October 14, 2005

Group urges diocese to provide abuse info

The Capital Times

By Pat Schneider
October 14, 2005

Victims of clergy abuse are urging the Diocese of Madison to invite all the victims of Gary Kazmarek, a former teacher and convicted child molester who admits he also assaulted children at St. Bernard's School in Middleton, to come forward.

Members of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - SNAP - visited St. Bernard's Thursday, where they presented the parish pastor, the Rev. Douglas Dushack, with a letter asking that he and Bishop Robert Morlino help Kazmarek's victims get information about him.

"Gary Kazmarek is a notorious pedopohile that the Catholic Church aided and facilitated in his crimes in two states," Peter Isely, Midwest coordinator for SNAP, said outside the church Thursday. "Now we're asking the diocese for its documents about him."

Posted by kshaw at October 14, 2005 10:27 AM