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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Friday, April 2, 2010

SNAP response to latest callous Vatican statement

Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP, 314 56 9790

It's heart-breaking to see yet another smart, high-ranking Vatican official making such callous remarks that insult both abuse victims and Jewish people.

It's morally wrong to equate actual physical violence and hatred against a large group of innocent people with mere public scrutiny of a small group of complicit officials.

Those who hatefully disparage Jewish people do so because of myths about their spiritual beliefs that harm no one. Those who thoughtfully question the Catholic hierarchy do so because of facts about their callous misdeeds which harm hundreds of thousands.

The Catholic hierarchy has engaged in and still engages in widely-documented, self-serving and on-going cover ups of devastating clergy sex crimes. That's why church records are being disclosed, predator priests are being exposed, and Catholic officials feel besieged.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests