November 17, 2005

Organization alleges clergy abuse


They call themselves SNAP: Survivors Network Abused by Priests. Their message Wednesday was to encourage other victims to come forward. And because of one mans claim, a new investigation will open into claims against a priest who's served Memphis for more than 50 years.

A string of paper silhouettes at a protest Wednesday represented people who claim abuse by Catholic priests in Tennessee. People like Michael Hitch, who came to Memphis from Iowa with his brother, a priest, to tell his story.

Hitch claims he was abused by a Memphis Priest while on a trip to Florida in 1966. He is concerned there are others with similar stories in Memphis.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 11:52 AM