Poland- SNAP applauds Polish Catholic Church for creating child sex abuse procedure

For immediate release: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

We are encouraged that the Catholic Church in Poland is publishing procedures for child sex abuse. This is a good first step that many churches across the globe have already enacted. 

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MN- Victims respond to St. Paul Catholic $$$ disclosure

For immediate release Thursday, February 13, 2014 

Statement by Frank Meuers of Plymouth MN, leader of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, frankameuers@gmail.com)

The Archdiocese of Minneapolis admits to having spent $8.8 million over the past decade on costs related to clergy misconduct.  We suspect this is misleading. We suspect the real figure is significantly higher.

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TX- Ex-pastor gets jail for “sexting” teen, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, February 13, 2014

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

A Garland, TX youth pastor was sentenced on Wednesday for sending lewd text messages and photos to a teenage girl. 

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SD- SNAP applauds new abuse task force

For immediate release: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

 A South Dakota senate committee approved of a new child sex abuse task force. We are glad that this first step has been taken to make South Dakota children safer and we encourage legislatures to not stop there.

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WI- Victims say bankruptcy plan is “breath-takingly selfish”

For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 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 Milwaukee archdiocesan Chapter 11 maneuver today is breath-taking in its callousness, selfishness and arrogance. 

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IA- Youth pastor pleads guilty in sexual abuse charge, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A former youth pastor from Des Moines has entered a guilty plea under charges that he sexually molested 2 teenage girls. Now, officials at Heritage Assembly of God church must mount a serious outreach effort to find others he may have hurt.

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OH- Judge puts predator in prison

For immediate release Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Priest who worked in Ohio goes to prison for abuse

Over nearly half century, he was transferred 30 times

Group urges Catholic officials in ten dioceses to “reach out to other victims”

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SC- Victims blast Bob Jones University for decision

For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A Christian university has fired a group it hired to investigate campus sexual abuse reports. 

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CA- Two sexual abuse cases settled in CA diocese, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 12 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

Two of three child sex abuse and cover up lawsuits against the San Bernardino Diocese have been settled for $3.8 million. The third case is still going through the trial process. 

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MN- Civil lawyers can question McDonough but police can't? SNAP comments

For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 12

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're glad two top Catholic officials will be deposed about clergy sex crimes and cover ups. But there's something wrong when police cannot question them but civil lawyers can.

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MN- Catholic officials to face tough questions & give records, judge rules

For immediate release: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Statement by Frank Meuers of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, frankameuers@gmail.com)

We're grateful that a judge today ordered St. Paul Catholic officials to be deposed and turn over records about clerics who commit or conceal heinous crimes against kids. 

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MO- High profile pedophile priest trial delayed; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 12 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)

Yesterday afternoon, St. Louis City Judge Phil Heagney delayed the high profile child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit against St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson and Fr. Joseph D. Ross (whose whereabouts are allegedly unknown).

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