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News and Views 2003–2005
Part 2:
July–December 2003

On this page we offer links to 1,292 articles about the crisis in the second half of 2003, including articles on Archbishop Seán O'Malley's appointment and installation as Cardinal Law's successor, the report by Massachusetts attorney general Reilly on the Boston archdiocese, the resignation of Bishop Daily of Brooklyn NY, the $85 million Boston settlement, the conviction of the Cincinnati OH diocese, the closing of the one-year SOL window in California, and many other topics. Click on those major stories, scroll down the page, or click to the month that interests you: July, August, September, October, November, and December.

The articles on this page are part of a 7,123-article archive of news and commentary on the crisis, gathered by Kathy Shaw of Abuse Tracker and Goz Gosselin of VOTF-News. See our account of their important work, with Frequently Asked Questions about this feature. You may browse other portions of this archive by clicking on the list of months below.



2003: | January | February | March | April | May | June || July | August | September | October | November | December |
2004: | January | February | March | April | May | June || July | August | September | October | November | December |
2005: | January | February | March | April | May | June || July | August | September | October | November | December |


JULY 2003

- Chronology of Church Sex Abuse Crisis: Here Are Some Key Dates in the Abuse Crisis in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, TheBostonChannel.com (July 1, 2003)
- Molestation Focus Shifting: Alleged Victims of Priest Sexual Abuse Say They'll Push for Justice in Civil Cases, by Michael Gougis (July 1, 2003)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Cast Wary Eye, by Tom Mashberg (July 1, 2003)
- A Time for Boldness, by Brian McGrory (July 1, 2003)
- Diocese to Pay $2.1m in Sex Suit: Brothers Say Pedophile Priest Abused Them Thousands of Times, by Chris T. Nguyen (July 1, 2003)
- Fall River Faithful Treasure O'Malley, by Kevin Rothstein (July 1, 2003)
- Pope Names O'Malley to Lead Boston Archdiocese, by Victor L. Simpson (July 1, 2003)
- Lawyer's Request for Fees Disputed: Attorneys for Some Sex-Abuse Victims Say McMurry Broke Pledge, by Peter Smith (July 1, 2003)
- Sex-Abuse Scandal Focus of Fla. Job, by David Weber (July 1, 2003)

- Texas to Let Priest's Ministry Operate with Changes, Associated Press (July 2, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg Sued for Negligence, BayNews9 (July 2, 2003)
- Press Conference: 'I Feel Privileged to Be Called to Serve', Boston Globe (July 2, 2003)
- Spacious Chancery Cramps Archbishop-Elect's Style, by Eric Convey (July 2, 2003)
- Time to Heal: O'Malley Asks for Catholics' Prayers, Support, by Eric Convey (July 2, 2003)
- Powerful Job of Boston Prelate Falls to Champion of Humility: Monk Is Unusual Choice to Head Archdiocese, by Alan Cooperman and Pamela Ferdinand (July 2, 2003)
- As a Franciscan Friar, O'Malley Brings New Look, by Jules Crittenden (July 2, 2003)
- Vatican's Role: Selection Seems Driven First by Local Needs, by Kevin Cullen (July 2, 2003)
- Reaction: for Many Catholics, a Positive Impression, by Peter Demarco (July 2, 2003)
- Fall River: Past Flock Has Warm Memories of Tenure, by Steve Eder (July 2, 2003)
- New Leader's Life Marked by Intellect, Sense of Mission, by Thomas Farragher and Michael Rezendes (July 2, 2003)
- Troubleshooter Is Named to Lead Boston Catholics, by Laurie Goodstein and Fox Butterfield (July 2, 2003)
- Vacancies Have Church on the Hunt for New Talent, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (July 2, 2003)
- Fall River Decisions: O'Malley Defends Allowing Priest to Stay in Mission Posting, Boston Globe (July 2, 2003)
- Ascension Leads to Hub Post: Bishop Stays on Fast Track, by Michael Lasalandra (July 2, 2003)
- Abuse Plaintiffs Willing to Give Cleric 'a Chance', by Tom Mashberg and Jessica Heslam (July 2, 2003)
- Appointment Stirs Hope on Settlements, by Tom Mashberg (July 2, 2003)
- O'Malley Offers Plea, Pledge: Bishop Urges Healing, Vows a Settlement, by Michael Paulson (July 2, 2003)
- Boston Catholics Need More Than O'Malley: Commentary, Peter Pollard (July 2, 2003)
- Fifth Bishop: In Palm Beach, Catholics Feel a Sense of Loss, by Wayne Washington (July 2, 2003)
- Church's Legal Stonewalling Likely to Continue: Lawyer, by Neal Woolrich (July 2, 2003)

- Victim's Group Raises O'Malley Questions: Snap Says Bishop Allowed Accused Priest to Work at Mission, TheBostonChannel.com (July 3, 2003)
- New Bishop Faces Hurdles, by Bill Cooper and Elizabeth Clarke (July 3, 2003)
- New Palm Beach Bishop Won't Identify Any Priests Accused of Abuse, by Peter Franceschina (July 3, 2003)
- Priests Face Extradition over Child Sex Claims, by Ray Lilley (July 3, 2003)
- Bishop Planning a Low-Key July 30 Installation Service, by Michael Paulson (July 3, 2003)
- Father Groeschel Urges a "National Program of Penance": As Part of Response to Church's Problems, Zenit.org (July 3, 2003)
- Church Takes Action on New Leaders: Editorial, TCPalm (July 3, 2003)

- Lawyer Seeks Apology from Retired Bishop: Diocese Says It Can't Find Bishop, ChamplainChannel.com (July 4, 2003)
- Trading Places, Finding Spaces: Despite Bishop's Ban and Bar Tactics, Questioning Voices Find Forums, by Dennis Coday (July 4, 2003)
- Analysis: Object of Jokes and Derision, U.S. Bishops Battle to Find: Footing Hierarchy on Defense As Critics Doubt Progress on Dallas Promises, by Joe Feuerherd (July 4, 2003)
- 2nd Man Reveals Abuse Charge: The Rev. Lawrence Pizzutti, Now Deceased, Linked to Another Attack Claim, by Andrew Tilghman (July 4, 2003)

- Reno Diocese Starts Abuse Hotline, by Martha Bellisle (July 5, 2003)
- Acts of Contrition, Berkshire Eagle (July 5, 2003)
- California Diocese Drops Shanley Suit, by Eric Convey (July 5, 2003)
- Brooklyn-Born Barbarito Brings Humble Style to Palm Beach, by Joe Feuerherd (July 5, 2003)
- The Itinerant Friar in the Cathedral, New York Times (July 5, 2003)
- Church Records Battle Persists, by Kevin O'Connor (July 5, 2003)
- Vigilance Sought against Abuse, by J. Michael Parker (July 5, 2003)
- Lawyers Restart Church Lawsuits Court Deadlines Cited As Preparations Resume, by Ralph Ranalli (July 5, 2003)
- Beliefs, by Peter Steinfels (July 5, 2003)

- Minneapolis Man's Legal Move Aims to Evict Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Associated Press (July 6, 2003)
- 2 Accused Abusers Isolated, by Brett J. Blackledge and Greg Garrison (July 6, 2003)
- Victims Group Asks Church to Reward Tipsters, by Daren Briscoe (July 6, 2003)
- Suffering in Silence No More: On Faith, by Ken Garfield (July 6, 2003)
- A Bishop in Sandals Is a Welcome Change: Opinions, New York Daily News (July 6, 2003)
- Erie Diocese Criticized for Handling of Scandal, by Ed Palattella (July 6, 2003)
- Bishop O'Malley Reflects Church's Change of Order, by Michael Paulson (July 6, 2003)
- Presbyterians Ponder Policy When Sexual Abuse Alleged: Proposal Automatically Puts Minister on Leave, by Peter Smith (July 6, 2003)
- Lavigne Stipend Remains an Issue, by Bill Zajac (July 6, 2003)

- Priest Goes on Trial Second Time: Opening Arguments Scheduled for Wednesday, TheChamplainChannel.com (July 7, 2003)
- Palm Beach Parishioners Weary of High Turnover Among Bishops, by Mike Clary (July 7, 2003)
- Around Boston Archdiocese, Many Find Hope in New Bishop: O'Malley Record Inspires Praise, by Catherine Dunn and Nicole Fuller (July 7, 2003)
- Rewards Sought on Clergy Sex Abuse, by Jeremiah Marquez (July 7, 2003)
- Clergy Sex Abuse: Time to Reform the Priesthood, by Tom McMahon (July 7, 2003)
- Responsibilities: O'Malley Will Find Many Wounds to Heal: Observers Say He Must Handle Crisis of Faith, by Sacha Pfeiffer (July 7, 2003)
- Editorial: Problem Priests Revolution in Boston, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 7, 2003)

- Church Rules: No Support for Priests' 'Families', ABS-CBN (July 8, 2003)
- Attorney: Deposition Ties Bishop Christian to Abuse Cases: Memo Mentions Bishop's Involvement with Bishop Guertin High School, TheChamplainChannel.com (July 8, 2003)
- O'Malley Calls on Lawyer Who Helped with Porter Claims, by Tom Mashberg (July 8, 2003)
- O'Malley Brings in Settlement Specialist: Porter Case Lawyer to Aid Negotiations, by Ralph Ranalli (July 8, 2003)
- Four More Lawsuits Filed against St. Louis Area Priest, by Jim Salter (July 8, 2003)
- Four More Abuse Suits Filed against Archdiocese, by Matt Sepic (July 8, 2003)
- Accuser Outraged at Dismissal of Charges against Ex-Priest, WALB (July 8, 2003)
- Diocese Workers Accused: Several Priests Have Been Removed from Ministry While the Church Reviews Their Cases under the U.S. Bishops' 2002 Policy, by Bill Zajac (July 8, 2003)

