PORTRAITS OF GRIEF. Quilts bearing photos of victims of sexual abuse by priests of the Los Angeles archdiocese, Feb. 2013 (CNS photo/David McNew, Reuters)
Kathleen McChesneyJune 24, 2015
A survivor of sexual abuse perpetrated by a Catholic priest hesitates to report his abuse, thinking that he will not be believed. Another survivor knows that she was not the cleric’s only victim but worries that she will be the only person to report his behavior. And many Catholics complain th
Kathleen McChesneyOctober 08, 2012
From 2002 until 2005, McChesney helped the bishops to implement the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Kathleen McChesneyJune 06, 2011
Key findings of the John Jay College Study on clergy sexual abuse
Kathleen McChesneyJune 08, 2009
Reassessing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
Kathleen McChesneyNovember 20, 2006
Since the revelation in 2002 of sexual abuse cases involving Catholic priests in the United States, over 500 accused priests have been temporarily or permanently removed from ministry. This number is not expected to increase significantly, largely because the abuse-prevention policies and procedures
Kathleen McChesneyMay 30, 2005
The sympathetic response of Americans to the death of Pope John Paul II might suggest that the sexual abuse crisis in the United States has not harmed the reputation of the church, and that trust in its leadership remains strong. The public’s high regard for Pope John Paul II and the love of C
Kathleen McChesneyFebruary 09, 2004
In an unprecedented undertaking, from June 3 through Oct. 31, 2003, independent auditors reviewed the management actions taken by 191 Catholic dioceses in the United States to comply with the provisions of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The charter, adopted by the Unite