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).

Diocese of Lincoln Posts Partial List of Clergy Accused of Abuse

The list published today by the Diocese of Lincoln is a small step forward for transparency on clergy sex crimes in Nebraska. We call on Church officials to take additional steps to keep children in Nebraska safe and to help victims heal.


Trial Begins Against Ex-Connecticut Priest Accused of Abuse


Three More Accused SC Priests Uncovered

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims has found three priests who have been publicly accused of molesting kids but are not on the Charleston Catholic diocese’s just-released list of abusers.


Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Adds More Names to their List of Abusive Clerics

We are disappointed that Springfield MO Catholic officials are just now posting names of credibly accused abusive clerics that we publicly exposed months ago. We are also frustrated that Bishop Edward Rice refuses to give photos, whereabouts and full work histories of these men, helpful information that would better protect children.


Priest with History of Abuse in Columbia Removed from Ministry in Texas

In a step forward for child protection, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston today suspended one of their priests who allegedly abused children in his native Colombia before coming to the United States. The media report says that this abuse may have resulted in the birth of children.


NorCal Clergyman Accused of Molestation, SNAP Reacts


Virginia Passes Mandated Reporting Bill, SNAP Responds

We are grateful any time state legislators work to pass legislation that will protect children, and so we are glad that this new mandatory reporting bill was passed in Virginia.


Vatican Unveils New Legislation on Sexual Abuse, SNAP Responds

The Vatican has unveiled new reporting requirements for all church personnel, but despite being new, these reporting requirements simply feel like more of the same.


SNAP Disappointed in New Archbishop for Washington, D.C.


Priest with "established" allegations of abuse in residence at a New Orleans parish

The Dominican Province of St. Joseph has posted a list of those friars "credibly accused" of the sexual abuse of a minor. This list included the name of a man with an allegation that was "deemed to be established by the lay Provincial Review Board." The friar is currently in residence at a New Orleans parish.


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