October 07, 2005

Group Calls On Catholic Church To Help Abuse Victims


POSTED: 5:45 pm CDT October 6, 2005
UPDATED: 6:24 pm CDT October 6, 2005

OMAHA, Neb. -- A national victims' advocacy group is calling for greater awareness of sex abuse within the ranks of the Catholic Church, and it called Thursday for change from the headquarters of the Omaha Archdiocese.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, brought two victims of alleged sexual abuse to its meeting in Omaha. The message came on the heels of another abuse lawsuit recently filed against Girls and Boys Town.

David Clohessy wants people sexually victimized by clergy to come forward and religious authorities to help them.

"Our goal is to help heal the wounded and help protect the vulnerable," Clohessy said.

Clohessy said he's among those victims.

Posted by kshaw at October 7, 2005 08:31 PM