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SNAP Press Statements 2008

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Giving Voice to Victims: SNAP National Director David Clohessy speaks with legislator at Juneau, Alaska statehouse.

IL - Statement by SNAP on Bishop Braxton, December 23, 2008

IL - More Settlements Announced for McCormack Victims, December 17, 2008

AZ - Catholic Church excommunicates 2 Mesa priests; Sex abuse victims respond, December 15, 2008

NJ - Statement by Mark Crawford on Fr. Noche and Fr. McAlinden, December 14, 2008

SC - Sixteen months after agreement, church still wonÂ’t pay; Sex abuse victims respond, December 8, 2008

KY - Sex abuse case vs. Vatican can proceed, judge rules; victims respond, November 24, 2008

NY - Church officials silent about fate of priest in abuse case, November 20, 2008

IL - Congressional chaplain oversaw predators; Sex abuse victims respond, November 19, 2008

CA/AZ - Fugitive sex offender, former priest arrested in California, November 18, 2008

VA - About abusive bishops . . . statement by Becky Ianni, Virginia SNAP leader, November 10, 2008

MD - Statement about tonight's vigil in Baltimore on the eve of the US Catholic Bishops conference, November 9, 2008

MD/VA - Statement by Bill Casey on Cristancho, November 6, 2008

MD/VA - Fr. Fernando Cristancho and the credible child sex abuse allegations against him, November 6, 2008

IA - Bishop guilty of child molestation; Sex abuse victims respond, November 3, 2008

TX/IL - Sex abuse suits settled vs. priest accused of molesting in Chicago, October 30, 2008

MD - Predator priest loses custody dispute to woman who bore triplets with donor eggs, October 30, 2008

NY - Statement by Rick Cerick regarding abuse at Fordham Prep High school, October 29, 2008

TX/MA - We first want to applaud the courage and strength of Fr. Teczar’s brave victims, October 29, 2008

IL - How many chances does Cardinal George get?, October 29, 2008

IL - Statement by SNAP regarding priest who molested teen returning, October 20, 2008

IA - Unprecedented lawsuits target Pope’s US representative & USCCB; Sex abuse victims respond , October 15, 2008

New child sex abuse case against Mother Theresa’s ‘confessor’ starts, October 9, 2008

PA - Episcopal bishop defrocked in cover-up, October 3, 2008

AR/MO - About Father Joseph Ross, moving to Arkansas from St. Louis after suspension for sex offenses, October 2, 2008

IL - Sex abuse victims respond to Bishop Braxton's hurtful letter and selfish legal maneuver, September 29, 2008

WI - Murderous priest case tossed out, Sex abuse victims respond, September 24, 2008

MN - Archdiocese disparges victim's family, September 12, 2008

IL - New book blasts Cardinal George; Sex abuse victims respond , September 8, 2008

TX - Sex abuse victims respond to new allegation vs. priest, September 8, 2008

CA - Legal maneuvers punish innocent survivors of clergy abuse, September 4, 2008

WI - New WI high court signals it won't fix lawmakers child sex abuse statute, September 2, 2008

IL - Prevention would help more than program for family members, September 2, 2008

VA - Predatory Baptist preacher, was sentenced to ten years today in Stafford, Virginia , September 2, 2008

MO - On Kansas City, Missouri, clergy abuse settlement , August 19, 2008

IL - Settlements reached in Chicago clergy abuse cases, August 12, 2008

IL - Some disturbing portions of Cardinal George's deposition:, August 12, 2008

MA - Sex abuse victims respond to new MA Supreme Court ruling, July 31, 2008

AL - Alabama Predatory preacher is off the streets , July 31, 2008

WI - With sale of Cousins Center, where will Dolan resettle his sex offenders?, July 15, 2008

CO - Urging survivors and the public to come forward , July 15, 2008

CO - Denver SNAP: Recovery is possible and help is available , July 15, 2008

MO - National Catholic newspaper discloses that archdiocese secretly taped womens' ordination, July 9, 2008

WI - Green Bay sex abuse victims expecting new "law and order" prelate to “clean up” diocese, July 9, 2008

ME - Sex abuse victims respond to diocesan disclosure about delay, July 9, 2008

WA - No urging to call church; urge survivors to call police , July 7, 2008

CO - Concerning Denver Archdiocesan settlement of priest abuse cases, July 3, 2008

MA - Victims skeptical of Springfield Catholic Diocese new program, July 2, 2008

Victims alarmed former La Crosse Bishop will head Vatican Sex abuse trials, June 27, 2008

Bishop Burke moves to Vatican position, June 27, 2008

Sex abuse victims react to new Supreme Court ruling re death penalty/child sex crimes, June 24, 2008

WI - Dolan's 5th year sees record breaking drop in church attendance , June 24, 2008

MO - Excommunicate pedophile priests, not well-intentioned lay people, May 28, 2008

MA - Sex abuse victims respond to predator priest's appeal, May 28, 2008

NY - Predatory priest gets 10 years, Sex abuse victims respond, May 21, 2008

MA - voped  Nun who resigned in protest of clergy sex abuse dies; SNAP responds, May 19, 2008

DE/NC - voped  Ex Charlotte pedophile priest settles lawsuit, May 15, 2008

CA - voped 17 clergy sex abuse victims settle with Salesians, May 14, 2008

AZ/LA - voped Priest pleads guilty to sex acts with 3 boys, May 14, 2008

IN/VT - voped Jurors award $8.7 million to man abused by priest, May 14, 2008

OH - voped Priest arraigned on sexual misconduct charges, May 14, 2008

TN - voped Support group speaks out about cult-like 'temple', May 14, 2008

VT - Voped  Judge rules against diocese; Sex abuse victims respond, May 12, 2008

MA -  Voped  Predator priest won't go to court; SNAP responds, May 9, 2008

VT -  voped Judge grants possibility of punitive damages; SNAP responds, May 9, 2008

DE -  voped Sex abuse victims respond to new Delaware lawsuit, May 7, 2008

NY - Cardinal O’Malley actions fall sadly short of true reform, May 2, 2008

NY - Child porn priest sentenced, sex abuse victims respond, May 2, 2008

OH - Priest in Maumee who resigned under suspicious circumstances, April 30, 2008

MA - Boston Cardinal quietly returns criminal priest to parish work, April 26, 2008

IN - Suspend predator priest immediately, Sex abuse victims say, April 25, 2008

CT - Ex-priest hired by another diocese, people outraged, April 22, 2008

Vatican symbol This insignia preceding an entry indicates a statement pertaining to visit of the Pope to the US in April, 2008

Vatican symbol - Priests have suspicions or information about clergy sex crimes; tell authorities, April 19, 2008

Vatican symbol - Statement on the proposed reforms to Canon (Church) law, April 18, 2008

Vatican symbol - Murphy cannot admit that he and his colleagues have engaged in deliberate cover-up, April 18, 2008

Vatican symbol - Stay vigilant about child sex crimes and cover-ups; Catholics take action, April 18, 2008

Vatican symbol - Still no action, take care of 'job one;' removing and jailing predators, April 17, 2008

Vatican symbol - Pope meets with victims, SNAP responds, April 17, 2008

Vatican symbol -This morning, the pope asked Catholics to help us in our healing, April 17, 2008

Vatican symbol - The pope continues to stand behind his men - the bishops who conceal clergy sex crimes, April 16, 2008

Vatican symbol- Not just words, vague promises, empty apologies, nice gestures; we need action and swift punishment, April 15, 2008

USA - New poll show Catholics outrage over abuse & cover ups is highest ever, April 14, 2008

Vatican symbol - Weakland’s “number one man” in sex abuse cover up honored with major role in Papal visit, April 11, 2008

IN - Court rules case against ex-priest can go on: Harry Monroe accused of molesting numerous boys, April 11, 2008

IA - Statement on recent abuse settlements against the Archdiocese of Dubuque, April 10, 2008

Vatican symbolNo response to request; need action not words, April 8, 2008

OH - SNAP response to Bishop Malone receiving religious education award, April 7, 2008

TX - Baptist pastor refused to call police about child sex abuse report; victims respond, April 7, 2008

IA - SNAP statement regarding Iowa predator priests and Iowa predator bishop, April 5, 2008

IA - Sex abuse victims blast and appeal to Catholic bishops, April 4, 2008

OR - National victims’ group blasts Yakima bishop’s “on-going deceit”, April 2, 2008

OR - An employee of the Catholic Diocese of Yakima is facing extradition to Oregon on child pornography charges, April 1, 2008

MI - SNAP responds to Missouri Court ruling, April 1, 2008

MS - Mississippi lawmakers have increased penalties for adults who refuse to report child sex crimes and suspicions to law enforcement, April 1, 2008

IL - SNAP statement about new Legion of Christ school in Chicago, April 1, 2008

NY - Boston and Rockville Centre/Long Island - nation's largest six dioceses are still failing to meet this simple, low bar, March 6, 2008

NH - Truth and Justice Awards - statement by Carolyn Disco, March 5, 2008

NH - Truth and Justice Awards ceremony - statement by David Clohessy, March 5, 2008

NY - SNAP asks Bishop Sisk to disclose more information about earlier complaints of sexual misconduct against Bishop Paul Moore, March 3, 2008

TX - SNAP statement concerning priest admitting HIV, February 14, 2008

AK - Fairbanks bishop claims he’s protecting church assets, February 14, 2008


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