Group wants Lockford priest removed

October 10, 2011 

Outside the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton on Sunday, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) were lobbying those parishioners who could sway Bishop Stephen Blaire.

They want Father Michael Kelly of Lockeford removed from his post until the latest set of molestation allegations against him can be adjudicated.

Last month, Kelly was accused for the second time of molesting a child.

When the lawsuit was filed, the Diocese of Stockton released this statement, "Father Kelly's status as an active priest remains unchanged while we investigate the matter." SNAP members want Kelly removed from the parish and from children until the investigation by the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department is wrapped up.