SNAP Media Events

MA - Convicted priest is back in church

  • Convicted priest is back in church
  • He just finished jail term for assault
  • Victims want him to have no parish roles
  • Group wants him ousted immediately & permanently
  • SNAP: “Forgiving criminal doesn’t mean endangering others”
  • In sharply worded letter, group blasts “bare minimum” approach

IL - Joliet priest is ousted again

  • Joliet priest is ousted again
  • Bishop reverses decision to restore predator to ministry
  • SNAP suspects that other victims of cleric have reported
  • Victims want some “straight answers” & “real outreach”
  • And SNAP wants prelate to step down as head of abuse panel

CA - Family offers reward for clues on priest's death

  • Family offers reward for clues on priest's death
  • Cleric was sexually abused at Los Gatos hospital
  • Then he reported the crimes to a notorious predator
  • Soon after, victim died in mysterious circumstances
  • Jesuits settled wrongful death suit, but family wants answers

RI - Clergy sex abuse case advances

  • Clergy sex abuse case advance
  • RI-based Catholic order is sued
  • Small group has “very high rate” of child sex crimes
  • Ten of its clerics are or have been alleged molesters
  • Two organizations want Attorney General to launch investigations

NH - Two clergy sex abuse cases settle

  • Two clergy sex cases settle
  • Victims urge bishop to do outreach
  • On his 1 year anniversary, SNAP prods NH’s top Catholic official
  • "Go beyond bare minimum," group says, “and visit predators’ parishes”
  • “And put names of pedophile priests on your website,” support group begs
  • SNAP: For kids’ safety & victims’ healing, “it’s the LEAST any Catholic diocese should do”

IL - Victims want Cardinal to oust colleague

  • Victims want Cardinal to oust colleague
  • They demand that Joliet bishop be pushed out 
  • Prelate heads US Catholic child sex abuse panel 
  • But he’s putting a suspended predator priest back on the job
  • The charges against the priest are “credible,” local church officials admit
  • Still, Bishop Conlon restores him to ministry, citing obscure 1917 church policy
  • “Dangerous and hurtful betrayal” makes it crucial for George to act, SNAP says

KC - Newly named accused predator is sued

  • Predator priest is sued
  • He’s named for 1st time as an offender
  • Diocese has remained silent about for eleven years
  • Crimes happened at motels, rectory, retreats, & church parking lots
  • Victims group begs bishop to post names of other pedophile priests

IL - Ousted predator priest to be reinstated

  • Ousted predator priest to be reinstated
  • He was removed in 2010 after allegations
  • Local Catholic officials deemed charges “credible”
  • But now Vatican forces them to put priest back, they claim
  • Joliet’s bishop is head of US bishops’ child sex abuse panel
  • Move is “extraordinarily reckless and callous,” SNAP maintains

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