January 11, 2005

Abuse victims seek reform

Portsmouth Herald

Beverley Wang
Associated Press

MANCHESTER - A national support group for victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is demanding that church leaders post the names of known and suspected molesters on the Internet.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, also want bishops to encourage more victims to come forward by visiting communities where abusive priests served.

On Monday, the group presented its demands - including that bishops also lobby to eliminate the statute of limitations on reporting abuse - to the Rev. Edward Arsenault, a Diocese of Manchester spokesman.

The group is focused on New Hampshire Bishop John McCormack and four other former deputies of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned two years ago

Posted by kshaw at January 11, 2005 07:40 AM