SNAP Media Events

WV - Victims blast Wheeling bishop

  • Victims blast WV bishop
  • They want him to address abuse allegations
  • Philly law enforcement is investigating him
  • Prelate should hold public Q&A session, SNAP says
  • Group also wants pedophile priests listed on church websites

PA - Victims push for more abuse prevention steps

  • Victims push for more abuse prevention steps
  • As Sandusky is sentenced, they say “Don’t let up”
  • Group pushes for PA statute of limitations reform
  • It argues that “complacency is premature & protects no one”
  • SNAP: “Much of the Penn State cover up remains covered up”
  • Self help organization wants “vigorous prosecution of complicit officials”

PA - Group blasts Altoona bishop over sex crimes

  • Groups blast Altoona bishop over child sex crimes
  • They want him to post the names of all predator priests
  • At least 30 US Catholic prelates have taken “this simple safety step”
  • SNAP: “At least 25 local clergy are proven, admitted or credibly accused abusers”
  • Self help organization wants “outreach & warnings” about a just-accused local priest

TX - Victims want Baptists to do abuse outreach

  • Victims want Baptists to do abuse outreach
  • Former Dallas church music minister faces trial
  • He goes to court next month, charged with molesting 5 boys 
  • SNAP to local ministers: “Help law enforcement find others he hurt”
  • Group blasts Plano mega church staff for “being passive, not pro-active”
  • “Others may well be suffering in silence and shame,” self help organization says

TX - Groups blast Brownsville bishop over child sex crimes

  • Groups blast Brownsville bishop over child sex crimes
  • They want him to post the names of all predator priests
  • At least 30 US Catholic prelates have taken “this simple safety step”
  • SNAP: “At least 5 local clergy are proven, admitted or credibly accused abusers”
  • Self help organization wants “outreach & warnings” about a Nigerian pedophile

OH - Victims believe there’s more to the story of convicted priest

  • Victims believe there’s more to the story of convicted priest
  • SNAP: Church officials knew for years that clergyman was troubled
  • Group wants the Columbus prosecutor to take a new look at the case
  • It begs other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to “come forward, get help”

MA - Victims blast Catholic bishop

  • Victims blast Catholic bishop
  • Parents were asked to sign away their legal rights
  • Once exposed, church officials reversed themselves
  • But flock deserves “explanations & assurances,” SNAP says
  • And group blasts Fall River bishop for silence about 2 predators
  • In last 6 months, one was accused and the other was suspended 
  • And in neither case, SNAP says, has diocese done any real outreach

OH - Victims prod church to act about arrested priest

  • Victims prod church to act about arrested priest
  • Group wants “outreach” to others who may have been hurt
  • Cleric arrested recently for trying to meet young boys for sex
  • SNAP wants “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers” to step forward
  • “Church officials should be doing more to help law enforcement,” group says

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