Victims pan plea deal with Kansas City bishop

Initially, Finn was the first bishop to face criminal charges for concealing suspected abuse. Then, he was the first bishop to undergo questioning by two grand juries. Now, he's become the first bishop to face criminal charges in two jurisdictions. And, he's now the first bishop to be charged with two separate child-safety related crimes: refusing to report suspected abuse in Jackson County and endangering the welfare of a child in Clay County.

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SNAP to Adrian College - "It's like Penn State, only worse"

  • Victims want professor fired
  • “It’s like Penn State, only worse” they say
  • Teacher admitted molesting two teenaged girls
  • His former employer was forced to pay $1.6 million
  • But he moved & now works at a small Michigan college
  • SNAP “Predator remains around unsuspecting students & staff”
  • Former Catholic staffer is also accused of impregnating girl & spreading STD

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SNAP to new Penn State coach: "come clean"

We are glad that Penn State is acting prudently in regards to Mike McQueary’s safety. We wish they would have been equally prudent in looking out for the safety of vulnerable children.

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Victims want archdiocese held responsible too

Thanks to the courage of this brave survivor who worked up the strength to come forward, talk to secular authorities, and seek justice and the protection of children, a jury in Miami today sent a powerful message to the predator priest. While no amount of money can restore the innocence shattered due to sexual violence, this verdict is a resounding condemnation of the actions of Fr. Neil Doherty. We are proud of the victim for coming forward and proud of the men and women that made this decision today.

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SNAP praises victim in Fairview sex abuse case

Our hearts ache for this young girl who was disparaged by Deacon Richard Taylor. The sexual violence she suffered was horrific, and yet she still had the bravery to come forward and tell her story to authorities. She is to be commended for her courage.

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A Paterno resignation would a good start, but not enough

If Joe Paterno resigns as the head football coach at Penn State, it is a good start. However, it is nowhere near enough. Voluntarily giving up your high-paying, prestigious job under pressure isn’t a sufficient penalty for endangering the physical and mental wellbeing of children and won’t do enough to deter such cover ups in the future.

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KC nun speaks out about embattled bishop

When asked why I speak in support of victims of clergy sexual abuse and participate in solidarity with members of SNAP, it is because I have heard first-hand the stories of those abused and have witnessed their anguish caused by the abuse.  I know, too, the valuable and desperately-needed support and services SNAP offers to the victims. 

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SNAP praises brave nun & courageous child sex abuse victim in KC

It takes real courage for anyone to stand on a bishop’s doorstep and criticize him. That’s especially true if you are a Catholic nun. It takes real compassion to openly challenge your ‘superiors’ and publicly side with suffering victims and vulnerable kids. That’s especially true if you are a Catholic nun and you’re in a diocese headed by a particularly callous, reckless and deceitful bishop.

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Victims want Penn State Resignations

Each and every person at Penn State who knew about or suspected Coach Sandusky's alleged child sex crimes should publicly apologize and step down. This includes:

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NV Predator priest’s written confession is released

  • NV Predator priest’s written confession is released
  • It shows that 16 church officials knew he had molested
  • Yet cleric kept getting parish jobs until six months ago
  • Predator was working around children in a Las Vegas church
  • Four top Catholic prelates (& an Episcopalian one) kept silent
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Cardinal Law turns 80 - Pope should “accept resignation now” SNAP says

Tomorrow, Cardinal Bernard Law turns 80. Since resigning from his post in Boston almost a decade ago, he has continued to enjoy immense power in the literal and figurative power center of Catholicism, sitting on a number of key church panels (including the small committee that helps select bishops across the globe).

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SNAP responds to revelations that church investigator had child porn

The fact that the man who was supposed to be investigating pedophilia was a pedophile himself is a sad and sordid reminder that the church hierarchy is the last place that those with knowledge of abuse should turn to for help. While the specifics of this particular case may be more egregious than most, the fact remains that all too often church officials care more about protecting the reputations of their priests and bishops than they do about protecting the safety of our children.

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