Mea Culpa

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A demand to end sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, fully inspired by the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.

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Mea Culpa is a call to action for Catholics and non-Catholics alike to band together to end Catholic Sex Abuse in my generation. It in no way intends to criticize Catholicism, rather hold those who have infiltrated a beloved faith accountable and see them get some form of public punishment; most abusers will never see jail time due to statutes of limitations or their own deaths.

Mea Culpa: An Illustrated Introduction to the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report



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The 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was a report conducted over two years focusing on 6 of Pennsylvania’s 8 Catholic dioceses. Within the report they detail cases of over 1,000 child victims at the hands of 301 abusive clergy. They adamantly claim they did not get them all. In order to create Mea Culpa I read the entire report and condensed it into this project; while Mea Culpa is still rather involved, it is the most abridged form of this report I could create without losing pertinent information.

This report has sparked a worldwide interest in ending Catholic Sex Abuse with investigations going on in most US states and overseas in countries including Australia and Japan.

Pennsylvania’s Pedophile Priests: a 7ft Long Canvas Poster naming all 301 abusers listed in the report.


Uncovering Pennsylvania’s Pedophile Priests: A story from every diocese (told through a roll brochure)


The Seven Deadly Steps: An informational flyer about cover ups (front/back)

Cover Up Flyer Spreads3


Website + Forum

Detroit Institute of Arts / Project 2

Detroit Institute of Arts / Project 2



To learn more about the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report please visit

To better understand the depth of the report I broke the abusers down by diocese and then created a color coded system to better understand the position the abuser had. Below it can be seen that blue (Reverend) is the most common occupation for abusers within the Catholic Church. This personal database allowed me to keep track of abusers for the abuser poster, pick specific abusers for the brochure, and highlight stories to illustrate in the booklet without having to dig throughout the 1,000+ page report.


See My Full Process.