SNAP Media Events

Victims blast Chaminade over abuse

  • Victims blast Chaminade over abuse
  • "Years late,” new child molesting cleric is “outed
  • He worked for three decades at west county Catholic school
  • Now, seven local clerics from one religious order are accused
  • But school officials only reluctantly wrote to one group of alums
  • SNAP criticizes “late and deceptive” letters that “ignore police”
  • Group suspects that Catholic staffers knew of allegation for years 

Victims & advocates want new Catholic lawyers

  • Victims & advocates want new Catholic lawyers
  • Manchester bishop should have “clean break from the past”
  • He should also post names of “all accused predators,” three groups say
  • Two dozen prelates have taken “this bare minimum safety measure”

Victims blast Archbishop: Stop deceit about predator

  • Victims blast Archbishop: Stop deceit about predator
  • Last summer, archbishop let him work at Sunday school
  • But prelate claimed that accused priest "didn't work with kids"
  • SF Catholic officials knew about child molesting cleric for 40 years
  • New Fresno's new bishop must "come clean" about offender, group begs
  • And SF Archbishop also must be held accountable for abuse cover-up, they say

Controversial Vatican official in St. Louis today; SNAP protests

  • Controversial Cardinal returns here
  • Burke headed archdiocese & was promoted
  • Clergy sex abuse victims will hand out leaflets
  • They want him to stop Carlson’s “legal hardball
  • Local Catholic officials want 19 year old girl’s e mails
  • Event is at church where now-serial child predator worked
  • Convicted of abuse, Catholic officials moved him to another parish
  • There, as recently as 2001, he molested again; now he’s allegedly missing

WA: Victims blast one law, praise another

  • Victims blast one law, praise another
  • Both proposals impact child sex crimes
  • Group backs making clergy “mandated reporters
  • But organization warns against any cap on damages
  • “Severe penalties help deter severe wrongdoing,” SNAP says

NJ: Church sex abuse & cover up case is filed

  • Church sex abuse & cover up case is filed
  • This is the fourth time priest has been sued
  • Man charges that cleric abused him in Catholic school
  • SNAP is urging Camden’s bishop to ‘reach out’ to other victims

Church seeks 19 year old victim’s records

  • Church seeks 19 year old victim’s records
  • Catholic officials try new hardball tactic again
  • It’s the 1st time here & only 2nd time in SNAP’s history
  • Predator priest, now allegedly “missing,” was convicted years before
  • But archdiocese put him back into a parish & kept him on duty til 2002
  • Now, archbishop wants thousands of pages of other “private” documents

Victims ‘diss’ bishops’ upcoming meetings

  • Victims ‘diss’ bishops’ upcoming meetings
  • Six sessions - with prosecutor- start this weekend
  • SNAP urges parishioners to push for five specific reforms
  • It begs Catholics to “ask tough questions & insist on straight answers
  • "Enforcement,” not “education” is what’s lacking, support group says

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