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).

SNAP responds: Harrisburg diocese releases names of accused clergy.

For immediate release, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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

Today the Harrisburg Diocese released the names of 71 accused clerics of child sex abuse. And  they will remove the names of all Harrisburg bishops from buildings since 1937 due to coverup of bishops.

PA: Survivors’ group applauds the release of a redacted version of the grand jury report

For immediate release Friday, July 27, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820,

We are extremely grateful that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will make a redacted version of the grand jury report public next month. Hopefully, the judges will ultimately decide to allow the entire report to see the light of day.

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