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).

Jury rejects brothers' clergy-abuse allegations: SNAP Responds

Every time a victim of abuse and cover-up uses the tried-and-true justice system to expose their perpetrator and seek accountability, children are protected right now.  We are so proud of these two men, who fought the odds and had their day in court.  They are heroes to the tens of thousands of victims around the world who will never be able to stand up and speak.

Open letter to Clay Co. and Jackson Co. Prosecutors

Dear Mr. White and Ms. Baker:

We’re not lawyers, police, prosecutors or judges. We haven’t seen all the evidence. And we realize it’s possible that Bishop Robert Finn might be deemed innocent of the charges he faces.

We don’t mean to overstep, overreach, insult or offend anyone. We are glad you have convened grand juries. We are grateful, Ms. Baker, that your office has filed charges against Finn. We hope, Mr. White, that your office goes even further.

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