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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on church giving

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money - close to $4 billion in the past 20 years - to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered.

Accused Sacramento Priest Sues Bishop who ‘Outed’ Him

A priest accused of abuse who worked and lives in Sacramento is tilting at windmills by suing the bishop who publicly exposed him. In 30 years, we've never seen such a suit succeed, but we suspect the priest's real goal is to deter other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers from speaking up.  

First Lawsuit Filed Against Fr. John Smyth in Chicago

The first child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit has been filed against a high-profile Chicago priest who had access to thousands of already-vulnerable children.  

Trial Against Fr. Scott Kallal Ends in Hung Jury

A Kansas priest who was accused of abusing a teen-aged girl  had his trial end today in a hung jury. We hope that prosecutors will try this case again and continue working to keep children in Kansas safe from abuse.

Wisconsin - Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused priests

Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused priests They offer fliers to Wausau Catholic church-goers SNAP: “Abusive clerics are still being hidden here” Group blasts Wisconsin diocesan officials on abuse It wants bishop to post ALL alleged offenders' names online "The real solution," group insists, "is criminal prosecution & legislative reform"

Victims blast Madison bishop

Victims blast Madison bishop SNAP: “He’s endangering kids” Name some predators are NOW, group insists “Delays put children in harm’s way,” victims say They ‘out’ 4 credibly accused clerics in Madison area Those alleged molesters ‘are still under the radar today’ SNAP begs those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse” to speak up It specifically urges victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to call law enforcement

Victims blast KC MO bishop

Victims blast KC MO bishop He just posted new ‘accused clerics’ list SNAP: ‘But it’s incomplete and misleading’ It names 9 publicly accused priests who are left off And group names its “Dangerous Dozen KC Predator Priests” “Catholics, please stop giving until the full truth is revealed,” victims beg And in Wyandotte County KS, criminal trial against a priest starts on Monday

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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