SNAP Asserts Connection Betwixt Kansas City Catholic Hierarchy Sex Scandal And Recent Philly Priest Guilty Verdict!!!
The latest courtroom loss for the Catholic Hierarchy in the U.S. could have a connection to the current Priest Sex Scandal in Kansas City according to a victim's rights group.
Philly priest convicted in hiding child sex abuse
In their latest presser SNAP elaborates on the aftermath of the verdict . . .
New Philly priest verdict should worry KC bishop, SNAP says
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
The historic guilty verdict today against a top Philadelphia Catholic official should embolden KC prosecutors and give KC Bishop Finn serious pause.
Finn faces essentially the same charge that his Philly colleague did – endangering kids by concealing crimes.
For the first time in history, a high ranking US Catholic official was held responsible - for knowingly, repeatedly and selfishly - putting kids in harm’s way. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.
We hope this landmark verdict will prompt current and former Catholic officials – in Philly, in KC and across the country – to “come clean” with what they know about child molesting clerics. We also hope it will give hope to victims and encourage them to call police and prosecutors, so that other child molesters and corrupt officials can be exposed, removed, charged, convicted and jailed, so kids will be safer.
(The lead defendant in the Philly case was Msgr. William Lynn.)
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. 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 and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)