ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK NJ
Accused Priests: 71 (of which 52 archdiocesan and "adjunct,"
and 19 religious order priests; "20 have returned to ministry following
an investigation by the Archdiocese and/or local civil authorities")
Total Priests: 3,130 (including archdiocesan, "adjunct,"
and religious order priests and deacons)
Cost: $2,188,042 (of which $705,510 for medical and psychological
treatment of accused priests, $704,265 for claims payments, $628,929 for
legal expenses (archdiocesan and plaintiffs), and $149,338 for "voluntary
payments by the Archdiocese for victim counseling in matters involving
actual or alleged sexual abuse of minors")
from Archbishop John J. Myers, with accompanying charts.
See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Archbishop
John Myers. 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.