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).

Cardinal Cupich of Chicago says sex abuse in Church is a "distraction"

Cardinal Cupich of Chicago says sex abuse in the Church is a "distraction"

For immediate release, September 11, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, President of SNAP, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org, 415-312-5820

Cardinal Blase Cupich recently told a group of seminarians that “while the church’s ‘agenda’ certainly involves protecting kids from harm, we have a bigger agenda than to be distracted by all of this.” The cardinal also added, “I feel very much at peace at this moment. I am sleeping OK.” 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1347183


A shocking news report reveals that Buffalo Catholic officials dramatically misled the public about the number of accused clergy

For immediate release, Sept. 12, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, President of SNAP, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org, 415-312-5820

A shocking news report released today revealed that Buffalo Catholic officials dramatically misled the public about the number of accused clergy in the diocese. We believe this deception, particularly the removal from the complete list of those who were “still functioning as a pastor,” should warrant immediate and decisive action from the Vatican, denouncing this outrageous duplicity and demoting those involved.

https://www.wkbw.com/longform/7-i-team-church-record-show-more-than-100-accused-priests-not-42-as-stated-by-bishop-malone


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