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).

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Delays Releasing List of Abusive Clergy

Disgraced Archbishop Lives Near Schools in Detroit

A Michigan pastor claims that a suspended cleric with multiple allegations of abuse is not a “potential threat” to the community. We disagree and believe that, for the safety of area children, parishioners should be informed about his presence, especially given his close proximity to neighborhood schools.

Former West Virginia Bishop Accused in Lawsuit of Being a “Sexual Predator”

Leadership of Vatican Women’s Magazine Resign Following Attempts to Discredit Them Over Issue of Sexual Abuse by Clergy

The founder and editorial board of a women’s magazine published by the Vatican have resigned following “a campaign to discredit them” that they say increased after they wrote editorials critical of the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.

MO Attorney General prodded to act soon

March 26, 2019

Dear Attorney General Schmitt:

It’s been seven months since your office began looking into clergy sex crimes and cover ups in Missouri’s Catholic dioceses. Your Illinois colleague is conducting a similar probe. Let’s compare the two.

Publicly accused Jackson clerics who are NOT on the diocesan ‘credibly accused’ list 3/19

--Fr. Charles Potocki, whose name was included among 17 released by the St. Paul archdiocese in 2014 as part of settlement. The list was of priests with 'substantiated' claims of sexual abuse of minors against them. Fr. Potocki worked in Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Mississippi. He was ordained in 1970,  belonged to a religious order called the Order of Friar Minor also known as Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart (OFM) and died in 1992



Archbishops Weakland and Cousins Names are Being Removed Today from Buildings of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Catholic Diocese in West Virginia Knowingly Employed Abusers

In a Backslide for the Vatican, Pope Francis Refuses to Punish a French Cardinal Convicted of Failing to Report Abuse

As Powerful Documentary on Clergy Sex Abuse in Canada is Released, SNAP Windsor Stands Ready to Support Survivors

An explosive new documentary on clergy sex abuse in Canada is set to be released later this spring and a Windsor, ON advocate wants survivors of sexual abuse to know that they are not alone and that there are places to turn for support.

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