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George Brignac, disgraced former New Orleans deacon, indicted on child rape charge

An Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday handed up a charge of child rape against George Brignac, a former Roman Catholic deacon who was removed from ministry decades ago amid multiple molestation accusations but still remained involved in a local church parish until last year.

Victims in Colorado Continue to Come Forward

According to reports, at least sixteen more victims of clergy abuse in Colorado have come forward since the special master’s report was released earlier this year. One of those survivors is sharing his story publicly in hopes it helps others.

Convicted Priest Set to Appear Before Parole Board, SNAP Hopes He Will Remain Behind Bars

A priest in Kentucky who was convicted of child sexual abuse in 2016 has a parole hearing at 2:00 PM on December 16, 2019 in Frankfort.  The hearing is open to the public. We hope that he will be kept behind bars and away from other vulnerable children.

Child Rape Charges Filed Against Former Deacon in New Orleans

A grand jury in Louisiana has indicted a former deacon on charges of child rape. We applaud this decision and hope it will bring comfort and healing to his victims.

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” 

Two Missouri bishops seek higher post

Two Missouri bishops seek higher post They vie to head national abuse committee SNAP ‘vigorously opposes’ head of KC diocese’ With “hesitation,” group backs Jefferson City prelate It admits KC’s Johnston, “despite failings, will likely be the winner”

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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