SNAP Media Events
TX--Baptist church hires pastor after he’s charged with 29 counts of child sex abuse at another church
Group blasts church staff
They hired accused child molester
SNAP: “Local victims & witnesses must speak up”
Group urges other ministers to “denounce recklessness”
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, abuse victims will
--blast the pastor of a Dallas area church for quietly hiring an accused child molester, and
--urge other local Baptist ministers to “publicly denounce” the pastor
They will also
--seek out others who saw, suspected or suffered misdeeds or crimes by the alleged predator, and
--prod current and former church members and staff to call law enforcement if they “saw, suspected or suffered” the accused molester’s crimes or his supervisors’ cover ups.
New pedophile priest is exposed
Child sex abuse and cover up suit filed
Alleged predator now lives in Aurora
Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose a just-filed child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit against Rockford Catholic officials and
--urge anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” the accused cleric’s crimes to call police.
They will also prod local Catholic officials to
--use parish bulletins, church website and pulpit announcements to seek out “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers,” and
--turn over all files about the cleric to law enforcement so that he might be “prosecuted, convicted and kept away from kids.”
Pedophile priests are expose
They worked in the Sacramento area
But each was “publicly outed” elsewhere
Victims want local Catholic officials to take action
“Almost no one here knows about them,” group says
SNAP to bishop: “Warn your flock & reach out to others”
On the eve of the Pope Francis’ visit to the US, while holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose the names of three predator priests who worked in the Sacramento area but mostly molested elsewhere and were “exposed” elsewhere, and
--urge anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” their crimes to call police, so that “both those who commit and those who conceal child sex crimes might be prosecuted.”
They will also prod local Catholic officials to:
--use church bulletins and pulpit announcements to seek out other “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers” who may be “suffering in silence,” and
--beg them to permanently post on church websites the names of local predator priests (like 30 other US bishops have done).
NOTE – SNAP members went door-to-door yesterday (8/31) in the Brookside neighborhood handing out these fliers. (See media coverage on Channel 5 and KMBZ radio.)
Help us protect kids!
WHO WE ARE
We were molested as kids by priests, nuns, seminarians and bishops. We belong to a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org).
WHY WE’RE HERE
Fr. Michael Tierney lives around here. He has been accused repeatedly of abusing kids and giving them drugs, liquor, pornography and ‘massages.’ His Catholic supervisors won’t let him work in a parish. Several child sex abuse lawsuits against him have been settled.
Victims to leaflet accused priest's neighbors
Even after being sued, bishop kept him on the job
SNAP to diocese: “Disclose more about 2 other priests”
They’re both accused but few know about either of them
Civil lawsuits were settled against them months ago
Holding signs and childhood pictures, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will go door to door handing fliers to homeowners. The leaflets warn that a suspended Catholic priest, who faces at least four allegations of molesting kids, apparently lives unsupervised in their neighborhood. They will also publicly push KC Catholic officials to
--move the priest to a remote, secure treatment center so that kids will be safer, and
--disclose more about two recently “outed” priests involved in the recent $10 million settlement.
Group to leaflet at Catholic church
They challenge archbishop on accused cleric
Priest fled the US during police investigation
SNAP: “Church officials must do aggressive outreach”
Staff must also warn families abroad about wrongdoer, victims say
Victims expose another Catholic predator
Group releases nine pages of records about him
Archdiocese admits “a number of allegations” against priest
Yet two archbishops refuse to tell public or parents about him
SNAP also urges Catholic officials to drop legal case against a victim
Man who was molested at Calvert Hall now faces trespassing charges
A month before Pope Francis comes to DC, holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will release nine pages of previously-secret records about a never-before-publicly accused predator priest who apparently had several victims. They will also urge Baltimore Catholic officials to
--“come clean,” for the sake of public safety, about other predator priests and
--post their names on church websites (like Baltimore’s previous archbishop did).
And they’ll beg anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” clergy sex crimes or cover ups at Calvert Hall and in the Baltimore area “to step forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.”
Victims to leaflet church
Sexually violent predator works there
Only some of the church-goers know about him
“Why put kids in harm’s way?” group asks
As congregants leave a service, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out leaflets about a registered child sex offender now working at the church.