OH – Youngstown Catholic predator “outed;” SNAP responds

OH – Youngstown Catholic predator “outed;” SNAP responds

Posted by Judy Jones on January 16, 2013 · Flag

Youngstown Catholic officials kept silent for more than three years about multiple credible child sex accusations against a Catholic school teacher. What else are they hiding?

“Open and transparent.” That’s what Catholic bishops are required to be in child sex cases, according to the official US church abuse policy. What’s ‘open’ about keeping quiet as child sex allegations trickle in – one after the other – against a Catholic school teacher? What’s ‘transparent’ about saying nothing even as settlements are quietly being paid out?

This is the same old, same old.

What did Youngstown officials do – besides say nothing – about this predator? They quietly let him move elsewhere.
The same old, same old.

How many more kids has Brother Baker sexually assaulted over the last three years while Catholic officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania (where he now lives) kept secrets about his crimes?

Even after settling 11 cases against Brother Baker, Catholic officials stayed silent.

Again, same old, same old.

We hope every single person who was abused in the Youngstown diocese – by Baker or other predators – will find the courage to step forward, get help, call police, expose crimes, protect kids and start healing.



About victimsofrapebythercc

The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. my ex-husband was abused by his mother’s brother who was a priest in buffalo new york – he was about 12 when this happened – my mother-in-law is deceased as is her brother – his name was clatus snyder – and i guess she found out he had abused about 30 boys including her son – he never talked about it but did suffer mental problems in his teens

    • I am sorry to hear about this. So the name of the priest was clatus snyder?

      • Janice Sterling

        yes the priest name was Clatus Snyder – was my former late mother inlaw brother – he was from buffalo – this would have been about 50 some years ago as my exhusband is now 77 – his mom is deceased – she had several brothers but only one was a priest – and she had a sister named la vineia – cant remember exactly – also snyder that kept house for her brother – she never married – ex husband was around 12 or so when this happened in new york – then family moved to california

      • I am trying to locate information online about that priest, but I cannot seem to find any. If I do? I will do a full story on him.

        Thank you for the information Janice.

      • Janice Sterling

        yes after i heard of this story from my mother in law i tried to find info about him online – the catholic church then i think buried it very well – dont know who u could go back and talk to now – dont even know what church he served in just know it was buffalo – also ck out snyder new york as my mother in law had told me this is where some of her family had lived – her maiden name was mary irene snyder and she is buried back there i think in buffalo – as i said she had a sister named lavinia snyder who did house keeping for her brother the priest – 2 of her brothers came to calif – one lived in the pasadena area and one was further north in bay area – all are deceased – her first husband was my ex husband’s father – his name was frank weatherby sterling and he is buried in california – after that my mother in law did go back to new york where she got remarried but i cant remember his name either – he is deceased also – srry

      • Janice Sterling

        did a search and found the following so maybe u can follow up on it


        Message Boards > Surnames > Snyder > Snyders of Buffalo, New York. … Snyder )(deceased) never married), Clatus Snyder (died on 3/06/2001), Bertram Snyder (deceased
        Robert Snyder in NY | Whitepages

        bertram snyder was on of my mother in law brothers and i think he is the one that lived in calif – as u can see they do have a death date for clatus snyder if that is the right one – since it lists bertram snyder think it probably is him as u can see this is on a message borard on ancestry.com

      • Janice Sterling

        hi – one more link – this gives the address where clatus snyder lived as i remember the address from when i used to send christmas cards – of course he is decased so dont know if its the parish address or a house owned by snyder family

        Snyder Clatus E

        101 Century Rd,

        Buffalo, NY 14215

        (716) 832-1112

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