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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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DC - New court cases about clergy abuse

One targets DC area Catholic facility

Hundreds of predator priests have been sent there

The center was sued this week for the first time ever

The other case let’s an accused Maryland  priest “off the hook

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MO - Judge rules against archbishop

And new allegations made in clergy sex case

Amended lawsuit includes alarming details

A second top archdiocesan staffer is named

Carlson intended to foil civil lawsuit, it says

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IL - Victims “out” 2 more abusive clerics

Cases settle against a nun and a priest

Both abused kids elsewhere but worked in Chicago

SNAP blasts Catholic officials for “on-going secrecy”

It urges Cardinal George to add names to his predators’ list

Group also praises governor & lawmakers for “major child sex reform law” 

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