February 24, 2006

Members Of SNAP Present A Request To Tulsa's Catholic Diocese


A protest at Tulsa's Catholic Diocese office erupts in a heated confrontation. News on 6 anchor Terry Hood tells us both sides want the same goal, but disagree on how to get there.

They're called SNAP - or the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Mary Grant was abused when she was 13, and she heads SNAP's California office. "Bishops promises and policies on papers don't protect kids. Real action is what protects kids."

She's with Kelly Kirk, who says he was abused by a Tulsa priest in the 1970s. Together, they're taking a letter addressed to Bishop Edward Slattery to Tulsa's Chancery office.

Bishop Slattery was recently named to serve on a national sex abuse committee, and SNAP is asking him to reach out to other potential victims. They want Slattery to publish the names of priests accused of sexual abuse, and visit each parish where a molester worked.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2006 07:03 PM