January 21, 2010
Curriculum Vitae


  • Loyola College, Baltimore , Maryland , MS


  • The Seton Psychiatric Institute, Baltimore, Maryland , Certificate-Resident in Counseling of Religious


  • The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas , Certificate in Counseling


  • Saint John's Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota , Ordained Roman Catholic Priest (M.Div. Equiv.)


  • Collegio Sant' Anselmo, Rome, Italy


  • Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota — BA


  • Saint John's Preparatory School, Collegeville, Minnesota




  • Psychiatrist Assistant:  Registration No. S-00001 The Maryland State Board of Medical Examiners.  Cf. Note on functions


  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) Certificate #03879


  • National Academy of Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CCMHC) Certificate No. 183




  • Pastoral Counselor (Volunteer) Owen Clinic, University of California at San Diego

2000- 2003

  • Psychiatrist Assistant (State of Maryland)


  • Consultant, Task Force on Sexual Abuse — St. John's Abbey & University, Collegeville, Minnesota


  • Supervisor in Family Therapy — Child and Adolescent Fellows Program, - John's Hopkins Medical School Department of Psychiatry


  • Counselor, (Private Practice Associates)


  • Staff, Consultation Center for Clergy and Religious Archdiocese of Baltimore


  • Consultant in Family Therapy North Baltimore Mental Health Center


  • Counselor, Loyola College Counseling Service (Acting Director 1974)


  • Consultant to the Program of Psychiatry and Religion, Spring Grove State Hospital, Baltimore , Maryland


  • Personnel Director, St. John's Abbey


  • Director of Family Services, the Seton Psychiatric Institute, Baltimore , Maryland


  • Executive Director, Saint John's University Institute for Mental Health, Collegeville , Minnesota


  • Counselor, Saint Boniface High School, Cold Spring , Minnesota




  • Instructor in Psychiatry (part-time), John's Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Baltimore , Maryland


  • Adjunct Professor, Pastoral Counseling, Saint Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland


  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology Loyola College , Baltimore , Maryland


  • Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling, St. John's University , Collegeville , Minnesota


