SNAP Media Events
Victims to launch KC KS outreach drive
They start leafleting effort at & near churches
Group ‘outs’ 5 more ‘credibly accused clerics’
It’s upset because archbishop ‘refuses to act’
SNAP: ‘He should be helping KS Bureau of Investigation’
Instead, organization says, he’s ‘irresponsible & timid’
‘Archbishop: Teach your flock how to act,’ SNAP says
Vatican trial is set for KC predator priest
He abused kids, then was promoted to bishop
But victims say “No trial – just defrock him now”
SNAP also wants another KC bishop to be restricted
Under new rules, he can be banned from church gatherings
And 2 more ‘credibly accused’ clerics are exposed for first time
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
Several major news organizations in North Carolina are going to court in order to unseal records related to two local cases of alleged clergy sexual abuse. We applaud this effort and hope that their request is successful.
Despite facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, on Friday the Vatican declined to permanently remove a disgraced West Virginia bishop from the church, opting instead for a lesser punishment. This sends the message that cases of sexual abuse against adults are still not taken seriously by church officials.
Today, the Norbertine Religious Order have finally released a list of priests publicly accused of abuse. We believe that this release – and others by other church officials in Wisconsin – should be reviewed and investigated by the state attorney general.
Church Officials in Lake Charles Lied About Being Informed of Abuse Allegations, SNAP Calls for AG Investigation
A new report has shown that the list of accused priests put out by a Catholic diocese in Louisiana was purposefully misleading. We call on the Louisiana Attorney General to investigate this and other wrongdoing committed by church officials in Louisiana.
The North-Dakota-based First Nations Women’s Alliance is supporting a woman who reports having been assaulted by a Fargo priest. We echo their view and call on North Dakota Catholic officials to do outreach to find others who may have seen, suspected, or suffered crimes by clergy within North Dakota.
The independent and respected website BishopAccountability.org lists 22 publicly accused KC KS archdiocesan clerics: John Brayley, William Bruning, Thomas F. Cawley, Lambert Dannenfelser, William A. Finnerty, James A. Forsythe, Lawrence Ginzkey, William M. Haegelin, Martin Juarez, Scott James Kallal, Steven Lamping, Adrian Lickteig, Finian Meis, Anthony Putti, Barry Richardson, Edward F. Roberts, Christopher Rossman, Frank Shepers, Dennis E. Schmitz, John Henry Wisner, Jr., Norman Charles Wolfe and Camillus Wurtz.
The Diocese of Crookston today has settled with fifteen survivors of clergy abuse. We hope that this settlement will bring comfort, healing, and change.
We are extremely saddened to learn that signs supporting a priest facing multiple allegations of abuse are being distributed. We fear that this will have a chilling effect on any young victims who see them displayed.
An allegedly abusive priest from Conroe County is due in court on Thursday for the next phase of his trial. We believe that church officials can and should spare his victims the pain of that trial and should encourage the priest to plead guilty instead.