SNAP Subpoenas Harm Key Ally for Victims

By Jerry Berger
Berger's Beat
January 17, 2012

It’s a Goliath v. David struggle: Lawyers for Catholic officials in St. Louis and Kansas City demanding depositions and thousands of pages of documents deemed private by two local SNAP leaders, David Clohessy and Barbara Dorris. But SNAP has picked up editorial support from Missouri’s two largest newspapers and the independent National Catholic Reporter. In a 2,500-word piece, the NCR opines that, “We know from too many stories of suicides and destroyed lives that it was only because of the diligence of outside watchdogs and whistleblowers that abuse in this country was taken seriously. It was only because of (SNAP’s) work that our church was forced, grudgingly, to change.”








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