2004 Press Release Archive

CA - Catholic Archdiocese Admits Housing Child Molesters

For immediate release:
Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004

For more information:
Dan McNevin 415 341 3417
David Clohessy 314 566 9790
Terrie Light 510 517 3338

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NY - Canadian Sex Offender Active in Albany Parish

For immediate release:
Friday, Dec. 10, 2004

For more information:
Mark Furnish of Mechanicville, NY Capital Region SNAP Director
518-366-5842
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director
314 566-9790 cell, 314 645 5915


Canadian Sex Offender Active In Albany Diocese Parish Was On The Altar Just A Few Weeks Ago

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MD - Victims Rejected by Nuns' Leadership

For immediate release:
December 9, 2004

For more information:
Landa Mauriello-Vernon, SNAP CT Director, 203-687-8072, cell
Steven Theisen, SNAP Northeast Iowa Co-Leader, 319-231-1663 cell
Mary Guentner, SNAP Milwaukee Leader, 414-418-3191 cell
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director, 314 566 9790, cell

National Catholic Sisters’ Group Says No To Outreach Efforts

SNAP Vows To Keep "Helping Those Who Are Hurting"

Group Feels Molestation by Nuns Is "Next Wave" Of Clergy Sex Scandal

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NY - Victims Seek Investigation of Canadian Priest

For immediate release:
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004

For more information:
David Cerulli of New York City, SNAP Board Member, 917-757-1791 cell
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director, 314-566-9790 cell, 314-645-5915

Canadian Sex Offender Living in New York Archdiocese

Group Wants Community Notified and Outreach to Possible Victims

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IL - 14 Victims Settle Chicago Lawsuits

For immediate release:
Tuesday, Dec 7

For more information
Barbara Blaine of SNAP 312 399 4747 cell, 312 644 6404
Attorney Jeff Anderson (St. Paul) 651 227 9990, 612 817 8665 cell
Attorney Marc Pearlman (Chicago) 312 261 4554, 773 368 0142 cell

Abusive Ex-Priest Also Worked At Aquarium

Molester Worked in Four States

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WA - Victims & Lay Catholics Urge Skylstad to Meet

For immediate release:
Wednesday December 1, 2004

For More Information Contact:
Molly Harding (Spokane SNAP Leader 509-991-8834
Michael Ross (Spokane SNAP) 509-701 - 4730
Val & Larry Pember ( Voice of the Faithful) 509-684-6997

Group Wants Face-to-Face Sessions Regardless of Bankruptcy Decision

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NJ - Victims Protest Honor for Nun

For immediate release:
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004

For more information:

David Clohessy of St. Louis
SNAP National Director
314 566-9790 cell, 314 645 5915

Barbara Blaine of Chicago,
SNAP President
312 399 4747

Barbara Dorris of St. Louis,
SNAP Outreach Director
314 862 7688

Sex Abuse Victims Blast Catholic School

Ex-Nun Facing Molestation Lawsuit Is Honored

She Faces Civil Lawsuit For Assaulting Girl

In Sharply Worded Letter, SNAP Criticizes Principal

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US - SNAP Blasts Church Audit "Bait and Switch"

For immediate release:
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis
SNAP National Director
314 566-9790 cell, 314 645 5915

Barbara Blaine of Chicago,
SNAP President
312 399 4747

Barbara Dorris of St. Louis,
SNAP Outreach Director
314 862 7688

SNAP Claims Bishops “Deceived” Catholics Last Week

Fewer Than 10% of All Dioceses Will Be Monitored Next Year, They Say

Bishop Skylstad Asked To Push For Reconsideration

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DC - Abuse Victims Seek Consequences For Complicit Bishops

MEDIA ADVISORY
November 16, 2004

Abuse Victims Seek Consequences For Complicit Bishops

New USCCB President Should Disband Panel That Has Done Nothing

Seven Bishops Were To Determine How To Discipline Colleagues

Committee Should Be Immediately Reconstituted

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CA - SNAP Asks San Francisco Archbishop to Withdraw from Race

For immediate release:
Friday, November 12, 2004

For More Information:
Dan McNevin SNAP San Francisco 415 341 6417
Terrie Light SNAP West Coast 510 517 3338
David Clohessy of St. Louis SNAP National Director 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP President 312 399 4747
Mark Serrano of Virginia, SNAP National Board Member 703 771 9606

Group Doesn't Want Levada To Head Bishops Conference

SNAP Instead Supports South Dakota Prelate

Levada Gets Ripped By Founding Chair of SF Archdiocese Independent Review Board

SF Archdiocese leadership described as corrupt

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