SNAP Media Events
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
Victims blast new St. L archbishop
Just last week, he ousted 3 alleged predators
But in a ‘shocking move,’ he refuses to name them
This Saturday, June 6, family and supporters of a Green Bay clergy abuse victim who took his life in March will publicly call on the Wisconsin Attorney General to join other states in investigating cases of clergy sexual abuse, holding perpetrators and enablers accountable, and ending sexual violence.
Victims Urge Maryland State Senators to Support HB974
Survivors Believe the Proposed Measure Will Protect the State’s Children
Bill Will Also Provide Justice for the Abused
SNAP: Legislators Should Not Be Taking Direction from Those Who Shielded Perpetrators
Survivors Call for Transparency from Church Officials in Rockville Centre
“Release a list of accused priests now!” they demand
Diocese has Reached 300 Settlements, but no Names of Abusers have been Released – “Where is the transparency,” they ask
They Will Release a Letter that has been Written to Bishop Barres
And they will Call for Explanations of Barres’ Refusal to Take Action on an Abusive Priest in Pennsylvania
Minister kept accused abuser on the job
Now, he’s been named a college trustee
Police say he “refused to cooperate” with them
Other university trustees are upset with the move too
Groups want him ousted & external investigators hired
And they call on MO Attorney General to do statewide probe
Baptists are the second largest denomination in the Missouri
Leaders and representatives from SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will be available in Rome from February 19-23. Attendees will be on hand during the one-year anniversary of Vox Estis Lux Mundi and will be holding press events during that time. The below delegates will be available for interviews in Rome from February 19-23 and are also available in the United States prior to leaving for Rome:
One Year After List of Abusive Priests Released, Public Still Kept in Dark
“Church officials promised to be transparent, not silent on cases of abuse” Survivors Say
They Ask for Updates on Two Prominent Cases of Priest Abuse
SNAP: “Protect children, not abusers”
A retired Catholic cleric who has just been sued for sexually abusing a boy is verbally attacking his accuser.
Two more mid-MO predator priests are exposed
Church officials elsewhere say they’re “credibly accused”
But Jeff City’s bishop ‘stays silent’ about them, SNAP charges
Neither are on his official diocesan child molesting clerics list
A third abusive priest was just added, but was also ‘outed’ elsewhere
The 3 were at 10 mid-MO towns: Jeff City, Moberly, Boonville & Fayette
SNAP: “What other dangerous predators are local Catholic staffers hiding?”
A former Catholic priest and serial child abuser from Levittown, Francis (Frank) X. Trauger, will plead guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two boys. We are grateful to the police and prosecutors who pursued this case and secured some measure of justice for Trauger’s victims. We are confident that without their involvement, children would still be at risk.
Diocese of Albany Belatedly Adds Priest to List, SNAP Calls for Independent Investigation into Cover-Up
A New York Catholic diocese appears to have waited until after a priest died to find allegations against him “credible,” despite the fact that reports against the priest spanned the previous three decades. We suspect this delay was purposeful in an attempt to wait out New York’s Child Victims Act and call for the attorney general to investigate.
A Minnesota diocese that is currently going through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy has set a deadline of October 21, 2020, for survivors of sexual abuse to come forward and file a claim. We call on Catholic officials to share this information widely, advertise the time limit in local newspapers, and make every effort to ensure survivors throughout the state are aware of this deadline.
A Catholic diocese in Georgia is getting a new bishop. We hope that this incoming prelate will make the protection of children and the vulnerable his highest priority and we suggest two immediate steps he can take when he is formally installed as bishop.
The names of two abusive clerics that were revealed late last month by the Marianist order must be added to the rosters of abusive priests in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Catholic officials there must also explain why these names were omitted in the first place.
Five more monks and one lay teacher who lived and worked at Delbarton School in New Jersey have been accused of abuse in new lawsuits, including one monk – Fr. Benedict Worry – who is believed to currently be living at the school. We applaud these brave survivors who brought these claims forward and are confident that their information will help prevent future cases of sexual abuse.
Statement of SNAP Regarding a Motion to Dismiss the Federal Bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
The legal counsel for the Abuse Survivor’s Creditors Committee filed a motion Friday, July 3rd, to dismiss the Archdiocese of New Orleans Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the grounds of “bad faith.” The attorneys also claimed that the Archdiocese pursued this bankruptcy to gain a litigation edge over current and future sexual abuse survivors’ claims for justice. The lawyers cited two cases from the Fifth Circuit where defendants used this tactic to gain such an advantage.
A whistleblower who came forward with proof that a megachurch pastor allowed an admitted pedophile to continue working as a volunteer around children is now facing blowback from the church community and their own family. We in SNAP stand in support of this brave whistleblower who risked their reputation and livelihood in order to protect children from abuse.