Admitted predator priest still lives in a rectory, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 25

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

Even now, an admitted and convicted Newark predator priest is living in an undisclosed rectory, Archbishop John Myers admitted in a newly published interview.

That’s outrageously reckless. Myers should immediately move Fr. Michael Fugee to a remote, secure, independently-run treatment center, far away from those he has hurt. 

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MO- Priest abuse trial starts

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For more information: David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

Priest abuse trial starts

St. Louis cleric is accused in Colorado

He allegedly repeatedly molested boy

And he reportedly took child to get nipplies pierced

Prosecutors say priest gave booze, pot and cigarettes too

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Abuse victims blast Serena Williams' rape comment

Rape is an act of violence, not stupidity. And victims are never to blame for it, no matter how old they are, what they wear, where they are or what they're doing. What Ms. Williams said was stupid. What those rapists did was criminal.

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Dominica - Bishop caves to protesters; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 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’re appalled by the recklessness of Dominica Catholic Bishop Malzaire in the case of Fr. Reginald Lafleur, an alleged child sex offender.

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Capuchins Fail Survivors, Again

Fr. John Celichowski of the Capuchins religious order said Tuesday "through much of our history as a province, we have failed victims and survivors.”

He's wrong.

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WI- Capuchin report: 46 friars alleged to have assaulted children, 23 named

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Capuchin report:  46 friars alleged to have assaulted children, 23 named

 

Abuse “audit” a good and important start, but much more needs to be done, victims say

 

Order spent “eight times” more on lawyers than compensating victims

But key abuse documents have yet to be obtained or were destroyed

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Prominent Catholic official blasts KC Bishop Finn

A prominent Catholic lawyer who once headed the American Catholic bishops’ top sex abuse panel is harshly criticizing, in a rare and stunningly candid manner, Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn.

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For now, Vatican officials will not face criminal charges

For now, Vatican officials will not face criminal charges

ICC prosecutor may reconsider with 'new facts or information'

SNAP: “We’ll keep bringing forward proof of church complicity

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TX- Baptists adopt abuse resolution, SNAP responds

The Southern Baptist Convection has passed a resolution urging people to report child sex crimes to law enforcement. Big deal.

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NJ- Ex Catholic official blasts Newark archbishop

A prominent Catholic canon lawyer who once headed the American Catholic bishops’ top sex abuse panel is harshly criticizing, in a rare and stunningly candid manner, Newark Archbishop John Myers.

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Statement by Houston SNAP leader Amy Smith re the SBC Annual Meeting in Texas

We are here today to protect kids. For far too long, SBC church officials have remained silent on what we believe to be a systemic problem of inappropriate and dangerous responses within Southern Baptist churches when Baptist clergy are credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Church staff and members often immediately and even publicly rally around an accused child molester instead of keeping an open mind and urging anyone with information to come forward. Then, victims, witnesses and whistleblowers are intimidated or frightened and stay silent, many times, for decades. As a result, all too often, those who commit and conceal child sex crimes walk free, remain hidden and hurt others.

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Pope admits “gay lobby” in Vatican

Sexual orientation isn’t the real problem. Sexually active and thus compromised clerics are the real problem.

Allegedly celibate men (gay or straight) can, and often do, take advantage of their status and power. They often sexually exploit innocent children and vulnerable adults. And when they do, they become unable or unwilling to “blow the whistle” on others who commit or conceal misconduct, whether sexual or financial. The corruption then spreads unchecked.

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