Priest Protested in Phoenix Today

By Claudia Rivero
August 27, 2007

Ken Babb and Mary Grant met church goers outside St. Theresa's Parish in Phoenix. Ken and Mary are both with S.N.A.P, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

"We come to inform people who may not be aware that this person does exist," Babb said.

The person he's referring to is Phoenix resident John B. Feit, a former priest who more than 40 years ago was arrested and charged with attacking a 20 year old woman in McAllen,Texas He's also the suspect in the rape and murder of a young woman by the name of Irene Garza also from Texas, but Feit has never been charged for that crime.

Feit moved to this Phoenix neighborhood several years ago. He works for St. Vincent de Paul, and is a parishioner at St. Theresa's.

The members of S.N.A.P reached out to his neighbors but not everyone was happy to see them.

"I really like him. He's always been a really good neighbor to us. I don't have a bad word to say about him," a neighbor said.

We tried speaking to Mr. Feit but he had very little to say.


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