SNAP Media Events

NY -- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Sunday, June 4

What: The second annual walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of child sex abuse survivors.

When: Sunday, June 4 at 11:00 AM EDT

Where: The walk will begin from Brooklyn and end at City Hall with an open mic for victims to share their stories. Followed by a vigil for all those who have been hurt. 

PA-On first anniversary of Altoona-Johnstown grand jury report, victims skeptical of diocesan response

While some progress has been made, survivors still not sure that kids’ safety is a priority

Priest who took the Fifth when questioned under oath is still in a position of authority

Many members of Allegation Review Board still working for diocese, including one who handles reports of child sexual abuse

Promised website listing of the credibly accused is woefully inadequate 

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church continues to lobby against SOL reform, shutting the doors of justice to child victims and preventing additional predators from being exposed   


Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will:

--Recap progress made by the Altoona-Johnstown diocese on the first anniversary of the grand jury report;

--Point out work that the diocese has yet to do to ensure the safety of its children; 

NY--Victims to Dolan’s Fund Manager: Let us work with you

Victims to Dolan’s Fund Manager: Let us work with you

Survivors need to be a part of Phase Two plan

Payouts are “hush money” without secret files

Make public reporting protocols, evidence

Let’s partner for public safety, healing, group says


At a press conference, the nation’s largest support group for clergy sex abuse victims will hand deliver a letter to Cardinal Dolan forDolan’s head of his Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Plan. The letter asks that Feinberg:

- Make survivors partners in the compensation plan moving forward

- Gain access to secret church evidence and files when reviewing cases

- Make public his criminal reporting protocols

- Release names of predators, as Dolan has promised

Victims to leaflet Savanna neighborhood where accused molester/Paula Deen's brother-in-law lived

Victims to leaflet Savanna neighborhood where accused molester/Paula Deen's brother-in-law lived

Accused of drugging, abusing boy for years, then

He killed himself after named in sex abuse lawsuit

It is safe and right to talk about abuse, leaflet says

We fear there may be other victims, group believes

CA--Group wants Sac area official disciplined

Group wants Sac area official disciplined

In legal filing, he attacks & blames childhood sex abuse victim 

Crimes by adult on 13 year old were “consensual,” say Scout staffers

Abuse group: “It’s a deplorable, chilling & maybe illegal defense strategy

“Any sexual contact between adult and child is a always criminal,” victims say

SNAP: “An organization that supposedly values loyalty throws a teen under the bus

Support group fears Scout’s legal move “discourages other abuse victims from speaking up

IL-- New “alarming” clergy sex abuse suit filed

New “alarming” clergy sex abuse suit filed

It says minister repeatedly sexually assaulted congregant

Pastor called accuser “a witch” and “a prostitute

He allegedly excommunicated her and her family when she wouldn’t submit to his assaults

His son reportedly witnessed one attack, lawsuit charges

Support group urges others with info to “come forward, get help”    

KY--Victims want archbishop to do “outreach”

Victims want archbishop to do “outreach”

Just-convicted priest still faces sentencing

SNAP: “Judge should know of all who’ve been hurt”

Group also wants info on imprisoned abusive seminarian

Would-be cleric studied at an undisclosed Catholic college

Group appeals for ‘help & honesty’ from all four KY prelates


Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will prod Louisville’s top Catholic official to 
-- try to find others who were hurt by a just-convicted priest, and
-- tell local church staff and members to NOT push for a light sentence for the offender. 

MO--Wrongful death lawsuit vs. archdiocese settles; SNAP news conf. 11:15 a.m.

Wrongful death suit vs. archdiocese settles

Parents of young man who died by suicide to speak for 1st time

His death led to first “assisted suicide” trial in MO in 100 years

Abusive cleric was convicted of molesting another boy & did jail time

Now defrocked, he lives in St. Charles Co. and is reportedly married


Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, parents of a young St. Louis man who died by suicide will speak for the first time about 

--his tragic death and 

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