Catholic Church loses case in UK, SNAP responds

We applaud this ruling and the message that it sends. We believe that, when church officials who conceal or enable are held accountable alongside the offending priest, it helps deter future crimes. Church officials who remain silent and fail to report crimes to police must be held responsible as well, both financially and publicly.

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OH- Former associate pastor welcomed back, SNAP responds

This is an extraordinarily callous and dangerous move. Forgiveness is good. Recklessness is not. 

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PA - SNAP applauds Freeh report but urges further action

We applaud this report, but by itself, it changes nothing. Understanding the past is good. Changing the future, however, is hard. So everyone involved should be vigilant and determined, not naive and complacent.

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ROME - Bishops fail to meet deadline, SNAP responds

Almost half of the world's bishops have failed to meet a Vatican deadline to submit child sex abuse policies. That shows how little Catholic prelates care about kids’ safety.

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RI - Victims want investigation of Legion school in US

We call on Pope Benedict and his Vatican staff to investigate and harshly punish the priests who violated the privacy of these young, devout girls and abused their trust in the confessional. It’s a horrific betrayal for Catholic officials to use the sacrament of confession to manipulate vulnerable youngsters.

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CA - SNAP Statement on the Resignation of OCA Metropolitan

Eleven days after his consecration as bishop, Metropolitan Jonah Paffhausen was elected to lead the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). The gathered clergy and laity believed that this synodal “outsider” would lead their church, which had been plagued for years by financial scandals at the highest levels, into a better future.

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CA- Groups urge prosecutors to charge priest, he perjured himself in recent trial, they say

Two groups that focus on clergy sex crime and cover ups are urging a San Jose prosecutor to file perjury charges against a Catholic priest who allegedly molested more than a dozen children.

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NY - Congregant exploited by female priest; SNAP responds

We support the brave man who is speaking publicly about the sexual exploitation he suffered because of an abusive Episcopalian priest. 

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KY - Pastor should speak in child sex case, SNAP says

We applaud police for pursuing this case. We are sad for the victim, but are grateful that this youngster is cooperating with law enforcement.

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PA - SNAP blasts Chaput as twice-accused predator priest put back on job

How on earth can Archbishop Charles Chaput say that two of his priests are credibly accused child molesters but refuse to disclose their names on his website or in his news release (http://archphila.org/press%20releases/pr002005.htm)?

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Two accused clerics ousted, says Philly blogger - SNAP reacts

Two accused Philly predator priests are being permanently removed and four others are being put back on the job, according to noted Philly Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo.

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CA - Jesuits & Catholic officials must act on Lindner, SNAP says

After yesterday's Bay Area jury verdict, now attention rightfully shifts from William Lynch to the prosecutor and Catholic officials. The prosecutor should file perjury charges against Fr. Lindner.

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