- Former School Principal Suing Catholic Diocese for Defamation, by Justin Bergman (July 9, 2003)
- I'm a Dad, Philippine Priest Says, CNN (July 9, 2003)
- Jury Picked for Priest Retrial: Defense Seeks Dismissal of Charges, by Geoff Cunningham Jr. (July 9, 2003)
- Church Lawyers Won't Quiz Accuser's Therapist, by Martin Finucane (July 9, 2003)
- CBCP Revises Priest-Training Program, by Cher Jimenez (July 9, 2003)
- Local Church-Goers Happy with O'Malley, by Kit Kadlec (July 9, 2003)
- Bishop Christian to Be Deposed in Sex Abuse Suit, by Katharine McQuaid (July 9, 2003)
- Meeting Raises Plaintiffs' Hope of a Settlement: 2 Sides in Clergy-Abuse Cases Reported to Make Progress, by Ralph Ranalli (July 9, 2003)
- After Reilly, Who'll Lead Diocese? by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 9, 2003)
- Boston Church Leader Hires Lawyer Known for Settlements, The New York Times (July 9, 2003)
- Diocese Accused of Abuse in '60s: Albany-- $8 Million Lawsuit Tries New Strategy to Bypass New York's Statute of Limitations, by Andrew Tilghman (July 9, 2003)
- Des Moines Diocese Late with Required Sex Abuse Report, WHO (July 9, 2003)
- Norwich Diocese Audit Completed: The Auditor's Report Will Not Be Available until October, by Adam Bowles (July 9, 2003)

- Priest's Charges Dropped Court Ruling Ends Molestation Case, by Felisa Cardona (July 10, 2003)
- Weakland, Dolan Meet with Victim: Extraordinary Session Focuses on 'Road to Healing' in Abuse, by Meg Kissinger (July 10, 2003)
- Despite Promises, the Catholic Church Hasn't Changed, by Mary McCarty (July 10, 2003)
- Friar's Garb Signals Change, but Is It Enough? by Joan Vennochi (July 10, 2003)

- Rape Case against N.H. Priest Dropped Due to 'Sheer Technicality', Associated Press (July 11, 2003)
- Attorneys, Mediators Meet over Church Abuse Crisis: Victims Attempt to Reach Settlement with Church, TheBostonChannel.com (July 11, 2003)
- Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Indian Boarding Schools, by Chet Brokaw (July 11, 2003)
- The Dissenters' Secret Meeting, Crisis Magazine (July 11, 2003)
- Strength in Repentance, by Fermin D. Adriano, Ph.D. (July 11, 2003)
- Safeguarding the Children: an Ongoing Commitment, by Ellie Hidalgo (July 11, 2003)
- Church Ordered Again to Release Records, by Kevin O'Connor (July 11, 2003)
- Bishops Seek out Opinions, in Private: Conference Focus Is Church Future, by Michael Paulson (July 11, 2003)
- L.A. Archdiocese Financial Crisis, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (July 11, 2003)
- Lawyer's Fee Challenged in Church Case: Archdiocese Deposits Money for Settlement, by Peter Smith (July 11, 2003)
- Seeking the Truth, The Advertiser (July 11, 2003)

- Lawsuit Alleges Priest Molested Boy 100 Times, by John Chadwick (July 12, 2003)
- New Archdiocese Emissary, Abuse Lawyers Meet, by Tom Mashberg (July 12, 2003)
- Archbishop Fernando Capalla: "Dialogue Is the Only Human Way to Solve Problems", Minda News (July 12, 2003)
- Ex-Churchleaders Said to Hide Data, by Ralph Ranalli (July 12, 2003)
- Leo Sandon: Boston's New Friar Archbishop Is Good News, Tallahassee Democrat (July 12, 2003)
- Catholic Group Talks Strategy: Parishioners at Odds over How to Approach Church with Concerns, by Andrew Tilghman (July 12, 2003)

- Vacancies Occupy Catholic Church: It Faces Potential Record for U.S. Bishop Retirements This Year, So the Hunt Is on for Priests to Promote, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (July 13, 2003)
- Some Old Molest Charges May Stand: Supreme Court's Ruling on Statute of Limitations Doesn't Negate State Law, by Guy Kovner (July 13, 2003)
- Archdiocese Abuse Steps Inspire Trust, Criticism, by Shelby Oppel (July 13, 2003)
- Theologian Resigns over Sex Allegation, Philadelphia Inquirer (July 13, 2003)

- Sheehan Ordains 61 Deacons in N.M. Associated Press (July 14, 2003)
- Church Hopes Audit Will Restore Trust and Image, by Christina Hall (July 14, 2003)
- Parishioners Feel Blindsided over Priest's Past Sex Abuse, by Cameron Jahn (July 14, 2003)
- Sacerdotal Rule: No Sex, by Larry V. Sipin (July 14, 2003)
- Sexual Abuse Conference Planned: How Religious Organizations Should Respond Is the Focus, by Peter Smith (July 14, 2003)
- Breaking the Vows, by Rachel Zoll (July 14, 2003)

- Cardinal Rodriguez on 'Shaking Things up' and Lessons Learned; Vatican Finances; Pope Promises Africa Initiative; Vatican Procedures for Priests Accused of Sex Abuse, by John L. Allen Jr. (July 15, 2003)
- Diocese Argues It Has Immunity in Braio Lawsuit, by Richard Nangle (July 15, 2003)
- Pope Names New Philadelphia Archbishop, by Victor L. Simpson (July 15, 2003)
- New Abuse Claims Filed on Convert, by Mary Beth Smetzer (July 15, 2003)

- Ruling Shifts Focus to Church Documents, Associated Press (July 16, 2003)
- Mapping the Matrix of Clerical Sex Abuse, Crux News (July 16, 2003)
- Priest Is Given 18-Year Term in Sex Assaults, by Thomas J. Lueck (July 16, 2003)
- LeBrun Facing More Molestation Charges, by Gwen O'Brien (July 16, 2003)
- A Diocesan 'Shell Game': $5m Lawsuit Targets Bishop's Perks, Lack of Salary, by Stephanie Saul (July 16, 2003)

- The Case for Abolishing Child Abuse Statutes of Limitations, and for Victims' Forgoing Settlement in Favor of a Jury Trial, by Marci Hamilton (July 17, 2003)
- Prosecutor Now Wants Sex-Abuse Files Sealed, by James F. McCarty (July 17, 2003)
- Archdiocese Unveils Sex-Abuse Code: Local Policy Breaks Little New Ground, by Bruce Nolan (July 17, 2003)
- A Heartfelt Letter to a Hated Abuser, Pocono Record (July 17, 2003)

- The Vatican Plays Its Best Card, by John L. Allen Jr. (July 18, 2003)
- Religion in the News, by Jill Barton (July 18, 2003)
- 'Archbishop Sean' Has Plans for Toned-down Installation: Plan to Call Him "Archbishop Sean", by Eric Convey (July 18, 2003)
- Lack of Progress Delays Abuse Settlement Session, by Eric Convey (July 18, 2003)
- Analysis: Another Fixer-Upper for O'Malley: Franciscan Bishop's Appointment to Boston Seen As a Welcome Surprise, by Joe Feuerherd (July 18, 2003)
- Diocese: Settlement Funds on Way, by Albert McKeon (July 18, 2003)
- Matching the Moment with the Man, National Catholic Reporter (July 18, 2003)
- Diocese Posts Abuse Policy: The Nearly 40-Page Catholic Document Calls for Training in Providinga Safe Environment and How to Deal with New Sexual Abuse Reports, by Craig T.Neises (July 18, 2003)
- Advocate Says Sealing Records Would Discourage Victims: Prosecutor Wants Documents Kept Closed, NewsNet5.com (July 18, 2003)
- Diocese's Fund-Raiser Weathers Tough Times: Albany-- $6.45m Is Short of Goal but Tops 2002 Total Despite Scandal, Economy, by Andrew Tilghman (July 18, 2003)
- Canon Lawyer on the Aftermath of the U.S. Scandals: Edward Peters Sees Signs of Hope - for Now, Zenit (July 18, 2003)

- Three Abuse Suits Pending against Diocese, by Shirley Ragsdale (July 19, 2003)
- Petition Drive in Dallas Seeking Bishop's Ouster, by Bobby Ross Jr. (July 19, 2003)
- A Little Too Personal, by Peter Steinfels (July 19, 2003)

- Churches Accused of Cover-up over Sex Attacks, by Antony Barnett (July 20, 2003)
- Law Declines Invitation to Attend Successor's Installation, Boston.com (July 20, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese of Tucson: Debt-Free Idea out the Window: Sex-Abuse Suits Mean Deficits Will Get Worse, by Stephanie Innes (July 20, 2003)
- Judge Rules on Sex Abuse Evidence: Cuyahoga County Court Will Decide Whether Files Can Be Made Public, by Colette M. Jenkins (July 20, 2003)
- Diocese Awaits Court Ruling, by Kevin Luperchio (July 20, 2003)
- Hope Seen in Church Crisis: Victims of Clergy Abuse Can Help Develop Policies, by Nancy C. Rodriguez (July 20, 2003)
- Vatican Reinstates Sandusky Priest Accused of Abuse, by David Yonke (July 20, 2003)
- Priest Scandal Depresses Diocese Budget Already Hurting from Feeble Economy, by Alan Scher Zagier (July 20, 2003)

- Court Documents Allege Priest Raped Boys Seeking Counselling, by Theo Emery (July 21, 2003)
- Mass. Won't Charge Boston Diocese Leaders, by Mark Pratt (July 21, 2003)
- Archbishop: Put Faith in God, Not Men, by Jeff Tucker (July 21, 2003)
- AG: No Church Charges, by Robin Washington (July 21, 2003)

