SNAP HONCHO IN A SNIT

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Just as we entered the new year, the director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), David Clohessy, was deposed in St. Louis regarding allegations that he issued news releases based on information contained in legal documents from attorney Rebecca Randles; those documents were subjected to a gag order last August by Jackson County,... [Read more...]

SNAP HAS SNAPPED

Catalyst March Issue 2012

After SNAP director David Clohessy was deposed, it appeared that he and SNAP outreach director, Barbara Dorris were cracking up. Indeed they both justified dual standards of justice. “We believe that there are two standards of transparency,” Clohessy said. He maintained there is one standard for “institutions that have enabled thousands of pedophiles,”... [Read more...]

SNAP PROTECTS CHILD MOLESTERS

Catalyst March Issue 2012

The weekly St. Louis alternative newspaper, Riverfront Times, recently published an exchange between a reporter and SNAP director David Clohessy. Clohessy was quoted as saying the following about St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson: “Archbishop Carlson and his brother Catholic bishops have hired, hidden, transferred, defended and enabled child molesters.... [Read more...]

VICTIMS’ LOBBY MEETS IN BOSTON

Catalyst March Issue 2012

The professional victims’ lobby met in Boston over a January weekend for the “10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference.” Shamelessly, they “celebrated” the 10th anniversary of media reports on the Boston clergy sexual abuse scandal. The speakers had quite a resume. We know from past experience what drives them. Before the event we told... [Read more...]

BOSTON VICTIMS BASK IN MISERY

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Leading up to the meeting of the professional victims’ lobby in Boston, the Boston Globe ran a front-page story on the conference “celebrating” the tenth anniversary of the Globe’s series on the scandal in the Boston Archdiocese. Many Catholics, including the clergy, have grown weary of those who claim they were victimized by a priest decades... [Read more...]

BOSTON VICTIMS’ SUMMIT BOMBS

Catalyst March Issue 2012

The day after the “10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference” in Boston, we called the event a complete bomb. You know it’s a bomb when a whopping total of 75 people turned out for the conference, 25 of whom were the speakers. Not only is it a bomb, it is nothing short of embarrassing. It’s clear that the professional victims’ lobby is... [Read more...]

BOGUS CHARGES AGAINST PRIESTS ABOUND

Catalyst March Issue 2012, Book Review

Rev. Michael P. Orsi Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, The Fraud, The Stories by David F. Pierre, Jr., Mattapoisett, Massachusetts: www.TheMediaReport.com David Pierre is one of the country’s leading observers of the Catholic Church abuse narrative. In Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, the Fraud, the Stories, he presents case... [Read more...]

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