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).

Victims blast upcoming Catholic abuse report

We’re highly skeptical of reports about clergy sex crimes and cover ups commissioned by the very same bishops who ignored and concealed those crimes.

No one should describe or consider this upcoming report “independent” in any way.


SNAP responds arrest of Fr. George Ansel Smith

We are grateful for the investigators in the RCMP for their dedication for pursuing Fr. George Ansel Smith. We also applaud the brave victims that came forward to help put this predator behind bars. 


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