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Relative Of Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Claims Allegations Against Priest Are Being Kept Under Wraps

A man says his relative's allegations of clergy sex abuse by a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh are being kept under wraps; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.

SNAP to Newly Elected Attorneys General: Please Keep the Investigations Going

For immediate release, November 13 2018 Since the bombshell grand jury report that revealed the depth of clergy sex abuse and cover-ups in Pennsylvania, 19 other states have begun investigations of their own. Following last Tuesday’s elections, at least six of those states will have new attorneys general and SNAP is pleading with those newly elected officials to not let these investigations fall by the wayside.

Chairman of the National Review Board Says Bishops Who Ignored Abuse Should Face “Real Consequences”

For immediate release, November 13 2018 On the second day of this month’s meeting of US catholic bishops, the Chairman of the National Review Board said that Catholic bishops who ignored sexual abuse committed by clergy should face “real consequences.” We could not agree more with his assessment and would argue that any bishop who has covered-up or ignored sex crimes should resign. As Chairman Francesco Cesareo argued, there is a clear need for bishops to do more to hold accountable their brethren who ignored, concealed, or otherwise covered-up sexual abuse and argued that the USCCB could bar “guilty bishops from USCCB membership or attending national meetings.”According to a recent report from the Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer, nearly one-third of active bishops have been accused of failing to properly address claims of sexual misconduct in their dioceses. If the bishops listen to Mr. Cesareo, one of those bishops who could be barred would be the head of the USCCB itself, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

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

Victims: Top US Catholic official should be ousted as President

Victims: Top US Catholic official should be ousted as President Cardinal DiNardo's track record on abuse is "abysmal," survivor groups say They also seek help from US ambassador to Vatican Pope "must make sure bishops keep abuse records" Victims & advocates file FOIA request for State Dept. & Vatican documents

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