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Abuse Scandalís Total Cost: $2.49 Billion Since 2004
Catholic Culture ^ | 4/11/12

Posted on 04/11/2012 6:41:45 AM PDT by marshmallow

The clerical abuse scandal cost American dioceses $108,679,706 in 2011, according to an report released on April 10 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Only 57% of those funds were allotted to settlements ($50.4 million) and therapy for abuse victims ($6.1 million); the rest was spent on attorneys’ fees ($36.7 million), support for offenders ($9.9 million), and other costs ($5.6 million), according to the 2011 “Report on the Implementation of the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People.”

The clerical abuse scandal cost religious institutes an additional $35,372,010 in 2011. These expenses brought the total cost of the clerical abuse scandal to American dioceses and religious institutes between 2004 and 2011 to $2,488,405,755: $2,129,982,621 for dioceses and eparchies, and $358,428,134 for religious institutes.

During 2011, 21 minors alleged they were abused by a priest or deacon. The report found that seven allegations “were considered credible by law enforcement; three were determined to be false, five were determined to be boundary violations, and three are still under investigation.”

During 2011, 683 adults also alleged that they had been abused by a priest or deacon in the past. “Allegations were made against 551 priests and seven deacons,” the report stated. “Of the accused clerics, 253 are deceased, 58 had already been laicized, 184 have been removed from ministry, and 281 had been named in previous audits.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues

1 posted on 04/11/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

And how in the sam hill has the “gay” community gotten away with not being associated with this? According to reports I have seen, a majority of these cases were abuse by clergy of boys and young men. Yet the MSM always describes this problem as “child abuse” in general terms, without indicating who was abused, or the tendencies of those who did the abuse.

2 posted on 04/11/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: marshmallow

“68% of allegations “occurred or began between 1960 and 1984.”

“the most common time period for allegations reported in 2011 was 1975-1979”

Overall, 82% of those of alleged abuse were male.”

I think it is because the number of gay men who became priests has gone down since the late 70’s and early 80s. They don’t have to be priests anymore, they can be married in some states, companies will give them benefits, in many places the “gay culture” is celebrated. So why join an organization that officially teaches that homosexual acts are wrong when you don’t have to anymore, and the broader culture is becoming more and more tolerant?


3 posted on 04/11/2012 7:44:28 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The MSM doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with intergenerational same-sex intimacy. It’s encouraged at mandatory programs in the Left’s own religious institutions, the government schools, and they’re determined to bring it into Boy Scouts or shut the organization down. (Fortunately, they haven’t succeeded yet.)

The “scandal,” for them, is simply a stick to beat the Church because the Church is against the practices the MSM approves.

4 posted on 04/11/2012 7:48:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Tax-chick
The MSM(sic) doesn’t think

There is nothing mainstream about the DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media. Referring to that cabal of frauds as mainstream is a gross mischaracterization of the truth.

5 posted on 04/11/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

True. I just copied the term from the post to which I responded. I usually call them the Democrat Propaganda Ministry.

6 posted on 04/11/2012 8:50:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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