For immediate release: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
A Newark NJ Catholic priest faces child pornography charges and a court hearing this week. We hope he’s convicted. We call on Newark’s top Catholic official, Archbishop John Myers, to aggressively reach out to anyone who may have information or suspicions about his crimes.
And we hope this news prompts others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes to call police so Fr. Kevin A. Gugliotta might be charged with and convicted on other offenses and be kept away from kids even longer.
For immediate release: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
Unusual child abuse suit is filed
It’s against huge, for-profit company
Firm does foster care placement across US
State agency found that it deceived foster mom
That led to a teenage boy abusing her grandchild
Then, the firm retaliated against her in two ways, suit says
An unusual new lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a boy, his mom and his grandmother. It charges that a huge, nation-wide company deceived a veteran foster parent, knowingly put a teenager who had molested before into her home, and retaliated against her after she reported that the teen sexually abused her grandchild.
For immediate release: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week, Pope Francis “snubbed” Colorado’s former top Catholic official (who now heads the Philadelphia Archdiocese). While we may disagree with the pontiff’s reasons, we are grateful that Philly Archbishop Charles Chaput has been given no further honors or recognition or power in the church hierarchy.
Widely respected Catholic journalist David Gibson of Religion News Service writes that Pope Francis’ decision to promote an Indiana archbishop to become a cardinal and head the much-larger Newark archdiocese “was also viewed by church observers as something of a snub to Chaput. Philadelphia’s five previous archbishops, going back nearly a century, had all been made cardinals.
For immediate release: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, email@example.com )
A Philadelphia-based group of nuns is refusing to admit that it ran an orphanage where a man says he was both sexually and physically abused as a child. We call on these nuns to stop ducking and dodging and start helping this victim. If they continue to stonewall, we call on Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan to insist that they step up, “come clean” and help this struggling survivor.
For immediate release, November 8, 2016
A priest who worked in Atlanta in 2012 and was the second-in-command of an influential international religious group—founded by another priest who molested up to 100 children—has now also been accused of child sexual abuse in a lawsuit filed in CT last week.