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MN - SNAP to church officials: how many more victims?

Minnesota Catholic officials - with the Franciscans and the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese - made a secret settlement seven years ago with a clergy sex abuse victim and have stayed silent about the child molesting cleric even though more than 70 kids in three states now say he molested them.

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EUR - Vatican sex crimes prosecutor calls for justice, SNAP responds

The Pope's top aide on clergy sex abuse, Fr. Robert Oliver, just told the AP that the pope "had spoken clearly about the need for transparency and justice in order to regain the trust of the faithful."

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CA - SNAP calls for independent investigation into LAUSD

The LA school district needs to thoroughly and independently investigate the hiring of a pedophile priest, Jose Piña. 

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IRE - Apologies are inadequate for Magdalene victims

The response by the Irish government to the horrific stain on history that is the Magdalene Laundries is woefully inadequate. A mere apology cannot undo the painful abuse that these women for forced to suffer, and does nothing to help these women along their healing process.

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NV - Pastor working in Las Vegas arrested for crimes in MD

Church officials in Las Vegas should immediately reach out to their congregation and see if any kids in their flock were abused by Nathaniel Morales. 

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MN - Serial predator cleric abused in MN

A serial predator cleric who is alleged to have abused at least 80 kids in Pennsylvania and Ohio also molested a boy in Minnesota in the late 1970’s.

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CA - Victims blast ongoing LA Catholic secrecy

Los Angeles archdiocesan officials are being accused of defying a judge’s order and withholding records about clergy sex crimes and cover ups. 

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MS - Statement made in a Mississippi courtroom by a victim of Rev. John Langworthy

Today has been a long time in coming – over 30 years ago.  I didn’t ever think I would see this day, and really didn’t want it to come to this in many ways, but it has.  Some would say that is simply too long ago, we must simply forgive and forget. And in some ways that is true.  We must forgive.  

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WA - SNAP pushes for action from Seattle Archbishop

At least 11 clerics who worked at schools in the Seattle archdiocese are publicly and credibly accused child molesters. We suspect the real number is much higher. 

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CA - Predator priest found working in the LAUSD, SNAP responds

It's heartbreaking but predictable that a suspended LA predator priest has resurfaced working for a school district. Some 260 LA catholic clerics are proven, admitted or credibly accused child molesters. So in the month and years ahead, we expect we'll see more and more painful stories about these pedophile priests being found around vulnerable kids and unsuspecting families.

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IRE - SNAP pushes for more than apologies for Magdalene victims

At the risk of seeming contrary, we hope church and government officials do NOT apologize to the hundreds of women who were abused at the Magdalene Laundry.

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NJ - Predator priest loses key ruling

A New Jersey Catholic priest – who pled guilty to molesting a Jersey City boy in the early 1980s - will stay locked up until he goes on trial for molesting three Missouri boys in the late 1980s, a judge has ruled on Friday.

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