SD
After “counseling,” he sexually harassed a 22 year old
He allegedly “coerced” her & later fired her from her job
A civil lawsuit against him and his Michigan bishop is pending
Group urges SD Catholic officials to “warn parishioners & the public about him”
A priest who was found to have sexually harassed a college student and who faces a pending civil abuse lawsuit has quietly moved to San Diego where he works for a lawyer. A victims group want bishops in California and Michigan to warn parishioners and the public about him.
For immediate release: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, email@example.com)
Vatican officials are re-affirming their so-called ban on gay priests.
Scapegoating some adults protects no children. Behavior, not orientation, is what matters.
Half of our 20,000 plus members are women who were sexually assaulted as kids by priests, nuns, bishops and seminarians. It’s just wrong to assume or claim that most victims of child molesting clerics are boys.