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SNAP Press Release

As Pope is honored in Rome, victims outside churches in 70 cities, 7 countries

As Pope is honored in Rome, group hands out leaflets

“Outreach & Prevention” events will be held in seven countries

Victims and supporters ask Catholics & citizens to sign child safety pledge

In 70 cities on this weekend, they’ll talk with parishioners outside churches

WHAT:
As a deceased Pope is honored by thousands in Rome, hundreds of clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers to church-goers in seven countries and 70 cities, urging them to sign a pledge to report suspicions of child sex abuse to secular authorities.

WHEN: Saturday, Apr 30 and Sunday, May 1, (Times listed with each City Below)

WHERE: Address listed with each City below

WHO: At least Two-three clergy sex abuse victims (at each event) who belong to a Chicago-based international support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org)

DETAILS
While Catholics throng in Rome celebrating Pope John Paul II’s latest step toward sainthood, hundreds of child sex abuse victims will leaflet outside churches in seven countries and 70 cites. They’ll ask congregants to sign this pledge: “I will watch out for all the children in my church as if they were my own and I will immediately report known or suspected abuse to the authorities, no matter when it occurred.”

It’s available on line at www.pledgetoprotectkids.org

The group calls the fast-tracking of pontiff’s sainthood “a callous PR juggernaut honoring the man who presided over much of the on-going crisis.” The events are designed to “help keep kids safer and redirect some people’s energies into stopping child sex crimes and cover ups” “and “give upset parishioners, concerned parents and caring victims a productive outlet this weekend for both their outrage and their compassion.”

SNAP says that Vatican officials are “deepening the suffering of so many, by elevating a man who did almost nothing to stop bishops from ignoring and concealing heinous crimes.”

A full list of the cities and times of the leafleting events are posted at SNAPnetwork.org.

The countries include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, France, Netherlands, and the USA.

The American states include: CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV.

And the cities include: Albany, NY; Antwerpen (Antwerp)Belgium; Arden, NC; Arlington, VA; Asheville, NC; Athens, OH; Belleville, IL; Bellflower, CA; Boston, MA; Brisbane, Australia; Brugge (Bruges), Belgium; Camden, NJ; Candler, NC; Charleston, WV; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Corpus Christi, TX; Costa Mesa, CA; Covington, KY; Cuenca, Ecuador; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit (St. Clair Shores), MI; Eureka, CA; Idaho Falls, ID; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; La Crosse, WI; Longwood, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Metuchen, NJ; Midland, MI; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; Norwich, CT; Oakland, CA; Ontario, CA; Orlando, FL; Paris, France; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Quito, Ecuador; Rockford, IL; Sacramento, CA; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco, CA; Santa Maria, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; Steubenville, OH; Swannanoa NC; Sydney, Australia; Toledo, OH; Utrecht, Netherlands; Wheeling, WV; Wilmington, DE; Winter Park, FL; Youngstown, OH

Regardless of what the Catholic hierarchy does or doesn’t do, SNAP says that many victims will continue working hard to expose corruption, protect others, reform laws, warn parents and keep healing.

CONTACT
Melanie Sakoda 925-708-6175, melanie@pokrov.org, Tim Lennon 415-312-5820 (cell) sflennon@gmail.com,
Barbara Blaine 312 399 4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com,
David Clohessy 314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com


AUSTRALIA

New South Wales

Sydney NSW
Diocese of Sydney
St Mary's Cathedral
Gathering at Hyde Park, College Street, near the Archibald Fountain
May 1, 2011, 12:00-4:00 PM
Contact: Nicky Davis, Mark Fabbro
Email: nicky@nickydavis.com.au, survivorsclergy@gmail.com
Cell: 61+ 2 0422 538 440, 61+ 2 0411 390 850

Queensland

Brisbane QLD
Anglican Diocese of Brisbane
Cathedral Square
May 1, 2011, 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Contact: Sylvia Blayse
Email: editme09@gmail.com
Cell: 0457 151567

