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Former New Orleans deacon George Brignac jailed; first arrest since release of list of accused clergy

A Catholic Church deacon who was removed from ministry in 1988 following multiple child molestation accusations was jailed on a count of first-degree rape early Saturday, the first arrest of a clergyman in New Orleans on a sex-abuse charge since the church’s decades-old crisis reignited a little more than a year ago.

Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Mean Zero in Santa Fe

Once again, the “zero tolerance” policy of the church’s main child protection policy is put the test, and once again church officials get a failing grade.

Diocese of Wichita Finally Releases List of Accused Priests

Finally, 17 years after US church officials began posting the names of priests accused of abuse on church websites, Wichita’s bishop has taken this step himself. Parents, police, parishioners, prosecutors and the public should look closely at this release and ask the bishop why it took so long for this list to be published.

Non-Profits Join Forces To Help Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse And To Educate The Public On This Topic

Later this month, multiple non-profit organizations will gather to present an open forum to educate the public and to address issues surrounding child sexual abuse:

Wisconsin - Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused priests

Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused priests They offer fliers to Wausau Catholic church-goers SNAP: “Abusive clerics are still being hidden here” Group blasts Wisconsin diocesan officials on abuse It wants bishop to post ALL alleged offenders' names online "The real solution," group insists, "is criminal prosecution & legislative reform"

Victims blast Madison bishop

Victims blast Madison bishop SNAP: “He’s endangering kids” Name some predators are NOW, group insists “Delays put children in harm’s way,” victims say They ‘out’ 4 credibly accused clerics in Madison area Those alleged molesters ‘are still under the radar today’ SNAP begs those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse” to speak up It specifically urges victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to call law enforcement

Victims blast KC MO bishop

Victims blast KC MO bishop He just posted new ‘accused clerics’ list SNAP: ‘But it’s incomplete and misleading’ It names 9 publicly accused priests who are left off And group names its “Dangerous Dozen KC Predator Priests” “Catholics, please stop giving until the full truth is revealed,” victims beg And in Wyandotte County KS, criminal trial against a priest starts on Monday

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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