SNAP Media Events

MO- Three who lost their abuse cases get a break

Three who lost their abuse cases get a break

New settlement with 30 victims will be shared with them

SNAP: “This is an unprecedented and extremely generous move

More than 90 victims of KC pedophile priests have now come forward, group says

Advocate praises them for “breaking new ground” & “showing incredible kindness"

And victims prod KC Catholic officials to do more about two now-ousted local priests

One is Missouri’s most prolific child molesting cleric; the other lives near several schools

WHAT

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

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WA- Victims and Catholic laity challenge archbishop over 2 priests

One is an admitted serial predator priest who got “full honors”

Church officials hid the other's sexual misdeeds for a decade

SNAP: “Funeral re-victimizes the wounded & deters other victims”

“And secrecy endangers vulnerable kids and teenagers,” group says

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, concerned Catholics and clergy sex abuse victims HAND DELIVER A LETTER CENSURING Seattle Catholic officials for:

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NJ- New clergy sex case filed

Victim will speak publicly for the first time

Lawsuit names former bishops in Newark

WHAT

A press conference to announce a newly filed lawsuit against the Catholic Church by a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who was abused more than 30 years ago by a priest at St. Mary’s RC Church in Rutherford, NJ.

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MO- Group challenges Jeff City Catholic officials

Group challenges Jeff City Catholic officials

They're concerned about “troubling school cases

Three Helias staff accused of “inappropriate” acts

SNAP says bishop should hold an open public meeting

Church officials have pledged “openness” in such incidents

WHAT

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

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MO- Victims challenge new Catholic official

Victims challenge new Catholic official

His seminarians are living with twice-charged priest

And another admitted child molesting cleric is on his staff

The priest allegedly molested a St. Louis boy & Lincoln County girl

He's close to Archbishop Carlson and will be back in court next month

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will challenge the new head of a Catholic institute to warn parents and the public about:  

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IL- Victims to leaflet outside Cathedral

Victims to leaflet outside Cathedral

SNAP asks for help from lay Catholics on abuse

They urge “tangible safety steps” for new prelate

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out leaflets on the sidewalk about Chicago's new archbishop. The fliers urge Catholics to:

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IL- Victims News Conference re New Chicago Archbishop

WHAT

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

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CT- Victims to leaflet mass-goers

Victims to leaflet mass-goers

They “out” a predator priest for the first time

He's being sued but has never been publicly accused before

SNAP also warn parishioners about archbishop's “recklessness

Group hands out “fact sheet” about his “most egregious” cases

WHAT

As parishioners head into mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--publicly expose, for the first time, a Hartford/New Haven area predator priest who's being sued, and

–hand out a fact sheet about Hartford's relatively new Catholic archbishop & his “dreadful” role “concealing clergy sex crimes.”   

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CT- Victims urge archbishop to withdraw challenge

He's trying to overturn “great” child safety law, they say

SNAP to prelate: “Stop protecting predators & hurting kids”

Group urges him to drop appeal before state Supreme Court

Hearing is set for Sept. 22 in pedophile priest/cover up lawsuit

They prod Catholic officials to post names of child molesting clerics

WHAT

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

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CA- New pedophile priest lawsuit filed

New pedophile priest lawsuit filed

Serial predator's whereabouts are unknown

He fled to Mexico after multiple accusations here

Victims: “Pope must stop child molesting clerics from moving

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will prod Sacramento's Catholic bishop to do more about a predator priest who fled to Mexico and is being sued again for child sex crimes.

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CA- Victims to leaflet parish about new diocese head

Victims to leaflet parish about new diocese head 

He admitted to destroying evidence, and

Cleric protected/promoted sex offending clerics

It's time for "outsider" to lead diocese, group says

Child safety must come first, SNAP pleads

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, child sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out educational leaflets to Catholics entering and leaving Mass. The leaflets are about the priest recently chosen to head the Diocese of San Diego and say that the priest:

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IL/CA- Victims expose secret sex abuse and cover-up letters

Chicago youth activist and LA priest accused of abuse

Official demanded all emails about allegations destroyed

Church officials "quietly removed" cleric from LA parish

He's now working with youngsters in Chicago

Where is the often-promised church “transparency?” group asks

WHAT:

At news conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, victims of child sex abuse will expose for the first time previously secret letters that show church officials are currently covering up for a high-ranking priest and Chicago youth activist. The letters show that:

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SF Catholic church group is sued for cover up

SF Catholic church group is sued for cover up

Priest threatened to kill a young boy he molested

And his supervisors guilt-tripped the boy's mother

They threatened her with “eternal damnation” over “lost souls

SNAP to priest's boss: “Tell parishioners where offender is now

Put him in treatment center and explain your deceit,” they say

Group seeks help from archbishop in “reaching out” to other victims

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will urge Bay Area Catholic officials to"

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WA- Victims blast archbishop over funeral

Admitted serial predator priest gets “full honors

SNAP: “Move re-victimizes the wounded & deters other victims

Group also discloses names of 18 predator priests in archdiocese

WHAT

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

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MO- Judge upholds “first-ever” award against diocese

Unless Finn appeals, victims will share $1.1 million

Their message to bishop: “Accept justice, don't appeal”

They urge Catholic officials: post predators' names on church websites

WHAT 

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, victims of clergy sex abuse and their supporters will discuss and give copies of a new court ruling upholding their unprecedented $1.1 million “breach of contract” award. They will also urge KC's Catholic bishop to:

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