België (Belgique)/ BELGIUM

Antwerpen (Antwerp)
Diocese Antwerpen (Antwerp)
OLV Kathedraal Antwerpen (Cathedral of Notre Dame, Antwerp)
Handschoenmarkt
April 30, 2011, 3:30 PM
Contact: Lieve Halsberghe SNAP Belgium, Peter Saunders, NAPAC
Email: SNAPBelgium@gmail.com, peter@napac.org.uk
Cell: +32 475 910 918, +44 7977 975402

Brugge (Bruges)
Diocese Brugge (Bruges)
Basiliek H. Bloed (Basilica of the Holy Blood)
Burg 15
April 30, 2011, 11:15 AM
Contact: Lieve Halsberghe SNAP Belgium, Peter Saunders, NAPAC
Email: SNAPBelgium@gmail.com, peter@napac.org.uk
Cell: +32 475 910 918, +44 7977 975402

ECUADOR

Provincia Azuay

Cuenca, Provincia Azuay
Arquidiósecis de Cuenca
Catedral Metropolitana
Calle Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre
May 1, 2011, 10:00 AM and 12:00PM
Contact: María Palacios, Tatiana Palacios Hernández
Email: tattyelizabeth@hotmail.com
Cell: 593 9 8318324

Provincia Pichincha

Quito, Provincia Pichincha
Diósecis La Dolorosa
San Gabriel
Mariana de Jesus y Av. de la Prensa
May 1, 2011, 9:30 AM
Contact: Tatiana Palacios Hernández
Email: tattyelizabeth@hotmail.com
Cell: 593 9 8318324

FRANCE

Paris
Diocese Paris
Catthédrale Notre Dame de Paris
6, Parvis Notre Dame - Place Jean Paul II
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: Lieve Halsberghe SNAP Belgium, Peter Saunders, NAPAC, Isabelle Aubrey, AIVI,
Email: SNAPBelgium@gmail.com, peter@napac.org.uk, contact@aivi.org
Cell: +32 475 910 918, +44 7977 975402, +33 6 83 23 46 72

Paris
Diocese Paris
Jardin des Tuileries (moving to Place du Louvre and Centre Pompidou)
May 1, 2011, 2:00 PM
Contact: Lieve Halsberghe SNAP Belgium, Peter Saunders, NAPAC, Isabelle Aubrey, AIVI,
Email: SNAPBelgium@gmail.com, peter@napac.org.uk, contact@aivi.org
Cell: +32 475 910 918, +44 7977 975402, +33 6 83 23 46 72

NETHERLANDS

Utrecht
Archdiocese of Utrecht
St. Catharina Church
Lange Nieuwstraat 36 Utrecht
May 1, 2011, Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Bert Smeets
Email: info@bertsmeets.nl
Cell: 0031 (0) 6 25 26 20 36

USA

California

Bellflower CA
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. Bernard Catholic Church
9647 E. Beach Street (at Bellflower)
May 1, 2011, 9:15 AM
Contact: Joelle Casteix
Email: jcasteix@gmail.com
Phone: 949-322-7434

Costa Mesa CA
Diocese of Orange
St. John the Baptist
1015 Baker Street (between Fairview and the 73)
May 1, 2011, 11:15 AM
Contact: Joelle Casteix
Email: jcasteix@gmail.com
Phone: 949-322-7434

Eureka CA
Diocese of Santa Rosa
St. Bernard Church
6th and H Street
May 1, 2011, 10:30 AM
Contact: Loree Powell Consalvi
Email: lpwll707@aol.com
Cell: 707-499-5493

Los Angeles CA
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street (Temple & Hill)
May 1, 2011, 10:30 AM
Contact: John Chevedden
Email: jr7cheve7@earthlink.net
Phone: 310-896-6617, 310-371-7872

Oakland CA
Diocese of Oakland
Cathedral Parish of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison Street
April 30, 2011, 6:00 PM
Contact: Melanie Sakoda
Email: melanie@pokrov.org
Cell: 925-708-6175

Ontario CA
Diocese of San Bernardino
St. George Catholic Church
505 N. Palm (at D Street)
April 30, 2011, 5:15 PM
Contact: Joelle Casteix
Email: jcasteix@gmail.com
Phone: 949-322-7434

