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SNAP Press Statements 2009

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

OH - Clergy sex abuse victims on Cincy archbishop's retirement, December 22, 2009

CT - CT predator priest dies; bishop is silent; SNAP responds, December 18, 2009

IL - Serial predator priest’s bid to stop commitment hearing denied; SNAP responds, December 17, 2009

NY - Ex- SJU priest Plock gets 5 yrs probation; sex abuse victims respond, December 17, 2009

Ireland - Vatican defrocks wrong bishop? SNAP asks, December 17, 2009

Ireland - Irish bishop resigns: Sex abuse victims respond, December 17, 2009

ON - Police, church, province failed to protect children in Cornwall according to inquiry; sex abuse victims respond, December 15, 2009

IL - Priest happy sex lawsuit is thrown out; sex abuse victims respond, December 15, 2009

KY - New bishop named for Owensboro Diocese; sex abuse victims respond, December 15, 2009

Ireland - SNAP Statement from Ireland, December 13, 2009

CT - Diocese paid $40,000 to settle abuse claims against monsignors; SNAP responds, December 12, 2009

Ireland - US Clergy sex abuse victims respond to Pope’s Ireland comments, December 11, 2009

CT - 2 accused CT predator priests still working; secret settlements paid, December 11, 2009

Gallup poll says public's view of clergy is lowest ever; SNAP responds, December 10, 2009

CT - Child sex abuse case v. Epis. Church settles; SNAP responds, December 8, 2009

Statement on Msgr. Alan Placa Decision, December 6, 2009

Statement by Rich Cerick of New Canaan CT, SNAP member, December 2, 2009

ME - Maine predator priest case settles; Sex abuse victims respond, December 2, 2009

NY - Cardinal Egan surely concealed crimes in NY too, SNAP says, December 1, 2009

CT - Victims respond to Bridgeport Catholic disclosures, December 1, 2009

TN - Church musician charged with statutory rape remains on job; sex abuse victims respond, November 30, 2009

CT - Clergy sex abuse victims appeal to CT Catholics, November 30, 2009

Priest’s son passes; Sex abuse victims respond, November 30, 2009

Statement on Roman Polanski, November 25, 2009

AK - Fairbanks Diocese agrees to $10 million abuse settlement; Sex abuse victims respond, November 25, 2009

OK - Abuse victims blast church over Oklahoma child sex case, November 24, 2009

MO - Another man w/ ties to controversial Western MO-based church arrested on child sex charges, November 24, 2009

MO - Controversial church says arrested pedophile isn't a member; SNAP responds, November 23, 2009

MA - Admitted RI predator priest works in MA around kids; SNAP responds, November 23, 2009

MO - More charges in Moehler case; sex abuse victims respond, November 20, 2009

IL - New legal move by serial predator priest postpones hearing today, November 19, 2009

HI, WI - Ex Wisconsin Catholic cleric resigns due to sex allegations, November 18, 2009

Three statements by SNAP leaders on predator priests & today’s USCCB meeting, November 17, 2009

FL - Credibly accused predator priest now lives in St. Petersburg, November 17, 2009

IL - SNAP to Cardinal: Forbid accused priests from suing accusers, November 17, 2009

US bishops meeting starts; SNAP responds to opening speech, November 16, 2009

AR - Bizarre evangelist gets maximum sentence; Sex abuse victims respond, November 13, 2009

ME - Bishops share $$ for politics, not abuse victims, November 12, 2009

IL - Cardinal mishandles another ousted priest, November 12, 2009

IN - Ireland seeks extradition of priest from Indiana; sex abuse victims respond, November 11, 2009

DE - Catholic officials & judge meet in secrecy; Abuse victims respond, November 4, 2009

IL - Ex predator priest loses twice in court; SNAP responds, November 4, 2009

OK - Tulsa ex-priest named in sex-abuse suit; Sex abuse victims respond, November 4, 2009

MO - Four Amish bishops charged in Webster County, MO for failing to report abuse; SNAP responds, November 3, 2009

WA - Diocese hit with 21 new claims; Sex abuse victims respond, November 3, 2009

CT - Records on Cardinal Egan's CT pedophile priest cover up to be released, November 2, 2009

Gore Vidal calls rape victim a "hooker;" SNAP responds, October 30, 2009

FL - Archdiocese of Miami Bans Legionaries of Christ; Sex abuse victims respond, October 30, 2009

PA - Janitor charged in Chatham priest's stabbing death has past criminal charges; SNAP responds, October 29, 2009

GA - Catholic Diocese settles lawsuit; SNAP responds, October 28, 2009

IL - New Joliet bishop named; SNAP responds, October 28, 2009

CT - Fairfield predator remains jailed for now; victims rejoice, October 28, 2009

CT - Victims hope Fairfield predator is NOT freed today, October 28, 2009

IL - Accused priest formally defrocked; Sex abuse victims respond, October 27, 2009

TN - Clergy sex victims respond to suspension of predator priest, October 23, 2009

IL - Belleville Diocese settles sex abuse case for $1.2 million; Sex abuse victims respond, October 23, 2009

KY - Accused predator priest is indicted; Sex abuse victims respond, October 22, 2009

CO - SNAP blasts Pueblo Catholic officials for secrecy, October 21, 2009

Abuse Victims Statement: Polanski Denied Bail, October 21, 2009

LA - Archdiocese reaches $5 million settlement on 20 abuse cases; sex abuse victims respond, October 20, 2009

DE - Response to Diocese of Wilmington filing for Bankruptcy, October 19, 2009

IL - Ex-priest wants court hearings closed to public; Sex abuse victims respond, October 19, 2009

IN - Victims worry about new Cheyenne Catholic bishop, October 19, 2009

ME - Abuse Complaints Confirmed Against Maine Priest; SNAP responds, October 19, 2009

NJ - Catholic officials quietly put admitted predator in hospital job; SNAP objects, October 16, 2009

MO - A Mother, a Sick Son and His Father, the Priest; SNAP statement, October 16, 2009

CO - Sex abuse victims respond to new Pueblo Catholic bishop, October 15, 2009

MN - Sex abuse victims respond to new Duluth Catholic bishop, October 15, 2009

LA - Dioceses settle case of abuse by Baton Rouge bishop; Sex abuse victims respond, October 15, 2009

CT - Patients Allegedly Abused By Reardon Sue Hartford Archdiocese; SNAP responds, October 14, 2009

WV - SNAP on Fr. Thomas Gleeson, October 14, 2009

IL - State High Court refuses to let Catholic priest sue accusers, October 14, 2009

VT - SNAP statement on Vermont ruling, October 9, 2009

VT - Clergy sex abuse victims respond to new VT Supreme Court ruling, October 9, 2009

KY - Former principal is facing sex charges; SNAP responds, October 8, 2009

Latest SNAP statement on Polanski , October 6, 2009

OH - U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear murder conviction of ex-Toledo priest; SNAP responds, October 6, 2009

CT - Court won't block release of sex abuse papers; SNAP responds, October 5, 2009

TX - Statement on Austin diocese and two proven predator priests who were sent here, October 1, 2009

Sex abuse rife in other religions, says Vatican; SNAP responds, September 28, 2009

Actress Mackenzie Phillips says she had 'consensual relationship' with her dad, September 28, 2009

SNAP on Roman Polanski, September 28, 2009

WI - Serial predator priest McCormack to remain jailed; Sex abuse victims respond, September 25, 2009

HI - Hawaii school defends teacher accused of sexual misconduct, SNAP responds, September 25, 2009

IL - Pedophile priest case tossed out, Sex abuse victims respond , September 24, 2009

TX, IL - High profile Dallas predator priest at center of controversy, September 24, 2009

IL - SNAP statements regarding Fr. Daniel McCormack, September 23, 2009

CA - Shocking revelations by top Catholic church insider; SNAP responds , September 19, 2009

CT - Ex Fairfield University chaplain molested kids; Clergy sex victims respond, September 18, 2009

CT - Catholic teacher arrested for child sex crimes; Sex abuse victims respond, September 17, 2009

MA - New lawsuit vs. Catholic bishops; Sex abuse victims respond, September 17, 2009

FL - Clergy sex abuse blast FL ruling & Catholic archdiocese, September 14, 2009

CT - Catholic whistleblower cases settles; Sex abuse victims respond, September 14, 2009

KY - Clergy sex victims appeal to Kentucky Council of Churches, September 11, 2009

VT - Vermont statement, September 10, 2009

New study on clergy sexual misconduct; Sex abuse victims respond, September 10, 2009

MA - Massachusetts' high court to hear Shanley repressed memory case, September 9, 2009

OK - Clergy sex abuse victims win key court ruling, September 8, 2009

CO - Clergy sex abuse victims win key court ruling, September 8, 2009

WI, IN - Former Indiana priest arrested for child sex crime, August 31, 2009

OH - Murdering priest is dealt another blow; Clergy sex victims respond, August 31, 2009

CT - Bishop asks US Supreme Court to keep sex secrets; Abuse victims respond, August 28, 2009

IN - Court sides w/ bishop in clergy sex case; Sex abuse victims respond, August 28, 2009

VA - Virginia man, abused by convicted priest, settles for $600,000 & comes forward, August 25, 2009

MO - Bishop Tobin letting parishioners rally around credibly accused cleric; SNAP responds, August 25, 2009

RI - Accused predator priest ousted; Victims blast bishop, August 24, 2009

CT - Lawsuit v. Catholic diocese moves forward; Sex abuse victims respond, August 21, 2009

ME - Predator priest disciplined; Sex abuse victims respond, August 20, 2009

ME - Sex abuse conviction of former Maine minister is upheld, August 20, 2009

LA - Priest’s records due, judge says; Sex abuse victims respond, August 17, 2009

CA - Ex-priest called before grand jury; Sex abuse victims respond, August 14, 2009

FL - HIV-positive man accused of sexual battery on teen, August 12, 2009

SNAP Statement on New Priests and Nuns, August 11, 2009

AR - No charges filed against Fayetteville priest; sex abuse victims respond, August 11, 2009

AR - Priest Asked To Step Down Amid Allegations Of Sexual Assault; SNAP responds, August 10, 2009

MO - St. Louis priest arrested; SNAP responds, July 30, 2009

IL - SNAP's analysis of Catholic bishop's 'damning' deposition & documents, July 21, 2009

WI - For hiding crimes, Catholic diocese loses insurance; SNAP responds, July 16, 2009

GA - Controversial religious group takes over Georgia college, July 16, 2009

MO - Archdiocese broke promise to protect, suit alleges; SNAP responds, July 16, 2009

OH - Ex-Columbus priest guilty of abuse; SNAP responds, July 15, 2009

AZ - Arizona Court of Appeals upholds conviction of priest; SNAP responds, July 15, 2009

OR - Church Records In Clergy Sex Cases To Be Opened, July 13, 2009

IN - Catholic officials fight punitive damages; Sex abuse victims respond, July 13, 2009

MD - Predator priest is sentenced; Sex abuse victims respond, July 13, 2009

KY - Lexington priest suspended after abuse alleged; SNAP responds, July 13, 2009

IL - SNAP responds to Lenczycki ruling, July 9, 2009

MN - Prosecutor unseals complaint against priest, July 9, 2009

VT - Diocese faces more suits; sex abuse victims respond, July 9, 2009

Pope reigns in the controversial, but not the criminal, SNAP charges, July 8, 2009

IL - Sexually violent ex-priest due back in court; SNAP responds, July 8, 2009

ME - Maine Court Rejects 'Charitable Immunity'; SNAP responds, July 7, 2009

CT - Bridgeport diocese loses again; clergy sex victims respond, July 6, 2009

MO - SNAP responds to St. Louis Archbishop Carlson, July 4, 2009

OR - Former Portland pastor jailed for abuse; Sex abuse victims respond, June 30, 2009

OH - Notorious Cincinnati predator priest passes; SNAP responds, June 25, 2009

TN - Notorious predator dies in Nashville; Sex abuse victims respond, June 25, 2009

Pope deplores priests' infidelities to their vows; Clergy sex abuse victims respond, June 17, 2009

MN - Woman sues Methodist predator; SNAP responds, June 17, 2009

Vatican takes action against ultraconservatives; clergy sex victims respond, June 17, 2009

NV - Statement on seven abusers who have quietly moved to Las Vegas, June 16, 2009

CA - Clergy sex abuse victims comment on archdiocese tax issue, June 16, 2009

CT - Bishop again tries to hide records; Clergy sex abuse victims respond, June 12, 2009

LA - Clergy sex abuse victims respond to new archbishop, June 12, 2009

CA - National self help group backs call for new pedophile priest trial, June 9, 2009

SD - Settlement reached in diocese case; sex abuse victims respond, June 9, 2009

NC - Charlotte diocese named in pedophile priest suit; Sex abuse victims respond, June 2, 2009

NC - Ex-Asheville priest accused of molesting child; Sex abuse victims respond, June 2, 2009

PA - Three priests accused of molesting child; Sex abuse victims respond, June 2, 2009

Ireland - Irish Catholic officials claim 'poverty;' Sex abuse victims respond, May 27, 2009

CT - Clergy sex abuse victims applaud ruling & blast diocese, May 22, 2009

PA - Catholic school principal sentenced; clergy sex abuse victims respond, May 22, 2009

IA - 3 more names added to Davenport church abuse list; Sex abuse victims respond, May 22, 2009

Support group forming for sex abuse victims, May 22, 2009

MO - Catholic School Run by Cult-like Group Closes; SNAP Responds, May 22, 2009

FL - Big time Baptist preacher pleads guilty; Sex abuse victims respond, May 21, 2009

Ireland - US clergy sex abuse victims: What's next in Ireland?, May 21, 2009

WA - Seattle predator priest case settles; Sex abuse victims respond, May 20, 2009

Ireland - US clergy sex abuse victims react to Irish Catholic report, May 20, 2009

WI - Sex abuse victims applaud new ruling about Jesuit, May 20, 2009

MI - Sex abuse victims blast new papal Saginaw/Philly appointment, May 20, 2009

NC - Charlotte Catholic Diocese staffer arrested: Sex abuse victims respond, May 19, 2009

WA - Clergy sex abuse victims respond to today’s settlement, May 18, 2009

NM - Third child sex case filed against teen mental health counselor, May 12, 2009

NJ - Disgraced WI bishop is moving to NJ; SNAP responds, May 7, 2009

WA - Child sex charges v. Catholic employee dropped; clergy sex abuse victims respond, May 7, 2009

OH - Clergy sex abuse victims blast Ohio Supreme Court judge, May 7, 2009

FL - Clergy sex abuse victims blast 'rally' for high profile priest, May 7, 2009

IN - Ex Hoosier priest defrocked; Bishop must still protect others, SNAP says, May 7, 2009

MA - MA predator priest defrocked; Bishop must still protect others, SNAP says, May 7, 2009

CO - Cornerstone church controversy; Sex abuse victims respond, May 4, 2009

NY - Clergy sex abuse victims blast Archdiocese, May 1, 2009

CA - Clergy sex victims seek new trial, April 30, 2009

AR - Sex abuse victims prod Baptist church's prior leaders to search consciences, April 30, 2009

FL - Miami attorney wins unprecedented sex case using 1868 Indian treaty, April 29, 2009

TX - Judge pulls out of case involving diocese; sex abuse victims respond, April 28, 2009

IA - Predator priest is re-assigned; SNAP blasts bishop, April 27, 2009

WI - Pedophile Nun Released from Milwaukee Jail, April 23, 2009

Paraguay - Clergy sex victims call for Paraguay president resignation, April 23, 2009

MO - Missouri pastor sent to prison for sexual abuse of teens; sex abuse victims respond, April 22, 2009

TN - Priest sex suit hangs on with latest ruling; sex abuse victims respond, April 22, 2009

NY - New bishop, clergy sex abuse victims respond, April 21, 2009

AL - Baptist minister arrested on sex abuse; Support group responds, April 20, 2009

CA - Pastor Arrested: This is no time for complacency, April 17, 2009

OH - Pope picks Toledo bishop to head national probe of Catholic nuns, April 17, 2009

MO - Ex-Kansas City Catholic bishop accused of sex abuse, April 16, 2009

LA - Baton Rouge bishop is named in pedophile lawsuit; Clergy sex victims respond, April 16, 2009

GA - Atlanta archbishop is defendant in 3 new pedophile priest lawsuits, April 16, 2009

IL - 3 new pedophile priest lawsuits filed; Sex abuse victims respond, April 16, 2009

NY - It’s cowardly and disingenuous for Dolan to dodge questions, April 15, 2009

NM - Teen mental health counselor faces another child sex lawsuit; sex abuse victims respond, April 15, 2009

NE - Predator priest reports harassment; clergy sex abuse victims respond, April 14, 2009

CA - Baptist predator/murderer arraigned; Sex abuse victims respond, April 14, 2009

Paraguay - Ex-bishop admits fathering child; Sex abuse victims respond, April 13, 2009

TX - Priest pleads guilty to child porn; Sex abuse victims respond, April 13, 2009

IL - Upon information that former priest Mark Campobello, who was convicted of abusing two teenaged girls (1999 and 2001), has been returned to jail, April 9, 2009

MI - New Kalamazoo bishop; sex abuse victims respond, April 6, 2009

NY - SNAP on New York sex abuse bill, March 30, 2009

Church records show bishops understood abuse in the 50s; SNAP responds, March 30, 2009

GA - Child molesting bishop dies; Sex abuse victims respond, March 30, 2009

CO - Colorado predator priest sued; Sex abuse victims respond, March 27, 2009

NH - Clergy sex abuse victims blast NH Catholic diocese for secrecy, March 27, 2009

CT - Catholic bishops fight child sex abuse victims at legislature; SNAP responds, March 27, 2009

TX - Texas priest found guilty; sex abuse victims respond, March 26, 2009

PA - Philly pastor charged with child sex abuse, SNAP responds, March 26, 2009

NY - NY's highest court tosses Catholic sex case; SNAP responds, March 26, 2009

OK - Baptist minister accused of sex abuse; Support group responds, March 26, 2009

NH - Defrocked priest in sex scandal wants to live in Middleton; sex abuse victims respond, March 25, 2009

VT - Diocese heading to court; sex abuse victims respond, March 25, 2009

WV - Priest with marijuana restored; clergy sex victims respond, March 24, 2009

MS - Clergy sex victims respond to arrest of Protestant pastor, March 24, 2009

PA - Archdiocese takes action against priest in abuse case; sex abuse victims respond, March 23, 2009

CA - Pope Benedict Names New Bishop for Oakland; sex abuse victims respond, March 23, 2009

OH - Ohio priest reinstated after '05 arrest; SNAP responds, March 19, 2009

NH - Ex-priest who raped altar boy wants to live in NH; sex abuse victims respond, March 18, 2009

OR - Oregon bishop criticized in national report; Clergy sex abuse victims respond, March 13, 2009

NE - SNAP on Lincoln, Nebraska Diocese, March 13, 2009

OK - Tulsa Diocese blasted by church panel; abuse victims respond, March 13, 2009

ME - Sex abuse victims applaud bridge re-naming, March 13, 2009

Bishops admit that child sex abuse reports are up, SNAP responds, March 13, 2009

OR - SNAP on the Father Ronan Case, March 3, 2009

CA - Statement by Paul Livingston, San Diego SNAP leader, February 26, 2009

Archbishop Dolan’s abysmal track record on clergy sex abuse and cover up, February 23, 2009

OR - Statement on Jesuits Filing for Bankruptcy, February 18, 2009

TX - Statement by SNAP Director Barbara Garcia-Boehland of San Antonio (210 621 2177), February 16, 2009

IL - Father Donald McGuire was sentenced to 300 months, February 11, 2009

CT - Statement on the Legion of Christ, February 11, 2009

TX - SNAP Statement on Brother Suttle, February 5, 2009

Sex abuse victims charge Legion of Christ with continued secrecy and callousness, February 5, 2009

CA - SNAP on new federal probe in LA, January 29, 2009

CA - New grand jury probe of LA archdiocese; Sex abuse victims respond, January 28, 2009

CO - SNAP on Ted Haggard's ex-church & evangelicals, January 28, 2009

Ex NM & CA pedophile priest wants pardon from Obama, January 28, 2009

Vatican report on US seminaries & SNAP's response, January 15, 2009

NJ - Bishop warns priests, not parents, about predator; Sex abuse victims respond, January 13, 2009

TN - Knoxville's new bishop, January 12, 2009

Vatican - Former papal diplomat dies; He could have made a difference, January 11, 2009

MI, CA - Sex abuse victims respond to new Detroit archbishop, January 5, 2009


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