any public or private agency that offers assistance to victims of sexual assault.
Q. Does SNAP have any agreements with attorneys regarding referral of victims to those attorneys?
A. Can I say I'm offended at the question?
[Clohessy's attorney]: You just answer it.
A. No, we don't.
Q. What counseling or instructions does SNAP provide to sexual abuse victims, if any, regarding the issue of repressed memory?
A. Okay. I am -- I'm going to be as polite as I can but I am deeply offended.... We provide no instructions to anybody about repressed memory.
Q. Has SNAP ever issued a single press release commending the [United States Conference on Catholic Bishops] or any diocese or archdiocese for taking even a single positive step?Read the full depo by clicking here.
A. Yes, we have. Let's see. Where to start. We praised the diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, a bishop there I want to say in 2003. We often include the phrase: We are grateful that the bishop has suspended Father X or Father Y. We often say we are glad that the Vatican has defrocked Father X or Father Y....
We praised a bishop in the case of Father Henry Willenborg in Wisconsin who refused to do the hair-splitting and excuse-making and do nothing when Father Willenborg was credibly accused of molesting a child and sexually exploiting an adult vulnerable Catholic parishioner and impregnating her and then ignoring her child and refusing to support the child.
We've praised Bishop Wilton Gregory of Belleville, formerly of Atlanta, several times, any number of times frankly. I could go on and on.
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