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IL- Victims "out" nine Catholic predators

Victims “out” nine Catholic predators

They have not been exposed in Chicago before

And none of their records will be released by archdiocese

Yet all worked and lived in the area, sometimes for years

George keeps “hairsplitting” & hiding religious order offenders

Group to church officials: “Disclose ALL child molesting clerics

SNAP begs Catholics: “Read the actual documents when posted next week

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, on the day hundreds of pages of long secret clergy sex abuse and cover up records will be turned over, victims and supporters will release names and information about nine child molesting clerics who worked in the Chicago area, abused elsewhere and have almost never been publicly disclosed in this area before as offenders.

They will also

---urge Cardinal Francis George to post names, photos & records of ALL archdiocesan predators (not just the ones who are sued),

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

---blast him for continuing to protect a third or more of the abusive clerics who have been in Chicago.  

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Switzerland- Victims leaflet outside cathedral

Victims leaflet outside cathedral

They urge church members & staff to report suspicions

Group blasts Pope Francis for refusing to protect children

Catholic officials should encourage reporting to police

WHAT

 

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will hand out fliers to passers-by encouraging anyone with information about sexual misconduct with children report and blasting Pope Francis and Catholic officials for refusing to protect children.

 

They will also urge church officials to “actively seek out” anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” clergy sex or cover ups and beg them to call police and prosecutors so that kids might be safer.

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IL- Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

They tell Catholics “Spread predators’ names

And “Read documents to be released next week

SNAP advises parishioners to “Ignore George’s spin

And it blasts church officials for keeping McCormack records sealed

Group charges that 1/3 of Chicago’s child molesting clerics are still hidden 

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IL- Victims appeal to priests

SNAP: "Ignore Cardinal George's letter

Instead, victims want predators' names read aloud

And they blast church officials for keeping McCormack records sealed

“It’s self-serving for George to hide files that will show the real truth,”
SNAP says

And group charges that a third of Chicago’s child molesting clerics are
still not revealed

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TX--Victims want church's help

Victims want church’s help

Two accused predators worked there

One’s in prison; the other’s at a different church

Self help group says “If you were hurt, come forward

It also urges Houston congregation to “do outreach to others

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MO-Catholics urge judge to “hold firm”

Catholics urge judge to “hold firm

They want “openness” about predator priests

Groups to archbishop: “Start obeying court order

“Our donations should not go to church lawyers,” they say

“Nor should our contributions finance more hurtful secrecy 

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PA -Victims to leaflet Philadelphia cathedral

Victims to hand fliers out to church-goers

It urges those who “saw, suspected or suffered” crimes to speak up

They beg prosecutor to appeal

To Archbishop Chaput “stop stonewalling prosecutors”

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OH - Victims to leaflet at Mansfield area churches

They reach out to others who have been abused

Support group begs “Break your silence & get help

“That’s best way to heal & protect others,” SNAP says

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OH - Victims seek action about 2 priests

And they lay out hopes for incoming bishop

Group wants signs down that honor “wrongdoers

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TN - Victims challenge Catholic bishop

Memphis priest is accused of child sex abuse

He allegedly participated in "orgies" with other clerics

Group also wants prelate to post names of all predator priests

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NY - Victims Challenge Vatican at UN on Clergy Sex Cases


Catholic Officials in Violation of Treaty on Rights of the Child

December 10, 2013, New York – Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their attorneys will announce a formal new filing in their challenge of the Vatican before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child tomorrow. The submission will address recent cover-ups in the Church and the Holy See’s claims to the committee that it is only responsible for what happens within the walls of Vatican City.

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IL- SNAP blasts archdiocese

SNAP wants Cardinal to suspend priest

Instead, he’s being asked to “step aside

Group: He should be put in treatment center

Last week, a serial predator’s time in Chicago was disclosed

He molested in Minnesota; has never been “outed” in Chicago

WHAT

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

--criticize Chicago Catholic officials for letting a credibly accused predator priest resign,

--urge them to suspend him instead and put him in a treatment center away from kids,

--disclose that another priest, who abused at least three kids in Minnesota, also worked in Chicago, &

--urge anyone who was hurt by either cleric to call police, not church officials.

WHEN

TODAY, Monday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

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CA- Victims want accused priest disciplined

Victims want accused priest disciplined

He’s accused of raping a pre-teen girl

Catholic officials supposedly “retired him

But cleric still acts like a priest in public

He was on radio & TV as archdiocesan spokesman

Group urges others he hurt to “come forward & get help

It also blasts SF church officials for “continued secrecy and inaction

SNAP: For kids’ safety, Archbishop should put him in secure treatment center

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MO - Two predator priest cases end

Each settled for six figure amounts

One man was assaulted by two clerics

A Catholic religious order resolved his suit

But Bishop Finn’s diocese refuses to do so

In the other case, predator admitted wrongdoing

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MO --"Disturbing" deposition in clergy sex case is released

“Disturbing” deposition in clergy sex case is released

It talks of “drunk priests with erections touching each other

In it, a 2nd person accuses priest of “acting improperly” with a child

That cleric is being sued for molesting a KC girl and is now in Nevada

SNAP wants him brought back to MO and put in a treatment facility

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