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Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

The horrific moral, human, and spiritual costs of the clergy sexual abuse crisis are undermining faith and destroying trust in the Catholic Church. This series of dialogues has brought together survivors, theologians, journalists, parishioners, and leaders in efforts to address sexual abuse and discuss what must now be done to protect the vulnerable, hold leaders accountable, and begin to reform, renew, and heal the Church.


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Final Report | Taking Responsibility: Jesuit Educational Institutions Confront the Causes and Legacy of Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Initiative was proud to be a part of the Taking Responsibility project led by Fordham University to better understand and address the causes and legacies of clergy sexual abuse. Read the complete final report on the Taking Responsibility website.


Lifting Up the Voices of Female Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse (Video)

October 25, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

The McCarrick Report: Findings, Lessons, and Directions (Video)

December 10, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes

Where Are We Now? Where Do We Need To Go? (Video)

November 4, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes