STORY OF THE DAY


SNAP: Archdiocese is Targeting Victim in Child Sex Abuse Case

By Maria Keena

April 22, 2014

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It’s not the first allegation against Father Joseph Jiang.

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The privacy and free speech of victims and SNAP are being attacked by lawyers for predators and their enablers. Details available here.


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Media Statements

TN- Victims seek apology from top Baptist official

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

For more info: David Clohessy, 314-566-9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com 

Abuse victims seek apology 

Top Baptist official attacked them

He called support group "opportunistic"

Group wants to speak at SBC annual meeting 

A victims group is asking the head of the Southern Baptist Convention to apologize for his "very hurtful comment" about the organization and for a chance to speak at the annual SBC meeting in Baltimore this summer.

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NH- Priest sentenced for theft; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

The long-time second-in-command of the New Hampshire Catholic diocese, Msgr. Edward Arsenault (he has not been defrocked), is being sentenced Wednesday, April 23 after pleading guilty to theft.

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MN- Nienstedt won't punish "enablers;" SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

In our view, here's the most important admission in Archbishop John Nienstedt 's deposition.

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MN- Group praises victim & litigation re Nienstedt deposition release

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

Statement by Frank Meuers of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, frankameuers@gmail.com)

"It's just about money." That’s what many Catholic officials say when they're sued for committing and concealing child sex crimes. But today's release of Archbishop John Nienstedt's deposition is proof that civil lawsuits are a key tool in the struggle to safeguard children from predators.

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Latest ICC Filing Update

On April 11, 2012, SNAP and CCR update the ICC filing with new developments and supplemental evidence. You can read the new filing here.

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