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McCarrick report is one small step to dismantling clerical culture

It has long been understood by those who take a measured and thoughtful assessment of his papacy that the story of St. Pope John Paul II was sent off to the printer long before it was ready.

Another Priest Accused of Child Abuse in Chicago, SNAP Responds

Another priest from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has been removed from his position due to allegations of child sexual abuse. We are grateful to the brave victim who came forward and we hope they are getting the help and healing they need.

New York Attorney General Sues Diocese of Buffalo, SNAP Applauds Secular Oversight

New York’s most sued Catholic diocese is facing a new lawsuit, this one coming from New York’s top law enforcement official. We are grateful for the efforts by the New York attorney general’s office and believe that secular intervention like this is key to preventing future cases of clergy abuse.

Teacher and Youth Pastor Arrested on More than 400 Criminal Charges Related to Child Pornography

A man who is a high school teacher, soccer coach, and youth pastor has been arrested and charged with more than 400 counts of possession of child pornography. Now we call on church and school officials to ensure that parents, parishioners, and alumni are aware of the accusations and to encourage anyone who may have been hurt or witnessed wrongdoing to come forward.

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

SNAP New Orleans Press Conference on Friday, October 16

As Archbishop Gregory Aymond meets with archdiocesan clergy on  Friday afternoon, SNAP New Orleans will hold a press event to bring attention to the continuing scandals in New Orleans and call for Archbishop Aymond's resignation. 

Join us for the 2020 SNAP Virtual Conference!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's conference is going virtual. Join us on the Showcare platform for this free event to hear from folks like Digene Farrar, former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, our colleagues at Bishop Accountability, and many more!

Register for free 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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