As our name implies, is dedicated to posting on the Web information that is necessary for understanding the bishops' role in the Catholic sexual abuse crisis. Some bishops are themselves abusers, and many others have knowingly transferred accused priests into unsuspecting parishes, where they continued to offend. For an important overview of the bishops' role, see the Dallas Morning news feature Two-Thirds of Bishops Let Accused Priests Work, by Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin (6/12/02).

Our logo is intended to suggest the importance of the bishops in the crisis and the extent of their responsibility. Instead of picturing the "worst" bishops, we have shown a range, geographic and otherwise.

Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane WA – See Landslide Skylstad, by Joe Feuerherd, National Catholic Reporter (11/17/04).
Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre NY – See Feds End Church Sex Case, by Carol Eisenberg, Newsday 11/22/05); Do the Right Thing, editorial in the National Catholic Reporter (7/24/03).

Archbishop Emeritus Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., of Milwaukee WI – See Weakland Denies He Abused Man Archdiocese Paid $450,000: Archbishop Asks Vatican to Hasten Retirement, by Marie Rohde, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/24/02).
Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York NY – Egan was previously bishop of Bridgeport CT. See Egan Protected Abusive Priests, by Elizabeth Hamilton and Eric Rich, Hartford Courant (3/17/02).
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles CA – See Archdiocese for Years Kept Allegations of Abuse from Police, by Glenn F. Bunting, Ralph Frammolino, and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times (8/18/02).
Bishop John B. McCormack of Manchester NH – McCormack was Cardinal Law's abuse delegate before becoming bishop of Manchester. See Records show a trail of secrecy, deception, by Walter V. Robinson and Stephen Kurkjian, Boston Globe (12/4/02), with other articles on that webpage.
Bishop Emeritus Anthony J. O'Connell of Palm Beach FL – See Bishop quits, admits abuse: Palm Beach leader details '70s sex case, by Amy Driscoll, Miami Herald (3/9/02)
Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. of Louisville KY – See Kelly's memos about Rev. Thomas Creagh.
Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. O'Brien of Phoenix AZ – See Valley stunned by arrest of O'Brien in fatal hit-and-run, by Dennis Wagner, Judd Slivka and Joseph Reaves, Arizona Republic (6/17/03) with other articles on that webpage.



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