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Child sex abuse survivor ‘outs’ an abusive priest

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

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

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


Clergy Abuse Survivors Share their Experiences Publicly in Baltimore

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

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 in Memphis

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


Clergy Sex Abuse Victim presser May 3, Sacramento

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”

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”


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Letter from SNAP and ECA sent to AGs Investigating Clergy Abuse

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.


USCCB Reform Will Fail Without Complete Transparency and Lay Involvement

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has now formally agreed to the “Metropolitan Plan,” a proposed measure for accountability for bishops.


First MSU Official tied to Larry Nassar Convicted, SNAP Reacts

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.


Lawsuit Against the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Revived, SNAP Responds

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 from the Diocese of Fresno Suspended

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. 


SNAP Demands Transparency in Transfer of Msgr. Frank Rossi

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.


SNAP challenges NYC’s top Catholic official to return donation


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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