Symposium Will Address Clergy Abuse

Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN]
March 25, 2004

Experts from the victims' perspective in the Catholic clergy abuse scandal headline a symposium Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis.

The event at the Holiday Inn Metrodome begins with a panel discussion from 6-9 p.m. Friday and continues from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday The Catholic lay group Voice of the Faithful and Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) are coordinating the program.

Participants include: Steve Kruger, national executive director, Voice of the Faithful; Jason Berry, author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children"; Richard Sipe, psychotherapist who has treated abusers; the Rev. Thomas Doyle, who put together the first report to bishops on sexual abuse in the mid-1980s; David Clohessy, national head of SNAP, and Pat Wall, a former monk who helps a law firm pursue lawsuits.


Warren Wolfe