Bishop Accountability


Accused Priests: 49 (of which 38 archdiocesan priests, 7 externs, and 4 of unspecified incardination who were "cleared of accusations ... and have been permitted to return to ministry")
Total Priests: 3,782 (including archdiocesan priests and externs, but excluding order priests)
Persons Making Allegations: At least 140 (including at least 1 accuser for each "cleared" cleric)
Cost: $8,557,301 (of which $6,222,357 on counseling and settlements for those abused, $1,105,846 on counseling and treatment for clerics, and $1,229,098 for legal fees)

See the archdiocesan press release.

See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Cardinal Edward Egan. 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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