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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).

Paterno "sells" home. Victims say "no more honors for him"

The time to cut Joe Paterno any slack is now officially over. There’s only one plausible explanation for Paterno's transferring ownership of his home to his wife: protection of liability. The fact that he made this move mere months before he lost his job and was called out for his role in an abuse cover-up shows that Paterno knew a lot more about the Sandusky case than he’s let on thus far.


Richard Sipe responds to KC plea deal

This is a most disturbing trend: the fifth time a Catholic bishop has been left off the hook for behavior that the average citizen would be held accountable. This should not be tolerated. 


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