Saturday, May 21, 2011

hide y'kids, hide y'wife...,

USCCB | A Report Presented to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by the John Jay College Research Team: John Jay College Reports No Single Cause, Predictor of Clergy Abuse. A landmark study by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, which examined the causes and context of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church, concluded that there was no single cause or predictor of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. The report added that that situational factors and opportunity to abuse played a significant role in the onset and continuation of abusive acts.
REPORT: Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors
by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010
Backgrounder: Timeline
Backgrounder: Catholic Church in the United States at a Glance
Backgrounder: Key Points (En EspaƱol )
Statement of Bishop Blase Cupich
Statement of Diane Knight
Statement of Karen Terry