Sacramento CA
Diocese of Sacramento
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1017 11th Street
April 30, 2011, 5:30 PM
Contact: Tim Lennon, Rowie Quimson
Email: sflennon@gmail.comrowie@eaglescorner.com
Cell: 415-312-5820, 650-703-9014

San Francisco CA
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St., We will be on Geary Street side of complex
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: Tim Lennon, Rowie Quimson
Email: sflennon@gmail.comrowie@eaglescorner.com
Cell: 415-312-5820, 650-703-9014

Santa Maria CA
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. Louis de Montfort Parish
1190 E. Clark Avenue
May 1, 2011, 12:00 PM
Contact: Mike Woods
Email: MTwoodsHB@aol.com
Cell: 805-720- 2444

Santa Rosa CA
Diocese of Santa Rosa
Cathedral of St. Eugene
2323 Montgomery Dr
May 1, 2011, 6:00 PM
Contact: Tim Lennon, Rowie Quimson
Email: sflennon@gmail.comrowie@eaglescorner.com
Cell: 415-312-5820, 650-703-9014

Colorado

Denver CO
Archdiocese of Denver
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Comception
1530 Logan Street
May 1, 2011, 11:15 AM and 7:15 PM
Contact: Stan Current, Jeb Barrett
Email: stancurrent1@yahoo.com, snapdenver@comcast.net
Cell: 303-570-4075, 720-222-2412

Connecticut

Norwich CT
Diocese of Norwich
Cathedral of St. Patrick
213 Broadway
May 1, 2011, 11:00 AM
Leader: John Waddington
Email: jwadding@gdeb.com
Cell: 860-389-2301

Delaware

Wilmington DE
Diocese of Wilmington
St. Ann's Church
2013 Gilpin Ave. (at the corner of Gilpin and Union Street)
May 1, 2011, 10:15 AM
Contact: Judith Miller
Email: snapdelaware@yahoo.com
Cell: 302 397-1622

Florida

Longwood FL
Diocese of Orlando
Annunciation
1020 Montgomery Road
May 1, 2011, 6 PM
Contact: Kelly Gutensohn
Email: kjgute@aol.com
Cell: 863-510-2171

Orlando FL
Diocese of Orlando
Cathedral of St. James
215 N. Orange Avenue
May 1, 2011, 11:00 AM
Contact: Kelly Gutensohn
Email: kjgute@aol.com
Cell: 863-510-2171

Winter Park FL
Diocese of Orlando
Sts. Peter and Paul

5300 Old Howell Branch Road
May 1, 2011, 8:30 AM
Contact: Kelly Gutensohn
Email: kjgute@aol.com
Cell: 863-510-2171

Idaho

Idaho Falls ID
Diocese of Boise
Holy Rosary Church
145 East 9th Street
May 1, 2011, 9:00 AM
Contact: Tim McKenna
Email: temhomebiz@gmail.com
Cell: 208-524-4087

Illinois

Belleville IL
Diocese of Belleville
St. Peter Cathedral
200 W Harrison Street
May 1, 2011, 11:00 AM
Contact: Mary Ellen Kruger
Email: mek002@hotmail.com
Cell: 314-807-2372

Chicago IL
Archdiocese of Chicago
Holy Name Cathedral
735 N. State Street
April 30, 2011, 5-6:30 PM
Contact: Barbara Blaine
Email: snapblaine@gmail.com
Cell: 312-399-4747

Joliet IL
Archdiocese of Joliet
Cathedral of St. Raymond
604 N. Raynor Avenue
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: Barbara Blaine
Email: snapblaine@gmail.com
Cell: 312-399-4747

Rockford IL
Diocese of Rockford
Cathedral of St. Peter
1243 N. Church Street
April 30, 2011, 4:30 PM
Contact: Sandy Stilling-Seehausen
Email: Slstillsee@aol.com
Cell:847-987-8188

