Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks by David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), posted today on the website of Time magazine,

David Clohessy spoke for SNAP when he said it’s their 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’re glad Clohessy bared the truth about SNAP. Just last month, 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 [click here to read it]. When asked about it, 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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