Bishop Accountability


Accused Priests: 32 (including 5 priests against whom allegations were "impossible so far to evaluate adequately," and 1 priest regarding whom "civil authorities investigated the claims and rejected them for insufficient evidence")
Total Priests: 973 (of which 295 were order priests)
Alleged Victims: 67
Cost: $1,156,217

See letter from Archbishop Jerome Hanus.

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

See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Archbishop Jerome Hanus. 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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