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).

French Cardinal Receives Six Month Suspended Sentence for Not Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

SNAP Applauds Reform as Clergy Abuse Survivors to Testify in New Jersey Senate

Today in New Jersey, survivors of sexual violence will have their chance to tell their stories and affect change. We applaud the sponsors of Senate Bill S477 and look forward to this much-needed reform being adopted in law.

SNAP Calls for the Renaming of Endowment in Utah that Honors an Abusive Priest

Clergy Abuse Survivor Calls for Full Transparency as Lent Begins

For Catholics, Lent is a season of reflection and sacrifice. For some survivors, Lent is a trigger.

SNAP Responds to Allegations of Clergy Abuse Reported in the Diocese of Charlotte

Philadelphia Priest Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse, SNAP Responds

A priest in Philadelphia who has been accused of raping a minor was arrested today. We are grateful to law enforcement officials for pursuing these allegations and taking the alleged abuser into custody.

SNAP of Tennessee Responds to Appointment of New Memphis Bishop

David Talley of Alexandria, Louisiana, to be appointed new bishop of Memphis, TN
Advocates and victims of clergy sexual abuse question his transparency on CSA
"Continued cover-up" expected from the Metropolitan See of Louisville, KY and from the Memphis diocese?
Perhaps Bishop Talley will be the transparent one in the equation of Tennessee
For Immediate Release 03/05/2019

SNAP Responds to Bishop Zubik's Pastoral Letter

SNAP Supports California’s Effort to Support Survivors and Protect Children

For immediate release: March 4, 2019

A bill has been introduced in the California Assembly that would help protect children and support survivors by amending the state’s statutes of limitations on felony child sex crimes.

Oakland Priest Flees Justice, SNAP Urges Action by Diocese of Oakland and Alameda County Officials

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