“HANDCUFF THE POPE!”

Catalyst November Issue 2011

Recently David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), gave an interview with Time magazine. What he said was quite revealing.

Clohessy explained that it is SNAP’s goal to jail the pope: “We’re not naïve. We don’t think the Pope will be hauled off in handcuffs next week or next month. But by the same token, our long-term chances are excellent.”

We were glad Clohessy bared the truth about SNAP. In August, we released a report on what happened at a recent SNAP conference, demonstrating how deep-seated and irrational their hatred is of all things Catholic.

When asked about our report, Clohessy told the Catholic weekly, Our Sunday Visitor, that “It just makes me incredibly sad and frustrated when some people assume the worst about survivors’ motives.”

After learning what SNAP and its allies said about the Catholic Church behind closed doors, we don’t need to assume anything about their motives. They’re obscene. Clohessy’s latest admission—they won’t rest until the pope is behind bars—just adds to the evidence. SNAP has become, without doubt, the most anti-Catholic organization in the United States, surpassing even Catholics for Choice.


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Written by Bill