- Alleged Clergy Victims 'Angry' about Law, Boston Globe (July 22, 2003)
- Judge Dismisses Lawsuit against Diocese, Capital News 9 (July 22, 2003)
- Attorneys Submit Legal Briefs for Upcoming Shanley Trial, by Theo Emery (July 22, 2003)
- SR Bishop Faces 3 Options for Accused: Priest Ross Still on Leave More Than a Year after Suspension, by Guy Kovner (July 22, 2003)
- No Verdict on Bacani Yet, Apostolic Nunciature Says, by Marie Neri (July 22, 2003)
- O'Malley Needs to Make Peace, by James E. Post (July 22, 2003)
- CEO Would Testify of Shanley Abuse, Diocese Neglect, by Ralph Ranalli (July 22, 2003)
- Suit Charges Top Clergy of Hiding Rape by a Priest, by Joseph A. Reaves (July 22, 2003)
- Green Bay: Catholic Diocese Orders Training to Prevent Sexual Abuse, by Sarah Thomsen (July 22, 2003)
- Group Chides Jesuit Shrink for Opinion on Alleged Abusers, by Robin Washington and Tom Mashberg (July 22, 2003)
- Lawyers Say More Abused by Shanley, by Robin Washington, Tom Mashberg and Eric Convey (July 22, 2003)

- Catholic Diocese Appoints Sexual Abuse Counselor, by Eileen Buckley (July 23, 2003)
- Murphy, Clergy Faulted in Mass. Abuse, by Rita Ciolli and Joseph Mallia (July 23, 2003)
- Protesters Demand Ag Indict Church Officials, by Nicole Fuller (July 23, 2003)
- Catholic Priest Policy Adopted, KAIT (July 23, 2003)
- Mass. Reports 1,000 Church Abuse Victims, by Denise Lavoie (July 23, 2003)
- Prosecutors Not to Blame, by Eileen McNamara (July 23, 2003)
- Diocese of Rockville Centre Statement, Newsday (July 23, 2003)
- Archdiocese Reveals Misconduct Policy: Stronger Reporting and Yearly Training to Be Required for Most Adults Who Have Contact with Children Younger Than 19, by Sallie Owen (July 23, 2003)
- Report: Daily Failed to Protect Kids from Priests, by Stephanie Saul (July 23, 2003)
- Worcester Voice Report Cites 56 Allegations of Abuse, by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 23, 2003)
- Catholic Church Probe Shows More Than 1,000 Children Likely Abused, Voice of America (July 23, 2003)
- Priest Suspended after Sex Abuse Accusation, by Daniel J. Wakin (July 23, 2003)

- A Church Chastized, Boston Globe (July 24, 2003)
- Archdiocesan Statement: Church Reiterates Commitment to Children, Boston Globe (July 24, 2003)
- Details of Some Criminal Investigations into Sexual Misconduct by Roman Catholic Clergy, Boston (July 24, 2003)
- Abuse Enablers Must Follow Law into Retirement, by Rachelle Cohen (July 24, 2003)
- Legal Questions: Weak Statutes Led to No Indictments, by Stephen Kurkjian (July 24, 2003)
- Sex Victim Who Quit Catholic Panel Explains: Man Who Was Molested by a Priest Cites Two Cases in Arguing That the Diocese of Orange Is Backing off from Its Zero-Tolerance Policy, by William Lobdell and Jean Guccione (July 24, 2003)
- Ag Says Cardinal Knew All, by Tom Mashberg (July 24, 2003)
- Priest to Police Other Priests: Program Developed to Encourage Parishioners to Come Forward, NBC 6 News (July 24, 2003)
- Do the Right Thing, National Catholic Reporter (July 24, 2003)
- Boston Report Critical of Hughes: Archbishop Denies Concealing Sex Abuse, by Bruce Nolan (July 24, 2003)
- A Long Crisis in Church Returns to the Forefront, by Michael Paulson (July 24, 2003)
- Reaction: Many Outraged, Some Cautious after Reilly's Report, by Ralph Ranalli (July 24, 2003)
- Obstacles: Ag Says Leaders Stood in the Way, by Michael Rezendes (July 24, 2003)
- I Was Abused: . . . and 25 Years Later I'm Still Trying to Make Things Right, by John Salveson (July 24, 2003)
- No Charges; Lots to Fault, by Adrian Walker (July 24, 2003)
- Inexcusable: Ag: Church Ignored Priests Molesting Hundreds, by Robin Washington and Tom Mashberg (July 24, 2003)
- Springfield Diocese Still Mum, by Bill Zajac (July 24, 2003)

- A Grand Jury Report on Clergy Abuse Should Serve As a Message for New York's Legislature, Albany Times Union (July 25, 2003)
- New Tools to Fight Abuse, Boston Herald (July 25, 2003)
- Lay Group Leaders Call for Li Bishop's Resignation, by Frank Eltman (July 25, 2003)
- Church and State in Phoenix, by Father Richard P. McBrien (July 25, 2003)
- Lay Group: 1,000 Sign Petition, by Albert McKeon (July 25, 2003)
- N.J. Dioceses Appoint Abuse Report Liaisons, by Tom Quigley (July 25, 2003)
- Bills Aim for Stricter Abuse Laws, by Ralph Ranalli (July 25, 2003)
- Victims Praise Reilly Report, but Want Secular Oversight, by C. Kalimah Redd (July 25, 2003)
- Religion in the News, by Bobby Ross Jr. (July 25, 2003)
- Church Accountability the First Step in Healing, The Republican (July 25, 2003)
- Reader Comments, Marjorie J. Thompson (July 25, 2003)
- Catholics Quiet on Latest News of Hughes: No Fallout Follows Role in Sex Scandal, The Times-Picayune (July 25, 2003)
- Victims Disappointed with Ag Meeting, by Robin Washington (July 25, 2003)
- Outrage of the Week: Massachusetts Bishops Escape All Criminal Charges, by Samantha Xu (July 25, 2003)

- Commentary: Nightmare for Child Abuse Victims Begins Anew, by Laura A. Ahearn (July 26, 2003)
- No More Bishop Breslin, by Jimmy Breslin (July 26, 2003)
- Make Sure Abusive Priests Answer for Crimes, Modesto Bee (July 26, 2003)
- Reilly Forwards Report to Conte, by Richard Nangle (July 26, 2003)
- Boston Report Echoing in Other Dioceses: Some Said Other Cities Must Have Similarly Large Numbers of Church Abuse Cases. A Penn State Professor Was Skeptical, by David O'Reilly (July 26, 2003)
- Push Made to Toughen Abuse Laws: Romney, Reilly Weigh Changes, by Ralph Ranalli (July 26, 2003)
- N.Y. Group Calls for Bishops' Resignations, by Franci Richardson (July 26, 2003)
- Worcester Voice Report Site Gets 400 Hits, by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 26, 2003)
- Bishop's Supporters Fight Back: Catholic League Launches Petition Drive to Counter Calls to Resign, by Theresa Vargas (July 26, 2003)
- Faith & Values: Voices of the Faithful, by Warren Wolfe (July 26, 2003)

- Some Attending Voice of the Faithful Meetings Find They Have No Voice, by Greg Byrnes (July 27, 2003)
- Clergy Sex Abuse Not the Only Issue Facing O'Malley, by Curt Brown (July 27, 2003)
- Shepherd to a Troubled Flock, by Eric Convey and Tom Mashberg (July 27, 2003)
- Reilly Backs Tougher Anti-Abuse Laws, by Jennifer Fenn (July 27, 2003)
- A Success Born of Scandal: Controversial 'Magdalene Sisters' Dramatizes Church's Misdeeds, San Francisco Chronicle (July 27, 2003)
- "Private Line", by Jeannette Layne-Clark (July 27, 2003)
- Editorial: Toughening Abuse Laws, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (July 27, 2003)
- The Last Prejudice? Philip Jenkins Argues That Anti-Catholic Bigotry Is on the Rise-even Among Catholics, by Christopher Shea (July 27, 2003)
- To Reilly, Faith's No Handicap, by Bill Zajac (July 27, 2003)

- Archdiocese Checks Religious-Order Priests, Chicago Sun Times (July 28, 2003)
- Archdiocese Confronts Report on Abuse, by Elizabeth Mehren (July 28, 2003)
- Court Weighs Church Abuse Suits, by Elizabeth Neff (July 28, 2003)
- Documents Allege Priest, Diocese Covered up Altar Boy's Drowning, Newsday (July 28, 2003)
- An Abuse Scandal with Nuns As Villains, by Nancy Ramsey (July 28, 2003)
- Report Puts Focus Back on Church Efforts, by Regina Schaffer (July 28, 2003)
- My Advice for O'Malley, by Adrian Walker (July 28, 2003)

- www.Survivorsfirst.org, by Paul Baier (July 29, 2003)
- Church's Abuse Accomplices Go Scot-Free, by Steve Chapman (July 29, 2003)
- Report of the National Review Board, Chicago (July 29, 2003)
- Lay Group Requests to Engage O'Malley, by Kevin Cullen (July 29, 2003)
- Abuse Victims Speak out on Settlement: Deal with Archdiocese Archdiocese, Attorney Fees Debated, by Gregory A. Hall (July 29, 2003)
- Sex Abusers Escape Prosecution: Editorial, Hartford Courant (July 29, 2003)
- Clergy Abuse Group Expands in Area, by Kim Kozlowski (July 29, 2003)
- Full Disclosure Demanded of Church Officials: Public Identification Awaits Those Who Are Unhelpful, NBC 5 (July 29, 2003)
- Catholic Newspaper Urges Banks to Resign, Post-Crescent (July 29, 2003)
- Victim Advocates Seek Federal Probe: to Pursue Leaders Who Failed to Stop Clergy Sex Abuse, by Eddy Ramirez (July 29, 2003)
- Vatican Document Instructed Secrecy in Abuse Cases, by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 29, 2003)
- Separation Anxiety, by Liz Smith (July 29, 2003)
- Catholics Hoping New Boston Bishop O'Malley Quells Sex-Abuse Crisis, by Stevenson Swanson (July 29, 2003)
- Alleged Victims Look Past Ceremony with Wary Eye, by Robin Washington (July 29, 2003)

