January 21, 2006

SNAP Petitions Nickless To "Come Clean"


Only hours into his reign as bishop of the Sioux City diocese, Walker Nickless is already attracting attention from "SNAP". That's the Iowa group representing victims of sexual abuse at the hands of catholic priests.

They're urging Nickless to permanently post the names of all proven, admitted and credibly accused abusive clergy. They also want Nickless aggressively reach out to victims and witnesses urging them to contact criminal authorities. He has dealt with the issue in his role with the Denver diocese. "I've dealt with the sexual abuse problem," Nickless says. "It's a terrible thing in the church and in the world. But, the catholic church is handling it well. And, we're doing the best that we can and will continue to do that in Sioux City."

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2006 08:39 AM