For immediate release Thursday January 23, 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)
A Florida jury has awarded $12.5 million to a man who, as a child, was sexually abused by a Baptist minister. Earlier, another Florida jury found the Florida Baptist Convention liable for the crimes because it refused to take minimal prevention steps.
For immediate release: Wednesday, Jan. 22
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 Pennsylvania priest has pled guity to felony corruption of minors.
When it's time to sentence this predator priest, it's important that the judge have a full picture of his wrongdoing. So we strongly urge Scranton's bishop to use his vast resources to reach ot ot others who have seen suspected or suffered Fr. Paulish's crimes.
We also urge anyone with suspicions or knowledge about his misdeeds to step forward now, help protect kids, and start healing.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 23 years and have more than 10,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
Victims want more prosecution efforts
For immediate release Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Statement by Kate Botche, SNAP leader (630-768-1860, email@example.com)
We are here to call on every Chicagoland law enforcement agency within the boundaries of the Chicago archdiocese to simply try harder to pursue Catholic staff who commit and conceal child sex crimes.
Detroit priest to be sentenced for child porn; SNAP responds
For immediate release Wednesday, January 22
Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, 314-503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com
A Detroit priest will be sentenced tomorrow for child porn. We hope he gets the maximum sentence.
Father Timothy Murray escaped prosecution for sexually assaulting a child - even though he admitted the crimes - due to archaic statute of limitations on these crimes. He has now been convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography and is awaiting sentencing.
For immediate release: Monday, Jan. 21 2014
For more information: David Clohessy, 314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com. SNAP, P.O. Box 6416, Chicago, IL 60680-6416
Trial set for predator priest
He was convicted before in 1980s
Now, he's accused of molesting again
Cleric was in three mid-Missouri counties
After leaving his Catholic post, he was a counselor
Accused cleric still on the job
He allegedly molested in Los Angeles
Now, his supervisors have sent him to MA
There, he's works as a chaplain in a shopping mall
For immediate release: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
For more info: David Clohessy 314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com
Father Daniel L. Flaherty, SJ, 10th Provincial (1973-1979)
2014: Chicago Province, Chicago IL
Flaherty had access to all of McGuire’s files as provincial (1973-1979). When he became provincial, concerns about McGuire’s activities in Europe had already been reported, and the priest had also been asked to leave Loyola Academy. Despite this, in 1976, McGuire received permission from Flaherty to teach at the University of San Francisco. Flaherty also lived at Canisius House in Chicago with McGuire after the latter's 1993 evaluation at St. Luke's Institute in Suitland MD and his 1993-1994 treatment at St. John Vianney Hospital in Downingtown PA. Flaherty was supposed to be a member of his support team at Canisius House. However, Flaherty testified that he wasn’t aware of the nature of the treatment McGuire had received, and knew nothing about any of the restrictions that had been placed on McGuire’s activities.
For immediate release: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Statement by Dave Groesch, 847-830-0707 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here today to warn the public about one child molesting cleric and nine complicit church officials.
First, Brother Damien Chong.
We don’t know a great deal about the allegations against Br. Chong. But they were revealed and posted on line by Los Angeles Catholic officials, along with credible allegations against dozens of other child molesting clerics – archdiocesan and religious order clerics – most of whom faced civil abuse and cover up lawsuits that settled.
For immediate release: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach CA, western regional director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (949 322 7434,email@example.com)
Pope Francis just rubbed salt into the wounds of LA clergy sex abuse victims and Catholics.
Maybe more than any of his predecessors, Pope Francis is keenly aware that images and gestures matter. So why did he concelebrate mass and privately meet with America’s least deserving and most polarizing retired Catholic official – Cardinal Roger Mahony, on whose watch hundreds of children were raped, sodomized, fondled and assaulted by hundreds of priests, nuns, brothers, seminarians and other Catholic employees, many of whom were deliberately and repeatedly moved and protected by Mahony and his top aides?