An article in the Scranton Times-Tribune online follows up on the story of Carlos Urrutigoiry and his elevation to a position of authority over priests accused of misconduct in a Catholic Diocese in Paraguay. The National Director of SNAP, David Chlohessy, is demanding the Diocese release the files on the Urrutigoiry and the events that… Continue reading Scranton Times-Tribune Coverage of the Urrutigoiry Story
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a shock to the Catholic Church and the world. In the last month pundits have examined and speculated on the reasons for his sudden retirement and the tremor that went through the Catholic faithful in the aftermath of the announcement. In what is being touted as his… Continue reading …And the Lord seemed to sleep…
The past year has seen some spectacular events that have given some hope to survivors of child sexual abuse at the hands pedophile predators in our society. Indeed this crisis knows no borders and is not limited to those of a certain faith. We have seen the conviction of a Catholic Bishop for covering up… Continue reading Is there a Survivor’s Community?
The SNAP Conference is coming up this weekend in Northern Virginia. Beginning Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, just south of Washington, D.C., SNAP members from all over the country and perhaps from around the world will come together to listen to speakers, mix and exchange stories and try to draw some comfort and… Continue reading If it is July, It must be time for the SNAP Conference
It has been a while... I have been struggling with some major issues in my life as of late. Matters involving my family and what is best for them, my job situation, and my own personal happiness are the priority. The blog just did not make the top of the priority list (or the middle for that matter) lately.… Continue reading Silence on the net…
While I have been a little under the weather recovering from a minor surgical procedure last week, I have been looking at some unfinished business. So let me cover a couple of updates in this post before the night gets away from me. Still nothing official from SNAP. The post that I put up over… Continue reading Updates
It seems that my last post opened Pandora's Box. What I thought was going to be an expression of the reasons for my exit from SNAP turned into a flash point for people for and against the way SNAP operates. I have received more email on both sides of this discussion than I expected. It… Continue reading Pandora’s Box
Through an email released by SNAP to its leaders a few days ago, David Clohessy responded to the blog of "a relatively new leader" (that would be me), specifically the post entitled What's the SNAP Game Plan for the New Bishop of Scranton? Some thoughts from David Clohessy When SNAP issues public statements, like we… Continue reading Response from SNAP’s National Director to a recent post on Off My Knees