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AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.

Damning Report on Abuse at Presentation High School Released, SNAP Calls for Attorney General Intervention

A damning report into abuse and cover-up at a San Jose high school was released yesterday. This investigation revealed a culture of minimization and an unwillingness to report abuse to authorities. It is a microcosm of the problems that continue to plague the Catholic Church today.

Former Vicar General in Steubenville Removed from Parish

A former Vicar General from the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville has resigned in disgrace from his parish position due to a financial scandal that dates back to his time as Chief Financial Officer in the diocese.

Catholic Officials Nationwide Circumvent Rules to Receive PPP Funding, SNAP Calls for Governmental Oversight

We are not surprised to see that Catholic officials have found a way to quietly rob the American people of up to $3.5 billion of our tax dollars given their decades of success robbing children of their childhoods and communities of their safety. This story paints a clear need for a fundamental shift in the way our government views the institutional church. Elected officials should be more willing to step in and investigate wrongdoing by religious entities.

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

Victims blast new St. Louis archbishop

Victims blast new St. L archbishop Just last week, he ousted 3 alleged predators But in a ‘shocking move,’ he refuses to name them

Survivors and Advocates in Wisconsin call for AG Intervention

This Saturday, June 6, family and supporters of a Green Bay clergy abuse victim who took his life in March will publicly call on the Wisconsin Attorney General to join other states in investigating cases of clergy sexual abuse, holding perpetrators and enablers accountable, and ending sexual violence.

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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