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).

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


The Vatican Finally Takes Action in the Diocese of Buffalo


Scathing Report into Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Released

A report into abuse and cover-up within the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City was just released today, and it is a scathing indictment of the church officials’ handling of cases of abuse and cover-up.


SNAP is Proud to Support the “March for the Children” in Salt Lake City

This weekend, a march to raise awareness of the issue of child sexual abuse will take place in Salt Lake City. SNAP is proud to be a supporter and partner of this march, and we hope that people around the country will pay attention to this critical movement and find ways to aid in the prevention of child sexual abuse in their own communities.


Case Filed Against Priest in Venice, Florida

A new sexual abuse and cover up case - stemming from an alleged assault just last year - has been filed against a Florida priest whose brother is also a child molesting cleric. We hope that this brave woman’s decision to come forward will encourage others who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes in the Diocese of Venice to make a report of their own.


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