Frequently Requested Documents

Diocesan archives contain many documents that offer general insight into the sexual abuse crisis and the bishops' involvement.

Victim's Mother on Pecharich in Orange

In this 2002 letter to Bishop Tod D. Brown of the Orange diocese, the mother of an alleged victim describes how Rev. Michael Pecharich ingratiated himself with her and her husband and sons "for one specific reason - young men to prey on." She is "sickened by these memories" of her sons' "outdoor adventures" with Pecharich, and she decided to write when she heard Pecharich falsely claim, when he was removed in 2002, that he had "one transgression."

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