  • Lecturer in Pastoral Counseling, Woodstock College , Woodstock , Maryland





  • "Forgiveness Shines Through Many Faces," Bread Rising, January 2005.
  • " Cincinnati 's 30 pieces of silver," The National Catholic Reporter, December 12, 2003
  • "Does the Church Really Care," Corpus Reports, September/October, 2003.
  • "Abuse: From the Eye of the Storm," Bread Raising, June, 2003.
  • "Priests Still Die of AIDS as Church Postpones Needed Dialogue," The National Catholic Reporter, March 31, 2000.
  • "Perilous Choice to Ignore AIDS Issue," The National Catholic Reporter, March 31, 2000 .
  • "Road Map and Road Blocks: The Seminarian’s Dilemma," The TABLET ( London ), October 7, 1995 , (p. 1276-1278).
  • "Achievement," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , October 1995.
  • "Celibate Spirituality—In Search of the Feminine Voice," Sisters Today, September, 1995 (p. 342-346).
  • "Transformation," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , September 1995.
  • "Integration," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , August 1995.
  • "Truth or Consequences," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , July 1995.
  • "How I should Have Loved," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , June 1995.
  • "Appropriate, Responsible, Mature," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , May 1995.
  • "After the Fall," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , April, 1995
  • "Authority and Power," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , March 1995.
  • "Loneliness," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , February 1995.
  • "Desire and Self Knowledge," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , January 1995.
  • "Celibacy: Nature and Grace," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , December 1994.
  • "How to be Celibate," Reflections on Celibacy series in Priestly People, Jemez Springs , New Mexico , November 1994.
  • "Priest sex abuse case stirs political storm in Ireland," The National Catholic Reporter, December 2, 1994 , (p. 17).
  • "The Problem of Sexual Trauma and Addiction in the Catholic Church," Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1994, (p. 130-137).
  • "Celibacy and Power," The Tablet (London), November 26, 1994 , (p. 1504-1505).
  • "Divine Justice: William F. Love's Bishop Regain and Harry Kemelman's Rabbi Small" (with B.C. Lamb) The Armchair Detective, Vol. 27: No. 1, winter, 1994.
  • "Victims of Clergy Abuse Achieve Rightful Status," Bread Rising, Vol. 4: No. 1, 1994.
  • "A Step toward Prevention of Sexual Abuse," Human Development, Vol. 14: No. 4, 1993 (p. 27-28).
  • "Clergy Sexual Abuse:  The St. John's Initiative" St. John's Magazine, December 1993.
  • "To Enable Healing," The Natural Catholic Reporter, September 17, 1993.
  • "Celibacy and Imagery:  'Horror Story' in the Making," The National Catholic Reporter, July 2, 1993.
  • "Celibacy in Law and Life," Viewpoint, The Tablet ( London ), June 12, 1993 .
  • "The Celibacy Question," The Tablet (London), June 5, 1993, (p. 737-738).
  • "A House Built on Sand," Viewpoint, The Tablet (London), September 12, 1992 , (p. 1118).
  • "Chesterton's Brown and Greeley 's Blackie," (with B.C. Lamb), Commonweal, August 14, 1992, (p.18-25).
  • "Double-Talk on Celibacy," The Tablet (London), May 16, 1992 , (p. 605-606).
  • "Sex and Celibacy," The Tablet (London), May 9, 1992, (p. 576-577).
  • "Spirituality and Integrity," Fellowship of Prayer, Vol. 43, No. 6, December 1991.
  • "Education for Celibacy:  An American Challenge," America , May 18, 1991 , (p. 539-548).
  • " Newfoundland Report a Church Reform Manifesto," The National Catholic Reporter, September 21, 1990.
  • "Outpatient Responses to Sexual Problems of Catholic Religious," The Bulletin of the National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists, San Francisco, California, Vol. 32, 1988,  (p. 42-45).
  • "The Mental Health Institute at St. John's 1954-1984," The Scriptorium, Vol. 24, Collegeville, Minnesota , 1985.
  • "The Psychological Dimensions of the Rule of St. Benedict," The American Benedictine Review, The American Benedictine Review, Inc., St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas, December, 1983, Vol. 34:4, (p. 424-435).
  • "Memento Mori, Memento Vivere and the Rule of St. Benedict," The American Benedictine Review, North Central Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minnesota , Vol. XXV: 1, March, 1974, (p. 96-107).
  • Introduction to Conflict in Community, Robert J. McAllister, M.D., St. John's University Press, pp. xiii-xv, 1969.
  • "The Introduction of Psychiatry Into a Religious Setting," (with Ivan D. Junk, M.D.), The American Benedictine Review, North Central Publishing Col., St. Paul, Minnesota, Vol. XX:3, September, 1969, (p. 257-271).
  • "The Celibate and Community Life," Sisters Today, Sentinel Publishing Co., Collegeville, Minnesota, Vol. 41:4, December 1969, (p.206-210).
  • "The Education of Religious:  A Question of Goals," Sisters Today, Sentinel Publishing Co., Collegeville, Minnesota, Vol. 39:7, March 1968, (p. 337-347).



  • Psychiatric Annals; Medical Insight; Theological Studies; American Journal of Psychiatry; Worship



