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).

Judge Rules that Parish Cannot Be Trusted To Watch Over Accused Abusive Priest, SNAP Responds

An accused DC priest will remain in jail awaiting trial despite a Pennsylvania colleague's pleas on his behalf. We applaud the DC judge who denied this request.


Cardinal George Pell Convicted of Abusing Children, SNAP Responds


Ex-priest accused in PA grand jury report denies allegations, survivors’ group reacts

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a lengthy article about a former priest in the Diocese of Erie who disputes what is reported about him in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. SNAP, the oldest and largest support group for survivors of clergy abuse, takes strong issue with the priest’s denial that he abused anyone.


Archdiocese of Los Angeles Adds 54 Names to its List of Accused Priests

For immediate release: December 6, 2018

Today, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles updated their list of priests accused of sexual misconduct against children and vulnerable adults. We’re grateful that the Archdiocese has made these disclosures, but dismayed that reports of sexual violence continue to be handled in-house.


Archdiocese of Mobile Releases Names of Accused Priests

For immediate release, December 6 2018

Today, the Archdioceses of Mobile, AL released a list of 29 priests who have served in their diocese and been accused of child abuse. We are grateful for this development and urge further action.

Releasing these names publicly is crucial not only for the healing of survivors, but also to encourage victims who may be suffering in silence to come forward and to deter future clergy sex crimes and cover-ups. However, releasing these names is only the first step on the path towards healing and deterrence.


Jesuits to Release Names of Abusive Clerics, SNAP Responds

According to reports, US Jesuit provinces will begin to release the names of proven, admitted and "credibly accused" child molesting clerics tomorrow.


Priest from Cincinnati Arrested in the Philippines for Abusing at Least 50 Children, SNAP Responds

For immediate release: December 5, 2018

An Ohio priest has just been arrested overseas for abusing as many as 50 boys in the Philippines. It is urgent that his Catholic supervisors now do aggressive outreach to find others who might have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes.


Jesuits to Release Names of Abusive Clerics, SNAP Responds

According to reports, several US Jesuit regions will reportedly release the names of proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics tomorrow.


17 Women Allege Ivy League University Covered Up Doctor's Sexual Abuse


The Diocese of Las Cruces Releases Names of Accused Priests, SNAP Responds


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