Group opposes new plan to weakening state offender registry

  • Group opposes new plan to weakening state offender registry 
  • “At workplaces, pedophiles can find new victims,” SNAP argues
  • "This is why predators’ job addresses should be public," self help group says
  • SNAP to bishops: "Work with us to avoid weakening crucial child safety law" 
  • And victims praise Minnesota prelate for outreach; want to see more of it here
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Group blasts Catholic bishop

  • Group blasts Catholic bishop
  • He hires off duty police captain
  • Abuse victims call for investigation
  • SNAP says move “compromises law enforcement”
  • And it deters others with information from coming forward
  • Organization wants prelate to list predator priests on website
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Group wants update on predator priests

  • Group wants update on predator priests
  • Bishop hasn’t disclosed anything for more than a year
  • And SNAP pushes nun for more disclosure in religious orders
  • Clergy abuse victims say one predator joins new local church
  • SNAP says church hierarchy should warn his fellow parishioners
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Pastor raises $$ for accused predator

  • Pastor raises $$ for accused predator
  • Cleric was suspended six months ago
  • But he's still listed on church's website
  • And parish bulletin tells how to donate to him
  • Groups to Cardinal: "Stop this callousness & intimidation"

 

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New child sex abuse and cover-up suit filed

  • New child sex abuse and cover-up suit filed
  • It’s against cleric and Salinas Catholic school
  • Priest took child out-of-state and abused him
  • SNAP: “Officials knew he was predator but did nothing”
  • He was one of at least three child-molesting clerics at school
  • Victim going public to "ensure this doesn't happen again"
  • Kids abused at the school must come forward before Aug 1 deadline, group says
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Victims seek bishops’ help

  • Victims seek bishops’ help
  • Two predators worked at Catholic high school
  • And a deadline’s been set for victims to step forward
  • Religious order declared bankruptcy to “keep their secrets secret”
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Another clergy sex trial approaches

  • Another clergy sex trial approaches
  • And Victims seek help from medical staff
  • 2 accused CT clerics worked at local hospitals
  • Group suspects more “problem priest” were sent there
  • SNAP says archbishop "refuses to do outreach, so others must

 

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Victims to Dolan: "Stop attacking victims!"

  • Victims to Dolan: “Stop attacking victims
  • Cardinal lashes out at teenager on his blog
  • And he calls prominent self help group “liars
  • Offensive comments have “chilling effect,” SNAP says
  • Organization wants an apology & removal from website
  • Group also wants Dolan to denounce “hardball legal tactics

 

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Victim pushes bishops to act

  • Victim pushes bishops to act
  • Her perpetrator was just arrested in India
  • Prelate “fakes cooperation” with cops, she maintains
  • "He did nothing to help catch or warn about predator," she says
  • SNAP: "She's a rarity: a young college student who's speaking out"
  • Group releases petitions signed by Catholics backing fugitive priest
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Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy v. SNAP

  • Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy v. SNAP
  • Group tells top church officials: “Go after predators, not victims
  • It begs Catholics and citizens for help in fighting “unprecedented attacks
  • And it urges St. Louis archbishop to “come clean” about who’s behind the moves
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Victims blast Catholic hierarchy

  • Victims blast Catholic hierarchy
  • Church tries to get self-help group’s records
  • Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy
  • SNAP: “Dolan should denounce & stop this chilling move
  • Victims tell top Catholic officials: “Go after predators, not us
  • Group begs parishioners & public for help in “unprecedented attack
  • Head of Dolan’s old diocese wants a 19 year old rape victim’s private e-mails
  • Another, facing criminal charges himself, is part of the “intimidation,” SNAP says
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Unusual new abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed

  • Unusual new abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed
  • Accused predator priest violated four boys in one family
  • The alleged crimes happened in Independence over two decades
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Victim & parents speak publicly for 1st time

  • Victim & parents speak publicly for 1st time
  • They blast Catholic officials re alleged molester
  • Twice accused predator priest is sent to Cincinnati
  • But family wants him to be put in treatment center
  • And they ask “Why was he put back in parishes in 2010?”
  • Criminal charges against the clergyman in WV were dropped 
  • But that was because of legal technicalities, parents maintain
  • Self help group begs archbishop: "Reach out to other victims"


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Georgia priest ousted due to abuse allegations

  • Georgia priest ousted due to abuse allegations
  • He’s accused for the second time in three years 
  • Victims blast 2 GA Catholic officials about cleric 
  • Group wants alleged predator put in treatment center
  • And they ask “Why was he put back in parishes in 2010?”
  • Self help group begs archbishop: "Reach out to other victims"
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Church officials push for more from support group

  • Church officials push for more from support group
  • They file new motion seeking more records & deposition
  • And for 1st time, they also want info on bishop’s criminal case
  • Victims also blast Finn for trying to “gut” state mandatory reporting law
  • SNAP: “Both church legal moves have “far-reaching” impact & hurt non-Catholics too” 
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