PA- Priest suspended for child sexual abuse; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, May 19, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A Pennsylvania priest has been suspended after child sexual abuse allegations surfaced. We are glad action has been taken and law enforcement has been notified, but we are worried there might be other victims suffering in silence and self-blame.

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CA- Sex offenders challenge laws

For immediate release: Friday, May 16 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A group of convicted sex offenders are mounting legal attacks on laws regulating where they can live. We urge caution here and hope that courts rebuff these challenges.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/sex-offender-suing-city-of-wasco-sex-offender-ordinance-violates-constitutional-rights-051614

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MN- Victim gets threatening letters

For immediate release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

The woman who “outed” a Twin Cities predator priest is getting threatening letters and  prosecutors suspect the cleric is behind them.

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Chile- Priests played role in Chile’s stolen babies

For immediate release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

As recently as 2005, Catholic priests may have helped steal babies.

The church in Chile is under investigation after revelations that priests played a role in stealing babies from unwed mothers. Our hearts ache for the mothers and innocent children that were irreparably hurt by this despicable practice.

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MD- Minister found guilty in child sex abuse case, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Maryland spiritual figure has been found guilty of all five charges of sexual abuse against children. We are grateful for this verdict and hope he is kept in prison for a long time. 

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PA- SNAP statement today re 8 just "outed" Pittsburgh predatory clerics

For immediate release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Midwest Assistant Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (636 433 2511, 314 974 5003, snapjudy@gmail.com)

Here's our question today for Bishop Zubik: Why wait? Why not write to every alum of every Pittsburgh Catholic school and beg them to come forward if they were hurt by any priest, nun, brother, seminarian or teacher?

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MO- In just 5 weeks, 8 predatory clerics are exposed

All belong to Marianists, a St. Louis-based Catholic group 

It's the religious order that runs Vianney and Chaminade

For immediate release: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Over the last five weeks (April 3 - May 14), eight Catholic clerics who belong to a St. Louis-based Catholic group have been publicly exposed – for the first time – as credibly accused child molesters.

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MN- Convicted priest deported to India, Victims respond

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Catholic priest who has worked in Minnesota and was convicted of child sex crimes has been deported back to his home country of India. He is Fr. Leo Charles Koppala.

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PA- Three more Pittsburgh child molesting clerics exposed

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Three more credibly accused child molesting clerics have been publicly exposed for the first time thanks to the courage of victims. We applaud these brave men and women for stepping forward and beg them to contact secular authorities, not church figures.

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Canada- Predator priest is sentenced; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com) 

A former Windsor priest was sentenced to 4 years in prison for molesting multiple girls. He faced 18 charges of sexual abuse of children.

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National- “More of the same” at national church abuse panel

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Three new people (from Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana) have been put on the US bishops sex abuse panel. All are Catholic. All have close ties to Catholic schools or universities. None, as best we can tell, show any signs of real courage or independence.

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MD- Sovereign Grace Ministries abuse trial, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

We are impressed by and grateful for the courage of every victim and witness who testified in the child sex abuse trail against a former member of the Covenant Life Church, Nathaniel Morales. It takes real strength and bravery to take the witness stand in open court against a charming and charismatic spiritual figure.

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