Regarding Extradition of Priest
July 28, 2006
Statement by David Clohessy of
St. Louis, SNAP national director 314 566 9790
We're thrilled by this ruling. We're grateful that this dangerous man
is one step closer to being locked up. We're thankful that kids may be
safer because of this court decision.
Salvatorian officials needlessly put innocent children at risk by protecting
Henn in the literal and figurative center of Catholicism, where his exalted
status as a priest and a daily deluge of devout tourists create an abusive
It's also a shame that the legal system moves so slowly and that Henn
was able to evade the law for so long.
When American prosecutors show some courage and make an effort, many times
abusive priests can be brought to justice. But first, law enforcement
officials have to overcome their fear of and deference toward church officials,
and look at abusive and complicit clergy just like other criminals.