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SNAP IN PANIC MODE
April 10th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

SNAP director David Clohessy berates the Church for not reporting suspected sexual abusers, yet he himself admits failing to report a priest who molested a male youth. He accuses the Church of lying, he admits under oath lying to the media about his work. He claims the Church lacks transparency, but he doesn’t disclose his own funding sources. He... [Read more...]


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SNAP IS IN PANIC MODE
March 7th, 2013 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on attempts by the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) to smear papal candidates: David Clohessy, the head of SNAP, rails against the Catholic Church for not reporting suspected sexual abusers to the police, yet he has admitted that he himself failed to call the cops when he learned of a priest who molested a male... [Read more...]


SNAP DISGRACES ITSELF AGAIN
September 18th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

On July 10, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) placed a full-page ad in the New York Times. Once again the so-called victims’ group disgraced itself. Instead of looking at the positive reforms made by the U.S. bishops over the last decade, the professional victims’ lobby rehashed its age-old claim that there is an ongoing abuse... [Read more...]


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SNAP DISGRACES ITSELF AGAIN
July 10th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to the full-page ad placed by the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in today’s New York Times: Instead of looking at the positive reforms made by the U.S. bishops over the last decade, the professional victims’ lobby SNAP is rehashing its age-old claim that there is an ongoing abuse... [Read more...]


SNAP’S DEFENDERS SHOW TRUE COLORS
May 23rd, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

Our latest report on SNAP [click here] showed beyond a reasonable doubt what an utter fraud the organization is. It was not an essay; it was not an op-ed; it was not conjecture; it was not our opinion. It was the voice of David Clohessy, the director of SNAP. When coupled with our report last summer on the proceedings of its national convention (it... [Read more...]


SNAP UNDONE
April 16th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

On March 13, we released a report by Bill Donohue, SNAP UNRAVELS; it was a critical analysis of the statements made by SNAP director David Clohessy at his January 2 court-ordered appearance in Missouri. On the same day, the New York Times ran a front-page story on Clohessy’s deposition. Donohue was quoted in the story, and his comments set off a firestorm. The... [Read more...]


SNAP UNRAVELS
April 16th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Essay

At the end of 2011, a Missouri judge ordered David Clohessy, the president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), to be deposed regarding his role in cases of priestly sexual abuse. Clohessy fought the order vigorously, but lost. On January 2, 2012, he was deposed; the deposition [it is available on our website] was made public... [Read more...]


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SNAP’S DEFENDERS SHOW TRUE COLORS
March 21st, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on those who continue to defend the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): Last week we released a report on SNAP that showed beyond a reasonable doubt what an utter fraud the organization is (click here to read it). It was not an essay; it was not an op-ed; it was not conjecture; it was... [Read more...]


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SNAP COMES UNDONE
March 13th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

On January 2, David Clohessy, the president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was deposed in Missouri regarding his role in cases of priestly sexual abuse. The deposition was recently made available [click here]; Catholic League president Bill Donohue has written a report on it, SNAP UNRAVELS [to read it, click here]; it is... [Read more...]


SNAP UNRAVELS
March 13th, 2012 |

Bill Donohue President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights At the end of 2011, a Missouri judge ordered David Clohessy, the president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), to be deposed regarding his role in cases of priestly sexual abuse. Clohessy fought the order vigorously, but lost. On January 2, 2012, he was deposed;... [Read more...]