SNAP Media Events

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
Read more
1 reaction Share

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”
Read more
1 reaction Share

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
Read more
1 reaction Share

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”
Read more
1 reaction Share

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
Read more
1 reaction Share

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
Read more
1 reaction Share

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
Read more
3 reactions Share

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
Read more
4 reactions Share

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
Read more
1 reaction Share

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
Read more
3 reactions Share

Unprecedented victory for abuse victims

  • Unprecedented victory for abuse victims
  • Judge orders KC diocese to go to arbitration
  • Lawsuit is believed to be 1st of its kind in the US
  • Church has allegedly broken the 2008 settlement deal
  • Almost 50 men and women who sued pushed prevention steps
  • Finn signed agreement, but still kept one accused priest on the job
  • And he and his staff kept child porn of another priest hidden for months
Read more
2 reactions Share

Recently arrested priest was here

  • Recently arrested priest was here
  • Accused cleric spent years in Columbus area
  • He was charged in April with molesting a boy
  • Group wants Catholic bishop to warn local parishes about him
  • And they want church officials to do outreach about another priest
  • Ousted in Ohio in 2011 & arrested in Canada, he faces an upcoming trial
  • SNAP also asks if local diocese gives “secret payoffs” to pedophile priests
Read more
1 reaction Share

Abuse group lists “12 worst bishops”

  • Abuse group lists “12 worst bishops 
  • SNAP evaluates prelates on kids’ safety
  • Choices are based on their deeds over last decade
  • And victims urge NYC Cardinal to explain payoffs 
  • They want all bishops to divulge funds paid to predators
Read more
2 reactions Share

Scrap national church abuse policy, victims group says

  • Scrap national church abuse policy, they say
  • SNAP: "It's violated often with no consequences"
  • Group wants an inclusive, 1 year process with "real input"
  • Now, victims say, focus is on pedophile priest & lay Catholics
  • But officials who “still ignore & hide crimes” must be punished, SNAP argues
  • For starters, group says, prelates in San Diego & Owensboro should be “denounced”
Read more
1 reaction Share

Victims say bishop hinders prosecution

  • Victims say bishop hinders prosecution
  • He won’t disclose report of predator’s confession
  • Such secrecy keeps other victims silent, group says
  • It urges Sacramento prelate to attend court hearing on Friday
  • SNAP to Soto: “Teach your flock how to back cleric without hurting victims"
  • “Stop telling victims to report to the church, tell them to call cops instead,” they say
Read more
1 reaction Share