Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, CA, Western Regional Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPNetwork.org) (firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-322-
How many more brave victims need to come forward before Pope Francis and Archbishop Hon reach out to the survivors and Catholics of Guam and take decisive action with Archbishop Apuron?
We deeply thank Roland Sondia for standing up and telling his story, just like Ray, Walter, and Doris have done before him. Their bravery cannot be overstated.
Pope Francis has promised quick action to remove and punish clerics—including bishops—who have abused children or covered up abuse. Now is the time.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)