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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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OR- Clergy sex victims "unimpressed" with new Catholic archbishop

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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FL - SNAP applauds maximum sentence given to Fr. Doherty

We are glad that Fr. Neil Doherty was given the maximum sentence possible. Kids are always safer when predators are behind bars. Given that Fr. Doherty has been accused in dozens of abuse cases over the past decade, it is clear that kids in Miami are better off now that he is off the street.

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MO - SNAP responds to Bishop Finn’s criticism of the National Catholic Reporter

KC's Catholic bishop is criticizing the one religious publication that has heroically protected kids, exposed corruption and deterred wrongdoing - the National Catholic Reporter.

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FL - Notorious priest to be sentenced, SNAP responds

A notorious Miami predator priest will be sentenced today for abuse charges.

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TX - Mother of Langworthy victim speaks out

As a mother of a child that was molested by John Langworthy when he was at Prestonwood in the late 80's, I want people to know the truth,  The hurt our family endured during this time is indescribable  First of all, we were not contacted by Prestonwood when our son went to the youth minister, Neal Jeffrey to tell him what he had been going through for months at the hands of John Langworthy.

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