Joint Letter to Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris

August 1, 2019.

SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

PO Box 56539 | Saint Louis MO, 63156.

Ending Clergy Abuse Global.

5017 37TH Avenue SW | Seattle, WA 98126.

Dear Senator Harris,

As leaders of two of the United States’ foremost groups dealing with the issue of clergy sex abuse, we stand together in order to support survivors of clerical abuse and to advocate for change that prevents future cases of abuse from ever occurring in the first place. Together we work with and represent thousands of clerical abuse survivors across the United States and the world.

We are writing to you because we want to secure a meeting with you soon to discuss the issue of clergy abuse and what you can do as president to help our cause. As one of the […]

2019-08-25T16:51:01+00:00August 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Pope Francis issues new church law on abuse and cover-up with little if no changes in current law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019

Pope Francis issues new church law on abuse and cover-up with little if no changes in current law.

Law allows bishops to keep child abusers in ministry with no  consequences for bishops that cover. up sex crimes

Statement by Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA)

CONTACT

Peter Isely, Founding Member, ECA United States +1414.429.7259/ peterisely@gmail.com

Today Pope Francis issued a new church law which appears to be designed to make no significant or meaningful change in how bishops and the Vatican deal with cases of child sex crimes by priests, will leave potentially thousands of known abusers in ministry, and will have no consequences for bishops who cover up for abusers or do not report […]

2019-05-09T17:44:58+00:00May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Two Popes. Zero Solutions. Where’s the Hope?

BishopAccountability.org

As Catholics celebrate Easter, the institutional church stands more exposed than at any point in its history.

Prosecutors and lawmakers around the world are ending the impunity of Catholic church leaders who enable abuse or commit abuse themselves.
In the United States, attorneys general in more than 15 states have launched investigations or reviews of their local dioceses.

In two of the most populous Catholic states, New York and New Jersey, thousands of older church victims soon will be able to file lawsuits, thanks to new changes in the states’ statutes of limitations.

Outside the U.S., in just the last six weeks: Police in India have charged a bishop for raping a nun; a French court convicted the cardinal-archbishop of […]

2019-04-24T05:58:33+00:00April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Global Countdown to Zero Tolerance – ECA Schedule of Activities

“Global Countdown to Zero Tolerance.”

International Clergy Abuse Survivors, Activists and Allies to Stage Five Day Campaign in Rome during Papal Summit.

Actions will include a Global “March to Zero”.

Rome, Italy (January 31, 2019) — A global organization of prominent clergy abuse survivors and activists, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), will be leading actions and protests in Rome during the upcoming papal summit, February 20-24, calling upon Pope Francis to write into universal church law zero tolerance for sexual abuse and cover-up.

Expected in Rome will be fifty ECA leaders from six continents representing over 21 nations. They will convene in Rome on Monday, February 18. The group’s plans include a Global “March to Zero” led by survivors on Saturday, February 23. Joining ECA will be leaders […]

2019-02-12T19:38:26+00:00February 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

ECA Global calls for meeting with Pope Francis at February Summit.

January 16, 2019.

His Holiness, Pope Francis.
Apostolic Palace.
00120 Vatican City.

Dear Pope Francis,

We are writing to you as global survivors of childhood clergy sexual abuse and human rights activists to urge you to include in your February summit members of our association, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA).

We are survivors and activists from virtually every part of the world where the church has made a home over the long centuries.  In February, we will be present in Rome with approximately 45 participants from 21 countries and 5 continents. We will be standing outside peacefully but forcefully demanding action by you to effectively address the issue of clergy abuse of children and cover up.

It is our desire, however, to be inside the summit with you and your […]

2019-01-21T21:58:42+00:00January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

ECA’s New Year’s Letter to Pope Francis

January 2, 2018.

His Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City.

Dear Pope Francis,

We are writing to you as global survivors of rape and sexual assault by clergy. Our organization represents prominent survivor organizational leaders and activists from around the world, including the United States.  

As the American bishops gather today at your direction in Chicago, we are writing to you with our concerns over two U.S. Cardinals who are playing leading roles in your upcoming February summit on abuse.  

We are also writing to urge you to include in your February summit the most important voices in the sexual abuse crisis:  the leadership from […]

2019-01-02T08:22:40+00:00January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Francis must include global survivor groups in summit

As Americans bishops gather in Illinois, survivors demand Pope remove two US Cardinals from prominent roles in papal summit. 

Findings in explosive Illinois AG report “disqualifies” Chicago Cardinal Cupich from major appointment. 
 
Cardinal DiNardo of Texas also “unfit to lead” US delegation in Rome, survivors say.

Summit will have “no credibility” if led by prelates who cover-up child sex crimes.

Francis must include global survivor groups in summit.

Bishop Coyne, Cardinal DiNardo, and Bishop Doherty at the USCCB press conference in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018. Credit: Christine Rousselle/CNA.

WHAT
At a sidewalk news conference, the leading global and US organizations representing clergy abuse survivors will

  • Release a joint letter sent today by the two organizations to Pope Francis urging him to remove Cardinal Blase Cupich from his […]
2019-01-02T07:48:52+00:00January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

The Message from the US Bishops Meeting in Baltimore is Clear:  US DOJ and State AG’s must intensify their investigations of bishops

November 14, 2018. The US bishops came to Baltimore this week assuring Catholics and the public that they would act with “intense urgency” to implement comprehensive and tough reforms to hold themselves accountable for the decades long cover up of child sex crimes across the United States.

 

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2018-11-14T23:26:53+00:00November 14th, 2018|0 Comments
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