The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Clergy sex abuse victims are "outraged"
They demand local archbishop punish principal
In a letter, Catholic school president outed molestation victim
Its amean-spirited move to intimidate others who are in pain SNAP says
Group believes church officials want to scare witnesses & whistleblowers too
The man filed the suit anonymously, as most victims of sex crimes almost always do.
That same day, Cretin-Derham Hall principal Richard R. Engler sent a letter to alums naming the victim.
SNAP believes this was a deliberate attempt to intimidate victims, witnesses and whistleblowers into staying silent. The group wants Archbishop John Nienstedt to publicly punish Engler and make a strong statement throughout the archdiocese that other church workers will be fired for such callousness and insensitivity.
Catholic officials can't have it both ways, SNAP says. They can't urge victims to come forward and promise them help, while letting church employees attack victims or violate their privacy.
In 1970, Rose molested the then-teenaged boy at the Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.
In the 1960s, Rose repeatedly molested a different teenager at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, MN. Church and school officials let Rose work there, despite earlier reports, that Rose sexually abused at least one other child at the school.
In 2003, Rose was named in a civil suit as having abused a third boy on ski trip in 1982. In 2004, that suit was settled for $1 million. In 1983, church officials moved Rose back to Minnesota when allegations publicly surfaced that he was an molester.
The lawsuit charges three Catholic institutions (the Christian Brothers of the Midwest, The Christian Brothers of Minnesota and Cretin-Derham) with fraud. It was filed in Ramsey County Circuit Court. The Christian Brothers regional headquarters is in Chicago and their local headquarters is at 1883 Laurel Avenue in St. Paul.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests