Pa. Supreme Court blocks release of grand jury report into clergy sex abuse

By Angela Couloumbis & Liz Navratil, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to indefinitely block the release of a grand jury report detailing decades of clergy sex abuse in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses.

In a two-paragraph order made public Wednesday, the state’s highest court said it granted requests from unnamed individuals or institutions to prevent the public release of the much-anticipated report.

“The Honorable Norman A. Krumenacker, III, and the Office of the Attorney General are enjoined from releasing Report No. 1 of the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury pending further order of this Court,” it read, citing the Cambria County judge who has overseen the panel’s work.


SNAP Annual Conference in Chicago

30 Years Strong

We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this summer at the 2018 Annual SNAP Conference on July 6-8, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Our conference will be held at the beautiful Palmer House Hilton in the downtown loop district.

Please join us as SNAP celebrates 30 years of support from survivors sexual abuse by religious clergy!

Featured speakers and presenters include: Tom Doyle, Victor Veith, Bishop Accountability, Jodi Hobbs, Ashley Easter, Gustavo Arellano Miranda, Torah Bontrager, Guila Benchimol and Rachel Grant!

We will have a number of workshops over the weekend providing education, healing, and support.

For more information and updates on our speakers and breakouts, click here.



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Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line



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Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP, passed away on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Her dying was sudden and completely unexpected. Words cannot express our sorrow nor are there words to express our gratitude for her relentless advocacy. She truly was a hero. There is an old saying, “well behaved women seldom make history”. Barbara made history and the world is a better place.

We have put together a tribute for Barbara Blaine to honor her memory. If you would like to contribute a memory, please send your favorite memory of Barbara to