Roster of Statements


The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Friday, April 30, 2010

Archdiocese released info today that 4 more victims of McCormack have come forward; SNAP responds

Statement by: David Clohessy (314 566 9790)
SNAP Executive Director

Cardinal George should have announced these allegations promptly, and his refusal to do so shows that he'd rather minimize his public relations damage than reach and help every victim of predatory priests like McCormack. We are grateful that these 4 young men have come forward, and wish them wll in their recovery. We hope that every person affected by McCormack's crimes - whether victim, witnenss or whistleblower - will speak up, get help, and start recovering. We also hope that prosecutors seek more charges against McCormack, regardless of what happens with the effort to get McCormack deemed "sexually violent."

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 22 years and have more than 9,000 members across the globe. 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

Contacts: David Clohessy 314 566 9790, 314 645 5915
Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, Peter Isely (414-429-7259), Barbara Dorris (314 503 0003)

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests