SNAP Media Events
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
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
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
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.