SNAP Media Events
Seven accused clerics who spent time in St. Louis area are "outed"
Their ties to MO were previously unknown
Last week, they were exposed in big California abuse report
SNAP also writes to all Missouri prosecutors seeking their help
AG Hawley claims he cannot subpoena records without one of them
Jeff City bishop challenged on abuse
SNAP "outs" a priest who worked in Columbia
Few knew of his time in mid-Missouri until last week
Victims question prelate's 'troubling' remarks on seminarians
Group also want church to post accused priests' names on line
Catholic officials should do "more aggressive outreach," SNAP says
Victim want them to"beg witnesses & whistle blowers" to call AG Hawley
Victims to leaflet church-goers - Monday @ 12:30 pm (after 12:05 pm Mass)
Victims to leaflet church-goers
They prod Catholics & Archbishop on abuse
SNAP wants to know whereabouts of accused priests
Group says list of alleged predators is "long overdue" & "inadequate"
Handing out fliers to parishioners as they leave the church, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will announce they are:
--writing to all 5 Louisiana Bishops asking for the "immediate release" of the names and whereabouts of all Church employees proven, admitted or credibly accused of child sexual abuse,
--prodding those Bishops to be "very inclusive" with the lists, and
--urging lay Catholics to donate elsewhere until Church officials do better at protecting children.
Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation
They want professionally staffed hotline for victims to report sexual abuse
They also urge local police & prosecutors to "be more aggressive"
“Law enforcement must do more,” group says, “if children are to be better protected”
Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference clergy sex abuse victims will, in the wake of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex crimes and cover ups:
--beg Louisiana's attorney general to probe clergy sex crimes & cover ups,
--urge him to join a dozen other states and launch a statewide grand jury-style investigation,
--prod local prosecutors across the state to take similar steps, and
--ask all law enforcement personnel in the state to use their resources to ask, beg, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to report known or suspected crimes and cover ups to secular authorities.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.