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Accused predator priest living in Shrewsbury? Like his predecessors, archbishop lets pedophiles move here

A St. Louis priest, recently arrested for allegedly molesting a boy, has apparently been sent to a retirement home in Shrewsbury in a residential neighborhood. That facility has come under fire for being too close to unsuspecting families and having inadequate supervision for sex offenders. 

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Seminarian pleads; SNAP sympathizes with Hill parishioners

Our hearts ache for current and former Hill residents and St. Ambrose parishioners. Ex-seminarian Nicholas Pinkston of the scandal-ridden Kansas City diocese is the latest of several troubled clerics from elsewhere who worked at this church. 

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Ex-KC area seminarian pleads guilty to child porn

Nickolas Pinkston, a Warrensburg man who was studying to become a KC MO priest, has pled guilty to child porn charges while studying at a St. Louis seminary.

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Accused KC priest is put back in parish, SNAP responds

A long time KC diocesan insider, Msgr. Robert Murphy, is going back into parish ministry full time. It’s an irresponsible and hurtful move by Bishop Finn that shows he still cares more about his guilty priests than his innocent flock. 

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What else is Cardinal Dolan hiding? SNAP asks

The disturbing new revelations about Cardinal Dolan raise a troubling question: What other secret deals and 'incentives' did and does he offer to pedophile priests?

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Letter from SNAP to Archbishop Listecki

The following is a letter from leaders of SNAP Wisconsin to Archbishop Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The letter deals with actions by former Archbishop of Milwaukee, Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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SNAP applauds removal of priest in Pittsburgh

It is a frightening fact that modern technology has greatly closed the gap between predators and children, and we urge parents to be vigilant about what kind of people are contacting their children online.

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SNAP blasts Msgr. Lynn’s defense theory

Msgr. Lynn suggests he was overwhelmed and inexperienced, but apparently never once asked for additional personnel or training. He implies he got conflicting pressures but apparently never once sought clarity. He now blames others' "rules" but apparently never once objected to them or tried to change them.

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SNAP blasts judge’s decision to delay priest sex abuse trial

We are disappointed by Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry’s decision to delay Rev. James R. Schook sex abuse trail by 7 months. Delays in sex abuse trials often send a frustrating message to victims of abuse.

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KC bishop promotes “troubling” priest; SNAP responds

On Friday, in his diocesan newspaper Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn quietly disclosed his promotion of Fr. Patrick Rush, a priest who is closely connected with a number of proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics. For years, he was the second-in-command of the diocese. He has been named as a defendant, because of that role, in a number of child sex abuse and cover up lawsuits.

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Predator priest jailed in Ontario, SNAP applauds sentence

We are grateful that this predator will be sent to jail for his crimes. Children are safer when predators are behind bars, and so for the next 15 months, parents in Ontario can breathe easier. We urge the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Douglas Crosby, to personally visit each parish where Fr. James Boudreau worked and beg victims and witnesses to come forward.

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SNAP blasts promotion of Fargo Bishop

Today, the Vatican has announced that the bishop of the Diocese of Fargo, ND will be promoted to fill the role of archbishop in the Diocese of Denver which has been vacant since Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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