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NY - Victims Challenge Vatican at UN on Clergy Sex Cases

Catholic Officials in Violation of Treaty on Rights of the Child

December 10, 2013, New York – Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their attorneys will announce a formal new filing in their challenge of the Vatican before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child tomorrow. The submission will address recent cover-ups in the Church and the Holy See’s claims to the committee that it is only responsible for what happens within the walls of Vatican City.

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IL- SNAP blasts archdiocese

SNAP wants Cardinal to suspend priest

Instead, he’s being asked to “step aside

Group: He should be put in treatment center

Last week, a serial predator’s time in Chicago was disclosed

He molested in Minnesota; has never been “outed” in Chicago


Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and supporters will

--criticize Chicago Catholic officials for letting a credibly accused predator priest resign,

--urge them to suspend him instead and put him in a treatment center away from kids,

--disclose that another priest, who abused at least three kids in Minnesota, also worked in Chicago, &

--urge anyone who was hurt by either cleric to call police, not church officials.


TODAY, Monday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

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CA- Victims want accused priest disciplined

Victims want accused priest disciplined

He’s accused of raping a pre-teen girl

Catholic officials supposedly “retired him

But cleric still acts like a priest in public

He was on radio & TV as archdiocesan spokesman

Group urges others he hurt to “come forward & get help

It also blasts SF church officials for “continued secrecy and inaction

SNAP: For kids’ safety, Archbishop should put him in secure treatment center

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MO - Two predator priest cases end

Each settled for six figure amounts

One man was assaulted by two clerics

A Catholic religious order resolved his suit

But Bishop Finn’s diocese refuses to do so

In the other case, predator admitted wrongdoing

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MO --"Disturbing" deposition in clergy sex case is released

“Disturbing” deposition in clergy sex case is released

It talks of “drunk priests with erections touching each other

In it, a 2nd person accuses priest of “acting improperly” with a child

That cleric is being sued for molesting a KC girl and is now in Nevada

SNAP wants him brought back to MO and put in a treatment facility

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DC - New court cases about clergy abuse

One targets DC area Catholic facility

Hundreds of predator priests have been sent there

The center was sued this week for the first time ever

The other case let’s an accused Maryland  priest “off the hook

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MO - Judge rules against archbishop

And new allegations made in clergy sex case

Amended lawsuit includes alarming details

A second top archdiocesan staffer is named

Carlson intended to foil civil lawsuit, it says

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IL - Victims “out” 2 more abusive clerics

Cases settle against a nun and a priest

Both abused kids elsewhere but worked in Chicago

SNAP blasts Catholic officials for “on-going secrecy”

It urges Cardinal George to add names to his predators’ list

Group also praises governor & lawmakers for “major child sex reform law” 

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MO - Victims to hold vigil outside courtroom

Archbishop asks judge to reverse himself

Church was ordered to turn over predators’ records

But Catholic officials are delaying & trying to limit info

At same time, Carlson wants a teenage victim’s emails

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AZ - Convicted molester works at Tucson church

Child sex offender is music minister

Man pled guilty in 2000 to molesting girls

He did prison time and is still on probation

Now, musician heads group that performs in churches

SNAP fears he may have hurt or may be hurting AZ kids

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CT - Groups challenge new Catholic official

Priest was convicted of killing a nun on his watch

SNAP says Catholic officials hurt police investigation

Even in prison, murderer remains a priest & hasn’t been defrocked

New Hartford archbishop should post names of predators on  website

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MO- Files released on two predators

Each abused in CA but spent time in MO

The clerics worked in Springfield-Cape diocese

And so did Missouri’s most notorious pedophile priest

Victims blast Spgfld Catholic officials for “continued secrecy

SNAP to bishop: “Reach out to others who may be in pain right now

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OH - Victims prod Catholic officials in sex case

SNAP: “Disclose accused teacher’s name”

She allegedly sent inappropriate photos to student 

Group wants Catholic school & church officials to “reach out” 

“It’s especially hard for boys who are sexually exploited by females,” SNAP says

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PA - Philly archbishop seeks national post

Clergy sex abuse victims urge him to withdraw

They want him instead to focus on protecting local kids

Group also urges Chaput to “stop importing predators

They are still being housed at a church facility in Downingtown

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HI - Four more boys accuse farmer of abuse

Predator adopted and fostered boys in CA and HI

Five of his "sons" now say that he molested them

Victims beg social services, public for help and information

Group runs ad begging “If you saw, suspected or suffered abuse, speak up”

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