MD - Abuse victims urge action against 3 bishops

  • Abuse victims urge action against 3 bishops
  • Each has recently put children at risk, SNAP says
  • And one was criminally convicted in sex case last month
  • Group urges Catholic hierarchy to enforce its own policy
  • A decade ago, prelates promised to discipline complicit colleagues
  • But over ten years, bishops keep ignoring other bishops who endanger kids
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FL - Abuse victims leaflet outside Catholic church

  • Abuse victims leaflet outside Catholic church
  • They urge archbishop: “Warn South Americans about priest”
  • He abused in Miami & is believed to now be living in Colombia
  • And they seek out others who were molested by another priest
  • He was finally just ousted after four separate child sex lawsuits
  • SNAP to Wenski: Post predators’ names on archdiocesan websites
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IL & OH - Teacher sued for sex abuse

  • Teacher sued for child sex abuse
  • He’s also an ex Boy Scout leader & coach
  • Suit alleges multiple abuses against two teens
  • Victim support group urges school to remove him
  • SNAP urges school districts to “find others who may have been hurt”
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FL - Victims’ group blasts Catholic archbishop on abuse

  • Victims’ group blasts Catholic archbishop on abuse
  • Group says he must explain why he put predator back into parish”
  • And they want priest sent to a remote treatment center right away
  • SNAP asks “How many other Miami pedophiles are still on the job?”
  • Group will distribute fliers about recently ousted child molesting cleric
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MD - Victims wants Catholic officials’ help

  • Victims wants Catholic officials’ help
  • Suburban DC priest is under investigation
  • He allegedly abused four teens/young adults
  • Group wants Catholic prelate to "warn his flock" about the accused cleric
  • They also want Silver Spring church organization to oust him as their director
  • And SNAP urges Cardinal Wuerl: Post names of all predator priests on your website
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NV - Closing arguments tomorrow in pedophile priest trial

  • Closing arguments tomorrow in pedophile priest trial
  • Victims of sex abuse by priests discuss details of the case
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WV - Victims blast Wheeling bishop

  • Victims blast WV bishop
  • They want him to address abuse allegations
  • Philly law enforcement is investigating him
  • Prelate should hold public Q&A session, SNAP says
  • Group also wants pedophile priests listed on church websites
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PA - Victims push for more abuse prevention steps

  • Victims push for more abuse prevention steps
  • As Sandusky is sentenced, they say “Don’t let up”
  • Group pushes for PA statute of limitations reform
  • It argues that “complacency is premature & protects no one”
  • SNAP: “Much of the Penn State cover up remains covered up”
  • Self help organization wants “vigorous prosecution of complicit officials”
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PA - Group blasts Altoona bishop over sex crimes

  • Groups blast Altoona bishop over child sex crimes
  • They want him to post the names of all predator priests
  • At least 30 US Catholic prelates have taken “this simple safety step”
  • SNAP: “At least 25 local clergy are proven, admitted or credibly accused abusers”
  • Self help organization wants “outreach & warnings” about a just-accused local priest
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TX - Victims want Baptists to do abuse outreach

  • Victims want Baptists to do abuse outreach
  • Former Dallas church music minister faces trial
  • He goes to court next month, charged with molesting 5 boys 
  • SNAP to local ministers: “Help law enforcement find others he hurt”
  • Group blasts Plano mega church staff for “being passive, not pro-active”
  • “Others may well be suffering in silence and shame,” self help organization says
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TX - Groups blast Brownsville bishop over child sex crimes

  • Groups blast Brownsville bishop over child sex crimes
  • They want him to post the names of all predator priests
  • At least 30 US Catholic prelates have taken “this simple safety step”
  • SNAP: “At least 5 local clergy are proven, admitted or credibly accused abusers”
  • Self help organization wants “outreach & warnings” about a Nigerian pedophile
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OH - Victims believe there’s more to the story of convicted priest

  • Victims believe there’s more to the story of convicted priest
  • SNAP: Church officials knew for years that clergyman was troubled
  • Group wants the Columbus prosecutor to take a new look at the case
  • It begs other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to “come forward, get help”
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MA - Victims blast Catholic bishop

  • Victims blast Catholic bishop
  • Parents were asked to sign away their legal rights
  • Once exposed, church officials reversed themselves
  • But flock deserves “explanations & assurances,” SNAP says
  • And group blasts Fall River bishop for silence about 2 predators
  • In last 6 months, one was accused and the other was suspended 
  • And in neither case, SNAP says, has diocese done any real outreach
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OH - Victims prod church to act about arrested priest

  • Victims prod church to act about arrested priest
  • Group wants “outreach” to others who may have been hurt
  • Cleric arrested recently for trying to meet young boys for sex
  • SNAP wants “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers” to step forward
  • “Church officials should be doing more to help law enforcement,” group says
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MA - Convicted priest is back in church

  • Convicted priest is back in church
  • He just finished jail term for assault
  • Victims want him to have no parish roles
  • Group wants him ousted immediately & permanently
  • SNAP: “Forgiving criminal doesn’t mean endangering others”
  • In sharply worded letter, group blasts “bare minimum” approach
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