2004 Press Release Archive

MI - Victims Urge Detroit Cardinal to Fight Fair

For immediate release:
Friday, Oct. 29, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790 c
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP President 312 399 4747
William McAlary of Detroit, SNAP Detroit Director 248 705 3476

They Ask Cardinal To Drop Motion Before Next Week's Court Hearing

Group Objects To Use of Legal Technicalities

In Sharply Worded Letter, SNAP Blasts "Hardball" Approach

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OK - Unusual Tulsa Abuse Trial Ends

For immediate release:
Monday, Oct. 18

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790 c,
Janet Patterson of Conway Springs KS, SNAP National Board Member 620 456 2330
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP President 312 399 4747

Accused Cleric Fails With Slander Lawsuit

Spends $¼ Million But Doesn't Get Vindication He Sought

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CA - Ruling Due on California Abuse Cases

For immediate release:
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004

For more information:
Rick Simons of Hayward (attorney) 510 582 1080 cell
Larry Drivon of Stockton (attorney) 209 969 0982 cell
David Clohessy of St. Louis (SNAP) 314 566 9790 cell or 314 645 5915

Tentative Ruling Issued That May Open Secret Records

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IL - Victims Meet with National Nuns Leadership

For immediate release:
Monday, October 4, 2004

For more information:
Landa Mauriello-Vernon, Hamden, CT, SNAP CT Director, cell (203) 687-8072
Steve Theisen, Hudson, Iowa, North-East Iowa Co-founder, SNAP, cell (319) 231-1663
Mary Guentner, Milwaukee, WI, SNAP Milwaukee Leader, cell, (414) 418-3191
Gabrielle Azzaro, Cardiff by the Sea, CA, SNAP San Diego Leader, cell, (619) 885-0544
David Clohessy, St. Louis, MO, SNAP National Director cell (314) 566-9790
Barbara Blaine, Chicago, IL, SNAP President cell (312) 399-4747

Support Group Wants Catholic Sisters To Help Reach Out

SNAP Challenges Individual Orders of Women Religious to Act Now

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ME - SNAP Wants Trial for Maine Victim

For immediate release:
Friday, September 24, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President 312 399 4747

SNAP Urges Maine Bishop Not to Interfere

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CT - SNAP Holds Connecticut Conference

For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2004

CONTACT:
Landa Mauriello-Vernon, SNAP CT, State Director, cell: 203-687-8072
David Cerulli, SNAP Board Member, NYC Director, cell: 917-757-1791
Mark Serrano, SNAP Board Member, Mid-Atlantic Director, cell: 703-727-4940
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director, cell: 314-566-9790

"REACHING OUT BEYOND OUR BORDERS"

SNAP leaders and supporters from several states meet in Connecticut

Presentation of the "Survivors Lifeline Award" to Jim Alvord

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MO - Amidst Controversy, Missouri Center Takes in Abusive Brother

For immediate release:
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director (314) 566 9790 cell
Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Coordinator (314) 862 7688
Mary Grant of Long Beach CA, SNAP Southwestern Regional Director (626) 419 2930

For 2nd Time in 2 Weeks, A Molesting Cleric Moves Here

Both Men Have Admitted Molesting Boys

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CA - SNAP Urges Cardinal Mahony to Cancel Mass Event with Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004

For more information:
Mary Grant of Long Beach, SNAP Southwestern Regional Director (626) 419-2930 cell Manny Vega of Ventura, SNAP Leader (805) 207-9027 cell (bilingual/Spanish)
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790

Group Worries Special Mass Will Deter Reporting of Abuse

Mahony To Bless Police Officers’ Badges

SNAP Fears Fewer Victims Will Come Forward

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NJ - Victims React to Statements by Admitted Molester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 26, 2004

Contact:
Mark Serrano, SNAP Board Member, cell: 703-727-4940
Matt Kelly, SNAP-NJ Communications Director, cell: 973-714-8099
Patricia Serrano, Founder, Healing Our Survivors Together (www.healingtogether.org) cell: (201) 715-6510

CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS REACT TO STATEMENTS BY ADMITTED PRIEST-CHILD MOLESTER

CALL ON COURT TO ALLOW LAWSUITS TO PROCEED

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ME - Victims Urge Maine Review Board Member to Resign

For immediate release:
Thursday, August 19, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President 312 399 4747

They Also Seek Chance To Speak To Maine Parish

Former Chancery Official Is At Center of Controversy

He's Accused Of Covering Up Molestation Charges Against Priest

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