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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

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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"

WHAT:
Holding posters naming accused child molesters, clergy sexual abuse victims will publicly disclose the names of six current and former Southern California priests and one church lay employee who have been or will soon be accused of sexual crimes in civil lawsuits. Most, if not all of the names have not been publicly exposed until today.

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.

WHEN:
Monday Dec. 22nd, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Outside the San Diego archdiocesan chancery office, 3888 Paducah Dr., San Diego

WHO:
Two or three adults who were molested by clergy, and are members of a local support group, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

WHY/DETAILS:
This list of known or suspected abusive clergy is being compiled and released publicly for the first time, and will also be posted on SNAP's national website: SNAPnetwork.org and it’s local San Diego website: Sandiegosnap.org.

The group’s 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.

THE NAMES:

Etienne, Rev. Raymond
San Bernardino Diocese, DivineWord Seminary

Kurlandski, Brother Lawrence
San Bernardino Diocese, Saint Josephs Parish

Maloney, Father Thomas
San Bernardino Diocese, Our LadyOf Perpetual Help Parish

Munley, Father
San Bernardino Diocese, Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Parish

O'Shea, Patrick (Parish Worker)
San Diego Diocese, Saint Rose of Lima Parish

Sierra, Father Francisco
San Diego Diocese, St. John's Church

Vineyard, Father Barry
San Diego Diocese, No listing


FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT:

Jaime Romo of San Diego, SNAP’s San Diego Coordinator 760 519 0823 cell

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
www.snapnetwork.org
 


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