PA--Representative calls for grand jury investigations of all PA dioceses
For immediate release: Thursday, March 10
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, [email protected])
Representative Mark Rozzi is right. Every PA diocese should be investigated. Virtually every grand jury has uncovered the same awful continuing pattern of deception and recklessness. If prosecutors use their bully pulpits, and beg victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to come forward we are confident that some recent cases will emerge.
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 SNAPnetwork.org)