SNAP says to victims of Fr. Anthony Mercieca We are here to listen and help.
Bishop is urged to release the names of all accused Miami archdiocese abusive priests
SNAP urges Bishop to visit all parishes where offending priest Fr. Mercieca was assigned.
SNAP works to both heal the wounded and protect the vulnerable
At a sidewalk press conference, Miami top Catholic official will be prodded to release the names of all proven, admitted, and credibly accused abusive clergy. The letter following this press release has been sent to Bishop John C. Favalora of the Miami Diocese. (Letter will be posted on our site Rememberthesurvivors.com.) SNAPs Southeastern coordinator will reinforce SNAPs mission -- to offer a listening ear for the victims of Fr. Anthony Mercieca or any other abusive priest.
A Tennessee woman who is the Southeastern Coordinator of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org), the nations largest and oldest self-help group for clergy molestation victims
TODAY, Monday, November 6, at 2:30 p.m.
Outside the Catholic Diocese of Miami, 9401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores, Florida 33138 (See bottom of press release for link to Google map directions.)
SNAP is an independent, confidential, nondenominational self-help and advocacy group founded to help victims of clergy sexual abuse to work through the life-changing effects of this abuse. Its goals are to help the wounded and protect the vulnerable.
Because of its independence and its insistence that clergy sex abuse and cover ups must be publicly made known, many church officials consider SNAP to be a controversial organization.
Despite the word priest in its title, SNAP is concerned about and welcomes anyone who has been sexually molested by clergy of any denomination (ministers, priests, nuns, brothers, bishops, rabbis etc.)
It focuses on the protection of children, teens and vulnerable adults.
Ann Brentwood, Southeastern
Coordinator of SNAP, 865-607-6119
David Clohessy, National Director of SNAP, 314-566-9790
Barbara Blaine, President of SNAP, 312-399-4747
Google map link to headquarters of the Archdiocese of Miamihttp://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=9401+Biscayne+Boulevard,+Miami+Shores,+Florida&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=25.861164,-80.180486&spn=0.004731,0.010815&t=h&om=1