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Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne said the case regarding Bishop Hart reached its end

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - In a release put out by the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne, the Diocese said, “The ongoing case regarding allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by Bishop Joseph Hart has reached its conclusion.” In a multi-page release, the Diocese said, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has concluded its process of looking into sexual abuse allegations.

SNAP Applauds as Pennsylvania House Advances Reform to Give Survivors their Day in Court

The Pennsylvania State House today moved forward on much-needed reforms that can help provide justice for survivors of child sexual abuse and help prevent future cases from happening in the first place. We are grateful that this measure has advanced and look forward to the day when survivors in Pennsylvania will be allowed their day in court.

Another Victim of Fr. Pfleger Comes Forward Despite Demonstrations by Supporters of the Accused Priest

Two survivors have now come forward to accuse a popular Chicago priest of abuse. Time and time again, the first person to come forward encourages another victim who had been staying silent. We would not be surprised if still more survivors are suffering in silence and we hope that they will be encouraged to come forward and get help, despite demonstrations in support of the accused priest.

Vatican Punts on Bishop Joseph Hart instead of Taking Action, SNAP Renews Call for Secular Involvement

Now that Vatican officials have formally chosen to do nothing to punish or isolate serially abusive former Bishop Joseph Hart, it is crucial that police and prosecutors double down on their pursuit of charges against him.

Clergy sex abuse survivors and supporters applaud sentencing of abusive Houston priest

Clergy sex abuse survivors and supporters applaud sentencing of abusive Houston priest They are grateful to see children protected and survivors validated Now they want church officials to answer questions about the priest’s time in Houston “Let us move forward now and turn our focus to the enablers” they say

Investigative Reporter to Present Critical Evidence in Clergy Sexual Abuse Claim in Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

John Carlos Frey has obtained DNA evidence that Father Jesus Expedito Suarez, has fathered children in Colombia.

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

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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