Indiana

Indianapolis IN
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
1347 N Meridian
May 1, 2011, 10:00 AM
Contact: Ceil Shelpley, Mary Heins 
Email: ceilshepley@att.net
Cell:317-260-0610, 317-370-6912

Kentucky

Covington KY
Diocese of Covington
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
1140 Madison Avenue
May 1, 2011, 9:30 AM
Contact: Kristine Ward
Email: kristineward@hotmail.com
Cell: 937-272-0308

Massachusetts

Boston MA
Archdiocese of Boston
Holy Cross Cathedral
1400 Washington St
May 1, 2011, 11:15 AM – 12:40 PM
Contact: Steve Sheehan, Paul Kellen
Email: Sheehan1777@aol.com, paulkellen@aol.com
Cell: 617-319-0477, 781-526-5878 

Michigan

Detroit (Saint Clair Shores) MI
Archdiocese of Detroit
St. Margaret of Scotland
21201 E Thirteen Mile Road
May 1, 2011, 12:30 PM
Contact: Matt Jatczak
Email: SNAPDetroit@gmail.com
Cell: 248-252-5410

Midland MI
Diocese of Saginaw
Blessed Sacrament Parish
3109 Swede Avenue
April 30, 2011, 5:30 PM
Contact: Kathy McCreedy
Email: kathymc2007@charter.net
Cell: 989-631-5899

Midland MI
Diocese of Saginaw
Saint Brigid Parish
207 Ashman
May 1, 2011, 6:00 PM
Contact: Kathy McCreedy
Email: kathymc2007@charter.net
Cell: 989-631-5899

Missouri

Kansas City MO
Diocese of Kansas City
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
416 West 12th Street
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: David Biersmith
Email: dbiersmith@imckc.com
Cell: 816-694-7762

St. Louis MO
Diocese of Saint Louis
The Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Boulevard
May 1, 2011, 12:30 PM
Contact: Barbara Dorris
Email: snapdorris@gmail.com
Cell: 314-503-0003

New Jersey

Camden NJ
Diocese of Camden
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
642 Market Street
April 30, 2011, 4:45 PM
Contact: Annette Nestler
Email: avkn63@yahoo.com
Cell: 609-247-2966

Metuchen NJ
Diocese of Metuchen
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Cathedral is on the corner of Elm Avenue and Main Street
April 30, 2011, 5:30 PM
Contact: Mark Crawford
Email: mecrawf@comcast.net
Cell: 732-632-7687

Newark NJ
Archdiocese of Newark
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
April 30, 2011, 6:30 PM
Contact: Mark Crawford
Email: mecrawf@comcast.net
Cell: 732-632-7687

New York

Albany NY
Diocese of Albany
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
120 Eagle Street
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: Mike Desantis
Email: mike3lt@yahoo.com
Cell: 518-860-0459

New York NY
Archdiocese of New York
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Fifth Ave between 49th and 50th St.
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: Mary Caplan
Email: Mcaplan682@aol.com
Cell: 917-439-4187

North Carolina

Arden NC
Diocese of Charlotte
St. Barnabas Catholic Church
109 Crescent Hill Road
May 1, 2011, 10:45 AM
Contact: Richard Heinkel
Email: Richard@HGRConstructioninc.com
Cell: 407-702-8688

Asheville NC
Diocese of Charlotte
St. Eugene Catholic Church
72 Culvern Street
April 30, 2011, 6:15 PM
Contact: Richard Heinkel
Email: Richard@HGRConstructioninc.com
Cell: 407-702-8688

Candler NC
Diocese of Charlotte
St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church
764 Asbury Road
April 30, 2011, 4:30 PM
Contact: Richard Heinkel
Email: Richard@HGRConstructioninc.com
Cell: 407-702-8688

Swannanoa NC
Diocese of Charlotte
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
102 Andrew Place
May 1, 2011, 8:15 AM
Contact: Richard Heinkel
Email: Richard@HGRConstructioninc.com
Cell: 407-702-8688

Ohio

Athens OH
Diocese of Steubenville
Christ the King
75 Stewart Street
April 30, 2011, 5:15 PM
Contact: Carol Zamonski
Email: SNAPcentralohio@yahoo.com
Cell: 614-447-2084

