A message from SNAPDFW’s facilitator, Lisa Kendzior
Acknowledge your courage
It takes courage to acknowledge that we’ve been abused and it is not easy to even admit it to ourselves. Just browsing this website is a big step.
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If you’ve been victimized by clergy, please know that you are not alone. You can get better. You can reach out to others who’ve been hurt just like you have.
Together, we can heal one another.
US bishops ignore child safety, says SNAP; Bishop Accountability calls policy 'a disaster for children'
The bishops missed a real opportunity to show they really care about kids' safety. Instead, they sent a chilling message: the public relations plan we call our abuse policy is good enough, vague, weak, and unenforced though it may be.
Hundreds of US bishops over the past nine years could have pushed for improvements to the "charter." Not a single one did. -- Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
"This is a squandered opportunity and a disaster for children, not only in the United States but worldwide." -- Bishop Accountability
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to retain their policies on sexual abuse by clergy members with only minor revisions, disregarding victims’ advocates who had called for a more substantial overhaul. -- New York Times
- Read the SNAP statement ...
- Read the Bishop Accountability article ...
- Read the article in the New York Times ...
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