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Skubick: AG Nessel poised to bring more charges in Catholic priest abuse investigations

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is telling 6 News tonight she is getting closer to issuing more charges against Catholic priests and others in her continuing probe into sexual abuse in the church.

Former Michigan Catholic Priest Charged With Sexual Abuse Thanks to AG

A Catholic priest who spent time in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois was arrested today on charges related to sexually abusing a minor. This is the latest example of how empowering survivors to come forward and make a report to law enforcement can help protect other children and get dangerous abusers off the street. We applaud the work done by the Michigan attorney general and her team and hope this news encourages others to come forward and make their own reports.

Gonzaga Awarded Grant to Host Conference on Sex Abuse Scandal

Yet another Catholic university has been awarded a grant to host a conference related to the clergy sex abuse scandal. We hope that in the two years they have to plan this conference that the organizers will ensure that it centers on the voices of survivors and focuses on prevention.

SNAP Applauds as State Representatives in Michigan Introduce Legislation Aimed at Empowering Survivors

State legislators in Michigan have introduced a reform bill aimed at changing the state’s archaic statute of limitations laws so that more survivors will be empowered to come forward, name their abuser, and protect other children and communities. We applaud this effort and hope it receives the bi-partisan support it needs to succeed.

New lawsuit says current pastor is a child molester

New lawsuit says current pastor is a child molester As a young boy, victim wrote top church official about him Cleric has been publicly accused of abuse three times before Still, he heads a parish right now & has never been suspended SNAP: “It’s one of the most egregiously mishandled cases ever” Victims challenge new St. Louis archbishop to “oust the priest now” SNAP also wants Rozanski to “protect kids by reading every abuse report” And it urges him to “do more to warn parents about most dangerous dozen” “Rozanski must add religious order abusers to official archdiocesan list,” group says

Two new suits filed against predator priests

Two new suits filed against predator priests One has never been publicly accused before The other worked in 12 parishes & helped recruit future priests He hurt both boys & girls & was on the seminary’s discipline board Both worked in the KC MO area, one may have fled to Central America (NOTE: A Spanish translator will be at the event)

SNAP News Conference July 7 at 11 AM in St. Louis

Victims call for boycott of big locally-based Catholic order SNAP: “Alums should stop donating until the full truth is told” Marianists “are still hiding at least 2 accused St. L predators, group says Neither are on the list of 46 alleged offenders that was released last week One’s been defrocked & faces 30 allegations but may still working overseas More than 80 other religious orders work in the area; most ‘under the radar’ SNAP urges new St. Louis archbishop to force disclosure by these groups They comprise about one-third of all the Catholic clergy in this archdiocese

Join us for the 2020 SNAP Virtual Conference!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's conference is going virtual. Join us on the Showcare platform for this free event to hear from folks like Digene Farrar, former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, our colleagues at Bishop Accountability, and many more!

Register for free 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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