SNAP Media Events

IL--Victims to Archbishop: Fire your review board

Victims to Archbishop: Fire your review board

They OK’ed admitted child predator for ministry, even after Priest yanked in LA for abusive past

Chicago board refused to meet with victim

Newly exposed documents say cleric would have no unsupervised contact with kids

But cleric still works with kids, presents himself as priest

Archdiocese, Cupich defies zero tolerance vow, group says

What: At a sidewalk news conference, victims of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church will attempt to hand-deliver a letter to the Chicago Archbishop. The letter cites a Chicago Tribune story about an admitted predator priest in Chicago. It also demands that Archbishop Blase Cupich:  


KS--Predator priest and doctor is sued for first time

 

Predator priest and doctor is sued for first time

Molester held parties at lake with alcohol, adults and teenagers

He also took boy out of state & assaulted him after his mom died

Victims group begs bishop to post names of other pedophile priests

WHAT

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

--announce a new child abuse lawsuit against a Kansas City priest who’s also a therapist,

--prod the archbishop to post the names of credibly accused predators on diocesan website, and

--urge those who see, suspect or suffer clergy sex crimes and cover ups to keep calling police and prosecutors, not church officials.    


CA--School board is re-traumatizing victims, group charges

School board is re-traumatizing victims, group charges

District argues in court that teacher didn’t abuse kids

But he’s has been criminally convicted of child sexual crimes

Group urges taxpayers to insist that board stop “hardball legal tactic” 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, sex abuse survivors will blast public school officials for claiming that kids were not abused by a child molesting teacher who was convicted for molesting those same kids. The group will also urge the school board to:

-- “stop playing legal hardball and re-victimizing these youngsters,”

--denounce the legal strategy of claiming that victims were not abused,

--apologize for and explain their rationale for making “this intimidating move,” and

--disclose and discipline those who approved this tactic.


IL--At least two priests at parish accused of abusing kids

Groups to hand leaflets to church-goers
At least two priests at parish accused of abusing kids
One victim, with pending lawsuit, is being publicly identified for 1st time
Concerned Catholics say Rockford Catholic officials mistreat victims & parishioners
Diocese keeps hiding its secret documents on credibly accused abusive priests, they say
Catholics will be urged to consider withholding donations until kids are better protected
WHAT:
As parishioners leave and enter a local church for mass, supporters of clergy abuse victims will disclose
---that two priests who worked at their parish are accused of molesting kids, and
---the identity of a previously-anonymous man who is suing one of those priests for abuse.
The group will also hand out fliers urging the church-goers to:
---demand that their church officials make public all of its secret files on all of its credibly accused priests,
---stop donating to the church until their bishop stops a) concealing child sex crimes, b) supporting and paying sex offender clerics, and c) callously mistreating victims of clergy sex crimes

WI--As bankruptcy ends Monday, Milwaukee deaf survivors asking Archbishop Listecki to join them in meeting with Pope

As bankruptcy ends Monday, Milwaukee deaf survivors asking Archbishop Listecki to join them in meeting with Pope

Nearly five year old bankruptcy may end at Monday morning hearing for 575 survivors who filed cases

Deaf survivors say “major issues and concerns about justice, criminal fraud and financial mismanagement remain uninvestigated and unresolved”     


WI--Milwaukee's 575 victims of clergy child sex assault preparing for Monday's final bankruptcy settlement hearing

Milwaukee's 575 victims of clergy child sex assault preparing for Monday's final bankruptcy settlement hearing

Plan will leave major issues, including identities, case histories and locations of dozens of alleged offenders secret

Settlement will also stop investigation into former Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s $60 million Cemetery “Fraud” Trust

WHO/WHAT

Victim/survivors of childhood rape, sexual assault and abuse by priests of the Milwaukee Archdiocese will be attending a final confirmation hearing for the nearly five year old Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy and will be conducting a press conference on the steps of the Federal Courthouse after the hearing.  Survivors are also available for comment this weekend (see contact information below).   


MA--Boston--SNAP to Cardinal O’Malley

The Church needs to do more to protect children, help survivors, as well as live up to its promise of being open and transparent.

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, Boston clergy sex abuse victims will be speaking out after the premiere of the movie “Spotlight”  here in Boston this weekend, and giving their personal feelings viewing it, along with what action the church needs to take to protect children and help wounded survivors.   


IL--Victims to leaflet at Southside church

Victims to leaflet at Southside church

Prominent pastor faces recent abuse charges

Despite these serious allegations, he’s still on the job

Group wants him removed “for the safety of other kids

SNAP to congregants: “Protect innocent children, not accused clergy

WHAT

Before a church service, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will pass out leaflets to parishioners asking them to:

–urge their church officials to remove an accused predator from the pulpit, and

–beg anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered child sex crimes to contact the authorities;

They will also remind congregants to:

--reach out to family members and friends who may have been victimized, and

--make sure that survivors are not suffering alone and in silence.

     


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