Media Statements and Events

Church officials cannot lead child protection movement

For immediate release Wednesday, February 28

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Executive Director for SNAP  314-503-0003

Claire Giangravè, “Papal adviser on sex abuse wants Church to offer experience to the world”

We at SNAP have heard a lot over the years about how church officials need to listen to abuse survivors. We’ve heard repeatedly about how new consultative bodies like the Vatican commission set up by Pope Francis to advise him about abuse in would amplify survivors’ voices. The talk, which recycles itself over and over with very little action to match it, sounds nice.


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Priest charged after accusations of sexual misconduct

Immediately Release Thursday February 15, 2018

Statement by Frank Meuers, SNAP Minnesota Leader,

Hearing of the sexual exploitation and abuse of a person should be of great concern to all of us. We know from past history that when one person comes forward with accusations of abuse there are many times others that have been abused by the same person, or have knowledge of such abuse. We at SNAP encourage all persons that may have any information about this, or any other, abuse to contact the St. Cloud police at once. It is important that we are all part of keeping our communities safe for all our citizens. 

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