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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Monday, December 8, 2008
Clergy sex abuse victims challenge diocese to do more
Make openness' and prevention top priorities, they say
Group wants offenders' names & photos posted on church web site
SNAP: "Disclose whereabouts & supervision of potentially dangerous clerics
Self help group urges bishop to actively seek out & welcome undisclosed victims
SNAP to bishop: "Kids need & Catholics deserve transparent action, not words"
Organization blasts church officials for refusing to consider reforms during talks
They want Springfield's bishop to take specific abuse prevention steps, including
They also want the bishop to personally visit each parish where a molester worked, give details to the parishioners, and emphatically prod victims and witnesses to contact police about any alleged crimes or misdeeds by the clerics.
These moves, SNAP emphasizes, should have been taken long ago. At least one victim during the recent settlement discussions wanted such reforms to be considered but was told they would not be.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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