The Bernardin Report

Julia Quinn Dempsey, Most Rev. John R. Gorman, John P. Madden, and Rev. Alphonse P. Spilly, C.PP.S., Report to Joseph Cardinal Bernardin | Archdiocese of Chicago | The Cardinal's Commission on Clerical Sexual Misconduct with Minors (Chicago, Ill., June 1992).

This report is presented here in two forms:
* In two large PDF files, for those with a fast Internet connection.
* In smaller PDF files of each chapter and appendix, for those with a slower connection.

Full Text of the report (9.1 megabyte PDF file)
Appendices of the report (6.8 megabyte PDF file)

Letter, Table of Contents, and Preface
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Commission's Mandates and Methods
Chapter 2. Historical Context
Chapter 3. Nature of the Problem
Chapter 4. Review of Cases
Chapter 5. Recommendations Regarding Archdiocesan Policies and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse by Priests
Chapter 6. Care of Victims and Priests
Chapter 7. Recommendations Regarding Other Issues
Chapter 8. Recommendations Regarding Return to Ministry

Appendix A. Letter from Cardinal Bernardin to Chicago Catholics, announcing the commission (October 25, 1991)
Appendix B. Brief Biographies of the Commission Members
Appendix C. Brief Summaries of Interviews
Appendix D. Bibliography
Appendix E. Commission's Letter Requesting Comments
Appendix F. List of Correspondents
Appendix G. Commission Meetings
Appendix H. The Abel Screen
Appendix I. Policies of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Regard to Intervention and Treatment of a Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse with a Minor or Others at Risk


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