IL- SNAP flier to Cupich's new flock

While celebrating Cupich, remember children and help us protect them from predators

We're sorry to intrude on your Sunday morning here in Chicago, and the new archbishop's arrival, but we respectfully feel compelled to raise a few questions:

In Chicago, here are 139 publicly accused predator priests. (See

In Spokane, there are 39 publicly accused predator priests. 

Do you think this is all of them?

Do you think every single one has been suspended? 

Do you think all of them are being carefully monitored? 

Do you think the full truth of their crimes has been exposed? 

Do you think we know all we should about Catholic officials who concealed their crimes? 


Remain vigilant and skeptical, rather than trusting and complacent, (Complacency endangers kids.) Judge Archbishop Cupich by his deeds, not his words. Use the “search” box at to learn about: 

– Archbishop Cupich's troubling track record on the abuse & cover up crisis, and

– the 139 accused Chicago clerics at Ask your loved ones if any of them were hurt by any church staff (priests, nuns, seminarians, brothers, etc.) 


– Insist that credibly accused predator priests (like Fr. Robert Stepek, Fr. Walter Turlo and Fr. Thomas Swade) be put in treatment centers away from kids.

– Suspend Fr. Michael O'Connell, personally visit his parish, and beg others who may have information about these troubling allegations to call police immediately.

– Prominently and permanently post the names of ALL Chicago area child molesting clerics (nuns, brothers, seminarians, priests, living or deceased) on the archdiocesan website, even those who belong to religious orders (like the Jesuits or the Marianists).

– Include their full work histories, photos and whereabouts.

– Explain why he hasn't done more to warn parents about and protect others from two credibly accused predator Washington priests - Fr. Brad Reynolds and Fr. William J. Vogel.


Contact SNAP, 312-455 1499, SNAP[email protected], PO Box 6416, Chicago, IL 60680-6416 (



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  • Jim and Anne Clark
    commented 2014-09-23 21:34:46 -0500
    Thank you SNAP for putting the safety of children front and center. Michael O’Connell needs to be suspended now.

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