MO--Female KC priest excommunicated but no predators have been

For immediate release: Tuesday, Jan. 13

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, )

Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn has excommunicated a woman who was recently ordained a priest.   

No matter what one thinks of the notion of female Catholic priests, it's worth noting that in the 25 years our group has been around, we don't know of a single Catholic official who has ever been excommunicated for committing or concealing child sex crimes.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We were founded in 1988 and have 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,, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003,, Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747,    

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