Posts Tagged ‘John Jay’

US cardinal tried to obstruct study of sex-abuse cases

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Newly-released documents show that Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, tried to obstruct an extensive study of sex-abuse problems in American dioceses. The cardinal strongly resisted inquiries by researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, who had been commissioned by the United States bishops’ conference to study how dioceses handled Read more

Fundamental questions not answered by John Jay report

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Release of the John Jay College study on the causes of sexual abuse by Catholic priests signals the end of the U.S. bishops’ five-year, $1.8 million inquiry into the institution they govern and the priests in their charge. But the new study hardly quiets the fundamental questions that have dogged the church and its leaders Read more

Priests weren’t trained to confront 1960’s change

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Priest sexual offenders came from seminary classes in the 1940’s and 1950’s who were not trained to confront the upheavals of the 1960’s when behavioural norms were upended, researchers hired by the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference have concluded. The report conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, also found few priest offenders were pedophiles abusers were not Read more