SNAP Presses Bishop to Give Police Info on Loose Creek Priest

By Jeff Haldiman
News Tribune
February 28, 2010

[letter to the National Review Board]

[SNAP statement]

JEFFERSON CITY (MO) -- A national advocacy group for those abused by priests is calling on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to push local church officials to be more open about abuse investigations.

Speaking Saturday outside the Jefferson City Catholic Diocese Headquarters on West Main Street, David Clohessy, national director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), showed members of the media letters they were sending to these offices.

SNAP wants the national offices to urge Jefferson City Bishop John Gaydos to give police information about Father Tom Seifner, a priest from Loose Creek who was accused in December of "inappropriate behavior" and relieved of his duties for an investigation into these allegations.



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