SNAP Media Events
Victims blast Madison bishop
SNAP: “He’s endangering kids”
Name some predators are NOW, group insists
“Delays put children in harm’s way,” victims say
They ‘out’ 4 credibly accused clerics in Madison area
Those alleged molesters ‘are still under the radar today’
SNAP begs those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse” to speak up
It specifically urges victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to call law enforcement
Victims blast KC MO bishop
He just posted new ‘accused clerics’ list
SNAP: ‘But it’s incomplete and misleading’
It names 9 publicly accused priests who are left off
And group names its “Dangerous Dozen KC Predator Priests”
“Catholics, please stop giving until the full truth is revealed,” victims beg
And in Wyandotte County KS, criminal trial against a priest starts on Monday
Probe of church abuse scandal hits one year mark
Victims write alleged predators names on sidewalk
They blast MO attorney general for a “half-hearted effort”
Meanwhile, KC KS suspended cleric’s criminal trial is 9/9
Group wants archbishop to “rein in overzealous Catholics”
SNAP: “Once hard-liners, GOP leaders now ‘soft on crime’
It urges Republicans to ‘lean on’ three statewide officeholders
And it gives AG ‘abuse experts list’ that his staff should interview
And victims praise law enforcement officials in KS & neighboring states
SURVIVORS’ GROUP WANTS PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF CHANGES IN TEXAS LAW
EXTENSION OF CIVIL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE BECOMES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1
SNAP APPLAUDS ANY IMPROVEMENT THAT OFFERS MORE VICTIMS THEIR DAY IN COURT
BUT THE STATE STILL NEEDS A “LOOK-BACK WINDOW” SO MORE CAN SEEK JUSTICE
Victims want action on abusive nun
And they ‘out’ another Columbus predator priest
Days ago, a 3rd abusive local cleric was exposed
But none of them are on bishop’s ‘credibly accused’ list
Group wants all 3 added, plus their photos & assignments
Pope recently promised protection for church whistleblowers
So victims urge current & former Catholic staff to “call law enforcement now”
Survivors’ Group Wants Public to be Aware of Changes in Texas Law
Extension of Civil Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Becomes Effective September 1
SNAP Applauds any Improvement that Offers More Victims Their Day in Court
But the State Still Needs a “Look-Back Window” so All Can Seek Justice
Clergy Abuse Survivors’ Advocates Question Illinois AG’s Private Meeting with Chicago Archbishop
“It sends a discouraging message to survivors,” They Say
They Call on the Attorney General to Renew his Outreach to Witnesses, Whistleblowers and Survivors
Victims to distribute anti-abuse leaflets
They name 5 accused priests who were in Eastern KS
SNAP blast KS Catholic archbishop for “still hiding them”
Prelate belatedly posted a list of 22 alleged abusive priests
But his list is “incomplete” and “leaves kids at risk” group says
SNAP: “Church staff should tell KBI what they know about crimes”
A bill that will support California survivors of child sexual abuse and help protect today's children has just passed in the California Assembly. It now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. We applaud California lawmakers for passing this bill and hope that the governor will sign it immediately.
Report into Clergy Abuse Released in Missouri Fails to Get at Root of Clergy Abuse by Ignoring the Role of Church Officials and Cover-Up
Missouri’s top law enforcement official today released a report into clergy abuse in Missouri. The report released by A.G. Schmitt falls dramatically short of efforts by attorneys general in states like Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Tomorrow, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt will release his so-called report on clergy sex crimes and cover ups at a St. Louis news conference. This whitewash is precisely what we predicted and feared: apparently no subpoenas issued, no hearings held, no hotlines established, and no experts consulted.
A diocese in New York is filing for bankruptcy in order to avoid the repercussions of years of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up that are now being litigated thanks to the Child Victims Act. We believe this move by church officials is not about protecting church assets, but rather about protecting their secrets.
A Queens pastor and Vicar General for three bishops who was tasked with investigating cases of sexual abuse has himself been accused of sexual abuse. We are grateful to the victim for coming forward and exposing this apparent “fox in the henhouse” situation.
An investigation by the Washington Post into a Catholic ministry in California has revealed that the group was luring homeless people to their churches with false promises of food and shelter before kidnapping them, stealing their identification, and forcing them to panhandle money for the church. This is an unconscionable and horrific tale that seems like fiction but sadly is not.
In June, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a new model for investigating claims of wrongdoing by bishops. Now, that model is being put to the test in Minnesota and survivor advocates will be watching the outcome closely.
Today at a press conference in New York, important information about abusive clergy in Brooklyn was released to the public. We applaud the work of these independent advocates who prepared this report and hope that this information will help create more informed communities in New York.
Church officials in Bridgeport have updated their list of “credibly accused” priests to include two more names of deceased priests. Now we hope they follow up by actively reaching out to members of their flock and urging witnesses, whistleblowers, and victims to come forward and make a report.