Bishop Accountability


Accused Priests: 20 (of which 5 were "exonerated after extensive investigations," also referred to by Boland as "inconclusive allegations")
Total Priests: 476
Complaints: 35
Cost: $855,826 from diocesan insurance reserves

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

See letter by Bishop Raymond J. Boland with attachment.

See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Bishop Raymond J. Boland. 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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