IL- Letter to Bishop Braxton

Aug. 5, 2013

Dear Bishop Braxton:

You and your brother bishops have repeatedly pledged to be “open and transparent” about clergy sex abuse. Yet you refuse to tell your flock

--that no Belleville predator priest is being housed and monitored by the diocese,

--that other dioceses do, in fact, house and monitor predator priests,

--that only two Belleville predator priests have been defrocked,

--that six or seven of Belleville predator priests are still on the payroll, and

-- how many victims have contacted you or how much you’re spending on their therapy. (The last such figures, provided by your predecessor, are almost a decade old).

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CA- Sacramento priest sentenced; SNAP hopes for civil suits

Now that the criminal process against Fr. Uriel Ojeda has ended, we hope we’ll see civil lawsuits soon. Criminal prosecution often deals with one “bad apple.” Civil suits almost always deal with the “bad apple” and the corrupt “barrel.”

Putting a predator behind bars protects kids in the short term. Exposing his complicit colleagues protects kids in the long term, by deterring reckless, callous and deceptive behavior in the future.

Moist of those who commit child sex crimes can’t be deterred. But most of those who conceal, ignore or enable child sex crimes CAN be deterred. But they’re best deterred when they are exposed and held responsible. Civil litigation can do this.

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FL- Predator pastor kept on job during child sex abuse investigation

For immediate release: August 2, 2013

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com

Presbyterian officials kept an accused predatory minister on the job in Boca Raton for a year before finally ousting him because of credible allegations that he sexually exploited a teenage girl.

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Accused cleric now works in Pope’s archdiocese

Accused abusive cleric is still on the job

He now works in Pope’s home archdiocese

Church admits charges against him are “credible

But they keep quietly transferring him overseas

He’s been put back to work twice since allegation

SNAP: “Put him & others accused predators in a center

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IL- Credibly accused Catholic cleric works now in Pope’s home diocese

For immediate release: Thursday, Aug. 1

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

Credibly accused Catholic cleric works now in Pope’s home diocese

14 Credibly accused yet information remains secret

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MO- Admitted predator priest is in St. Louis

Admitted predator priest is in St. Louis

He estimates he abused “more than 100” kids

New Catholic records shows he’s been here since 2006

SNAP: When will Archbishop Carlson ‘come clean’ about pedophiles?”

Group notes that documents were released only because victims insisted

For immediate release: Thursday, Aug. 1

For more information: David Clohessy 314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

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FL- Tampa priest caught giving hugs while falsifying community service hours

For immediate release: August 1, 2013

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com

We hope every single person who saw, suspected or suffered sexual misdeeds by this priest, Charles Leigh, will come forward.

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NJ- Child molesting cleric from CA is now in NJ

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

Newly released church files about child molesting Catholic clerics show that a priest who sexually abused in California now lives in New Jersey.

He is Fr. DiPiri

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23772477/more-church-abuse-scandal-files-released-by-5

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Files on child molesting nuns made public; SNAP responds

For immediate release Wednesday, July 31

Statement by Steve Theisen, Iowa SNAP Director 319-231-1663

For the first time in history we believe that files on child molesting nuns have been made public. Credit for this goes to brave California victims, who wisely filed civil suits and persistently sought justice and heroically demanded the disclosure of this information,

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Files of 12 child molesting LA clerics released

Five Catholic religious orders have released, as part of a settlement, files regarding 12 proven, admitted or credibly accused child molesting clerics (two nuns and ten priests). (Individual names are below.)

This is not a voluntary move. It’s happening only because brave survivors insisted on it happening. So it’s misleading for anyone to say or claim that church officials are “releasing” this information. It’s been pried from them, following years – sometimes decades - of irresponsible secrecy and deceit.

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Book Shows How a Revered Youth Group let Molesters Thrive

How does a pedophile join a youth group, molest kids despite warning signs and get everyone to keep quiet after he’s caught? Those questions are more are answered in the first book to examine how child molesters found success in one of America’s most revered youth organizations. 

At a time of nonstop sex abuse scandals in churches, schools, youth groups and sports leagues, Scout's Honor examines the phenomenon of institutional sex abuse through one group: the Boy Scouts of America. The book’s mission: Explore how good people inadvertently enable child molesters at the expense of children. 

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WI- Dolan wins re: millions of dollars; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 31

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

Cardinal Dolan and his colleagues have done what thousands of accused predator priests have done – exploiting legal technicalities instead of relying on the merits in cases involving child sex abuse and cover up.

And Dolan has just won.

Dolan acted legally, a Wisconsin judge says, when he quietly transferred $57 million into a cemetery fund as clergy sex abuse victims began suing.

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