Media Statements

NM - New NM bishop blasted on child sex cases

We are not optimistic about Bishop Oscar Cantu’s promotion. Pope Benedict has appointed a number of bishops in recent years who have terrible track records on child safety. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

IL- Southern IL school district wants abuse suit tossed out

A southern Illinois school district is asking an East St. Louis judge to toss out a civil lawsuit that charges school officials with ignoring a teacher’s child sex crimes.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

NM- New Mexico Catholic bishop to be named tomorrow

We are not optimistic about Las Cruces' next Catholic bishop. Pope Benedict has appointed a number of bishops in recent years who have terrible track records on child safety. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

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. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

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. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

AR- Arkansas priest ousted; SNAP responds

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

Read more
Add your reaction Share

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. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

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. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

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. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

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.

Read more
3 reactions Share

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.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

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. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share