DIOCESE OF KANSAS CITY-ST. JOSEPH MO
Accused Priests: 20 (of which 5 were "exonerated
after extensive investigations," also referred to by Boland as "inconclusive
Total Priests: 476
Cost: $855,826 from diocesan insurance reserves
See Cathy Lynn Grossman, Survey:
More Clergy Abuse Cases Than Previously Thought (2/10/04) with AP
of data for 74 dioceses.
by Bishop Raymond J. Boland with attachment.
See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Bishop
Raymond J. Boland. The June 2002 database examined the records of
bishops and identified those who had allowed accused priests to continue
working or had otherwise protected priests accused of sexual abuse. The
database is relevant to the bishops' "Nature and Scope" study
because the bishops who prepared the surveys for the study are in many
cases responsible for the "scope" of the problem.