WV- Boy molested by priest, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 16, 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 new court filing yesterday revealed that an admitted predator priest likely molested a West Virginia boy and a support group for victims is urging the state's Catholic bishop to “aggressively reach out” to anyone else the cleric may have assaulted.

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MA- New revelation regarding infamous Fall River molester

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 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)

Catholic officials issued a “clearly false and deceptive statement” about the marriage of one of America's most notorious predator priest, Fr. James Porter of the Fall River diocese, according to a stunning 107 page affidavit filed in a Minnesota court yesterday.

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MO- Victims demand real action from archbishop

Tuesday, July 15, 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)

We're here today for three reasons: to warn the public about a defrocked predator priest's current and recent whereabouts, to prod St. Louis' archbishop to disclose the names of 63 credibly accused child molesting clerics, and to denounce the archbishop for his mean-spirited actions last week in attacking a child sex abuse victim. 

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FL- Dozens of Disney & other theme park workers arrested for child sex crimes

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 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 CNN investigation shows that since 2006, 35 Disney employees have been arrested, and 32 have been convicted, on child sex charges. This is a deeply disturbing revelation. 

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PA- Children’s choir director pleads guilty to child sexual abuse, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 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 Pennsylvania boy’s choir director pled guilty to child porn and child sexual abuse charges. We are grateful to the brave victims and witnesses who came forward in this case and urge choir officials to reach out to other potential victims.

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MN- Alarming new disclosures in Twin Cities archdiocese, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 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)

Six years after America's bishops pledged “zero tolerance” of child sexual abuse, the former chancellor of the St. Paul Archdiocese says she found about 20 clergy in ministry who were guilty of sexual misconduct with adults and children. 

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TX- Accused rapist given Cathedral job

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

San Angelo Bishop Michael Sis has quietly put Fr. Steven E. Hicks on the job at Sacred Heart Cathedral, despite the fact that Fr. Hicks was accused of attempted rape. 

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MN- One prosecutor joins call for grand jury vs. archdiocese

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

St. Paul prosecutor and state representative John Lesch says, according to Minnesota Public Radio, that “a call from survivors for a grand-jury investigation (into the St. Paul Catholic archdiocese) has some merit.”

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MT- Victims' phone line doesn’t work, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 2014

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

For almost two weeks, a toll free phone line giving information to victims of clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Diocese of  Helena has malfunctioned. 

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TN- Abuse victims mourn Seigenthaler's passing

For immediate release: Monday, July 14, 2014

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

We in SNAP join hundreds of thousands of Americans in mourning the passing of a real hero, John Seigenthaler of Nashville. He quietly helped our group for years.

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LA- New stories shed light on Lafayette pedophile priest case

For immediate release: Monday, July 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)

Two new stories by Minnesota Public Radio – a ten minute piece and startling one hour documentary – shed disturbing light on the case of a Lafayette, Louisiana predator priest. Both are available now online.

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MN- Ex-Archbishop myth is exposed; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 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 new and startling one hour documentary by Minnesota Public Radio – titled “How three archbishops hid the truth about abuse” – is available now online.

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