Cincinnati OH
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
325 West 8th Street
May 1, 2011, 10:30 AM
Contact: Kristine Ward
Email: kristineward@hotmail.com
Cell: 937-272-0308

Columbus OH
Diocese of Columbus
St. Joseph Cathedral
212 East Broad Street
May 1, 2011, 12:30 PM
Contact: Carol Zamonski
Email: SNAPcentralohio@yahoo.com
Cell: 614-447-2084

Dayton OH
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
St. Joseph's Church
411 East Second Street
April 30, 2011, 4:00 PM
Contact: Kristine Ward
Email: kristineward@hotmail.com
Cell: 937-272-0308

Steubenville OH
Diocese of Steubenville
Holy Rosary Church
208 Rosemont Avenue, (West End)
April 30, 2011, 4:00 PM
Contact: Judy Jones
Email: snapjudy@gmail.com
Cell: 636-433-2511

Toledo OH
Diocese of Toledo
Rosary Cathederal
2535 Collingwood Boulevard
April 30, 2011, 4:30 PM
Contact: Marcia Holtz, Mike Drabik
Email: emjsholtz@bex.net, drabikmr@yahoo.com
Cell: 419-283-7075, 567-277-6842

Youngstown OH
Diocese of Youngstown
St. Columba Cathedral
corner of W. Wood and Elm Streets
May 1, 2011, 10:30 AM
Contact: Jerry Arnal
Email: jerryarnal@yahoo.com
Cell: 330-718-6226

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City OK
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
3214 North Lake
May 1, 2011, 11:45 AM
Contact: Stanley Jezior
Email: eleanorjezior38@gmail.com
Cell: 405-886-8955

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PA
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul
18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
May 1, 2011, 12:45 PM
Contact: Don Cragg
Email: donaldc41@gmail.com
Cell: 215-218-8386

Pittsburgh PA
Diocese of Pittsburgh
St Paul's Cathedral
Fifth Avenue (Oakland) at Craig Street
May 1, 2011, 12:00 PM
Contact: Pam Erdely
Email: pammer888@gmail.com
Cell: 412-241-3225

Texas

Corpus Christi TX
Diocese of Corpus Christi
Holy Family Church
2509 Nogales
April 30, 2011, 5:30 PM
Contacts: Adolfo Aguilo, Jr., Barbara Garcia Boehland
Email: adolfoaguilo@yahoo.com, bhealinghands@att.net
Cell: 361-446-1023, 210-725-8329 or 210-723-8286

San Antonio TX
Archdiocese of San Antonio
San Fernando Cathedral
115 Main Plaza (downtown SA across from court house)
May 1, 2011, 12:00 PM
Contact: Barbara Garcia Boehland
Email: bhealinghands@att.net
Cell: 210-725-8329 or 210-723-8286

Virginia

Arlington VA
Archdiocese of Arlington
Cathedral of St. Thomas More
3901 Cathedral Lane
May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Contact: Bill Casey
Email: b13909@comcast.net
Cell: 703-568-3438

Washington

Seattle WA
Archdiocese of Seattle
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
April 30, 2011, 6:00 PM
Contact: Mary Dispenza, Scott Abraham
Email: mcdispenza@comcast.net, scottabe@hotmail.com
Cell: 425-941-6001, 206-633-3231

West Virginia

Charleston WV
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish
1032 Virginia Street, East
May 1, 2011, 12:00 PM
Contact: Judy Jones
Email: snapjudy@gmail.com
Cell: 636-433-2511

Wheeling WV
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Cathedral of St. Joseph
13th and Eoff Streets
April 30, 2011, 6:00 PM
Contact: Judy Jones
Email: snapjudy@gmail.com
Cell: 636-433-2511

Wisconsin

La Crosse WI
Diocese of La Crosse
St. James the Less
1032 Caledonia Street
May 1, 2011, 10:30 AM
Contact: Kathleen Collins
Email: latincatholic1@yahoo.com
Cell: 608-790-2374


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