Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Celebrates 25 Years
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SNAP Australia Submission
in response to
Issues Paper #6
For Commentary on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Australia) and Memorial coverage of Lewis Blayse.
Click Here: LewisBlayse.net
"Betrayal of Trust"
"Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations"
Inquiry Report Summary
To read the Committee's report click on
Exc Summary Vol. 1 Vol. 2
NSW, Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle*************
SNAP Legal ActionFor all things related to the
SNAP and Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit filed against
the Pope and four Vatican officers
for violations of human rights
[ CLICK HERE ]
Video: Moves to Put the Pope in Court
If you or anyone you know has suffered abuse, call Lifeline.
TELE: 131 114
PUBLICLY ACCUSED CLERGY
PM Julia Gillard's full statement on the child sex abuse royal commission (with Q n A)
April 2, 2013
Click "OPINION" to read Article
April 29, 2013
The video story about Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox; a man who was only doing his job.
Click "Call" for story and video
Welcome to SNAPAustralia.org
( Created by and for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy )
We invite clergy abuse victims, family members of victims, and supporters of victims to be involved and to join SNAP.
Joining SNAP is free and completely confidential. We never sell nor share our membership list with anyone.
We are also looking for survivors to start SNAP chapters. Chapter leaders must be able to conduct a monthly self-help support group meeting in their local area and promote the missions of SNAP.
Contact Nicky Davis, Mark Fabbro,
Barbara Dorris, or Steven Spaner
Est. May 24, 2013
About Catholic Whistleblowers
List of Catholic Whistleblowers
This site is all about the TRUTH
...and there is plenty of it, so
KEEP ON SCROLLING DOWN.
We try very hard to always update and post items on this web site, with complete integrity.
We realize it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and we thank you for visiting our site. We also realize this trauma reaches family members and those who are concerned and frustrated about the sex abuse crisis within the religious community.
This web site is a place to find information about our SNAP support meetings in your local area, plus we are constantly updating news stories and information about clergy who have been publicly accused of sex abuse within the Australian dioceses. Our goal is survivor support, public education, and protection of kids.
We also plan to post survivor video stories. Sometimes it helps to listen to these stories to better understand the trauma and life pain of those who have been harmed by clergy and those who are related to these survivors: family and friends.
We post on this site many links to other self help groups and information to support victims. SNAP leaders' email addresses and phone numbers are posted for you when you need direct help and support, please feel free to contact any of these compassionate people who care about survivors. SNAP leaders know that the principle wish of every survivor is healing and the desire to see that their experiences never happen to another child, young person, or vulnerable adult.
You, who are survivors of sex abuse did NOT deserve this, did NOT ask for this to happen to you, and it was NOT your fault. There is healing when you are able to speak up and get this burden off your shoulders, and free from your heart. ... give it to the universe to carry for a while.... Just maybe, your life will be much more at peace.
Our ultimate goal is to open up the secrets, stop the silence, support those who have already been harmed, and thereby protect children.
Thank you for making the decision to visit our SNAPAustralia.org web site.
"The Role of Church Law in the Child Abuse Issue: Help or Hindrance"
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May 27, 1996
Unholy Silence August 24, 2012
The Homies January 31, 2014
Cult of Horrors July 28, 2014
In the Name of the Law August 12, 2014Click the story title to view video
February 25, 2014
The Oprah Show
January 31, 2013 Interview with Peter Isely, SNAP founding member, advocate of the 200 abused men, and clergy abuse survivor himself.
Haunted by his past, he has stood outside the Washington, DC Vatican embassy nearly every day for 16 years. His lonely vigil has made him a hero to victims of sexual abuse. Tell John of your appreciation, just click on John's name above.