STORY OF THE DAY


Kansas City is still waiting for the bishop and Catholic diocese to do the right thing

By Kansas City Star

August 19, 2014

The only reassuring news to come out of an arbitrator’s recent finding against the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is that its Victim Advocacy Program, created in 2008 in response to the priest abuse scandal, is operating well.

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Some of SNAP’s volunteer leaders have come together for a project-specific Indiegogo campaign. They are raising the money to send 2 leaders to 3 cities to train other survivors to set up and grow support groups. It’s a small project, but will have a HUGE impact on survivors in the cities where new groups are formed.


SNAP 25th anniversary conference in Chicago

Click here for the recap!

 


The privacy and free speech of victims and SNAP are being attacked by lawyers for predators and their enablers. Details available here.


 Click here to see our page dedicated to abuse by women religious

 

Media Statements

MN- SNAP applauds victim for speaking out for the first time

For immediate release: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

We applaud the brave victim and his mother, who spoke out publically for the first time today. It takes great courage for victims to speak up about their abuse. 

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CA- Priest accused of abuse moved to undisclosed location, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A California priest has been removed from his position following allegations of sexual abuse with at least one teenager. We are grateful to the brave individual who spoke up and reported to law enforcement. Children are safer when victims, witnesses and whistleblowers speak up and report crimes.

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FL- Clergy sex abuse victims urge action from bishop

For immediate release: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Venice Catholic official gave a clergy sex abuse victim a damning document about a predator priest, a document which has now been made public. It clearly shows that the victim told the truth and the priest told lies. 

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MO- Victims challenge Presbyterian officials

For immediate release: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

Victims challenge Presbyterian officials

They sent six lawyers in convicted sex offender case

After a child porn conviction, they still hired him as pastor

He is now serving 30 years for child porn & illegal castration

Stop "cruel and intimidating" legal maneuvers, group says

They beg church officials to reach out to victims in churches & Scouts

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is criticizing a Jefferson City-based Protestant organization for bringing six lawyers to a court hearing yesterday in Fulton to defend it in an abuse case involving a convicted and incarcerated offender. 

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Latest ICC Filing Update

On April 11, 2012, SNAP and CCR update the ICC filing with new developments and supplemental evidence. You can read the new filing here.

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