SNAP Media Events
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
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 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
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
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
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 ‘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”
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’
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),
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 Diocese of Buffalo continues to be among the nation’s leading dioceses in terms of obfuscation and minimization of abuse. The latest news from upstate New York shows that the diocesan review board in Buffalo had examined the cases of 27 priests – at least 13 of whom had been accused of abusing children – but declined to substantiate the claims.
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.
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.
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.
According to a recently published list, a priest who had been removed from his duties for abusing children also has connections to Pittsburgh.
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.
It is heartbreaking that a New Jersey victim has been treated so poorly by church officials in New Jersey. But it’s infuriating that the priest who reportedly assaulted him is still on the job. For the safety of children, New Jersey Catholic officials must remedy this immediately.
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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