SNAP Q & A on Pope Francis and the abuse/cover up crisis

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Here’s an honest Question & Answer on Pope Francis and what he has done for victims -- from the group SNAP..

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
By David Clohessy, director of SNAP (, 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home)

Francis has done more about the abuse crisis than his predecessors. Isn't that encouraging?
First, we should judge church officials NOT by what their terrible predecessors did but by what responsible officials would do. It's little comfort to a girl who's been raped under Francis to say "Well, under Benedict, there might have been an even smaller chance of your predator being ousted."

Neither Benedict nor Francis has exposed a single child molesting cleric or really punished a single complicit church official. They've made lots of reassuring talk but taken little meaningful action.
But several bishops have been forced out because of abuse. Isn't that good news?

We don't think this is true. A tiny handful of bishops (Finn in Kansas City, Nienstedt and Piche in St. Paul) have resigned. Were they forced out? Who knows. Continued Vatican secrecy means that no one can be sure whether they were forced and if so, what the real reason or reasons might have been.

There's nothing new about bishops resigning, while keeping their titles and paychecks and honors. A pope firing bishops would be new. And it would deter wrongdoing. But it didn't happen under Benedict and it isn't happening under Francis.

What about the Paraguay bishop? Francis ousted him.

That's true. But within hours, the official papal spokesman said that this move was NOT because the bishop mishandled abuse. (Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano had promoted Fr. Carlos Urrutigoity, who has been described by bishops from Switzerland to Pennsylvania as 'dangerous,' 'abnormal,' and 'a serious threat to young people' and against whom a $400,000 settlement was paid.)

The bishop was ousted because he alienated his brother bishops, called them gay in public, etc.

But three US bishops accused of concealing abuse have resigned just this year. Isn't that progress?

Again, not a single one of the world's 5,100 bishops found the courage to say "Finn enabled abuse" or "Neinstedt endangered kids." That would have been progress.

Real progress will happen when 1) dozens of complicit bishops are openly defrocked, demoted or at least disciplined and denounced, and 2) Catholic officials say – clearly and publicly – that it's because they enabled or concealed child sex crimes.

We're glad these three aren't in office any more. Their resignations have temporarily made some Catholics and victims feel better. Their resignations, however, are not signs of reform. They are signs that these prelates are so clearly discredited that the Vatican had no choice but to let them step down.
What about the new papal commission?

Pete Saunders and Marie Collins are wonderful people. But this panel is based on a deceptive premise: that Vatican officials must "learn more" about abuse and cover up. They don't. They need courage, not information. They've dealt with this crisis for centuries in private and for decades in public. They know what to do.

This panel perpetuates the self-serving myth that Catholic officials need more information. What they need is courage. They usually refuse to do what's right because they are monarchs and like their power and the status quo more than anything else.
Posted by Kathy Shaw at 8:32 AM

IL-- Victims urge parishioners to show compassion

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 4

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,,
Every time parishioners rally around a credibly accused child molesting cleric, it’s sad, tiresome and hurtful, to vulnerable kids, wounded and ultimately to the parish itself.

That’s what’s happening now in Peoria with Fr. Terry Cassidy, who was suspended last month by Bishop Daniel Jenky because of an abuse report.

[Chillicothe Times-Bulletin]

It’s sad because it show how desperately people want to believe that a seemingly normal man can commit such heinous crimes. And it’s sad because it shows how little many church-goers have learned about child sex abuse in the 30 years since the first US pedophile priest attracted national headlines.

It’s tiresome because the same pattern emerges in case after case after case. Parishioners are “shocked.” Because the priest is good at this or that – homilies, service work, one-on-one counseling or boosting church membership – parishioners somehow can’t imagine that he can simultaneously be sick at some deep emotional level. Because congregants and church-goers desperately grasp for some “other explanation” (like the Episcopal minister who thinks Fr. Cassidy has been thrown “under the bus” because of some theological or liturgical dispute).

