Reader: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests praises Fr. Richard Kurtz's alleged victim

Last week, we reported about the arrest of Father Richard James Kurtz, a Jesuit priest based in Chicago, for an alleged sexual assault on a male under the age of eighteen back in 2001. The post attracted a comment from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, complete with a salute to the victim.

Judy Block-Jones writes:

This victim is to be commended for speaking up and taking action to expose the truth.

Hopefully others who may have knowledge or been harmed by Father Richard Kurtz will have the courage to speak up and report it to police, not church officials. Crimes against kids, however old, should be investigated by the independent professionals in law enforcement, not the biased amateurs in church offices.

Keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511


"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" and all clergy.


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