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2003 | CNN Exposes 1962 Vatican’s ‘Crimen Sollicitationis,” Ordering Secrecy Re: Sex Abuse

In TV News by PhilSaviano

August 2003 | CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviews SNAP’s Phil Saviano about the significance of the 1962 Vatican document. According to the National Catholic Reporter, “the 39-page document, titled in Latin Crimen Sollicitationis, issued by the Holy Office, established a procedure for canonical cases in which priests were accused of abusing the confessional to sexually proposition penitents. More details can be found in the NCR story linked here:

http://www.nationalcatholicreporter.org/update/bn080703.htm

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2003 | WBZ Radio Boston “The “David Brudnoy Show” – O’Malley Is Appointed to Head Boston Archdiocese

In Radio and Web Reports by PhilSaviano

JUNE 2003 | Sean O’Malley is appointed to be the Archbishop of Boston, replacing the Cardinal Bernand Law who had resigned six months previously. David’s guests are Attorney Eric MacLeish, SNAP leader Phil Saviano and Philip Lawler. They and listeners who call in to the show attempt to answer the questions, What can the new archbishop do? What should he do? to regain the trust of the Greater Boston Catholic community which has been shattered by the revelations that scores of priests have sexually preyed upon vulnerable children.

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2002 | Advice From a Victim

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

December 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – One thing that makes Phil Saviano happy is his carvings.

His home is full of wood carvings of birds, dragons, angels, monkeys – carvings he imports from Mexico and sells over the Internet. It’s not a career. It’s a creative hobby, a way to bring some balance to his life.

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2002 | One Survivor Tells a Tale of Triumph

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

October 2002 | BOSTON HERALD – “Phil Saviano still remembers “the coolness of the dark church basement; the smell of his sickly, sweet cologne; the beads of sweat on his forehead; the force of his hands around my skinny wrist, the sense of being completely trapped.”

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2002 | Worcester Bishop Calls Off SNAP Subpoena

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – “Facing a barrage of criticism from alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse, Bishop Daniel Reilly of the Diocese of Worcester yesterday ordered church lawyers to withdraw a subpoena that attempted to force a victims support group to turn over the names and records of its members.”

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2002 | Worcester Diocese Victimizing the Victims

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – “When Cyndi Desrosiers learned that the Worcester Diocese was doing battle with SNAP, a support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse, she wasn’t surprised. . . In her experience, sensitivity wasn’t a high priority for either the diocese or its lawyers.”

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2002 | Worcester Diocese Demands Saviano’s SNAP Records

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – “Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, through his lawyers, has subpoenaed the confidential records of all alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse from the Worcester, MA Diocese who have contacted the organization SNAP — the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. “I believe the intent here is to keep more victims from coming forward to talk about their abuse by priests,” said Philip Saviano, SNAP regional director”
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