Bishop claims abuse settlement is not admission of guilt

Shame on San Angelo’s Catholic bishop. He’s trying to have his cake and eat it too – paying a settlement to make a clergy sex abuse and cover up case go away while suggesting no one did anything wrong. And he’s basically trying to bully other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers into keeping silent, by talking tough about going to trial.

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US victims blast new Irish Catholic abuse report

No! Bishops did NOT make judgment errors in clergy child sexual abuse and cover up cases. These are smart, well-educated men surrounded by bevies of smart, well-educated advisors. They repeatedly made self-serving, callous decisions, not judgment errors.

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Philly Catholic official deemed "competent," SNAP responds

We’re pleased but not surprised that a judge has found Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua competent to testify. Time and time again, we see Catholic officials feigning ill health or poor memories when they’re really only suffering from a desperate desire to evade tough questions about their complicity in child sex abuse and cover up cases.

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Politician/church officials withholds info. on predator? SNAP responds

An exclusive TV news report says that a Mississippi politician is defending a church that employed an accused and recently-arrested child molester. And this account suggests that Hinds County prosecutors are having trouble getting church officials, including the politician, to divulge information that could help them prosecute that alleged criminal.

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Ex NFL player sued for violating a teenager; SNAP responds

Why does a little fame professional achievement make some men feel entitled to force themselves on kids, teens and vulnerable adults? Shame on Taylor and those who helped him commit and conceal this crime.

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Philly Cardinal is questioned; SNAP responds

While we're grateful that Bevilacqua is being questioned, it's long overdue. And it's time that Catholic officials are treated, by our justice system, just like anyone else - no special privileges or deference.

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Sex abuse victims call for action to be taken against Boeheim

We're glad that Bernie Fine has been fired but it's crucial that Syracuse University officials discipline Jim Boeheim for his extraordinarily hurtful recent comments attacking abuse victims.

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NY Catholic officials keep silent about child porn for 9 months

Despite a decade of promises to be “open” about child sex crimes, New York Catholic officials have kept silent for nine months about child porn on an assistant principal’s school computer.

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Group warns about just arrested priest

Group fears others have been hurt by Fr. Richard James Kurtz

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Victims file formal complaint versus shrink

  • Victims file formal complaint vs. shrink
  • He should have refused to evaluate child porn priest
  • Therapist advises group that helps convicted predators
  • SNAP to KC bishop “Explain your controversial choice
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A Penn State professor is accused of abuse, top staffers allegedly ignored it

A second allegation of horrific child sex abuse at Penn State has been made, along with accusations that the university’s top staff ignored and concealed the crimes.

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2 groups urge boycott of Catholic foundation

  • Two groups say “donate elsewhere
  • They’re upset over honor of bishop
  • “Give more generously than ever,” advocates urge
  • “But contribute to non-profits that help victims, not hurt victims,” organizations say

 

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