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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
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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
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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”
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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
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Convicted predator quietly put back in SD parish

  • Convicted predator quietly put back in SD parish
  • He pled guilty to unlawful sexual touching
  • Yet, months later, he's back around kids, teens
  • Victim and her family were subject to "lynch mob"
  • SNAP: "Bishop breaks promises & endangers parishioners"
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Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery

  • Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery
  • Four men allege sexual abuse by priests from Delbarton School/St Mary’s Abbey
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More evidence contradicts Cardinal

  • More evidence contradicts Cardinal
  • Two new secret memos are disclosed
  • In letter, Dolan pledges “special fund” for predator
  • Prelate claimed that $10,000 was for “health insurance”
  • But two documents – just released - show Dolan misled public
  • SNAP: Record shows pedophile’s payment was NOT for insurance
  • Money was paid even after notorious predator priest was defrocked
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NYC's Cardinal Dolan paid pedophile priests to leave?

  • NYC's Cardinal Dolan paid pedophile priests to leave?
  • Minutes from meeting confirm: Dolan discussed paying $20,000 each to child molesters to quietly leave the priesthood
  • Policy appears to have been implemented as revealed in 2006 secret payout to pedophile priest
  • Newly uncovered document from 2003 shows the beginning of Dolan’s “shell game” of moving tens of millions of dollars into newly invented trusts
  • Victims want current Archbishop Listecki to reveal all payouts and costs of sex offenders, release the Milwaukee “Dolan Papers”, including all Finance Council minutes
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Victims blast NM bishops and seek outreach in two cases

  • Victims blast Catholic officials
  • They seek “outreach” in two cases
  • One convicted priest was just deported
  • Another was just sued for abuse recently 
  • SNAP to bishops: “Post predators on websites”
  • “And aggressively seek out others in pain,” group says
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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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