Archbishop Cordileone Decries “Oppression” Despite Oppressing Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

June 22, 2020

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone decries the toppling of a statue of St. Junipero Serra and suggests that the Catholic Church is the victim of oppression by today’s protesters for social justice. However, he admits there may be “historical wrongs” committed by the saint and that those wrongs, perhaps, deserve discussion.

But what about current wrongs caused by the Archbishop’s actions? Oppression comes when facts are suppressed and people are prevented from knowing about dangers in their community and protecting their children from them. Archbishop Cordileone may eloquently argue to defend a saint, but we at SNAP want him to eloquently support current survivors of sexual abuse by clergy.

The Archbishop still has not published a list of abusers from the San Francisco Archdiocese. As such, his Archdiocese is only one of about two dozen dioceses nationwide that have failed in this basic outreach to survivors.

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