SNAP Media Events
Victims to leaflet outside cathedral
Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland
Group urges church members & staff to report abuse
SNAP: “Catholic officials should do more to protect kids”
New Vatican abuse panel to hold 1st meeting
Victims beg committee: “Take immediate action”
Use 'bully pulpit' to 'denounce bad bishops,' they urge
They also ask for open, public hearings in several countries
SNAP: “Vulnerable kids can't wait a year or two for Vatican steps”
“Practical moves, that require no study, are needed right now,” they say
Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will call on Pope Francis' new child sex panel to take immediate steps to protect kids. Specifically, victims want the panel (at or shortly after their first meeting) to
--make public all agendas and minutes of their meetings,
--hold public hearings about the church's on-going abuse and cover up crisis in at least a dozen nations, and
They will also beg the panel to immediately denounce
--the new, secretive Italian bishops abuse policy, and
--Individual bishops who are clearly concealing or have concealed abuse.
Victims leaflet outside church
Their concerns: JPII & predator priest
Twice accused Catholic cleric is still on the job
Put back into a parish, he now faces 2nd accuser
Self help group suspects others were also assaulted by him
In “unprecedented move,” archdiocese lets priest “self-regulate”
SNAP members will also denounce Pope John Paul II sainthood
As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers about their recently accused, suspended and re-instated priest who allegedly assaulted two children. The leaflets urge local Catholics to
Victims hold rooftop candlelight vigil in Rome
Event is just before Pope John Paul II is named a saint
With St. Peter's as backdrop, group honors 'the wounded, not the complicit'
They’ll also read an 'open letter' to victims & whistleblowers urging persistence
Group urges all who saw, suspected or suffered crimes & cover ups to 'speak up now'
Victims plead with Vatican officials
“Please stop honoring wrongdoers like JPII,” they beg
SNAP: “Those who commit or conceal crimes keep getting praised”
And that, they say, encourages other clerics to continue wrongdoing
Such callousness also deepens the pain of victims & parishioners, group charges
Two events in Rome on Friday, and one in Geneva in May, will feature victims
Holding signs and childhood pictures at a news conference, clergy sex abuse victims from Australia, Spain, Austria and the U.S. will
Second man accuses priest
Cleric was put back on the job just last week
Church officials didn't believe first allegation
SNAP: “Suspend alleged predator immediately”
“Don't keep endangering children,” support group says
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will disclose that
Groups blast Vatican before UN panel
Victims & advocates file detailed new complaint
Top Catholic officials will soon be questioned in Geneva
A similar UN panel harshly criticized church after first such hearing
This time, it's the Committee Against Torture looking at church hierarchy
Groups document on-going Catholic child sex abuse scandal as 'acts of torture'
Their goal: to “expose, punish & deter widespread & systematic sexual violence”
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, leaders of an abuse victims’ support group and a human rights organization will disclose and discuss their new formal complaint to a United Nations panel that sharply criticizes top Catholic officials for enabling and concealing sexual violence.
Next month in Geneva, Vatican officials will appear in person before that panel.
Monday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.
Child sex lawsuit filed against Chaminade
SNAP: “No MO Catholic school has had more predators”
This accused cleric was arrested in IL on child sex charge
He's one of eight credibly accused abusive local Marianists
One of them, “outed” in 2012, now faces at least 15 accusers
Group urges local Catholic officials to “post predators names
And it urges other victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to “speak up”
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will disclose that another clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuit is being filed against a West County Catholic school called Chaminade Prep.
They will also prod Chaminade officials to publicly disclose and post on the school website the names, photos and current whereabouts of all credibly accuse child molesters who have worked there
And they will beg victims of predators at Chaminade, Vianney and St. Mary’s high schools to NOT contact church or school officials, but instead to contact law enforcement