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What Some of Irene’s Supporters Say:

I stand in support of Irene in her quest for justice and for just restitution. Sadly, her situation is not the only one I have heard about where the Catholic Church has misrepresented the facts about an abuser to force a survivor to settle for less money. I am rooting for Irene to prevail!

 Melanie Sakoda, SNAP Network

We at SNAP (Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests) stand in solidarity with Irene Deschênes and her decades long fight for justice and transparency. Irene has been a close friend of SNAP since she first met with our founder, Barbara Blaine in 1993 and has been a dedicated advocate for herself and other survivors over the course of those many decades.

Zach Hiner, Executive Director, SNAP

The Justice for Irene Network is a team of intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate and courage driven visionaries…we foresee a time when no children or vulnerable people are abused and re-abused by powerful institutions, like the church.  

Dr. Kathleen Kevany, Dalhousie University, Truro, Nova Scotia

Anova stands in solidarity with Irene Deschênes and her fight against the Catholic Church, which continues to defend predators. Irene’s struggle for justice, accountability and transparency reveals how our society is built on inherently unequal and violent structures that continue to protect abusers instead of survivors. Irene’s strength and conviction in her fight for justice brings hope to other survivors. We stand with Irene and wish her success in holding the church and others accountable for their treatment of survivors of sexual abuse. 

Jessie Rodger, Executive Director, ANOVA

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  1. I met Irene in early 2000 and learned of her struggle with the Catholic Church and I will support her t’il the end of this hard fought battle and some more. She is a woman of extraordinary power and resilience and wish her a super victory in this pursuit.
    Irene I am with you all the way. Yes, Justice for Irene!

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