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CA - Victims blast auxiliary bishop for putting his career over kid’s safety

Decades ago, Bishop Curry had a "clear understanding" - that child sexual abuse was criminal and should be reported to police. But he refused to call police.

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MN - Sex abuse victim wants priest to apologize and resign

A clergy sex abuse victim has written a letter about suspected predators to 1,100 Minnesota Catholic parishioners, but their pastor claims the letter is “libelous.” In response, the victim is urging top church officials to oust the pastor for lying to the congregation.

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CA - Victims dispute hopelessness about charges vs. Mahony

It’s factually and morally wrong to assume that criminal charges can’t be brought against current and former top LA archdiocesan officials, especially with tens of thousands of church records about to be released.

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CA - Two groups want LA auxiliary bishop demoted

Two groups that deal with clergy sex abuse are asking the top Catholic official in Los Angeles to demote one of his highest ranking staff members.

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MS - Abusive Baptist minister pleads guilty, SNAP responds

Today, a disgraced Baptist minister has pled guilty to charges that he molested five boys in the 1980’s. 

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NY - Predatory Rabbi sentenced to 103 years, SNAP applauds sentence and victim

A rabbi who abused a young girl who came to him for spiritual advice has been sentenced to 103 years in prison for his crime.

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OK - SNAP hopes Victory Christian Church case will move forward

A case against a Victory Christian Church employee is set to move forward tomorrow, but he has filed a motion to get the case dropped.

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CA- LA Clergy Documents Show Abuse, Cover-up, Victims respond

These documents hold the truth that victims have known for years: Archdiocese officials knew their priests were abusing kids and concealed these heinous crimes. 

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TN - Priest seeks to have conviction overturned, SNAP responds

A priest convicted of sex crimes in 2011 is seeking to have his conviction overturned. We are unsure of on what grounds Fr. William Casey is using to try to get his conviction on charges of aggravated rape overturned. Whatever it is, we hope that his appeal is tossed out.

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HI - Victims blast local high school

Victims of sexual abuse are blasting a Honolulu high school for publicizing a scholarship named after a three-time accused predator priest.

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VT - Victims push bishop for names and outreach

Last week, for the first time, a now-deceased Vermont priest was identified in a civil settlement as a possible child molester. That revelation is prompting a support group to prod the state's Catholic bishop to release names of other accused clerics and aggressively seek out their victims.

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OH - Youngstown Catholic predator “outed;” SNAP responds

Youngstown Catholic officials kept silent for more than three years about multiple credible child sex accusations against a Catholic school teacher. What else are they hiding?

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