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Colorado Catholic dioceses pay $6.68M to sex abuse survivors

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses paid $6.68 million to 73 survivors of sexual abuse by priests, a new report said.

Archbishop Cordileone Conducts Exorcism to Drive Out Evil, but Refuses to Act to Drive Out Clergy Abuse

The Archbishop of San Francisco recently performed an exorcism at an historic California mission where a statue representing Saint Junipero Serra was toppled during a protest in support of indigenous people.

Moody Bible Institute Called Out by Parents, Alumni, and Students for Covering-up Sexual Abuse

A prominent religious school in Chicago has been the subject of an open letter and petition, signed by more than 1,700 people, demanding a change in how staff at the school handle allegations of sexual abuse. We applaud these brave survivors and advocates for speaking truth to power and stand in support of them as they work to create a safer environment, one that is free of abuse and cover-up.

Richmond Diocese Ends Compensation Program with No New Disclosures, SNAP Calls for Transparency

The Diocese of Richmond have announced they have closed their compensation program. We hope that the survivors who participated found some measure of healing in the process and call on Richmond Catholic officials to come clean with the public about the true scope of clergy abuse in their diocese.

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. 

Missouri’s most-sued pedophile priest is sued again

Missouri’s most-sued pedophile priest is sued again His alleged victim will speak for first time & use his name Victims think he can still be prosecuted beg law police to act SNAP to leaflet near homes of 2 ‘credibly accused’ ex-clerics One is in Richmond Heights and the other is in South County The 2nd was coaching kids in 2017 & is/was in Soccer Hall of Fame He’s defrocked but was just ‘outed’ by archdiocese three months ago And he lives less than a mile from a day care center and two schools

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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