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Victims to leaflet church-goers in New Orleans

Victims to leaflet church-goers - Monday @ 12:30 pm (after 12:05 pm Mass)  

Victims to leaflet church-goers

They prod Catholics & Archbishop on abuse

SNAP wants to know whereabouts of accused priests

Group says list of alleged predators is "long overdue" & "inadequate"

WHAT

Handing out fliers to parishioners as they leave the church, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will announce they are:

--writing to all 5 Louisiana Bishops asking for the "immediate release" of the names and whereabouts of all Church employees proven, admitted or credibly accused of child sexual abuse,

--prodding those Bishops to be "very inclusive" with the lists, and

--urging lay Catholics to donate elsewhere until Church officials do better at protecting children.


Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation

Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation

They want professionally staffed hotline for victims to report sexual abuse

They also urge local police & prosecutors to "be more aggressive"

 “Law enforcement must do more,” group says, “if children are to be better protected”

WHAT

Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference clergy sex abuse victims will, in the wake of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex crimes and cover ups:

--beg Louisiana's attorney general to probe clergy sex crimes & cover ups,  

--urge him to join a dozen other states and launch a statewide grand jury-style investigation,

--prod local prosecutors across the state to take similar steps, and

--ask all law enforcement personnel in the state to use their resources to ask, beg, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to report known or suspected crimes and cover ups to secular authorities.


Survivor Group pushes governor on predator priests

They want him to order AG to use subpoenas

SNAP also wants Hawley to delay & expand abuse inquiry

"Make no announcement until after election day," they urge

Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," victims argue

WHAT 

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand deliver a letter to Missouri's governor urging him to insist that the state attorney general 

--use subpoena powers to expand a statewide clergy sex abuse inquiry, 

--question Catholic officials, in Jeff City & elsewhere, under oath, and

--use state resources to prod victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to come forward soon.


New St. Louis "predator" priests outed; SNAP prods MO AG Hawley

Nine new "predator" priests are "outed"

All were sent here after being accused in Pennsylvania

Group pushes AG Hawley to delay and expand  his abuse inquiry

"Make no announcement until after election day," victims urge

Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," they argue

WHAT 

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will 

--disclose the names of nine priests named in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report who were sent to St. Louis after having been accused of child sex crimes, and

--hand deliver a letter urging Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to both delay and expand his clergy sex abuse inquiry.

 


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The Department of Justice Opens an Investigation in Pennsylvania

For immediate release, October 18 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a much-needed investigation into the clergy sex abuse crisis.

With today’s announcement, the Department of Justice has given hope to survivors and advocates across the country. Too often institutions are able to escape accountability through a mix of archaic laws like statutes of limitations, strong-armed agreements to silence survivors who have come forward, or by advancing a culture that keeps survivors fearful, ashamed, and afraid to tell others what had happened to them. Fortunately for survivors and others who value accountability, the Department of Justice is able to investigate despite Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations. This is certainly a welcome development.


Pennsylvania Legislature Ignores Chance to Afford Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

For immediate release, October 18 2018

Last night, the Pennsylvania State Senate had a chance to make a real difference for survivors of sexual abuse. Instead, they kicked the can down the road and out of sight.


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