We are grateful to this victim who was brave enough to step forward and wise enough to take legal action.
A Chicago serial predator priest is trying to win his freedom from a Wisconsin prison. For the safety of kids, we hope he stays behind bars.
Our hearts ache for the young victims of this alleged child predator. No child should be put through this torture, especially one that is thousands of miles from home on a trip meant to further his or her education. This is a reprehensible betrayal, and we applaud the FBI for making sure Rabbi Rivlin will be unable to hurt more kids.
Two US experts told Vatican officials yesterday that roughly 100,000 boys and girls in America have been sexually violated by Catholic priests. We believe that this is a very low estimate, especially since there are an estimated 6,000 predator priests in the US. (see: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AtAGlance/USCCB_Yearly_Data_on_Accused_Priests.htm)
We are grateful to this brave man for speaking up about his childhood trauma, exposing a predator, and taking a huge step toward prevention and healing.
We applaud these brave victims who are speaking up, exposing predators, protecting kids and deterring wrongdoing. We believe they will ultimately find that taking legal action and breaking their silence will lead to greater healing.
- Defrocked minister to lead retreat in Georgia
- In 1999 he admitted abusing boy at a retreat in Texas
- Now, he’s set to lead a retreat in Augusta this weekend
- And church officials are refusing to warn retreat-goers
- Self help group is urging Episcopal bishop to ‘take action’
In a new, rare and stunning interview, former NYC Archbishop Edward Egan made shocking statements about the church’s on-going clergy sex abuse and cover up crisis.
We are clergy sex abuse victims who belong to a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Our mission is to protect the vulnerable and heal the wounded.
We are here today about two child predators – Brother Louis Meinhardt and Brother John Woulfe. Woulfe has been publicly exposed before. Meinhardt has not. Both are Marianists.
Protecting child requires swift and decisive action. Adults who prey on children thrive on delays and "internal investigations." In fact, we have seen time and time again how child predators continue to molest in institutional settings, even after their supervisors have suspicions, knowledge and evidence of crimes.