  • “The New Copernican Crisis” Cincinnati, Ohio VTOF, April 28,2007.
  • “Finding Your Place in History” Long Island VOTF, April 14, 2007.
  • “Communicating With the Hierarchy” VOTF, Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2006.
  • “Living Celibacy” and “Finding Models and Meaning” Priests’ Conference the Rochester New York Diocese, May 12, 2005.
  • "Forgiveness of the Church for Sexual Abuse" VOTF, St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 7, 2004.
  • "A Dangerous Business: Questions & Truth Telling" SNAP National Meeting, Denver, CO, June 12, 2004.
  • "Sexual abuse and suicide" seminar, SNAP National Meeting, Denver, CO, June 11, 2004.
  • "The Consequences of Guilt" Santa Clara Symposium on Sin Against the Innocent, Santa Clara, CA, May 14, 2004.
  • "Family Secrets: the extent of abuse" SNAP Retreat, Minneapolis, March 2, 2004.
  • "Confessions of an Expert Witness" VOTF, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1, 2004.
  • "The Bishops have spoken. Is there hope?" Call to Action San Diego, Pacific Beach, California, March 6, 2004.
  • "Beyond Abuse" VOTF Boston, January 24, 2004.
  • "Sexual Abuse: the Crisis Behind the Headlines" Call to Action, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 7-9, 2003.
  • "Being Catholic in the 21st Century: Crisis, Challenge, and Opportunity " VOTF, Fordham University , Bronx . NY, October 25, 2003.
  • "Moral Leadership: Abuse Victims, the Press, Lawyers, and Law Enforcement."  Keynote for the West Coast Conference of SNAP, Los Angeles, CA. October 18, 2003.
  • "An Historical Note on Clergy Abuse." National Clergy Abuse Network. Chicago, Illinois. October 3-4, 2003.
  • "A Theological Reflection in Three Acts-or-The Vegas Showgirl, God/Popeye, and Where the Church Went Wrong." Keynote for the National Meeting of Dignity, Las Vegas, Nevada , August 7-10, 2003.
  • "Does the Church Care?" Keynote for the National Conference of CORPUS, Dallas , Texas , June 27-29, 2003.
  • "View From the Eye of the Storm" Keynote for the 11th annul National Meeting of LINKUP, Louisville, Kentucky, February 22, 2003.
  • "Celibacy in Crisis" Institute for Continued Learning University of California San Diego, March 7, 2003.
  • "Abuse at the Abbey" Survivors Network of Minnesota, Minneapolis , February 28-29, 2003.
  • "The Pastoral Challenge in a Climate of Distrust" State of California Chaplains' Conference. Oakland, California, October 23, 2002.
  • "Crisis in the Church" The Channel Club, Santa Barbara, California. September 27, 2002.
  • "Religious Construction of HIV/AIDS Diagnosis in San Diego & its Import on Decisions about Treatment & Care" Respondent, University of California San Diego Social Sciences Roundtable, February 13, 2002.
  • "Was Jesus a Sexual Person?" CORPUS National Conference, Secaucus, New Jersey, June 30, 2001.
  • "The Healing Hand of God" The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, October 14, 1998.
  • "Is Sexual Abstinence Possible?"  Towson State University, Towson, Maryland , May 7, 1997.
  • "Religion and Psychiatry" Grand Rounds, Springfield State Hospital, Sykesville , Maryland, April 11, 1997.
  • "Celibacy, Sex and Fiduciary Boundaries," Symposium on Boundary Issues and Violations in the Clergy, The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas, September 20-21, 1996.
  • "Celibacy: A Way of Living, Loving and Serving" (15 lectures) St. John ’s Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota , January 8-27, 1996 .
  • "Denial in Recovery" The Florida Medical Professional Group convention, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida , November 4, 1995.
  • "Spirituality and Recovery" Keynote Panel National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Atlanta Georgia, March 23, 1995.
  • "The Person of the Priest: Toward a Celibate Integration" (10 lectures) St John 's Seminary, January 10-21, 1995.
  • "The Prophetic Role of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse," Christian Survivors of Sexual Abuse, the Commonwealth Institute, London, October, 9, 1994.
  • "Christian Roots of Abuse" LINKUP, National Conference, Collegeville, Minnesota , August 4, 1994.
  • "Christian Leadership:  Challenge to Sex and Power" LINKUP Leadership Conference, June 17, 1994.
  • "Psychoanalysis and Family Therapy" George Washington University, Washington , D.C., June 14, 1994 and November 8, 1994.
  • "The State of Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church," Conference on Sexual Trauma in the Church, St. Johns University, Collegeville, Minnesota , August 12-13, 1993.
