Statement by David Clohessy of
National director of SNAP, 314 566 9790
"The archbishop's proposal is immoral.
We understand his motivations, but they're selfish and coldhearted. What
wrong-doer wouldn't want to keep his crimes secret and his consequences
minimal? But arbitrarily demanding an rigid cap and severely limiting
the possibilities of trials is simply wrong.
For the children's safety and their own healing, these deeply wounded
victims deserve their chance to expose child molesting priests and complicit,
deceitful church officials through the time tested American judicial system
in a courtroom. The archbishop wants to prevent this, so his cover up
of sex crimes remains covered up."