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).

Court sets deadline for child sex victims

  • Court sets deadline for child sex victims
  • Large religious order declared bankruptcy
  • Catholic Brothers run schools in at least 14 states
  • They want to “keep awful secrets secret,” group says
  • SNAP begs all victims to come forward, report crimes
  • And victims blast church officials for “exploiting technicalities

Baptist minister pleads guilty to abuse; SNAP responds

We are grateful to this brave victim, her mother, and law enforcement for pursuing this predator. Kids are safer now that he’ll be locked up.

School staff ignored child sex abuse report; SNAP responds

We are stunned by the apparent callousness of these school staffers, and we are grateful to law enforcement officials for pursuing these charges. We hope prosecutors push hard for the maximum penalties for each of the defendants. If this teacher and these administrators are found guilty, we hope that education authorities consider penalizing the school itself for this egregious wrongdoing.

Convicted predator priest to be deported; SNAP responds

We are both grateful and worried about Fr. Superiaso being deported to the Philippines. We are thankful he won’t be able to hurt kids here anymore, but we fear that kids in his home country will be vulnerable to his attacks. 

SNAP statement on Fr. Charles H. Miller

We are members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ( Our mission is to heal the wounded and protect the vulnerable.

The Marianists are a St. Louis-based Catholic religious order that runs, and has run, parochial high schools like Vianney, Chaminade, St. Mary’s and McBride (now closed).

Victims want film moved

  • Victims want film moved
  • They blast choice of church
  • Movie set is site of child sex crimes
  • Alec Baldwin’s brother Billy is involved

Jury awards pedophile priest’s victim $1 million; SNAP responds

We are grateful to this victim who was brave enough to step forward and wise enough to take legal action.

Chicago predator priest may be freed soon; SNAP responds

A Chicago serial predator priest is trying to win his freedom from a Wisconsin prison. For the safety of kids, we hope he stays behind bars. 

Rabbi arrested in New Jersey, SNAP responds

Our hearts ache for the young victims of this alleged child predator. No child should be put through this torture, especially one that is thousands of miles from home on a trip meant to further his or her education. This is a reprehensible betrayal, and we applaud the FBI for making sure Rabbi Rivlin will be unable to hurt more kids.

Experts say 100,000 US kids abused by priests; SNAP responds

Two US experts told Vatican officials yesterday that roughly 100,000 boys and girls in America have been sexually violated by Catholic priests. We believe that this is a very low estimate, especially since there are an estimated 6,000 predator priests in the US. (see:

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