Report: Receding Waves

prepared by Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
a project of the Ruth Institute

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Receding Waves Report Receding Waves Report (672 KB) Follow-up study to Dr. Paul Sullins' "Clergy Sex Abuse" report, analyzing trends from 2000 onward. (Released on 06-Jun-2019)

Data Sources

The Ruth Institute would like to thank retired journalist G.R. Pafumi for sharing his data, described in our report as the SACCADAS database. Pafumi’s research was housed at; his current work is housed at his blog,