The change in personnel didn’t so much spark an examination of SNAP’s future so much as it fueled already ongoing conversations of what it will look like in the future.
Barbara Blaine, who founded the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests in 1988, resigned as its president on Friday.
SNAP responds. Calls charges made by former employee "highly uninformed, if not malicious and defamatory."
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.
Document bewilders some. Groups say, "Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do." They call the seminary guidelines "extremely disappointing" and "scapegoating."
SNAP charged that Bishop Joseph Tyson had "done virtually nothing to undo the damage" done by past clerical sex abusers in the Yakima diocese.
A federal judge punished SNAP last week for withholding documents it believed were covered by state abuse victim protection laws.
Pell, an Australian who is third in the Vatican hierarchy, has strenuously rejected the latest claims that he sexually abused children many years ago as a priest.
David Clohessy has reached an out-of-court settlement related to allegations of sexual abuse by a Missouri diocesan priest first brought forward more than 25 years ago.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., is reaching out with healing services to those sexually abused by priests.