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What a Fool Believes

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

I was watching some more Dr. Phil this past week about something called “Catfishing”. Catfishing is when someone presents themselves as something they are not in order to scam someone. Usually, they are looking for money.

It seems impossibly absurd. How in the world could someone meet someone on-line and send them their life savings? Why would they do that? What could make them do that?

There are so many answers as to what could make a person vulnerable. Gullibility, greed, loneliness, isolation, fear, need, co-dependency, lack of confidence….these are some.v


AVA Law Group Supports SNAP's GivingTuesday Fundraiser

Our GivingTuesday fundraiser, which runs through December 1, focuses on expanding our presence in the Hispanic community. The number of Hispanic survivors of sexual abuse by religious authorities has increased significantly by almost 450% in the past two years. Many of these survivors speak Spanish only, no English at all. Today, SNAP has just three Spanish-speaking SNAP Leaders: two in California, and one in Texas. To meet the need of Hispanic sexual abuse survivors, SNAP seeks to recruit in 2021 at least 30 new bilingual SNAP Leaders to facilitate support groups in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. To do so, we are launching a special project to translate into Spanish our SNAP Leader’s manual and other documents that survivor support group participants or community advocates would use. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.


It’s Hard to Be Humble

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

That’s right. That’s all I’m going to say about that. I’m trying to avoid anything political because I think it was just about to make me ill as it has been so in your face along with being kind of locked up in the house. Kind of like how those guards I read about punished prisoners by putting them in a room where they played the “Baby Shark” song over and over again for hours at a time.


I Wanna Be Elected

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

I like to use song titles in my blogs and this one is a really old one by Alice Cooper. But I guess it fits this week.

So I will venture into politics a bit but not so much as to try to be offensive. We have an election tomorrow.


Unique Ways to Support SNAP

SNAP offers a variety of ways through which charitable donations may be made. Beyond the traditional check and credit card donations we receive on a regular basis, there are other unique options that you might like to consider to help support SNAP.


All Survivors Day 2020 - Share your Story on Social Media with #AllSurvivorsDay

Join us in recognizing All Survivors Day on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Due to the ongoing situation with COVID, we are not going to promote in-person events, but instead are focusing on a digital engagement campaign with our ASD partner organizations. We need your help to make this year’s ASD special!


It’s The End of the World

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

Life just keeps getting crazier. Or maybe it just seems that way because we have so many more images coming our way in so many forms.


Who Are You?

This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)

Last week, most people said they still practice all of the rituals of the Catholic Church.

So, who are you really? When I was a child, I remember one night being in bed asking myself where I existed. What made me, “me”?


Tracking Violations of Article 3 of the Dallas Charter

Susan Vance, SNAP Leader in Tennessee, has launched a new intiative called "Silenced No Longer" and we are hoping you or survivors you know may be able to help Susan as she tracks violations of the USCCB's Dallas Charter. Read on for more information on the project and how you can get involved to help. 
 

In Memory of Jerry Arnal

A longtime SNAP Leader, supporter, and friend passed away this week. Jerry Arnal supported survivors in the Youngstown, OH area and was a warm and kind presence to all who knew him. We are saddened to lose Jerry and our hearts go out to all of his loved ones during this challenging time.


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