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Pope Refuses to Condemn Pedophile Cardinal Pell, Even After Losing Sex-Abuse Appeal

ROME—On Monday, the shutters of Australian Cardinal George Pell’slavish apartment in the shadow of St. Peter’s Basilica were open and cleaners could be seen dusting the window sills. Pell had clearly hoped that he would be free to return to this upper-floor flat and to the life he once enjoyed. But on Wednesday, three Melbourne judges decided that Pell will be staying in an Australian jail after being convicted of child sexual abuse.

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Bishop Bransfield is Settled

A sexual assault lawsuit against the former Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston WV has been settled. We hope this outcome brings some healing to the survivor and will encourage other victims of Catholic clergy to come forward, find support, and help prevent future cases of abuse by exposing perpetrators.

Cardinal George Pell Loses Appeal, Will Continue to Serve Sentence

Six months ago, one of the world’s most senior Catholic officials was sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing children. Today, that cleric has had his appeal denied.

Former Bishop of Buffalo and Nashville Accused of Covering Up Abuse in New York Lawsuit

A former bishop from Nashville and Buffalo has been accused of actively covering up abuse by more than twenty plaintiffs who just filed a lawsuit in New York. We hope that this lawsuit will encourage others who may have seen, suspected, or suffered abuse to come forward to authorities and make a report.

Victims to leafet at Lawrence church

They ‘out’ 2 new priests accused of abuseThe clerics are not on the archdiocesan listBut other church officials say their accusers are "credible"So group launches eastern Kansas ‘outreach drive’ to find more victims

Admitted serial predator priest to be sentenced

Admitted serial predator priest to be sentenced He’ll likely go back to prison for the second time And another ‘just outed’ St. L cleric has quit his job Archdiocese admits he’s ‘credibly accused’ of abuse Still, he became a high-ranking state education official SNAP blasts archbishop’s ‘accused’ list as “deceptive & incomplete”

Victims blast US nuns organization

Victims blast US nuns organization It’s meeting now in Scottsdale for 3 days “Sisters are being reckless,” group says SNAP: “We’ve been ‘repeatedly rebuffed by nuns Group wants national data base of predatory sisters “The nuns are more secretive even than the bishops,” victims say It’s been 15 years since SNAP 1st sought help, unsuccessfully, from LCWR

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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