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).

Late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Accused of Sex Assault In New Lawsuit

For immediate release, September 7, 2018

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

The late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua has been accused by a woman of molesting her when she was a child. The cardinal had a long history serving in Pennsylvania, first as Bishop of Pittsburgh and then as Archbishop, and later Cardinal, of Philadelphia. He died in 2012.

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14056899-74/former-pittsburgh-bishop-bevilacqua-others-accused-of-abuse-in-new-lawsuits


Tsunami effect of Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: NY and NJ Attorneys General Take Action and SNAP Cheers Them On

For immediate release, September 6, 2018

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

The shattering revelations of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury are creating a tsunami of action by state attorneys general. New York and New Jersey are at the forefront of aggressive action. 

https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/nj_subpoenas_catholic_dioceses_over_abuse_cases.html

https://www.apnews.com/5d03cfb0b1e9448cafe84704353c7f63/Source:-NY-Catholic-dioceses-subpoenaed-in-sex-abuse-probe


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