  • "Sex and the Church" (15 lectures), St. Louis University, Department of Theology, St. Louis , Missouri , July 19-23, 1993 .
  • "Negotiating Loneliness in the Celibate Process," Vincentian Fathers Annual Convocation, St. Louis, Missouri, June 16, 1993.
  • "Sexual Abuse by Clergy: Who and Why," Maryland Governor's Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 29, 1993.
  • "The Clergy and Human Sexuality," Maryland Association of Private Practicing Psychiatrists, December 3, 1992.
  • "Sexual Abuse by Priests—Why?" VOCAL, Chicago , Illinois , October 18, 1992.
  • "Sex and the Clergy," The City Club of Cleveland, October 18, 1991.
  • Grand Rounds, the Veterans Hospital of Baltimore, September 17, 1991.
  • "Addictions and Spirituality," Prince George 's County Health Department, May 20, 1991.
  • "The Celibate/Sexual Adjustment of Roman Catholic Priests," Research Conference, John's Hopkins Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, May 6, 1991.
  • "The Celibate/Sexual Agenda," CORPUS National Meeting, New York, June 22, 1991.
  • "Outpatient Response to Sexual Problems Among Catholic Religious"—The National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists, Montreal, Canada , May 8, 1991.
  • "Facing Dangerous Questions: An Intellectual Odyssey," (Rolling-Leutkemeyer Lecture), McDonogh School, April 3, 1991.
  • "Sexuality—Intimacy and Ministry" (2 lectures), Ministry Formation Program, Archdiocese of Baltimore, March 31, 1991.
  • "Spirituality and Integrity" and "Remaining Credible Witnesses to Our Faith," Princeton Theological, December 4, 1990.
  • "Sexual/Celibate Pressures of Catholic Priests," The American Psychological Association National Meeting, Boston , Massachusetts , August 11, 1990 .
  • "Celibacy and Sexuality" (13 lectures with Marianne Benkert, M.D.), St. John's University, July 23-26, 1990.
  • "What Questions May a Theologian Ask About Celibacy," St. John's University School of Theology, July 25, 1990.
  • "Life, Love and Celibacy" (3 lectures) St. John ’s Seminary, September 26, 1989.
  • "Celibacy, Sex and the Place of Women"—First National Meeting of CORPUS, American University, Washington , D.C., June 17, 1988 .
  • "The Psychological Aspects of the Aging Process"— Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. , March 21, 1987 .
  • "Growth of Celibate Self:  How?  Now, Wow!" (10 lectures)  (With Dr. Marianne Benkert), Erie Pennsylvania, August 7 to August 9,1986 .
  • "Positive Patterns to Marriage"—Seminar.  The United Hospitals of St. Paul, Minnesota , April 25, 1985 .
  • “Making Marriage Work” (6 lectures), Baltimore Archdiocese Marriage Preparation Series, July - August 1985.
  • "Family Therapy Grows Up"— Springfield Hospital Center, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Sykesville , Maryland , April 12, 1985 .
  • "Psychiatry and Religion:  Partners in Health"—The United Hospitals of St. Paul, Minnesota , October 18, 1983 .
  • "Family Therapy: A Perspective Not a Technique" Psychiatric Residence Conference, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, August 11, 1983.
  • "Family Therapy.”" Veterans Administration Hospital. San Juan , Puerto Rico , March 16, 1983 .
  • "Retired Priests: An Adaptive Task" Stella Maris Hospice, Towson, Maryland, May 6, 1981.
  • "Family Therapy as Sole Method of Treatment"—Panel: The Uses and Abuses of Family Therapy—American Ortho Psychiatric Meeting, New York, April 15, 1977.
  • "Psychic Reconciliation" Loyola College Lenten Lecture, Baltimore, Maryland, May 24, 1976.
  • "The Role of the Counselor"—American Ortho Psychiatric Association, New York , June, 1973.
  • "The Family: Its Faith and Its Fears"— Wilmington, Delaware , March 10, 1971.
  • "The Dilemma of the Hospital Chaplain: —Mid-West Health Congress, Kansas City, Missouri , March, 1970.
  • "Occupational Hazards of Helping People"—Johns Hopkins, Medical School , April 1, 1969 .
  • "What Clergy Learn About Psychiatry"— Maryland Association of Private Practicing Psychiatrists, Baltimore. Maryland. January 30, 1969.
  • "The Introduction of Psychiatry into a Religious Setting"—42nd Anniversary Congress of the Pan-American Medical Association, Buenos Aires , Argentina , November 26, 1967 .
  • "The Role of Benedictines in the Church Today" St. John’s Chapter, Collegeville, Minnesota , October 21, 1967 .
  • "Psychiatric and Religious Intervention in Mental and Emotional Illness," George Washington University Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. , February 16, 1966 .



