SNAP Media Events
Victims: Top US Catholic official should be ousted as President
Cardinal DiNardo's track record on abuse is "abysmal," survivor groups say
They also seek help from US ambassador to Vatican
Pope "must make sure bishops keep abuse records"
Victims & advocates file FOIA request for State Dept. & Vatican documents
Seven accused clerics who spent time in St. Louis area are "outed"
Their ties to MO were previously unknown
Last week, they were exposed in big California abuse report
SNAP also writes to all Missouri prosecutors seeking their help
AG Hawley claims he cannot subpoena records without one of them
Jeff City bishop challenged on abuse
SNAP "outs" a priest who worked in Columbia
Few knew of his time in mid-Missouri until last week
Victims question prelate's 'troubling' remarks on seminarians
Group also want church to post accused priests' names on line
Catholic officials should do "more aggressive outreach," SNAP says
Victim want them to"beg witnesses & whistle blowers" to call AG Hawley
Victims to leaflet church-goers - Monday @ 12:30 pm (after 12:05 pm Mass)
Victims to leaflet church-goers
They prod Catholics & Archbishop on abuse
SNAP wants to know whereabouts of accused priests
Group says list of alleged predators is "long overdue" & "inadequate"
Handing out fliers to parishioners as they leave the church, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will announce they are:
--writing to all 5 Louisiana Bishops asking for the "immediate release" of the names and whereabouts of all Church employees proven, admitted or credibly accused of child sexual abuse,
--prodding those Bishops to be "very inclusive" with the lists, and
--urging lay Catholics to donate elsewhere until Church officials do better at protecting children.
Abuse victims beg LA Attorney General Landry to initiate statewide investigation
They want professionally staffed hotline for victims to report sexual abuse
They also urge local police & prosecutors to "be more aggressive"
“Law enforcement must do more,” group says, “if children are to be better protected”
Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference clergy sex abuse victims will, in the wake of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic clergy sex crimes and cover ups:
--beg Louisiana's attorney general to probe clergy sex crimes & cover ups,
--urge him to join a dozen other states and launch a statewide grand jury-style investigation,
--prod local prosecutors across the state to take similar steps, and
--ask all law enforcement personnel in the state to use their resources to ask, beg, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to report known or suspected crimes and cover ups to secular authorities.
They want him to order AG to use subpoenas
SNAP also wants Hawley to delay & expand abuse inquiry
"Make no announcement until after election day," they urge
Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," victims argue
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand deliver a letter to Missouri's governor urging him to insist that the state attorney general
--use subpoena powers to expand a statewide clergy sex abuse inquiry,
--question Catholic officials, in Jeff City & elsewhere, under oath, and
--use state resources to prod victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to come forward soon.
Nine new "predator" priests are "outed"
All were sent here after being accused in Pennsylvania
Group pushes AG Hawley to delay and expand his abuse inquiry
"Make no announcement until after election day," victims urge
Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," they argue
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose the names of nine priests named in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report who were sent to St. Louis after having been accused of child sex crimes, and
--hand deliver a letter urging Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to both delay and expand his clergy sex abuse inquiry.
Abuse victims want statewide AG probe of California Catholic Church
They also urge police and prosecutors at local levels to "be more aggressive"
Roughly 500 priests in the state have been accused of hurting kids, but statistics indicate there should be 2000 or more
The San Diego Diocese recently admitted it hid files on at least 8 clergymen – including a man who is still running religious retreats out of Sacramento
At least one accused priest was shuffled out of California and first publicly identified in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report
Another clergyman with multiple allegations in the Keystone State was moved to California and worked for years in parishes in this state
“Law enforcement must do more,” survivors group says, “if children are to be better protected”