What a dreadfully mean-spirited person. We hope he gets therapy. Even more, we hope he gets the maximum penalty possible, to hopefully deter anyone else from acting so irresponsibly and hatefully.
We applaud this brave woman for reporting the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of George Zimmerman.
We are very grateful to this brave family for reporting Fr. Chris’ crimes. This takes real courage. They should be commended for acting responsibly and promptly.
A Catholic priest in Wisconsin has been suspended because of allegations that he molested a child in Montana. All child sex crimes are heinous and devastating. They're even worse, however when committed by spiritual figures on innocent, vulnerable and isolated children in already-oppressed minority groups.
It's heartbreaking every time Catholic officials who commit and conceal child sex crimes exploit legal technicalities and escape consequences for their wrongdoing. We feel terribly sad for this brave victim who deserves but apparently will not get his/her day in court.
We are grateful to these three brave victims for breaking their silence. While a trial may have provided the public the opportunity to learn the full truth of Cichanowicz’s crimes, we are glad that these survivors can now put this ordeal behind them and work on healing.
Now that this settlement has come down, we hope that the Alpine Clinic – where Fr. Chuck Cichanowicz worked with teens as a counselor – will finally disclose the whereabouts of their former employee. We believe they have a duty to protect children wherever Cichanowicz may be living by informing the public of the results of these cases and Cichanowicz’s history.
We applaud this ruling and the message that it sends. We believe that, when church officials who conceal or enable are held accountable alongside the offending priest, it helps deter future crimes. Church officials who remain silent and fail to report crimes to police must be held responsible as well, both financially and publicly.
This is an extraordinarily callous and dangerous move. Forgiveness is good. Recklessness is not.
We applaud this report, but by itself, it changes nothing. Understanding the past is good. Changing the future, however, is hard. So everyone involved should be vigilant and determined, not naive and complacent.
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