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‘I don’t care if you use my name:’ Survivors of abuse find strength in local group

The conversation begins on the condition of anonymity, the topic a deeply personal and painful one for this man – his abuse as a teenager at the hands of a Catholic priest. He’s come to Harrisonburg to meet with a group of fellow survivors of sexual abuse. The group is part of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or “SNAP,” a national organization with a mission to “Protect the vulnerable. Heal the wounded. Expose the truth.”


SNAP demands clergy files from Fresno Diocese

FRESNO, Calif. - It's been 12 days since we first told you about allegations of sex abuse against Monsignor Craig Harrison and since that day, more allegations have surfaced, according to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP.


AG's Office: Charges related to Catholic Church investigation could be announced soon

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel could announce charges related to her office's investigation into the Catholic Church soon.


California to review sex-abuse responses of all 12 dioceses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/KRON) - The California attorney general’s office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sexual abuse that have resulted in payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to victims.


State attorney general investigating L.A. Archdiocese’s handling of sex abuse cases

The California attorney general’s office will review how the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has handled sexual abuse allegations, including whether it followed mandatory reporting requirements to law enforcement, according to a letter reviewed by The Times.


Prosecutors to Audit Fresno Catholic Diocese Files for Potential Sex Abuse Cases

District attorney offices throughout the Central Valley are banding together to audit the Catholic Diocese of Fresno’s review of its own records for cases of possible sexual abuse, according to Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno. 


Catholic Diocese of Sacramento releases list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento released the names of 46 priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse over the past seven decades.


After list of SC Catholic priests accused of abuse, no simple path to healing

For victims of abuse by Catholic priests in South Carolina, the past month has opened old wounds but also fostered new hope. 


New York Archdiocese Names 120 Catholic Priests Accused of Abuse

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York on Friday identified 120 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing a child, one of the largest disclosures to be made by the church.


Josh Shapiro: Repairing Notre Dame is important. Protecting clergy abuse victims is more important.

The images were heart-rending. Flames roaring through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, its Gothic spire collapsing into the inferno. A gash into the heart of Catholicism, one observer wrote.


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