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MO- Victims announce new court filing

Victims announce new court filing

They're part of 40+ who just won $1.1 million

Group also blasts bishop over counseling refusal 

Veteran abuse advocate calls arbitrator's award “historic

What:

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, victims of clergy sex abuse and their supporters will announce and give copies of their new court filing, which seeks to finalize the $1.1 million that an arbitrator has awarded them. They will also blast Kansas City's Catholic bishop for continuing to

--deny therapy for victims and/or put unnecessary restrictions on that therapy, and

– wage an “incredibly expensive” legal defense battle, instead of honoring the binding arbitration process.

A nationally known abuse victim and advocate will

--explain why their unprecedented lawsuit and the arbitrator's historic decision impacts victims across the country, and

urge those victims in other cities and states to consider filing similar suits to force bishops to live up to their child protection promises.

The group will also prod everyone who sees, suspects or suffers clergy sex crimes to keep coming forward and calling police.    

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IN- Victims blast church over 2 predator priests

Victims blast church over 2 predator priests

They're worried about where accused clerics are now

Bishop should visit every parish where the men worked

And he should beg “victims, witnesses & whistleblowers” to “speak up


Group also wants diocese to post names of child molesting clerics on websites

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OH- Victims blast 2 new church moves

Victims blast 2 new church moves

They're worried about principal who was selected

And they're angry about new diocesan chancellor

Group has also heard from another victim of deacon

But bishop refuses to admit several allegations have been made

Prelate's secrecy continues to endanger kids, SNAP charges
 
WHAT
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, advocates for clergy sex abuse victims will blast two new appointments by Youngstown Catholic officials. They are;

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PA- Victims thank church for outreach effort

And they “out” another Pittsburgh predator priest

Church admits he committed “sexual misconduct

But cleric is also accused of assaulting a PA boy later

Catholic officials should send more letters, group says

SNAP: Bishop Zubik “only acts when prodded to do so

WHAT

Holding childhood photos and signs at a sidewalk news conference, clergy abuse victims and advocates will;

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WA- Predator priest is now at Catholic college

Predator priest is now at Catholic college

For at least seven years, he worked in Seattle

Cleric is accused of molesting two Alaskan boys

Church officials claim he has 24-hour supervision

But he now works in “campus ministry” at Gonzaga

Group wants Seattle & Spokane prelates to “warn their flocks

And they want Jesuit officials to “oust priest & explain their recklessness

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MN- Abuse victims want answers from Duluth bishop

Victims want answers from Duluth bishop

SNAP: “Why delay suspending accused predator?”

Cleric is accused of abusing a child in Europe St. Paul

But local Catholic officials waited at least two weeks to act

Group calls on those who were hurt to “protect others by speaking up”

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OH- Predator priest now teaches

Predator priest now teaches  

And they want his defrocking status disclosed
 
SNAP: “Catholic officials should move faster!”

Steubenville prelate should “push harder,” they say

Accused child molesting cleric was sent to 3 treatment centers

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MO- Two groups hold vigil

They're appalled by archbishop

Just-released deposition gets national attention

And “it's going to get worse,” abuse victims predict

Local archdiocese faces three “very tough” lawsuits

Carlson's comments were “not an aberration but part of pattern” they say

WHAT

A small, short vigil will be held to condemn the recent words and deeds of St. Louis' top Catholic official in clergy sex abuse cases. (Some participants will kneel, others will stand with posters and or childhood photos.)

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MO- Catholics & victims to hold vigil about archbishop

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy 314 566 9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, Robert Schutzius 314 837 0678

Two groups hold vigil

They're appalled by archbishop

Just-released deposition gets national attention

A group of concerned Catholics and a support group for clergy sex abuse victims will hold a short vigil tomorrow outside the Cathedral protesting comments made by St. Louis' archbishop during a deposition that was released on Monday.

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MD- Clergy abuse victims to leaflet outside big Baptist meeting

They want independent review of clergy abuses & cover-ups 

And they warn more lawsuits will happen if officials don't act 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, child sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers about child molesting clerics to church members attending the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. The leaflets urge Baptists to:

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Geneva- Clergy sex victim available on Friday re UN report

Second UN panel to judge Vatican for child sex crimes & cover ups

Geneva-based Committee Against Torture releases report Friday morning

A clergy sex abuse victim with SNAP will be available for interviews in Geneva

On Friday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m., Miguel Hurtado will be available for interviews about the United Nations Committee Against Torture's new report on clergy sexual violence and cover ups in the Catholic church.

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CA- Church must do more about 2 priests, victims say

Church must do more about 2 priests, victims say

They release, for the first time, a 25 page police report

Bishop should say where the alleged predators are now

And both should be put in treatment centers, victims say

SNAP: “Top Catholic official should visit affected parishes

Soto must beg victims & witnesses to speak up, group insists

Victims want “real outreach” that will help law enforcement

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 two priests who, within the last year, have been investigated by police about alleged child sex crimes.

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MI- Victims to leaflet statewide church meeting

Victims to leaflet statewide church meeting

They worry about predator at Methodist college

As a teacher, he admitted molesting two teenagers

He's accused of impregnating one & giving her an STD

SNAP to ministers: “Don't be like the 'do nothing' Catholics”

“Pressure college president & warn your flocks,” victims urge

WHAT
Holding signs and childhood photos, child sex abuse victims will hand fliers to Methodist ministers and congregants from across Michigan at their annual conference. The leaflets urge church officials and members to; 

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PA- Victims to leaflet Catholic cathedral

Victims to leaflet Catholic cathedral

They draw attention to one more predator

 He abused elsewhere but also worked in Pittsburgh

 His presence & crimes have not been publicized here, group maintains

 SNAP to bishop: “Come clean now about your own child molesting clerics!”

 SNAP: “Every Catholic should ask their loved ones 'Did any priest hurt you?'

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand fliers out that;

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PA- In widening scandal, victims want more abuse outreach

In widening scandal, victims want more abuse outreach

Eight child molesting clerics are “outed” in just 5 weeks

SNAP: “Bishop should write ALL parochial school alums”

Group also wants officials to post predators' work histories

Zubik should also “personally visit every place where they worked,” victims say

WHAT
Holding childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy abuse victims and advocates will react to a growing scandal involving at least eight recently exposed child molesting clerics. They will also prod Pittsburgh's Catholic bishop to;

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