TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! RATIGAN STILL ROLLING WITH KANSAS CITY BIKERS ONLINE AND SNAP CONTINUES CRITICISM AND PUSH FOR PROSECUTION OF CATHOLIC LEADERS!!!
Today, old school Internet listing take center stage in the ongoing battle between the Kansas City Area Catholic Hierarchy and the SNAP abuse survivor's network.
Here's a screenshot of the offending website and inspiration for a recent presser directed at KC Area Catholic Leadership . . .
Read The presser and judge for yourself:
Predator priest still on bikers’ website
He’s listed as a “contact person” with his email
Site has photos of him with young children
Sex abuse victims urge bishop & group to remove him
They also beg Jackson County prosecutor to file new charges
A priest who was arrested two months ago on child porn charges is still listed on a website as the Kansas City coordinator for a non-profit called Bikers for Life.
The site has photos of Fr. Shawn Ratigan . . . and a large color photo of Ratigan with a group of young boys and girls.
It also has links to dozens of Catholic institutions across the US.
A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is urging Kansas City’s Catholic bishop and the national Bikers for Life organization to remove Ratigan’s name and contact info
“Catholic officials should be doing everything possible to make it harder, not easier, for unsuspecting families to contact this criminal priest,” said Barbara Dorris of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. “Who knows how many other websites out there still have Fr. Ratigan’s name and email address on them?”
“KC’s bishop and his public relations team are working overtime to try and convince folks they’re suddenly being diligent about children’s safety,” said David Clohessy, SNAP’s director. “But letting a priest facing criminal charges keep his name and e mail out there on the web doesn’t seem very vigilant.”
SNAP is also urging Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker to file new charges against Ratigan, based on photos of kids found on a computer he used a few months ago in Independence.
The existence of the photos was confirmed by police and the Kansas City Star yesterday.
“Predator priests often get top notch defense lawyers, exploit legal technicalities and go free or get very light sentences,” Dorris said. “So it’s important to get Fr. Ratigan criminally charged in more than one place for as many crimes as possible.”
SNAP has written prosecutors in three Missouri counties – Clay, Buchanan and Jackson – urging thorough grand jury investigations into both the crimes of pedophile priests and the cover ups by top Catholic officials.
Ratigan is still a priest, SNAP points out, so he is sworn to obey Finn.
“Fr. Ratigan would have to comply with an order from Finn to remove himself from that website, or else face penalties, including loss of his paycheck,” said Dorris.
SNAP was alerted to the site by one of Fr. Ratigan’s former parishioners in Kansas City.
SNAP, is the world’s oldest and largest self help group for victims of clergy sexual abuse with support groups in over 60 US cities and six countries.