Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

SNAP responds: Pope Francis words to Chilean Bishops

For immediate release, May 18, 2018

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP "Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests", 636-433-2511,

Pope Francis has responded to the brave clergy abuse victims of Chile. His harsh words to the Chilean Bishops are resonating loudly with other clergy abuse victims throughout the world.

This behavior by bishops is not only a happening in Chile. The Catholic church hierarchy in all the dioceses throughout the world follow the same ego centered and callous behavior of enabling and covering up sex crimes against children. We are not aware of one single bishop who has lost his title, lost his job or been publicly denounced for protecting and shielding predators. Even Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City who was criminally convicted of child endangerment did not lose his job.


PA--SNAP responds Erie Priest being charge for child abuse.

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 8th

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader, hm: 636-433-2511, cell: 314-974-5003,

Thanks to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for taking action to expose the truth and protect kids today.  

Priest accused of abusing 2 boys, making 1 confess afterward

The survivors of the SNAP network are thankful for the PA Grand Jury investigation of the Erie Diocese.

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