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The Priest Next Door

SUNRISE, Fla. – John Dagwell said he’s earned the right to live in peace as he tries to put his past behind him. 

Australia’s Cardinal Pell Given Special Leave to Appeal Conviction on Child Sexual Abuse

In a blow to victims of clergy sexual abuse and a challenge to the Australian criminal justice system, a cardinal, unanimously convicted of six charges of sexual abuse of a minor by a full and impartial jury of his peers, has been granted special leave to appeal his convictions.

USA Today Investigation Reveals Dangers of Laicizing Abusers Without Oversight

A new investigation into Catholic clerics who have left or been expelled from the priesthood has confirmed many of our deepest fears about this scandal: that dangerous men are set loose upon unsuspecting communities, without oversight, allowing them to find jobs, positions, and homes near children and the vulnerable.

Archbishop Jose Gomez Elected as New President of USCCB, SNAP Responds

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected a new president. We hope that Archbishop Jose Gomez will put ending clergy abuse cover-ups at the top of his do-to list upon taking office.

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”

SNAP backs Texas prelate for USCCB President

Survivors of Clergy Abuse Gather Outside USCCB Meeting “It is time for new leadership to take clergy abuse more seriously” SNAP backs Texas prelate for USCCB President Group “vigorously opposes” likely winner from California Election will be held at USCCB meeting in Baltimore on November 11

Victims seek update on church abuse probe

Victims seek update on church abuse probe KBI should issue ‘preliminary report,’ SNAP says Group also wants more outreach and funding for it KS attorney general asked for investigation one year ago Bishops must update & expand their ‘accused’ lists, SNAP pleads Victims to prelates: “Warn your flock about clerics who prey on adults too”

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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