SNAP Media Events

MO--Six predator priests “outed” for first time

Six predator priests “outed” for first time

All worked in Catholic dioceses Missouri or Illinois

They’re “credibly accused child molesters,” church admits

Long secret records about them were just released this week

More hidden documents will be disclosed in the months ahead

Two of them were in this area as recently as three & six years ago


Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose the names of six predator priests who’ve never been “outed” here before,

--discuss just-released and soon-to-be-released secret records about them, and

--provide their photos and work histories 

They will also

-- prod anyone who was hurt by the priests to speak up and get help, and

-- prod Catholic officials in St. Louis, Belleville and Springfield to “come clean” with more information about the priests and aggressively seek out their victims.


MO--Bishops are backsliding

“Bishops are backsliding,” victims say

Group blasts prelates as they meet here

SNAP releases list of accused priests are still on the job

Three of the alleged predators are working in St.  Louis

One admits molesting child & another faces three accusers

Victims: “Bishops must train their flocks to respond better

When abuse reports surface, many parishioners “rally around the accused


As hundreds of US Catholic bishops gather for their annual meeting, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--reveal a list of 12 alleged pedophile priests who are still on the job (including 3 in St. Louis),

--accuse bishops of “backsliding” on their pledge to quickly oust accused predator priests, and

urge bishops to

--stop parishioners from rallying around alleged child molesting clerics and

--train their flock to react appropriately when child sex abuse reports surface   

MO--Victims invite bishops on “virtual tour”


Victims invite bishops on “virtual tour

Group launches new on-line “slide show

It shows where 50 predator priests worked/lived

Many of them were sent here from other dioceses

Ten of them have never been “outed” in St.  Louis before

SNAP: “Public & prelates should see how extensive the crisis is

And bishops should make similar disclosures to their flock, SNAP says


Outside the hotel where 250 US Catholic bishops are meeting, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will try to hand them fliers. The leaflets urge bishops to

--take an on-line virtual “tour” of places where 50 St. Louis predator priests live/d and work/ed, and

--make similar disclosures to back home: the names, photos, whereabouts and work histories of all child molesting clerics who’ve been in their dioceses (especially ones from out-of-town or out-of-state and whose local presence has likely gone unnoticed).   

IL- Victims want maximum punishment for Hastert

Group seeks “the most severe penalties possible

SNAP: “Feds should give more details in indictment

Group also urges Congressional incentives to reform statute of limitations

MN--Head of support group holds news conference

Head of support group holds news conference

He’ll react to charges against Catholic archdiocese

And he’ll beg other victims to “keep stepping up and speaking up”

SNAP: Choi should take church officials’ passports so they can’t flee


Holding signs and childhood photos at a hastily-called sidewalk news conference, a Twin Cities clergy sex abuse victim who heads a support group will discuss the new criminal charges against the local Catholic archdiocese


TODAY, Friday, June 5 at 4:15 p.m.   

IL--Victims tell Hastert "Stop hiding"

Victims tell Hastert “Stop hiding

Group to Scouts & schools: “Start abuse hotlines

“Illinois Attorney General should do likewise,” SNAP urges

SNAP: This case might be “watershed” for molested students

Feds should offer more detailed indictment, organization says


Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, abuse victims and supporters will urge

--Dennis Hastert to hold a news conference and publicly address accusations against him,

--federal prosecutors to issue a more detailed indictment of Hastert, and

--others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes or misdeeds to call prosecutors now.

They will also prod three institutions to launch confidential, toll-free hotlines to “report suspected child sex crimes and other wrongdoing by teachers, coaches and Boy Scout officials:”

--the Illinois Attorney General’s office (312-814-3000),

--the Illinois Association of School Administrators (847-466-5075), and

--the Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council (312-421-8800).


TODAY, Monday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m.  

IL--Group says: “Seek other Hastert victims”

Group says: “Seek other Hastert victims

Yorkville civic & school staff “must reach out,” SNAP urges

Organization calls some of ex-Speaker’s defenders “callous”

Praising Hastert may silence others “still suffering in silence,” SNAP warns

SNAP also pushes for statute of limitations reform “to prevent this in the future

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

--urge Yorkville school/civic officials to “seek out others with information about Dennis Hastert,”

--blast some Hastert backers for making “insensitive public remarks” that intimidate victims,

--praise federal agents and prosecutors for pursuing charges against him,

--urge others in law enforcement to “be more creative” in exposing abusers,

--beg those who may have “seen, suspected or suffered” abuse by Hastert to “speak up,” and

--prod Illinois lawmakers to give victims more time to take legal action against child molesters to prevent these types of situations from happening in the future


TODAY, Saturday, May 30 at 3:30 pm  

TX--Admitted abuser is now a therapist

Admitted abuser is now a therapist

Group blasts church officials for “inaction

Victims urge mega-church to “do aggressive outreach

Unusual Protestant case has attracted national attention

Pastor & elders embrace admitted child pornography watcher

But, in bizarre move, they discipline his wife for seeking an annulment

Wrongdoer reportedly is a now a licensed professional counselor in TX


As congregants enter and leave church services, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out leaflets about a clergy abuse and cover up case in which

--a church worker admitted having child porn,

--his supervisors kept quiet about the crimes and

--“disciplined” his wife for trying to trying to end their marriage.

The victims will

--blast church officials for their “recklessness, callousness and deceit,”

--urge them to explain and apologize for their “hurtful actions,” and

--prod anyone else who may have “seen, suspected or suffered” the predators’ crimes or church cover ups to “call police, expose wrongdoers, get help, protect others and start healing.”


Sunday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m.  

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