- Newspaper: Bishop McCormack Must Go, Associated Press (July 30, 2003)
- Victims See Vatican Secrecy Policy Boosting Chance of Federal Prosecution, The Associated Press (July 30, 2003)
- Text of the Archbishop's Homily, Boston.com (July 30, 2003)
- Bishop Also Announces Appointments of Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator/director of Child Protection and Safety and Members of Diocesan: Review and Advisory Boards, Catholic Herald (July 30, 2003)
- Catholic Review Board Promises Audit by January, by Cathleen Falsani (July 30, 2003)
- Boston Archdiocese Installs New Leader in Low-Key Ceremony, by Denise Lavoie (July 30, 2003)
- New Boston Archbishop Gets a Mixed Reception outside Cathedral, by Jay Lindsay (July 30, 2003)
- Full Disclosure Demanded of Church Officials: Public Identification Awaits Those Who Are Unhelpful, NBC 5 (July 30, 2003)
- Lawyers Allege Evidence Supports Vatican Cover-up, by Richard Nangle (July 30, 2003)
- Lawyers Eye Blueprint to Shield Clergy, Washington Times (July 30, 2003)

- Report Blasts Boro Bishop for Not Stopping Sex Abuse, by Alexander Dworkowitz (July 31, 2003)
- America's Troubled Catholics: LA Story, Economist (July 31, 2003)
- Catholicism, Economist (July 31, 2003)
- The Reception: Sandwiches, Chips Were Bill of Fare, by Geoff Edgers (July 31, 2003)
- The Boston Grand Jury Report on Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse: Why Its Conclusion That Criminal Charges Are Stale Is Wrong, by Marci Hamilton (July 31, 2003)
- AG Isn't Charging Accused Priests, by Gregory D. Kesich (July 31, 2003)
- Editorial: Despite Tradition, Bishop Must Go, by Joseph W. McQuaid (July 31, 2003)
- O'Malley's Homily Reveals a Frank, Devout, Humorous Man, by Michael Paulson (July 31, 2003)
- Plaintiffs Seek Other Problem Priests' Names: Reilly's Records Show 96 More Linked to Abuse, by Ralph Ranalli (July 31, 2003)
- Wounds Raw for Victims, by Emelie Rutherford (July 31, 2003)
- He'll Need 'All Our Prayers', by Marie Szaniszlo (July 31, 2003)
- Editorial: Church Scandal Won't Go Away Soon, Troy Record (July 31, 2003)
- Alleged Abuse Victims Renounce Their Faith, by Robin Washington (July 31, 2003)
- Near Cathedral Portals, Voices of Protest and Support: Street Becomes Arena for Debate on Archdiocese, by Joanna Weiss (July 31, 2003)



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AUGUST 2003

- Motion Denied in Shanley Trial: Local Briefs, Boston Herald (August 1, 2003)
- Group Starts Chapter for Victims of Clergy Abuse, by David Briggs (August 1, 2003)
- A Midpoint on the Way to a Solution, by Dennis Coday (August 1, 2003)
- Regaining the Trust, by Scot Lehigh (August 1, 2003)
- O'Malley Hits the Ground Running, by Tom Mashberg and Eric Convey (August 1, 2003)
- Boston Archbishop Replaces Lawyers in Sexual Abuse Suits, New York Times (August 1, 2003)
- Judge Rejects Lawyer's Attempt to Delay Trial of Rueger, by Richard Nangle (August 1, 2003)
- Time for Some More Bishops to Resign, National Catholic Reporter (August 1, 2003)
- Abuse Victims Group Praises Episcopal's Forthrightness, Pioneer Press (August 1, 2003)
- Pope OKs Retirement of Brooklyn Bishop, by Victor L. Simpson (August 1, 2003)
- Twin Cities Catholics Form Group to Support Abuse Victims, Seek Church Change, by Warren Wolfe (August 1, 2003)

- A Boston Globe Editorial: Overreaching by Rome, Boston Globe (August 2, 2003)
- The Smoking Gun? KXLY (August 2, 2003)
- Bishop's Sex-Abuse Record Debated: Some Say Dimarzio Could Have Done More for Victims, by Karen Kennedy-Hall (August 2, 2003)
- Daily's Reckoning, New York Post (August 2, 2003)
- Commentary: NH Catholics, Why Have, by Peter Pollard (August 2, 2003)
- Brooklyn Bishop Ending Tenure Amid Storm over Scandal, by Daniel J. Wakin (August 2, 2003)
- Expert Says Female Pedophiles Rare, by James Zambroski (August 2, 2003)

- Stranger Isn't Needed, by Jimmy Breslin (August 3, 2003)

- Lawsuits Abound As Hartford Archdiocese Marks 50th Anniversary, Associated Press (August 4, 2003)
- Boston Archdiocese Changes Annual Appeal in Wake of Abuse Scandals, by Kristen Bremner (August 4, 2003)
- Another Errant Bishop Passes from the Scene, by Sheryl McCarthy (August 4, 2003)

- Houston Lawyer Says Secret Document Could Shake up Church, by Darren Lyn (August 5, 2003)
- Ex-Priest Gets 7-15 Years, by Patricia Montemurri (August 5, 2003)
- AG: Dead Priests Accused of Abuse Entitled to Privacy, by Joshua L. Weinstein (August 5, 2003)

- Group Calls on Archbishop to Publicize Information on Allegedly Abusive Priest, Daily News Tribune (August 6, 2003)
- Controversy Begins over Priest Moved to St. Louis, KSDK (August 6, 2003)
- Maine Bishop Must Be a Lot More Forthcoming, by Paul T. Kendrick (August 6, 2003)
- The Church's Hair-Splitting, Orange County Register (August 6, 2003)
- Lawyer for Cleric Seeks an Alleged Victim's Counseling Records, by Ralph Ranalli (August 6, 2003)
- Abuse Victims Want Voice: Joliet Diocese: Agrees survivor of clergy misconduct is needed on review board, by Ted Slowik (August 6, 2003)
- A More Open Church, a More Wary Public after Abuse Scandal, by Steven G. Vegh (August 6, 2003)
- Romley's Letter to Vatican Sent Back: Sought Extradition of Indicted Priests, by Dennis Wagner (August 6, 2003)

- 1962 Document Orders Secrecy in Sex Cases: Many Bishops Unaware Obscure Missive Was in Their Archives, by John L. Allen Jr. (August 7, 2003)
- Sex Crimes Cover-up by Vatican? CBS (August 7, 2003)
- Archdiocese Suspends Priest after Sex Charges, by Kimball Perry (August 7, 2003)
- New Sex Abuse Policy Requires Priest Removal: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta Releasing Plan, by Gayle White and Don O'Briant (August 7, 2003)

- Plaintiffs Eye Offer with Anger, Relief: Several Say They Want Day in Court, by Thomas Farragher (August 9, 2003)
- Lay Board Discovers That Auditing Bishops Can Be Dicey, by Andrew Greeley (August 9, 2003)
- Catholics to Act on Sexual Abuse, News 24 (August 9, 2003)
- Larger Resigns As Parish Pastor, by Kimball Perry (August 9, 2003)
- Clerics, Abuse Victims Join for Healing Vigil: Heads of Catholic Orders Gather in Wake of Scandal, by Peter Smith (August 9, 2003)

- Secrecy Has Hurt Children, the Church, Kansas City (August 10, 2003)
- Justice Getting Lost in the Translation, by E.J. Montini (August 10, 2003)
- The Catholic Church's Crisis: Change Will Come, but How? Populists, Conservatives and Traditionalists Compete in Urging for It - and Cannot Be Ignored, by John Rivera (August 10, 2003)
- At Mass, Message of Hope, Healing: O'Malley Visits Church Reeling from Scandal, by Susan Ware (August 10, 2003)

- Native Americans File Law Suit against Boarding School Abuses, by Brian Bull (August 11, 2003)
- 2 Priests Suspended; More Allegations Arise, Cincinnati Enquirer (August 11, 2003)
- Text of the Archbishop's Statement, Cincinnati Enquirer (August 11, 2003)
- Voice for Change: Sex Scandals: Reform Movement, Cincinnati Enquirer (August 11, 2003)
- Former Mobile Priest Hit with New Sex Allegation, by Steve Myers (August 11, 2003)
- A Pledge to Be Open, Listen: New Bishop of Norwich Diocese Sees Greater Role for Laity, Day (August 11, 2003)

- Abuse Reports Hidden by Law Regime, by Eric Convey and Tom Mashberg (August 12, 2003)
- Lawsuit: More Abuse at Elder: Archdiocese Knew about It, Plaintiffs Claim, by Reid Forgrave (August 12, 2003)
- Abuse Records Show Church Paid $21.2m, by Ralph Ranalli (August 12, 2003)
- Secrecy Called Vatican Mind-Set, by Kathleen A. Shaw (August 12, 2003)
- Newspaper Argues for Identifying Priests, by Joshua L. Weinstein (August 12, 2003)

