MEDIA ADVISORY: 8 Predatory Catholic Priests Moved to Springfield, IL

Written By Call To Action


March 4, 2015

Updated Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:20pm CT.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) information regarding predatory priests and Call To Action’s Central Illinois Leadership offer research, statements, and transcripts from today’s press release:

Media Advisory | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Names of 8 predatory Catholic priests moved to Springfield to be released today at 1:00pm

Today at 1:00pm CT, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Call To Action Central Illinois will release the names of eight known predatory priests who were transferred to the Springfield Catholic diocese. Of these, six were ousted from parishes in Chicago when Springfield’s current bishop, Thomas John Paprocki, was the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The news conference will take place directly outside the Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 West Washington Street, in Springfield, IL. Members of the media and the public are invited to attend.

Available for comment or interview will be:

– David Clohessy, Director of SNAP (
– John Freml, Call To Action Central Illinois (
– A former victim a sexual abuse from a priest

Immediately following the news conference, we will publish all of the information that we have on our website. It will be available at:


John Freml, Call To Action Central Illinois

Ryan Hoffmann, Call To Action National


  • Mary Anne Bobik says:

    Why are we supporting these men? Why can they not get a job as a dish washer someplace?

  • Lawton Blandford says:

    Let them was dishes in prison where they belong.

  • Kim McAuliffe says:

    Not sure why these men are still priests. Is it acceptable for them to change bread and wine into Jesus’s body and blood. Whereas some priests are defrocked for believing woman should be priests. Very confusing and sad. No wonder people are protested with their feet and pocketbooks.

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