Restoring Trust: Volume I
November 1994

Most Rev. John F. Kinney and the Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse, Restoring Trust: A Pastoral Response to Sexual Abuse, Volume I (Washington, D.C.: National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 1994).

This is the first volume of the report by the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse. We have also posted Restoring Trust: Volume II. These reports were obtained from the NCCB by the plaintiffs in the matter of Rev. Rudy Kos, and were donated to by Sylvia Demarest as part of her archive. The files are searchable in Adobe Acrobat.

Volume I is available here as a single large PDF, containing 200 pages, and as separate chapters for easier download:

Complete PDF:

Restoring Trust: Volume I, November 1994 (8.3 megabytes)

Sections of the Report:

- Title Page, Letter, Table of Contents, and Introduction

- Objective No. 1: Diocesan Policies

- Objective No. 2: Report on Evaluation and Treatment Centers
         1. Johns Hopkins [Baltimore MD]
         2. The Institute of Living [Hartford CT]
         3. The New Life Center [Middleburg VA]
         4. St. Luke Institute [Suitland MD]
         5. Servants of the Paraclete (St. Michael's Community) [St. Louis MO]
         6. Servants of the Paraclete (The Albuquerque Villa) [Albuquerque NM]
         7. Program in Human Sexuality – Department of Family Practice & Community Health Medical School University of Minnesota [Minneapolis MN]
         8. Southdown [Aurora, Ontario, Canada]
         9. Villa St. John Vianney Hospital [Downingtown PA]
       10. Our Lady of Peace Hospital – Peace Ministry Centre [Louisville KY]


- Pedophilia: Diagnostic Concepts, Treatment, and Ethical Considerations (Fred Berlin, MD, Ph.D. and Edgar Kraut, M.A., Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD)

- The Role of the Diocesan Outside Counsel (Andrew J. Eisenzimmer, St. Paul MN)

- Care for Victims and Their Families (Archbishop Harry D. Flynn, D.D., Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis)

- Priests, Power, and Sexual Abuse (Dr. James J. Gill, S.J., M.D., Institute of Living the Harvard University Health Services)

- The Role of the Diocesan In-House Attorney (Jack Hammel, Archdiocese of San Francisco (Legal Dept.), San Francisco CA)

- The Media and Sexual Abuse Cases: Elements of a Media Plan (Msgr. Francis Maniscalco, Media Relations, NCCB)

- "Recovered" Memories of Abuse - An Historical Reflection (Paul R. McHugh, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD)

- Parishes as Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., D.Min., St. Luke Institute, Suitland MD)

- [Placeholder for article on insurers, to be added later] See the insurance section in Volume II.

- Expectations of Treatment for Child Molesters (Frank Valcour, M.D., St. Luke Institute, Suitland MD)

- [Placeholder for article on recidivism, to be added later] See the section on recidivism in Volume II.











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