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).

Another accuses priest of child sex crimes; SNAP responds

We’re saddened but not surprised that another child sex abuse report involving Fr. Jack Spaulding is surfacing. Child predators rarely strike only once.


In rare move, SNAP praises controversial IL bishop

In an unusual move, clergy sex abuse victims are praising Belleville’s controversial Catholic bishop for his honesty.

All too often, Catholic officials led or let parishioners assume that any church cutbacks stem from clergy sex abuse and cover up cases. That’s rarely the case.

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