RI - Clergy sex abuse case advances

  • Clergy sex abuse case advance
  • RI-based Catholic order is sued
  • Small group has “very high rate” of child sex crimes
  • Ten of its clerics are or have been alleged molesters
  • Two organizations want Attorney General to launch investigations
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NH - Two clergy sex abuse cases settle

  • Two clergy sex cases settle
  • Victims urge bishop to do outreach
  • On his 1 year anniversary, SNAP prods NH’s top Catholic official
  • "Go beyond bare minimum," group says, “and visit predators’ parishes”
  • “And put names of pedophile priests on your website,” support group begs
  • SNAP: For kids’ safety & victims’ healing, “it’s the LEAST any Catholic diocese should do”
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IL - Victims want Cardinal to oust colleague

  • Victims want Cardinal to oust colleague
  • They demand that Joliet bishop be pushed out 
  • Prelate heads US Catholic child sex abuse panel 
  • But he’s putting a suspended predator priest back on the job
  • The charges against the priest are “credible,” local church officials admit
  • Still, Bishop Conlon restores him to ministry, citing obscure 1917 church policy
  • “Dangerous and hurtful betrayal” makes it crucial for George to act, SNAP says
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KC - Newly named accused predator is sued

  • Predator priest is sued
  • He’s named for 1st time as an offender
  • Diocese has remained silent about for eleven years
  • Crimes happened at motels, rectory, retreats, & church parking lots
  • Victims group begs bishop to post names of other pedophile priests
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IL - Ousted predator priest to be reinstated

  • Ousted predator priest to be reinstated
  • He was removed in 2010 after allegations
  • Local Catholic officials deemed charges “credible”
  • But now Vatican forces them to put priest back, they claim
  • Joliet’s bishop is head of US bishops’ child sex abuse panel
  • Move is “extraordinarily reckless and callous,” SNAP maintains
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MO - Victims beg 2 Catholic panels for action

  • Victims beg 2 Catholic panels for action
  • They also want priest away from women’s shelter
  • KC cleric is sued for repeatedly raping a teenaged girl
  • SNAP writes to national & KC church "review boards"
  • Both are “stunningly silent” about bishop’s conviction, group says
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NV - Accused priest now runs women’s shelter

  • Accused priest now runs women’s shelter
  • He is being sued for raping a teenaged girl
  • Victims urge bishop to “stop him & warn others”
  • In 2010, cleric was named in a “horrific” abuse & cover up case
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MO - Victims seek Vatican rebuke

  • Victims seek Vatican rebuke
  • They want Pope to discipline KC bishop
  • Group also urges head of US prelates to act
  • SNAP blasts Finn for his latest legal maneuver
  • His lawyers claim that accused predator priest isn't “employee”
  • And victims want diocesan abuse training 'outsourced' to independent agency
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MO - Victims urge "careful deliberation" in bishop's case

  • Victims urge "careful deliberation" in bishop's case
  • It's the 1st time ever Catholic prelate faces jail time
  • Highest ranking church official to ever to stand trial
  • If "guilty," SNAP begs judge to issue maximum sentence
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CA - Lawsuit says Catholic officials misled victims

  • Lawsuit says Catholic officials misled victims
  • Santa Fe Springs school is 1st target of new ruling
  • Woman says church paid for counseling but deceived her
  • Court decision will expose more predators, SNAP believes
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Sex abuse victims will present Saginaw Bishop Cistone with a letter

  • Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone to be named in child sex abuse case in Philadelphia
  • Sex abuse victims will present Bishop Cistone with a letter 
  • They want “full transparency” on Bishops role in Philadelphia abuse case
  • And they want to know if diocesan funds are being used for Cistone’s legal defense
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GA - Third Poandl Victim Comes Forward

  • 3rd victim of pedophile priest files police report
  • Separate abuse allegation led to his ouster in Feb.
  • Cleric is accused for the third time in three years
  • As recently as 2010, priest was put back into Georgia parish
  • Victims will hand out fliers &deliver letter to Atlanta’s archbishop
  • “Accused predator should be put in treatment center,” group says
  • SNAP: “Catholic officials should help get child molesting cleric prosecuted”
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IL - New child sex case filed against cleric

  • New child sex case filed against cleric
  • It’s the first time he’s been publicly accused
  • Catholic brother was dean of discipline at school
  • He’s accused of repeatedly abusing St. Rita High School student
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PA - Victims leaflet outside bishop's mass with accused priest

  • Bishop joins controversial priest for “final mass”
  • Child sex abuse victims hand fliers to church-goers
  • Cleric investigated for Facebook postings with youngster
  • Yet Catholic officials refuse to detail the alleged messages
  • SNAP: “Parishioners and parents should know truth to protect their kids”
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Predator Las Vegas Cleric's Records Made Public

  • Predator Las Vegas Cleric's Records Made Public
  • They show he molested youngsters in Santa Barbara, then
  • Church officials sent multiple offender to Las Vegas
  • Later, he admitted to a "power imbalance" and molested college student
  • Documents say he should never work in colleges or with kids,
  • Church officials also feared for 'public safety"
  • SNAP to bishop: Reach out to potential victims
  • Protect kids, not predators, they beg
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