And it’s hurtful because public support for credibly accused abusers intimidates and depresses victims, witnesses and whistleblowers. It makes people less willing to report known and suspected child sex crimes. So it makes kids more vulnerable.

The bishop and parishioners are essentially playing 'good cop, bad cop.' The bishop suspended Fr. Cassidy. Yet at the same time, he lets parishioners publicly rally and back a credibly accused abuser.

USA Victims  -  Attackers  -  Leaders
               Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto

WTC & 9/11 attacks - 3,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden

JP2 Army sex violence  – 1,300,000 victims (1.3M) -mostly little boys - 6,500 pedophile priests in USA covered-up by John Paul II, Benedict XVI-RATzinger, Opus Dei = the Vatican Trinity -- with popes, cardinals, bishops who aided and abetted and covered them up worldwide.

9/11 WTC 3,000 victims versus JP2 Army 1,300,000 victims (1.3m).

Read --- May Day: both Hitler and bin Laden Announced Dead on May 1 on John Paul II Beatification Day B-Day   

Hitler Nazis & Vatican JP2 Army born out of Devil’s Bowels with complicit cardinals & bishops are inherently all-male elite eVil hierarchy. Vatican is eVil

The Nazis and the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army were both an inherently evil all-male elite hierarchy born from the Devil's bowels

Many think Pope John Paul II is a saint,” says Jan Egesborn, satirical artist and founder of the Danish satirical group Surrend, “but he didn’t do anything about sex abuse of children by priests in the Roman Catholic church and this is why we think he belongs in hell.”

Egesborn says early responses from Poles who have seen his satirical webpage have been strong. “For Poles it is just as controversial as the Mohammed cartoon was for Muslims,” he said.

Danish cartoonist of Mohammed drew this cartoon of John Paul II holding up the back robes of altar boys to expose their butts to satiate his thousands of JP2 Army - John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army , read more here

John Paul II portrait by Danish cartoonist of Mohammed with inscription: “I am against homoxuality but for pedophilia”

Heil SatanasJP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children 

Ex-Papal Nuncio Archbishop Wesolowski was really the embodiment of the Vatican crimes against humanity’s children in half-of-20th-century and the biggest proof of the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.  He was Polish and was personally ordained a bishop by John Paul II.  To the Opus Dei Beast PR Deceits Team, the Catholic reputation is the most important thing – like the political reputation of Ben Affleck in the movie “State of Play” -- that’s being mimicked by the upcoming movie, Spotlight – that will serve as Hollywood propaganda for Vatican. What else is new from Hollywood and the Vatican - the twin cities that “lie for a living”?

Read our related articles on Spotlight movie:

‘Spotlight’ deceptive propaganda for Vatican & Cardinal Bernard Law (now celebrating their movie immortality) - as idiots Americans Catholics pay Hollywood A-listers pathological liars

Dreamworks movie on Boston Pedophile Priests: Its moral message and mission in Boston, in the USA and in the world

ISIS and JP2 Army empowered by religion: differences and similarities. 21st century Islamic State of Iraq and Syria vis-à-vis half-of-20th-century John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army

Hidden Heist in the Holy See.  The SECRET biggest heist in the history of mankind! Pope Francis is the Greatest THIEF on earth.

Two-faced Pope Francis: Laughing THIEF & Grim LIAR. Two completely different faces that reveal his inner soul. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Vatican?

Pope Francis met Joel Osteen, Doug Coe, powerful evangelicals. Protest Pope Francis speech in Congress in 2015 visit. Idiot Catholics, beware of Jeb Bush

Pope Francis buys souls of Kenneth Copeland & televangelists to prepare for USA presidential election. God forbid Jeb Bush wins! Bush is the curse of America

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Redemptorists pay $20 million to victims of JP2 Army for fear of evidence and ending of its $1B religious tourism with Oratory of St. Joseph

John Paul II Titanic Ship hit not only by American iceberg of priest pedophilia, also Irish iceberg, German iceberg, Austrian...Canadian icebergs....

