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New Play Aims to Bring Hope and Healing to Survivors

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

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


SNAP Presser in Downtown St. Louis Tues 10/1 at 1OPM

AG keeps agreement with bishops secret

He rejects SNAP’s Sunshine Act request

So victims ask AG & bishop for voluntarily release

SNAP: “If you’ve nothing to hide, disclose the deal

Group says Schmitt’s abuse report is “the worst ever

And it reveals 60 pages of never-seen-abuse records

Some are about ‘sex ring’ with three St. Louis seminarians


Victims challenge San Diego bishop on Compensation Program

Victims challenge San Diego bishop

Two of them rebuff church-run plans

“If you care, why the unfair deadline?” they ask

SNAP: “Don’t make survivors sign away legal rights!

It’s a scheme to make sure “cover ups stay covered up,” victims say

Bishops’ program “endangers kids but protects prelates,” SNAP charges


Victims give “F” grade to Memphis bishop

Victims give “F” grade to Mphs bishop

He’s been on the job now for six months

They ‘out’ two  more local abuser clerics

Both worked in Memphis but are ‘under the radar

But the diocese won’t post a ‘credibly accused’ list

Most other bishops in the US have already done so

And group urges Tennessee’s AG to investigate all TN dioceses


Wisconsin - Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused priests

Victims ‘out’ five ‘credibly accused priests

They offer fliers to Wausau Catholic church-goers

SNAP: “Abusive clerics are still being hidden here

Group blasts Wisconsin diocesan officials on abuse

It wants bishop to post ALL alleged offenders' names online

"The real solution," group insists, "is criminal prosecution & legislative reform"


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


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Jesuit Officials Trying to Force Victims to Reveal Their Names; Crucial Court Hearing Tomorrow on This Issue; SNAP Calls Religious Order’s Tactic Obvious Intimidation


SNAP Applauds as California Governor Signs SOL Reform into Law


Manhattan SNAP Leader Comments on Enlightenment Machine no. 1

The below are comments that were delivered by Manhattan's SNAP Leader, Brian Toale, at today's premiere of Enlightenment Machine no. 1, the new play from NYC nurse, survivor and activist Kat Sullivan.

Welcome, everyone. The play you have just seen is meant to celebrate those whom few of us ever thought we would be celebrating; survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Today we carry the message that every survivor of childhood sexual abuse deserves their chance to heal. This is true whether or not you want to confront your abuser, seek justice in the courts, or share your story with the public. None of that is required to begin the healing process.


Letter from SNAP To CA AG Becerra Regarding Witness Intimidation and Harassment

Dear Attorney General Becerra:

Attached is a letter SNAP just sent to the Bishop of Fresno. As you will read, a victim and witness to sexual assault by a current priest, Msgr. Craig Harrison, is being sued, harassed and threatened by the suspended clergyman. The harassment is escalating and we hope that your office can do something to intervene.

 


Judge Denies Fr. Drew’s Motion to Reduce Bail, SNAP Reacts

A Cincinnati judge has denied a request from priest accused of abuse to reduce his bail. We are grateful for this move as it will ensure that the survivors of this priest will have their day in court.


New Lawsuit Filed Against the Diocese of Biloxi

A new sexual abuse and cover up case has been filed against a Mississippi diocese. We hope that this brave survivor’s decision to come forward will encourage others who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes in the Diocese of Biloxi to make a report of their own.


Belleville bishop fights new sex abuse suit

As they have for decades, Belleville Catholic officials are trying to exploit a technicality to evade responsibility for the alleged crimes of a credibly accused child molesting priest. Shame on them. 


Fr. Patrick Casey Pleads Guilty, SNAP Reacts

A Michigan priest who was charged with sexual abuse has pled to a lesser charge. For the safety of the vulnerable, we hope the cleric is put behind bars for as long as possible.


By Denying Jehovah’s Witnesses Appeal, Supreme Court Sides with Transparency over Secrecy


Priest Who Admitted Abuse on Video Also Spent Time in St. Louis and Kansas


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