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Two Missouri bishops seek higher post

Two Missouri bishops seek higher post

They vie to head national abuse committee

SNAP ‘vigorously opposes’ head of KC diocese

With “hesitation,” group backs Jefferson City prelate

It admits KC’s Johnston, “despite failings, will likely be the winner


SNAP backs Texas prelate for USCCB President

Survivors of Clergy Abuse Gather Outside USCCB Meeting

“It is time for new leadership to take clergy abuse more seriously”

SNAP backs Texas prelate for USCCB President

Group “vigorously opposes” likely winner from California

Election will be held at USCCB meeting in Baltimore on November 11


Victims seek update on church abuse probe

Victims seek update on church abuse probe

KBI should issue ‘preliminary report,’ SNAP says

Group also wants more outreach and funding for it

KS attorney general asked for investigation one year ago

Bishops must update & expand their ‘accused’ lists, SNAP pleads

Victims to prelates: “Warn your flock about clerics who prey on adults too


New report slams ex-Salina bishop

New report slams ex-Salina bishop
It shows he destroyed abuse records
SNAP: Revelations are ‘very alarming’

Group seeks two investigations of him
It also seeks more funding for KBI investigation
Probe was requested by KS attorney general one year ago
And SNAP ‘outs’ another local predator priest not on bishop’s list

New Orleans archbishop acknowledges 57 abusive clergy

New Orleans archbishop acknowledges 57 abusive clergy

Catholic watchdog site lists 81 perpetrators

SNAP analytics suggests there are still others not yet reported

Revealing these "hidden predators" and their enablers helps to protect children today

Survivors’ group calls for AG investigation and statute of limitation reform 

 


New revelations out of Oklahoma about Tucson’s Catholic bishop are extremely disturbing

New revelations out of Oklahoma about Tucson’s Catholic bishop are extremely disturbing

Survivors fear that he may have employed the same tactics on abuse claims here

Victims’ group urges Church and lay investigations to uncover the truth

SNAP says that if anything has been hidden in this diocese it should now be exposed


New Play Aims to Bring Hope and Healing to Survivors

New Play Aims to Bring Hope and Healing to Survivors

Enlightenment Machine No. 1 to debut in NYC this Week

Kat Sullivan’s New Play is “Part Street Performance, Part Protest”

“Join us and allow the legends of survivors to guide the future”


As SBC Continues to Ignore Victims, Survivor Calls for Action

As SBC Continues to Ignore Victims, Survivor Calls for Action

Survivor of Sexual Assault by SBC Pastor to Attend SBC Convention

“It is time for action, not more discussion,” she says


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USA Today Investigation Reveals Dangers of Laicizing Abusers Without Oversight

A new investigation into Catholic clerics who have left or been expelled from the priesthood has confirmed many of our deepest fears about this scandal: that dangerous men are set loose upon unsuspecting communities, without oversight, allowing them to find jobs, positions, and homes near children and the vulnerable.


Archbishop Jose Gomez Elected as New President of USCCB, SNAP Responds

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected a new president. We hope that Archbishop Jose Gomez will put ending clergy abuse cover-ups at the top of his do-to list upon taking office.


Survivors Lay Out Steps New USCCB President Can Take Immediately on Clergy Abuse

As US catholic officials are set to vote on new leadership, survivors of clergy abuse are hoping that this new leader will immediately take steps to improve how the body has addressed cases of clergy abuse and cover-up.


Mexican Summit Continues to Grapple With Harsh Realities of Sex Abuse Scandal, but Action is More Important than Words

We applaud Fr. Hans Zollner for his skill in articulating a major problem that exists within the Catholic church today: the referral of allegations of sex abuse by clerics to Catholic church lawyers, canonists and psychiatrists who then crush the victim and obscure the truth.


Australian Priest to be Extradited to UK for Abuse

We applaud the court's decision to extradite Fr. Denis Alexander for the harm he has caused. Too often priests abuse and then flee to other countries to avoid justice. The worldwide shuffling of abusive priests will not end until secular authorities step in using the full power of their offices - arrests, subpoenas and the like, to stamp out this problem.

Retired Priest Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse in Pittsburgh, SNAP Responds

A retired priest from the Diocese of Pittsburgh has been found guilty of sexually abusing a child in the early 2000s. We are grateful for the outcome of this case and hope it encourages other survivors to come forward and seek help and healing.


Survivors Win as New York Judge Rules in Favor of Preserving Anonymity, SNAP Reacts

A New York judge has ruled that alleged survivors of childhood sexual trauma can take legal action anonymously, like victims of other sex crimes have been able to do for decades. Jesuit officials in New York had hoped to force victims to disclose their identities when suing those who committed abuse against them or concealed that abuse.


Baptist Minister Who Worked in Five States Accused of Abusing Teenagers

A Baptist minister from the Twin Cities has been accused of sexually abusing at least one teenager and has been suspended from his teaching job. We hope his former supervisors, colleagues and church members will call police with any suspicions or information about his behavior immediately. We also hope Baptist officials will immediately publicize this information, warn parents and parishioners, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle-blowers to step forward.


Creative Lawsuit by West Virginia A.G. Against Catholic Officials is Dismissed, SNAP Reacts


Files Ordered Released in Msgr. Harrison Case, SNAP Responds

A California judge has ruled that the Diocese of Fresno must release documents related to allegations of abuse by one of their priests. We are grateful for this development and hope it will bring healing to survivors of abuse and encourage others with information to come forward and make reports to law enforcement.


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