- Bishops Endorse Child Abuse Policy, Business Day (August 13, 2003)
- One Cardinal's Old Impulse to Blame Jews, by James Carroll (August 13, 2003)
- Sheehan Willing to Send Letters to Abuser Priests, KOBTV (August 13, 2003)
- Church Told to Hand over Treatment Data: Judge Specifies No Deadline on Priests' Records, by Ralph Ranalli (August 13, 2003)
- Abuse Inquiry Meeting Victims Soon, U.TV (August 13, 2003)
- Victim Hits Church Silence on Sex Attack, by Ellen Whinnett (August 13, 2003)

- Audit under Way in Anchorage Archdiocese, Associated Press (August 14, 2003)
- Affluent Laity Want Bishop to Lead a Simple Life, by William Bole (August 14, 2003)
- Bishop Grahmann Garners Support: about 12,000 Petition to Keep Grahmann; Critics Undeterred, by Susan Hogan/Albach (August 14, 2003)
- Victims' Lawyers Meet on Church Settlement Proposal, by Denise Lavoie (August 14, 2003)
- Many Are the Ways That Lead Priests Unto Temptation, Star (August 14, 2003)

- AG Praises O'Malley Openness on Abuse Policy, by Kevin Cullen (August 16, 2003)

- Voice of the Faithful: Seeking Changes in the Church, Enquirer (August 17, 2003)
- Words of Caution: Training Sessions Teach Catholics to Recognize Signs of Possible Child Sexual Abuse, by Elliott Jones (August 17, 2003)
- New Boston Archbishop Wins Praise in First Weeks on the Job, by Denise Lavoie (August 17, 2003)
- Fairbanks Diocese Policies Get Review, by Mary Beth Smetzer (August 17, 2003)
- Crookston Diocese: Bishop to Parishioners: I'm Sorry: Boyd Critics Say They Feel Vindicated, by Stephen J. Lee (August 17, 2003)
- 'Magdalene Sisters' Depicts Irish Girls at Forced Labor, by David Yonke (August 17, 2003)

- Secret Vatican Paper Ordered Abuse Cover-up: 'Systematic Campaign to Protect Priests', by Lucy Bannerman (August 18, 2003)
- New Bishop Lauded As Walking the Talk, by Antigone Barton (August 18, 2003)
- Catholic Church Denies Sex Abuse Cover up Claims, Belfast Telegraph (August 18, 2003)
- Search for Solutions in Church Crisis Continues: FBI Teams Hired to Keep Tabs, by Stu Brown (August 18, 2003)
- Archbishop Censures Priest on Same-Sex Sermon, CBC News (August 18, 2003)
- A Meeting with the Bishops, Crisis Magazine (August 18, 2003)
- Secrecy Fails to Instill Confidence, Irish Examiner (August 18, 2003)
- A Church at Risk, by Peter Steinfels (August 18, 2003)
- Vatican Protected Child Abuse Priests, by Stephen White (August 18, 2003)

- Archdiocese of Louisville Report of the Finance Council: Financial Implications of Sex Abuse Settlement (August 19, 2003)
- Push to Loosen Celibacy Rules, CBS (August 19, 2003)
- Local Commentary Added to National Movementto National Movement: Voice of the Faithful Has Chapters Meeting in Cincinnati Archdiocese, by Eileen Connelly (August 19, 2003)
- Vatican Cover-up: One of the Biggest Scandals of Our Times', Guardian (August 19, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Plaintiffs Counter Church's $$ Offer, by Tom Mashberg (August 19, 2003)
- U.S. Episcopate's Response to Report about '62 Vatican Document: Media Claims of a "Ground Plan" for Cover-ups Are Assailed, Zenit (August 19, 2003)

- Group Seeks Celibacy Debate: Wisconsin Letter Cites Abuse Crisis and Shortage of Priests, by Alan Cooperman (August 20, 2003)
- Cardinal Stafford: Church Crisis Is a Crisis of Parish Life, by Antonio Enrique (August 20, 2003)
- Vatican Orders Cited in Suit, by Brandon Griggs (August 20, 2003)
- Vatican Cleared Bacani, Says Cbcp Member, by Marie Neri (August 20, 2003)
- US Bishops Plan New Gathering: This One Geared to Conservative Catholic Laypeople, by Michael Paulson (August 20, 2003)
- Text from Archbishop Thomas Kelly Letter, Reports, WAVE (August 20, 2003)

- Report: Archdiocese Ready to Make New Offer: Attorney Says Church Can't Expect 'Volume Discount', Boston Channel (August 21, 2003)
- Film about Laundry Factories Puts the Catholic Church in the Hot Seat - Again, by Sandi Dolbee (August 21, 2003)
- Meeting Here Could Lead to Priest 'Union': Organizers Have Met with Key Founder of Chicago Association, by Tom Heinen and Mary Zahn (August 21, 2003)
- Abuse Victims May Gain More Clout: State Bill Would End Limitation Statute in Civil Lawsuits, by Kim Kozlowski (August 21, 2003)
- Attorney Says Calif. Catholic Diocese Lays Blame on Abuse Victim, by Richard N. Ostling (August 21, 2003)
- Group Seeks Tribute to Remember Clergy Abuse Victims: But Some Advocates Disagree with Idea, by Ralph Ranalli (August 21, 2003)
- Canon Law Newsletters Show Document Discussions, by Kathleen A. Shaw (August 21, 2003)
- Audit: Archdiocese Is on Track: Fighting Abuse: Local Leader Gets Recommendations., by Nicole Tsong (August 21, 2003)

- Guest Opinion: Fr. Andrew Greeley's Dirty Secret? by Matt C. Abbott (August 22, 2003)
- Priests Speak out against Celibacy: From Correspondents in Chicago, Age (August 22, 2003)
- Victims' Lawyers Consider Church Offer, by Eric Convey and Robin Washington (August 22, 2003)
- Diocese Lists Abuse Payments: Over Last Decade, Victims Received $757,131 for Counseling, Compensation, by Renee K. Gadoua (August 22, 2003)
- Church Increases Its Offer to $65m: Figure Still below Plaintiffs' Minimum, by Ralph Ranalli (August 22, 2003)
- The Abuse Scandal As a Dark Night of the Soul, by Rev. Ron Rolheiser (August 22, 2003)

- Key Dates in Ex-Priest Geoghan's Case, Associated Press (August 23, 2003)
- Mass of Healing, Panel on Sex Abuse Sunday: Voice of the Faithful Sponsors Parma Event, Beacon Journal (August 23, 2003)
- Group Forms for Victims of Clerical Assaults: Man Abused Years Ago Sets Formation in Motion, by Jim DeBrosse (August 23, 2003)
- Lawyers for Abuse Plaintiffs Voice Optimism on Settlement, by John Ellement (August 23, 2003)
- Priests Who Oppose Church View Are Muzzled, by Doug Millroy (August 23, 2003)
- Boston Priest Who Abused Killed in Prison: Geoghan Was Serving 9-Year Sentence, WMUR Channel (August 23, 2003)
- Group Says Bishop Should Resign: Victim: Banks Doesn't Deserve Absolution in Sex Abuse Cases, by Steve Wideman (August 23, 2003)

- Victims Want Limitations Lifted on Abuse Lawsuits, by Amy F. Bailey (August 24, 2003)
- Profile: A Troubled Life Spent Exploiting Vocation, by Thomas Farragher (August 24, 2003)
- Planning a Future with Fewer Priests: As Numbers Decline, Archdiocese Seeks Ideas from the Pews, by Tom Heinen (August 24, 2003)
- Cardinal Ratzinger Sees "Weakness of Faith" behind the Crisis: Warns of the Anonymity of Bishops' Conferences, Irondale (August 24, 2003)
- Diocese to Install New Bishop, by Tim O'Meilia (August 24, 2003)
- O'Malley Places 4 Priests on Leave: Archdiocese Reviewing Sex Abuse Allegations, by Jenna Russell (August 24, 2003)
- Geoghan Death Makes Some Question Treatment or Prison for Priests, by Rachel Zoll (August 24, 2003)

- Vatican Official Comments on Geoghan Murder, by John L. Allen Jr. (August 25, 2003)
- Group Wants Priests Accountable, by Andy Behrendt (August 25, 2003)
- One More Victim, Boston Globe (August 25, 2003)
- Jail Investigates Paedophile Priest's Death, by Andrew Buncombe (August 25, 2003)
- Muted Response Greets Murder of Symbol of Clergy Sex Abuse of Minors, Catholic News Service (August 25, 2003)
- Diocese Sincerity Doubted: Apologies Widen Rift, Sex-Abuse Victims Say, by Michael Clancy (August 25, 2003)
- Vatican Memo Cited in Sex Abuse Cases: Significance of 1962 Secrecy Order Disputed, by Alan Cooperman (August 25, 2003)
- Victims of Priest Abuse Campaign to Help Others, by Becky Freemal (August 25, 2003)
- News of Ex-Priest's Death Evokes Range of Emotions, by Katie Zezima (August 25, 2003)

- Few Tears Are Shed, by Dennis Duggan (August 26, 2003)
- Mainers Urged to Stay Vigilant on Priest Abuse, by Gregory D. Kesich (August 26, 2003)
- Catholics Speak out on Abuse, by Sara Leaming (August 26, 2003)
- Pedophile Feared for His Life in Jail, by Karen Nugent (August 26, 2003)
- Atlantans Upset over Geoghan's Death, by Jaye Watson (August 26, 2003)
- Married Priests Win New Support: Catholic Clergy Groups Expected to Champion Milwaukee Movement, by Marclass="link"m Heinen (August 26, 2003)

