The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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Sex Abuse Victims Urge Bishop to Tell More About Abuse Accusation
“Continued Church Secrecy Hurts Everyone Involved,” Support Group Says
They Want Action, Not Words, On Recent Alleged “Misconduct” Case Against Priest
Catholic Officials Should Also Post Names of Proven, Admitted, & Credibly Accused Molesters
- be more ‘forthcoming’ about sexual misconduct allegations (including a recent case),
- permanently post on his website the names of all proven, admitted & credibly accused predators,
- aggressively seek out anyone who may have witnessed, suspected or experienced abuse, and
- urge victims and witnesses to contact the police, not church officials, and
- publicly support reforms in the statute of limitations, which protect predators, not kids.
Neither parishioners nor the public have been told when the allegation was first made, when the alleged incidents occurred, whether the victims were boys or girls, nor Corvarrubias’ whereabouts. Nor have church officials told whether or not criminal authorities have been notified.
Refusing to disclose such information, SNAP believes, violates the US bishops’ conference sex abuse policy. It also potentially leaves others vulnerable to abuse in the future, the group feels.
SNAP also wants Driscoll to make public the identities of all proven, admitted and credibly accused church employees and volunteers (current and former). Roughly 15 bishops across the US have done so.
Covarrubias has also worked in Glenn’s Ferry (Our Lady of Limerick), Bruneau (St. Bridget’s), and Grand View (St. Henry’s).
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests