OH- Child molesting cleric worked in Ohio

For immediate release: Friday, May 9, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,[email protected])

A Catholic cleric, who was convicted of disorderly conduct involving a minor and was recently "outed," also worked in Cincinnati. We want Catholic officials from Ohio and Pennsylvania to reach out to victims. 


Brother Ralph Mravintz was convicted of disorderly conduct in 1986, which was a reduced charge from sexual assault of a teenage boy. He worked in Pittsburgh in the 1960s and 1980s. He also worked in Cincinnati at Purcell High School from 1948-49. 

We want Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Catholic officials to immediately:

– reach out to anyone who was hurt by him and may be suffering in silence and self blame, and

– post on their websites the names of dozens of proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics – especially those who are still living and may be hurting other kids right now. 

Mravinzt is now deceased.

We hope every single person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati – whether in a school or parish – will come forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers and start healing. 

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 18,000 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 SNAPnetwork.org) 

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,[email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected])

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