DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER NY
Accused Priests: 36 (allegations against 6 "were
determined to be unfounded," and allegations against another 6 were
unsubstantiated or there was "insufficient information")
Total Priests: 1,706
Cost: Approximately $1.51 million (of which $1.24 million
for treatment, compensation, or payment to victims; $270,000 for legal
Source of Funds: $831,000 from insurers.
See Cathy Lynn Grossman, Survey:
More Clergy Abuse Cases Than Previously Thought (2/10/04) with AP
of data for 74 dioceses.
release and open letter from Bishop Matthew H. Clark.
See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Bishop
Matthew H. Clark. 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.