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Overnight America Podcast: August 27th, 2014 – David Clohessy & Niall Stanage

David Clohessy the Director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) talks with Jon about how the Vatican is dealing with recent child sex abuse claims.   Niall Stanage, our Political Reporter from […]

08/27/2014

Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

SNAP Calls on Archbishop Robert Carlson to Release Names of “Credibly Accused” Priests, Archdiocese Staffers

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests wants Archbishop Robert Carlson to take further action, following last week’s out-of-court settlement against accused former priest Father Joseph Ross.

07/16/2014

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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Church Officials: Former Pastor Credibly Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Officials with the Giddings Lovejoy Presbytery say they consider child sex abuse allegations made in 2012 against former pastor Michael Walker Jackson credible.

07/01/2014

The Most Reverend Robert Carlson wipes his forehead as he battles the 90 degree heat during the Procession of Bishops before becoming the ninth Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. Louis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in St. Louis on June 10, 2009. St. Louis will be Carlson's fourth diocese; he most recently served as the bishop of Saginaw, Mich. (Photo: UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

SNAP: Archbishop Carlson’s Comments ‘Mind-Boggling,’ ‘Shocking’

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson says he’s ‘not sure’ if he knew it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a child.

06/10/2014

Booking photo courtesy of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

Rev Joseph Jiang is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy at St. Louis the King School, the elementary school at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.

06/02/2014

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Clergy Abuse Survivor: Pope Needs to Name Names

A local clergy abuse survivor says the Pope needs to name names, now that he’s told reporters the Vatican is investigating three Bishops for their role in child abuse crimes or coverups.

05/28/2014

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Pope Francis Plans Meetings with Victims of Sex Abuse by Priests

He repeated, aboard his papal plane returning from Jerusalem, there will be zero tolerance for clergy who violate children.

05/27/2014

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Report: Banning Soda from Food Stamps Doesn’t Help Obesity Rates

The Illinois Public Health Institute believes that eliminating sugary drinks from the food stamp program would help obesity rates. But a recent report shows that is false.

05/05/2014

Rev. Joseph Jiang

SNAP: Archdiocese is Targeting Victim in Child Sex Abuse Case

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests says Archbishop Carlson essentially outed a child sex abuse victim and his family by releasing information about them to their parish.

04/22/2014

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