Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is live with Tom Hall.
Archbishop Lori leads the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which is the oldest Catholic diocese in the United States. At the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall General Assembly, held last week (Nov. 12-14) in Baltimore, Archbishop Lori was among those who reportedly pressed his colleagues to take some action in response to the allegations of clergy child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Tom then talked with David Lorenz, SNAP director for the state of Maryland. SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - is the oldest active support group for women and men harmed by religious and institutional authorities.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in today’s program, the following organizations can provide support:
SNAP – Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests: 1.877.SNAP.Heals (1.877.762.7432)
Grassroots Crisis Intervention: 410.531.6677
If you suspect abuse call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD