Survivors Network of those Abused by Priest

SNAP Celebrates 25 Years
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SNAP Legal Action

For all things related to the
SNAP and CCR lawsuit filed against
the Vatican and Pope Benedict
for human rights violations


Video: Moves to Put the Pope in Court


To Join SNAP click above.  It is free and completely confidential.

We never sell nor share our membership list with anyone

We are inviting clergy abuse victims, family members,
and supporters who would like to be involved to join SNAP.

SNAP Support Hotline:

 1.800.SUICIDE / 800 (784-2433).
Your call will be connected to a certified crisis center nearest your location.

A Steubenville Survivor's Story
Beth's Story-Start
Beth's Story-End
"Ben's" Story-Start

"Ben's" Story-End
Carol's Story
Helen's Story
Judy's Story-Start
Judy's Story-End
What I Know About Fr Robert A Brown

John Wojnowski
He has demonstrated outside the Washington, DC Vatican embassy since April 1998. His lonely vigil has made him a hero to victims worldwide.

Click on a heading to see information on Steubenville sexual predators:



Steubenville Truth

Welcome to  
( Created by and for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy )

This site is all about the TRUTH... 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 the Steubenville area, plus we are constantly updating news stories and information about clergy who have been publicly accused of sex abuse within the Steubenville diocese.  Our goal is survivor support, public education, and protection of kids.

We also update 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 to it 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 web site.
Judy Block Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director (636) 433-2511
SNAP in the crosshairs
Thomas Doyle,  March 6, 2017

“… They are interested in honesty and justice, two commodities in short supply in the institutional Church. The sexual violation of minors or adults and the lying and cover-up by bishops has nothing to do with orthodoxy, dissent or belief in official dogmas. It has everything to do with betrayal by the trusted clergy. …”

 Secrets of the Vatican

PBS Frontline:

 February 25, 2014.

Click on a heading below to see information on the topic:

Contact Information  & Meeting Announcements

Radio Interviews and Public Awareness Presentations

History of Abuse and Cover-up in the Steubenville Diocese

Where To Report Your Abuse or File a Complaint of Sexual Abuse

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200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward: Full Episode

January 31, 2013 Interview with Peter Isely, SNAP founding member, advocate of the 200 abused men, and clergy abuse survivor himself.

Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Share Their Stories

Pedophiles and Impunity 

[ 9 part documentary ]

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of SNAP, during the 2014 National Conference Aug 1-3 StoryCorps reserved two full recording days for SNAP members to share their stories. We are so proud of the brave survivors who have made their stories available to you with the hope that those who have not yet found the courage, will be inspired to come forward.  Click HERE to listen to these stories.

'If you tell, you go to hell'

During Pope Benedict's visit to Britain  in the north of England (16 September 2010)
Channel 4 News
Nick Martin meets three clerical sex abuse victims
who tell him their harrowing stories.


Click on the links below to view other informational and support websites. 

"SNAP calls for action at Steubenville High", Decmeber 19, 2012.  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)   The sister web page for the Columbus, Ohio Diocese   The sister web page for the Youngstown, Ohio Diocese   The sister web page for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Diocese   The sister web page for the Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia Diocese    Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur tells her story of sexual abuse and recovery    Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director: "You're Not Alone." Tim Fisher, SNAP documentarian: His story of abuse in words and pictures  Wheeling Intelligencer Blog  Eight Common Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

Americans on the Catholic Church, March 6, 2013. The results of a poll by The New York Times and CBS News of Catholics in the United States.

Dallas sports anchor opens up about sexual abuse. Dale Hansen: "The victim of a sexual crime is the only victim we don't talk about, and maybe it's time we do."

When Priests Become Predators, Profiles of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors: An Interview with Tom Neuberger  8/8/12

Super Lawyers, "The Crusader".  Jeff Anderson: his life, legal tactics and his ultimate goal—deposing Pope Benedict XVI

Marthasville woman helps victims of clergy sex abuse   Judy Block-Jones, SNAP Midwest Asso. Dir.: her story.

Marthasville woman, Judy Block Jones, in her own voice  SNAP Midwest Asso. Dir. interviewed by Radio KION 1460.

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

Clergy Sexual Abuse Bibliography, Revised June 24, 2014 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.

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