14Jan January Update to ACP Members

The following update has been sent out to all our members;  by email to those who have an address, and by post to others.

14Jan Victim support and/or mandatory reporting?

An account of a problem being faced by SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) in USA, as they are confronted with sub-poenas to reveal their records. Where an abused person turns for help to a support group, without wishing to go public or take legal action, should the support group be obliged to report the matter to the justice system?

An extract from the article on National Catholic Reporter is given here.

The full article on http://ncronline.org/news/accountability/snap-subpoenas-harm-key-ally-victims

Pádraig McCarthy

14Jan 14 Jan. Saturday of Week One

Likely Leaders?