If you have been sexually abused, witnessed or suspected  someone has been sexually abused by clergy, please contact law enforcement authorities.  If you need support or help, contact us at the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [SNAP]

This is our INFORMATION and SUPPORT page

Click on the links below to view other informational and support websites.  Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests  Bishop Accountability's Abuse Tracker  The National Survivor Advocates Coalition

Tom Doyle – Thirty Years of Clerical Abuse: What We’ve Learned and What I’ve Learned   This year marks the end of the third decade of the contemporary chapter in the Catholic Church’s age-old reality of sexual violation of clerics. (July 27, 2013)  To all who have been abused, broken, deceived and ignored, we have failed you and our God. ... You are not the problem; you are the voice of our God calling his church to repentance and humility. Thank you for having the courage to speak truth.  Richard Sipe, clerical abuse campaigner, comments on the second lengthy Philadelphia Grand Jury investigation released January 2011.  Marci Hamilton comments of the "Nefarious Role" of Statutes of Limitations  History of Catholic Church sex abuse (Hun­gry Beast, ABC, 2010)  Dr. Vivian Norris discusses the recent revelations of abuse in a broad array of institutions and the role the media has played and needs to play in protecting young males from sexual abuse. (Huffington Post, October 24, 2012)   Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur tells her story of sexual abuse and recovery    Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director: "You're Not Alone."  Eight Common Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

Coming out of the Shadows of Sexual Abuse   Video of interview with three victims

Enemy Camp 2010:  Act I. Confession.  Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer.

Divided loyalties: an incredible situation  Discussion of "blind obedience" amoung priests by Sr Joan Chittister

The Archives and the Secret Archives Required by Canon Law  by Canon Lawyer Thomas Doyle, O.P., J.C.D.

Crimen Sollisitationis   The Catholic Law Covering the Crimes of:

        a) solicitation for sex in the act of sacramental confession, 

        b) homosexual sex, 

        c) sexual abuse of minor males or females, 

        d) bestiality or sex with animals.

        ..... commentary and interpretation by: 

        Canon Lawyer Thomas Doyle, O.P., J.C.D.: Commentary_on_Crimen_Solicitationis_10-3-08  Off My Knees: Standing up for myself and other victims of sexual abuse by clergy.