For immediate release: Wednesday, Sept. 16
SNAP backs proposed investigation of Cardinals
Group especially urges Vatican action vs. Burke
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790)
We applaud and support Catholic Whistleblowers in their push for Vatican action against two prelates who have protected predator priests. We especially urge top Catholic officials to investigate and discipline Cardinal Raymond Burke.
For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 15
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Newly named Kansas City Bishop James Johnston is no friend of kids or victims. His record on clergy sex crimes and cover ups is disappointing. Pope Francis has made another poor choice.
--Weeks ago, we urged Johnston to reach out to anyone who may have been hurt in Springfield by two predator priest, Fr. Michael Charland and Fr. Thomas Meyer, who’d recently been “outed” as predators in another state, but who had worked or spent time in the Springfield diocese.
For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
For more information: Claudia Vercellotti, Toledo SNAP leader (419) 345-9291cell Snaptoledo@aol.com; Claudiayv@gmail.com
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell, email@example.com,
Victims ask justice to cancel speech
She’s going to college with a predatory professor
Abuse group warns “Her presence endorses recklessness”
A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is asking an Ohio Supreme Court justice to cancel her appearance at a college this week where an admitted abuser teaches.
For Immediate release Thursday, September 10
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 are grateful for many things in the Jones County case involving a priest and a young boy.
We are grateful that the father of the young boy had the wisdom to call the police rather than contact church officials.
We are grateful that police immediately responded and arrested Father Jose Vazquez.
We are grateful that civil authorities will investigate further and attempt to bring other charges.
In about 20 minutes, using one website (BishopAccountability.org), we found ten proven, admitted or credibly accused predator priests who were “outed” elsewhere but worked in the Sacramento area. On 9/8/15, SNAP disclosed their names:
--Fr. Robert "Bob" Marsicek
According to his personnel files, his superiors repeatedly told him to stop hugging and touching children. In May 2012, Sacramento police launched an investigation of Marsicek after a woman reported that the priest had molested her two sons in the late 1980s and early 1990s while he was their parish pastor.
Fr. Marsicek’s direct supervisor is Fr. Joseph Rodrigues, who knew of the Sacramento investigation but kept Fr. Marsicek in ministry in Milwaukee. Almost a year later, Fr. Marsicek was put on leave after a parish school teacher reported that she observed him on several occasions inappropriately touching a little girl.