Media Statements and Events

Australia--Cardinal Pell takes more criticism; Victims respond

For immediate release: Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Independent attorneys have concluded that the second or third most powerful Catholic prelate on the planet should have taken more action to safeguard kids from predators. We’re not surprised.

For decades, all across the globe, virtually every independent investigation into child sex crimes by Catholic clergy has determined that high-ranking church officials often hid, protected and enabled child molesting clerics. So too has Cardinal George Pell. 

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/31/pell-should-have-acted-priest-commission-lawyers

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PA--Investigation into actor/ex-Penn State athletes re-opens; Victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Orange County, volunteer western regional director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (949 322 7434jcasteix@gmail.com)

We are grateful that the case against actor, director and former Penn State athlete Nate Parker is being re-examined.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/movies/nate-parkers-past-surfaces-in-prosecutors-investigation-of-penn-state.html?_r=0

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