Many people who were abused in the Catholic Church found friends and support in a group known as the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests...or SNAP. But the network now says it is fighting to survive as it defends itself against legal attacks by the Church.
Part Two of The Current
SNAP vs The Roman Catholic Church - Barbara Blaine
A group dedicated to helping survivors of abuse by Roman Catholic priests, says it's now worried about its own survival. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - or SNAP as its known - is based in the United States, but has chapters around the world, including Canada. The group believes the Church is trying to bury it in expensive legal actions. SNAP officials say it's all part of a campaign to cripple and silence an organization that's worked with victims, whistleblowers and witnesses for more than two decades.
Barbara Blaine is the president of SNAP and she joins us from Chicago.
SNAP vs The Roman Catholic Church - Jeff Field
Jeff Field is with the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights - a major defender of the Catholic Church. And he joined me from New York City.
This segment was produced by The Current's Kathleen Goldhar.
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