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Clergy sex victims blast archdiocese

New web page compiles hundreds of pages of once-secret church documents

They show Louisville Catholic officials used “aggressive” action against victims

Local priest, who took over another KY diocese just last year, is implicated

WHAT
Using large projector for live AV demonstration, a news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will
--- blast the Louisville archdiocese for mistreating men and women who were molested by Catholic clerics,
--- criticize most harshly a former local priest who became head another Kentucky diocese last year,
--- disclose and discuss hundreds of pages of church documents about clergy sex crimes and cover ups.

They will also urge anyone in or from Louisville who may have seen, suspected or suffered any clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call police, expose wrongdoing, protect others and start healing.

WHEN
Thursday, April 21 at noon

WHERE
AT an office building, 2701 Lindsay in Louisville KY

WHO
At least five men and women who are members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org)

WHY
A Boston-based independent research group, BishopAccountability.org, has compiled – in a clear and user-friendly way - hundreds of pages of long-secret Catholic church records about crimes and cover ups by current and former Louisville priests and other officials. The documents show, in greater detail than ever before, just how harshly clergy sex abuse victims have been treated in central Kentucky.

CONTACT


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org