Bishop Accountability


Credibly Accused Priests: 5 (including James Porter)
Total Diocesan and Extern Priests: 128 (not including 141 order priests)
Credible Allegations: 37 (including 20 allegations against James Porter)
Cost: $2,671,318 (of which $2,335,000 for settlements; $251,568 in counseling, therapy, and spiritual direction; $84,750 in legal fees; excluded is money paid by the diocese in 1 confidential settlement)
Sources of Funds: Insurers covered the settlement costs of $2,335,000 and $34,696 of the legal fees; the diocese covered the rest.
Settlement costs are for 1991-94; during the study period 1950-2002, no settlements were made before of after 1991-94.

See the letter from Bishop Victor Balke and its attachment with diocesan data. See also Balke's letter on the national John Jay report. The numbers gathered from the bishop's attachment differ somewhat from Cathy Lynn Grossman, Survey: More Clergy Abuse Cases Than Previously Thought (2/10/04) with AP table of data for 74 dioceses.



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