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MN--Priest in Duluth admits abuse; Bishop still pays him

For immediate release: Friday, Aug. 5, 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)

A priest living in northern Minnesota and who’s still being paid by Catholic officials has basically admitted sexually abusing kids in Guam. We urge Duluth church employees – from bookkeepers to bishops – to aggressively seek out others who may have be hurt by this child molesting cleric.

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2016/08/04/former-guam-priest-says-s-possible-he-abused-altar-boys/88058346/

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GA--Victims' group calls for ouster of USA Gymnastic officials re abuse

For immediate release: Friday, August 5

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, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Two USA Gymnastics officials should resign in the wake of a disturbing IndyStar investigation showing that they didn’t call police about reports of sexual abuse by coaches — relying on an irresponsible policy that enabled predators to abuse gymnasts long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings about their suspected crimes.   

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