NJ- Child molesting cleric from CA is now in NJ
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
Newly released church files about child molesting Catholic clerics show that a priest who sexually abused in California now lives in New Jersey.
He is Fr. DiPiri
Now living in a retirement home for priests in New Jersey, the archdiocese claims that DiPiri is on a "permanent monitoring system".
And why are Catholic officials only now releasing this information, and doing so only because they're required to do so because of a settlement of clergy child sex abuse and cover up lawsuits.
We urge NJ Catholic officials to come clean about proven, admitted and credibly accused child molester clerics who live or work in the state, regardless of where they are, where they molested and which Catholic entity signs their paychecks.
Secrecy around sex offenders protects sex offenders. Openness about child molesters protects children.
For the safety of kids, Catholic officials should start practicing, not just promising, honestly
Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com) Mark Crawford, Director New Jersey ( Phone: 732-632-7687 Email: email@example.com)
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.