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).

CA- Psychologist to be arraigned

Psychologist to be arraigned

He’s accused of molesting four kids

Abuse victims urge others to “step forward

Group believes more are “still suffering in silence


The Voluntary Resignation of Newark Catholic Official Changes Little

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, [email protected])

The voluntary resignation of one Newark Catholic official changes virtually nothing.

It’s Myers, not Doran, who put an admitted child molesting cleric in a hospital job, live in rectories, work in other dioceses, let him be around kids, hear their confessions and go to Canada with them.


We Hope Church Officials Warn Parents

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, [email protected])

A Wisconsin Catholic monk, recently arrested twice and accused of trying to assault Chicago area girls, is now out of jail and living with family in Lansing IL. He's Brother Thomas Chmura.   

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-benedictine-monk-bond-20130523,0,5431539.story

 


First nation-wide Catholic abuse bankruptcy settles

Today's settlement is a true landmark for survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of Irish Christian Brothers and their employees. Because brave victims came forward, dozens of predators—some of whom were still in positions of power at schools and universities—have been exposed across the country. Communities including Chicago, Honolulu, Salinas, CA and Bergen County, NJ have now learned that many child sexual crimes and cover-ups happened in their local Irish Christian Brothers’ schools. Few groups of survivors have ever been able to expose so many criminals.


TX- Victims want new Texas bishop to "come clean"

Victims want new bishop to "come clean"

He was allegedly told about a predator in 2002

SNAP asks prelate: “What did you do then, what are you doing now?

They urge El Paso's prelate to explain his role in a clergy sex abuse case

And victims also seek names of all child molesting clerics on church website


CA- Child sex cases vs. notorious Jesuit settle

Six men who were sexually violated as kids by a widely-known Jesuit priest, who worked in the Bay Area for five years, have reached a settlement totaling nearly $20 million.

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/il_chicago/#mcguire


NJ- Victims blast church “star chamber”

Victims blast church “star chamber

Group seeks end to secret abuse panel

SNAP: “Newark Catholic board should resign

And replacements’ names should be made public

Parishioners should be able to vote on them, victims say

 


More Civil Suits Filed Against KC Catholic Diocese Involving Proven Predator Priest

Statement by SNAP leader Abott Durocher of Kansas City 314-616-5054, [email protected]
These two new civil lawsuits are believed to be the sixth and seventh civil lawsuit involving Fr. Shawn F. Ratigan.  Ratigan’s crimes led to the first-ever criminal prosecution of Bishop Robert Finn, the first US Catholic bishop found guilty of failing to report suspected child sex crimes to law enforcement.  

NJ- Priest arrested at parish near 11 schools and day care centers

An admitted predator priest was arrested yesterday at St. Antoninus Catholic parish, 337 S. Orange Ave. in Newark. Archbishop John Myers should explain why he recklessly put Fr. Michael Fugee at that parish, so near to children and within a mile (according to “Google maps”) of at least 11 schools and day care centers, including:


Kansas City documents: Filed today, May 21


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