DIOCESE OF CHARLOTTE NC
Accused Priests: 13 (of which 2 were "exonerated")
Total Priests: 677
Cost: $715,331 (of which $704,439 for counseling, other
services to victims, and legal fees in 1972-2002; and $10,892 for counseling
Data are for 1972-2003; the diocese was created in 1972.
See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Emeritus
Bishop William Curlin. 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.
release and related article
in the diocesan Catholic News & Herald, March 5, 2004.