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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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SNAP will try to hand deliver letter to head of nuns’ group

  • SNAP will try to hand deliver letter to head of nuns’ group 
  • They want names of predatory Catholic sisters posted on line
  • And victims urge nuns – “Don’t investigate crimes internally"
  • An independent source cites at least 77 sexually abusive women religious
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Child sex victim speaks for 1st time

  • Child sex victim speaks for 1st time
  • He was molested at prestigious school
  • In rare move, he wants “gag order” lifted
  • The Catholic monk who abused him is still alive
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Another unprecedented victory for abuse victims

  • Another unprecedented victory for abuse victims
  • Judge lets wrongful death/suicide case go forward
  • Decision is believed to be first of its kind in Missouri
  • It’s based on “fraud” allegedly committed by Catholic officials
  • Boy who was repeatedly abused by notorious priest took his own life
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Accused priest worked in Las Vegas

  • Accused priest worked in Las Vegas
  • He’s being sued for molesting in Hawaii
  • But there's been no mention of this in Nevada
  • And he’s living among unsuspecting families now
  • Support group blasts Catholic officials for “recklessness & secrecy”
  • SNAP says higher number of predators from elsewhere come to Las Vegas
  • It wants local church officials to expose them, “reach out” to others they’ve hurt
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Group urges “sensitivity” in clergy case

  • Group urges “sensitivity” in clergy case
  • Victims want arrested minister’s flock to “show restraint 
  • Openly rallying around accused abuser is hurtful, SNP says
  • They urge Dollar backers to support him privately, not publicly
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