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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex victims blast NY Archdiocese
"Callous comments re-victimize" the wounded, organization says
SNAP: “Dolan’s claim that Egan “thoroughly investigated” abuse is “laughable”
Self help group wants church officials to “work harder to find others suffering in silence”
It urges Catholic hierarchy to list proven admitted & credibly accused predators on website
They will also urge
In recent years, two high profile Jesuit predators worked and lived at Fordham in the Bronx. Two of them - Fr. Roy A. Drake and Fr. Eugene J. O’Brien – were never publicly exposed until one year ago, when a brave victim spoke publicly for the first time and released previously confidential church and legal records. This victim wrote to then- Cardinal Egan in 2005 about his sexual abuse and suffering. Egan never even responded to the victim’s report of sexual abuse at the hands of a NY Archdiocese priest. In addition, Egan hid O’Brien’s past and secret sexual abuse settlement with a former Fordham student when O’Brien was principal of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport Diocese, living and working among unsuspecting children.
Almost 20 Catholic bishops across the US have posted the names of predator priests on church websites. As a “bare minimum, first step” toward greater public safety, SNAP is urging Archbishop Timothy Dolan to do likewise immediately. The group is disappointed that he has thus far refused to provide this information to NY citizens and Catholics.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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