SNAP Media Events

IL Victims to leaflet at Orthodox cathedral, Chicago

Victims to leaflet at Orthodox cathedral

 

Seminarian charged with soliciting sex with a minor

 

SNAP: “Church officials should reach out to others in pain

 

They ask parishioners to prod clerics to take “effective child safety steps

 

WHAT

After a church service, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will pass out leaflets to parishioners begging them to:

--urge their church officials to reach out to all parishes and institutions where an arrested seminarian worked, and

--beg anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered child sex crimes to contact the police;

They will also

--insist that church officials run criminal background checks on all clergy, seminarians, and employees or volunteers who work with kids,

--immediately report allegations of criminal behavior to the police; and

--publicize and simplify procedures for reporting clergy sex crimes.

 

 


WA- Alleged predator priest is sued

He’s never been publicly “outed” before

Cleric worked in at least 4 Washington towns

One case has been filed, another one will be soon

SNAP: “He now lives among unsuspecting families” in Nevada

"Are there other child sex cases under the radar?” group asks

Victims challenge Seattle Catholic hierarchy about “openness


SNAP to Cupich: “Come meet with us”

SNAP to Cupich: “Come meet with us”

Group wants “town hall” event about cleric

He’s on the job despite two child sex accusations

And police have a pending investigation into him

Group will hand fliers to mass-goers inviting them too

 

WHAT:

As Chicago’s new archbishop says mass at a local parish, concerned Catholics and clergy sex abuse victims will hand fliers to church-goers urging them – and the archbishop - to attend a “town hall meeting” about a twice-accused predator priest who is still on the job despite a pending criminal investigation into the allegations. They will also prod the archbishop to

--temporarily suspend the accused child molesting cleric,

--go next weekend to a parish where the accused priest works now, and

--discipline all archdiocesan staff who have let the priest stay in the parish.

WHEN:

Sunday, Dec.  7, 11:00 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Outside St. Clement’s Catholic Church (642 W Deming Pl, Chicago, IL 60614).

 

WHO:

Four to five members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

 


CA--Psychiatrist accused of sexual abuse

Psychiatrist accused of sexual abuse

At least three women say he violated them

One settled a lawsuit with his former employer

He’s a defrocked priest; abuse cases against him have settled

Hospital should not let him practice or see patients, group urges

And state medical board should review allegations soon, SNAP says

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, child sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand-deliver a letter to the head of a local mental health center that employs a psychiatrist who has been accused of sexually abusing at least three girls. They will:

- Tell how the priest’s supervisors settled a sex abuse lawsuit with at least one victim, and

- Hand out copies of the former priest’s personnel file that outlined the abuse and settlement.

They will also:

- Demand that the psychiatrist be removed from his position at a local psychiatric facility,

- Beg hospital administrators to reach out to his current and former patients telling them about the allegations, and

- Urge the hospital to file a complaint against him with the California State Medical Board.  


IL: Victims to leaflet as Archbishop Cupich celebrates mass

Victims to leaflet archbishop’s mass

They want “prevention, not symbolism”

WHAT:

As Chicago’s new archbishop says mass at a Spanish-speaking parish, concerned Catholics and clergy sex abuse victims will hand fliers to church-goers urging them to

--push Archbishop Blasé Cupich to disclose records about all Chicago sexual predator priests, especially those who worked in Spanish-speaking churches

--aggressively seek out others who saw, suspected or suffered sex crimes.

 

The victims will also prod Cupich to

--go next weekend to a parish where a twice–accused priest is still on the job.

 

WHEN:

Sunday, Nov.  30, 11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Outside St. Agnes of Bohemia Church, 2650 S. Central Park (at the corner of 27th Street)

 

WHO:

Four to five members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

 


IL--Victims to leaflet archbishop's mass

Victims to leaflet archbishop’s mass

They want “prevention, not symbolism”

“Disclose records on notorious predator,” they urge

SNAP: “Catholic officials are still hiding important documents”

Cupich should also apologize to fired whistleblower, victims say

And they urge him to go next to a parish where an accused cleric still works

WHAT:

As Chicago’s new archbishop says mass at a notorious pedophile priest’s former parish, concerned Catholics and clergy sex abuse victims will hand fliers to church-goers urging them to

--push Archbishop Blasé Cupich to disclose records about the predator, and

--aggressively seek out others who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes.

The victims will also prod Cupich to

--apologize to a female school principal and whistleblower who was fired, and

--go next weekend to a parish where a twice–accused priest is still on the job.

   


OR--Group challenges archbishop on abuse

Group challenges archbishop on abuse

A twice-accused coach is still on the job

He was fired years ago for credible allegations

Central Catholic principal has kept this hidden

SNAP: “Archdiocesan officials should oust them both

And they should “aggressively seek out to other victims witnesses & whistleblowers

Organization also wants “user-friendly” list of predators’ names on church websites

What:

Holding signs and children’s photos at a sidewalk news conference, two leaders of a support group for clergy sex abuse victims will prod Portland’s top Catholic official to suspend two staff at the only archdiocesan high school. One is a coach who was fired once for child sex abuse allegations and twice faced criminal child sex abuse charges. The other is the principal who has apparently kept silent about the coach’s past.

The group also wants Portland’s archbishop to use church resources to

-- Aggressively seek out others who may have seen, suspected or suffered the coach’s alleged crimes, and

-- permanently post on his church websites – in an easily searchable format - the names of all proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics.   


TN--Abuse victims to leaflet mass-goers

Abuse victims to leaflet mass-goers

Support group challenges bishop on abuse

SNAP: Catholic officials should be more forthcoming

Victims want diocese to post predators’ names on websites

They’re worried most about an accused predator who fled overseas

What:

As church-goers enter mass, leaders of a support group for clergy sex abuse victims will hand out fliers. The leaflets urge Catholic church officials and members to

-- more aggressively seek out others who may have seen, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and

-- prod them to call police and prosecutors.

They also want church officials to make a special effort to

-- warn others about a Chicago priest who spent time in Memphis and

--find an accused predator priest who fled overseas, and

Finally, they will also ask Memphis’ bishop and pastors to permanently post on church websites the names of all proven, admitted and credibly accused Memphis area child molesting clerics.

When: Sunday, November 9, at 11:45 a.m.    

 


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