2004 Press Release Archive

IL - Group Wants Southside Chicago Pastor Disciplined

For immediate release:
March 4, 2004

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

He Allowed Accused and Suspended Priest Back Into Parish

SNAP Urges Cardinal To Enforce Zero Tolerance Policy

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MI - Victims to Cardinal: Keep Your Promises

For immediate release:
Tuesday, March 2, 2004

For more information:
Bill McAlary of SNAP Metro -Detroit (248) 705-3416
David Clohessy of St. Louis MO, National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago IL, President (312) 399 4747 cell

Group Calls For Prompt Action and Real Outreach From Archdiocese

The Detroit chapter of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is calling Archbishop Adam Cardinal Maida to stick to his word regarding abusive clergy.

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MA - SNAP Asks Massachusetts AG to Investigate Springfield Diocese

For immediate release:
March 1, 2004

For more information:
Peter Pollard SNAP Springfield Coordinator
413-247-3271 / 413-335-9969

Last Friday, Springfield SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) formally asked Attorney General Thomas Reilly to open a criminal investigation of the Springfield Diocese and its handling of sexual abuse by diocesan priests.

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DC - SNAP To Hold Washington, D.C. Press Conferences Friday, February 27th

For immediate release:
Thursday, February 26, 2004

What:
Holding signs, clergy molestation victims will discuss a first-ever nationwide self-survey of bishops on the sexual abuse crisis, and assess what happens next.

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Sex Abuse Victims Excluded From Nationally Televised Program

For immediate release:
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004

SNAP Asks Catholic University, EWTN To Put Victim On Tomorrow's Panel

Leaders of a nation-wide support group for clergy abuse victims are asking for "just one seat at the table" in a nationally televised discussion tomorrow night about the Catholic sex abuse scandal.

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SNAP Support Group Meetings

For immediate release:
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Alaska, Anchorage

Tom - 907-229-4131

Fairview Community Center
10th and Karluk Avenue

Media invited at 7:30 PM
Media please contact Tom before coming

Estimated attendance: 5

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ME - Maine AG Finds Diocese Put Kids "At Risk of Abuse"

For immediate release:
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis MO, National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Mark Serrano of Leesburg VA, Board Member (703) 771 9606, (703) 727 4940 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago IL, President (312) 399 4747 cell

New Report Says 65 Clergy/Church Workers Were Accused

Bishop's Self-Reported Figures Contradict AG's Findings

SNAP Calls On Witnesses & Other Victims To Come Forward

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Sex Abuse Victims Hold Support Group Meetings in Dozens of Cities

For immediate release:
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis MO, National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Mark Serrano of Leesburg VA, Board Member (703) 771 9606, (703) 727 4940 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago IL, President (312) 399 4747 cell
Peter Isely of Milwaukee WI, Board Member (414) 963 8617, (414) 429 7259
Mary Grant of Long Beach CA, Board Member (626) 419 2930

On the eve of a new self-survey from America's Catholic bishops on sexual abuse, the nation's largest self-help group for clergy molestation victims today announced that it will hold support group meetings in dozens of cities tomorrow night. Selected news media will be invited to attend part of the sessions.

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SNAP Blasts Vatican Report on Defrocking Abusers

For immediate release:
Monday, Feb. 23, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis MO, National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Mark Serrano of Leesburg VA, Board Member (703) 771 9606, 703 727 4940 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago IL, President (312) 399-4747 cell
Peter Isely of Milwaukee WI, Board Member (414) 963 8617, (414) 429 7259
David Cerulli of New York NY, Board Member (917) 757 1791
Mary Grant of Long Beach CA, Board Member (626) 419 2930
Terrie Light of San Francisco CA, Board Member (510) 517 3888

SNAP Says It's Too Early To Backtrack On Zero Tolerance

AK - Ex-New Mexico Bishop Says Mass in Alaska

For immediate release:
Monday, Feb. 16, 2004

For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Mark Serrano of Leesburg VA, Board Member (703) 771 9606, 703 727 4940 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, President (312) 399-4747 cell

Sex Abuse Victims Charge Archdiocese Violates National Policy

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