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Boston College investigates prominent theologian after sexual assault allegation

Boston College is investigating the chairman of its theology department following allegations he sexually assaulted a former classmate in 1987.

State Senator Calls for Reinstatement of Priest Accused by Multiple Victims of Abuse, SNAP Calls for Her to Help Uncover the Truth Instead

A month after two victims accused a prominent Catholic priest in Chicago of childhood sexual abuse, an Illinois state senator is using her office to cast doubt on these survivors and to demand the reinstatement of the cleric.

Announcing SNAP Leadership in India

SNAP is pleased to announce that we will bring our survivor support model to India thanks to Jerome Anto, who will be joining our team as the SNAP Leader for his country. We are excited to offer SNAP peer support services and information to victims in India who may benefit from this resource and look forward to seeing our network grow thanks to Jerome’s work.

SNAP to Oakland Bishop: More than 160 Abusers Spent Time in Your Diocese

Leaders from SNAP in the Bay Area have compiled data showing that at least 161 abusive clerics have worked and lived in the Diocese of Oakland. We are calling on Diocesan officials to update their current list and to be clearer with the Bay Area’s Catholic community about the exposure children and the vulnerable have had to these men.

Clergy sex abuse survivors and supporters applaud sentencing of abusive Houston priest

Clergy sex abuse survivors and supporters applaud sentencing of abusive Houston priest They are grateful to see children protected and survivors validated Now they want church officials to answer questions about the priest’s time in Houston “Let us move forward now and turn our focus to the enablers” they say

Investigative Reporter to Present Critical Evidence in Clergy Sexual Abuse Claim in Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

John Carlos Frey has obtained DNA evidence that Father Jesus Expedito Suarez, has fathered children in Colombia.

Clergy Abuse Survivors Protest Diocese of Victoria

Clergy Abuse Survivors Protest Diocese of Victoria Lawsuit Announced This Week Claims Abuse and Cover-up at a Victoria School Diocese of Victoria Also Denies Survivors Request to Participate in this Weekend’s Conference

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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