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Saginaw bishop implicated again in child sex cover up

A new long-secret Catholic church document has surfaced that says Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone witnessed the destruction of a list of 35 clerics who were accused of molesting children. 

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SNAP responds to sentencing of Northern PA priest

We hope that Fr. Samuel Slocum is given the maximum sentence possible for his abuse of a young boy. Children are safer when predators are behind bars.  

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SNAP responds to new lawsuit filed against the TX United Methodist Church

Shame on the Texas delegation of the United Methodist Church. It is bad enough that they were aware that Pastor Kendall Graham had inappropriate relations with his congregation, but to simply move him around and let him adopt a young girl is unconscionable. By allowing Graham to do this, they essentially condemned this woman to a life of abuse. Their inaction in this matter is sick.

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SNAP blasts Archbishop Carlson

Week after week, month after month, new child sex abuse allegations surface against current and former St. Louis priests, nuns, seminarians, brothers and other Catholic officials. Some are diocesan, some belong to religious orders.

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Predator priest gets warning; SNAP responds

We’re grateful to this judge for being firm with this dangerous priest. Like so many child molesters, Wenthe seems to believe laws don’t apply to him. We hope he does end up behind bars. That way, kids will be safer.

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Action taken on 2 Hawaii predator priests

Two Hawaii priests deemed guilty of molesting kids have been dealt setbacks recently.

One sought release from prison but was denied parole, while the other has been permanently ousted from the priesthood by the Vatican.

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SNAP responds to ruling in the Diocese of LaCrosse

We are disappointed that the Diocese of LaCrosse was able to avoid responsibility for covering-up Ray Bornbach’s alleged crimes. Our hearts ache for Ms. Varga and the abuse she suffered. 

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Clergy sex victims blast Canadian lawyer who stole

It's beyond heartbreaking that anyone would steal from deeply wounded adults who suffered so much as kids. 

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Former Montana Boy Scout leader sued for child sex abuse

We suspect that there are men in Montana right now who are suffering because they were hurt as kids by Davenport. We hope they'll find the strength and courage to step forward, call police, protect kids, expose wrongdoing and start healing.

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Known child molesting clergyman put back in pulpit; SNAP responds

A Jacksonville TV station is reporting that Rev. Daryl Gilyard, a convicted child molester, is back in a Jacksonville pulpit. He is now working at Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

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SNAP blasts promotion of new bishop in Houston

It doesn't bode well that this new bishop has spent his entire career in an archdiocese that has a disturbing track record on child sex abuse and cover up. We are concerned about the promotion of Scheltz given his track record and those of his bosses.

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New papal envoy to Ireland "insults" victims & Catholics, SNAP says

Archbishop Brown's comments about his boss are an insult to Catholics and victims. It's probably good for Brown's career to publicly praise Pope Benedict for his alleged work on the church's on-going heinous child sex abuse and cover up crisis. But it's just not accurate. 

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