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Observer, other media seek to unseal records from lawsuits against Catholic diocese

News outlets including The Charlotte Observer have filed joint court motions that seek to unseal documents in two lawsuits that claimed sexual abuse by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

SNAP Applauds News Organizations’ Fight to Unseal Abuse Records in North Carolina

Several major news organizations in North Carolina are going to court in order to unseal records related to two local cases of alleged clergy sexual abuse. We applaud this effort and hope that their request is successful.

Vatican Punishment of ex-Bishop Bransfield Comes Up Short

Despite facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, on Friday the Vatican declined to permanently remove a disgraced West Virginia bishop from the church, opting instead for a lesser punishment. This sends the message that cases of sexual abuse against adults are still not taken seriously by church officials.

Norbertine Release of Credibly Accused Priest Sex Offenders Raises More Questions than Answers

Today, the Norbertine Religious Order have finally released a list of priests publicly accused of abuse. We believe that this release – and others by other church officials in Wisconsin – should be reviewed and investigated by the state attorney general.

Victims to launch KC KS outreach drive

Victims to launch KC KS outreach drive They start leafleting effort at & near churches Group ‘outs’ 5 more ‘credibly accused clerics’ It’s upset because archbishop ‘refuses to act’ SNAP: ‘He should be helping KS Bureau of Investigation’ Instead, organization says, he’s ‘irresponsible & timid’ ‘Archbishop: Teach your flock how to act,’ SNAP says

Vatican trial is set for KC predator priest

Vatican trial is set for KC predator priest He abused kids, then was promoted to bishop But victims say “No trial – just defrock him now” SNAP also wants another KC bishop to be restricted Under new rules, he can be banned from church gatherings And 2 more ‘credibly accused’ clerics are exposed for first time

Child sex abuse survivor ‘outs’ an abusive priest

Child sex abuse survivor ‘outs’ an abusive priest She speaks publicly now for the first time Her alleged abuser is still in active ministry At least four other victims have come forward SNAP calls on Diocese of Fresno to “aggressively reach out” to other victims

Join us in Washington D.C. this July for the 2019 SNAP National Conference!

You won't want to miss this! The annual SNAP National Conference is your opportunity to connect with other survivors and advocates from around the country for a weekend of learning, healing and fun. This year's conference will be held from July 26-28 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. Don't wait! Register for the conference today and be sure reserve your room at the Westin using our special discounted rate!

Stay tuned for more details included keynotes, workshop highlights, and more.

Take Action and Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line

 

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