Statement by Mary Ellen Kruger of St. Louis, MO, SNAP Volunteer Leader and Chairman of the SNAP Board of Directors - (314) 962-0964 cell, MEK1234567@gmail.com
The past few weeks have been a difficult time for SNAP. Longtime friend and executive director David Clohessy has retired from SNAP, and inflammatory and untrue allegations have been made against SNAP in a lawsuit filed in Chicago, Illinois last week.
The Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests PO Box 56539 Saint Louis MO 63156
The Most Reverend James V. Johnston, Jr.
Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph
20 West Ninth Street Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Dear Bishop Johnston,
We are members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests; victims’ advocates; and supporters of victims of child sexual abuse.
We are writing you today because of the situation at St. Patrick’s parish, where you recently banned a 70-year-old volunteer after his more than 20-year history of inappropriate behavior with children. A letter about the man became public last week in an article in the Kansas City Star.