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Germany- Clergy sex victims respond to Catholic study cancellation

Once again, Catholic officials are backing away from a commitment they've made about the pedophile priest crisis. 

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VT- Pedophile priest cases settled; SNAP responds

We are glad these brave victims will be spared the stress of a trial. And we are grateful to those who were courageous enough to step forward and wise enough to seek justice in court. We hope this settlement will help bring them sorely-needed closure and healing. 

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AR- Arkansas priest ousted; SNAP responds

Something here doesn’t pass the ‘smell test’ with the defrocking of Fr. Royce Thomas.

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MO- SNAP urges legislature to adopt recommendations

When the legislature convenes tomorrow, we hope it will quickly adopt the recommendations of a recent task force on child abuse, especially the one allowing evidence of so-called "signature crimes," commonly referred to as propensity evidence, to be used in child sexual abuse cases. 

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MT- Clergy sex victims blast 'deal' with child porn priest

We are disappointed that the child porn charges against Fr. Rudy Bullman have been dropped. Fr. Bullman was caught with images of nude boys on his hand held game console and his personal computer. Children are safest when predators are behind bars. 

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NJ- New York official to head Camden diocese; SNAP disapproves

New York Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Sullivan is a poor choice to head the Camden diocese. 

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NH- Predator priest resurfaces at PA school; SNAP responds

A predatory New Hampshire priest has just been found working in a Philadelphia area school, despite the fact that Catholic officials have paid a settlement to at least one of his victims and promised he’d never be around kids again.

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NJ- New Camden Catholic bishop to be named; SNAP responds

Originally, we had high hopes when Bishop Joseph Galante became Camden’s bishop. Those hopes have largely been dashed.

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IL- Belleville Catholic diocese & insurers fight; SNAP responds

It’s hard to feel sympathy for either side in the fight between Belleville Catholic officials and their insurers over a serial predator priest, Fr. Raymond Kownacki. 

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CA- Clergy sex victims applaud new judge's ruling on records

We're thrilled and grateful that a California judge is refusing to protect corrupt Catholic officials by keeping long-secret and long-promised church abuse records hidden any longer. 

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CA-Church officials seek to keep higher-ups names secret, SNAP responds

The thousands upon thousands of long-secret Catholic documents that describe horrific crimes against children by members of the catholic clergy have come to light only because of brave victims. Catholic officials have used every weapon in their vast arsenal to keep these files hidden and keep Catholics and citizens in the dark about their involvement in moving, shielding and enabling predators. We hope that the judicial system will not only release all the documents but allow the names of all complicit church staff to be made public.

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PA- Philly priest trial starts; SNAP responds

Though the child sex abuse trial involving a Catholic priest and Catholic teacher starts this week, it’s never too late for other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to step forward and help make sure these criminals are convicted and kept away from kids.

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