SNAP responds to PA Dioceses Receiving Grand Jury Reports

SNAP responds to PA Dioceses Receiving Grand Jury Reports

For immediate release May 24, 2018

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader: 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com


We whole heartedly agree with PA Rep. Mark Rozzi that Pennsylvania Dioceses should not have received the results of the PA Attorney Generals grand jury reports exclusively, and the public being kept in the dark.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/05/24/Dioceses-grand-jury-report-Catholic-priests-sexual-abuse-bishops/stories/201805240192

Parents and parishioners need to know who the known credible predators are so they can protect their children from harm.

Additionally, it is imperative that these reports are made public so that those who enabled and covered up sex crimes can be exposed and held accountable. It's a crime to sexually abuse children and it is a crime to cover up the abuse.

 (SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world's oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 25,000 supporters. Our website isSNAPnetwork .org

Contact  -  Judy Jones, 636-433-2511, snapjudy@gmail.com),Tim Lennon (415-312-5820,tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org);  Becky Ianni (703-801-6044, snapvirginia@cox.net)




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  • commented 2018-05-27 17:32:44 -0500
    It’s high time for survivors and the public to stop the silly complacency and protecting the church. These crimes have nothing to do with religion or any kind of spirituality. The are pure evil and need to be treated as such. Clearly there has been a lengthy. diabolical, systematic effort by the higher ups in the church to protect, and shush up these abuses. My brother and I were 10, 11 yr. old alter boys victimized by this. The archdiocese knew this priest was a predator. They covered it up and reassigned him over and over to unsuspecting and uninformed parishes.