- Fairbanks Diocese's Efforts Praised by National Auditors: Abuse: Bishop and His Committee Refined One Section on Misconduct, Associated Press (August 27, 2003)
- Federal Prosecutor in Boston Considering Charges against Church Officials, Associated Press (August 27, 2003)
- Old Vatican Document Like Nuclear Weapon, by Jacqueline Courtney (August 27, 2003)
- Will O'Malley Get It Right? by Joseph E. Gallagher Jr. (August 27, 2003)
- Time Limits on Abuse Should Be Abolished: Ehardt Legislation Must Be Passed, Port Huron Times Herald (August 27, 2003)
- Two New Suits Alleging Abuse Filed against Archdiocese: Cases Could Test Claim of Statute of Limitations, by Peter Smith (August 27, 2003)

- Murdered Pedophile Priest's Conviction to Be Quashed, by Yvonne Abraham (August 28, 2003)
- Palm Beach Bishop Inherits Diocese Wracked by Sex Abuse Scandals, by Elizabeth Clarke and Mary McLachlin (August 28, 2003)
- Why Give a Hero's Welcome to Bacani? by Syke Garcia (August 28, 2003)
- The Era of Entitlement: What Alabama Judge Roy Moore, File "Sharers," and the Catholic Church Have in Common, by Marci Hamilton (August 28, 2003)
- Sexual Abuse or Abuse of the System? The U.S. Catholic Church Has Been the Subject of Intense Scrutiny over the Past 18 Months or So. And deservedly so, Progress-Index (August 28, 2003)
- Louisville Archdiocese Announces Reforms to Prevent, Respond to Abuse of Children, by Peter Smith (August 28, 2003)

- Tasmanian Archbishop Accused of Ignoring Abuse Claims, ABC (August 29, 2003)
- Why, Legally, Geoghan Is Now 'Innocent', by Rosanna Cavallaro (August 29, 2003)
- Allegations Plague Pennsylvania Diocese, by Chuck Colbert (August 29, 2003)
- Houston Attorney Sees Evidence of Vatican Conspiracy, by Tara Dooley (August 29, 2003)
- Bishops' Chief Stands Firm on Celibacy Rule, by Laurie Goodstein (August 29, 2003)
- Kentucky Diocese Sets Limits on Contact with Minors, by Bruce Schreiner (August 29, 2003)
- Predator Becomes Prey, Washington Post (August 29, 2003)
- Archdiocese Joins Call for Prison Reform, by Robin Washington and Eric Convey (August 29, 2003)
- Voice of the Faithful Misleads the Laity: Group's Challenge to Bishops' Authority Is Challenge to Doctrine, by David A. Zizik (August 29, 2003)

- Shaken, Catholics Shunning Church: Poll: Donations Fall Amid Scandals, by Robert Anglen (August 30, 2003)
- Catholic Indemnity Form Stirs Concern, by Kristi Ceccarossi (August 30, 2003)
- Vatican Elevated Abusive Priest: Warnings Didn't Deter Rise through Catholic Diplomatic Corps, by Reese Dunklin (August 30, 2003)
- Church Must Accept It Has Some Blood on Its Hands, by Claude McIntosh (August 30, 2003)
- Movie Review: the Magdalene Sisters, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (August 30, 2003)
- Catholicism/Clergy Abuse: Yet Another Victim, by Paul Schindler (August 30, 2003)
- Covington Bishop Apologizes for Abuse by 30 Priests, by Cindy Schroeder (August 30, 2003)
- Former St. Ann's Priest Faces More Sexual Abuse Charges, by Alan Scher Zagier (August 30, 2003)

- Flashbacks' Land Accuser in Hospital, by Eric Convey (August 31, 2003)
- Archdiocese to Fund Care of Alleged Abuse Victim, by Jenna Russell (August 31, 2003)
- A Disgraced Ex-Priest Dies; System May Share Blame, Tri-City Herald (August 31, 2003)



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SEPTEMBER 2003

- Vatican Promoted U.S. Priest Despite Warnings of Abuse, Chicago Sun-Times (September 1, 2003)
- The G Woman's Act of Faith, by Jeff Glasser (September 1, 2003)

- The Wrong Penalty, Boston Globe (September 2, 2003)
- Few Clean Hands in These Laundries, by Leanne Larmondin (September 2, 2003)
- Victims Group Upset over Letter from Loyola Academy on Sex Abuse, by Abdon M. Pallasch (September 2, 2003)
- Church to Sell Estate Where Accused Priests Once Lived: Milton Mansion Sits on 12.3-Acre Site, by Chris Reidy (September 2, 2003)

- O'Malley Meets with 400 Priests: Archbishop Talks of Spiritual Challenges, TheBostonChannel.com (September 3, 2003)
- Dolan Meets with Petition Organizers: No Discipline Imposed over Letter on Celibacy, by Tom Heinen (September 3, 2003)
- A Married Priesthood? A Shortage of Roman Catholic Priests Has Led Some Clergy to Call for Celibacy to Be Optional. Though Controversial, 'Rent-A-Priest' Helps Fill the Gap for Some Catholics, by Jane Lampman (September 3, 2003)
- Diplomatic Immunity? Predatory Priests Shouldn't Be Vatican Envoys, Dallas Morning News (September 3, 2003)
- Church under Fire As Papers Point to Child Abuse Cover-up, by Caroline O’Doherty (September 3, 2003)
- Judge Probing Abuse in Irish Catholic Church-Run Institutions Resigns, by Shawn Pogatchnik (September 3, 2003)
- Diocese Moves to Protect Children: New Office Will Work to Both Investigate, Prevent Abuse, by John A. Zukowski (September 3, 2003)

- Church Sex Abuse Scandal: Toledo Diocese Orders Limit on Victim Therapy, by David Yonke (September 4, 2003)
- Talks Could Spur Deal: O'Malley Plans to Attend Negotiations with Victims, by Eric Convey, Tom Mashberg and Robin Washington (September 4, 2003)
- Problem Priests Uncollared, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 4, 2003)
- Government to Blame for Laffoy Crisis, Irish Examiner (September 4, 2003)
- Debate Flares in Catholic Church As Priests Question Celibacy, by Laurie Goodstein (September 4, 2003)
- Bishops Defend Celibacy of Priests: Dolan Deems It a 'Countercultural Virtue', by Tom Heinen and Mary Zahn (September 4, 2003)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Call for Supervised Homes for Accused Priests, by Denise Lavoie (September 4, 2003)
- Archbishop Feisty in Taped Deposition, by J. Michael Parker (September 4, 2003)

- 11 to File Suit against Archdiocese Today: Priest Moved to Vandalia Amidst Concerns, by Tom Beyerlein (September 5, 2003)
- Former Student Accuses Fort Lauderdale Priest of Rape, Associated Press (September 5, 2003)
- Clerical Sex Abuse a Betrayal, Says Brady: Victims Must Be Our First Concern: Primate, by Alf McCreary (September 5, 2003)
- Catholics Concerned over Latest Sexual Allegations Among Leaders, WHIO (September 5, 2003)

- Church Knew of Sex Abuse Claims for Decades, by Vanessa Ho (September 6, 2003)
- Boston Clergy Won't Seek Marriage, by Jeff Adair (September 6, 2003)
- Religious Feathers Ruffled, Ledger-Enquirer (September 6, 2003)
- Good Faith Talks Bear Fruit, Boston Herald (September 6, 2003)
- MGH Psychiatrists Being Investigated in Priest Abuse Scandal, by Tom Mashberg, Eric Convey and Robin Washington (September 6, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese to Run Criminal Background Checks, by Maria Neider (September 6, 2003)
- Top US Cleric Says Settlements 'Critical': Head of Bishops' Panel Says Boston Can Set Example, by Michael Paulson (September 6, 2003)
- Media Unfair to Priests, Bishop Says, by Beth Silver (September 6, 2003)
- Catholic Bishop Criticizes Media: Gregory: Stories Obscured Facts in Sex Scandal, by Peter Smith (September 6, 2003)
- No Jailing for Priest in Fondling of Boy, by Raghuram Vadarev (September 6, 2003)
- Priestly Celibacy, a Supernatural Sign: Talk by Father Michael Hull of New York, Zenit (September 6, 2003)

- Unheavenly Days for the Catholic Church, by R. Scott Appleby (September 7, 2003)
- Church Group Wants Bridgeport, by Amrita Dhindsa (September 7, 2003)
- Church Lawyer Cuts Low Profile in Settlement Talks, by Denise Lavoie (September 7, 2003)
- Lawyers, Church to Press Ahead, by Ralph Ranalli (September 7, 2003)
- Priest Takes on Bishop: Letter from Vatican Circulated in Parish, by Annmarie Timmins (September 7, 2003)
- Meeting at Church Not an Option for Many Members of Catholic Group, by Tim Townsend (September 7, 2003)

- Abuse Numbers: Doubting the Figures, by Joe Feuerherd (September 8, 2003)
- Clerical Doubletalk Raises Doubt about Investigation, by Jack Kenny (September 8, 2003)

- Old Town Priest Used Gay Web Site, Bangor Daily News (September 9, 2003)
- Group Cites Dissent in Church: Says Celibacy Not to Blame for Abuse, by Alan Cooperman (September 9, 2003)
- Boston Church Agrees to Settle Cases for $85 Million, by Greg Frost (September 9, 2003)
- Copy of E-Mail from Deal Hudson: What Happened at the Meeting, by Deal Hudson (September 9, 2003)
- Diocese to Update Training to Detect Sex Abuse, by Brian Lyman (September 9, 2003)
- Statement by President of Conference of Catholic Bishops, Newsday (September 9, 2003)
- Victims' Group Asks for Apology from Diocese, Olympian (September 9, 2003)
- Latino's Comments Upset Group: National Director Asks for Bishop to Be Held Accountable for Remarks, by Matt Volz (September 9, 2003)
- Former Naples Priest Faces Criminal Probe in Miami, by Alan Scher Zagier (September 9, 2003)

