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Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster knew it was her turn to share the lower bunk with the elderly priest and another elementary school-aged girl.

Catholic Priest and Former Mayor of Plattsburgh Accused of Abuse, SNAP Calls for Investigation by Law Enforcement

A lawsuit has been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg alleging sexual abuse of a minor at the hands of two of their priests, one of whom eventually became the mayor of Plattsburgh, NY. We hope that this news encourages others to come forward. However, we are concerned that other allegations may have been suppressed due to the power and political connections of the former mayor.

Norbertines Add Two Names to List of Accused, Including Former Leader of the Order

A year and a half after they first released names of abusers, Catholic officials from the Norbertine order have added two new names to their list and agreed to have another review of their abuse files by an outside law firm. We are glad that the order is taking a more unbiased review of its files and hope that they continue to update their list with more information.

Indictment Returned Against Franciscan University Priest, SNAP Calls out Diocese of Steubenville for Hairsplitting

A priest who worked as a campus minister at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH has been indicted on charges of rape and sexual battery, but church officials in Steubenville are splitting hairs over the priest’s status as a religious order priest.

Victims praise new MO Supreme Court ruling

Victims praise new MO Supreme Court ruling And they announce new settlement vs. KC priest The cleric has never been sued or ‘outed’ before Group to bishop: “Add names to your predator list” SNAP: A dozen child molesters are still being hidden “Stop splitting hairs & making excuses!” victims plead

Survivor Support Group Calls on Cardinal to Stand with Survivors in Support of Legislation

Survivor Support Group Calls on Cardinal to Stand with Survivors in Support of Legislation Catholics Call on Church to Not Abandon Survivors Survivor Stations of the Cross to Be Observed at Cathedral

Victims try new tactic: writing to church employees

Victims try new tactic: writing to church employees Group finds two more local predators; total is now nine Diocese is ‘silent’ about 1 who was ousted 2 years ago SNAP nicknames Jeff City Bishop ‘Minimum’ McKnight Stats: Mid-MO diocese has most abusers per parishioner

SNAP Virtual Mini Conferences

These virtual mini conferences are free to all and will feature opportunities for survivors and advocates to learn about topics like healing, advocacy, and self-care from a variety of different speakers throughout the year. RSVP for our first mini-conference today, featuring sessions from Rachel Grant, Julie LaLonde, and Jay Taylor.

We are especially grateful to the Ribera Law Firm of San Francisco, California for being a Gold-level Sponsor for our mini-conferences. Their support is critical to our ability to hold these free events and we are grateful to them for their support. Learn more about the Ribera Law Firm 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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