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MO - Pulitzer winning author in St. Louis

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author will be in St. Louis next week to discuss his new book that explores the clergy sex abuse and cover-up crisis.

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OH - Ousted Cleveland predator priest passes away

An accused predator priest from the Diocese of Cleveland has just passed away. Despite promises from church officials to be “open and transparent” about accused clerics, as best as we can tell not one church official in Cleveland told parishioners or the public about the passing of Fr. Joseph Lang.

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MO - Archbishop resigns before deposition

An Iowa Catholic archbishop has announced his resignation "for health reasons" just two weeks prior to his scheduled deposition in a clergy sex abuse and cover up case.

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PA - Diocese of Pittsburgh keeps information about abusive priest from public

At least 33 Pittsburgh priests are publicly accused child molesters. For the third time, the bishop is writing a letter letting a few hundred of his 700,000 members about one of them. 

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ND - New bishop appointed in Fargo, SNAP responds

As Fargo, ND prepares for a new bishop, we hope that Bishop John Folda will be a better advocate for clergy sex abuse victims than his predecessor was. 

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AZ - Case against abusive priest in Phoenix proceeds slowly

We hope that the records request that is holding up the case against Fr. Jack Spaulding will be over soon and Mr. Pain will get the chance to have his day in court. Two and a half years is a long time to wait.

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ROME - Disturbing new revelation about new pope & abuse crisis

For the third time in less than a month, a disturbing revelation has surfaced about Pope Francis’ handling of clergy sex crimes and cover ups. 

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CA - Trial to proceed soon in Sacramento, SNAP responds

We hope that this trial gets under way soon. Those victimized by Fr. Uriel Ojeda deserve to have a chance at justice. 

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FL - School teacher arrested for abuse, SNAP responds

A school teacher in Palm Beach has been arrested for abusing children as young as nine.

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ROME - Pope needs to take action, not make statements

Once again, as has happened hundreds of times already, a top Catholic official says he’s asking another top Catholic official to take action about pedophile priests and complicit bishops. 

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CO - Parents who adopted abused kids receive settlement, SNAP responds

We’re glad that these victims are being compensated for their abuse, but money will not make their abuse go away. This settlement will save the victims and their adoptive parents the pain of a trial, but sadly allows officials in Adams County to continue saying they did nothing wrong. In fact, nearly everything they did was wrong.

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Hospital has ousted Catholic priest

A hospital now says that a controversial Catholic priest who had been a chaplain there is being removed. In an email yesterday, an official with Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield disclosed that Fr. Thomas Corbino has been ousted. 

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