David Clohessy is the former, longtime director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and can be reached at davidgclohessy@gmail.com.

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Tired of the drip, drip, drip of Catholic sexual abuse reports? Let's try this.

Commentary: Catholics should vigorously spread the word about new legal opportunities for victims of sexual abuse. Yes, I'm arguing that parishioners should take steps that make clergy sex abuse lawsuits more likely.


It's time for our Catholic president to address the church's sexual abuse scandal

Millions need and deserve help these days. But there is a group that could also use — and certainly deserves — help that is rarely mentioned these days: clergy sexual abuse survivors.


SNAP praises bishops: That's right, Biegler and McKnight applauded

Perspective: In the spirit of the holiday season, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests finds it worth noting a couple of U.S. bishops who have distinguished themselves from their largely complacent and sometimes duplicitous colleagues when dealing with clergy sex crimes and cover-ups.


Ignore the Vatican: Bishops can forge ahead on stopping abuse, cover-up

Commentary: There are solid, practical steps the U.S. bishops can take right now to protect kids, expose wrongdoers and heal the wounded — no Vatican approval necessary.