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Victims blast Madison bishop

Victims blast Madison bishop

SNAP: “He’s endangering kids

Name some predators are NOW, group insists

“Delays put children in harm’s way,” victims say

They ‘out’ 4 credibly accused clerics in Madison area

Those alleged molesters ‘are still under the radar today

SNAP begs those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse” to speak up

It specifically urges victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to call law enforcement


Victims blast KC MO bishop

Victims blast KC MO bishop

He just posted new ‘accused clerics’ list

SNAP: ‘But it’s incomplete and misleading

It names 9 publicly accused priests who are left off

And group names its “Dangerous Dozen KC Predator Priests

“Catholics, please stop giving until the full truth is revealed,” victims beg

And in Wyandotte County KS, criminal trial against a priest starts on Monday


Probe of church abuse scandal hits one year mark

Probe of church abuse scandal hits one year mark

Victims write alleged predators names on sidewalk

They blast MO attorney general for a “half-hearted effort

Meanwhile, KC KS suspended cleric’s criminal trial is 9/9

Group wants archbishop to “rein in overzealous Catholics

SNAP: “Once hard-liners, GOP leaders now ‘soft on crime

It urges Republicans to ‘lean on’ three statewide officeholders

And it gives AG ‘abuse experts list’ that his staff should interview

And victims praise law enforcement officials in KS & neighboring states


SURVIVORS’ GROUP WANTS PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF CHANGES IN TEXAS LAW

SURVIVORS’ GROUP WANTS PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF CHANGES IN TEXAS LAW 

EXTENSION OF CIVIL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE BECOMES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1

SNAP APPLAUDS ANY IMPROVEMENT THAT OFFERS MORE VICTIMS THEIR DAY IN COURT

BUT THE STATE STILL NEEDS A  “LOOK-BACK WINDOW” SO MORE CAN SEEK JUSTICE


Victims Want Action on Abusive Nun

Victims want action on abusive nun

And they ‘out’ another Columbus predator priest

Days ago, a 3rd abusive local cleric was exposed

But none of them are on bishop’s ‘credibly accused’ list

Group wants all 3 added, plus their photos & assignments

Pope recently promised protection for church whistleblowers

So victims urge current & former Catholic staff to “call law enforcement now


Survivors’ Group Wants Public to be Aware of Changes in Texas Law

Survivors’ Group Wants Public to be Aware of Changes in Texas Law 

Extension of Civil Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Becomes Effective September 1

SNAP Applauds any Improvement that Offers More Victims Their Day in Court

But the State Still Needs a “Look-Back Window” so All Can Seek Justice


Clergy Abuse Survivors’ Advocates Question Illinois AG’s Private Meeting with Chicago Archbishop

Clergy Abuse Survivors’ Advocates Question Illinois AG’s Private Meeting with Chicago Archbishop

“It sends a discouraging message to survivors,” They Say

They Call on the Attorney General to Renew his Outreach to Witnesses, Whistleblowers and Survivors


Victims to distribute anti-abuse leaflets

Victims to distribute anti-abuse leaflets

They name 5 accused priests who were in Eastern KS

SNAP blast KS Catholic archbishop for “still hiding them

Prelate belatedly posted a list of 22 alleged abusive priests

But his list is “incomplete” and “leaves kids at risk” group says

SNAP: “Church staff should tell KBI what they know about crimes”


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SNAP Applauds the Passage of Assembly Bill 218

A bill that will support California survivors of child sexual abuse and help protect today's children has just passed in the California Assembly. It now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. We applaud California lawmakers for passing this bill and hope that the governor will sign it immediately.


Report into Clergy Abuse Released in Missouri Fails to Get at Root of Clergy Abuse by Ignoring the Role of Church Officials and Cover-Up

Missouri’s top law enforcement official today released a report into clergy abuse in Missouri. The report released by A.G. Schmitt falls dramatically short of efforts by attorneys general in states like Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.


SNAP Leader Blasts Missouri AG’s Outreach Efforts

Tomorrow, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt will release his so-called report on clergy sex crimes and cover ups at a St. Louis news conference. This whitewash is precisely what we predicted and feared: apparently no subpoenas issued, no hearings held, no hotlines established, and no experts consulted.


Diocese of Rochester Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Responsibility for Cases of Clergy Abuse

A diocese in New York is filing for bankruptcy in order to avoid the repercussions of years of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up that are now being litigated thanks to the Child Victims Act. We believe this move by church officials is not about protecting church assets, but rather about protecting their secrets.


The Brooklyn Fixer

A Queens pastor and Vicar General for three bishops who was tasked with investigating cases of sexual abuse has himself been accused of sexual abuse. We are grateful to the victim for coming forward and exposing this apparent “fox in the henhouse” situation.


California Church Ministry Kidnapped the Homeless and Used them as Slaves, SNAP responds


In Latest Test of Metropolitan Model, One Minnesota Bishop is Set to Investigate Another

In June, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a new model for investigating claims of wrongdoing by bishops. Now, that model is being put to the test in Minnesota and survivor advocates will be watching the outcome closely.


200 Names of Abusers are Released in Brooklyn

Today at a press conference in New York, important information about abusive clergy in Brooklyn was released to the publicWe applaud the work of these independent advocates who prepared this report and hope that this information will help create more informed communities in New York. 


Diocese of Bridgeport Adds Two Names to “Credibly Accused” List

Church officials in Bridgeport have updated their list of “credibly accused” priests to include two more names of deceased priests. Now we hope they follow up by actively reaching out to members of their flock and urging witnesses, whistleblowers, and victims to come forward and make a report.


Cardinal Dolan Weighing Options in Buffalo


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