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).

Virginia and Washington D.C. Consider More Inclusive Mandatory Reporting Laws


Clarification regarding Fr. Thomas G. Meyer

This is a clarification regarding the SNAP press event held in Springfield, IL on December 21. It is important to note that there have been two priests in the Springfield Diocese with the same name. 


More Tough Talk from the Vatican, but No Action

The Pope has responded to the growing clergy sex abuse crisis in the United States in the most expected way possible: with flowery words backed up by inaction.


Third Accusation against Houston Priest Shows DiNardo is Unfit to Lead


AG Report Should Lead to Legislative Reform

The report into clergy sex crimes that was released by AG Lisa Madigan yesterday has revealed a stunning level of secrecy in catholic dioceses throughout Illinois.


Illinois AG Releases Horrifying Preliminary Report into Clergy Sex Abuse

Today, Illinois’ attorney general has released a preliminary report into clergy sex abuse and cover-ups in Illinois. The details within the report will no doubt be shocking to the public, but sadly, sound all too familiar to us.


Resignation of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Accused of Abuse Accepted

The resignation of an auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been accepted by the Pope today following a review board’s recommendation that “he not be allowed to minister because of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1990s.


Midwest Jesuit Order release names of sex offender priests

Today the Midwest Province of the Jesuit order released a list of names of known clerical child sex offenders, including those who were working in Wisconsin.


Midwest and Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Abusive Clerics, SNAP Responds


Largely Unknown Allegedly Abusive Clerics who Spent Time in the two KC Area Dioceses

Each of these priests is listed in a data base of accused clerics maintained by the most credible on-line source on information on the Catholic abuse and cover up crisis, BishopAccountability.org. All have been sued, “outed” by Catholic officials, or mentioned in mainstream secular and/or religious news media, but usually in other states. Their presence in the Kansas City area is confirmed through the same sources.


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