For immediate release: Wednesday, Jan. 21
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
Like virtually every other Catholic official, Francis pretends that internal tinkering with church policies will really help prevent abuse. It won’t.
Like virtually every other Catholic official, Francis treats this scandal as an internal matter. It’s not.
For immediate release: Monday, Jan. 19
Statement by Claudia Vercellotti of Toledo, SNAP leader 419-345-9291, SNAPtoledo@aol.com
We’re sad that apparently hundreds of adults are still planning to attend Bill Cosby’s upcoming performance in Sandusky.
Again, we urge these ticket-buyers to ask for refunds. That’s the least they can do to avoid heaping more pain on already-wounded rape victims. That’s the least they can do to show a modicum of sensitivity to the hundreds of thousands who have been raped by men like Cosby – popular and powerful but shrewd and sick men who usually evade detection and punishment.
For immediate release: Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
Archbishop John Nienstedt is exploiting secular bankruptcy laws to protect himself and his top aides from embarrassment and inconvenience. This decision is not about money, it's about selfishness.
It's no coincidence that Nienstedt does this on the eve of three trials at which dreadfully damaging testimony by a range of victims, witnesses and whistleblowers would have been laid bare for the public to see. That's almost always the way Catholic church bankruptcy filings happen.