2004 Press Release Archive

DC - Abuse Victims Hold Event to Urge U.S. Bishops To DisciplineTheir Colleagues; SNAP Wants Foreign Movement of Predator Priests On Bishops' Nov. Agenda

MEDIA ADVISORY - June 24, 2004

New Investigation Finds Molesting Clergy Still Go Overseas and Minister On The Run From The Law, 200 Abusive Priest Are Sent Elsewhere

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SNAP & VOTF Call Upon Bishops to Open Up Sex Abuse Meeting

For immediate release:
Monday, May 31, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy (SNAP) - (314) 566-9790
Suzanne Morse (VOTF) - (617) 680-2131

Two Groups Call on Bishops To Open Up June Sex Abuse Meeting

Organizations Believe that Backsliding Must Stop

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MA, MO, NY - SNAP Urges Outreach to Victims of Admitted Molester

For immediate release:
Monday, May 24, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director, (314) 566-9790 cell
David Cerulli of New York, SNAP Board Member, (917) 757-1791 cell
Ben "Buddy" Cotton of New Jersey, State Director, (917) 715-6500
William Gately of Boston, SNAP Boston Co-Director, (508) 743-0297, (508) 524-4179

Clergy Sex Abuse Group Urges Outreach to Victims of Admitted Molester

SNAP Leaders Send Letters to Bishops In Three States

Ex-Brooklyn Cleric Sentenced to Life Last Week

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MA, MO - Victims Applaud Tough Sentence for Abusive Priest

For immediate release:
Thursday, May 20, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell David Cerulli of New York, SNAP Board Member (917) 757-1791 cell William Gately of Boston, SNAP Boston Co-Director (508) 743-0297

Cleric Admitted Hurting Kids In At Least Three States

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CA - Victims Expose Los Angeles Archdiocese Cover-up

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
Sunday, April 25, 2004

Group Details More Than 40 Molestation Cases In Which Mahony Knew of Prior Crimes

SNAP Disputes Cardinal's Earlier Estimates

They Urge Victims and Witnesses To Come Forward

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MO - Former St. Louis Priest Named Abuser in Alaska

For immediate release:
Friday, Apr. 9, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Coordinator (314) 862 7688

Sex Abuse Victims Applaud Bishop's Openness

SNAP Worries That Cleric May Have Molested Here

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NY - Victims Group Questions Investigation of Abusive Brooklyn Priest

For immediate release
March 18, 2004

For more information
David Cerulli, Board Member, 917 757 1791 cell
David Clohessy, National Director, 314 566 9790 cell

Bishop DiMarzio Keeps Three Accused Molesters in Ministry

He Needlessly Puts Children at Risk, SNAP Says

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IL - Sex Abuse Group Wants Abusers Names, Not Bureaucratic Process

For immediate release
Friday, March 11, 2004

For more information
Barbara Blaine 312 399 4747
David Clohessy 314 566 9790

SNAP Urges Cardinal George To Live Up To Promise & Release Names

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ME - Lay Catholics and Sex Abuse Victims Seek Names of Deceased Abusive Priests

For immediate release:
Thursday, Mar. 11, 2004

For more information:
Michael Sweatt of Portland, Voice of the Faithful - Maine 207-774-0227
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director 314-566-9790 cell

Two organizations concerned about the clergy sex abuse crisis have filed a court brief seeking to learn the names of sexually abusive Catholic priests who are now deceased.

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PA - SNAP To Pittsburgh Bishop: Victims Deserve Equal Time

For immediate release:
Friday, March 5, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy 314 566 9790
Barbara Blaine 312 399 4747

CLERGY ABUSE SURVIVORS QUESTION DIOCESE'S LARGE EXPENDITURE TELEVISION COMMERCIAL ON PRIEST SEX SCANDAL

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