National Survivor Advocates Coalition Takes Scottish Cardinal to Task

National Survivor Advocates Coalition
September 14, 2010

For Immediate Release:

It is pitiful that Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien on the eve of the Pope's visit to Scotland is pedaling an approach designed to lull Catholilcs into thinking that saying "sorry" is all that is needed as a response to the sexual abuse scandal.

What's more the Cardinal is promoting a pat on the back for Scotland saying that the volume of abuse in Scotland is less than in other countries.

What number of young lives harmed and scarred by the horror of sexual abuse by priests and nuns would be the tipping point for the Cardinal?

When will the Cardinal take action to sincerely seek out the survivors of sexual abuse by priests and nuns in Scotland? When will he go to the parishes of Scotland and search for the survivors? When will he post the names of perpetrators on his diocesan website?

NSAC has sent an envoy. Michael Coode one of NSAC's founders, to the United Kingdom this week to search for survivors advocates.

NSAC is seeking Catholics who will commit to the fight for justice.

Contact Information:

Michael Coode, 615-364-2334,, United Kingdom

Kristine Ward 937-272-0308,, United States

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