For immediate release Friday July 10, 2015
Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (+1 312-399-4747, bblaine@SNAPnetwork.org)
Three young men have been arrested in Bolivia (and apparently held for 14 hours) after trying to deliver a letter to Pope Francis about a controversial Chilean bishop the pontiff promoted.
He worked at three Iowa Catholic parishes
He’s a “credibly accused child molester,” church admits
Long secret records about him were just released last week
More hidden documents will be disclosed in the months ahead
A Catholic priest who worked in the Des Moines Catholic diocese has been publicly identified for the first time as a “credibly accused” child molester and a victims group wants local church officials to “aggressively seek out and help” others who may have been hurt by him.
He is Fr. Paul Kabat. According to the Official Catholic Directory, he worked in three Iowa towns: Milo (from 1995 to 1998), Council Bluffs (1992 to 1995) and Logan (from 1985 to 1992).
Statement by Verne Wagner, Duluth SNAP director
We belong to a support group called the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). We’re here to discuss the newly-outed five predator priests who have worked in Duluth. We’re here to warn parents and the public about the two of them who are still alive. And we’re here today to prod Duluth Catholic officials to find some courage, do what’s right, disclose more information and take real steps – not cosmetic ones, not superficial ones – to protect kids.
Let’s start with the obvious, the simple and the pressing: One of these clerics, Fr. Charland, is a psychologist in the Twin Cities. Other than being a priest, could there possibly be a more dangerous job for a child molester to have? http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/07/oblate-names-released
FACT SHEET about credibly accused Oblate predator priests in IL & MO (7/8/2015)
Records about seven predator priests who worked in this area are being released as part of a lawsuit settlement. More litigation against their church supervisors is pending, so more information about them will be disclosed in the months ahead.
For immediate release: Tuesday, July 7
Archdiocese of Milwaukee making good its "spend down" threat to prevent restitution to victims of clergy sex abuse
Archbishop Listecki filing expensive and pointless appeal to US Supreme Court, deposing victims, and piling up the legal fees