MO - Victims challenge archbishop on child porn priest

For immediate release: Friday, August 30, 2013

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Archbishop Robert Carlson, through his public relations team, says today that his employees "pray for the safety and dignity of all children in our archdiocese and around the world." That's not enough.

More than two years ago, Carlson should have personally gone to Fr. Vatterott's parish, urging victims and witnesses to call police. He should do that this weekend. Tangible action like this is what will better safeguard kids.

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SNAP comments on two papal appointments

For immediate release: Friday, Aug. 30

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688 home, 314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

Pope Francis has made one new appointment and reportedly will soon make another. We’re disappointed with both.

The pontiff has promoted a Legion of Christ priest, Fr. Fernando Vergez Alzaga, to secretary-general of the office governing Vatican City.

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MO - St. Louis priest in court today on child porn; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, August 30, 2013

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688 home, 314 503 0003 cell,SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A young St. Louis priest appears in court today on child porn charges. We beg others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes to call prosecutors as soon as possible.

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OH - SNAP explains why bishop should “out” predators

For immediate release: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Here's why Bishop Murry should disclose the names and whereabouts of child molesting clerics:

-- Because that's what keeps kids safe. (Parents can protect their kids from child molesters if parents know who they are.)

-- Because just suspending an abuser from his job doesn't 'cure' him.

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Letter to Bishop Murry - Three credibly accused child molesting clerics

August 29, 2013

Dear Bishop Murry:

We are writing about three credibly accused child molesting clerics.

We want you to disclose their whereabouts, to reach out to their victims, to warn citizens and Catholic parishioners about them and reveal to citizens and Catholics in your own diocese the identity of the other credibly accused child molesting clerics.

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Letter to Bishop Campbell

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 

Dear Bishop Campbell:

We are members of a support group called SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). Our mission is to protect the vulnerable and heal the wounded. We are begging you to do this as well, by giving information to Canadian authorities about a proven predator priest who worked in your diocese. 

On September 4, Fr. Phil J. Jacobs will be sentenced for sexually abusing a Canadian child. Last year, he admitted abuse incidents involving boys in Ohio, claiming he wanted “to teach (them) to masturbate.” (At least ten children have said he molested them.)

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Letter to Bishop Murry

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

To Bishop Murry,

As victims of child sex abuse, and advocates for those victims, we urge you to act responsibly regarding the credible accusations against a deacon and teacher at a Youngstown Catholic school.

You claim that an investigation was conducted - in secrecy - and there was no evidence found. Yet another person has come forward to us - anonymously - reporting misdeeds about this individual who remains around children. 

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26 Iowa clergy sex abuse cases settle, SNAP responds

For immediate release: August 28, 2013

Statement by Steve Theisen of Hudson IA, Iowa director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (319 2311663, Ltreggiefan@cs.com)

Twenty six clergy sex abuse victims have settled child sex abuse and cover up cases against the Dubuque Catholic archdiocese.

I applaud each of these brave survivors. Like all who have suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups, they endure and continue to endure the life-long consequences from trusting someone in a collar or a habit.

Like a small minority of those who have suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups, they have found the strength to come forward, expose predators and seek justice. All Iowa citizens and Catholics owe them a debt of gratitude.

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OH, KY - Catholic coach arrested; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, August 26, 2013

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688 home, 314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A Catholic coach has been arrested on child sex charges. We hope this news prompts others who have seen, suspected or suffered by Catholic employees’ child sex crimes to step forward.

When men like Thomas Hansman are charged, often others stay silent. “It’s all being taken care of now,” they assume. But that’s wrong.

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25 Penn State/Sandusky civil sex suits settle; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, August 26, 2013

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Twenty five men have settled their child sex abuse and cover up lawsuits against Penn State.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/penn-state-settles-25-lawsuits-brought-jerry-sandusky/story?id=20069117

We have two messages to these brave men who were hurt by Jerry Sandusky: “Thank you” and “Be forewarned.”

Thank you for stepping forward, protecting others, exposing wrongdoing, and inspiring others. It’s almost always easy to sit back and do nothing. It’s almost always tempting to stay quiet and let others stick their necks out.

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MO - Victims oppose changing MO sex offender registry

For immediate release: August 26, 2013

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com

Missouri lawmakers want to suddenly remove hundreds of names of convicted criminals from the state sex offender registry. We oppose this move.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/is-it-fair-for-sex-offenders-to-stay-listed-on/article_f481ecef-de1e-53bf-8e0b-b3b9f064e78f.html

When pondering changes to the sex offender registry, there should be only one criterion: will the proposed change protect more children? And in this case, it’s just too early to tell. So we in SNAP favor keeping the registry unchanged until independent scientific research clearly shows a need to change it.

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OH - Youngstown clergy abuse victims meet this week

For immediate release: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

A self help group for men and women who were abused by clergy will hold a confidential support meeting in Youngstown this week.

The organization is SNAP “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests”.  The meeting will be Wednesday, Aug 28. 

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