SNAP Media Events

IL--On eve of Hastert sentencing, victims hold vigil

On eve of Hastert sentencing, victims hold vigil

Victims hold candles, signs and childhood photos

They want judge to put ex-House speaker in prison

SNAP says he should set up a fund to help his victims

Group wants his penalty to “deter those who conceal abuse”

WHAT

Holding candles, signs and childhood photos (including one of Hastert victims, Stephen Reinboldt) at a sidewalk vigil, abuse victims and supporters will urge

--A judge to send Dennis Hastert to prison and order him to set up a fund to compensate his victims


CA--Victims urge Catholic officials to act now on new child sex abuse allegations

Victims urge Catholic officials to act

Two predator priests recently “outed”

Clerics worked in three Bay Area dioceses

Group wants outreach to “others in pain”

SNAP: “Protect kids by calling police now”

Victims also want bishops to post abusers on websites

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--disclose that two priests who worked in the Bay Area were recently “outed” as alleged predators and sued for child sex crimes for the first time,


ND--Victims hold 2 events at Catholic office/church

Victims to hold 2 ND events about pedophile

Convicted predator will soon be back on the job

Despite priest’s guilt, Vatican officials have lifted his suspension

In 2 weeks, Catholic supervisors will give him a new assignment

So group wants to find other “victims, witnesses or whistleblowers”

SNAP: “Another criminal case is our only chance to protect children”

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos at two events, clergy sex abuse victims will

--prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call law enforcement immediately, (especially by a convicted priest who molested kids in northwestern Minnesota but is being put back on the job),

--urge parishioners to insist that Crookston Catholic officials help with this “outreach effort,” and

--call on “Vatican bureaucrats” to “reverse their decision, re-instate the predator priest’s suspension, and help law enforcement charge and convict him again.”


MN--Abuse victims to leaflet Crookston cathedral

Abuse victims to leaflet Crookston cathedral

Convicted predator will soon be back on the job

Despite priest’s guilt, Vatican officials have lifted his suspension

Group wants to find other “victims, witnesses or whistleblowers

SNAP: “Another criminal case is our only chance to protect children

WHAT

As church-goers leave mass and go to mass, clergy sex abuse victims will hand out fliers at Crookston’s biggest Catholic church. “For the safety of kids,” the leaflets urge

--anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call police immediately, especially by a convicted priest who molested kids in northwestern Minnesota but is being put back on the job, and

--parishioners to insist that Crookston Catholic officials help with this “outreach effort.”

The group will also call on “Vatican bureaucrats” to “reverse their decision, re-instate the predator priest’s suspension, and help law enforcement charge and convict him again.”


MN--Victims to leaflet about notorious predator priest

For immediate release: Thursday, April 14, 2016

For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

Abuse victims to leaflet parishes

They’re worried about convicted predator

Despite priest’s guilt, Vatican lifted his suspension

Group wants to find other “victims, witnesses or whistleblowers

SNAP: “Another criminal case is our only chance to protect other kids

Weeks ago, Vatican officials lifted the suspension of a Catholic priest who pled guilty to child sex crimes last year in Minnesota.


IL--Victims praise judge for looking at recent Hastert wrongs

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home,davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We’re glad a judge will consider Denny Hastert’s most recent wrongdoing – his attempt to frame a man he molested as a child – when he sentences the politician. This is the second worst crime Hastert committed, second only to his repeated child sex crimes.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-filing-unsealed-met-20160413-story.html


KY--Victims to protest huge Protestant conference

Victims to protest huge Protestant conference

Several controversial ministers are set to speak

Their denomination is accused of hiding predators

It’s now based in Louisville and has 70 churches as members

Group says ministers’ roles “will deter others from reporting abuse

SNAP: “And it rubs salt into the deep wounds of those hurt on their watch”   

WHAT

Holding signs, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand leaflets to church members outside a big Protestant conference. The fliers urge attendees to

--tell conference organizers they’re wrong to let a minister who’s accused of hiding child sex crimes speak at the event, and

--boycott conference sessions led by several controversial clergymen


TX--Group wants Methodist officials to “do outreach”

Victims prod church to “take action

Youth minister was arrested last week

He’s accused of molesting three children

SNAP: “Parents, ask your kids if they were hurt

Group wants Methodist officials to “do outreach

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--blast local church officials for their public comments in a pending child sex abuse case,

--urge them to “do aggressive outreach” seeking other “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers,”

--beg parents in the congregation to “ask their kids if they were hurt,” and

--prod anyone who may have “seen, suspected or suffered” crimes by the minister – or cover ups by his colleagues or supervisors – to “protect kids by calling law enforcement immediately.”


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