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CA- LA archbishop reneges on Mahony ‘discipline’

LA’s archbishop claimed disgraced predecessor wouldn’t engage in “public ministry.” Now, he’s apparently - and quietly - reversed himself, further betraying thousands of abuse victims and hundreds of thousands of parishioners.

Today’s LA Times reports that Archbishop José Horacio Gomez is violating his pledge to forbid Cardinal Roger Mahony from performing confirmations. And Gomez is giving no explanations.

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IL- SNAP blasts newly-promoted Jesuit priest

A Chicago Jesuit, Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, has been tapped to head the Jesuit Conference. That’s a mistake. http://www.jesuit.org/blog/

In recent years in clergy sex abuse and cover up cases, Kesicki has done, at best, an inadequate job. At worst, he has done a reckless, callous, and deceitful job.

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Report on implementation of Catholic child protection charter, SNAP responds

There are helpful numbers and misleading numbers. These are misleading numbers.

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NJ- Newark Archdiocese settles w/ 5 abuse victims, SNAP responds

New Jersey attorney Greg Gianforcaro announced today that he has settled five cases against the Newark archdiocese involving a convicted Newark priest who was sent to Missouri where he assaulted more kids (after changing his name in between).

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NE- Diocese not in compliance with child protection charter

The Catholic National Review Board has released the 2012 report on the implementation of the charter for the protection of children and young people.  The report found the Diocese of Lincoln to be in violation of that charter. The diocese did not allow auditors to come in and do their jobs.

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NJ- Newark archbishop hires another lawyer

Newark's archbishop is hiring yet another defense lawyer. That's about protecting Myers and his reputation, not about protecting kids.

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MO- KC bishop "outs" child sex abuse victims; SNAP responds

For decades our legal system – both civil and criminal, at the federal, state and local level – has respected the privacy rights of proven and alleged child sex abuse victims. So has neary every journalist.

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CA- SNAP urges compassion for alleged Jackson victim

Wade Robson's lawsuit against Michael Jackson's estate might be quickly dismissed by some. But not by us.

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HI- Man sues Honolulu Diocese for abuse and cover-up

We applaud this brave man for coming forward and using the tried-and-true court system to expose crimes committed against him. 

 

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NY/NJ- Cardinal Dolan claims to be “powerless;” SNAP responds

NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s PR man is lying. He claims that Dolan is powerless to do anything about embattled Newark Archbishop John Myers.

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IL- A letter to Mr. Skogsbergh of Advocate Health Care

Mr. James H. Skogsbergh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Advocate Health Care

2025 Windsor Drive

Oak Brook, Il 60523

 

Dear Mr. Skogsbergh:

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MD- Catholic teacher accused; SNAP responds

Our hearts ache for parents at this school who must be upset about the child sex allegations and the vague way school officials are dealing with them. Parents and the public need and deserve straight answers about possible child sex crimes. It’s disturbing to see Catholic officials leaving families in the dark about such serious matters.

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