The Vatican today released a letter presenting some guidelines for dealing with sex abuse in dioceses around the world. The letter didn’t change much on the policy outlined last summer by Pope Benedict XVI…and the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, says the new guidelines don’t go far enough. SNAP Outreach Coordinator… Continue reading Vatican Releases Guidelines For Sex Abuse Situations
SNAP was protesting the fact that a former priest who had been convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl served on a council at St. Therese Catholic Church while he was on probation.
The Archdiocese of Louisville says former priest Bruce Ewing should not have been allowed to serve on the council.
SNAP officials are also upset that another priest, Father James Schook, was moved to St. Therese after allegations he sexually abused five boys.
A Louisville chapter of a national organization for people who’ve been sexually abused by clergy has started. The second meeting of the support group is tomorrow. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests – or SNAP – started in 1989. Louisville SNAP Leader Colleen Powell says meeting people with the same experience is often… Continue reading SNAP Group Starts in Louisville