SNAP Media Events
Clergy sex abuse survivors and supporters applaud sentencing of abusive Houston priest
They are grateful to see children protected and survivors validated
Now they want church officials to answer questions about the priest’s time in Houston
“Let us move forward now and turn our focus to the enablers” they say
Investigative Reporter to Present Critical Evidence in Clergy Sexual Abuse Claim in Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
John Carlos Frey has obtained DNA evidence that Father Jesus Expedito Suarez, has fathered children in Colombia.
Clergy Abuse Survivors Protest Diocese of Victoria
Lawsuit Announced This Week Claims Abuse and Cover-up at a Victoria School
Diocese of Victoria Also Denies Survivors Request to Participate in this Weekend’s Conference
As Archbishop Gregory Aymond meets with archdiocesan clergy on Friday afternoon, SNAP New Orleans will hold a press event to bring attention to the continuing scandals in New Orleans and call for Archbishop Aymond's resignation.
Missouri’s most-sued pedophile priest is sued again
His alleged victim will speak for first time & use his name
Victims think he can still be prosecuted beg law police to act
SNAP to leaflet near homes of 2 ‘credibly accused’ ex-clerics
One is in Richmond Heights and the other is in South County
The 2nd was coaching kids in 2017 & is/was in Soccer Hall of Fame
He’s defrocked but was just ‘outed’ by archdiocese three months ago
And he lives less than a mile from a day care center and two schools
SNAP Stands with Survivors of Pastor Rickie Rush
Group Echo Calls for Rush to Resign
Demonstration will be Held Outside the Inspiring Body of Christ Church on Sunday, Oct 4 Beginning at 7:30 AM; Press Conference at 9:30 AM
New lawsuit says current pastor is a child molester
As a young boy, victim wrote top church official about him
Cleric has been publicly accused of abuse three times before
Still, he heads a parish right now & has never been suspended
SNAP: “It’s one of the most egregiously mishandled cases ever”
Victims challenge new St. Louis archbishop to “oust the priest now”
SNAP also wants Rozanski to “protect kids by reading every abuse report”
And it urges him to “do more to warn parents about most dangerous dozen”
“Rozanski must add religious order abusers to official archdiocesan list,” group says
Two new suits filed against predator priests
One has never been publicly accused before
The other worked in 12 parishes & helped recruit future priests
He hurt both boys & girls & was on the seminary’s discipline board
Both worked in the KC MO area, one may have fled to Central America
(NOTE: A Spanish translator will be at the event)
A bi-partisan proposal in the Iowa State Legislature to eliminate both the civil and criminal statutes of limitations and establish a “look back" window” is now with the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, although SSB 1017 was slated for consideration by the Committee last week, it was pulled from the agenda at the last minute. We believe that anyone who is informed about the realities of child sexual abuse (CSA) and how the trauma often prevents the victims from coming forward would be in favor of the passage of this important bill.
Allegations against a popular Chicago priest who has been accused twice of child sexual abuse took a unique turn this week as parish administrators publicly announced that they will withhold monthly payments to the local archdiocese until the investigation into the accused cleric is completed. This is a clear attempt to prematurely end an investigation by bargaining with what the institutional Catholic Church seems to us to hold most dear – its money.
State Senator Calls for Reinstatement of Priest Accused by Multiple Victims of Abuse, SNAP Calls for Her to Help Uncover the Truth Instead
A month after two victims accused a prominent Catholic priest in Chicago of childhood sexual abuse, an Illinois state senator is using her office to cast doubt on these survivors and to demand the reinstatement of the cleric.
SNAP is pleased to announce that we will bring our survivor support model to India thanks to Jerome Anto, who will be joining our team as the SNAP Leader for his country. We are excited to offer SNAP peer support services and information to victims in India who may benefit from this resource and look forward to seeing our network grow thanks to Jerome’s work.
Leaders from SNAP in the Bay Area have compiled data showing that at least 161 abusive clerics have worked and lived in the Diocese of Oakland. We are calling on Diocesan officials to update their current list and to be clearer with the Bay Area’s Catholic community about the exposure children and the vulnerable have had to these men.
Despite having been banned from ministry for sexual abuse by a CA bishop in 2014, a Chicago-area Catholic priest was allowed to keep working in various places in Illinois, even after his religious superiors had been made aware of the allegations against him. This is exactly the kind of secrecy and arrogance that has allowed the Church's sexual abuse scandal to continue unabated through to the present day.
A little more than a year ago, AB 218 was signed into law in California, opening a three-year “window to justice” that would revive claims that had been barred by the state’s archaic and predator-friendly statute of limitations laws. Since that bill went into effect, we have seen hundreds of new survivors come forward, exposing uncomfortable truths about hidden perpetrators and their enablers in California. To us, there is no question that this law is providing a path towards justice, healing, and prevention.
Msgr. Craig Harrison to Resign, SNAP Calls on Diocese of Fresno to Release Results of Internal Investigation
At a press conference this afternoon, embattled Msgr. Craig Harrison announced that he is resigning from the priesthood. We hope that this decision will comfort the multiple accusers who have come forward and that Catholic officials in Fresno will release the results of their internal investigation soon.
Another Horrifying Report into Child Sexual Abuse in a Catholic Institution in Scotland Calls for International Action
Yet another abuse inquiry in yet another country has revealed shocking details about the abuse and depravity that children were subjected to at a place that was supposed to educate, love, and care for them. As horrifying as this report is, we are not surprised.
A Catholic priest from the Diocese of Gaylord has stepped aside after he was accused of “sexual misconduct” with an adult woman. We hope that this victim is getting the support they need and we honor her courage in coming forward with her story.