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).

SNAP to Maryland AG: Time to Investigate the Archdiocese of Baltimore


SNAP Criticizes Archdiocesan Policy to Keep Names of Deceased Abusers Hidden


Fund for Needy Kids in Pittsburgh Targeted by Diocese to Use in Paying Abuse Claims, SNAP Reacts


SNAP Stands With Seminarians Speaking Out


Defrocked Pennsylvania Priest Went on to Abuse Again in Oregon

A priest, ousted for reportedly molesting a Pennsylvania boy, later repeatedly molested a young Oregon man according to a lengthy new investigation by the Associated Press. We call on law enforcement officials to use every possible method to prod anyone with information or suspicions about this abuser’s crimes to come forward. And we call on Catholic officials – especially in dioceses and states where he lived or worked (Greensburg PA, Pittsburgh PA, Topeka KS, Kansas City KS, Massachusetts, California, Virginia, Kentucky and Florida) - to do more to warn the public about him.


New Study Shows Hundreds of Abusive Priests are Unsupervised


Abusive Priest Became School Teacher


Abusive Priest Works as a Counselor at a School

Decades after a predator priest was temporarily ousted from his job for “inappropriate professional behavior and relationships,” he was hired as a counselor at a Bonner County Idaho school for troubled boys, according to a lengthy new investigation by the Associated Press. We call on school and law enforcement officials to use every possible method to urge anyone with information or suspicions about this admitted abuser’s crimes to come forward. And we call on Catholic officials to do more to warn the public about him.


Abusive Priest Works as a Counselor in Alabama

A New York priest who defrocked in 2002 but whose identity as a credibly accused child molester was kept hidden by Catholic officials until 2017, is a licensed counselor in Florida, according to a lengthy new investigation by the Associated Press. We call on law enforcement officials to use every possible method to prod anyone with information or suspicions about this abuser’s crimes to come forward. And we call on Catholic officials – especially in New York and Alabama - to do more to warn the public about him.


Ex-Bishop Michael Bransfield Again Accused of Abuse


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