Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Is SNAP's time up?

This basic story was reported in this weekend's Washington comPost but did not give much detail as to why. I meant to do it this weekend, but did not get the chance. However, the Catholic News Agency goes into more detail, as SNAP may have received information in violation of a judge's gag order and then published some of that information.


A group claiming to advocate for clergy sex abuse victims says it will not comply with a court order asking it to turn over documents, amid concerns that it had received information in violation of a judge’s gag order.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP, has said that it will refuse to submit to a judge’s request for information involving allegations of sexual abuse against a Missouri priest.

SNAP director David Clohessy told CNA on Jan. 3 that his organization should be held to a “different standard” of transparency than Church leaders and dioceses, which he described as “organizations that enable and conceal thousands of pedophiles to rape tens of thousands of kids.”


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