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Abuse claims put Catholic Church in New York City under scrutiny

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect identities. Gabriel* was a young Catholic student when Father John Paddack arrived at his school in 1984. The priest taught at Incarnation School, said mass at its parish and was involved with the altar boy programme. Before long, Gabriel says Paddack began calling him into a secluded place in the church, where the boy was instructed to confess his sins.

Attorney General's Report into Clergy Abuse in Colorado Released, SNAP Responds

Today, the Colorado Attorney General released the results of his voluntary review of church records in Colorado. Unfortunately, absent subpoena power and the ability to compel testimony under oath, we are not confident that the attorney general was able to review the full scope of abuse and cover-up in Colorado.

Church Officials Move Slowly on Abusive KC Priest Promoted to Bishop

Catholic officials are keeping kids at risk by dragging their feet with a bishop who has multiple “substantiated” allegations of child sexual abuse.

Diocese of Buffalo Updates List of Accused Priests Yet Continues to Omit Names

Church officials in Buffalo have updated their lists of accused priests. However, while providing more information, they continue to omit names, not presenting parishioners and the public with the full truth.

New Play Aims to Bring Hope and Healing to Survivors

New Play Aims to Bring Hope and Healing to Survivors Enlightenment Machine No. 1 to debut in NYC this Week Kat Sullivan’s New Play is “Part Street Performance, Part Protest” “Join us and allow the legends of survivors to guide the future”

As SBC Continues to Ignore Victims, Survivor Calls for Action

As SBC Continues to Ignore Victims, Survivor Calls for Action Survivor of Sexual Assault by SBC Pastor to Attend SBC Convention “It is time for action, not more discussion,” she says

SNAP Presser in Downtown St. Louis Tues 10/1 at 1OPM

AG keeps agreement with bishops secret He rejects SNAP’s Sunshine Act request So victims ask AG & bishop for voluntarily release SNAP: “If you’ve nothing to hide, disclose the deal” Group says Schmitt’s abuse report is “the worst ever” And it reveals 60 pages of never-seen-abuse records Some are about ‘sex ring’ with three St. Louis seminarians

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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