SNAP Media Events
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)
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
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.