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MS - Child predator loses pharmacy license

At a public meeting today of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, the board accepted the voluntarily revocation of Rev. John Langworthy’s pharmacy license. Last month, Langworthy pled guilty to charges involving the sexual abuse of five boys between 1980 and 1984.

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WI - Cardinal Dolan likely deposed today in Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy, sex abuse cases

When Timothy Dolan was appointed to run the Archdiocese of New York in 2010, he expediently left behind him a Milwaukee Archdiocese on the verge of bankruptcy for fraudulently concealing and transferring scores of known clerical child sex offenders. 

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NY - Cardinal Dolan is deposed, SNAP responds

The New York Times reports this afternoon that two high ranking US Catholic Cardinals - Timothy Dolan of New York and Roger Mahony of Los Angeles – must answer questions this week under oath about clergy sex crimes and cover ups. We are grateful and encouraged by this. This happens all too rarely. 

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CA - Two top church officials question Mahony’s conclave trip

Two high ranking Catholic officials say Cardinal Roger Mahony must decide whether to avoid the papal conclave, and one of them admits that higher church authorities could ask him to stay home.

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MALTA - Victims blast Scicluna for "deceptive" Mahony remarks

Shame on Bishop Charles Scicluna. He is either deceptive or woefully ignorant about Cardinal Roger Mahony's deliberate, decades-long work to conceal child sex crimes.

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MN - Ex Catholic youth minister does shocking interview

A former Catholic youth minister has made some startling admissions in a long investigative television news report. He’s Matthew Feeney who worked at the Church of St. Joseph’s in St. Joseph, MN before running a talent agency and being charged with child sex crimes. 

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US - UN blasts USA over clerical sex abuse, SNAP pushes for action

The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child is chiding the U.S. for “failing to fully pursue cases of child sex abuse in religious groups,” according to news accounts.

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AFR - SNAP blasts Cardinal Turkson’s claims about abuse in Africa

To say that Cardinal Peter Turkson’s claims about clergy abuse in Africa are uninformed would be far too kind. We hope this awful comment disqualifies him from consideration as the next pope.

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CA - Cardinal Mahony writes of “false allegations,” SNAP responds

In yet another example of stunning self-absorption by a Catholic official, Cardinal Roger Mahony blogged today about how “difficult” it is for him to “never rationalize. . . never protest misunderstandings, and never get angry because of false accusations.”

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NY - Brooklyn rabbi arrested for internet sex crimes, SNAP responds

A Brooklyn Rabbi has been arrested in a sting operation after propositioning what he thought was a young girl online.

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CA - Archbishop Gomez is behaving just like Mahony

Archbishop Gomez is behaving exactly like Cardinal Mahony - posturing as a reforming but acting like an enabler. Once again, parishioners and the public learn about potentially dangerous clerics thanks to outside sources.

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US - An Open Letter to Pope Benedict XVI

What if you had the ability to undo egregious wrongs that affected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide would you, could you do it? What if there was only a sixteen day window for you to act? Would you find the time?

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