TX--Houston-Galveston survivors say "Please Help Us Protect Kids"
Please help us protect kids!
WHO WE ARE
We are child sex abuse victims who belong to a self-help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Thank you for reading this flier.
WHY WE’RE HERE
We want to protect the vulnerable, heal the wounded, and expose the truth about clergy who commit and conceal child sex crimes. Specifically, we want Cardinal DiNardo to ensure transparency of child sexual abuse and cover ups in his archdiocese.
According to BishopAccountability.org the following clerics are proven, admitted or credibly accused Houston/Galveston archdiocesan predators:
Terrence P. Brinkman Richard A. Edelin
Anthony Hernandez Gonzales Charles Guerra
Dale Anthony Guidry Fernando Noe Guzman
Stephen R. Horn John T. Keller
Jesse S. Linam William Hodgson Marshall
Vincent A. Orlando Juan Carlos Patino-Arango
Lawrence O. Pegeuro Dennis L. Petterson
Robert C. Ramon Walter Dayton Salisbury
Charles K. Schoppe Donald L. Stavinoha
HOW YOU CAN HELP
-- Ask Cardinal DiNardo (email@example.com) to post the names, photos, whereabouts and work histories of proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics on church websites, so that kids can be safer and victims can be healed. (About 30 US bishops have done this.)
-- Talk with anyone you know who attends or works at Catholic churches. Urge them to share what they know or suspect about child sex crimes with police and prosecutors (not church officials).
-- Visit Bishop-Accountability.org to learn more about the predator priests in Houston/Galveston.
-- Educate yourself about how best to react when child sex abuse reports surface. Read our suggestions on “What to do when your priest is accused” on our website – SNAPnetwork.org
-- Remember, most victims of child sex abuse tell no one about their pain. They suffer in shame, confusion, isolation and self-blame. All of us can make kids and churches safer by bringing up this difficult subject and simply asking our friends and family members if they were hurt as children.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Michael Norris 713-855-9178, SNAPmdnorris@hotmail.com, David Clohessy 314-566-9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, SNAPnetwork.org, PO Box 6416 Chicago IL 60680-6416, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.