The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Statement
Statement Regarding Calls for
Resignation of Cardinal George
April 12, 2006
Statement By Barbara Blaine, SNAP President, 312 399 4747
We applaud these groups and any group that seeks to protect kids by prodding
George to resign.
We know so well the devastating pain and brokenness that results to victims and family members when priests sexually abuse innocent children. We are the victims who were raped and sodomized by catholic priests. Our families lives have been deeply scarred. We know that Cardinal George has heard and seems to understand the depth of devastation caused by such abuse. Yet, under his leadership innocent children have been left at risk of abuse. Whether the cause was ignorance, incompetence, irresponsibility or reckless behavior is unclear and immaterial. The bottom line is that Cardinal George has shown an inability to lead responsibly and with integrity. In order to save our church and to protect innocent children Cardinal George should step down immediately.
With the courageous statements by these groups today we hope Cardinal
George will do the right thing and resign as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests