SNAP Media Events

Victims ‘diss’ bishops’ upcoming meetings

  • Victims ‘diss’ bishops’ upcoming meetings
  • Six sessions - with prosecutor- start this weekend
  • SNAP urges parishioners to push for five specific reforms
  • It begs Catholics to “ask tough questions & insist on straight answers
  • "Enforcement,” not “education” is what’s lacking, support group says

MO Supreme Court rules against SNAP

  • MO Supreme Court rules against SNAP
  • Victims group refuses to disclose names
  • For first time ever, SNAP head is deposed
  • Lawyers for predators want 1000s of records
  • But the organization is not turning them over
  • Group vows to keep on "protecting privacy"
  • It calls legal maneuver a "new low in church hardball tactics"
  • Victims blast Catholic bishop & priest for "unprecedented attack"

Accused priest may be in court today

  • Accused priest may be in court today
  • He’s the 3rd alleged Sac predator priest in 6 months
  • Victims blast Catholic officials for tolerating “bullying
  • SNAP: He lets church staff & members “intimidate” others
  • They want Bishop Soto to discipline a local pastor for his court actions
  • Group begs victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to “come forward now

Clergy sex victims blast bishop

  • Clergy sex victims blast bishop
  • Allegations vs. just-ousted priest had surfaced years ago
  • But no one was warned, SNAP contends, so kids were at risk
  • And local Catholic officials deceived the public, self help group says
  • SNAP also wants Jeff City diocese to move cleric from his Jeff City parish
  • Victims say prelate should “come clean” & admit that accused priest had child porn

New clergy sex abuse & cover up case is filed

  • New clergy sex abuse & cover up case is filed
  • Predator priest taught recently at NJ school
  • Church officials misled victim, lawsuit asserts
  • Other men charge they were molested by cleric too
  • Victim appeals to Governor for help reforming “predator-friendly” laws
  • Group urges others who “saw, suspected or suffered” crimes to “step forward

Group challenges bishop over accused predator

  • Group challenges bishop over accused predator
  • Prelate kept secret about child sex accusations for 3 years
  • Catholic officials allegedly “restricted” priest but warned no one
  • Now, he’s been arrested in Canada for molesting at least one child
  • SNAP: “Now, pedophile priests are moved from nation to nation, not just from city to city”

Victims praise one prosecutor & blast another

  • Victims praise one prosecutor & blast another
  • Brooklyn DA arrests dozens of Orthodox predators
  • But Bronx prosecutor cuts “bizarre deal” with Catholic one
  • Group also praises Jewish victims for “breaking their silence
  • It blasts case where principal was charged, pled & sentenced on same day
  • SNAP: All churches must seek out others who saw, suspected & suffered crimes

Springfield clergy abuse victim speaks out

  • Local clergy abuse victim speaks out
  • Lawsuit says 3 priests abused him as a boy
  • Victim, now 40, speaks publicly here for first time
  • He wants Springfield bishop to “reach out” to other victims
  • Predator worked here at Catholic cathedral for three years
  • This is first case in MO to implicate so many clerics, SNAP says

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