Bishop Accountability


Credibly Accused Diocesan Priests: 27
Total Diocesan Priests: 773
Allegations: 113
Cost: $4,212,368 (of which $2,777,000 on settlements, $690,842 on counseling for victims and priests, and $744,526 on legal fees)
Source of Funds: sale of diocesan real estate and proceeds of diocesan investments, except for $837,000 from insurance for a portion of the settlement costs

See the letter by Bishop Joseph Imesch, related graphs, and press release.

See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Bishop Joseph Imesch. 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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