- Diocese-Sex Costs Reach $2.7 Million: Church Identifies 18 Linked to Abuse, by Michael Clancy (September 10, 2003)
- From O'Malley, a Compassionate Appeal, by Kevin Cullen (September 10, 2003)
- Serious Settlement, Boston Globe (September 10, 2003)
- As the Boston Archdiocese Moves, Others May Follow, by Laurie Goodstein (September 10, 2003)
- Victims Group Says Dolan Should Emulate O'Malley: Dolan Defends Milwaukee's Response So Far, by Tom Heinen (September 10, 2003)
- Church Does Right to Begin the Healing, Boston Herald (September 10, 2003)
- Details of Settlement in Clergy Sex Abuse Case, Providence Journal (September 10, 2003)
- Archdiocese Spent $432,843 for Costs Related to Abuse Cases, by Patricia Rice (September 10, 2003)
- Archdiocese to Mortgage Property to Raise Needed Cash, by Walter V. Robinson and Stephen Kurkjian (September 10, 2003)
- Commentary: Aleister Crowley's Legacy, by Uwe Siemon-Netto (September 10, 2003)
- Many Wary about Deal: Victims Voice Concerns over Settlement Language, by Robin Washington (September 10, 2003)

- Irish Government Vows to Continue Probe into Abuse at Catholic Church-Run Institutions, Associated Press (September 11, 2003)
- Fighting Abuse, by Jimmy Boegle (September 11, 2003)
- Deal Reflects Archbishop and His Franciscan Roots, by Fox Butterfield (September 11, 2003)
- Diocese Backs Child-Safety Plan, by Lisa A. Davis (September 11, 2003)
- Group Questions Bishop's Role in Maine Priest Case: Cote Was Involved in Assignment of Cleric Who Ran Porn Web Site, Day (September 11, 2003)
- Mo. Reporting Law Ruled Unconstitutional, by Connie Farrow (September 11, 2003)
- How Boston Settlement Alters Landscape for Church: Deal Marks a Step Forward for Victims and Archdiocese - and May Be Modeled Elsewhere, by Jane Lampman (September 11, 2003)
- Lawyers Defend One-Third Cut of $85m, by Tom Mashberg (September 11, 2003)
- Memorandum of Understanding between The Steering Committee Representing Victims of Abuse And the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, A Corporation Sole, National Catholic Reporter (September 11, 2003)
- Bishop Addresses Dismissals, by Jay Tokasz and Lou Michel (September 11, 2003)

- The Price of Healing, Day (September 12, 2003)
- Maine Bishop Submits Retirement Letter, Associated Press (September 12, 2003)
- Church to Pay Millions in Abuse Lawsuits: 15 Men Who Accused Priest Reach Settlement with Seattle Archdiocese, by Matthew Craft (September 12, 2003)
- Diocese Needs to Come Clean on Abuse, by Donn Esmonde (September 12, 2003)
- Catholic Church Update, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (September 12, 2003)
- Boston Archbishop Put Faith in Lawyer: Hannigan's Role Considered Key to Major Change, by Jonathan Finer and Alan Cooperman (September 12, 2003)
- Accused Cincinnati Priest Continued to Work at Youth Center, Ohio News Network (September 12, 2003)
- Is Reform Possible? by Thomas J. Reese, S.J. (September 12, 2003)
- Catholic Church Update, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (September 12, 2003)
- Druce Indicted in Slaying of Geoghan, by Marie Szaniszlo (September 12, 2003)

- Sex Abuse Trial to Examine Church Policy, by Peter Geigen-Miller (September 13, 2003)
- Ripple from Priests' Celibacy Letter Continues, Most Recently in Illinois, by Tom Heinen (September 13, 2003)
- Tucson Diocese Sells Downtown Headquarters: Sale Follows Deal to Settle Lawsuits over Sexual Abuse, by Stephanie Innes (September 13, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Trial to Examine Church Policy, by Peter Geigen-Miller (September 13, 2003)
- Catholic Church: Audit Finds Diocese Meets Abuse Policy, by Jay Tokasz (September 13, 2003)

- Priest Scandal Reinforces Anti-Gay Stereotypes Study Shows, 365Gay.com (September 14, 2003)
- Former Prison Warden Gets Tough with Church Leaders, by David Bruce (September 14, 2003)
- Priest Scandal Reinforces Anti-Gay Stereotypes Study Shows, 365Gay.com (September 14, 2003)
- O'Malley Hailed for Crisis Role, by Eric Convey (September 14, 2003)
- Psychological Scars: Placing a Price Tag on Sexual Abuse by Priests, by Jonathan D. Glater (September 14, 2003)
- Guest Commentary: Film Depicts How Abuse Can Dehumanize, by Peg Clark (September 14, 2003)
- Tucson Diocese Sells Downtown Headquarters: Sale Follows Deal to Settle Lawsuits over Sexual Abuse, by Stephanie Innes (September 14, 2003)
- Archbishop Greets Victims of Priest Abuse, by Steve Leblanc (September 14, 2003)
- Woman Beaten by Nuns Attacks Probe into Abuse, by Henry McDonald (September 14, 2003)
- Egan Shutting Door on Suspended Priests, by Gary Stern (September 14, 2003)
- Diocese Is Cautious in Addressing Dismissals: A Year after a National Edict Pledged Openness in Cases of Abuse, the Diocese of Buffalo Is Circumspect in How Much It Is Revealing, by Jay Tokasz and Lou Michel (September 14, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese Adopts New Policy on Sex Abuse Charges, by Alan Scher Zagier (September 14, 2003)
- He Remembers, Tries to Forgive, by Bill Zajac (September 14, 2003)

- Paid to Picket, by Daniel Lyons (September 15, 2003)
- What I Told the Bishops: Thoughts on the Crisis in the American Catholic Church, Wall Street Journal (September 15, 2003)

- Fourteen More People Join Lawsuit against Local Priest, by Liz Forema (September 16, 2003)
- Richmond, Va., Bishop Sullivan Resigns, Guardian (September 16, 2003)
- O'Malley Vows Fund-Raising Cash Won't Go to Abuse Deal, by Tom Mashberg (September 16, 2003)
- Judge: I Can Be Impartial, by Kimball Perry (September 16, 2003)
- Priest: Bishop Wanted Abuse Cases Hidden, Associated Press (September 16, 2003)
- Church Abuse Victims Sought by Ireland, by Shawn Pogatchnik (September 16, 2003)
- Former Altar Boys Allege Molestation by Former Priest, by Norman Parish (September 16, 2003)
- Monsignor Said to Be Barred for Allegation of Sex Abuse, by Daniel J. Wakin (September 16, 2003)
- Diocese Challenges 5 Abuse Suits, by Bill Zajac (September 16, 2003)

- Parliament to Discuss Confessional Confidentiality, ABC (September 17, 2003)
- Church to Pay $1.5m to Victim of Sex Abuse: Sault Ste. Marie Diocese, by Joseph Brean (September 17, 2003)
- Access to Abuse Records Limited by Archdiocese: Automatic Access Will No Longer Be Given, Spokesman Says, TheBostonChannel.com (September 17, 2003)
- Reformer: Give Catholic Laity Input, by Michael Clancy (September 17, 2003)
- Hundreds Reported Abuse by Clergy: Milwaukee Archdiocese Gives Details on Numbers, by Tom Heinen (September 17, 2003)
- Chicago Archdiocese: Guidelines to Protect Children: Alleged Victim Talks about Abuse, by Kevin Roy (September 17, 2003)
- Bishop's Real Estate Plans Embattled: With Inherited Mansion Come Heirs Who Oppose Sale, by Annmarie Timmins (September 17, 2003)
- Priest Says Files Destroyed, by Bill Zajac (September 17, 2003)
- Church Hopes Training Helps Clergy, Laymen Head off Abuse, by John Zukowski (September 17, 2003)

- Tears Flow with Tales of Exploitation by Clergy: Testimony Comes during Hearing on Bill to Tighten State Law on Abuse Cases, by Dennis Chaptman (September 18, 2003)
- Loyola Abuse Victim Speaks, by Ken Goze (September 18, 2003)
- Priests Here Vote to Create Alliance: Body to Be Independent of Catholic Hierarchy, by Tom Heinen and Mary Zahn (September 18, 2003)
- Fifth Accused Priest Identified: He Resigns before Hearing on Alleged Abuse, by Dan Horn (September 18, 2003)
- Abuse Victims Vow: Not Done Yet, by Eunice Kim (September 18, 2003)
- Abuse Case Going to Top Court, by Michael Mello (September 18, 2003)
- How Chicago Archdiocese Will Stop Abuse, by Rob Olmstead (September 18, 2003)
- Religion News in Brief, Times-Picayune (September 18, 2003)
- Springfield Bishop Wants to Testify under Oath, Republican (September 18, 2003)
- Male Sex Abuse Is Finally in Spotlight, by Ruben Rosario (September 18, 2003)
- Priest's Treatment File Erased: The Record Could Have Alerted Parish Officials of Barry Glendinning's History of Sex Abuse, by Elaine Smith (September 18, 2003)
- Priest Put off by Protest: Liaison Cancels Talk with Lay Group, by Annmarie Timmins (September 18, 2003)

