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1997 | WTAG Talk Radio, Worcester, MA – September 1997

In Radio and Web Reports by PhilSaviano

September 1997 | WTAG AM radio discussion from Worcester, MA features Phil Saviano, founder that year of the New England Chapter of SNAP, Dave Lewcon, victim of a Worcester Diocese priest Thomas Teczar and Mark Montigny, the state senator who was sponsoring new legislation to make members of the clergy mandated reporters of child abuse. This program is a good example of the fact that the concept of Catholic bishops protecting and moving child-abusing priests from church to church, diocese to diocese, and state to state was discussed and reported on years before the issue was blown wide open by the 2002 Boston Globe Spotlight report. The host references a 1997 investigative report on the history of Fr. David Holley, by the Dallas Morning News. You can read the report, written by news reporter Brooks Egerton, in the “Top stories about Fr. Holley” page of this website.