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).

Priest Continues in Key Position in Vatican Despite Allegations of Sexual Assault

Another Catholic cleric has been kept on the job, this time in a key Vatican department, despite being accused of sexually violating a woman in the confessional. The allegations, reported months ago, describe an outrage that should have resulted in immediate action, starting with the priest’s suspension.

Letter to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul

Dear Attorney General Kaul,

We are writing to you as survivors of clergy sexual assault in Wisconsin. Our organization of survivors and the survivors associated with us encompass three generations of victims. Recent developments over the past year in the clergy sexual abuse and cover up crisis has once again engulfed the Catholic church, not only in the United States but around the world.  Next month, Pope Francis is convening, for the first time in the history of the church, a global gathering of bishops to address this crisis.


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