MO- St. Charles minister arrested

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 19

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 very sad to learn that an O'Fallon MO minister admits child sex abuse and child porn. And we're surprised and disappointed that police are already suggesting there are no local victims. 

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/19/st-charles-county-pastor-matthew-luetke-charged-in-child-porn-investigation/6619899/  

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NY- Victims blast Catholic bishops lobbying effort

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Statement by Mary Caplan of New York City, SNAP Leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (917 439 4187, mcaplan682@aol.com)

New York's Catholic bishops – including Cardinal Tim Dolan - are trying to get more tax breaks through a proposed bill about schools. Lawmakers should think long and hard before agreeing to this.

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OH- Ohio civil offender registry isn't working; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 19, 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 “civil registry” of child molesters set up eight years ago by Ohio lawmakers has never been used, the Columbus Dispatch reports today.

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UT- Mormon leader admits marrying underage girls, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 19, 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 Mormon leader testified under oath in Utah that he married several underage girls. We are glad that this testimony is not only public, but can be used in court against this man. 

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MA- Fundraiser set for clergy sex victims' group

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 

For more information: Barbara Blaine, SNAP Founder and President (312)399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com and David Clohessy, SNAP Executive Director (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

Fundraiser set for victims' group

In honor of SNAP 25th anniversary

Group's founder & president will speak

Massachusetts Citizens for Children is hosting a lecture and fundraiser this Sunday (March 23) to mark and honor the 25th anniversary of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

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UK- Scottish commission to hear from abuse survivors, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, March 18, 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 Scottish commission set up to review the Catholic Church’s response to abuse allegations will hear from abuse victims. We are glad that the committee is giving a voice to victims, but further action is required. 

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Poland- priest detained for child sexual abuse, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, March 18, 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)

Another priest in Poland has been accused of sexually molesting a child and showing them pornography. We are saddened by this new revelation, but glad victims in Poland are finally being heard. 

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CT- SNAP to Hartford archbishop: Drop your appeal

For immediate release: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, President of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (312 399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com)

Kids are safest when predators are jailed. But sometimes that can't happen.

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NJ- Newark bishop defends his colleague; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, March 18, 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)

In a depressing op-ed Newark Bishop Hebda defends the opulent and expensive retirement home Archbishop John Myers is building for himself.

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NJ- Notorious predator priest defrocked; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, March 18, 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)

Fr. Michael Fugee of the Newark Archdiocese has been defrocked by the Vatican. He's the first predator priest whose defrocking was insisted on by a prosecutor. And Archbishop John Myers' recklessness, and callousness in this case is among the most egregious misconduct by a Catholic official that we've seen in the past decade.

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UK- Catholic friar admits downloading child pornography, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, March 17, 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 Catholic friar from Camden has pleaded guilty to possession of thousands of extremely graphic child pornography images. We are glad that that he is facing justice, but concerned about potential victims. 

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MN- Predator priest from Winona rises through clerical ranks

For immediate release: Monday, March 17, 2014

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

Priest with child sex abuse allegations is promoted 

He is accused of molesting at least four boys & was sued 

But he went overseas and is second-in-command of a diocese

And at least one child sex lawsuit against him has been settled

Argentine native also was ordained in and worked in Winona MN

A Catholic priest who worked in Winona and allegedly molested several boys is now second-in-command at a diocese in Paraguay. And a victims' group wants Minnesota bishops to reach out to others he has hurt and urge the Pope to intervene and defrock him.

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