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For immediate release:
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween, say clergy victims, somber reminder of unregistered sex offenders

Asking Dolan to post this week addresses of Wisconsin clergy who sexually assaulted children

New legislation, however, would require by law that religious officials turn over abuse information

Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director, 414.429.7259

--View email to Archbishop Timothy Dolan--

In an email sent Friday to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin victims of childhood sexual abuse are urging him to follow state authorities and publish this week the names and locations of all unregistered clergy determined by church officials to have molested children and take steps to ensure a safe Halloween for children.

Victims are also urging Dolan to support Wisconsin AB949, the Clergy Sex Abuse Registry Law, introduced at the end of the spring legislative term.  

SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the nation’s oldest and largest self-help organization of clergy sexual abuse survivors, founded in 1988 with over 7,000 members in 63 chapters.   Visit SNAP on the web at

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