The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Upset Catholics & sex abuse victims push archdiocese
Five groups to Cardinal: "Urge your flock to read new records"
They also want ‘honor’ revoked for George’s long time top aide
Church building is named after bishop who concealed clergy sex crimes
Groups also blast archdiocese for still hiding 49 pages of newly release deposition
Church officials should put link to long-secret records & deposition in parish bulletins, they say
They’ll also urge George to
In spite of this, a church-owned building is named after Goedert. Five organizations (SNAP, Voice of the Faithful, Call to Action, Coalition of Concerned Catholics and Companions in Hope, want George to rename the building. Honoring a top church staffer who acted recklessly and deceitfully encourages other church staff to do likewise, they say.
George claims the archdiocese is more ‘open’ now with clergy sex cases. If this is true, the groups say, he should urge his flock to read Goedert’s deposition to learn about and from the deceit, secrecy and recklessness shown in these documents. The groups want a short notice about the deposition and documents in each parish bulletin this weekend. They also want George to reverse himself and voluntarily disclose the 21% of Goedert's deposition that George's lawyers insisted be kept secret (with one exception: names of victims).
A user-friendly version of Goedert’s deposition and documents (with photos, links, etc.) is at http://www.bishop-accountability.org
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests