Priest Abuse Fliers

By LaTonya Stephens
Tri-State Homepage
September 2, 2007

Victims of abuse are asking other victims to step out of the shadows and the Evansville diocese to acknowledge their responsibilities.

The Silent Lambs organization and Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests say recent revelations of molestation by a local priest is another example of the church's failure to protect the innocent.

They showed up Sunday at Saint Benedict's Cathedral handing out fliers encouraging members to support abuse victims and to push the catholic church to be honest about abusive priests.

David Clohessy says Bishop Ferald Gettelfinger's recent disclosure of abuse by now deceased Monsignor Othmar Schroeder prompted the action.

Clohessy says for 11 years Bishop Gettelfinger has known that Schroeder is a predator and yet kept silent.

He also says Gettelfinger admitted that there are others whose names he has not disclosed.

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