Minnesota abuse victim compiles report on
By Kevin Duchschere - Star Tribune
March 24, 2004
to the Reckoning
Sexual Misconduct by Catholic Religious
The View from Minnesota
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A woman who was sexually abused by two priests in the Twin
Cities Tuesday released a report listing the names of all
Minnesota priests charged with sexual abuse in the last 30
years, along with the parishes they served and their criminal
Belinda Martinez, a founder of the Twin Cities chapter of
the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), said
that the work took her seven months to complete and is based
on newspaper accounts. Unlike reports already issued by Catholic
bishops, she said, this one includes names and places that
can be easily checked by victims "to help them heal."
Dennis McGrath, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul
and Minneapolis, said that the report contains names of some
priests who are dead and against whom false accusations were
made. People who want information on charges against a particular
priest may contact their diocesan office or, in the Twin Cities,
the archdiocese's independent victims' consultant, he said.