Predator priest's trial delayed; SNAP responds

We understand that the judge insisted on seeing medical records, instead of just taking Fr. Schook’s word for his medical condition. And we’re grateful that the judge remains open to the possibility of a trial. The justice system is far from perfect but it’s the best way to expose not only clergy sex crimes but also callous cover ups by church officials.

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Hawaii bishop accused of molesting boy

Hawaii bishop accused of molesting boy

New sex abuse and cover-up lawsuit is filed

This is the 2nd victim to name Ferrario as offender

Diocese knew and covered up allegations, lawsuit says

New state law lets victims expose abusers & protect kids


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SNAP's "Dirty Dozen" Bishop List

Below is a list of SNAP's list of worst bishops in the past decade, based on their actions since the adoption of the Dallas charter.

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Abuse report given today to bishops; SNAP responds

Today, as best we can tell, there was no mention of: 

  • putting suspended predator priests- for the sake of public safety- in remote, secure treatment facilities
  • stopping the use of Catholic therapists and using independent and experienced therapists (who specialize in pedophilia) instead
  • revamping or expanding review boards to be more independent
  • training parishioners in how to appropriately respond to abuse allegations, in ways that don’t deter or scare victims, witnesses or whistleblowers from coming forward.
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Victims praise judge's ruling against Catholic bishop

We are grateful for this ruling. We’re confident it will mean that dozens and dozens of KC area victims are a step closer toward healing and closure. We hope it will mean that Bishop Finn and other Catholic officials really will start implementing the 19 prevention steps they promised victims they’d take four years ago.

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Philly pastor publicly honored a defrocked pedophile priest, SNAP responds

We call on Philly Archbishop Charles Chaput to harshly discipline the pastor who just publicly honored a defrocked pedophile priest. (see below)

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US Bishops to review progress made regarding clergy abuse in past decade: SNAP responds

We’re here today to urge America's Catholic bishops - who are meeting now in Atlanta - to totally scrap and revamp their ten year old child sex abuse policy. We’re asking them to commit to an inclusive, one year planning process with public hearings and "real input," and reform and broaden this policy. And we are prodding them to adopt a key, missing component - tough penalties for church officials who ignore, conceal and enable child sex crimes. 

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Victims ask US bishops to censure CA colleague

Clergy sex abuse victims are urging America’s Catholic bishops to denounce San Diego's top church official for restoring a priest to ministry barely a month after he pled guilty to molesting a teenage parishioner.

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"Blast Owensboro diocese's recklessness" SNAP begs bishops

Clergy sex abuse victims are urging America’s Catholic bishops to denounce Owensboro church officials for keeping quiet for 18 years about an allegation against a priest who now faces criminal child sex abuse charges.

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Victims urge DAs to charge ex-Penn State president and others

Newly disclosed emails from 2001 appear to show that then-Penn State President Graham Spanier choose to keep child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky secret.

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Victims blast Owensboro Catholic officials for secrecy

It’s pretty clear that Owensboro Catholic officials have endangered kids – and broken the church’s abuse policy - for years, by hiding at least one credible child sex abuse allegation against a priest from parishioners and the public.

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Priest arrested on child sex charges, SNAP responds

We are grateful that a victim of Rev. Louis Francis Piskula has stepped forward and is cooperating with law enforcement. When victims stay silent, nothing changes. But when victims find the courage to take action, there's at least a chance for prevention, healing and justice. 

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