SNAP to Hold Public Meeting on Chaminade Abuse Claims

SNAP to Hold Public Meeting on Chaminade Abuse Claims

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — An advocacy group for those abused by priests is holding a public meeting Wednesday to let the community air concerns about the mounting allegations against Catholic Priests at Chaminade High School. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests say it’s important for the public to know what’s going on.

SNAP’s David Clohessy says victims also need to know how to make allegations. “It is important for victims to break their silence. But it is important to do so carefully,” Clohessy explains. “Go to independent sources of support, like the police prosecutors, therapists, support groups like SNAP, instead of going — initially at least — only to church officials.”

Clohessy says when the Church is the only one that knows about the allegations, its easier for cover ups to happen.  Earlier this month, SNAP accused Chaminade of tak...

Read the whole story here: http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/02/14/snap-to-hold-public-meeting-on-chaminade-abuse-claims/

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