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In court, Roxborough woman recounts alleged rape by priest also charged with making sex tapes

As a teenager committed to her Roman Catholic faith, she thought she was doing everything right. She volunteered as an altar server at her Roxborough parish. She sang in the choir and worked nights and weekends as a fill-in secretary at the church office.

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Publicly Attacks Survivor Advocate

As a SNAP Leader in Philadelphia and one who works very closely with survivors of clergy sex abuse here in Pennsylvania, I am appalled at the remarks made on a social media platform of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference towards Ms. Carolyn Fortney. The comment lacked professionalism, public opinion etiquette, and good taste, as well the promoted Catholic principles. We stand in solidarity with Carolyn and all other survivors and advocates who have felt insulted or besmirched by the posting.


PUBLICLY ACCUSED SAN DIEGO ABUSIVE PRIESTS WHO ARE NOT  INCLUDED ON THE OFFICIAL DIOCESAN ‘ACCUSED’ LIST (5/19) --Fr. John Patrick Feeney, who was a priest of the Green Bay diocese and  stands accused of sexually abusing at least a dozen children during his career, during which he was assigned to 18 parishes. In 2004, he was convicted of child sex crimes and sentenced to 15 years prison. His name appears on the ‘credibly accused’ lists in three dioceses: Green Bay, Las Vegas and Omaha. He was in the San Diego diocese in 1983 and in the Los Angeles archdiocese from 1990-2002.

Survivors seek meeting with Ken Feinberg about compensation programs

A support group for clergy abuse victims want a voice in compensation programs being set up by California Catholic officials.

Clergy abuse victims presser 1:30 p.m. Thursday 5/16 KC MO

Victims urge boycott of KC MO diocese SNAP: “Give elsewhere until there’s honesty” Bishop still hiding abusers’ names, group says "At least reveal the living abusers NOW," it argues Two more publicly accused KC area clerics are 'outed' “For the safety of kids, stop stalling” victims beg prelate Current and former church staff must call law enforcement, SNAP says

AZ Legislator and Activists Speak on Behalf of SOL Reform in the State Capital

For immediate release, May 14, 2019 Changes are needed because survivors of child sex abuse can take decades to come forward  The statutory amendments proposed would allow more victims an opportunity to have their claims heard in court Revealing these 'hidden predators' and their enablers helps to protect boys and girls today Senator who sponsored the bill has delayed state budget approval until his measure is heard

SNAP: “Help us get alleged abuser out of classroom”

Victims appeal to Bridgeport bishop“He’s left 15 priests off his accused list,” they say, “including 11 who taught at Fairfield Prep."SNAP: “Help us get alleged abuser out of classroom”Despite settlement paid, ex-CT cleric now teaches school in NJ. CT’s 5-yr Statute of Limitations prevented criminal charges.Group says Catholic officials must “beat the bushes” to find more 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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