NY - Why is Cardinal Dolan silent on Fr. Groeschel's victim-blaming?

The question raised by the Fr. Benedict Groeschel controversy is simple: why is Cardinal Dolan - and every other US Catholic official - silent? This week, Groeschel, a prominent New York-based priest and founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal said teens act as “seducers” in sex abuse cases against clergy.

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GA - Victims blast Atlanta minister accused of sex crimes

At least four individuals - two men and two women - are accusing an Atlanta minister of infecting them with the HIV virus. It's awful when a pastor breaks his bonds of trust and honor and abuses his position by sexually exploiting congregants. It's even worse when he actively spreads HIV among them.

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CA- One year in jail for pedophile priest

For the devastation he’s caused, a year in jail is a paltry sentence for Fr. Lyons. Still, we’re grateful he’ll be locked up and for years afterwards will be on probation.

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Victims deplore high profile role for controversial Cardinal Dolan

We are troubled that Cardinal Dolan, who has acted recklessly and deceitfully in recent clergy sex abuse and cover up cases, is being given such a prominent role at a political convention. In four recent instances, Dolan has acted recklessly, callously or deceptively.

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OR - Victims blast archbishop’s “deceptive & callous” remarks

Shame on Portland Archbishop John Vlazny for his extraordinarily deceitful and hurtful remarks today about a pedophile priest and his victim.

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CA - Group wants 'outreach' about accused priest and military chaplain

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is urging Catholic bishops in California and Texas to warn their flocks about a priest who is accused of attempted rape. 

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MO - SNAP opposes unconstitutional new MO law

Every churchgoer deserves to be able to worship in peace. We in SNAP deplore anyone who disrupts a worship service of any type for any reason. At the same time, however, it’s crucial that everyone’s freedom of speech is protected. 

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MN - Priest working with Minnesota group is accused of abuse

A Catholic priest who works with a Hilo based church music group is being accused of molesting two boys in Hawaii and acknowledges he faced a third similar accusation. 

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IA - SNAP applauds Judge forcing diocese to list accused priests

An Iowa judge is ordering Davenport Catholic officials to publicly list three accused priests on their diocesan website. The accused priests are Rev. John Bonn, Rev. Michael Broderick, and Rev. William Dawson.

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GA - Third victim of pedophile priest files police report

An Atlanta-area man has filed a police report charging that a Savannah Catholic priest molested him as a child, and clergy sex abuse victims are prodding Georgia church officials to widely publicize the latest allegations against the recently-ousted cleric. 

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CA - SNAP to Gomez: “Insist that your flock act properly in child sex cases”

In response to what they are calling a "stunning silence by Catholic officials and shocking callousness by Catholics parishioners," victims of sexual abuse are begging the head of the Los Angeles archdiocese to speak out about the arrest of two accused pedophile priests. And they want him to insist that his flock respond “appropriately” when clerics are accused of molesting kids.

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MO- Bishop wants evidence kept out of court; SNAP responds

Just because Bishop Finn claims he didn’t see all this evidence, it’s supposed to be suppressed? 

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