October 18, 2005

Victims group presses for answers

Duluth News Tribune


The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Superior is trying to meet this week with families of two men believed to have been killed by a priest in Hudson, Wis., according to a diocese spokesman.

The diocese also plans to have a psychologist meet with its priests this week in a closed session to talk about clergy sexual abuse, said the Rev. Philip Heslin.

Those plans were announced Monday when two victims of clergy sex abuse visited diocese headquarters to urge diocese officials to do more to helpsuch victims.

Peter Isely, Midwest director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and Bob Schwiderski, a member of SNAP, held a news conference outside the diocese office, then went inside to deliver a letter to Heslin that spelled out several requests. Bishop Raphael Fliss was out of town Monday.

Posted by kshaw at October 18, 2005 08:41 AM