Friday, August 26, 2005

Fliers vow aid for alleged abuse victims

This note comes from Vicki Polin:
Is this something Jewish survivors (and those who care about them) should be doing at the synagogues, camps, schools and yeshivas that they were abused at? Please feel free to contact
Vicki Polin if you would be interested in discussing this idea, and several others.


Fliers vow aid for alleged abuse victims
By Annette Espinoza
Denver Post - August 26, 2005

The founder of an abuse-survivors organization passed out leaflets Thursday near a church where a former priest accused of molesting boys once worked.

Barbara Blaine of Chicago, founder and president of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests went door-to-door in the Denver neighborhood surrounding Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She was accompanied by a man who requested anonymity and said he had been molested by Harold Robert White.

"Help us reach out to anyone abused by Father (Harold) Robert White," the fliers said. "Please do your Christian and your civic duty!"

"That's what SNAP does," said Fran Maier, chancellor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. "That's not a surprise. We wouldn't have a comment on it."

Five men have filed lawsuits alleging that the archdiocese covered up for White despite being warned that he had been accused of molesting boys. Sixteen men have told The Denver Post that White molested them, and a John Doe named in one of the lawsuits brings the number of White accusers to 17.

No allegations involving a parishioner have been made against White during his time at Good Shepherd, from 1981 to 1983.

Most people living in the neighborhood weren't home, but those who opened their doors were sympathetic.

"It's terrible. If you can't trust your priest, who can you trust?" said Rose Anokye.

Staff writer Annette Espinoza can be reached at 303-820-1655 or


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