We believe in forgiveness and redemption

But we believe even more strongly
in protecting innocent children

We hope you do too! And we hope that you will join us in contacting the Honorable John F. Kintz. He will be sentencing Father Gary Wolken on Friday, February 28, 2003. He has admitted molesting a five-year-old child. Father Wolken is a young man and if not locked up he could victimize kids for years to come.

For decades, judges and others have given clergy every benefit of the doubt and repeated opportunities to rehabilitate themselves. They have shown a dangerous deference to church leaders and clerics who molest. Sadly, this pattern continues to this day. Even now, most priests who abuse and are found guilty are given the proverbial "slap on the wrist," not only by church leaders but also by the justice system.

Please join us in urging Judge Kintz to put the safety of kids above the feelings of the grown-ups. Urge him to issue a fair but prudent sentence for Father Wolken.

Contact: Honorable John F. Kintz
Saint Louis County Courthouse, Division 5
7900 Carondelet
Saint Louis, Missouri 63105

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

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