MO - Catholic priest pleads guilty to child porn; SNAP responds

We hope Fr Shawn Ratigan’s guilty plea today will help deeply wounded families recover more quickly. While trials can be cathartic, they can sometimes cause more trauma for survivors and families.

Read more
1 reaction Share

MO- SNAP: Prosecutor & schools should say where predator worked

We are grateful that Donald Ingerson has been charged with child sex crimes and that Ferguson-Florissant school officials admit he worked there. But it’s time that the St. Louis County prosecutor, and other school districts, disclose where else this admitted child predator worked.

Read more
1 reaction Share

MO - Bishop & his lawyer say Fr. Ratigan pix are not child porn

In a recent court filing, lawyers for KC Catholic Bishop Robert Finn make the stunningly callous and outrageous claim that photos taken by Fr. Shawn Ratigan are not child porn. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

MO - SNAP responds to possible priest guilty plea

If Fr. Ratigan pleads guilty, several suffering families will be spared the trauma of a trial. We ache for every single child, mom, dad, and sibling who is in pain because of Fr. Ratigan’s crimes and Catholic officials’ complicity.

Read more
1 reaction Share

PA - Philly priest arrested; SNAP responds

Another Philly priest has apparently been arrested on child sex charges. We are grateful to the brave individual who reported these horrendous crimes to law enforcement. Kids are safest when victims go directly to secular authorities, not church figures. Every person who saw, suspected or suffered misdeeds by this priest should do likewise.

Read more
1 reaction Share

MO - Sex abuse victims head to MO Supreme Court

Clergy sex abuse victims are asking the Missouri Supreme Court to block or limit demands by Kansas City Catholic officials for potentially hundreds or thousands of pages of their self help group’s records. And they’re picking up support from widely disparate sources.

Read more
1 reaction Share

MN - Victims blast supreme court ruling on secrecy

Our hearts ache for Jim Keenan. He fought a six-year-long heroic battle to expose predators warn parents, and protect kids. But somehow, the privacy of wrongdoer seems to trump the safety of children.

Read more
1 reaction Share

PA - Msgr. Lynn sentenced, SNAP responds

We are grateful that Msgr. Lynn was not able to escape with the minimum sentence for his years of concealing heinous crimes against children. But cover ups would be better deterred had he gotten the maximum penalty, and justice would have been better served.

Read more
1 reaction Share

WV - Bransfield claims proof of false allegations, SNAP responds

It’s deceitful and insulting for Bishop Bransfield to claim he has “tangible proof” that the allegations against him are false. Bransfield has no sworn affidavits, notarized statements or even signed letters. He has two Catholic men who haven't faced real scrutiny or questioning and who say he never molested them.

Read more
1 reaction Share

FL - New lawsuit filed in Orlando, SNAP responds

We are grateful to this brave survivor for coming forward and revealing his abuse. It is a very difficult thing to make allegations of this sort public, but it is an important part of finding others who may have been in similar circumstances. We hope anyone who may have seen, suspected, or suffered crimes at the hands of Fr. William Authenreith to immediately come forward and make a report to police.

Read more
2 reactions Share

PA - SNAP applauds decision to re-try Fr. James Brennan

We are grateful to the Philadelphia District Attorney's office for moving ahead with this retrial and not letting Fr. James Brennan to escape justice. It is very rare that victims of clergy sex abuse are able to see their abuser tried in a criminal trial, so we are very glad that Mr. Williams is still seeking justice for his victims.

Read more
1 reaction Share

PA - Victims blast NCAA Penn State action

When money was misspent at SMU, play is suspended. But when boys are raped and crimes are concealed at PSU, play continues. This sends absolutely the wrong signal. We're very disappointed that there's no suspension of football. That's the most effective deterrent to current and future cover-ups.

Read more
1 reaction Share

← Previous  1  2    139  140  141  142  143  144  145  146  147    181  182  Next →
Our most powerful tool is the light of truth. Through our actions, we bring healing, prevention and justice.



Search & Translate
Loading