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Catholic monk joins Msgr. Craig Harrison accusers

It's been almost a month since Msgr. Craig Harrison was put on leave pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. We've seen huge support for Msgr. Harrison, and we've seen support from victim advocacy groups for the men who've come forward.

Catholic Monk Comes Forward in Msgr. Harrison Case

We applaud Br. Justin Gilligan, not only for his courage to speak out and share publicly his experiences with Msgr. Craig Harrison, but also for his efforts to support the men – and their families – who have also come forward. His willingness to speak truth to power and stand up for other victims is inspiring. We hope that other survivors and whistleblowers will be encouraged by Br. Gilligan’s example and follow in his footsteps.

West Virginia AG Strengthens His Lawsuit against WV Catholic Diocese

We are grateful that West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey is keeping the pressure up on the Wheeling-Charleston diocese by bringing new counts and evidence to his lawsuit. Informed communities are safer communities, and the more that is investigated, the more truth gets exposed.

Previous “Unsubstantiated” Allegation against Msgr. Harrison Now Believed by Fresno Church Officials

For immediate release, May 20, 2019 We are grateful that Church officials from the Diocese of Fresno have the wisdom to recognize that past allegations against Msgr. Craig Harrison were likely improperly investigated, swept under the rug, or otherwise ignored, and are reviewing those allegations again. We are glad that current Church administrators are willing to admit that the old regime made mistakes and are making efforts to find survivors of the Monsignor today.

Iowa Senate Minority Leader and Clergy Abuse Survivors Call for Reform

Iowa Senate Minority Leader and Clergy Abuse Survivors Call for Reform Changes are needed because survivors of child sex abuse can take decades to come forward “The time for SOL reform is now,” they say Revealing these 'hidden predators' and their enablers helps to protect children today

Clergy abuse victim announces settlement

Clergy abuse victim announces settlement ​She warns others about new church pay out program Assaulted as an adult by her priest, she told Sac diocese SNAP: “Sexual exploitation of church-goers is next wave in crisis” Group urges “anyone who was hurt at any time” to “call AG & police now”

SNAP Calls for “Decisive Action” from New D.C. Archbishop

SNAP Calls for “Decisive Action” from New D.C. Archbishop Group Lays Out Three Immediate Steps He Can Take “It’s time for change in Washington,” they say

Join us in Washington D.C. this July for the 2019 SNAP National Conference!

You won't want to miss this! The annual SNAP National Conference is your opportunity to connect with other survivors and advocates from around the country for a weekend of learning, healing and fun. This year's conference will be held from July 26-28 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. Don't wait! Register for the conference today and be sure reserve your room at the Westin using our special discounted rate!

Stay tuned for more details included keynotes, workshop highlights, and more.

Take Action and Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line



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