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Seven times since 2015 where members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have covered up abuse, showed reckless disregard for victims, or refused to follow their own reforms.

2016 Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Grand Jury Report

According the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General “a statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-­Johnstown.”

The two-year investigation included a search warrant of the Altoona Bishop’s “secret archive.”

The report also determined Bishop Joseph Adamec was at the forefront of the cover-up and acted to avoid scandal rather than protect children. 

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Granddaughter who alleged rape cover-up is awarded $2 million in Trinity Broadcasting Network lawsuit, victims respond

For immediate release, June 6, 2016

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, SNAP Western Regional Leader, (949) 322-7434, jcasteix@gmail.com

When Carra Crouch came forward to her grandmother to say that she had been sexually abused, she needed help. Her grandmother Jan Crouch had a choice: she could report the abuse and protect her granddaughter, or she could see this child’s story as a threat to the institution, her multi-million-dollar religious empire, and her role as an iconic tele-evangelist. Jan Crouch decided to protect the institution and cause her granddaughter years of suffering to keep her quiet.

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