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Diocese: Help available to abuse victims

January 20, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — A representative from the Diocese of Youngstown said help is available to anyone who has been identified as a victim of sexual abuse in connection with the church. Nancy L....

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Jan-20-13 8:55 PM


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Jan-20-13 11:55 AM

why is schwiderki posting a website in an ohio newspaper with the names of 172 accused (key word accused, not convicted) minnesota clerics, except to show the world how much he hates anything to do with the catholic church. hey i have an idea, let's post a website with the names of 172 black criminals from another state half a country away, and see how long the trip leaves it up. one is racist the other is okay, i guess.

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Jan-20-13 11:52 AM

No deal was made to keep anyone's mouth shut, obviously, because the victims are coming forward and talking about it.

Also, tell me SNAPJudy, if you were in a position of authority today in the Youngstown diocese, what exactly would you do about this? You have a crime that was committed over 20 years ago. The man involved is no longer in the area. He is not and never was a diocesan priest. You have made "high 5 figure" payments to the victims and are offering counseling. Tell me specifically what the Youngstown diocese is supposed to do about this crime that was committed over 20 years ago?

And when you change the name of your organization, maybe you'll gain some credibility. Until then, you are just showing the anti-Catholic bigotry and prejudice that so many suspect you of having.

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Jan-20-13 11:34 AM

So let's hope that anyone who has knowledge or may have been harmed by Bro Baker, will come forward and contact law enforcement, not the church officials, no matter how long ago the abuse happened The church officials are not the proper officials to be investigating child sex crimes. Also.. For information about our monthly SNAP Support meetings in Youngstown, please contact our Youngstown Area SNAP Leader - Jerry Arnal, ph- 330-718-6226; jerryarnal@yahoo**** Victims and supporters are welcome to attend these confidential self help group support meetings.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, snapjudy@gmail****, 636-433-2511 ***********youngstowntruth****/ SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) ***********snapnetwork****/

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Jan-20-13 10:45 AM

The diocese is absolutely the LAST place a survivor should go! They cannot be trusted to police themselves as has been proved time and time again. Just dial 911 or call local police.

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Jan-20-13 9:27 AM

Ya I'll run right down to the diocese to get help with the abuse I suffered from a priest, bishop, friar or whomever. NOT! Then cut me a check, and tell me to keep this to myself (so we can move him miles away where nobody knows him), cuz the incident with the abuser was just a "misunderstanding". We're as "flabbergasted" by these allegations in the first place! Talk about jumping from the friaring pan to the fire! (pun intended)

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Jan-20-13 8:52 AM

Here's a list of 172 accused Minnesota clerics. *******mnsnap.wordpress****/villainous-mn-clerics/

Bob Schwiderski, Minnesota SNAP Director.

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Jan-20-13 5:42 AM

Don't go to the diocese, go to your lawyers office. Sue the collars off these coverup priests and bishops in the Youngstown diocese. Make them pay!

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