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MO--Wrongful death lawsuit vs. archdiocese settles; SNAP news conf. 11:15 a.m.

Wrongful death suit vs. archdiocese settles

Parents of young man who died by suicide to speak for 1st time

His death led to first “assisted suicide” trial in MO in 100 years

Abusive cleric was convicted of molesting another boy & did jail time

Now defrocked, he lives in St. Charles Co. and is reportedly married

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, parents of a young St. Louis man who died by suicide will speak for the first time about 

--his tragic death and 

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TX--Victims oppose archbishop’s pending promotion

Victims to leaflet outside Catholic church

The pastor was accused of molesting a boy

And they oppose archbishop’s pending promotion

Soon, it’s likely he will become head of all US prelates

But group says DiNardo should “withdraw from the race & stay home

SNAP: “For kids’ safety & victims’ healing, he should work on prevention here

WHAT

Handing out fliers to church-goers as they leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will urge Houston’s top Catholic official to

--end his campaign to become head of all US bishops next week, and

--post names, photos & records of ALL predator priests (not just the ones who are sued), and

-- do the same with religious order clerics, so that kids can be protected and victims can heal.

They will also urge

--parishioners to be careful around their pastor who was accused of molesting a boy and

--anyone who has seen, suspected or suffered crimes or cover ups by Houston clerics to “come forward, protect kids, expose secrets, deter wrongdoing and start healing” by calling independent sources of help (therapists, police prosecutors, support groups), NOT church officials.

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