Media Statements

IL - Bishop makes absurd abuse claim; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, September 6, 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)

Controversial Springfield Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki is at it again. First, he claimed that child sex cases were the work of Satan. Now he claims that “of any institution in the country – perhaps in the world – I don’t think anyone is dealing with (child sex abuse) as responsibly as the Catholic Church has.”

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/bill-kellys-truth-squad/2013/sep/3/catholic-bishop-paprocki-anti-christian-bigotry-US/

How can he ignore the fact that one of his predecessors –Springfield bishop Daniel Ryan - resigned after abuse lawsuits against him were filed?

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AR - Little Rock clergy abuse victims meet this week

For immediate release: Friday, September 6, 2013

Little Rock clergy abuse victims meet this week

Organization works to "heal the wounded & protect the vulnerable"

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NJ - Two more NJ predator priests “outed”

Two more NJ predator priests “outed”                                                   

They worked in Newark and Trenton

And a settlement involving a third was just revealed

Victims’ group blast two bishops for “ongoing secrecy

For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

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Letter to Bishop Taylor

Sept. 5, 2013

Dear Bishop Taylor:

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 helping authorities prosecute, convict and jail two Catholic school teachers who face criminal charges for child sex crimes while working in your diocese.

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AR - Victims seek bishop’s help

Victims seek bishop’s help

Accused teachers go court next week

One pled guilty to molesting female student

And a fellow teacher didn’t report the crimes

Group wants Catholic officials to help prosecutors

SNAP to Little Rock diocese “Do aggressive outreach now

For immediate release: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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Victims blast abuse report by KC Catholic diocese

For immediate release: Thursday, September 5, 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)

As part of the carefully-orchestrated public relations campaign to restore his shattered image, Bishop Robert Finn’s staff has released a report that doesn’t protect a single child from a single child molesting cleric.

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Predator priest won't be locked up, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 4, 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 predator priest who worked in Canada and Ohio won’t be going to prison.

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Pope’s ambassador accused of abuse; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 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)

The pope’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been recalled after child sex abuse allegations against him surfaced in news accounts. But like all of his predecessors, Pope Francis is acting belatedly, secretively and recklessly.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/04/world/americas/dominican-republic-church-abuse-allegations/?hpt=wo_c2

It’s the same old, same old...

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Another NJ predator priest “outed” - SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 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)

Trenton’s Catholic bishop has kept silent for months about another predatory priest who has been just been publicly exposed thanks to a brave victim and a compassionate attorney.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/119d00fc180b4ea79c7630a48258abad/MA--Church-Abuse

The cleric is Fr. Vincent Inghilterra, who, according to the Associated Press, “was chaplain at Trenton State Teachers College when he allegedly abused a minor in the 1970s.”

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Chile- three clergy abuse victims sue Santiago bishop

For immediate release: September 3, 2013

Statement by 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)

We applaud these brave men who have had the persistence and strength to seek justice and protect others from harm.

Now more than ever we encourage anyone who has been hurt by Father Fernando Karadima to come forward and begin to heal. We beg anyone who has seen or suspected misdeeds by Karadima report the information to law enforcement officials.

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Milwaukee- SNAP challenges claims about Catholic officials and abuse

For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 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)

Today’s AP report about whether and when Milwaukee Catholic officials did and didn’t call police about predator priests is inherently flawed. It’s based solely on information from church staff.

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NM - Catholic bishop seeks bankruptcy protection; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 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 )

Shame on Gallup’s Catholic bishop for seeking bankruptcy protection. 

It’s a selfish cop-out when Catholic institutions misuse the Chapter 11 process to protect their secrets and deny child sex abuse victims a chance to expose predators in court. Make no mistake about it: that’s the real motivation here. It’s a lack of courage, not a lack of funds. It’s to protect reputations, not assets.

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