National Survivor Advocates Coaliton
Holding signs and childhood photos at sidewalk multiple news conferences, clergy sex abuse victims and supporters will herald a hopeful end of the insidious secrecy, minimizing and hiding heinous child sex crimes and sexual exploitation.
They will hang symbolic May Baskets with an unprecedented list of known villainous Minnesota cleric’s names and assignments on the chancery doors. They will “ring the chancery door bell” but not run away. They will wait for church officials and demand them to add names and assignments of those missing from our list, and:
¨ Announce and discuss the list of 130 villains,
¨ Ask why Minn. church officials continue to keep clergy sex crimes secret and thus continue to keep children in harm’s way,
¨ Speak publicly for the first time about a priest known to have abused children, Rudolph Henrich,
¨ Urge anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes to call police not church officials.
Clergy sex abuse victims and child abuse prevention advocates and members of the support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org).
Tuesday, May 1 at 1 p.m.
Outside these Catholic headquarters:
•Archdiocese St. Paul & Minneapolis, 226 Summit Ave., St. Paul
•Diocese of Winona, 55 West Sanborn St., Winona
•Diocese of New Ulm, 1400 6th St., New Ulm
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