Barbara Blaine, founder of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, dies at 61

CHICAGO — Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died.

The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday following a recent cardiac event. She was 61.

In a statement, SNAP managing director Barbara Dorris praised Blaine’s work with victims of clergy sexual abuse, adding that Blaine’s “contributions to a safer society would be hard to overstate.”

According to the organization’s...

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