The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 22:
6 More California Accused Abusive Priests and 1 Parish Worker are Publicly Disclosed
In Unusual Move, Victims Name Alleged Molesters on Web Site
SNAP to California Bishops, "Protect Kids, Not Abusers"
They will also urge church leaders to:
- "come clean" now and release the names of all known and suspected abusive priests immediately, before the December 31st statute of limitations deadline for victims of abuse to file lawsuits.
- include those from other dioceses who are accused and worked here temporarily.
The groups goal is to warn parents and prospective employers about these men and their past criminal behavior, so that kids can be safe. The St. Louis chapter of SNAP recently took a similar step, posting the names of nearly 30 clergy who had molested kids (SEE SNAPmidwest.org)
The group will also quote from the Dallas Charter, enacted by all American Catholic bishops in June 2002, which promises "openness and transparency" regarding abuse.
Etienne, Rev. Raymond
Kurlandski, Brother Lawrence
Maloney, Father Thomas
O'Shea, Patrick (Parish Worker)
Sierra, Father Francisco
Vineyard, Father Barry
Mary Grant of Long Beach, SNAP's Western Regional Director 626 419 2930 cell
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP's National Director 314 566 9790 cell
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests