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).

For first time ever, US bishop indicted for endangering kids

This is a good start. We believe others on the church payroll also concealed crimes, misled parishioners and endangered kids. They too should face consequences.


SNAP Statements on Abusive Priest Sued Again

Statement by SNAP member John David Couzens

Over the years, hundreds and hundreds of adults in this region have worked for Catholic institutions – the diocese, the parishes, and the schools.

Many of them, we’re convinced, know or suspect something about the sexual misdeeds of priests, nuns, brothers, seminarians and other church employees.

And most of them, we’re convinced, are staying silent. Shame on them.

Predators succeed when adults keep quiet. And predators fail when adults speak up.


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