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IL - Pedophile priest case settles for $1.35 million

Pedophile priest case settles for $1.35 million

Ex-Peoria bishop is also accused of wrongdoing

Controversial prelate now heads Newark archdiocese

His 200 page deposition is being released for first time

And long-secret records of child molesting cleric are disclosed

Victims urge others who “saw, suspected or suffered crimes to speak up


Two more NJ predators are “outed”

Two more NJ predators are “outed

Both are Catholic clerics from elsewhere

One sexually abused a girl in Los Angeles

The other molested in both Texas and Illinois

Neither priest has ever gotten attention in NJ

New records showed a third predator was in Newark

SNAP wants help from a parish, a school & three bishops


CA- Serial predator was unsupervised in Oakland

Serial predator was unsupervised in Oakland

Cleric estimates he abused “more than 100” kids

New records show church knew of his crimes for decades

Victims will hand out fliers to neighbors about the pedophile

SNAP: He lived “among unsuspecting neighbors” for a decade

Group to Catholic officials: “Come clean about other predators here”


IL- Victims blast bishop on spending

Victims blast bishop on spending

He remodels home again & goes abroad

And he’s still paying 7 or 8 predator clerics

Only two of 17 abusers have been defrocked

Church is monitoring & housing none of them

Group says “kids still at risk” 20 years after crisis erupted

Despite pledging “openness,” diocese won’t reveal # of victims

SNAP: Once “ahead of the curve,” Belleville diocese is now “far behind”


IL- Accused abusive cleric now on the job

Accused abusive cleric now on the job

Church admits charges against him are “credible”

But they let predator work in Pope’s home diocese

And he’s been put back to work twice since accusation

Religious order recently moved its headquarters to Chicago

SNAP releases list of 14 credibly accused clerics they oversee


IL- Child sex case filed against karate studio

Child sex case filed against karate studio

Instructor & supervisor there face recent allegations

Charges include making child porn & molesting boys

Teacher is in custody after being arrested & charged

SNAP: “Others with knowledge & suspicions must speak up”


Groups urge Pope to open abuse files

Groups urge Pope to open abuse files

UN panel pushes Vatican for information

SNAP & CCR call request “unprecedented

Victims and advocates are encouraged by the move

Two organizations charge that Catholic officials violate treaty


Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak in Fullerton, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Seattle

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak in San Diego, Fullerton, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Seattle

New blockbuster called 'definitive history' of clergy sex abuse crisis

Panel will include local survivors and advocates profiled in book


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