Remember the Survivors

SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - Tennessee
The cover-up of clergy sexual abuse continues . . . how much longer?

LEADING THE WAY - David Brown, SNAP leader in Tennessee

In 2005, David Brown and Ann Brentwood petitioned the Diocese of Nashville to declare David Brown's 1996 NDA null and void to allow David to speak and tell his story.  They did so in a very public way. The response of the Diocese of Nashville's lawyer, Gino Marchetti, lays the path to the current complaint.  Marchetti letter to David Brown also indicates that the vicar general of the Diocese, Father David Perkin had preempted Marchetti and told Brown that he was released from the confidentiality portion of the agreement.  


In the 2005 article written by John Spragens in the Nashville Scene, Diocese of Nashville lawyer Gino Marchetti declared the following: 

The confrontation of the Diocese of Nashville in 2005 lays the groundwork for today's battle with the USCCB to answer for the continued addition of Non-disclosure agreements, Non-disparaging agreements, and other silencing language by US Catholic bishops in many dioceses. It should not be the duty of the victim of abuse to make sure that the articles of the Dallas Charter are observed.  It should be the duty of each Bishop in each diocese/eparchy or each superior general of a religous order to make sure that the Dallas Charter is followed to the letter.  

Now fast forward to 2019 and see the duplicity of the Catholic bishops in Tennessee in violating article 3 of the Dallas Charter.  And they are not the only ones.