National Survivor Advocates Coalition Notes St. Louis' Use of Texting in New Archbishop Announcement
Prods New Archbishop to Use Same Technology to Warn of Predators

National Survivor Advocates Coalition
April 21, 2009

The National Survivor Advocates Coalition (NSAC) notes with high interest the Archdiocese of St. Louis' use of technology in texting the new archbishop's name, Robert J. Carlson, to any and all who had subscribed to the messaging for this alert.

The Coalition vigourously urges the Archdiocese to use this technology to alert Catholics and all people of good will to danger to children. In short, text the names of those credibly accused in the Archdiocese.

Hailed as a "dedicated to life issues" bishop by the current administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Bishop Carlson was appointed by the Vatican as the 10th archbishop of St. Louis. Carlson leaves his current post as Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan.

The National Survivor Advocates Coalition called upon the new archbishop to immediately signal his intent to follow papal direction to do everything possible for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy and use technology to protect children.

Listing the names of credibly accused priests on the Archdiocese's website would be an excellent first step, the Coalition said.


Kristine Ward 937-272-0308


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