New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
Four leaders of the international campaign against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church will address the ongoing scandal and the first thirty days of Francis I’s papacy at a public forum Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM, Bleecker Street Theater New York City.
The event, co-sponsored by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and St. Martin’s Press, will be hosted by journalist writer Michael D’Antonio, author of Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal. Published last week, Mortal Sins has already been hailed by the Boston Globe and others as the definitive work on the greatest challenge facing the 1.2 billion-member church since the Reformation. (To date, 500 American priests have been imprisoned for abuse and $ 2 billion paid to victims).
Appearing with D’Antonio will be
Jeffrey Anderson, a St. Paul Minnesotan who pioneered the legal strategies followed in every lawsuit brought against the church.
Rev. Thomas Doyle. — Still a priest, Doyle called attention to the looming crisis in 1985, suffered the loss of his career, but spent a lifetime working on behalf of victims
Barbara Blaine, victim of abuse, founder of SNAP, and international advocate
Patrick Wall, former priest and Catholic monk, Wall was a “fixer” for parishes struck by scandal who went over to the other side and has investigated more than a thousand claims of abuse.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7pm
Bleecker Street Theater, 45 Bleecker St, New York City.