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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

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

SNAP New Orleans Press Conference on Friday, October 16

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

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

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

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

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)

SNAP News Conference July 7 at 11 AM in St. Louis

Victims call for boycott of big locally-based Catholic order

SNAP: “Alums should stop donating until the full truth is told

Marianists “are still hiding at least 2 accused St. L predators, group says

Neither are on the list of 46 alleged offenders that was released last week

One’s been defrocked & faces 30 allegations but may still working overseas

More than 80 other religious orders work in the area; most ‘under the radar

SNAP urges new St. Louis archbishop to force disclosure by these groups

They comprise about one-third of all the Catholic clergy in this archdiocese

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Another Priest Accused of Child Abuse in Chicago, SNAP Responds

Another priest from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has been removed from his position due to allegations of child sexual abuse. We are grateful to the brave victim who came forward and we hope they are getting the help and healing they need.

New York Attorney General Sues Diocese of Buffalo, SNAP Applauds Secular Oversight

New York’s most sued Catholic diocese is facing a new lawsuit, this one coming from New York’s top law enforcement official. We are grateful for the efforts by the New York attorney general’s office and believe that secular intervention like this is key to preventing future cases of clergy abuse.

Teacher and Youth Pastor Arrested on More than 400 Criminal Charges Related to Child Pornography

A man who is a high school teacher, soccer coach, and youth pastor has been arrested and charged with more than 400 counts of possession of child pornography. Now we call on church and school officials to ensure that parents, parishioners, and alumni are aware of the accusations and to encourage anyone who may have been hurt or witnessed wrongdoing to come forward.

Suspended Catholic Deacon in New Orleans Faces Criminal Investigation

A Catholic deacon from the Archdiocese of New Orleans who was suspended in August has been accused of raping a child and is being criminally investigated. The crime is alleged to have occurred twenty years ago and has stayed hidden until this year, making us fear that there are other victims still suffering in silence. We call on Archdiocesan officials to spread the news about these accusations throughout their borders so that others who may have been hurt will know they are not alone and can come forward to get help.

SNAP Writes to Every Diocese in the US - Policies to Protect Adults Should be Adopted by All

Two survivors of clergy abuse have created stringent new policies that will ensure both children and adults are better protected from cases of clergy abuse. We applaud these survivors for their efforts to close loopholes in current policies within the Catholic Church and urge every single bishop, archbishop, and cardinal in the United States to adopt these policies immediately.

Another Setback in Lawsuit Filed Against West Virginia Diocese

A creative lawsuit filed by West Virginia’s attorney general has hit another setback and we are disappointed that the efforts to force transparency and accountability against the Catholic Church in West Virginia has hit another hurdle.

6 More Victims Join Lawsuit Filed against Dallas Jesuit Prep

A lawsuit filed against a prominent Dallas-area private school last year has now grown to include six more plaintiffs who allege that they were sexually abused by Catholic priests while students at the school. We applaud these brave victims for coming forward and hope that this lawsuit will lead to punishments for enablers and changes at the school that will protect future students from the scourge of sexual abuse.

SNAP Writes to Coptic Orthodox Officials: Group Should Learn from the Mistakes of the Catholic Church

Representatives of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, have written to Coptic Orthodox officials here and in Egypt concerning the advisability of having people under the authority of an accused cleric pursue an investigation into the allegations against him. The group urged the Pope and a US Bishop to take a lesson from the Catholic Church and move the probe to another diocese.

Vatican Orders Investigation into Bishop Oscar Cantu

Catholic officials in Rome have ordered an investigation into a San Jose bishop over his handling of cases of clergy sexual abuse. We are glad that an internal investigation is underway and we hope any evidence of wrongdoing will be turned over to law enforcement so that an independent probe can take place as well.

Sacramento Area Orthodox Priest Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse, SNAP Calls for Outreach

An Orthodox priest in the Sacramento area is awaiting trial in jail after being accused of committing lewd acts on a 14-year-old girl. These are obviously serious charges that demand significant outreach efforts by Indian Orthodox officials in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, headquartered in Kottayam, Kerala, India.

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