Bishop Accountability


Accused Priests: 83 (41 diocesan and 42 order and extern priests)
Total Priests: NA
Alleged Victims: NA
Cost: $5,634,926 (of which $4.1 million for settlements, $419,186 for victims' counseling expenses, $112,520 for legal representation of accused priests, $616,201 for living expenses for suspended priests, and $387,019 for psychiatric treatment and medical care for suspended priests; the amount given for settlements is since 1982, and the other costs are since 1987)

See Cathy Lynn Grossman, Survey: More Clergy Abuse Cases Than Previously Thought (2/10/04) with AP table of data for 74 dioceses.

See 2/18/04 letter from Cardinal William Keeler, which references a 9/25/02 letter from Cardinal Keeler.

See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Cardinal William Keeler. 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.



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