Statement from the Diocese of San Jose on the release of the report by Kathleen McChesney and the Kinsale Management Group
Bishop McGrath, Bishop Cantú, and the Diocese of San Jose have been informed by former FBI Executive Assistant Director, Dr. Kathleen McChesney, that she and her firm, Kinsale Management Consulting, require additional time to complete the in-depth review of personnel files pertaining to the sexual misconduct with children committed by any cleric appointed by the Bishop of San Jose or, in the years before our founding in 1981, by the Archbishop of San Francisco.
This independent review is seeking to determine how diocesan leadership handled allegations of sexual abuse when they were received and provide recommendations to improve accountability and transparency. As a result of the examination, there may be additional offenders identified. If so, those names will be added to the Diocese’s Clergy Disclosure List.
The results of the Kinsale review are expected in the spring.
We are committed to accountability to foster healing in the lives of victims/survivors and transparency to rebuild trust.