ROME - Bishops fail to meet deadline, SNAP responds
Almost half of the world's bishops have failed to meet a Vatican deadline to submit child sex abuse policies. That shows how little Catholic prelates care about kids’ safety.
These policies will largely be vague and unenforced, but the fact that hundreds or thousands of bishops refuse to even write them down and turn them in on time shows how little or nothing is changing in the church hierarchy's response to the ongoing child sex abuse and cover up crisis.
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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.