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PA- Philly priest had abuse settlement in the past; SNAP responds

Shame on the Franciscans. They recruit, educate, ordain, hire, train, and transfer clerics, making them swear allegiance to the order for life. Then, when one of them molests, Catholic officials pretend to be powerless to stop him from working elsewhere. And in this case, Franciscans apparently lied to an abuse victim by claiming they’d keep this predator away from kids.

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MO- SNAP responds to new state abuse recommendations

Getting rid of the criminal statute of limitations is a good start, but the civil statute should be gotten rid of too.

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GA- Msgr. David P. Talley promoted, SNAP responds

We’re encouraged that Msgr. David P. Talley has been promoted to be Atlanta’s auxiliary Catholic bishop. We don’t know much about him but it can only help that he has worked as a caseworker for abused and neglected children.

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PA- Pittsburgh priest sentenced; SNAP responds

Considering that he had thousands of child porn images and admits viewing them for a decade, we strongly suspect that Fr. Sorensen may have molested kids too. Consider that he worked at;

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PA- SNAP blasts PA governor over Penn State suit

Pennsylvania politicians who want the entire Penn State fine to be spent in Pennsylvania are being greedy. And anyone who wants to overturn the fine entirely is being short-sighted.

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MO- SNAP New Year plea to St. Louis archbishop regarding predator priest

A St. Louis priest, Fr. Walter Craig, was ordained 90 years ago. He died more than 40 years ago. Now, he’s been credibly accused of child sex crimes.

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Rome- Abuse victims blast Pope over new appointment

An international support group for clergy sex abuse victims wants Pope Benedict to reverse his decision and pick a different individual to head the Vatican’s abuse office.

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IL - CEO of Moose International resigns; SNAP pushes for action

Days after a victim came forward to report the abuse he suffered at the hands of Bill Airey, the Moose International CEO has finally stepped down from his position.

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TX - Bishop Emeritus Carmody set to return to Tyler, SNAP responds

Next week Bishop Emeritus Edmond Carmody is returning to work in the diocese of Tyler. For the last ten years Carmody has been working in the diocese of Corpus Christi. 

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MI - Former priest in court today on child porn charges, SNAP responds

Today, a former Detroit Catholic priest will be in court facing child porn charges. We hope the judge gives him little or no benefit of the doubt. 

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NY - Brooklyn teacher arrested for abusing a student, SNAP responds

A music teacher in Brooklyn has been arrested on charges he pressured a member of his teen choir into a sexual relationship.

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FL - SNAP pushes for compassion from supporters of accused pastor

After reading details of this case, we are bracing for more victim-blaming and accusations that the two victims in this case had made up or exaggerated their claims against Darrel Vincent Moore. We urge those who want to support Rev. Moore to do so in private and avoid public displays of support that will only serve to intimidate victims and other potential witnesses.

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