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FL - SNAP applauds maximum sentence given to Fr. Doherty

We are glad that Fr. Neil Doherty was given the maximum sentence possible. Kids are always safer when predators are behind bars. Given that Fr. Doherty has been accused in dozens of abuse cases over the past decade, it is clear that kids in Miami are better off now that he is off the street.

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MO - SNAP responds to Bishop Finn’s criticism of the National Catholic Reporter

KC's Catholic bishop is criticizing the one religious publication that has heroically protected kids, exposed corruption and deterred wrongdoing - the National Catholic Reporter.

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FL - Notorious priest to be sentenced, SNAP responds

A notorious Miami predator priest will be sentenced today for abuse charges.

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TX - Mother of Langworthy victim speaks out

As a mother of a child that was molested by John Langworthy when he was at Prestonwood in the late 80's, I want people to know the truth,  The hurt our family endured during this time is indescribable  First of all, we were not contacted by Prestonwood when our son went to the youth minister, Neal Jeffrey to tell him what he had been going through for months at the hands of John Langworthy.

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PA - SNAP applauds victims of Bro. Baker

We applaud these brave victims who are helping to expose corruption Catholic officials in court.

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OH - SNAP blasts Bishop Murry’s excuses on Br. Baker

According to WFMJ, Bishop George Murry claims that the diocese “may need review to see if it could have handled the situation better.” That’s absurd. 

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LA - Accused priests asks for bail reduction, SNAP responds

An accused former priest from Louisiana is asking a judge and to reduce his bond.

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MO - New sex suit filed vs. Board of Education chair

We're disturbed by these new child sex abuse accusations against Rev. Stan Archie.

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PA - SNAP calls for Diocese of Pittsburgh to be open about accused priests

Today, we called on Bishop Zubik to live up to his promise to be “open and honest” and to inform his flock about recently-outed priest Fr. Michael Ledoux. But Fr. Ledoux is not the only priest that Bishop Zubik has been secretive about.

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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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