For immediate release: Friday, July 24
Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Midwest Associate Midwest Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 974 5003, firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Catholic cleric who abused in Pittsburgh has been sentenced for other child sex crimes in Australia. Now, Pittsburgh church officials should insist that his religious order publicly disclose other child molesting clerics. And they should do more to find and help others he’s hurt.
Convicted cleric is sentenced tomorrow
He was in St. Louis a few years ago, SNAP says
He’s the first US abusive cleric sent back to Australia
In April, he pled guilty to repeatedly abusing two girls
A month later, he was found guilty of also molesting a boy
He’s part of controversial St. Louis-based Catholic religious order
It runs two high profile schools in the county and one in the city
For immediate release: Thursday, July 23
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, email@example.com)
We’re glad that a sexual harassment case against an Adrian College professor is moving ahead but deeply disturbed that school administrators are again embroiled in a scandal involving a staff member. For years, we have prodded Adrian officials about an admitted predator who is still teaching at the college.
For immediate release: Thursday, July 23, 2015
For more information: Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, Orthodox Christian Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-708-6175), Cappy Larson of San Francisco, California, Orthodox Christian Director of SNAP (email@example.com, 415-637-2006); David Clohessy of St. Louis, Missouri, Executive Director of SNAP (firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-566-9790)
Victims want abusive bishop defrocked
He’s been released early from Canadian prison
SNAP to hierarchs: “Tell public where the molester is now”
Group begs officials to limit his access to kids and parishes
“You have a moral duty to disclose and warn families at risk,” victims say
A Canadian archbishop convicted of child sexual abuse has been released from prison early. A support group for victims wants church officials to defrock him, warn families about him and keep him away from parishes.
For immediate release: Thrsday, July 23, 2015
For more information:
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell, email@example.com
Victims blast Arnold church
Ex-House speaker will talk there
Controversial politician pled guilty to assault
A controversial former lawmaker who pled guilty to assault will speak at an Arnold church and an abuse victims’ group is protesting the event.
For immediate release: Wednesday, July 23
Officials at a Canton-based church group apparently erased the name of one of their treasurers after he was arrested in Indianapolis for paying for sex with a prostitute and intimidating her.
According to the Indianapolis Star, “In a biography that has since been deleted from the group’s website, “John Robert Fiers, 53, Indianapolis, was “credited as a founding member and the treasurer-general” of the Worldwide Fellowship of Independent Christian Churches (330 354 5963).
For immediate release: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Statement from Cappy Larson, Orthodox Christian Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
“Predator” bishop still on the job
Deemed guilty by colleagues, he’s now in a parish
His superiors claims “we haven’t put him to work there”
But controversial cleric is listed on PA church’s website
SNAP sends harsh message to hierarchs now meeting in Atlanta
“Block this dangerous, deceptive and callous move,” group pleads
A Chicago bishop found guilty of sexual misconduct and forced him to retire by his colleagues is now in charge of a western Pennsylvania parish and a support group for victims wants him ousted
Victims blast sending accused priest abroad
For immediate release: Monday, July 20
Toledo Catholic Bishop Daniel Thomas is sending a priest who has been accused of inappropriate acts with a child home to India. This is irresponsible. This solves nothing. In fact, this increases the chances of kids getting hurt.
For immediate release: Friday, July 17
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-566-9790
We’re skeptical of the just-announced so-called “listening sessions” focused on clergy sex crimes in St. Cloud. They seem more about getting good public relations and mollifying parishioners than about preventing crimes and ending cover ups (especially because in this small diocese, at least 63 Catholic clerics are publicly accused child molesters).
For immediate release: Friday, July 17
A new billboard between Austin and Waco criticizes Jehovah’s Witness officials about child sex crimes and cover ups in the denomination.
We applaud the victims and concerned individuals who funded and designed it.