The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

Statement Regarding Defrocking of Boston Priests


Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis (314) 566 9790 cell
National Director of SNAP

March 17, 2006

This belated move doesn't relieve Arbishop O'Malley of his moral duty to warn families about and protect kids from these proven predators.

O'Malley has done little to effectively reach out to others who were hurt by these abusers nor to notify neighbors or prospective employers about them. Any prudent person would assume that they are still dangerous.

While this may provide temporary relief for some, it obviously neither heals the victims nor cures the molesters.

At a bare minimum, O'Malley should do what several other bishops have done and post the names of all proven, admitted and credibly accused clerics on his website.

He should also prod Vatican officials to speed up the dozens of other cases of pedophile priests that have been delayed for years.


Ann Hagan Webb of Wellesley, SNAP New England Co-Director (617) 513-8442
Bill Gately of Plymouth, SNAP New England Co-Director (508) 524-4179
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President (312) 399 4747 cell




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