Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On Abuse, The Study Drops

Years in the making, and produced at a cost of $1.8 million -- mostly funded by the US bishops, but with a contribution from an arm of the Justice Department -- this hour sees the release of the Study on the Causes and Contexts of Clergy Sexual Abuse, prepared by a team from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The full report's available as a mega-pdf, and the USCCB president, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, has issued a statement on the doc's release.

Ergo, as ever, let a thousand reactions bloom.