SNAP takes list of concerns to Archdiocese

SNAP takes list of concerns to Archdiocese

By Connie Leonard, December 9, 2016, WAVE News

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A week after a now suspended Louisville priest and former Trinity High School teacher is found guilty of inappropriately touching a child, SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is asking the Archdiocese of Louisville not to push for a light sentence for Father Joseph Hemmerle.

SNAP took its written concerns to the Office of the Archdiocese on Thursday. While SNAP representatives feel the archdiocese has improved education about abuse when it comes to adults around children in churches and schools, they still believe when it comes to priests, there's an instinct to protect at all costs.

"Here in Louisville, we've had over 30 some-odd priests who have been credibly accused, we've got  . . . 

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