SNAP Media Events

Abuse group lists “12 worst bishops”

  • Abuse group lists “12 worst bishops 
  • SNAP evaluates prelates on kids’ safety
  • Choices are based on their deeds over last decade
  • And victims urge NYC Cardinal to explain payoffs 
  • They want all bishops to divulge funds paid to predators

Scrap national church abuse policy, victims group says

  • Scrap national church abuse policy, they say
  • SNAP: "It's violated often with no consequences"
  • Group wants an inclusive, 1 year process with "real input"
  • Now, victims say, focus is on pedophile priest & lay Catholics
  • But officials who “still ignore & hide crimes” must be punished, SNAP argues
  • For starters, group says, prelates in San Diego & Owensboro should be “denounced”

Victims say bishop hinders prosecution

  • Victims say bishop hinders prosecution
  • He won’t disclose report of predator’s confession
  • Such secrecy keeps other victims silent, group says
  • It urges Sacramento prelate to attend court hearing on Friday
  • SNAP to Soto: “Teach your flock how to back cleric without hurting victims"
  • “Stop telling victims to report to the church, tell them to call cops instead,” they say

Convicted predator quietly put back in SD parish

  • Convicted predator quietly put back in SD parish
  • He pled guilty to unlawful sexual touching
  • Yet, months later, he's back around kids, teens
  • Victim and her family were subject to "lynch mob"
  • SNAP: "Bishop breaks promises & endangers parishioners"

Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery

  • Two more clergy sex abuse cases to be filed against Benedictine monastery
  • Four men allege sexual abuse by priests from Delbarton School/St Mary’s Abbey

More evidence contradicts Cardinal

  • More evidence contradicts Cardinal
  • Two new secret memos are disclosed
  • In letter, Dolan pledges “special fund” for predator
  • Prelate claimed that $10,000 was for “health insurance”
  • But two documents – just released - show Dolan misled public
  • SNAP: Record shows pedophile’s payment was NOT for insurance
  • Money was paid even after notorious predator priest was defrocked

NYC's Cardinal Dolan paid pedophile priests to leave?

  • NYC's Cardinal Dolan paid pedophile priests to leave?
  • Minutes from meeting confirm: Dolan discussed paying $20,000 each to child molesters to quietly leave the priesthood
  • Policy appears to have been implemented as revealed in 2006 secret payout to pedophile priest
  • Newly uncovered document from 2003 shows the beginning of Dolan’s “shell game” of moving tens of millions of dollars into newly invented trusts
  • Victims want current Archbishop Listecki to reveal all payouts and costs of sex offenders, release the Milwaukee “Dolan Papers”, including all Finance Council minutes

Victims blast NM bishops and seek outreach in two cases

  • Victims blast Catholic officials
  • They seek “outreach” in two cases
  • One convicted priest was just deported
  • Another was just sued for abuse recently 
  • SNAP to bishops: “Post predators on websites”
  • “And aggressively seek out others in pain,” group says

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