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Sex abuse survivors react after Washington Archdiocese releases name of abusive priests

By Janice Park, October 16, 2018, WUSA9 WASHINGTON -- The Archdiocese of Washington released a list Monday of 31 priests. It names priests involved in cases with credible accusations of abuse.

Diocese of Brooklyn Sheltered Priest Accused of Abuse in Colombia

For immediate release, October 16 2018 For almost a year, Brooklyn Catholic officials refused to tell their flock about a credibly accused predator priest. According to the Gothamist, the Diocese of Brooklyn “bypassed its own safety protocols” to hire Fr. Roberto Cadavid in 2012. Fr. Cadavid worked in Brooklyn from 2012 through 2017 until he abruptly left the country to return to his native Colombia. But the Diocese waited ten months after Fr. Cadavid’s departure to tell the truth about his absence to their parishioners: the Diocese of Medellin had come forward in June, 2017 to share “Cadavid’s long history of alleged abuse.”

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Releases a List of 28 Credibly Accused Priests, Yet the List is Incomplete

Today, the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. released the names of 28 priests that have been credibly accused of abuse from 1948 onward. It cannot be overlooked that this announcement comes immediately on the heels of the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, almost as if the announcement were meant to distract from the fact that the Archdiocese’s leader had just resigned his position due to his role in sexual abuse cover-ups.

Victims to leaflet church-goers in New Orleans

Victims to leaflet church-goers - Monday @ 12:30 pm (after 12:05 pm Mass)   Victims to leaflet church-goers They prod Catholics & Archbishop on abuse SNAP wants to know whereabouts of accused priests Group says list of alleged predators is "long overdue" & "inadequate" WHAT Handing out fliers to parishioners as they leave the church, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will announce they are: --writing to all 5 Louisiana Bishops asking for the "immediate release" of the names and whereabouts of all Church employees proven, admitted or credibly accused of child sexual abuse, --prodding those Bishops to be "very inclusive" with the lists, and --urging lay Catholics to donate elsewhere until Church officials do better at protecting children.

Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation

Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation They want professionally staffed hotline for victims to report sexual abuse They also urge local police & prosecutors to "be more aggressive"  “Law enforcement must do more,” group says, “if children are to be better protected” WHAT Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference clergy sex abuse victims will, in the wake of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex crimes and cover ups: --beg Louisiana's attorney general to probe clergy sex crimes & cover ups,   --urge him to join a dozen other states and launch a statewide grand jury-style investigation, --prod local prosecutors across the state to take similar steps, and --ask all law enforcement personnel in the state to use their resources to ask, beg, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to report known or suspected crimes and cover ups to secular authorities.

Survivor Group pushes governor on predator priests

They want him to order AG to use subpoenas SNAP also wants Hawley to delay & expand abuse inquiry "Make no announcement until after election day," they urge Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," victims argue WHAT  Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand deliver a letter to Missouri's governor urging him to insist that the state attorney general  --use subpoena powers to expand a statewide clergy sex abuse inquiry,  --question Catholic officials, in Jeff City & elsewhere, under oath, and --use state resources to prod victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to come forward soon.

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