40+ victims file “unprecedented” new lawsuit

40+ victims file “unprecedented” new lawsuit 

They charge KC’s bishop with “breach of contract”

He breaks 2008 agreement & endangers kids, they say

Suit seeks “continuing supervision” of diocese, not money

Finn pledged to report child sex abuse suspicions to police

But he clearly hid evidence & reports about Ratigan for a year

And for seven months, he kept twice-accused predator priest in parish

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MO - New sex lawsuit filed against priest

  • He’s only been accused once before
  • The victim is incarcerated, but his abuser is not
  • In 2008, KC’s bishop promised to defrock the cleric
  • But three years later, it apparently hasn’t been done
  • Accused priest is now a businessman in Lee’s Summit 
  • Suit implicates now-deceased bishop for the first time
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TX - Abuse victims blast Catholic Charities

  • They call for grand jury investigation
  • Young immigrant child was sodomized at children’s home
  • Staff misled investigators and delayed reporting the crimes
  • Their goal, federal report said, was to “protect” their program
  • SNAP: “Houston’s Cardinal should aggressively seek out others
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MO - Catholic boys home sued for abuse

  • Brothers say they were molested there
  • A staffer saw older kid in bed with younger one
  • Still the abuse continued, new lawsuit contends
  • Archdiocese and archbishop named as defendants
  • Priest who’s now in a parish was also accused of abuse at home
  • He allegedly sexually assaulted three kids but denies allegations
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TX - Group seeks grand jury investigation into school

  • Episcopal officials just found guilty of hiding abuse
  • Clergy sex victims want law enforcement to do more
  • SNAP: “Bishop should aggressively seek out others who were hurt
  • Those “who saw, suspected or suffered crimes must speak up,” group says
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CA - Victims blast Stockton Bishop: Remove accused priest

  • Despite second allegation of abuse, he remains in ministry
  • One case against cleric heads to trial later this year, and
  • Newest case involves young boy, police investigating
  • Follow your own policies and the policies of your fellow bishops, SNAP demands
  • SNAP to Catholics: Donate elsewhere until diocese officials protect kids
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MO - Paternity test shows priest impregnated woman

  • Unusual new sex/cover up case filed by her husband & kids
  • Accused cleric now works in a parish & in diocesan headquarters
  • Lawsuit says top church officials kept silent & committed “fraud
  • It’s “always wrong & hurtful when priest has sex with parishioner,” SNAP says
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Clergy Sex Victims to Hold Vigil

  • They Urge Government Probe of Church Cover Ups
  • Group Dismisses “Biased” Church-Initiated Investigation
  • SNAP Also Wants Other Denominations to Do More to Protect Kids
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PRESS CONFERENCE: Two clergy abuse & cover-up lawsuits filed

  • They name recently convicted Ontario predator priest
  • Church officials didn’t tell police about crimes, victims say
  • Suit says now-jailed cleric spent 20 years abusing in Latino communities 
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Clergy sex victims seek criminal charges against top Catholic officials

 

They beg victims witnesses and whistleblowers to “break your silence now” 

Group issues special appeal to current and former church employees“

Search your conscience, be part of the solution, call law enforcement,” SNAP says

On local and international levels, victims want them to “protect kids, not predators”

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Catholic official misled police, SNAP says

Catholic official misled police, SNAP says

Clergy sex abuse victims want him fired by archbishop

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MO - Parents sue diocese; their abused son committed suicide

  • New clergy sex suit filed by parents
  • Their son, suit says, was driven to suicide
  • Accused priest was police department chaplain
  • New legal action means KC monsignor is Missouri’s “most sued pedophile”
  • He faces 27 lawsuits and was reported to church officials as far back as 1972
  • Yet child molesting cleric remains a priest today; Bishop won’t ask Vatican to defrock him
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MO - Shocking new clergy abuse case is filed

  • Man says two priests molested him as a kid
  • He also witnessed 3 other boys being abuse
  • One of them, he says, later committed suicide
  • One of the predators has never been accused before
  • That cleric is still on the job today in northern Missouri
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MA - Springfield diocese releases accused clerics list

  • But dozens of alleged abusers are missing, SNAP says
  • Group is grateful but says names are “very hard to find”
  • For "public safety," victims push for "more accessible disclosure”
  • Two alleged offender priests are publicly identified for the first time
  • SNAP “Diocese should also name abusive nuns, bishops, seminarians & lay workers”
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IL - Priest is investigated about abuse

  • Archdiocese has put him "on restriction"
  • He's accused of molesting a girl in the 1970s
  • SNAP blasts Cardinal for not suspending cleric
  • And group says he "continues secrecy & recklessness"
  • Private email from church official to victim is released
  • George is also blasted for new agreement with lawyers
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