  • Celibacy Today: Mystery, Myth, and Miasma in “Asceticism Today” Kusumita Pedersen Ed. Cross Currents. Winter 2008, Pp. 545 -62
  • The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life, Praeger Press for the Series on Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT: 2007.
  • Introduction to: Crosses: Portraits of Clergy Abuse by Carmine Galasso, Trolley Books, London: 2007.
  • Sex, Priests & the Secret Codes: the Catholic Church's 2000-Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse with Thomas P. Doyle & Patrick J. Wall, Precept Press, Santa Monica, 2006. 
  • Sexo, Padres e Códigos Secretos Occidentalis 2007
  • Introduction to: Spoils of the Kingdom: Clergy Misconduct and Social Exchange in Religious Life by Anson Shupe, University of Indiana Press, 2007.
  • Living the Celibate Life: A Search for Models  and Meaning, Triumph Books, Ligouri, Missouri: 2004.
  • "The Crisis of Sexual Abuse and the Celibate Agenda of the Church" in Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church, Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., Editor, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004.
  • Celibacy in Crisis: A Secret World Revisited, Brunner/Routledge, New York, 2003.
  • "Celibacy" The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought Adrian Hastings, editor, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000.
  • "The Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy: Problems of Prevention" in Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned, Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., Editor, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.
  • "Clergy Abuse in Ireland" in Wolves Within the Fold: Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power, Anson Schupe, Editor, Rutgers University Press, New Jersey, 1998.
  • Celibacy:  A Way of Living, Loving and Serving, Triumph Books, Ligouri, Missouri & Gil/MacMillan, Dublin, Ireland 1997/E.J. Dwyer, Sydney, Australia, 1997.
  • Sex, Priests and Power:  Anatomy of a Crisis, Brunner/Mazel, New York, 1995, Cassell Publishers, London , 1995.
  • "Negotiating Loneliness in the Celibate Process" in Living in the Meantime, (pp. 104-117), Paul Philibert, O.P. Editor.  Paulist Press, New York, 1994.
  • A Secret World:  Sexuality and the Search for Celibacy, Brunner/Mazel, New York, 1990.
  • Sexualität und Zölibat, Ferdinand Schöningh. Paderborn, Germany, 1992.
  • Obedience (Roman Catholicism) p. 795-96; Retreats (Roman Catholicism) p. 1082-83; Religions, Pastoral Care of, p. 1060-1061, in: Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Rodney J. Hunter, General Editor, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 1990.
  • "Sexual Aspects of the Human Condition"—in Changing View of the Human Condition, Paul Pruyser, Editor, Mercer University Press, 1987.
  • Psychiatry, Ministry and Pastoral Counseling, Editor (with C.J. Rowe, M.D.):  The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota , September, 1983.
  • Beyond Crescent Gate, Fifteen American Poems, Walter O. Jahreiss, M.D. (A. W. Richard Sipe, Editor), Garamond/Pridemark, Baltimore, Maryland, 1971.
  • Hope:  Psychiatry's Commitment, Editor:  Brunner/Mazel, New York, 1970.
  • A Physician in the General Practice of Psychiatry:  The Selected Papers of Leo H. Bartemeier, M.D., Editor (with P.A. Martin, M.D. and G.L. Usdin, M.D.); Brunner/Mazel Publishing Co., New York, 1970.



