Friends,SNAP will be leafleting tomorrow, Saturday May 5 at 11:45 am in front of the Cathedral
in Philadelphia (18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) If you can join
us for this event please RSVP to David Clohessy at SNAPClohessy@aol.com [mailto:SNAPClohessy@aol.com].
These events only take about thirty minutes but they can reach thousands of people.
Thanks for your help.
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Thank you Susan, for posting this… we are working round the clock to respond to victims and protect kids…tks so much, Judy
Victims want priests put far away
SNAP urges Chaput to house 5 clerics
They’ve just been deemed “credibly accused”
“Put predators in treatment center,” group says
And resolve allegations against 32 others more quickly, victims plead
As Catholics go into mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers calling on Philly’s archbishop to:
–put five permanently-ousted predator priests in secure, independently run treatment centers,
–work harder to resolve accusations against 32 other allegedly sexually troubled clerics, and
–give parishioners and the public more information about the allegations
They will also urge current and former Catholic Church employees and members to step forward now and disclose any knowledge of crimes to Philadelphia law enforcement.
Saturday, May 5 at 11:45 a.m.
Outside the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in Philly
Three �four members of a support group for victims of clergy abuse called SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), including a St. Louis man who is the organization’s longtime director
On Friday,Archbishop Charles Chaput announced that five Philly priests � who were in active ministry just over a year ago � are permanently barred from returning to church work. But SNAP wants those clerics sent far away from Philly and put into remote, secure treatment facilities so that they’ll get help and so that kids will be protected.
Otherwise, SNAP contends, kids will still be at risk, since church officials usually provide little or no meaningful oversight of ousted predatory priests. Though Chaput reportedly claims they’ll be “supervised,” SNAP feels it’s reckless to let the credibly accused clerics live among unsuspecting families perhaps near the very children they may have assaulted.
It’s taken the archdiocese 14 months to resolve just 8 of the 37 cases of accused priests still in ministry that were cited by a Philly grand jury in February 2011. For the sake of public safety, SNAP wants Chaput and his staff to work harder to investigate and conclude the remaining cases. Chaput should personally visit parishes where accused priests worked, they group says. He should beg anyone with information about the accusations to contact law enforcement immediately, SNAP maintains.
Finally, SNAP is harshly critical of the vague language used and inadequate information given out by Chaput about the cases. Saying that a cleric “violated standards of ministerial behavior” tells parents, parishioners and the public “virtually nothing” SNAP asserts. Kids are safest when adults are honest about what crimes or misdeeds happened, the group maintains. They’re calling on Chaput to be more ho nest with his flock about all 37 allegations.
David Clohessy, SNAP Director (314-566-9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director (314-862-7688, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
“Al Jazeera Recruits SNAP and BishopAccountability.org to Smear Catholic Church”
Did you read that article? Do you have any understanding how the laws work? The SNAP leader can’t name the priest because he will sue her for slander etc. The other point that seems to show they have no clue what they are writing about is that they say most charges are made from crimes committed along time ago…………that is what we have been trying to tell those that don’t believe the victims that it takes years for victims to come forward……..current victims that are children are less likely to come forward now. that is why many of the cases are not current……….you understand this you understand everything about the trauma victims go thru……….you just dont get it.
The church officials don’t need any help smearing the catholic church…they are doing a great job of doing it themselves, and keeping their power and not following what we were taught in catholic school…”thou shalt not lie”…!
I don’t even know what “Al Jazeera” is…..
Judy Jones. SNAP..
btw. my name is Judy Block Jones… no surname..ok? What is your real name..?
There once was a priest from Chile
Who long had taught school in Phillie
He’d also worked Boston
New Hampshire and Austin
And not one damn bishop asked, Really?
There once was a priest in PA
Who’d recently served in GA
He’d worked in Montana
Detroit and Atlanta
And was run out of town in LA