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Erie bishop seen as a reformer by some - but not by clergy sex abuse victims

By Ivey DeJesus, May 23, 2018, PennLive

Late last week, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie added six names to the list of clergy and staff that have been credibly accused of child sex molestation.

The names joined the list of 51 other names that in April were first made public by the head of the diocese, Bishop Lawrence Persico.

It's become the modus operandi for a cleric fast earning the moniker of a reformer: the idea, that is, of a bishop who offers up a measure of transparency from within an institution known for its historically secretive and guarded confines.

 
 

We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this summer at the 2018 Annual SNAP Conference on July 6-8, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Our conference will be held at the beautiful Palmer House Hilton in the downtown loop district.

Please join us as SNAP celebrates 30 years of support from survivors sexual abuse by religious clergy!

Featured speakers and presenters include: Tom Doyle, Victor Veith, Bishop Accountability, Jodi Hobbs, Ashley Easter, Gustavo Arellano Miranda, Torah Bontrager, Guila Benchimol and Rachel Grant!

We will have a number of workshops over the weekend providing education, healing, and support.

For more information and updates on our speakers and breakouts, click here.

 

 

 

 

If you see child sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line

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Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP, passed away on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Her dying was sudden and completely unexpected. Words cannot express our sorrow nor are there words to express our gratitude for her relentless advocacy. She truly was a hero. There is an old saying, “well behaved women seldom make history”. Barbara made history and the world is a better place.

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