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Illinois Catholic Church official rips handling of sex abuse cases

By Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner and Barb Markoff CHICAGO (WLS) --A top official of a downstate diocese, who coordinates assistance to victims of priest sex abuse, on Wednesday castigated the Roman Catholic Church for the way misconduct cases are handled.

The Department of Education Should Strengthen Supports for Survivors, Not Weaken Them

Today, the Department of Education unveiled proposed changes to the ways that universities handle sexual violence. We believe that the new rules will harm survivors, not help them.

New Jersey’s Attorney General Ramps Up Investigation and Issues Subpoenas to Church Officials

The attorney general for New Jersey has ramped up their investigation into clergy sex abuse and has issued subpoenas to at least one of the state’s catholic dioceses. We applaud this move by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

Belleville bishop challenged on abuse

Belleville bishop challenged on abuse “Sexually violent predator” worked in diocese Few knew of his time in southern IL until recently Two more accused abusers missing from church site Catholic officials should hire outside firm to look through its files This recommendation just made by church’s top abuse lay leader

SNAP calls for the USCCB to end lobbying against statutes of limitations reform, urge independent investigations, and hold Bishops accountable

Survivors of clergy abuse demand accountability as US Bishops gather in Baltimore Nearly one third of active Bishops have mishandled abuse allegations, report shows “Bishops must be made to answer for their role in this crisis,” SNAP says SNAP says bishops should stop lobbying against statutes of limitations reform and should actively invite independent investigations

Survivors and supporters hold vigil to shine a light on the abuse crisis

Survivors and supporters hold vigil to shine a light on the abuse crisis Group says Bishops should include survivors and laity in their discussions SNAP says Cardinal DiNardo unfit to head USCCB

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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.

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