CA - SNAP responds to punishments for Bishop Curry and Cardinal Mahony

Bishop Thomas Curry stepping down is a small, belated step in the right direction, though it's obviously only being done because the horrific extent of his complicity is about to become publicly known. He should have been fired long ago.

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PA - SNAP applauds decision to investigate handling of Sandusky case

We applaud Pennsylvania’s attorney general for deciding to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Jerry Sandusky case. We are relieved that Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars, but those who enabled and protected him must be held responsible if children are to be safe and future cover ups are to be prevented.

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IA - SNAP supports proposed sex offender reform

We think this idea deserves serious consideration. There’s no magic age at which a sex offender is suddenly no longer dangerous. Older sex offenders may look harmless but actually be more dangerous than ever.

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MN - Serial predator worked in MN

A Catholic cleric who is accused of molesting dozens of boys and who killed himself on Saturday worked for at least four years in the Twin Cities and may have molested a Minnesota child, a newspaper has reported. 

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PA - Guilt is now clear, so Archbishop Chaput must act

The newly-established guilt of two Philly Catholic employees should be a clarion call for Philly's Catholic hierarchy. After hearing and seeing voluminous evidence, an impartial jury has found that Fr. Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero are child molesters. What now?

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PA - Philly priests found guilty, SNAP responds

We are glad to learn that Fr. Charles Engelhardt, and ex-teacher Bernard Shero were found guilty of child sexual abuse. Children are safer and justice is served with these men behind bars. 

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IRE - New Bishop of Cloyne promises reconciliation, sex abuse victims group responds

We are hopeful that the new Bishop, Dr William Crean, will hold true to his pledge to keep children safe and continue the work of healing those who were violated. 

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MI - Letter to Archbishop Vigneron

Dear Archbishop Vigneron:

We are members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Our mission is to protect the vulnerable and heal the wounded.

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OH - SNAP blasts Youngstown bishop over secrecy

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is blasting Youngstown Bishop George Murry over what they call his "continued secrecy and deception" in the case of a credibly accused Catholic cleric.

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PA - Abusive priest also worked in two more states

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is blasting Altoona-Johnstown Bishop Mark Leonard Bartchak over what they call his "continued secrecy and deception" in the case of a credibly accused Catholic cleric.

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IA - SNAP applauds victims in case against Pella pastor

We applaud these brave women who are continuing their fight for justice after being abused by Rev. Patrick Edouard. Valerie and Anne Bandstra deserve praise for continuing forward with their lawsuits despite apparent attempts from church leaders to undermine the abuse that the Bandstra women suffered. 

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MI- Clergy sex victims "unimpressed" with Bishop Sample's promotion

We’re sad that, once again, the Pope has promoted a bishop who has dealt poorly with pedophile priests and their wounded victims. During his tenure in Marquette, Bishop Sample has done nothing to distinguish himself from the overwhelming majority of Catholic officials who continue to minimize and hide clergy sex crimes.

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