  • Priests With AIDS—A Desperate Cry: "The Church Has AIDS"
  • Project: Celibacy in Literature and Life,—Research Assistants: Harris Gruman, Ph.D. & B.C. Lamb, Ph.D., JD.(This is currently being serialized on the WEB. www.richardsipe.com)
  • "A Search for Celibacy, 1960-1985: Practice, Process and Achievement."
  • "The Pastoral Promise: an Explanation of a Quality of Ministry" Master of Science Thesis, Loyola College, Maryland , December 5, 1979 .
  • "A Proposal for the Implementation for a Counseling Facility in a Small College Setting," St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, July 1966.
  • "The Ego Functioning of a Training Group: An Organizational Case Study Report"—Department of Preventive Psychiatry, The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas, 1965.
  • "An Investigation into Parental Suicide and Adolescent Difficulties: Three Cases" St. Thomas University, St. Paul, 1964.



Consultant and Expert Witness:

  • Two hundred-and-twenty-three cases of clergy abuse of minors and other clergy professional malfeasance in the United States and Canada, 1988-2010.

Recent Depositions: [1]

  • Does v Fr. Munroe & Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN; January 7, 2010.
  • Baye v Diocese of Rapid City, SD; November 17, 2009.
  • Narvarez v Diocese of El Paso, TX; September 3, 2008.
  • John Doe v Patino & Diocese of Galveston, TX; December 7, 2007.
  • Chevdden v Jesuit California Province, November, 2007.
  • Does v Miani & Salesians CA Province; October 24, 2007.
  • Jane Doe v Bishop of Orange, CA; September 10, 2007.
  • Robb v Archdiocese of Seattle, WA; August 27, 2007.
  • Liano v Diocese of Phoenix, AZ. 2006.
  • Doe 17 v Salesian Society, San Francisco, CA. 2005.
  • Gay v Paquette & Diocese of Burlington, VT. 2005.
  • Cesolini v Fushek et al Diocese of Phoenix, AZ. 2005.
  • Doe v Pilarczyk & Archdiocese of Cincinnati, OH. 2005.

Expert Trial Witness:

  • Kimberly Phillips vs. Fr. Timothy Sugrue, Marist Fathers & the Military Ordinariate. District Court of Arkansas, Western Division, Little Rock, 1993
  • Daubert Hearing: Does I-VI vs. Fr. Ed Klister & the Diocese of El Paso, Texas. (Drs. Doyle, Foote & Sipe) October 20, 1999.
  • Expert Witness at the Sentencing Hearing: Case of the US vs. Fr. Richard Poster in the Federal Court of Des Moines, Iowa, January 22, 2004.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Doe vs. Fr. H. & the Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minnesota. February 18, 2005.
  • Machado vs. Fr. Arakal & the Diocese of Stockton, Stockton, California, March 11, 2005.
  • Thatcher vs. Fr. Pritchard & the Diocese of Oakland, California, Alameda County, California, July 11, 2005.
  • Turner vs. The Diocese of Burlington, Vermont, June 21, 2007.
  • Sheehan vs. Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington, Delaware, November 17, 2009.


  • To the Federal Habeas Corpus Investigators in Phoenix, AZ, 2009.
  • To the District Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles, Division of Childhood Protection Assistant District Attorney William Hodgman and staff. (DA’s from Ventura County and San Francisco also attended.) December 11, 2002 & October 14, 2004.
  • To the staff of the Attorney General’s office of the State of Massachusetts preparing to convene a Grand Jury investigation of abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. December 16, 2002 & January 2, 2003.
  • With the Attorneys of the city of Philadelphia conducting a Grand Jury investigation of minor abuse by Catholic priests. May 1, 2003.
  • Witness before the Philadelphia Grand Jury investigating sexual abuse by Catholic priests. May 8, 2003.
  • To the Attorney General of California, district of San Diego (Assistant Peter Quon) in the criminal prosecution of a priest accused of sexual abuse of a minor. June 15, 2003
  • Witness before the National Review Board convened by the American Bishops to investigate the child abuse crisis. May 6, 2002.
  • To the District Attorney’s Office of Orange County, California, Rosemary Froeberg, and her staff (detectives, social service, and lawyers) for investigation of child abuse. August 20, 2002.



