Feb. 5, 2016 | PEOPLE.COM — He no longer belongs to any sort of organized religion, but Phil Saviano, whose pivotal role in exposing the child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church is showcased in the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, appears to have had something almost like divine intervention on his side. READ STORY AT PEOPLE.COM
October 28, 2015 | CRUX – Remember the famous line in “Jaws” when Chief Brody first sees the monster shark and says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”? Phil Saviano remembers a similar line when he first told Boston Globe reporters there weren’t just one or two priests molesting a handful of children. Saviano knew of nearly 30 priests, if not more, with dozens of victims.
August 2009 | BOSTON GLOBE – Minnesota Woman to Donate Kidney Today After Roslindale Man Reached Out for Help From Other Victims of Clergy Abuse. Susan Pavlak steps up to keep Phil Saviano alive.
October 2003 | The year was 1992, and Phil Saviano had yet to become a prominent leader in the movement for legal justice for victims of clergy sexual abuse. Back then, the Jamaica Plain resident was having trouble just leading his life.
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December 2002 |VALLEY ADVOCATE – The victim of an abusive priest, Phil Saviano shines a light on the Church’s dark past and its questionable future. READ STORY ON PDF
September 1997 |WORCESTER MAGAZINE — Phil Saviano, like so many of the other victims, was just a kid when his East Douglas parish priest sexually assaulted him. The Rev. David Holley, who is now an old man and a convicted pedophile doing time in a New Mexico prison, but a wide swath through many different parishes — here and in three other states. SEE ORIGINAL STORY ON PDF
APRIL 1997 | THE PATRIOT LEDGER – “Phil Saviano said his phone has stopped ringing since he began publicizing the first upcoming meeting of the New England chapter of Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests.”
November 1995 | BOSTON GLOBE — In this Globe report, Phil Saviano reveals publicly, for the first time, his sexuality, his illness and his determination not to agree to any confidentiality agreements when settling his lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Worcester. READ ARTICLE ON PDF