Clergy Abuse Survivors Meet With Catholic Leaders Ahead Of Key Vatican SummitJuan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean abuse survivor who helped organize the encounter, said it was attended by four members of the organizing committee for the Meeting of the Protection of Minors, including Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta and the Rev. Hans Zollner, a German Jesuit who is president of the Center for the Protection of Minors at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Catholic Bishops From Across U.S. Gather In Mundelein To Pray About Sex Abuse CrisisCatholic bishops from across the United States have gathered in Munelein for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis, but the bishops won't actually be talking about it.
SNAP Founder, Abuse Victims' Advocate Barbara Blaine DiesA longtime advocate for victims of sex abuse at the hands of clergy has died. Barbara Blaine, founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was 61.
Former SNAP Director Denies Resignation Tied To Ex-Employee's LawsuitOne of the key leaders of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests has resigned, but he said his departure has nothing to do with a lawsuit filed against the organization this month by a former employee.
SNAP Announces Director Named In Lawsuit Has ResignedA longtime leader of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, an advocacy group that has for decades publicized allegations of sexual abuse by priests, left the organization at the end of 2016, according to a statement issued Tuesday by SNAP’s chairman.
Former SNAP Worker Says Clergy-Abuse Group Colludes With LawyersA Chicago-based advocacy group that has led a national crusade to expose sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is being sued by a former executive who claims the not-for-profit colluded with lawyers who sued the church in exchange for “kickbacks” on the multimillion-dollar settlements they won.
Sex Abuse Survivors Call For End To Statutes Of Limitations On Child Sex CrimesWhile many in Chicago joined the annual Pride Parade on the North Side on Sunday, others marched downtown to call on lawmakers to eliminate all statutes of limitations on child sex crimes.
Testimony From Alleged Hastert Victim Sends Powerful MessageCBS 2's Sandra Torres reports on how Scott Cross' words in court made an impact.
Police Investigating New Abuse Accusation Against Reinstated PriestPolice are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against a Chicago priest who was just re-instated at his north side parish.
Survivors Group Opposes Deportation Of Priest Who Abused 8-Year-OldA 40-year-old priest who served time in an Illinois prison for abusing an 8-year-old boy is set to be deported to his native Bolivia - but the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is opposing deportation.