SNAP Media Events

SC--Victims to leaflet church goers

Victims to leaflet church-goers

They tout new child sex abuse law

It could bring hundreds of new suits

Rare measure lets even old cases be filed

Dozens of child predators could be exposed

Group also seeks others hurt by “notorious perp

Two of his victims were each awarded more than $1 million

SNAP: “Catholic church officials should do aggressive outreach

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand them fliers. The leaflets:

-- applaud a new Georgia law that may lead to many more lawsuits against child predators

-- beg victims to use that law to “expose molesters and protect kids,” and

-- prod anyone who saw or suspected clergy sex crimes or cover ups in the Savannah area to step forward.

They will especially prod people to speak up if they have   

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AL--Decision reached on indictment of predator priest

Decision reached on indictment of predator priest

Mother of alleged victim is told charges will be filed

Records are sealed, however, so outcome is unclear

Victims call on church & court officials to disclose ruling

SNAP: “Catholic bishop should aggressively seek out others who have been hurt”

Support group also releases list of 14 other “credibly accused AL child molesting clerics” 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will

- discuss a grand jury’s decision about possibly indicting an accused predator priest,

- beg church and court officials, for the safety of children, to disclose that recent decision,

- prod others who were similarly abused to step forward so they can begin to heal, and

- urge Birmingham’s bishop head to disclose the identity and whereabouts of other credibly accused clerics who have lived or worked in the area

  

 

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AL -- Support Group Urges Birmingham Bishop to Act

Local priest faces child sex allegations

A civil suit has been filed & police report made

Support group urges Birmingham bishop to act

They want church official to “warn your flock” about cleric

SNAP: “Prelate should post names of all predators on websites”

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will

--disclose that a local priest faces both criminal and civil child sex abuse accusations and

--release copies of a six page police report about the allegations against him.

They will also urge Birmingham’s Catholic bishop to  . . .

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CA--Two new predator priest lawsuits filed

Two new predator priest lawsuits filed 

Perpetrator admitted abuse, sent to prison

But LA archbishop has never reached out to parishes

Another LA predator may still be working in Philippines

Silence is dangerous, victims tell archbishop

WHAT: 

Holding signs and pictures of themselves at the age they were abused, sex abuse victims will:

- Disclose two new child sex abuse and cover up lawsuits against the LA Archdiocese and a now-convicted priest, and

- Blast the LA Archbishop for possibly letting another LA predator to work as a priest in the Philippines.

They will also beg the LA Archbishop to:

- Reach out to communities where convicted predator worked and may have abused, and

- Demand that Philippine bishops suspend an accused LA cleric who is working there.   

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KY -- Support group feels: “As head of US bishops, Kurtz must do more”

Victims prod Catholic officials on abuse

They want archbishop’s help with predator nuns

In Louisville, there have been 17 of them, SNAP says

Group also wants prelate to push to extend abuse deadline

He should also post predators’ names on his website, they say

Support group feels: “As head of US bishops, Kurtz must do more

 

WHAT

As church-goers enter mass, clergy sex abuse and their supporters will hand them leaflets. The fliers urge Louisville’s Catholic archbishop to

--lobby for a bill extending the statute of limitations on child sex crimes,

--post on church websites the names of all Louisville area child molesting clerics, and

--push national nuns’ groups to disclose names of child molesting sisters.

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KY -- SNAP: “Diocese should post names of all predators on its website”

Victims to leaflet church-goers

They warn public about predator priests

Group urges new Lexington bishop to act

One cleric has been accused of abusing four kids

Another one allegedly assaulted at least five boys

SNAP: “Diocese should post names of all predators on its website”

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims will hand them fliers about two Lexington area predator priests. The leaflets urge Lexington’s new Catholic bishop to

--aggressively warn his flock about two predator priests (one still in ministry), and

--post the names of all predator priests on church websites and in church bulletins.

The group will prod anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” clergy sex crimes or cover ups in Lexington to “step forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.”

 

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WA--Twice accused priest still on the job

 

Twice-accused priest still on the job

Victims want him ousted & questions answered

A seminarian saw him allegedly sexually violate a colleague

Priest reportedly brought both young men here from Mexico

And he was accused of refusing to pay them for work they performed

Group also announces a six figure settlement against another predator

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--disclose that a priest who was sued for alleged sexual assault now works in a Seattle parish, and

--provide copies of the lawsuit that was filed against him.

They will also urge Seattle’s archbishop to

-- suspend the priest immediately,

--“come clean” and answer questions about the priest’s past at a town hall meeting, and

-- publicly urge anyone else who “may have seen, suspected or suffered” misdeeds by him to come call police (using church websites and pulpit announcements).

They will also announce a new $675,000 settlement against a different Seattle area predator priest who assaulted kids.

 

         

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OH -- Bishop should "stop ducking, dodging & deceiving," SNAP says

Victims want teacher fired

He's a defrocked Catholic priest

And he faces at least two accusers

SNAP: "Why is school putting teenagers at risk
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Group will hand-deliver a letter to college president

Bishop should "stop ducking, dodging & deceiving," SNAP says

WHAT


Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and supporters will call on college officials to

-- urge them to fire or suspend a twice-accused defrocked predator priest who's now a teacher,

-- apologize for and explain their "reckless" decision to hire him,

-- write to all staff and students disclosing his past, and

-- prod anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes or misdeeds by him to call police.

 

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IL--Two more predator priests “outed”

Two more predator priests “outed

They molested in other states & were sent to Springfield

And another six from Chicago may have been here too

Victims want local bishop to “come clean” about them

SNAP” “Are predators from elsewhere still in this area?”

Sex abuse victims to diocese: “How many others are you hiding?”

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will disclose the names of two out-of-state predator priests who worked in the Springfield area and six more who likely spent time in Springfield as well. (None of the eight have ever been “outed” in or by the Springfield diocese or media.) The group will urge local Catholic officials to

 

-- “come clean” about all eight child molesting clerics,

-- disclose whether other out-of-town pedophile priests are in Springfield now,

-- beg anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered their crimes to call police, and

-- permanently post, for the sake of public safety, the names of every predator priest who was (or is) in the Springfield diocese on local church websites   

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WI -- After longest church bankruptcy in US history, Archdiocese of Milwaukee wants to return to square one

Church Lawyers have billed over $20 million dollars, proposed settlement to all 575 victims is half that amount

When/Where/Who:

 Who: Survivors of clergy sexual assault by Milwaukee priests and others will be available for comment after a court hearing in the Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy.

Where:  Bankruptcy Judge Susan V Kelley’s courtroom, Milwaukee Federal Courthouse.

When:  Wednesday, March 4, 11:00 a.m.

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GA--Six Georgia predator priests ‘outed’.

 

Six Georgia predator priests ‘outed’

They all worked in Atlanta archdiocese

But none have attracted local attention

Victims prod Catholic officials to take action And they push for new state law to help expose pedophiles

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will disclose names and key information about six predator priests have molested and been "outed" elsewhere and who spent time in Atlanta but have gotten little - if any - public attention in Georgia.

They will also prod church officials – Catholic and others - to -

- back a proposed state law that would enable more victims to expose more sexual predators, and

-- post on church websites, “for the safety of kids,” the names, photos and whereabouts of child molesting clerics.

WHEN Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 11:00 a.m.

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TX--Victims blast Catholic officials

Victims blast Catholic officials

Child sex abuse case vs. priest settles

But church hierarchy acts “callously,” group says

SNAP: “Bishop must “reach out” to others who were hurt

Group urges Ft. Worth diocese to put 3 more predators on its website

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

-- blast two Catholic officials for their reaction to a recent clergy sex abuse settlement,

-- make public the personnel files of this offender, and

-- urge them to “aggressively reach out” to others who may have been hurt by the predator priest.

They will also prod Ft. Worth’s bishop to

-- post at least three more names of credibly accused child molesting clerics on his website, and

-- send a letter rebuking an Arkansas church staffer who made harsh remarks that hurt a victim.  

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FL--Abuse victims "out" new Tampa predator priest

Abuse victims “out” new predator priest

Church officials have settled at least one case against him

Now, a second accuser, a retired cop, is stepping forward

Crimes happened at now-closed a Catholic school in Tampa

At least four other credibly accused clerics worked there

SNAP: “Other victims, witnesses & whistleblowers should speak up

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, two clergy sex abuse victims will

--expose, for the first time ever, a priest who has been accused of molesting kids,

--disclose that Catholic officials have settled with at least one of his victims,

--give copies of a legal document, dated last year, about the predator priest,

--read a short, anonymous statement by a second accuser, and

--beg anyone who has seen, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups in the Tampa/St. Pete area to “come forward, call police, protect kids, expose predators, and start healing.

 

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IL- Meeting tonight re accused priest

New archbishop keeps ignoring victims

Twice, SNAP has asked Cupich to discuss cleric

But new Chicago archbishop won’t even reply to them

Priest is still in a parish now, despite two child sex accusations

Roughly 20 parishioners & victims will share what they know about “troubling situation

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IL--New archbishop ignores victims

Cupich has been in office for two months now

Group has twice invited him to a town hall meeting

Victims are disappointed that he refuses to respond

On anniversary of his installation they’ll leaflet outside church

SNAP: Cleric is still in a parish despite two child sex accusations

Group will hand fliers to mass-goers inviting them to attend an open meeting

WHAT:

On the two month anniversary of the new archbishop’s installation, clergy sex abuse victims and concerned Catholics will hand fliers to church-goers urging them – and him  – to come to a “town hall meeting” about a twice-accused predator priest who is still on the job.

    

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