SNAP Media Events

Controversial Vatican official in St. Louis today; SNAP protests

  • Controversial Cardinal returns here
  • Burke headed archdiocese & was promoted
  • Clergy sex abuse victims will hand out leaflets
  • They want him to stop Carlson’s “legal hardball
  • Local Catholic officials want 19 year old girl’s e mails
  • Event is at church where now-serial child predator worked
  • Convicted of abuse, Catholic officials moved him to another parish
  • There, as recently as 2001, he molested again; now he’s allegedly missing

WA: Victims blast one law, praise another

  • Victims blast one law, praise another
  • Both proposals impact child sex crimes
  • Group backs making clergy “mandated reporters
  • But organization warns against any cap on damages
  • “Severe penalties help deter severe wrongdoing,” SNAP says

NJ: Church sex abuse & cover up case is filed

  • Church sex abuse & cover up case is filed
  • This is the fourth time priest has been sued
  • Man charges that cleric abused him in Catholic school
  • SNAP is urging Camden’s bishop to ‘reach out’ to other victims

Church seeks 19 year old victim’s records

  • Church seeks 19 year old victim’s records
  • Catholic officials try new hardball tactic again
  • It’s the 1st time here & only 2nd time in SNAP’s history
  • Predator priest, now allegedly “missing,” was convicted years before
  • But archdiocese put him back into a parish & kept him on duty til 2002
  • Now, archbishop wants thousands of pages of other “private” documents

Victims ‘diss’ bishops’ upcoming meetings

  • Victims ‘diss’ bishops’ upcoming meetings
  • Six sessions - with prosecutor- start this weekend
  • SNAP urges parishioners to push for five specific reforms
  • It begs Catholics to “ask tough questions & insist on straight answers
  • "Enforcement,” not “education” is what’s lacking, support group says

MO Supreme Court rules against SNAP

  • MO Supreme Court rules against SNAP
  • Victims group refuses to disclose names
  • For first time ever, SNAP head is deposed
  • Lawyers for predators want 1000s of records
  • But the organization is not turning them over
  • Group vows to keep on "protecting privacy"
  • It calls legal maneuver a "new low in church hardball tactics"
  • Victims blast Catholic bishop & priest for "unprecedented attack"

Accused priest may be in court today

  • Accused priest may be in court today
  • He’s the 3rd alleged Sac predator priest in 6 months
  • Victims blast Catholic officials for tolerating “bullying
  • SNAP: He lets church staff & members “intimidate” others
  • They want Bishop Soto to discipline a local pastor for his court actions
  • Group begs victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to “come forward now

Clergy sex victims blast bishop

  • Clergy sex victims blast bishop
  • Allegations vs. just-ousted priest had surfaced years ago
  • But no one was warned, SNAP contends, so kids were at risk
  • And local Catholic officials deceived the public, self help group says
  • SNAP also wants Jeff City diocese to move cleric from his Jeff City parish
  • Victims say prelate should “come clean” & admit that accused priest had child porn

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