A Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

1992

Responding to a clerical sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Chicago, in 1992 Cardinal Bernardin established an Independent Review Board to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against children and he required the Archdiocese to report all allegations to law enforcement. The next year, he attempted unsuccessfully to persuade the U.S. bishops to adopt the same approach.

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