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Monday, February 20, 2017

SNAP considers new directions

by Brian Roewe
Breaking News: In a matter of weeks, an extreme makeover changed the face of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

Gone is David Clohessy, its national director and the relentless force behind the group's advocacy efforts.

Gone is Barbara Blaine, its president and the former Catholic Worker who founded the support network in 1988, in part through a phone call to the Phil Donahue Show.

What remains, SNAP says, is its wide network of volunteer leaders who perform "the vast majority" of its work outside public view, as well as its longstanding commitment to survivors of sexual abuse.

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