SNAP Media Events
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”
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
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
It shows he destroyed abuse records
SNAP: Revelations are ‘very alarming’
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
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
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
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
Survivor of Sexual Assault by SBC Pastor to Attend SBC Convention
“It is time for action, not more discussion,” she says
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The creative angle taken by West Virginia’s attorney general in order to force more transparency in his state’s Catholic leaders has been dismissed by a circuit court judge. We hope that A.G. Patrick Morrissey will appeal this ruling soon and that he prevails before another judge.
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.