Media Statements and Events

MD--Catholic volunteer is arrested on child sex charges

For immediate release: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003 cell,

A Catholic church volunteer has been arrested on child sexual abuse. Now Baltimore Archbishop William Lori must act. If he doesn’t other church staff and members should.

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NY--Victims blast new Rockville Centre bishop

For immediate release, December 9, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790cell, 314 645 5915 home,

Allentown’s bishop shouldn’t be promoted, especially not to Long Island which has suffered under a terrible bishop for years.

Just three months ago, Rockville Centre’s new bishop lied – or let one of his staff lie – to parishioners. They were told Fr. John Stephen Mraz stepped down because of “medical issues.” In fact, he’d been caught with child pornography. (He’s expected to plead guilty.)

Yet neither Bishop John O. Barres nor any of his staff were disciplined or even apologized for leading their flock.

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