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WA - Diocese of Yakima discloses abuse by priest, SNAP responds

While we’re glad Yakima Catholic officials admit that Fr. Hilario Ramirez is a credibly accused child molester, we’re sad that they’ve delayed this disclosure for months and are apparently refusing to give many details.

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KY - Judge sets trial date for priest with illness, SNAP applauds decision

We are glad that a trial date for the case against Fr. James Schook has been set. Justice for his victims shouldn’t be further delayed or potentially lost simply because Schook is in ill health. Trials are meant to bring closure for the abused, not comfort for the abuser. Further delays are unnecessarily hurtful to Fr. Schook’s victims. 

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NY - Diocese of Rockville Centre knew of abusive priest’s history

A priest that was suspended from the Diocese of Vancouver for sexual impropriety and later resurfaced in Long Island, NY is now being sued by one of his victims.

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CAN - SNAP applauds lawsuit filed against Diocese of Vancouver

An Arizona woman has filed a lawsuit against a priest from the Diocese of Vancouver for sexual abuse that occurred in the 1980’s.

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PA - Pastor arrested for stalking, SNAP responds

We are grateful to the police for apprehending Pastor Aron Andronie. Stalking is a serious crime and stalkers often escalate to more violent behavior, so we are glad that this dangerous man is off the street.

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IN - Attorneys defend judgement against priest, SNAP responds

Attorneys in Indiana are defending a judgement won by a victim of sex abuse by a catholic priest.

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Copy of the Moose International lawsuit

A copy of the lawsuit filed today against Moose International CEO William Airey is available here.

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US - Lawsuit filed against Moose Intl CEO, SNAP responds

We applaud Jason Peck who is filing a child sex abuse lawsuit against the head of a huge non-profit called Moose International.

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MA - A decade later, Cardinal Law is still the only official punished by the church

Catholic officials admit that more than 6,000 US priests are proven, admitted or credibly accused child molesters. Yet no US bishop has ever been punished by the church hierarchy because of the abuse crisis – no matter how extensive, egregious or recent his wrongdoing may have been. None.

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PA - Another lawsuit filed against the BSA in PA, SNAP responds

Another lawsuit has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America, alleging childhood sexual abuse in the late 1980’s.

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AUS- Vatican appoints Archbishop as papal nuncio for Australia, SNAP responds

The Vatican has promoted Archbishop Paul Gallagher to become the new papal nuncio for Australia.

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MA- Filipino priest extradited back to the USA to face child porn charges, SNAP responds

We are glad that Fr. Lowe Dongor surrendered to Filipino police, after more than a year on the run. Fr. Dongor is wanted for possession of child pornography and theft. 

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