NOTES ON TABLE
This table was assembled by BishopAccountability.org to allow you easy
access to the documents of the Addendum, which was filed in the Ford case
as an attachment to the July 21, 2003 brief, seeking to establish the
"pattern and practice" of the Boston archdiocese. The Addendum
does not include a list of documents.
The Addendum is organized by priest, with Paul Shanley first and the other
25 in alphabetical order after him, which is the order in which they are
discussed in the Pattern & Practice brief. The documents for each
priest are ordered by kind of document: "Bates stamped documents;
Affidavits; Deposition Transcripts; Complaints and Other Pleadings; Micellaneous
documents." (The Bates stamp is the number in the lower righthand
corner of each document. The Boston archdiocesan documents are numbered
sequentially within each priest's file, and a prefix identifies the file.
So the first document in the Shanley file bears a Bates number of RCAB
We have organized the table in the following columns:
1) Description - A brief description of the document's
2) From - The author of the document. We try to provide
the author's title at the time the document was written. For example,
Robert J. Banks is called Fr. in early entries and Bishop in later ones.
3) To - The addressee of the document.
4) Date - The date on which the document was written.
Sometimes this is stated on the document, but sometimes it can only be
established by consulting other documents that reference the one in question.
5-7) Bates From To - The Bates number, if the document
was part of the filing in the Ford case. Each archdiocesan document obtained
in the case was stamped with a number, usually in the lower-right corner,
consisting of a prefix referring to the priest, and a number. These numbers
don't reflect the chronological order of the documents. Some documents
have several Bates numbers, because they were filed in other cases as
8) Addendum Doc. No. - BishopAccountability.org numbered
the documents of the Addendum sequentially, so that we could preserve
a record of the Addendum contents and their sequence. Some documents referenced
in the Pattern & Practice brief are not provided in the copy of the
Addendum that we received from Greenberg Traurig. We will make supplemental
requests for those documents.