- 2003


The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statements

Abuse Victims Respond to
Daily's Retirement and DiMarzio's Promotion

Statement by SNAP leader David Cerulli of New York:

We hope that Bishop Daily's retirement will provide at least some comfort to those dozens of innocent children who were abused on his watch in both Boston and Brooklyn. Despite extensive dealings with abusive clergy and wounded parishioners in Boston, Daily seemed to learn little from those experiences. The Brooklyn church at least now has a better chance to move toward truth and healing. We hope his successor will be more forthcoming and more sensitive.

Statement by SNAP leader Matt Kelly of New Jersey:

Bishop DiMarzio's tenure in Camden has sadly been much like his predecessor's, Bishop McHugh's. He talks a good game but fundamentally, has the same penchant for legal hardball and secrecy. We hope his successor will follow a more pastoral approach to victims.

For more information on Bishop DiMarzio:

Andy Walton, Public Relations, Diocese of Camden, 610 585 2123 cell

Plaintiff's attorney Ed Ross 856 365 0500


For more information from SNAP:

David Clohessy (314) 566 9790 cell or (314) 645 5915
David Cerulli (917) 757 1791
Matt Kelly (973) 714 8099
Mark Serrano (703) 771 9606, (703) 727 4940
Patricia Serrano (201) 715 6510
John Bambrick (732) 792 9605
Barbara Blaine (312) 399 4747 cell
Peter Isely (414) 429 7259 cell


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests