PA - Scranton priest arrested; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
After arranging the meeting on Craig’s List, a Scranton priest was arrested last night with a teenager in his car.
Starting this Sunday, Scranton’s bishop should go to each parish where Fr. Reverend William Jeffery Paulish worked, begging anyone who may have any information on suspicions about this situation to call police or prosecutors.
That’s what a truly caring shepherd would do.
We predict, however, that every single Scranton Catholic employee will stay silent and do nothing. The bishop’s public relations team will
So we urge every current or former Scranton area Catholic church employee or member to search his or her conscience, find some courage, and spread the word about these allegations against Fr. Paulish. We urge anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes by Fr. Paulish or cover ups by Scranton church officials to call law enforcement immediately. That kind of prompt, compassionate action is what protects kids.
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