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Fifty new reports filed against abusive priest

Fifty new reports filed against abusive priest

They also ‘out’ three publicly accused clerics

Victims urge others to contact Attorney General


Bishop wins court order in child sex case

Bishop wins court order in child sex case

He can now seek $7,300 from 22 year old woman

She told police Catholic coach was molesting her

Based on her report & testimony, he ended up in prison

SNAP: But church officials ‘exploit technicalities” & “play hardball

Their goal, group says, is to “scare other victims into staying silent

Victims deplore “this mean-spirited tactic” and write to Pope Francis


Victims ‘out’ five more accused Springfield priests

Victims ‘out’ five more accused Spgfld priests

They are not on diocese’s alleged offenders’ list

Group blasts central IL Catholic officials on abuse

But in a twist, SNAP backs Paprocki’s plan for accused bishops

"But the real answer," group insists, "is prosecution & legal reform"


Victims blast Joliet bishop on abuse

Victims blast Joliet bishop on abuse

Two more accused clerics missing from his list, group says

They’re also not in recent “Anderson Report” on abuse in Illinois

SNAP urges the inclusion of those who prey on ‘vulnerable adults

It begs those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse” to speak up


NC -- Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused clerics’

Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused clerics

They allegedly abuse elsewhere but were in NC too

None have attracted attention in the Charlotte area

Group says Charlotte’s bishop is “reckless & secretive

He ‘puts kids at risk;’ won’t reveal names of predator priests


Childhood Sexual Abuse (and youth pastor) Drops $750K Lawsuit Against His Victim

Austin man accused former minister of molesting him

Then, ex-pastor sued him for defamation

However, the suit was dropped before the initial court hearing

SNAP tells victims “If you were assaulted, speak out, don’t be intimidated

Group also calls on church officials to help reform abuser friendly laws


Victims to write accused names on sidewalk

Victims ‘out’ five more publicly accused priests

“Bishop’s list is deceptive and incomplete,” they say

In surprising move, they praise prelate for his “more inclusive list

Braxton, unlike most of his peers, exposes those who prey on adults

SNAP: “But alleged abusers’ photos & whereabouts should be added


MO Attorney General Prodded to Release Report on Sexual Abuse in the Church

Church abuse probe passes six month mark
SNAP: MO attorney general is moving too slowly
Group wants a preliminary report like the Illinois one
It also warns that a serial predator priest may be paroled
Self help organization wants archbishop to ‘sound the alarm’

WHAT

On the six month anniversary of the Missouri Attorney General’s (AG) probe into clergy sex abuse, victims and their supporters will prod the AG to

---give a ‘preliminary report on his work (like the IL AG did),

---push bishops to post accused clerics’ names (like the IL AG did),

 


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Lawsuit Alleges “Systemic” Abuse at D.C. Synagogue

For immediate release: April 16, 2019

To ignore warnings and expressions of concern about a child care worker brought forward by one person is bad enough, but for an educator to disregard repeated reports by both parents and teachers is unconscionable. 

We have no first hand knowledge about the allegations of “systemic” child sexual abuse at the Edlavitch Tyser Early Childhood Center. However, we know that false allegations of child sexual abuse are extremely rare, so our hearts ache for the children and their families who have filed police reports and are suing the Center. We hope that the boys and girls involved are getting the therapy and support they need.


The Problems with “Credibility” and Review Boards


Diocese of Kansas City Finally Begins Work on List of Accused Clerics


Pope Benedict Shifts the Blame for Clergy Sex Abuse

Pope Benedict is again rubbing salt into the wounds of victims and trying to burnish his own deservedly-tarred reputation by blaming others for the church's decades-old abuse and cover up crisis.


SNAP Grateful to Jurors in New Mexico Abuse Case

For immediate release: April 11, 2019

We are relieved that Fr. Arthur Perrault, accused of molesting more than 30 children, has been found guilty. We are grateful to the jurors for listening to the painful testimony heard in this case and for reaching a just verdict.​


Bishop in India Charged with Rape, SNAP Reacts

We are deeply grateful that Indian law enforcement are formally charging a bishop with raping a nun. It is rare that a top Catholic official faces criminal charges, so this is a significant step forward towards a safer church and society for all. We hope Bishop Franco Mullakkal faces trial soon.


Priest Named on San Diego’s List Must be Added to Pittsburgh’s List

According to a recently published list, a priest who had been removed from his duties for abusing children also has connections to Pittsburgh.


Diocese of Des Moines Posts List of Clergy Accused of Abuse, SNAP Urges Further Outreach

We are grateful that the Diocese of Des Moines has published a list of clergy accused of abuse. This move is the first step that church officials in Des Moines can take towards protecting children in their diocese and helping survivors heal.


Priest who Allegedly Abused Man in New Jersey Remains in Ministry in Brazil


SNAP Supports the Passage of Vermont Bill H.330

A proposed change to Vermont law that would help protect children and support survivors of child sexual abuse, H.330, has passed in the House and is now with the Senate Committee on Judiciary.


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