SNAP Media Events

NV - Accused priest now runs women’s shelter

  • Accused priest now runs women’s shelter
  • He is being sued for raping a teenaged girl
  • Victims urge bishop to “stop him & warn others”
  • In 2010, cleric was named in a “horrific” abuse & cover up case

MO - Victims seek Vatican rebuke

  • Victims seek Vatican rebuke
  • They want Pope to discipline KC bishop
  • Group also urges head of US prelates to act
  • SNAP blasts Finn for his latest legal maneuver
  • His lawyers claim that accused predator priest isn't “employee”
  • And victims want diocesan abuse training 'outsourced' to independent agency

MO - Victims urge "careful deliberation" in bishop's case

  • Victims urge "careful deliberation" in bishop's case
  • It's the 1st time ever Catholic prelate faces jail time
  • Highest ranking church official to ever to stand trial
  • If "guilty," SNAP begs judge to issue maximum sentence

CA - Lawsuit says Catholic officials misled victims

  • Lawsuit says Catholic officials misled victims
  • Santa Fe Springs school is 1st target of new ruling
  • Woman says church paid for counseling but deceived her
  • Court decision will expose more predators, SNAP believes

Sex abuse victims will present Saginaw Bishop Cistone with a letter

  • Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone to be named in child sex abuse case in Philadelphia
  • Sex abuse victims will present Bishop Cistone with a letter 
  • They want “full transparency” on Bishops role in Philadelphia abuse case
  • And they want to know if diocesan funds are being used for Cistone’s legal defense

GA - Third Poandl Victim Comes Forward

  • 3rd victim of pedophile priest files police report
  • Separate abuse allegation led to his ouster in Feb.
  • Cleric is accused for the third time in three years
  • As recently as 2010, priest was put back into Georgia parish
  • Victims will hand out fliers &deliver letter to Atlanta’s archbishop
  • “Accused predator should be put in treatment center,” group says
  • SNAP: “Catholic officials should help get child molesting cleric prosecuted”

IL - New child sex case filed against cleric

  • New child sex case filed against cleric
  • It’s the first time he’s been publicly accused
  • Catholic brother was dean of discipline at school
  • He’s accused of repeatedly abusing St. Rita High School student

PA - Victims leaflet outside bishop's mass with accused priest

  • Bishop joins controversial priest for “final mass”
  • Child sex abuse victims hand fliers to church-goers
  • Cleric investigated for Facebook postings with youngster
  • Yet Catholic officials refuse to detail the alleged messages
  • SNAP: “Parishioners and parents should know truth to protect their kids”

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