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‘The List’ – Watch Here or On WHYY

“The List” tells the hidden story of one of the worst criminal cover-ups in America’s history – the clergy sex abuse scandal in Philadelphia. The victims, hundreds of children whose lives were destroyed. The perpetrators, Catholic priests protected by their church. Catholics4Change is honored to have been a part of the making of this documentary. […]

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Survivor Leaves Vatican’s Abuse Commission

Click here to read Marie Collins’ first-person account: “Exclusive: Survivor explains decision to leave Vatican’s abuse commission,” by Marie Collins, The National Catholic Reporter, March 1, 2017 Excerpt: “The most significant problem has been reluctance of some members of the Vatican Curia to implement the recommendations of the Commission despite their approval by the pope.”

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Another SNAP Leader Steps Down

Click here to read: “Barbara Blaine, leader of priest sex-abuse survivors group, steps down,” by Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, Sunday, February 5, 2017 Excerpt: Barbara Blaine, who also describes herself as a survivor, founded the group in Chicago nearly three decades ago. Her resignation, effective Friday, comes a week after SNAP announced the departure […]

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David Clohessy Resigns from SNAP

This email just arrived in my mailbox: We want to share with you that David Clohessy has voluntarily resigned from SNAP effective December 31, 2016.  We are eternally grateful for David’s dedication to SNAP and its mission over the past almost thirty years.   His passion, his voice, and his kindness have touched us all.  […]

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Should Prosecution Have Let Key Witness Testify in Msgr. Lynn Trial?

Click here to read, “Detective testifies he warned prosecutor of ‘great inconsistencies’ in story of key witness in trial of Msgr. Lynn,” by Joseph A. Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2017 Excerpt: Instead, Walsh told a Philadelphia judge Friday, the veteran detective found himself unable to get the 23-year-old witness to explain numerous inconsistencies […]

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Lynn’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal of Retrial

Click here to read: “Lawyers for Msgr. Lynn seek dismissal of retrial for prosecutorial misconduct,” by h by Joseph A. Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 16, 2016 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161217_Lawyers_for_Msgr__Lynn_seek_dismissal_of_retrial_for_prosecutorial_misconduct.html

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Reporting Abuse to Another Abuser

Click here to read: “Lancaster Co. clergy abuse victim: My report wasn’t passed on,” by Brandie Kessler, York Daily Record, Dec. 9, 2016 Excerpt: For 25 years, Sharon Tell didn’t know why she got no response after reporting she had been sexually abused by a priest. As an adult, she told a priest at a Lancaster County […]

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Six of Eight Pa. Dioceses Investigated

Click here to read, “Six of state’s eight Catholic dioceses under investigation,” by Steve Esack, The Morning Call, September 16, 2016 Excerpt: Grand jury investigations are the only way to uncover abuses that were allowed to happen for decades, said the Rev. Thomas Doyle, an inactive priest from Virginia, who has testified before a Philadelphia […]

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Priest Arrested for Child Porn

Click here to read: “Lehigh Co. Priest Arrested On Child Pornography,” 6ABC.com, September 13, 2016 Editor’s note: This continues to be a present-day problem for the Church. Porn is not victimless. It involves real children and real abuse. Also, statistics prove that child porn often leads to child sex abuse. Please note that creeps don’t […]

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Prayer Request

Please keep C4C friend Kate FitzGerald and her family in your prayers as they mourn the sudden loss of a family member. Kathy Kane and I are so sorry for her loss.

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