The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
For immediate release:
New National Group Unites Catholics in Cleaning Up Church Hierarchy
Launches Website Exposing Widespread "Compromised Clergy" Church Crisis
Organization Includes Former Nun and Former Pastoral Associate Who Became Whistle-blowers
Their web site - lampsforhealing.org - contains dozens of individual profiles (with more being added every day) of clergy who are:
- compromised by their own misconduct (inappropriate adult sex, improper financial management, etc.) or
- compromised by maintaining secrecy about the misconduct of other clergy.
The former nun and campus chaplain has a federal discrimination suit against her employers - a Catholic university and Pennsylvania diocese - which retaliated against her for trying to prevent priests' sexual harassment and misconduct of others.
LAMPS' founder has filed a federal EEOC and Missouri Human Rights complaint against the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese for her pastor's sexual harassment and retaliation against her.
LAMPS' leaders are convinced that the cover-up of clergy adult sexual and financial misconduct is widespread, hurting the healthy and mature leadership of many bishops and priests.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests