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Victims deplore high profile role for controversial Cardinal Dolan

We are troubled that Cardinal Dolan, who has acted recklessly and deceitfully in recent clergy sex abuse and cover up cases, is being given such a prominent role at a political convention. In four recent instances, Dolan has acted recklessly, callously or deceptively.

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OR - Victims blast archbishop’s “deceptive & callous” remarks

Shame on Portland Archbishop John Vlazny for his extraordinarily deceitful and hurtful remarks today about a pedophile priest and his victim.

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CA - Group wants 'outreach' about accused priest and military chaplain

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is urging Catholic bishops in California and Texas to warn their flocks about a priest who is accused of attempted rape. 

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MO - SNAP opposes unconstitutional new MO law

Every churchgoer deserves to be able to worship in peace. We in SNAP deplore anyone who disrupts a worship service of any type for any reason. At the same time, however, it’s crucial that everyone’s freedom of speech is protected. 

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MN - Priest working with Minnesota group is accused of abuse

A Catholic priest who works with a Hilo based church music group is being accused of molesting two boys in Hawaii and acknowledges he faced a third similar accusation. 

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IA - SNAP applauds Judge forcing diocese to list accused priests

An Iowa judge is ordering Davenport Catholic officials to publicly list three accused priests on their diocesan website. The accused priests are Rev. John Bonn, Rev. Michael Broderick, and Rev. William Dawson.

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GA - Third victim of pedophile priest files police report

An Atlanta-area man has filed a police report charging that a Savannah Catholic priest molested him as a child, and clergy sex abuse victims are prodding Georgia church officials to widely publicize the latest allegations against the recently-ousted cleric. 

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CA - SNAP to Gomez: “Insist that your flock act properly in child sex cases”

In response to what they are calling a "stunning silence by Catholic officials and shocking callousness by Catholics parishioners," victims of sexual abuse are begging the head of the Los Angeles archdiocese to speak out about the arrest of two accused pedophile priests. And they want him to insist that his flock respond “appropriately” when clerics are accused of molesting kids.

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MO- Bishop wants evidence kept out of court; SNAP responds

Just because Bishop Finn claims he didn’t see all this evidence, it’s supposed to be suppressed? 

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OR- Pedophile priest denied bail; SNAP responds

We’re grateful that Fr. Perez is being kept locked up and away from kids. He’s clearly a flight risk.

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NJ - NJ lawmakers vote on abuse bill today

New Jersey state senators are expected to vote today on a measure that would give child sex abuse victims more time to pursue civil lawsuits against child molesters and those who employ them.

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NY - Ex-Buffalo cleric accused of abuse

A former Buffalo area Catholic priest's name appears on a list of priests ‘guilty of sexual misconduct,’ according to yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer. The Rev. Ted Podson taught at the Buffalo-area Devon Prep school before leaving the school when he accused of sexually assaulting a child. He was named on a list that was compiled in 1994 by recently-convicted Msgr. William Lynn.

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