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The apology was part of a settlement between SNAP and Fr. Joseph Jiang, who had sued the group and the parents of a boy who accused him of sexual abuse, charges that were dropped.
Two organizations are co-sponsoring an online petition urging that Paul Shanley be placed in a secure facility where he can receive treatment and where he will have no access to children.
Note to readers about content this weekAdmitted abuser Gil Gustafson and abuse survivor Susan Pavlak teamed up to bring healing to the scandal-wracked St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. But public backlash has stalled their project.
Denying a former employee's charges of a "kickback" scheme, leaders of the group for clergy abuse survivors say David Clohessy's resignation was in place months before SNAP was sued.