Report to the People of God

On February 17, 2004, the Archdiocese published its Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse Archdiocese of Los Angeles 1930-2003.  It reaffirmed the Archdiocese’s commitment to develop and maintain best practices to deal with incidents of alleged misconduct and provide support to victim-survivors. The Report, which included a list of known publicly or credibly accused clergy, was an essential part of the Archdiocese’s ongoing effort to promote healing and reconciliation for victims, their families and their Church community.

As an expression of our commitment to transparency and support for victim-survivors, the list of names of clergy credibly or publicly accused of misconduct with minors in the original 2004 Report to the People of God was updated in 2005, 2008, 2018 and as allegations were presented as part of the Independent Compensation Program for Victims of Abuse by Diocesan Clergy (ICP) which began in 2019. The consolidated list will be updated annually to include names of clergy with allegations that are found credible by the independent Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board, along with allegations that are found to be plausible if the priest was dead or had left the Archdiocese when the allegation was made. The most recent list was published in 2021 and can be found here.

Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles 1930-2003

Issued by Cardinal Roger Mahony on February 17, 2004, offering fullest possible disclosure of what happened over the years. The Report represents our best understanding of the history of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese and our efforts to eliminate this scourge. It includes the best information we can glean at this time about the number of priests and religious who have sexually abused minors and the number of victims of such abuse. (2004)

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