NCAA & Penn State more moral than Vatican. Sports is more moral than John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Vatican Titanic sinking in moral bankruptcy  

See the Vatican-owned 23 million Euros gay apartment with the largest gay sauna in Europe where a Vatican Cardinal lives right on the first floor to welcome those wealthy gay clients of Rome and Europe .

 Jesus never baptized anyone in the Sea of Galilee or in the River Jordan

Is the Vatican a state or country? It is only one building and one public square but it is a country like the vast USA, Russia, China???

The Vatican Billions. Two thousand years of Wealth Accumulation from Caesar to the Space Age.Its history, sources, and assets today worldwide. BOYCOTT the Vatican Museum and boycott ALL donations to the Vatican Catholic Church Reign of Terror

Abolition of Vatican Concordat in Dominican Republic and bring pedophile Papal Nuncio and other pedophile Polish priests to justice

St. Joseph Oratory 10,000 candles BURN $$$ MILLIONS of DOLLARS of WAX while 30,000 HOMELESS PEOPLE STARVE in the COLD streets of Montreal

Opus Dei Plan to salvage Vatican Titanic in Boston, Massachusetts. Voice of the Faithful upbeat by Opus Dei PR tentacle John Allen

Premier Vaticanista John L. Allen Jr describes his unlimited access into the Vatican and Papal apartments

Australia JP2 Army! Anne Lastman the false witness to “the limping Christ towards Calvary”… she camouflages John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army

No need to be Catholic priests today: Gays now openly marry. Pedophiles are hunted in Roman Catholic churches (by Interpol). Eucharist is mythology

Read our articles: Argo &“saint” John Paul II are make-believe legends of Hollywood and the Vatican, the twin cities that “lie for a living”

REBUTTAL: Spotlight .Columbia University Journalism School, “Reporting an Explosive Truth: The Boston Globe and Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church”

Latin America Catholic Church losing ground: report. Jesus is liberated from (prison) Catholic tabernacle as Catholics no longer believe in "magical" powers of popes and priests

PopeCrimes& Vatican Evils.
December 10, 2014 International Human Rights Day
A picture speaks a thousand words. Here are images of the 2 evil Achilles Heels of John Paul II and George W. Bush, two contemporaries in the 21st century who covered-up – through religion – their own worst crimes against children and youth of America and the whole world.
The 2 Evil Achilles Heels of Satanas Saint John Paul II are Cardinal Bernard Law and priest Marcial Maciel, the serial pedophile, pederast, adulterous priest and poster boy of the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. Read the related links below for further explanations.
George W. Bush’s evil Achilles Heels are the Iraq War and the CIA Torture (newly revealed documents) which he condoned and ordered - in secret. John Paul II and George W. Bush were the epitome of covert operations that destroyed the lives of incalculable thousands of children (mostly boys) and young people (mostly young men). While John Paul II now sits in the highest altars of sainthood in all Catholic churches, and George W. Bush now sits painting portraits of past US presidents – meanwhile, thousands of young soldiers sit maimed and lamed from Bush’s Iraq War, and thousands of children are fatherless from lost young fathers who were soldiers in Bush’s (delusion) “War on Terror”, and countless children suffer a ‘living hell’ from the bestial JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.

REBUTTAL to Jason Berry’s article ‘How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF’. WTF. Francis is Perpetuator of the 1% Richest Persons on earth!


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December 31, 2014 Happy New Year to all our friends and readers !
Jason Berry statement in his recent article, ‘How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF’ — “the church’s reversal under Francis is a striking media narrative. [He] has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying” — is misleading idiots Catholics. It is sugar coating Pope Francis the papal schizophrenic – because the fact is -- there is no church’s reversal for the countless millions of Catholics worldwide who have abandoned the Roman Catholic Church -- not even those Catholics in Rome - a few feet away from the Vatican Palace. According to a Pew Research Center poll earlier this year — despite the pope's popularity, it has not drawn more people, or those who have left the church, back to Mass or the sacraments in measurable numbers. Alas, there is no church’s reversal under Francis for the hundreds of churches shutting down and being sold as prime real estate in Europe and in the USA, especially in New York.

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