Reference Documents

Clergy Abuse

Papal Documents
CDF Documents
USCCB Documents

Directives for the Implementation of the Provisions of Vos estis lux mundi Concerning Bishops and Their Equivalents - PDF also includes "Affirming our Episcopal Commitments" and "Protocol Regarding Available Non-Penal Restrictions on Bishops" - June 2018

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People - Commonly referred to as the "Dallas Charter"- Revised June 2018, Original 2002

The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors bu Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010 - Commonly called the second "John Jay Report" - May 2011

The Nature and Scope of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002 - Commonly referred to as the first "John Jay Report" - February 2004

Proposed Guidelines on the Assessment of Clergy and Religious for Assignment - November 1993

Church Conferences

Proceedings from the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church held at the Vatican - February 2019


The Doyle-Mouton-Peterson Report, "The Problem of Sexual Molestation by Roman Catholic Clergy: Meeting the Problem in a Comprehensive and Responsible Manner - 1985