SNAP Media Events

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


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


Seven new accused clerics in St. Louis are "outed"

Seven accused clerics who spent time in St. Louis area are "outed"

Their ties to MO were previously unknown

Last week, they were exposed in big California abuse report

SNAP also writes to all Missouri prosecutors seeking their help

AG Hawley claims he cannot subpoena records without one of them


Jeff City bishop challenged on abuse

Jeff City bishop challenged on abuse

SNAP "outs" a priest who worked in Columbia

Few knew of his time in mid-Missouri until last week

Victims question prelate's 'troubling' remarks on seminarians

Group also want church to post accused priests' names on line

Catholic officials should do "more aggressive outreach," SNAP says

Victim want them to"beg witnesses & whistle blowers" to call AG Hawley


Victims to leaflet church-goers in New Orleans

Victims to leaflet church-goers - Monday @ 12:30 pm (after 12:05 pm Mass)  

Victims to leaflet church-goers

They prod Catholics & Archbishop on abuse

SNAP wants to know whereabouts of accused priests

Group says list of alleged predators is "long overdue" & "inadequate"

WHAT

Handing out fliers to parishioners as they leave the church, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will announce they are:

--writing to all 5 Louisiana Bishops asking for the "immediate release" of the names and whereabouts of all Church employees proven, admitted or credibly accused of child sexual abuse,

--prodding those Bishops to be "very inclusive" with the lists, and

--urging lay Catholics to donate elsewhere until Church officials do better at protecting children.


Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation

Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation

They want professionally staffed hotline for victims to report sexual abuse

They also urge local police & prosecutors to "be more aggressive"

 “Law enforcement must do more,” group says, “if children are to be better protected”

WHAT

Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference clergy sex abuse victims will, in the wake of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex crimes and cover ups:

--beg Louisiana's attorney general to probe clergy sex crimes & cover ups,  

--urge him to join a dozen other states and launch a statewide grand jury-style investigation,

--prod local prosecutors across the state to take similar steps, and

--ask all law enforcement personnel in the state to use their resources to ask, beg, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to report known or suspected crimes and cover ups to secular authorities.


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