SNAP Media Events

Victims blast NM bishops and seek outreach in two cases

  • Victims blast Catholic officials
  • They seek “outreach” in two cases
  • One convicted priest was just deported
  • Another was just sued for abuse recently 
  • SNAP to bishops: “Post predators on websites”
  • “And aggressively seek out others in pain,” group says

Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Announce Posting of Huge Confidential Archive

  • Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Announce Posting of Huge Confidential Archive
  • New records about pedophile priests are released
  • Victims announce the posting of thousands of pages
  • Catholic officials fought for 4 years to keep them hidden
  • It’s the biggest disclosure of records of any Catholic religious order
  • Documents show Franciscan officials hid crimes from law enforcement

Group seeks help from CA bishops

  • Group leaflets outside mass
  • It seeks help from all 12 California bishops
  • SNAP: “Help us find those hurt by Irish Brothers
  • Big Catholic religious order declares bankruptcy
  • It’s run at least 3 schools in the state, 1 in Vallejo, 1 in Salinas
  • So those hurt by clerics face an August 1 deadline
  • ‘Last chance’ to expose predators, self help group says
  • Kids abused at the schools should “speak up & seek justice,” SNAP urges

Clergy sex group holds vigil

  • Clergy sex group holds vigil
  • They urge Chaput to disclose more
  • SNAP fears archbishop will “do bare minimum
  • And it urges “others with info” to step forward

New lawsuit v. SLU & Jesuit priest

  • New lawsuit v. SLU & Jesuit priest
  • He’s accused, again, of sexual exploitation
  • He was once university president & professor
  • Case charges he exploited undergrad in counseling
  • SNAP urges Catholic officials to disclose his whereabouts
  • And group begs others who “saw, suspected or suffered” to speak up

Minister, ex- psychologist & ex-radio host sued

  • Minister, ex- psychologist & ex-radio host sued
  • He exploited vulnerable woman, lawsuit says
  • State stripped him of his psychologist license
  • He also worked for Cardinals & Seattle Mariners
  • Church is “using legal technicalities,” SNAP says
  • Group urges others who were hurt to “speak up

Victims blast Albany bishop

  • Victims blast Albany bishop
  • Child sex abuse & cover-up suit filed
  • Last time cleric was sued, he ran off to Ireland
  • He only came back after accuser—another priest—died
  • Cleric then gave one victim hush money & continued abuse
  • Bishop kept priest in ministry despite repeated abuse reports 

Groups want board member ousted

  • Groups want board member ousted
  • He hid and minimized child sex crimes, they say
  • Jesuit just resigned from one college board last week
  • New church records showed he did little to stop predator
  • The abuser, now imprisoned, was Mother Teresa's confessor
  • Groups believe others who acted recklessly should be disciplined

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