SNAP Media Events
By Kristen Gelineau, June 29, 2017
VATICAN CITY — Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' top advisers, took a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial czar on Thursday to fight multiple criminal charges in his native Australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago.
When: August 11-13, 2017
Where: The Westin Alexandria in Virginia/Washington, D.C.
What: The second annual walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of child sex abuse survivors.
When: Sunday, June 4 at 11:00 AM EDT
Where: The walk will begin from Brooklyn and end at City Hall with an open mic for victims to share their stories. Followed by a vigil for all those who have been hurt.
PA-On first anniversary of Altoona-Johnstown grand jury report, victims skeptical of diocesan response
While some progress has been made, survivors still not sure that kids’ safety is a priority
Priest who took the Fifth when questioned under oath is still in a position of authority
Many members of Allegation Review Board still working for diocese, including one who handles reports of child sexual abuse
Promised website listing of the credibly accused is woefully inadequate
Meanwhile, the Catholic Church continues to lobby against SOL reform, shutting the doors of justice to child victims and preventing additional predators from being exposed
Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will:
--Recap progress made by the Altoona-Johnstown diocese on the first anniversary of the grand jury report;
--Point out work that the diocese has yet to do to ensure the safety of its children;
Victims to Dolan’s Fund Manager: Let us work with you
Survivors need to be a part of Phase Two plan
Payouts are “hush money” without secret files
Make public reporting protocols, evidence
Let’s partner for public safety, healing, group says
At a press conference, the nation’s largest support group for clergy sex abuse victims will hand deliver a letter to Cardinal Dolan forDolan’s head of his Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Plan. The letter asks that Feinberg:
- Make survivors partners in the compensation plan moving forward
- Gain access to secret church evidence and files when reviewing cases
- Make public his criminal reporting protocols
- Release names of predators, as Dolan has promised
Victims to leaflet Savanna neighborhood where accused molester/Paula Deen's brother-in-law lived
Accused of drugging, abusing boy for years, then
He killed himself after named in sex abuse lawsuit
It is safe and right to talk about abuse, leaflet says
We fear there may be other victims, group believes
Group wants Sac area official disciplined
In legal filing, he attacks & blames childhood sex abuse victim
Crimes by adult on 13 year old were “consensual,” say Scout staffers
Abuse group: “It’s a deplorable, chilling & maybe illegal defense strategy”
“Any sexual contact between adult and child is a always criminal,” victims say
SNAP: “An organization that supposedly values loyalty throws a teen under the bus”
Support group fears Scout’s legal move “discourages other abuse victims from speaking up”
New “alarming” clergy sex abuse suit filed
It says minister repeatedly sexually assaulted congregant
Pastor called accuser “a witch” and “a prostitute”
He allegedly excommunicated her and her family when she wouldn’t submit to his assaults
His son reportedly witnessed one attack, lawsuit charges
Support group urges others with info to “come forward, get help”
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