  • St. John's University INTERFAITH SEXUAL TRAUMA INSTITUTE Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board


  • Isaac Taylor Institute for Psychiatry and Religion—Advisory Committee


  • St. Luke's Institute, Suitland , Maryland , Board of Directors


  • Institute for Religion and Human Development, Board of Directors (Chairman 1977-1983) St. John 's University


  • Archdiocese Commission on Women in the Church (Baltimore)


  • Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research:  Project Fellow (Faith: Human Condition)


  • American Medical Association:  Consultant, Committee for the AMA Handbook Human Sexuality


  • Who's Who in Religion


  • American Catholic Who's Who




  • American Family Therapy Academy


  • National Council on Family Relations (24505)


  • American Association of Mental Health Counselors (President 1971)


  • American Personnel and Guidance Association (S-4038114)


  • American Mental Health Counselors Association


  • Maryland Mental Health Counselors Association




  • Television: (selected from several hundred participations since 1990)                   
    • TV Documentary  SEXUAL IDENTITY  BBC 2005
    • TV Documentary  CELIBACY  BBC/HBO 2004
    • Participant in ten TV documentaries on clergy sexual abuse, USA , France , & UK during 2003/2004.
    • Court TV, January 2002.
    • CNN, TV January 2002.
    • “Non-Celibate Priests,” Religion & Ethics PBS TV, July 2001.
    • “Priests With AIDS,” 20/20, ABC TV, January 2001.
    • “ St. John’s Priest With AIDS,” KSTP TV, January 2001.
    • “Sexual Abuse &  St. John’s Abbey,” KSTP TV, November 10-11, 2000 .
    • “Priests: A Question of Celibacy,” Canada Sex TV, September 2000.
    • NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNBC: England , Yorkshire TV, BBC TV, Oxford TV, Netherlands TV, CBC TV, PBS, etc.
    • "Our Father," HBO, 1996.
    • "Sins of the Fathers," BBC-EVERYMAN September 10, 1995 .


  • Print Media:                                                                                                            
    • Interviews:

People Magazine, The National Review, The Boston Globe, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, USA Today, New York Times, New York Post, News Day, A.P.News Service, Catholic News Service, The Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, London Times, The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Hartford Courant, Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, Playboy, L'Espresso, New Yorker, etc.

  • Radio:                                                                                                                   

Major US networks: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN; NPR, PBC, CBC, BBC— England , Ireland , Wales ; Australian Radio, etc.


Note:  Basic Psychiatrist Assistant function as defined by the Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene, Board of Physician Quality Assurance, 4201 Patterson Ave, PO Box 2571, Baltimore, MD 21215-0095:

  • Screen patients to determine need for treatment.

  • Review patient records to determine health status.

  • Take a patient history.

  • Perform a mental health status examination.

  • Participate with supervising psychiatrist in diagnosis & treatment plan.

  • Record pertinent patient data, such as evaluation, progress notes, attendance, medications, etc.

  • Provide individual, family, group or couple psychotherapy/counseling.

  • Gather data on patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem.

  • Gather data for the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed & stabilized condition.

  • Prepare patient summaries.

  • Initiate requests for commonly performed initial laboratory studies & routine psychological testing.

  • Identify normal & abnormal findings on history & commonly performed laboratory studies.

  • Coordinate patient care with other agencies, institutions or health care providers.

  • Initiate appropriate evaluation & emergency management for emergency situations (e.g., suicidal threats, acute psychotic states, threat of violence).

  • Participate in evaluation of patient's response to psychiatric medication, if pharmacology is part of the treatment plan.

  • Counsel patient's family.

[1] This list may be incomplete due to computer default.