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Clergy Abuse

Pope Francis greets looks on as he arrives in Isernia, southern Italy, on July 5, 2014 during a one day visit in the Molise region. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

SNAP: Pope’s Meeting With Clergy Abuse Victims is Empty Gesture

SNAP’s David Clohessy says concrete actions need to be taken, instead of more discussion.

07/08/2014

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Plaintiff’s Attorney Stands By Abuse Allegations Against Former Priest

Defense attorney Ken Chackes says he stands by Jane Doe 92 and her allegations that she was raped by Father Ross.

07/07/2014

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Archdiocese: Witnesses Would Prove Abuse Allegations False

A 22-year-old woman identified as Jane Doe had accused Joseph Ross of molesting her as a small girl between 1997 and 2001.

07/07/2014

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Settlement Reached in Clergy Abuse Trial

It would have been the second child sexual abuse case against the St. Louis Archdiocese to make it to trial.

07/07/2014

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Deadline For St. Louis Archdiocese To Release Clergy Abuse Records Approaches

No indication yet what the St. Louis Archdiocese plans to do about Friday’s deadline to adhere to the court-ordered release of clergy abuse information.

01/03/2014

SNAP Director David Clohessy with Barbara Dorris

SNAP Weighs In On What New Pope Can Do About Abuse Crisis

“At the risk of sounding harsh, this Pope has offered some nice words and nice gestures about the abuse crisis but virtually no meaningful action.”

02/12/2013

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UPDATE: Stopping Sexual Abuse by Clergy

We are now screening every adult who has any kind of contact with children.

06/13/2012

SNAP Director David Clohessy with Barbara Dorris

Clergy Abuse Survivors Group SNAP Fighting to Survive

SNAP fears demand it turn over internal documents on victims could spread nationwide

01/19/2012