Media Statements and Events

NY--Victims blast NY Cardinal’s “compensation” plan

For immediate release: Thursday, Oct. 6, 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)

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan is announcing a unilateral plan to compensate clergy sex abuse victims. It’s too little, too late and designed to mollify lawmakers and others who feel justice should be dispensed by objective parties – like judges and juries – instead of by self-serving Catholic officials who are concealing heinous crimes.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Timothy-Dolan-Archdiocese-of-New-York-Catholic-Church-Compensation-Abuse-Priest-Clergy-396154561.html

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AK-Survivors disappointed in the Vatican’s choice for Anchorage’s new bishop

For immediate release: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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)

We’re disappointed in the Vatican’s choice for Anchorage’s new bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming (replacing Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz).

Etienne has shown no leadership whatsoever in the church’s continuing child sex abuse and cover up crisis.

http://www.cathstan.org/Content/News/News/Article/Pope-names-successors-to-retiring-Alaska-archbishop-Arlington-bishop/2/2/7312

For years, Etienne has continued to honor a predatory bishop, Bishop Joseph Hart, against whom at least six child sex abuse lawsuits have settled, Hart’s name graces a children’s home in Torrington Wyoming.

http://www.snapnetwork.org/snap_press_releases/2010_press_releases/021710_abuse_victims_challenge_new_top_wyoming_catholic_official.htm

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