SNAP Media Events
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“It sends a discouraging message to survivors,” They Say
They Call on the Attorney General to Renew his Outreach to Witnesses, Whistleblowers and Survivors
Church officials in Washington D.C. have revised their child protection policy, claiming to add new protections. However, it is not policies that need to be changed, but the actions of those charged with enforcing those policies that needs to change if the faithful are to be protected.
A Catholic priest, who pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse and received the maximum term, will have his petition for reconsideration of the sentence heard tomorrow.
According to media reports, a monk who reported witnessing and experiencing abuse at the hands of a popular Bakersfield priest is being sued for defamation. Aggressive perpetrators of sexual abuse sometimes resort to defamation lawsuits and other legal tactics to silence victims and intimidate witnesses. We fear that is what is happening in this situation.
Yet another Fresno priest is accused of sex crimes and we beg those with information or suspicions about him to call police immediately.
A priest accused of abuse who worked and lives in Sacramento is tilting at windmills by suing the bishop who publicly exposed him. In 30 years, we've never seen such a suit succeed, but we suspect the priest's real goal is to deter other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers from speaking up.
The first child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit has been filed against a high-profile Chicago priest who had access to thousands of already-vulnerable children.
A Kansas priest who was accused of abusing a teen-aged girl had his trial end today in a hung jury. We hope that prosecutors will try this case again and continue working to keep children in Kansas safe from abuse.
Today, compensation programs for survivors of clergy abuse in the Catholic have officially begun in six California dioceses. We hope that survivors will weigh their options closely when evaluating this option, especially given that newly passed legislation could result in other opportunities.
Vatican officials may be investigating Cincinnati’s top Catholic official, but regardless of what Vatican officials do, we believe church officials in the US should act now to remove one of Cincinnati’s bishops from a key national committee.
We are victims of predatory priests, working to safeguard the vulnerable, heal the wounded expose the truth, and stop current and future cover-ups of horrific crimes against kids. We belong to a support group called SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests).
Here are at least five publicly accused predator priests who are ‘under the radar’ in central Wisconsin. They have been publicly exposed for child sex crimes elsewhere, spent time in the LaCrosse diocese, but are virtually unknown here. They are: