SNAP blasts archdiocese for stifling police reports

It's alarming that Philly Catholic officials still want to interfere in criminal investigations by insisting that their defense lawyers be involved in every single conversation or e mail between church employees and law enforcement.

The prosecutor's right: this rigid requirement will deter victims, witnesses and whistleblowers from contacting police and prosecutors. It is a chilling, self-serving move by a church hierarchy with a horrific record of ignoring and concealing heinous child sex crimes. It's inexcusable.

It's disingenuous for Archbishop Chaput's lawyers to claim that they "hope and expect (church staff) will talk to law enforcement," but insist that they be in on every single conversation.

It's long past time for church managers and lawyers to butt out when church members and employees want to call police and prosecutors about known or suspected pedophiles.

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  • Michael Ference
    commented 2011-12-24 09:55:13 -0600
    On September 9, 2011, the tenth anniversary of 911, I launched my Last Call series of protests. I’m pleased to report the following: Vatican officials are plotting to secretly retire Washington DC Cardinal Donald Wuerl and St. Vincent College Archabbott Douglas Nowicki.

    My next protest will focus on the alleged homosexuality of Pittsburgh Diocese Bishop David Zubik.

    Merry Christmas Bishop Zubik. Don’t you hate when we screw with your holidays.

    Mike Ference

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  • Michael Ference
    commented 2011-12-22 10:53:59 -0600
    Since I launched my Last Call protest on September 11, 2011 or 911 some significant events have transpired. Vatican officials are looking to retire Donald Wuerl and St. Vincent College Archabbot Douglas Nowicki.

    Here’s an update on more cover ups in the Pittsburgh Diocese.

    Zubik is the next one to be exposed as more and more victims step forward.

    Wuerl Protected Priest Accused of Assault:

    He Let a Credible Accuser Be Intimidated.

    Mike Ference
  • Michael Ference
    commented 2011-12-22 10:50:30 -0600
    Catholic church hierarchy suffer from Joey “No Snitch” Paterno Syndrome. It affects so-called responsible adults who do as little as possible when an innocent child is raped and sodomized by a dysfuctional sex freak.

    Mike Ference
  • Barbara Dorris
    published this page in Media Statements 2011-12-16 14:15:00 -0600

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