IL - Chicago man accuses priest of sexual misdeeds at Chicago seminary
For immediate release: August 6, 2013
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
A Chicago man’s report of clergy sexual misconduct at a Chicago seminary is preventing a Catholic priest from taking over a parish in New Jersey.
Paterson Catholic diocese officials have reversed their decision to make Fr. Brando Ibarra head of a Budd Lake NJ church, after David Fagersten of Chicago complained to city officials that Fr. Ibarra tried to rape him years ago at Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein.
We hope Catholic officials – in Chicago and in Paterson – will investigate these allegations and stop acting so secretively and irresponsibly in clergy sex cases, no matter when they may have happened or what the ages of the alleged victims may be.
SNAP Conference Postponed to September
As cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate the headlines, affect the way we work and play, and force changes to our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the SNAP Annual Conference from July until September. We are now planning to hold the conference from September 25 - 27 and it will still be held in Denver, CO.
In order to help make this change easier, we will be charging only $99 for registration from now through June 30. Stay tuned for updates and register today on our conference page.SNAP Conference Postponed to September