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Clergy abuse: Activist asks Wausau church-goers to lobby La Crosse Diocese for openness

WAUSAU - Dozens of flyers fluttered under windshield wipers in the late morning breeze Sunday as parishioners left St. Michael Catholic Church in Wausau. 

Trial Against Fr. Scott Kallal Ends in Hung Jury

Compensation Programs Begin in 6 California Catholic Dioceses Days After SOL Reform is Passed

Today, compensation programs for survivors of clergy abuse in the Catholic have officially begun in six California dioceses. We hope that survivors will weigh their options closely when evaluating this option, especially given that newly passed legislation could result in other opportunities.

Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Should Be Removed from USCCB Committee

Vatican officials may be investigating Cincinnati’s top Catholic official, but regardless of what Vatican officials do, we believe church officials in the US should act now to remove one of Cincinnati’s bishops from a key national committee.

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

Probe of church abuse scandal hits one year mark

Probe of church abuse scandal hits one year mark Victims write alleged predators names on sidewalk They blast MO attorney general for a “half-hearted effort” Meanwhile, KC KS suspended cleric’s criminal trial is 9/9 Group wants archbishop to “rein in overzealous Catholics” SNAP: “Once hard-liners, GOP leaders now ‘soft on crime’ It urges Republicans to ‘lean on’ three statewide officeholders And it gives AG ‘abuse experts list’ that his staff should interview And victims praise law enforcement officials in KS & neighboring states

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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