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Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Announce Posting of Huge Confidential Archive

  • Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Announce Posting of Huge Confidential Archive
  • New records about pedophile priests are released
  • Victims announce the posting of thousands of pages
  • Catholic officials fought for 4 years to keep them hidden
  • It’s the biggest disclosure of records of any Catholic religious order
  • Documents show Franciscan officials hid crimes from law enforcement
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Group seeks help from CA bishops

  • Group leaflets outside mass
  • It seeks help from all 12 California bishops
  • SNAP: “Help us find those hurt by Irish Brothers
  • Big Catholic religious order declares bankruptcy
  • It’s run at least 3 schools in the state, 1 in Vallejo, 1 in Salinas
  • So those hurt by clerics face an August 1 deadline
  • ‘Last chance’ to expose predators, self help group says
  • Kids abused at the schools should “speak up & seek justice,” SNAP urges
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Clergy sex group holds vigil

  • Clergy sex group holds vigil
  • They urge Chaput to disclose more
  • SNAP fears archbishop will “do bare minimum
  • And it urges “others with info” to step forward
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New lawsuit v. SLU & Jesuit priest

  • New lawsuit v. SLU & Jesuit priest
  • He’s accused, again, of sexual exploitation
  • He was once university president & professor
  • Case charges he exploited undergrad in counseling
  • SNAP urges Catholic officials to disclose his whereabouts
  • And group begs others who “saw, suspected or suffered” to speak up
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Minister, ex- psychologist & ex-radio host sued

  • Minister, ex- psychologist & ex-radio host sued
  • He exploited vulnerable woman, lawsuit says
  • State stripped him of his psychologist license
  • He also worked for Cardinals & Seattle Mariners
  • Church is “using legal technicalities,” SNAP says
  • Group urges others who were hurt to “speak up
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Victims blast Albany bishop

  • Victims blast Albany bishop
  • Child sex abuse & cover-up suit filed
  • Last time cleric was sued, he ran off to Ireland
  • He only came back after accuser—another priest—died
  • Cleric then gave one victim hush money & continued abuse
  • Bishop kept priest in ministry despite repeated abuse reports 
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Groups want board member ousted

  • Groups want board member ousted
  • He hid and minimized child sex crimes, they say
  • Jesuit just resigned from one college board last week
  • New church records showed he did little to stop predator
  • The abuser, now imprisoned, was Mother Teresa's confessor
  • Groups believe others who acted recklessly should be disciplined
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Child sex victims applaud firings

  • Child sex victims applaud firings
  • They want state educators to highlight this case
  • Cobb Co. school staff delayed reporting likely crimes
  • Self help group also wants Georgia laws reformed
  • It blasts “predator-friendly” deadlines in child sex cases
  • Victims to lawmakers: “Make it easier, not harder, for victims to act
  • Those who “see, suspect or suffer abuse must speak up,”SNAP says
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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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