SNAP Media Events

MO - Paternity test shows priest impregnated woman

  • Unusual new sex/cover up case filed by her husband & kids
  • Accused cleric now works in a parish & in diocesan headquarters
  • Lawsuit says top church officials kept silent & committed “fraud
  • It’s “always wrong & hurtful when priest has sex with parishioner,” SNAP says

Clergy Sex Victims to Hold Vigil

  • They Urge Government Probe of Church Cover Ups
  • Group Dismisses “Biased” Church-Initiated Investigation
  • SNAP Also Wants Other Denominations to Do More to Protect Kids

PRESS CONFERENCE: Two clergy abuse & cover-up lawsuits filed

  • They name recently convicted Ontario predator priest
  • Church officials didn’t tell police about crimes, victims say
  • Suit says now-jailed cleric spent 20 years abusing in Latino communities 

Clergy sex victims seek criminal charges against top Catholic officials

 

They beg victims witnesses and whistleblowers to “break your silence now” 

Group issues special appeal to current and former church employees“

Search your conscience, be part of the solution, call law enforcement,” SNAP says

On local and international levels, victims want them to “protect kids, not predators”


Catholic official misled police, SNAP says

Catholic official misled police, SNAP says

Clergy sex abuse victims want him fired by archbishop


MO - Parents sue diocese; their abused son committed suicide

  • New clergy sex suit filed by parents
  • Their son, suit says, was driven to suicide
  • Accused priest was police department chaplain
  • New legal action means KC monsignor is Missouri’s “most sued pedophile”
  • He faces 27 lawsuits and was reported to church officials as far back as 1972
  • Yet child molesting cleric remains a priest today; Bishop won’t ask Vatican to defrock him

MO - Shocking new clergy abuse case is filed

  • Man says two priests molested him as a kid
  • He also witnessed 3 other boys being abuse
  • One of them, he says, later committed suicide
  • One of the predators has never been accused before
  • That cleric is still on the job today in northern Missouri

MA - Springfield diocese releases accused clerics list

  • But dozens of alleged abusers are missing, SNAP says
  • Group is grateful but says names are “very hard to find”
  • For "public safety," victims push for "more accessible disclosure”
  • Two alleged offender priests are publicly identified for the first time
  • SNAP “Diocese should also name abusive nuns, bishops, seminarians & lay workers”

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