PA--Representative calls for grand jury investigations of all PA dioceses

PA--Representative calls for grand jury investigations of all PA dioceses

For immediate release: Thursday, March 10

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Representative Mark Rozzi is right. Every PA diocese should be investigated. Virtually every grand jury has uncovered the same awful continuing pattern of deception and recklessness. If prosecutors use their bully pulpits, and beg victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to come forward we are confident that some recent cases will emerge.   

SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, bblaine@snapnetwork.org)   

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  • commented 2016-03-11 12:34:04 -0600
    WHAT ABOUT THE WORSE OF THE WORSE ALBANY NY CRIMINAL DIOCESES WORSE THEN ANY OTHEREVEN JANITOR GENE HUBERT RAN A SEX RING OUT OF THE SCHOOLAND FATHER MECURE WAS STEALING MONEY THAT WAS GIVEN ON SUNDAYS TO THE KIDS HE RAPED —-JAMES GALLAGAR AND OTHERS IN THE GROUP
  • commented 2016-03-10 21:18:47 -0600
    When you read this new grand jury report and the pain, suffering, heartache and destruction suffered across a lifetime for the victims and their families and consider the fact that almost all of them are denied legal access or redress for these life and spirit destroying criminal acts, every single elected official in Harrisburg, in the House, Senate and Governor’s Office, should make the elimination of the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse, both criminally and civilly, as well as a “window” of time for past victims to file civil action against their abusers the NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. Nothing is more important than the protection of ALL of our children across the Commonwealth of PA.

    Michael Skiendzielewski
    Captain (retired)
    Philadelphia Police Dept.
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