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Sex abuse crisis at highest levels of U.S. Catholic church to dominate agenda at bishops' meeting in Baltimore

By Jonathan M. Pitts, The Baltimore Sun The nation’s Catholic bishops will gather in Baltimore this week against the backdrop of a sexual-abuse crisis that has reached the highest levels of the church in the United States.

The USCCB Agenda and How to Improve It

On Monday, Bishops from across the country will gather at their headquarters in Baltimore to discuss, among other things, the current state of the clergy sex abuse crisis. Yesterday, a detailed piece from J.D. Flynn in the National Catholic Register has pointed out some significant issues with the proposed agenda.

Jefferson City Catholic officials release the names of accused priests, SNAP responds

Jefferson City Catholic officials today released the names of 33 priests and religious brothers who have been "credibly accused" of acts which violate the Dallas Charter. This is a long overdue but inadequate first step. 

Survivors and supporters hold vigil to shine a light on the abuse crisis

Survivors and supporters hold vigil to shine a light on the abuse crisis Group says Bishops should include survivors and laity in their discussions SNAP says Cardinal DiNardo unfit to head USCCB

Victims: Top US Catholic official should be ousted as President

Victims: Top US Catholic official should be ousted as President Cardinal DiNardo's track record on abuse is "abysmal," survivor groups say They also seek help from US ambassador to Vatican Pope "must make sure bishops keep abuse records" Victims & advocates file FOIA request for State Dept. & Vatican documents

Seven new accused clerics in St. Louis are "outed"

Seven accused clerics who spent time in St. Louis area are "outed" Their ties to MO were previously unknown Last week, they were exposed in big California abuse report SNAP also writes to all Missouri prosecutors seeking their help AG Hawley claims he cannot subpoena records without one of them

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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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