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).

Survivors Win as New York Judge Rules in Favor of Preserving Anonymity, SNAP Reacts

A New York judge has ruled that alleged survivors of childhood sexual trauma can take legal action anonymously, like victims of other sex crimes have been able to do for decades. Jesuit officials in New York had hoped to force victims to disclose their identities when suing those who committed abuse against them or concealed that abuse.

Baptist Minister Who Worked in Five States Accused of Abusing Teenagers

A Baptist minister from the Twin Cities has been accused of sexually abusing at least one teenager and has been suspended from his teaching job. We hope his former supervisors, colleagues and church members will call police with any suspicions or information about his behavior immediately. We also hope Baptist officials will immediately publicize this information, warn parents and parishioners, and encourage victims, witnesses and whistle-blowers to step forward.

Creative Lawsuit by West Virginia A.G. Against Catholic Officials is Dismissed, SNAP Reacts

Files Ordered Released in Msgr. Harrison Case, SNAP Responds

A California judge has ruled that the Diocese of Fresno must release documents related to allegations of abuse by one of their priests. We are grateful for this development and hope it will bring healing to survivors of abuse and encourage others with information to come forward and make reports to law enforcement.

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We are members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ( Our mission is to help safeguard kids, heal victims, expose the truth and deter the cover ups (in all churches, schools and other institutions).

Southern Baptist Convention Needs Leadership Willing to Tackle Cases of Clergy Sex Abuse

Al Mohler wants to lead the Southern Baptist Convention, but when it comes to dealing with clergy sex abuse, he has not shown leadership. To the contrary, he has long dragged his heels and has found himself forced to acknowledge a problem only because of courageous survivors, determined attorneys and tenacious journalists. 

With Ad Limina Visits, Pope Francis Should Renew Call for “All-Out Battle” on Clergy Abuse

Starting this weekvirtually all U.S. Catholic bishops will begin travelling to Rome to meet face-to-face with Pope FrancisDuring these “ad limina” visits, we hope that Church officials and the pontiff will focus almost solely on combatting cases of clergy abuse and improving how Catholic leaders respond to victims and protect children.

Colorado Report Shows Need for Further Investigation into Clergy Abuse

An in-depth report from the Denver Post has reinforced findings from an earlier AP report that large numbers of accused child abusers are alive and remain dangerous in whichever communities they live. We call on Catholic officials throughout Colorado to take steps to warn communities where these dangerous men live and work, so that children and the vulnerable are protected and so that parents, parishioners, and the public are better informed.

Diocese of Steubenville Should Continue Outreach About Abusive Former Teacher

A former teacher from the Diocese of Steubenville was arrested last week for sexual misconduct with a minor. We are glad that church officials took steps to warn the public about him and urge them to undertake further outreach.

SNAP Agrees with Former CO Attorney General who Advocates SOL Reform Now

Colorado’s former attorney general is pushing for much needed reform to the state’s statute of limitations laws. We hope Colorado lawmakers are listening and will act quickly on this wise recommendation.

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