Media Statements and Events

PA--Victims say "Lawmakers should let judges do their jobs"

For immediate release, June 14, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,314 645 5915 home,

It is the job of judges to decide if those laws pass constitutional muster. Pennsylvania legislatures must put the safety of kids first, above all other considerations. 


(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell,, Barbara Blaine (

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Guam--Fourth victim comes forward to say Archbishop Apuron molested him, Victims respond

For immediate release, June 15, 2016

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, CA, Western Regional Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ( (jcasteix@gmail.com949-322-7434 cell)

How many more brave victims need to come forward before Pope Francis and Archbishop Hon reach out to the survivors and Catholics of Guam and take decisive action with Archbishop Apuron?


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