Roster of Statements


The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement


For immediate release:
Friday, May 2, 2008

Child porn priest sentenced, sex abuse victims respond

Statement by Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747), President of SNAP

Now that Fr. Saloy has admitted his guilt, it's up to Catholic officials to prod others with information about his crimes to come forward and call the police. He might well be charged with other offenses, if those who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes are urged to speak up. And there may well be individuals who are suffering because of Saloy who need and deserve compassionate outreach by church personnel.

It's tempting, now that this priest has admitted guilt, to sit back and do nothing. That, however, would be reckless and irresponsible.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the nation's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We've been around for 17 years and have more than 8,000 members across the country. Despite the word "priest" in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, 314-645-5915 home), Peter Isely (414-429-7259) Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688), Mary Grant (626-419-2930), Mark Serrano (703-727-4940)

Article from the New York Post

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests