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SNAP praises bishop, defends Church

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Apr 01, 2013

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has issued a statement praising diocesan bishops who have responded energetically to the sex-abuse crisis, and voicing loyalty to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The SNAP statement said:

April Fool!

(No such statement has ever been released.)

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: dfp3234574 - Apr. 01, 2013 7:55 AM ET USA

    You got me, Phil! I clicked it! Good one.