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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Child sex abuse victims to leaflet parishioners leaving Mass
Their fliers warn families about alleged child molesting priest
He’s in a parish today even though bishop’s panel wants him ousted
Support group says Santa Rosa’s top Catholic official “endangers kids”
SNAP urges parishioners to “donate elsewhere” until “children are safer”
The group leaflets publicly call on
But Bishop Daniel Walsh refuses to oust the controversial, credibly accused predator priest and refuses to explain why. SNAP believes this puts kids in harm’s way, and that Catholics should donate elsewhere until Walsh ousts Alzugaray.
A civil child sex abuse lawsuit against Alzugaray settled in 2007 for $2 million. His victim is Erin Brady of the Los Angeles area. Alzugaray worked in that archdiocese for a while.
SNAP considers Walsh among the worst bishops in the US, because of this case and others, including Fr. Xavier Ochoa, who was able to escape law enforcement by fleeing to Mexico before Walsh and his staff called police. Walsh was later disciplined for his failure to act responsibly.
Now more than ever, SNAP is urging anyone with information about crimes or misdeeds by Alzugaray to come forward, call police and get help from independent sources (not church officials).
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests