Survivors network calls for more info on the accused priests

In response to the Archdiocese of Hartford publishing the names of clergy accused of the sexual abuse of minors since 1953, SNAP Connecticut issued a statement Tuesday calling for the archdiocese to release more information about the men, including their current locations.

SNAP stands for Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, a national organization which calls itself “the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others).”

The statement is as follows:

It is always helpful for survivors when these lists are posted, especially for those who may be suffering in silence. Seeing that they are not alone helps victims heal and could also compel others who were abused – whether by the same person or in the same place – to come forward.

However, we believe that Archbishop Leonard Blair could have included more information that would be helpful to survivors. In the list released today, the Archbishop omits photos and the current whereabouts of those accused who are still alive. While he do...

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