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Reviled by Catholic leaders, this NJ activist has helped many victims of clergy sex abuse

As an advocate for survivors of clergy sex abuse and a watchdog of the Catholic Church, Robert Hoatson is accustomed to provoking the wrath of Catholic leaders. 

New Lawsuit Filed in British Columbia, SNAP Applauds Victim for Coming Forward

A new lawsuit has been filed alleging child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and now we call on Catholic officials to do immediate outreach to find other victims and encourage them to come forward and get help.

Diocese of Rockford Quietly Adds Names to its List of Accused Clergy

Rockford Catholic officials have quietly - without notifying the public - added 6 more names to their list of those with “substantiated allegations” of child sexual abuse. Given that the entire point of these lists is to ensure that diocesan leaders are accountable to their parishioners and the public, we are disturbed that this update was made without any sort of notice.

Vatican Trial Begins Eight Years After Church Officials Made Aware of Abuse Within their Walls

Eight years after church officials within the Vatican were contacted by a whistleblower regarding ongoing sexual abuse within its walls, a trial has finally begun. We applaud the brave whistleblower who stepped forward as a child and hope that this trial will expose hidden abusers and the men who enabled them.

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

SNAP New Orleans Press Conference on Friday, October 16

As Archbishop Gregory Aymond meets with archdiocesan clergy on  Friday afternoon, SNAP New Orleans will hold a press event to bring attention to the continuing scandals in New Orleans and call for Archbishop Aymond's resignation. 

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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