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6 California dioceses subpoenaed by state attorney general in child sex abuse case

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, along with the other 5 dioceses in California, will be subpoenaed for additional records as the state attorney general continues to investigate whether dioceses complied with mandatory reporting requirements.

Diocese of Columbus Ordered to Release Records

An Ohio judge is forcing the Catholic Diocese of Columbus to turn over records about clerics who may have seen, suspected or hidden cases of sexual abuse. We applaud this ruling which we believe will lead to safer communities and more transparency about cases of sexual violence.

Recent Addition to the Diocese of Santa Rosa List Points to Need for Catholic Bishops to Do More

Another abusive priest has been recently added to the list of names for the Diocese of Santa Rosa. The name was apparently added after a reporter from another state pointed out that the cleric, who also worked in California, had been included on another list.

12 California Dioceses Subpoenaed by Attorney General, SNAP Reacts

The attorney general investigation into cases of clergy abuse in California has ratcheted up today as California’s top law enforcement official served the state’s 12 Catholic dioceses with subpoenas. We applaud this move and hope that other attorneys general around the country will look to do the same in their own states.

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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