Remember the Survivors

SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - Tennessee
The cover-up of clergy sexual abuse continues . . . how much longer?

Memphis Press conference 08-23-07

Local Memphis clergy sex abuse lawsuits settled
But bishops' responsibility doesn't end there, SNAP says
Group prods top Memphis Catholic officials to reach out to "lost sheep"
Self help organization still wants Bishop Steib to put names of all predators on web site
At a sidewalk news conference, clergy molestation victims will announce and discuss the settlement of 6 child sex abuse complaints against 2 Catholic priests and the Memphis diocese
Thursday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Across the street from County Courthouse, at the corner of Adams and 2nd street, in downtown Memphis
Two members of a self help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, including a Maryville, TN woman who is the organization's southeast regional director.
SNAP believes the settlement of court cases reinforce the stand of victims for honesty and truth.  It is the bare minimum first step, but the victims have taken that first step.  Now it is time for the Church officials to tell the rest of the truth to Memphis.
  • Are there other abusive priests in the Memphis diocese now or at any time in the past? Where are the 2 predator priests whose cases have just been settled? 
  • Has every parish been visited, told of the abusers who have been there, and victims asked to come forward?
  • Do the Memphis people care that they have had the truth withheld and the abuse minimized by the Catholic diocese? 
SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the nation¬ís largest and oldest support group for men and women who were molested by religious figures of any denomination.   The SNAP of Tennessee website is

Contact information:

Ann Brentwood, Southeastern Director, SNAP, (865) 984 7092, (865) 607-6119 cell

David Brown, Memphis Director, SNAP (901) 569-4500 cell
David Clohessy, National Director, SNAP (314) 566-9790 cell