The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex abuse victims want priest disciplined
He misuses sacrament to keep pedophile info secret
“Ignoring wrong-doing encourages more wrong-doing,” group feels
Group also wants outreach to others hurt by recently suspended minister
He faces a pending criminal investigation; Bishop should visit his former parish, SNAP says
The group will also:
SNAP feels that Bishop Tod Brown should either disclose that Harvey did NOT abuse the sacrament in this way, or discipline and publicly censure Harvey for such a blatant misuse of his ministerial role. It’s irresponsible; the group feels, to let a serious allegation of such serious wrongdoing to stand unaddressed. To ignore the accusation would also violate Brown’s pledge to be open and transparent in clergy sex cases, SNAP argues.
And last month, the diocese ousted Jonathan Kim from his post at Corpus Christi Catholic-Christian Church in Aliso Viejo because of accusations of “inappropriate conduct.” SNAP is criticizing the Diocese for the announcement made in church bulletins, which was vague and misleading. The group encourages anyone with information about Kim to report to law enforcement and to reach out to Kim’s alleged victim and other victims of sexual abuse at the parish.
The group believes Brown should personally visit the parish, and any other church facility where Kim may have worked, and strongly prod anyone with information about Kim’s alleged misdeeds to call law enforcement immediately.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests