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Former Vermonter files sexual abuse lawsuit against Weston Priory

Aformer Vermont resident has filed a civil lawsuit in Windsor County Superior Court, alleging the Weston Priory and the Jesuits religious order were negligent in allowing him to be sexually abused as a teenager in about 1970.

Rape Allegations Surface for Jesuit Priest Accused of Inappropriate Conduct at Loyola, Boston College: SNAP Reacts

In what has become almost commonplace within Catholic Universities, Colleges, and even parishes, priests or religious invent groups designed to attract the vulnerable. It may at first seem innocent or nurturing for the individuals participating. However, history tells us that even the most prestigious institutions are no longer the minority when it comes to employing sexual perpetrators. Often, the so-called trusted servants are allowed full access to create their den of deceit and deviousness, with one intent, to groom and sexually assault an unsuspecting victim. 

Bidding War Taking Place in Santa Fe Shows Catholic Archdiocese Is Wealthier than It Claims

"Bidding war" and "bankruptcy" do not normally go hand in hand, but they do in the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

SNAP Applauds as Judge Bars Rochester Catholic Officials from Hiding Names of Abusers

In a win for transparency, a federal judge has refused to allow a New York Catholic diocese to hide the names of abusers identified in its bankruptcy proceeding. We are grateful for this ruling and hope that other bankruptcies around the nation are handled similarly.

Victims ‘out’ 4 more accused Charlotte clerics

They are not on diocese’s ‘credibly accused’ list Group blasts Catholic officials for “abuse secrecy” Victims ‘out’ 4 ‘credibly accused’ priests in NC SNAP to bishop “List those who abuse vulnerable adults too” And victims urge others to come forward before legal deadline

Abuse victims blast Catholic officials’ secrecy

Abuse victims blast Catholic officials’ secrecy They want names added to church ‘accused’ list Four priests are ‘missing’- two admitted abuse “Bishop can’t pretend they weren’t here,” victims say Belleville prelate soon celebrates his first anniversary He recently & quietly ‘outed’ three other accused priests

SNAP Press Conference Tomorrow, 4/14 at 9 AM

SNAP begs witnesses & whistleblowers to ‘speak up’ Just-arrested priest faces hearing on abuse charges SNAP pushes local university to post names of abusers on its website 

SNAP Virtual Mini Conferences

These virtual mini conferences are free to all and will feature opportunities for survivors and advocates to learn about topics like healing, advocacy, and self-care from a variety of different speakers throughout the year. Stay tuned for more details about our next mini-conference!

We are especially grateful to the Ribera Law Firm of San Francisco, California for being a Gold-level Sponsor for our mini-conferences. Their support is critical to our ability to hold these free events and we are grateful to them for their support. Learn more about the Ribera Law Firm here.


We are also grateful to MK Safety Net who is a Bronze-level sponsor for our virtual conferences. MK Safety Net has been  a longtime supporter of SNAP and we are grateful for the work they do on behalf of missionary kids who have been abused. Learn more about MK Safety Net here.

Take Action and Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line



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