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).

NJ: School and monastery need to do more to face their abuse problems “directly and forthrightly”

For immediate release, July 26, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)

Abbot Richard Cronin, the head of St. Mary's Benedictine Abbey, and Father Michael Tidd, headmaster of Delbarton School in Morris Township, wrote to alumni and other members of the community on July 20th. The joint letter said that the two believed it was important to address “directly and forthrightly” the fact that thirteen monks who worked at the school have been accused of sexually abusing thirty children over the past three decades.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/morris/2018/07/25/delbarton-sex-abuse-school-says-30-victims-have-come-forward/836667002/

As survivors of clergy sexual abuse who belong to SNAP, the Survivors Network, we believe that the two institutions need to do more to achieve that goal.


MD: Survivors’ Group urges Cardinal O’Malley to do more than pontificate

MD: Survivors’ Group urges Cardinal O’Malley to do more than pontificate

For immediate release, July 25, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)

On Tuesday Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, warned that the Catholic Church could lose its “already weakened moral authority” if it doesn’t make changes.  The Boston cardinal made those remarks in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse of both children and adults by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/07/24/cardinal-malley-warns-that-change-needed-church-will-lose-its-already-weakened-moral-authority/MJGyxUmTKFEtZAs5mGHFtL/story.html?p1=BGHeader_SmartBar_Breaking?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter#comments


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