SNAP Blasts Vatican Report on Defrocking Abusers
For immediate release:
Monday, Feb. 23, 2004
For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis MO, National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Mark Serrano of Leesburg VA, Board Member (703) 771 9606, 703 727 4940 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago IL, President (312) 399-4747 cell
Peter Isely of Milwaukee WI, Board Member (414) 963 8617, (414) 429 7259
David Cerulli of New York NY, Board Member (917) 757 1791
Mary Grant of Long Beach CA, Board Member (626) 419 2930
Terrie Light of San Francisco CA, Board Member (510) 517 3888
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.