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Documents contradict Knoxville diocese's timeline of knowing about sexual abuse allegations against priests and teacher

After months of publicly discrediting and denying sexual abuse allegations against prominent priests and a diocesan employee, documents obtained by the Times Free Press suggest the Diocese of Knoxville may have known about those allegations for almost a year before suspending the accused employee.

Documents Prove the Diocese of Knoxville Lied to the Public about Cases of Clergy Abuse

Once again, church officials have claimed to be open and honest in cases of clergy abuse. Once again, it is journalists and secular advocates who have shown that claim to be false.

Archdiocese of Anchorage Releases Report into Abusive Clergy

The Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska, has released the names of 14 clergy who have been “credibly” accused of abuse. Of those names, four are new names that have not been previously disclosed. But like almost all lists released by Catholic officials, as opposed to secular law enforcement, it is still lacking in completeness and transparency.

On the Importance of Hotlines and Public Updates for Clergy Abuse Investigations

As the new year continues to roll on, a report out of Florida has served as an example for other attorneys general around the country who have been investigating cases of clergy abuse.

Survivors and Advocates Call for Public Update on AG Abuse Probe

Survivors and Advocates Call for Public Update on AG Abuse Probe“2019 came and went without any acknowledgement from AG Raoul”They Ask AG to Update the Public on his Progress and Renew Outreach Efforts

New clergy abuse lawsuit is filed

New clergy abuse lawsuit is filed For years, priest held diocese-wide position Group blasts relatively new northern California bishop He held high posts in Fresno and Sacramento dioceses too His ‘credibly accused predators’ lists is incomplete, SNAP says

Abuse victim reveals his identify for first time

Abuse victim reveals his identify for first time While still a child, he reported the crimes to nuns A school staffer reportedly cried at the disclosure But SF Catholic officials didn’t stop the predator The cleric was just ‘outed’ for the first time in June  SNAP also urges church-goers to ‘boycott’ the archdiocese  It’s one of just 2 dioceses in CA that hasn’t released pedophiles’ names And it’s one of the few in the US that’s “still dragging its feet” 

Re-watch the 2019 SNAP National Conference on Youtube!

The 2019 SNAP Conference was a wonderful weekend of healing, learning and growth and we are grateful to every speaker, attendee, and volunteer who helped make this conference one of our most successful events ever.

If you want to re-live the experience in Alexandria, check out our YouTube links below to re-watch the keynote addresses and plenary speeches. 

Re-watch the SNAP Conference on YouTube

  • Friday, July 26th, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Welcome Remarks, Marci Hamilton and Bill Jenkins. Watch Friday here.
  • Saturday, July 27th, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  Nick Kelso, Siobhan O'Connor, Bishop Accountability and Grace French. Watch Saturday here.
  • Sunday, July 28th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Panel: Mary Dispenza, Ashley Easter, Johnathon Schaech and Olivia Venuto, Tom Doyle and Looking Ahead with SNAP Leadership. Watch Sunday 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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