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Catholic church still breaking its own laws, 16 years after priest abuse scandal exposed

By Cindy Woodall Attempts to solve many problems found in the Catholic church today can be traced back to a meeting among U.S. bishops in June 2002.

Cardinal George Pell Convicted of Abusing Children, SNAP Responds

Yesterday, the third most powerful Vatican official was found guilty on multiple charges of abusing children in the 1990s.

Ex-priest accused in PA grand jury report denies allegations, survivors’ group reacts

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a lengthy article about a former priest in the Diocese of Erie who disputes what is reported about him in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. SNAP, the oldest and largest support group for survivors of clergy abuse, takes strong issue with the priest’s denial that he abused anyone.

Victim of notorious priest speaks for first time

Victim of notorious priest speaks for first time SNAP wants all accused abusive clerics “outed” But church officials in both KC MO & KC KS are refusing Dozens of Catholic officials across the US are now posting such lists Group also blasts KC MO prelate for letting disgraced Finn to come back

Three Priests Left Off New List - Jefferson City, MO

Three publicly accused priests left off new list Two were in Jeff City area & attracted national attention SNAP also worries about 18 new church abuse reports It wants Catholic officials to "move quickly " with them

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

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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.

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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