SNAP Media Events
Evansville bishop pledged to post accused priests’ names
SNAP: “But it’s been 3+ months of reckless delay & secrecy”
Supoprt group also prods attorney general to do investigation
And they beg other victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to speak up
Victims blast Spgfld-Cape Girardeau diocese
Seven accused clerics missing from its list, group says
SNAP begs those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse” to speak up
It specifically urges victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to call MO AG
Abuse victims blast southern IL bishop
He should add 9 clerics to his “accused” list, group says
One worked in Carbondale & the Vatican press office in 1990s
SNAP: “Victims, witnesses & witnesses should call attorney general”
Among them, an accused CA priest who also worked in Carbondale
As Americans bishops gather in Illinois, survivors demand Pope remove two US Cardinals from prominent roles in papal summit
Findings in explosive Illinois AG report “disqualifies” Chicago Cardinal Cupich from major appointment
Cardinal DiNardo of Texas also “unfit to lead” US delegation in Rome, survivors say
Summit will have “no credibility” if led by prelates who cover-up child sex crimes
Francis must include global survivor groups in summit
Local Philadelphia Abuse Survivor Calls for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to “Correct Misinformation”
For immediate release: January 15, 2019
On Sunday, January 13, 2018, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released a statement regarding the removal of three priests, Fr Raymond W. Smart, Msgr. Joseph Logrip, and Fr. John F. Meyers.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.