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Former California priest arrested in RI on sex-assault charges

A former Roman Catholic priest working as a psychologist in Rhode Island was arrested Wednesday on a warrant that accuses him of sexually abusing children in California, authorities said. 

Judge Weighs What Assets Should Be Included in Guam Bankruptcy, SNAP Believes It Should Be All

As a judge in Guam weighs what assets should be included in an ongoing bankruptcy reorganization for the Archdiocese of Agana, we hope that she will elect to include all of the Archdiocesan assets in the bankruptcy.

Yet Another Serial Abuser Left Off Chicago List, Still More Excuses from Catholic Officials

Once again, a news story has broken about a serially abusive Church staffer who has been left off lists of perpetrators in multiple states, replete with weak excuses from Catholic officials attempting to explain away their lack of transparency. This is yet another example of why the only openness we can truly count on in cases of clergy sex crimes is that afforded to the public through grand jury investigations, interventions by attorneys general, and reports to police and prosecutors.

SNAP Applauds as Colorado Governor Signs SB 73 into Law

Colorado’s governor has signed SB 73 into law, an important piece of legislation that will protect future children from abuse and provide more current victims with a pathway to justice. We applaud this development and appreciate the many survivors who shared their stories, testified in support of this reform, and worked tirelessly with their legislative allies to get this needed bill passed.

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 

Victims praise new MO Supreme Court ruling

Victims praise new MO Supreme Court ruling And they announce new settlement vs. KC priest The cleric has never been sued or ‘outed’ before Group to bishop: “Add names to your predator list” SNAP: A dozen child molesters are still being hidden “Stop splitting hairs & making excuses!” victims plead

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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