RI--Victims urge caution with RI Catholic boarding school

For immediate release: Thursday, March 12

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,  davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We’re worried that a controversial, secretive Catholic group will open a boarding school in Rhode Island.


The Legion of Christ is a scandal-ridden and cult-like Catholic religious order. It has been racked with sexual and financial controversies. We see little evidence that it has reformed in any real way in recent years.

For the safety of youngsters, we urge Rhode Island citizens and Catholics to avoid this extreme group.

For more information about the Legion, see our website and/or BishopAccountability.org

(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 SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy 314-566-9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org, Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747, bblaine@SNAPnetwork.org  

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