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At least 7 more people told the Vatican they were sexually abused as boys by Theodore McCarrick, according to sources

Theodore McCarrick, a former D.C. archbishop and cardinal who was defrocked this year amid allegations he sexually abused two minors and sexually harassed seminarians, is facing new accusations that he abused at least seven boys from around 1970 until 1990, according to three sources, including a person with direct knowledge of the claims U.S. church officials sent to the Vatican in January.

Last church Chapter 11 funds are handed out

Last church Chapter 11 funds are handed out Four groups, two local & two national, will benefit The money is available “thanks to caring victims,” says attorney Its distribution will “close the long, painful process” caused by “diocesan delays”

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Msgr. Vincent Breen

A new lawsuit has been filed by three survivors of childhood sexual abuse who allege they were abused at the hands of a priest in the Diocese of Oakland. Suits were previously file in 2003 and 2010. We applaud these courageous women who have persevered to bring more information about the abuse by Msgr. Vincent Breen to light. Without the recently passed AB 218 signed by Governor Gavin Newsom and championed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, there would be no opportunity to fully reveal the monsignor’s predations.

Case Against Accused Priest that Ended in Hung Jury to be Re-tried

We are thrilled by the decision to re-try a Kansas City archdiocese priest whose trial last month ended in a hung jury. We believe this move will help keep children in Kansas safer and sends the message that abuse will not be tolerated.

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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