Restoring Trust: Volume II
November 1995

Most Rev. John F. Kinney and the Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse, Restoring Trust: A Pastoral Response to Sexual Abuse, Volume II (Washington, D.C.: National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 1995).

This is the second volume of the report by the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse. We have also posted Restoring Trust: Volume I. 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 II is available here as a single large PDF, containing 189 pages, and as separate chapters for easier download.


Complete PDF:

Restoring Trust: Volume II, November 1995 (6.6 megabytes)


Sections of the Report:

The sections of the report are listed here in two lists: 1) as they are described in Bishop John F. Kinney's cover letter to the bishops, and 2) as they are titled in the report itself. Each list provides access to all the sections of the report.

Bishop Kinney's Descriptions

      [Title page and letter of introduction, listing the contents of the report]

l. a. Information on additional Evaluation/Treatment Centers

   b. The summarized results of a survey on the use of these centers by twenty Arch/dioceses.

2.    Material on the care of victims

3.    An article written by a priest offender

4.    An article written by a diocesan Vicar for priests

5.    An article written by a psychiatrist on the effectiveness of the treatment of the offending priest

6.    An article written from an insurer's perspective

7.    An extensive bibliography of various books and articles on the subject compiled by a researcher in the field

Section Titles in the Report

- Title Page and Letter Introducing the Volume and Listing Its Contents

- Second Report on Evaluation and Treatment Centers

       - Presentation and Part One: Report on Eight Centers
              1. Behavioral Institute of Medicine of Atlanta [Atlanta GA]
              2. Isaac Ray Center [Chicago IL]
              3. Our Lady of Guadalupe Retreat Center [Cherry Valley CA]
              4. Progressive Clinical Services [Cincinnati OH]
              5. Shalom Center Inc. [Splendora TX]
              6. St. Louis Consultation Center [St. Louis MO]
              7. The Menninger Clinic [Topeka KS]
              8. Wounded Brothers Project (Recon Inc.) [Dittmer MO]

       - Part Two: Results of Survey on Use of Centers

- Responding to Victims-Survivors

- Reflections of a Recovering Priest (Anonymous)

- Reflections on Working with Problems of Sexual Abuse (Patrick O'Malley, Vicar for Priests, Archdiocese of Chicago)

- Will Priests Sexually Abuse After Treatment? (James J. Gill, S.J., M.D.)

- Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: An Insurance Viewpoint (Michael A. Intrieri, Catholic Mutual Group)

- Bibliographies (Ann Wolf, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Theological Studies, St. Louis University)


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