Nationwide database of credibly accused Catholic clergy

January 29, 2020

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For ProPublica, Ellis Simani and Ken Schwencke compiled an interactive database that you can search:

ProPublica reporters spent months collecting the lists as they were originally released by each diocese. They then made them searchable via a public database in order to provide victims of clerical abuse and members of the public a way to search across all of the released lists.

More than 6,700 names are included in the database, and over 5,800 of them are unique. A little more than half of the people named were listed as being deceased. ProPublica did not have the data necessary to merge records with the same name across dioceses, though our reporting on specific clergy indicates that some have surfaced on as many as eight lists.

Unsettling.

The data is also available for download.