Official Reports and Documents

Vos Estis Lux MundiPope Francis’ apostolic letter decreeing mandatory reporting of clergy sex abuse.
John Jay ReportThis report, updated in 2011, is the official report commissioned by the USCCB on “The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010”.
Commentary: America MagazineAmerica Magazine commentary on the John Jay Report.
Commentary: Psychology TodayA Psychology Today commentary on the John Jay Report.
RMIT University ReportPrepared by the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, this comprehensive research examines the possible causes and influences of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia.
Commentary: NCRNational Catholic Reporter commentary on the RMIT Report.
The Dallas CharterRevised in 2018, the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is a comprehensive set of procedures originally established by the USCCB in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.

Other Relevant Reports

The Protection of Minors in the ChurchText of presentations of speakers at the February 2019 Vatican meeting on the protection of minors.
Survey of US Catholic WomenA survey of US Catholic women on the abuse crisis put out by the Catholic Women’s Forum.
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