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).

In Memory of Kathy Shaw--A friend, ally, and advocate for survivors


   Kathy Shaw

We were saddened today to learn of the passing of Kathy Shaw of BishopAccountability. Her blog, Abuse Tracker (, is an unrivaled source for all the latest news on abuse. We have been privileged to know and work with Kathy over the years.  Thankfully, her blog will continue, but Kathy's dedication and commitment will still be sorely missed. 



OH--SNAP responds to accused Columbus priest removed for sex abuse

For immediate release: June 25, 2018

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

We commend the brave victim for coming forward and reporting 
the accusation of abuse by Father Pierre Albalaa, an allegation that the church found credible. 

The courage of the survivors telling their story provides hope for healing and protecting children today. 

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