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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement


For immediate release, Friday, April 18

Statement on the proposed reforms to Canon (Church) law

Statement by Peter Isely, Midwest Regional Director 414-429-7259, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Kids are safest when predators are exposed and jailed. That requires civil and criminal legal actions. That is where real reform must happen. Rather than tinkering with internal church processes the bishops should be lobbying for serious civil and criminal reforms. Floating a nearly meaningless proposal protects no kid. Taking real action protects kids.

Five years ago church officials also "considered" a national online database on pedophile priests that obviously is not happening. When the heat is on they publicly ponder many reforms. And when public attention shifts they enact virtually no reforms.

David Clohessy, National Director of SNAP 314-566-9790
Barbara Blaine, President of SNAP 312-399-4747
Joelle Casteix, California SNAP leader 949-322-7434
Barbara Dorris, National Outreach Director 314-503-0003

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests