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Springfield Catholic bishop challenged on abuse

Springfield Catholic bishop challenged on abuse
He leaves at least two publicly accused molesters off his list 
Victims want church to post ALL alleged offenders' names online
SNAP: More details are also needed to better protect the vulnerable
"The real solution," group insists, "is criminal prosecution & legislative reform"

Group outs 6 Accused Priests Who Were in Kansas City

Group ‘outs’ 6 accused priests who are/were in KC

They allegedly abused elsewhere but spent time here

SNAP urges victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to call 911

And victims want Catholic bishops to house suspended clerics


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


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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