SNAP Media Events

Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy v. SNAP

  • Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy v. SNAP
  • Group tells top church officials: “Go after predators, not victims
  • It begs Catholics and citizens for help in fighting “unprecedented attacks
  • And it urges St. Louis archbishop to “come clean” about who’s behind the moves

Victims blast Catholic hierarchy

  • Victims blast Catholic hierarchy
  • Church tries to get self-help group’s records
  • Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy
  • SNAP: “Dolan should denounce & stop this chilling move
  • Victims tell top Catholic officials: “Go after predators, not us
  • Group begs parishioners & public for help in “unprecedented attack
  • Head of Dolan’s old diocese wants a 19 year old rape victim’s private e-mails
  • Another, facing criminal charges himself, is part of the “intimidation,” SNAP says

Unusual new abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed

  • Unusual new abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed
  • Accused predator priest violated four boys in one family
  • The alleged crimes happened in Independence over two decades

Victim & parents speak publicly for 1st time

  • Victim & parents speak publicly for 1st time
  • They blast Catholic officials re alleged molester
  • Twice accused predator priest is sent to Cincinnati
  • But family wants him to be put in treatment center
  • And they ask “Why was he put back in parishes in 2010?”
  • Criminal charges against the clergyman in WV were dropped 
  • But that was because of legal technicalities, parents maintain
  • Self help group begs archbishop: "Reach out to other victims"



Georgia priest ousted due to abuse allegations

  • Georgia priest ousted due to abuse allegations
  • He’s accused for the second time in three years 
  • Victims blast 2 GA Catholic officials about cleric 
  • Group wants alleged predator put in treatment center
  • And they ask “Why was he put back in parishes in 2010?”
  • Self help group begs archbishop: "Reach out to other victims"

Church officials push for more from support group

  • Church officials push for more from support group
  • They file new motion seeking more records & deposition
  • And for 1st time, they also want info on bishop’s criminal case
  • Victims also blast Finn for trying to “gut” state mandatory reporting law
  • SNAP: “Both church legal moves have “far-reaching” impact & hurt non-Catholics too” 

Victims write Chaminade alums

  • Victims write Chaminade alums
  • At least 20 ex-students report abuse
  • SNAP also launches new local web page
  • It focuses on 8 accused Marianists clerics
  • And group will host two meetings this week

Another Marianist predator exposed

  • Another Marianist predators exposed
  • He abused a girl here but has left the country
  • Despite “credible” allegations, he’s still on job today
  • Men report 4 more child molesting Chaminade clerics
  • SNAP will hold public meeting about growing scandal
  • Therapist warns victims: “Don’t trust Marianist officials” 

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