Barbara Blaine

Archbishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Welcomes Move By Pope Francis To Hold Bishops Accountable In Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis ordered a Vatican tribunal to deal with bishops who failed to protect children in a move to fill what some have called a gap in the church’s fight against sex abuse by priests.

06/10/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

SNAP Speaks Out On Dennis Hastert Case

Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/30/2015

Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP (CBS)

Don’t Forget Abuse Victims, Cardinal George Critic Says

Grief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.

04/17/2015

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

SNAP President: New Vatican Guidelines Not Likely To Stop Priest Sex Abuse

The worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the focus of a gathering of hundreds of Catholic bishops and priests in Rome this week. But the president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests calls it a PR maneuver.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

Golden Buddha statue (AP file photo)

Protest Tied To Buddhist Monk Accused Of Sex Abuse

A protest was planned Sunday morning at a Buddhist temple in the near southwest suburbs, where a former monk is accused in a civil suit of fathering the child of a 14-year-old girl.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011