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).

PA Class-action suit demands release of all names of accused priests, SNAP responds

For immediate release, Sept. 17, 2018 

Statement by Judy Jones, Volunteer SNAP Midwest Regional Leader, 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com

A class-action lawsuit was filed today in Pennsylvania asking the court to force officials in the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses to disclose all records pertaining to child sexual abuse since 1948.  The action is not asking for money, only transparency for the community and justice for the victims.

https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14088428-74/class-action-suit-demands-pennsylvania-dioceses-release-the-names-of-all-accused 


Two new Memphis area predator priests identified

For immediate release, September 16, 2018

Contact David Clohessy, Volunteer St. Louis SNAP leader, 314-566-9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com

Two new predator priests identified

Both worked in West Memphis

Victims group wants 'outreach' by Catholic officials

Arkansas Catholic officials have disclosed that two previously unnamed pedophile priests worked in West Memphis. A victim support group wants church authorities in Little Rock and Memphis to seek out others who may have been hurt by the clerics.

https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2018/09/10/arkansas-catholic-diocese-reveals-past-allegations-of-priest-abuse

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