For immediate release: Wednesday, May 13
For more information: David Clohessy 314 566 9790 (email@example.com) , Anne Barrett Doyle 781-439-5208 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Three groups: Finn should not ordain new priests
Bishop was convicted for not reporting child abuse images
Last month, three years late, prelate finally resigned
But Catholic officials are letting him ordain priests & deacons
Organizations say his “continued visibility hurts parishioners and victims”
Three groups concerned about clergy sex crimes and cover ups are urging a Catholic panel to stop a convicted bishop from ordaining priests and deacons in two ceremonies later this month.
Members of the National Lay Review Board
c/o US Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Dear Members of the National Lay Review Board:
We are members of three organizations: BishopAccountability.org, the National Survivors Advocate Coalition, and SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are writing you today to express our dismay at the news that Bishop Robert Finn has been given special permission to perform ordinations of new priests and deacons in the Kansas City diocese later this month.
For immediate release: Monday, May 11
Michigan lawmakers are considering reforming the archaic criminal statute of limitations on child sex crimes. We hope they do. But even more, we hope they reform the archaic civil statute of limitations.
For Immediate release Friday, May 08, 2015
Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP President and Founder;
Victim of sex abuse honored
He receives prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Philadelphia man exposed infamous priest perpetrator in Chile
Now a US citizen, he heads global communications for a Global Fortune 500
Juan Carlos Cruz, a Philadelphia man who recently became a US citizen, exposed Chilean priest perpetrator, Father Fernando Karadima and is now receiving a 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor on Saturday May 9.
A prosecutor has disclosed that a now-imprisoned admitted serial child molester who is a Louisville native and worked in Louisville churches abused at least three Louisville kids.
We call on his former church supervisors and colleagues in Louisville at Southeast Christian Church to aggressively seek out others he may have assaulted. And we call on Louisville police to investigate whether any of those church supervisors or colleagues might be charged with ignoring, concealing or enabling his crimes.
For immediate release: Wednesday, May 6
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
Today, Archbishop André-Joseph Leonard of Brussels is obligated to submit his resignation to Pope Francis. We hope he does so immediately and we hope Pope Francis accepts it immediately.