Clergy Sexual Abuse

Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church


A series about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church: its origins, characters, causes, and reforms. Host Karna Lozoya interviews bishops, survivors, reporters, lawyers, social workers, and many more, to help navigate a systemic problem that has plagued the modern church for at least 70 years.


"Healing the Breach of Trust" and Other Conferences at Catholic University

Catholic University held four conferences on healing the breach of trust: Catholic Media, the Role of the Laity, the Roots of the Crisis, and the Way Forward. We also held an event discussing how the crisis affected priests, called, "Shepherds to a Wounded Flock" and co-sponsored a global symposium with Harvard University on Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse.

Partnership with Survivors

Spirit Fire

The Catholic Project partners with the survivor organization Spirit Fire in planning events and shares resources for survivors.


For Survivors

Websites that offer information and support to survivors of sexual abuse or assault, in childhood or as adults.


For Family/ Friends of Survivors

Websites that offer information and support to family members of friends of those who have suffered abuse.


For Reporting Abuse

What do you do if you suspect abuse? This page shares information for reporting to both civil and church authorities.

Reference Documents

On Clergy Abuse

The Catholic Church both globally and in the United States has published norms and policies on responding to allegations of sexual abuse by clergy.