SNAP Media Events
Child sex abuse survivor ‘outs’ an abusive priest
She speaks publicly now for the first time
Her alleged abuser is still in active ministry
At least four other victims have come forward
SNAP calls on Diocese of Fresno to “aggressively reach out” to other victims
Man files unusual formal complaint vs. bishop
Bowling Green “cradle Catholic” worries about abuse
Clergy sex victims enthusiastically endorse his effort
They also want Owensboro ‘accused cleric’ list expanded
SNAP: Local church official leave some alleged predators off
Group divulges ‘two credibly accused’ priests who worked here
SNAP: “They’re ‘under the radar’ & may have hurt local kids too”
“Victims, witnesses should call KY state politicians,” group says
Victims blast Nashville Catholic bishop
Four clerics are left off ‘accused’ priest list
Both were deemed ‘credibly accused’ by their bosses
SNAP: “How many other predators are still being hidden?”
Support group also wants Catholic high school field re-named
It honors a church official who ‘ignored or hid’ abuse reports, man says
Tennessee attorney general should investigate 3 dioceses, SNAP argues
As Bishops Meet in Baltimore, Clergy Abuse Survivors Share their Experiences Publicly
They Want Their Stories to Lead to Prevention and Change
“This should never happen again,” they say
Survivors of Clergy Abuse Demand Accountability as US Bishops Gather in Baltimore
They Call For an Expansion of Pope Francis’ ‘Mandated Reporting’ Edict
“It is time for the church to welcome secular investigations,” SNAP says
Abuse victims blast Catholic officials
They ‘out’ 2 more local abuser clerics
Both worked in Memphis but are ‘under the radar’
But the diocese won’t post a ‘credibly accused’ list
Most other bishops in the US have already done so
“Include a serial predator who was at a local school,” SNAP says
And group urges Tennessee’s AG to investigate all TN dioceses
Child sex abuse survivor blasts bishop
Victim speaks out now for the first time
He feels ‘abused again’ by recent dealings with church
“If you’re suffering, get help,” he says, “but not from diocese”
His experiences cast doubt on Sacremento bishop’s pay out plan
Man may file formal complaint with the state about church social worker
And his attorney insists that diocesan staffers get informed consent first from victims
Victims beg church staff to “blow the whistle”
Pope’s new abuse policy takes effect Saturday
It protects Catholic whistleblowers
Reporting suspected abuse is now everyone’s responsibility
But SNAP urges employees to tell law enforcement first
They call on US bishops to create a whistleblower “reward fund”
To the Attorneys General currently investigating cases of clergy sex abuse,
We are leaders of two of the United States’ foremost groups dealing with the issue of clergy sex abuse. While our organizations personnel and makeup may differ, we stand together in order to support survivors of clerical abuse and to advocate for change that prevents future cases of abuse from ever occurring in the first place.
Victim groups want state AG's, US DOJ to Review Bishops Abuse "measures" passed in Baltimore this morning
In letter to top law enforcement officials across the US, survivors concerned that bishops "self-policing" policy will continue abuse and cover ups.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has now formally agreed to the “Metropolitan Plan,” a proposed measure for accountability for bishops.
A former Michigan State University official has been convicted of misconduct in office and willful neglect of duty in his connection to the Larry Nassar scandal. We are grateful to the jurors for this conviction and we believe that it will give survivors in Michigan hope.
A case against one of Pennsylvania’s catholic dioceses has been revived following a review by the state’s Superior Court. We are grateful to the judge who made the decision to allow this case to move forward.
Another priest has been suspended from the Diocese of Fresno due to allegations of sexual abuse. This time, the action was not taken due to recent allegations, but because a new person in charge took the time to review old cases.
As US bishops gather in Baltimore to again take up abuse crisis, survivors and advocates demand an embrace of secular investigations
Six months ago, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met in Baltimore amidst a cascade of revelations about abuse and cover-up. They were poised to fulfill dramatic promises to American Catholics and the public to hold themselves accountable and transparent.
Beaumont’s Catholic bishop let a priest into his diocese who had been accused of sexually exploiting a vulnerable adult parishioner for years. Now, he must fully and publicly disclose what steps he took in vetting the cleric prior to assigning him to a parish.
Baltimore's archbishop is returning $10,500 that was given to him by a now-disgraced West Virginia bishop. We call on New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan to do the same.
SNAP stands in solidarity with For Such a Time as This Rally; urges secular investigations of Southern Baptist Convention
In a joint investigative report published in February 2019, the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News identified more than 700 known victims of predatory pastors, church leaders and volunteers in the SBC. Since the story’s release, the newsrooms have heard from more than 350 others, many with additional stories of abuse and cover-ups. SNAP is confident that these documented victims are just the tip of the iceberg.
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