November 2015 | EL PASO TIMES – “Victims of a predatory priest who served in El Paso and Alamogordo helped provide the impetus for the Boston Globe investigation that revealed a widespread cover-up by the Catholic Church highlighted by the movie “Spotlight.”” READ STORY
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SEPTEMBER 2004 | WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – Personal letters detailing priest’s situation obtained by T&G
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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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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.”
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.”
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” READ COLUMN ON PDF
June 2002 | New England Cable News’ “Newsnight” panel discussion guests are SNAP’s Phil Saviano, former federal prosecutor Paul Kelley and Boston College Law School’s Robert Bloom.
July 1999 / The Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston denies allegations in two recent issues of The Wanderer. Most Reverend Joseph Fiorenza says accusations made in the articles involving him are total fabrications. . . One of the articles concerns a lawsuit alleging that Bishop Fiorenza protected a known pedophile . . . even though he knew Fr. David Holley was a perpetrator. READ ARTICLE ON PDF
December 30, 1992 / A telephone hotline set-up by the Worcester Diocese last week in the wake of allegations that a priest sexually abused youths in central Massachusetts parishes in the 1960s has received several calls from people who say they were molested, according to a diocesan official. READ ARTICLE
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