SNAP Media Events

Unprecedented victory for abuse victims

  • Unprecedented victory for abuse victims
  • Judge orders KC diocese to go to arbitration
  • Lawsuit is believed to be 1st of its kind in the US
  • Church has allegedly broken the 2008 settlement deal
  • Almost 50 men and women who sued pushed prevention steps
  • Finn signed agreement, but still kept one accused priest on the job
  • And he and his staff kept child porn of another priest hidden for months

Recently arrested priest was here

  • Recently arrested priest was here
  • Accused cleric spent years in Columbus area
  • He was charged in April with molesting a boy
  • Group wants Catholic bishop to warn local parishes about him
  • And they want church officials to do outreach about another priest
  • Ousted in Ohio in 2011 & arrested in Canada, he faces an upcoming trial
  • SNAP also asks if local diocese gives “secret payoffs” to pedophile priests

Abuse group lists “12 worst bishops”

  • Abuse group lists “12 worst bishops 
  • SNAP evaluates prelates on kids’ safety
  • Choices are based on their deeds over last decade
  • And victims urge NYC Cardinal to explain payoffs 
  • They want all bishops to divulge funds paid to predators

Scrap national church abuse policy, victims group says

  • Scrap national church abuse policy, they say
  • SNAP: "It's violated often with no consequences"
  • Group wants an inclusive, 1 year process with "real input"
  • Now, victims say, focus is on pedophile priest & lay Catholics
  • But officials who “still ignore & hide crimes” must be punished, SNAP argues
  • For starters, group says, prelates in San Diego & Owensboro should be “denounced”

Victims say bishop hinders prosecution

  • Victims say bishop hinders prosecution
  • He won’t disclose report of predator’s confession
  • Such secrecy keeps other victims silent, group says
  • It urges Sacramento prelate to attend court hearing on Friday
  • SNAP to Soto: “Teach your flock how to back cleric without hurting victims"
  • “Stop telling victims to report to the church, tell them to call cops instead,” they say

Convicted predator quietly put back in SD parish

  • Convicted predator quietly put back in SD parish
  • He pled guilty to unlawful sexual touching
  • Yet, months later, he's back around kids, teens
  • Victim and her family were subject to "lynch mob"
  • SNAP: "Bishop breaks promises & endangers parishioners"

Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery

  • Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery
  • Four men allege sexual abuse by priests from Delbarton School/St Mary’s Abbey

More evidence contradicts Cardinal

  • More evidence contradicts Cardinal
  • Two new secret memos are disclosed
  • In letter, Dolan pledges “special fund” for predator
  • Prelate claimed that $10,000 was for “health insurance”
  • But two documents – just released - show Dolan misled public
  • SNAP: Record shows pedophile’s payment was NOT for insurance
  • Money was paid even after notorious predator priest was defrocked

SNAP Network is a GuideStar Silver Participant