Survivors Network of
those Abused by Priests
Regarding Levada Post at Vatican
May 11, 2005
Statement by David Clohessy, SNAP Nat'l.
We're very disappointed that San Francisco Archbishop William
Levada is under consideration for the head of CDF.
In the San Francisco archdiocese, Levada has been slow to act, harsh to
victims and committed to secrecy regarding abuse.
A therapist who headed his review board quit in protest, essentially saying
church investigations of molestation amounted to a PR sham.
He has allowed credibly accused priests to remain in ministry even after
His lawyer has negotiated deals with local district attorneys that help
keep abuses cases quiet.
If Levada is chosen for this post, it will be an insensitive and unwise
For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President (312) 399 4747 cell
of those Abused by Priests