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The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses$
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James T. O'Reilly and Margaret S.P. Chalmers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199937936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.001.0001

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The Development of the Problem:

The Development of the Problem:

1950 to 2002

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(p.231) Chapter 21 The Development of the Problem
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The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses
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James T. O’Reilly

Margaret S. P. Chalmers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0021

U.S. Catholic leaders mishandled a growing sex abuse problem during the critical years of misconduct allegations from 1950 to 2002 that went on with minimal supervisory control of the rogue priests. The chapter provides an overview of how the problem developed, including the role played by failure to screen and train seminarians and the shortage of priests that created the pressure to retain them, even if it meant reassigning one against whom sexual abuse claims had been made. Finally it relates the impact of the accusations made against Cardinal Bernardin, and describes in detail the difference in approach that the Church has taken post-1994.

Keywords:   Vatican Congregations, crisis, Conference of Bishops, Norms, reporting, seminaries

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