Evidence will be allowed in, judge rules; SNAP responds

We are grateful that jurors will hear more evidence, not less evidence, of cover ups by Philadelphia Catholic officials. For far too long, the church hierarchy has split hairs, parsed words, exploited technicalities kept victims, parishioners and even prosecutors isolated and removed from “the big picture.”

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SNAP blasts symposium in Rome as “window dressing”

How many meetings will it take for Rome to learn that child sex abuse is a crime, predators must be made public and jailed, and church officials who cover up for molesters must be held accountable?

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Clergy victims back SD child sex abuse reforms

Besides jail, two things keep kids safe from child predators - publicly exposing predators and deterring others from concealing their crimes. There's no better way to do this than by reforming archaic, arbitrary, predator-friendly laws like the statute of limitations.

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Accused KC Catholic priest quickly restored to ministry; SNAP responds

We’re disappointed that Fr. Matt Bartulica has been so quickly restored to his job despite allegations of sexual misconduct or abuse. How thorough could an alleged church “investigation” be if it just took a couple of weeks? 

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OK Catholic official promoted to KS; SNAP responds

We’re disappointed that Msgr. Edward Weisenburger has been promoted. For the past 16 years, he has been a high-ranking official (vicar general) in an archdiocese (Oklahoma City) with a disturbing record with children’s safety. 

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Suspended predator priest “retires;” SNAP responds

Sorry, “retirement” doesn’t cut it. Bishops promised to oust child molesting clerics, not let them voluntarily step down.

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Catholic Cardinal on abuse: “We did nothing wrong!”

In a new, rare and stunning just-published interview, former NYC Archbishop Edward Egan made shocking statements about the church’s on-going clergy sex abuse and cover up crisis, including: 

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Defrocked minister to lead retreat in Georgia

Defrocked minister to lead retreat in Georgia

In 1999 he admitted abusing boy at a retreat in Texas

Church fails to warn retreat-goers of his crimes

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Victims blast Dolan & Vatican over serial predator priest ruling

In a new decision, Vatican officials are refusing to defrock a serial predator priest, Msgr. Wallace A. Harris, and NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan is quietly going along with the reckless decision. 

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Maine’s highest court lets pedophile priest case go forward

In a new ruling, Maine’s highest court is letting a child sex abuse victim expose a predator priest in the court. The case involves Fr. Renald C. Hallee, who was found, just last year, working in a Boston-area Catholic church, despite the pending court case against him.

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SNAP responds to arrest of pedophile teacher in LA

We are deeply disturbed at the level of depravity of Mark Berndt. Our hearts grieve for the torture suffered by the children that he abused and who may have looked up to him as a teacher before he betrayed their trust. We hope they are able to find healing and recovery.

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SNAP responds to release of David Pierce

We've very worried that this convicted serial child predator is being released so quickly and will soon again be around unsuspecting families. 

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