Unusual new abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed

  • Unusual new abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed
  • Accused predator priest violated four boys in one family
  • The alleged crimes happened in Independence over two decades
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Victim & parents speak publicly for 1st time

  • Victim & parents speak publicly for 1st time
  • They blast Catholic officials re alleged molester
  • Twice accused predator priest is sent to Cincinnati
  • But family wants him to be put in treatment center
  • And they ask “Why was he put back in parishes in 2010?”
  • Criminal charges against the clergyman in WV were dropped 
  • But that was because of legal technicalities, parents maintain
  • Self help group begs archbishop: "Reach out to other victims"


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Georgia priest ousted due to abuse allegations

  • Georgia priest ousted due to abuse allegations
  • He’s accused for the second time in three years 
  • Victims blast 2 GA Catholic officials about cleric 
  • Group wants alleged predator put in treatment center
  • And they ask “Why was he put back in parishes in 2010?”
  • Self help group begs archbishop: "Reach out to other victims"
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Church officials push for more from support group

  • Church officials push for more from support group
  • They file new motion seeking more records & deposition
  • And for 1st time, they also want info on bishop’s criminal case
  • Victims also blast Finn for trying to “gut” state mandatory reporting law
  • SNAP: “Both church legal moves have “far-reaching” impact & hurt non-Catholics too” 
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Victims write Chaminade alums

  • Victims write Chaminade alums
  • At least 20 ex-students report abuse
  • SNAP also launches new local web page
  • It focuses on 8 accused Marianists clerics
  • And group will host two meetings this week
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Another Marianist predator exposed

  • Another Marianist predators exposed
  • He abused a girl here but has left the country
  • Despite “credible” allegations, he’s still on job today
  • Men report 4 more child molesting Chaminade clerics
  • SNAP will hold public meeting about growing scandal
  • Therapist warns victims: “Don’t trust Marianist officials” 
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New abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed in KC

  • Priest allegedly died of AIDS
  • He’s publicly accused for 1st time
  • New abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed
  • For 2nd time in 2 days, a KC cleric is sued
  • SNAP to Finn: “Don’t split hairs – do your moral & civic duty
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Predator priest sued for 1st time

  • Predator priest sued for 1st time
  • He was suspended just last year
  • Years before, cleric had admitted his crimes
  • Victims urge KC Catholic authorities to “reach out”
  • SNAP to Finn: “Don’t split hairs – do your moral & civic duty”
  • Support group wants veteran priest in a remote treatment center
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Victims blast Chaminade over abuse

  • Victims blast Chaminade over abuse
  • "Years late,” new child molesting cleric is “outed
  • He worked for three decades at west county Catholic school
  • Now, seven local clerics from one religious order are accused
  • But school officials only reluctantly wrote to one group of alums
  • SNAP criticizes “late and deceptive” letters that “ignore police”
  • Group suspects that Catholic staffers knew of allegation for years 
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Victims & advocates want new Catholic lawyers

  • Victims & advocates want new Catholic lawyers
  • Manchester bishop should have “clean break from the past”
  • He should also post names of “all accused predators,” three groups say
  • Two dozen prelates have taken “this bare minimum safety measure”
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Victims blast Archbishop: Stop deceit about predator

  • Victims blast Archbishop: Stop deceit about predator
  • Last summer, archbishop let him work at Sunday school
  • But prelate claimed that accused priest "didn't work with kids"
  • SF Catholic officials knew about child molesting cleric for 40 years
  • New Fresno's new bishop must "come clean" about offender, group begs
  • And SF Archbishop also must be held accountable for abuse cover-up, they say
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Controversial Vatican official in St. Louis today; SNAP protests

  • Controversial Cardinal returns here
  • Burke headed archdiocese & was promoted
  • Clergy sex abuse victims will hand out leaflets
  • They want him to stop Carlson’s “legal hardball
  • Local Catholic officials want 19 year old girl’s e mails
  • Event is at church where now-serial child predator worked
  • Convicted of abuse, Catholic officials moved him to another parish
  • There, as recently as 2001, he molested again; now he’s allegedly missing
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WA: Victims blast one law, praise another

  • Victims blast one law, praise another
  • Both proposals impact child sex crimes
  • Group backs making clergy “mandated reporters
  • But organization warns against any cap on damages
  • “Severe penalties help deter severe wrongdoing,” SNAP says
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NJ: Church sex abuse & cover up case is filed

  • Church sex abuse & cover up case is filed
  • This is the fourth time priest has been sued
  • Man charges that cleric abused him in Catholic school
  • SNAP is urging Camden’s bishop to ‘reach out’ to other victims
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Church seeks 19 year old victim’s records

  • Church seeks 19 year old victim’s records
  • Catholic officials try new hardball tactic again
  • It’s the 1st time here & only 2nd time in SNAP’s history
  • Predator priest, now allegedly “missing,” was convicted years before
  • But archdiocese put him back into a parish & kept him on duty til 2002
  • Now, archbishop wants thousands of pages of other “private” documents
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