SNAP Media Events
Media Availability for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse in Rome and United States during the Papal Abuse Summit, February 21-24
Leaders and representatives from SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will be available to interested media covering the papal abuse summit taking place in Rome from February 21-24. The below delegates will be available for interviews in Rome from February 20-25, and are also available in the United States prior to leaving for Rome:
SNAP Demands Action in Advance of Papal Abuse Summit
They are calling for Pope Francis to fire Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
There “Can Be No Credibility” With DiNardo in Attendance, SNAP Says
“The Time for Decisive Action is Now,” They Say
Victims challenge Omaha Catholic officials
They say 4 publicly accused abusers aren’t on church list
SNAP: “More details about ALL accused are needed”
“Now, archbishop should aggressively do outreach,” group says
They want him to warn police, parents in other states & countries
Three more publicly accused abusers are “outed”
All were left off Norwich’s list of clergy with "allegations of substance"
Victims want Catholic officials to “come fully clean now”
SNAP to CT officials: “Remove time limits for abuse victims”
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.