Abuse scandal turnabout: “SNAP” ordered to name names, provide internal memos, emails.

Defense lawyers sought the group’s documents as evidence that the accuser’s attorney, Rebecca Randles, violated the gag order by giving details of the case to the Survivors Network. The defense claims the group then printed the information in a press release.

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Clohessy disturbed by Corapi lawsuit

The Rev. John Corapi, who served as the director of Catholic Faith Formation in Sacramento in the 1990s, filed a lawsuit in the 11th Judicial District Court of Montana, where he now lives. He alleges that his accuser committed libel and that a letter she wrote to his religious superiors contained “numerous false, malicious and unprivileged statements” about the priest. He is suing for punitive and unspecified compensatory damages.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests on Wednesday publicized Corapi’s lawsuit, which was filed in April.

“I think it is reprehensible that he would sue her,” said David Clohessy, national director of the victims rights group. “Clearly, he is trying to intimidate her.” He said a priest suing his accuser is unusual.

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SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) trashes Corapi (again)

David Clohessy, who directs the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP, issued a statement which read: “We have spoken with one of Corapi’s victims and find her very credible, and our hearts ache for her and her family because of the pain Corapi and a few of his misguided loyalists have inflicted on her. We have mixed feelings. We are grateful Corapi has quit, because he’ll have less protection and access to vulnerable Catholics outside of the priesthood. But we’re sad because it now seems less likely that those he exploited will ever see justice.”

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Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) not pleased with Bishop Conlon.

“We believe that Bishop Conlon still treats victims with extreme disrespect, still quietly moves priests who have complaints against them to new assignments in unsuspecting communities, and does very little to protect kids,” SNAP Director David Clohessy said in a statement. “It’s a blow to wounded victims, vulnerable kids and caring Catholics to see this promotion.”


Clohessy of SNAP wants to dish more “dirt” on Father Corapi

David Clohessy, who directs the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP, called on Bishop Howard Hubbard to “seek out anyone who may have suspicions or knowledge of misdeeds by Corapi in the New York area.”

“We don’t know the age or gender of Corapi’s accuser, nor do we know anything about the allegations against him,” Clohessy said. “But we do know that America’s Catholic hierarchy has repeatedly pledged to be ‘open and transparent’ in clergy sexual abuse cases. That’s not really happening here.”

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Editor’s note: Clohessy knows better than that. There have been no allegations relating to children, and no proof offered, of any wrong doing, whatsoever.