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).

SNAP says that justice requires action, not delay

For immediate release, Sept. 10, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, President of SNAP,, 415-312-5820

Archbishop Kurtz expressed concern and interest in change in response to today's activism by two-dozen Catholic sex abuse victims and other advocates.

We question why he didn't act to address sexual abuse in his archdiocese prior to this? We wonder why he needs to wait until next month to respond to demands for justice? Couldn't he simply list publicly all those who have been accused of abuse in his archdiocese?

Another priest accused in Erie diocese: SNAP responds

For immediate release, Sept. 10, 2018

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Volunteer Midwest Regional Leader: 636-433-2511,

We have just now learned that another priest has been removed from the Erie Diocese while allegations of child sexual abuse are investigated.

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