MN--Archbishop Neinstedt resigns

For immediate release Monday, June 15

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Though he has resigned, we still believe Neinstedt should be punished for enabling a predator to hurt kids.   

We hope these Vatican panels will quickly take up the Neinstedt case so that cover-ups will be deterred and kids will be safer.

Please see additional SNAP statement released today regarding the new Tribunal for Bishop Negligence:

Rome--Withhold judgment on new papal abuse panel

Rome--Yet another church abuse panel

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Blaine (312-399- 4747, [email protected]) ), Verne Wagner, Northern Minnesota SNAP director (218-340-1277, [email protected]), Frank Meuers, Twin Cities SNAP director (952-334-5180, [email protected])  

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