The US Bishops Conference has just completed its annual fall meeting and has issued a press release on preliminary findings from the so-called John Jay report:
Researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice presented an Interim Report on the Causes and Context Study on sexual abuse of minors by clergy at the November assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The bishops called for the Study as part of their response to the sexual abuse crisis when they adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002.Read the full text of the press release here.
Over at Politics Daily, David Gibson offers more detail on what the bishops heard in a post including material from Margaret Smith and Karen Terry, researchers working on the John Jay report for the bishops.
Read Gibson's post here.
Until the John Jay report is completed and released, these preliminary findings offer a glimpse of what's to come.