Listen to Barbara Blaine on WBEZ's Morning Shift!

Listen to Barbara Blaine on WBEZ's Morning Shift!

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, of SNAP, met in Chicago this weekend for their annual conference. The organization functions as a support group for victims of sexual abuse by clergy members, and works to connect people with the resources to move on from that experience. Now, 25 years after their inception, SNAP’s founder Barbara Blaine explains what the new pope’s formation of commission for the protection of minors means for the group, and how they can work with the Church in order to heal.

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  • commented 2014-08-06 21:23:53 -0500
    Shouldn’t the church be a whole lot more proactive in this process? Shouldn’t they be able to point at specific steps they have taken to end this process, as well as to educate those who are not directly affected by it? Shouldn’t they rather than continuing to be identified as the problem, be the solution? Should we expect any less from “The Church?” When Yeshua commended that we suffer the little children to come unto him, it was not his intention that the children do the actual suffering!