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).

Philadelphia Priest Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse, SNAP Responds

A priest in Philadelphia who has been accused of raping a minor was arrested today. We are grateful to law enforcement officials for pursuing these allegations and taking the alleged abuser into custody.

SNAP of Tennessee Responds to Appointment of New Memphis Bishop

David Talley of Alexandria, Louisiana, to be appointed new bishop of Memphis, TN
Advocates and victims of clergy sexual abuse question his transparency on CSA
"Continued cover-up" expected from the Metropolitan See of Louisville, KY and from the Memphis diocese?
Perhaps Bishop Talley will be the transparent one in the equation of Tennessee
For Immediate Release 03/05/2019

SNAP Responds to Bishop Zubik's Pastoral Letter

SNAP Supports California’s Effort to Support Survivors and Protect Children

For immediate release: March 4, 2019

A bill has been introduced in the California Assembly that would help protect children and support survivors by amending the state’s statutes of limitations on felony child sex crimes.

Oakland Priest Flees Justice, SNAP Urges Action by Diocese of Oakland and Alameda County Officials

"Leaving Neverland" and Myths about Sexual Violence

Over the weekend, HBO aired the first part of a powerful documentary on the topic of child sexual abuse, renowned abusers, and the reactions that victims experience when they come forward.

Green Bay Diocese Removes Name of Former Bishop Wycislow from Center, But What About Rembert Weakland in Milwaukee?

Today, Bishop David Ricken of the Green Bay diocese announced he is removing the name of former Bishop Aloysius Wycislow from the cathedral center for “failure to adequately handle sex abuse cases”.  In other words, covering up child sex crimes, not reporting predators to the police, transferring offenders to new parishes where they abused more children, and misleading Catholics.

The Diocese of Columbus Releases a List of Accused Priests

Today, the Diocese of Columbus publicly named 34 priests that have been removed from their duties due to “credible” allegations of sexual abuse.

Former Priest in Wisconsin Arrested Again, SNAP Responds

Suspended Priest Found “On the Job” in Gaylord

Though a Michigan priest was supposedly “permanently removed from ministry” in 2002, he was recently working as a sacristan and alone around boys in church according to a new report.

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