SNAP Media Events

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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IL - Joliet priest is ousted again

  • Joliet priest is ousted again
  • Bishop reverses decision to restore predator to ministry
  • SNAP suspects that other victims of cleric have reported
  • Victims want some “straight answers” & “real outreach”
  • And SNAP wants prelate to step down as head of abuse panel
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CA - Family offers reward for clues on priest's death

  • Family offers reward for clues on priest's death
  • Cleric was sexually abused at Los Gatos hospital
  • Then he reported the crimes to a notorious predator
  • Soon after, victim died in mysterious circumstances
  • Jesuits settled wrongful death suit, but family wants answers
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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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