SNAP Protests Planned Visit of Accused Priest

By Neil Relyea
WCPO [Reading OH]
February 4, 2007

It appears handing out these fliers in the cold this Sunday has paid off.

Members of SNAP, or Survivors' Network of Those Abused by Priests, withstood the cold and passed out fliers outside Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Reading today.

They were trying to put a halt to the church's plans to have a priest, accused of sexual misconduct, say mass there next weekend.

SNAP volunteer with fliers
Photo by 9News

"This is a church that is literally surrounded by a school," said Christy Miller, of SNAP.

Fliers given to congregation
Photo by 9News

"It's in the same building and we feel that if Father James Kiffmeyer were here, he would be open to abusing a whole lot more kids," said Miller, "and we don't want that to happen."

Group protested visit by priest accused of sexual misconduct
Photo by 9News

No reason was given, but a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati tell 9News that Father Kiffmeyer will not be coming after all.

Dan Frondorf, Christy Miller, of SNAP support group
Photo by 9News


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