The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Statement
Regarding Mississippi High
February 24, 2005
Statement by David Clohessy
of St. Louis (314) 566-9790 cell
We are very grateful that Mississippis highest court is giving sex crime victims the same chance other crime victims have, the chance to use the time-tested, open, impartial American justice system.
When the victims of horrific sex crimes are given their day in court, predators can be exposed, unsuspecting parents can be warned, vulnerable children can be protected, and wounded victims can be healed.
It is a tragedy that Catholic bishops even try to use legal technicalities like this to try and evade their moral responsibilities. We hope that Jacksons bishop and his colleagues will see this wise decision as a wake up call, and stop playing legal hardball with victims lives, with childrens safety, and with hundreds of thousands of dollars from generous parishioners.
For more information:
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests