IL- Victims News Conference re New Chicago Archbishop
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will:
– respond to Pope Francis' choice to head the Chicago archdiocese,
– make recommendations to him on what he should do first, and
– urge Chicago citizens and Catholics to remain vigilant and avoid complacency regarding the safety of kids.
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m.
On the sidewalk outside the Chicago archdiocesan headquarters, 835 N. Rush Street (at E. Chestnut St.) in downtown Chicago
Two-four adults who belong to a self-help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org). Some were molested as kids; others are concerned Catholics.
The group will offer perspective on Chicago's new archbishop and recommend some “first steps” he should take as he assumes his new office.
FYI - Lawyers who have dealt with Spokane clergy sex abuse and cover up cases include John Allison of Spokane, Michael Pfau (206.462.4334, [email protected]), Tim Kosnoff (425-837-9690, [email protected]),Lee James (208-667-0683, [email protected]), Blaine Tamaki (509) 248-8338, Erin Olson 503-546-3150, Lee James of Idaho and bankruptcy attorney Jim Stang310.2,77.6910 [email protected]).
David Clohessy 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home, [email protected], Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003 cell, [email protected], Barbara Blaine 312 399 4747, [email protected], Kate Bochte 630 768 1860 (cell), [email protected]