MO- Carlson “finds” seven more abuse reports; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, Feb. 10

Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Midwest Assistant Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (636 433 2511, 314 974 5003, snapjudy@gmail.com)

Some say Archbishop Robert Carlson is now obeying a court order but honestly, virtually no one knows for sure. And we're upset that he now says he's found seven more credible abuse reports that he allegedly didn't mention earlier.

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NJ- Predator priest breaks his plea deal, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, February 10, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

We are sad but not surprised that an ex-priest has apparently broken his deal with a prosecutor by continuing to profess his innocence.

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Ok- Top Jehovah’s Witness officials may face criminal charges, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, February 10, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

An Oklahoma prosecutor is charging that top Jehovah’s Witness officials knew about but concealed allegations of child rape. We are glad that the DA’s office is working to expose these heinous crimes. 

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NY- Albany doesn’t have to release sex abuse documents, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, February 7, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

The Albany diocese will not have to release 40 years of sexual abuse records. 

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Albany-diocese-wins-ruling-on-abuse-records-5214411.php

The victim filed suit in Vermont, which is where the abuse took place. The priest Gary Mercure was based out of the Albany diocese. The statute of limitations is less restrictive in Vermont than in New York and the victim’s attorney showed through business records that the Albany diocese has close ties with Vermont.  

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HI- Testimony backing statute of limitations reform

David Clohessy, Director, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, (7234 Arsenal Street, St. Louis MO 63143), 314 566 9790 cell. (SNAPclohessy@aol.com

(Hearing is Friday, February 7 at 2 p.m. in Hawaii.) 

I strongly support SB 2687 and HB 2014. By way of background, I have been the director of SNAP for 25 years. Four boys in our family, including me, were molested as kids by the same predator priest. One of the victims, my younger brother, grew up to become a priest. Because he molested kids as well, my brother is now suspended from the priesthood.

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Vatican claims UN panel “gave more credence to NGOs” over church officials, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, February 07, 2014

Statement by Peter Isely of Milwaukee, board member of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (414-429-7259, peterisely@yahoo.com)

Papal spokesman claims UN panel “gave more credence to NGOs” over church officials. This is simply not true. 

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Poland- First ever lawsuit against Polish Catholic Church, SNAP responds

For immediate release Thursday, February 06, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

For the first time in its history the Polish Catholic Church is being sued by a victim of a pedophile priest. 

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Legion of Christ official apologizes; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, Feb. 6 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688 home, 314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A Legion of Christ official apologized to victims today.

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AL- Youth Minister charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A children’s minister from Alabama has been charged with over 30 counts of child sexual abuse. 

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IL- Archdiocese admits - 4 years late - another predator priest

For immediate release: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (312-399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com)

Four years ago, a priest was reported to Catholic officials for alleged child sexual abuse. Eight months ago, that priest was sued for alleged child sexual abuse.

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NH- Clergy sex victims seek more info on charges

For immediate release: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com 

Clergy sex victims seek more info on charges

NH church official pled guilty to felony theft

But amount he stole from 3 institutions remains hidden 

Citizens and Catholics deserve to know more,” SNAP says

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SNAP rebuts criticism of UN report

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A British Catholic, Austen Ivereigh, has blasted the United Nations panel that found that Catholic officials “still place children in many countries at high risk of sexual abuse, as dozens of child sexual offenders are reported to be still in contact with children.”

http://cvcomment.org/2014/02/05/how-the-holy-see-was-ambushed-by-a-un-kangaroo-court/

Let's take a quick look at some of his claims.  

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