SNAP Media Events

MO - Parents sue diocese; their abused son committed suicide

  • New clergy sex suit filed by parents
  • Their son, suit says, was driven to suicide
  • Accused priest was police department chaplain
  • New legal action means KC monsignor is Missouri’s “most sued pedophile”
  • He faces 27 lawsuits and was reported to church officials as far back as 1972
  • Yet child molesting cleric remains a priest today; Bishop won’t ask Vatican to defrock him

MO - Shocking new clergy abuse case is filed

  • Man says two priests molested him as a kid
  • He also witnessed 3 other boys being abuse
  • One of them, he says, later committed suicide
  • One of the predators has never been accused before
  • That cleric is still on the job today in northern Missouri

MA - Springfield diocese releases accused clerics list

  • But dozens of alleged abusers are missing, SNAP says
  • Group is grateful but says names are “very hard to find”
  • For "public safety," victims push for "more accessible disclosure”
  • Two alleged offender priests are publicly identified for the first time
  • SNAP “Diocese should also name abusive nuns, bishops, seminarians & lay workers”

IL - Priest is investigated about abuse

  • Archdiocese has put him "on restriction"
  • He's accused of molesting a girl in the 1970s
  • SNAP blasts Cardinal for not suspending cleric
  • And group says he "continues secrecy & recklessness"
  • Private email from church official to victim is released
  • George is also blasted for new agreement with lawyers

CA - Victims want pedophile jailed

  • Court hearing is set for tomorrow
  • Prosecutors try to keep priest locked up
  • They’re using new “sexually violent predator” law
  • Group wants LA’s current & former church heads to help
  • Both Mahony and Gomez should write judge, SNAP feels

MO - New lawsuit filed against predator priest

  • Cleric was credibly accused earlier this year
  • Abuse survivors react to news of grand jury investigation

MO - Abuse victims prod prosecutor

  • They want grand jury investigation into church
  • Twice, SNAP has written Buchanan County official
  • But so far, support group has gotten no response from him
  • They repeat their plea to KC bishop to write families of St. Joe students
  • If he refuses, then local school principals should do this ‘simple outreach,’ SNAP says
  • Controversial cleric also spent time at a third church in the area while pastor was sick

RI - Convicted predator now works for non-profit

  • Clergy abuse victims want the public to be warned
  • He’s defrocked and is listed as a registered sex offender
  • His crimes spanned decades and were as recent as 2001
  • Group worries ex-cleric may still be around “vulnerable people”
  • And they worry about two recently arrested RI Catholic deacons too

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