CA - Victims blast Stockton Bishop: Remove accused priest
- Despite second allegation of abuse, he remains in ministry
- One case against cleric heads to trial later this year, and
- Newest case involves young boy, police investigating
- Follow your own policies and the policies of your fellow bishops, SNAP demands
- SNAP to Catholics: Donate elsewhere until diocese officials protect kids
What: Holding signs and photos of themselves at the age they were abused, victims will demand Stockton Diocese officials remove a priest from active ministry who has been accused of abuse by a second child in four years. They will also:
-- Beg diocese officials to reach out to potential victims of abuse at every parish where Fr. Michael Kelly has worked,
-- Release Kelly's secret personnel file to law enforcement, and
-- Apologize to parishioners at Kelly's current parish, where children may still be at risk.
They will also:
-- Urge Catholics to donate elsewhere until Bishop Stephen Blaire can follow his own child safety policies, and
-- Ask anyone who has been abused, or who has seen or suspected abuse, to call law enforcement, NOT the church
212 N San Joaquin St (at Channel) in Stockton
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