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).

SNAP responds to financial compensation for Belgian victims

While no amount of money can restore the innocent shattered and make up for a childhood lost due to sexual violence, we are glad that this compensation fund is being furnished. However, survivors rarely want monetary compensation as a form of justice, but rather want to expose their perpetrator’s crimes as well as those who helped to conceal them, and want to prevent other children from suffering similar abuse. 


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.


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