- World: Christ or Spirit: Christian Pluralists Differ in Emphasis, by John L. Allen Jr (September 19, 2003)
- World: Smashing the ‘Idol’ of Religious Superiority: Pluralist Theologians Gather in England for International Summit, by John L. Allen Jr (September 19, 2003)
- BC President: Church Crisis Raises Other Issues: Church Must Face Other Problems to Flourish, Leahy Says, TheBostonChannel.com (September 19, 2003)
- Jail-Break Plot Reveals Deep Injustices, by Robert W. Butler (September 19, 2003)
- State May Force Churches to Report Sex Abuse: Bill Would Expand Age Limit to 45, Channel 3000 (September 19, 2003)
- Nation: Gregory Faults Reporting on Scandal: Not Enough Credit Given for Sex Abuse Policies, Says Conference Head, by Kevin Eckstrom (September 19, 2003)
- Nation: O’Malley Key to Settlement, Says Attorneys, by Joe Feuerherd (September 19, 2003)
- Nation Conservative Catholics Urge Bishops to Challenge 'Dissenters': Pro-Choice Catholics Unfit for Leadership Posts, Say Meeting Participants, by Joe Feuerherd (September 19, 2003)
- Advocates Want More Action Agaisnt Priests: Advocates Push for More Action against Abusive Priests, Fox 19 (September 19, 2003)
- Priest at Loss to Explain Missing Documents, by Peter Geigen-Miller (September 19, 2003)
- Ministries: Lay-Run Parishes Point to Future: In Appalachia, More Catholics Are Getting a Preview of Lay Pastoral Leadership, by Margaret Gabriel (September 19, 2003)
- Ministries: Lay Leadership Follows 'Grow-As-You-Go' Model, by Margaret Gabriel (September 19, 2003)
- Letters to the Editor: Catholic Commentary, by Treacy Gibbens (September 19, 2003)
- Panels Consider Bills on Sexual Abuse in Churches, Herald Times Reporter (September 19, 2003)
- Ministries: World’s Message Vs. the Little Voice, by Patricia Lefevere (September 19, 2003)
- Ministries: Mass Media Can Be Ministry, by Richard Leonard (September 19, 2003)
- Columnist: Disenchanted Boston Catholics Seek Reform, by Fr. Richard P. McBrien (September 19, 2003)
- Editorial: O’Malley Sets a Model for Healing, National Catholic Reporter (September 19, 2003)
- Priest Charged with Sex Abuse in De Pere Abbey, by Andy Nelesen (September 19, 2003)
- 34 Catholic Priests Suspended, by Ferdinand G. Patinio (September 19, 2003)
- Church Criticized for Secrecy, by John Richardson (September 19, 2003)
- Wisconsin Legislature: Victims Look for Window in Statute of Limitations, by Todd Richmond (September 19, 2003)
- Viewpoint & Opinion: We Break the Same Bread -- Let’s Talk, by Peggie L. Thorp (September 19, 2003)
- Victims' Advocates Still Critical of Catholic Diocese's Response to Priest Abuse Claims, WMTW (September 19, 2003)
- Viewpoint & Opinion: Voice of the Faithful Misleads the Laity: Group’s Challenge to Bishops’ Authority Is Challenge to Doctrine, by David A. Zizik (September 19, 2003)

- Springfield Diocese Seeks Delay of Lawsuits, Boston.com (September 20, 2003)
- Abuse Claim Puts Frankfort Priest on Leave, Courier-Journal (September 20, 2003)
- Defrockings' Shock Waves Jolt Dowling Leaders, Alumni, by Tara Deering (September 20, 2003)
- Priest, Teacher Suspended: Chesley: Up to 1,000 Youths Molested, by Jim Hannah (September 20, 2003)
- Priest Charged in Sex-Abuse Case Was Put on Leave in Hot Tub Incident, by Andy Nelesen (September 20, 2003)
- Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Expect Policies to Be in Compliance, NEPA News (September 20, 2003)
- National Auditors Visit New Orleans Archdiocese: Investigators Assess Sex-Abuse Reforms, by Bruce Nolan (September 20, 2003)
- Blind to the Spirit: How the Media Treat Religion: Reporters Just Don't Get it, Zenit (September 20, 2003)

- Phoenix Diocese Abuse Victims Get $2.7m, by Michael Clancy (September 21, 2003)
- Some in Church Suits May Face Tax Bill, by Ralph Ranalli (September 21, 2003)
- Columnist's Courage Supports His Convictions, Republican (September 21, 2003)
- Editorials: Alleged Abuse Victims Want Good Faith Effort, Republican (September 21, 2003)
- More Dioceses Settling Sex-Abuse Suits, by Janet I. Tu (September 21, 2003)
- Scars of Abuse Run Deep, by Kim Strong (September 21, 2003)

- Irish Victims of Clergy Abuse Seek Others in Hub, by Kevin Cullen (September 22, 2003)
- A Settlement in Boston: The Archdiocese Agrees to a Record $85 Million. Will Others Follow? by Dan Gilgoff (September 22, 2003)
- Editorial: The Status of Priests, Journal News (September 22, 2003)
- Protesters Demand Bishop McCormack’s Resignation, by Kate McCann (September 22, 2003)
- Snap Criticizes Lori's Opposition to Unsealing Documents: Documents Allege Sexual Abuse by Priests, NBC 30 (September 22, 2003)
- Openness Vowed on Clergy Abuse Policy, by Ralph Ranalli (September 22, 2003)
- Priest Sentenced in Child Porn Case, by Marisa Schultz (September 22, 2003)
- N.H. Protest Calls for Removal of Bishops, by Robin Washington (September 22, 2003)

- Letters to the Editor: No Point in Denying, by Chris Laidlaw Bell (September 23, 2003)
- Archbishop Places Abusive Priests on Leave: 10 Now Face Permanent Removal from Ministry, by Tom Beyerlein (September 23, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Program Opens Some Eyes: ‘Awareness Session' Enlightens Personnel in Norwich Diocese, by Bethe Dufresne (September 23, 2003)
- Us Catholic Priests' Group Urges Reform, by Maura Farrelly (September 23, 2003)
- Spokane Diocese Releases Name of Deceased Priest Accused of Abuse, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (September 23, 2003)
- The Faith to Heal: Our Opinion: Sexual Abuse Scandals Have Driven a Wedge in the Catholic Church in Northern Ontario, Sudbury Star (September 23, 2003)

- Blind to the Spirit, by Rene Q. Bas (September 24, 2003)
- Clergy Sex Scammers? by Daniel Lyons (September 24, 2003)
- New Lawsuit Targets Priest Who Served at Lee Church, Berkshire Eagle (September 24, 2003)
- Diocese Claims Leadership Role: Group Urges Snap Decision Priest Abuse Survivors Counseled to Speak up, by Bill Cummings (September 24, 2003)
- Analysis: A 'Wall of Anger' Confounds Pilarczyk, by Dan Horn (September 24, 2003)
- A Mistake Left Alone, by Eileen McNamara (September 24, 2003)
- Shortcomings, but Not Bias in Paper’s Church Abuse, by Kenneth J. Moynihan (September 24, 2003)
- Group Wants Priest Who's Being Sued Recalled from Overseas, by Patricia Rice (September 24, 2003)
- Judge Denies Access to Files: Victim's Request for Priest's Records Called a "Fishing Expedition", by Andrew Tilghman (September 24, 2003)
- Archdiocese, Lawyers Finalize Settlement: Victims Will Receive up to $300,000, TurnTo10.com (September 24, 2003)
- Theologians Address Sex Abuse: Victims Can Be Found in Most Congregations, Therapist Tells Gathering, by Al Winn (September 24, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Suits Last Resort, 2 Say, by Bill Zajac (September 24, 2003)

- Letters to the Editor: Pray for Change, by Ted Blount and Bonita Springs (September 25, 2003)
- Priest: Murphy Censored Article, by Rita Ciolli (September 25, 2003)
- Former Priest, Catholic Church Face Another Lawsuit for Alleged Sexual Abuse, by Peter Franceschina (September 25, 2003)
- Church Secrecy Helps Abuse Proliferate: Expert: Because Sex Is a Taboo Subject, Neither Victim nor Abuser Can Get the Help They Need, a Trial Is Told, by Peter Geigen-Miller (September 25, 2003)
- The Catholic Church Is Not the Only Culprit in the Abuse Scandal: Why Society Must Insist on Legal Reform, by Marci Hamilton (September 25, 2003)
- Irish Catholic Church Attendance down, by Shawn Pogatchnik (September 25, 2003)
- Alleged Sex Victim Dies: Was Lead Plaintiff in Planned Suit Accusing Priest of Abuse, by Stephanie Saul (September 25, 2003)
- Letters to the Editor: Bashing Back, by Hilary Smentek (September 25, 2003)
- Diocese to Pay $500,000, by David Unze (September 25, 2003)
- Archbishop to Reopen Disputed Abuse Claim, by Robin Washington (September 25, 2003)
- Vatican May Diminish Girls' Role: Altar Boys Would Receive Preference, by Daniel Williams (September 25, 2003)
- Judge Considers Ruling on Liability of Church, by Bill Zajac (September 25, 2003)

- Alleged Victim Takes Issue with Diocese, Boothbay Register (September 26, 2003)
- Priests and Sinners, INQ7.net (September 26, 2003)
- Ex-Priest Denies Sex Abuse Claims, by Peter Geigen-Miller (September 26, 2003)
- Former Altar Boy Sues Priest Removed in 1995: Man, Now 36, Alleges Kownacki Abused Him, by Patrick J. Powers (September 26, 2003)
- Save Sex Abuse Papers, Diocese Told, by Susan Evans (September 26, 2003)

- Editorial: Victims, America Magazine (September 27, 2003)
- Geoghan Ruling Sparks Anger: Alleged Victims Protest Erasure of Conviction, by Kathleen Burge (September 27, 2003)
- O'Malley Helps Church Walk the Walk, by Roderick MacLeish Jr. (September 27, 2003)
- Pius XII and the Sexual-Abuse Crisis, by Rev. Richard P. McBrien (September 27, 2003)
- Retired Priest Changes Story in Sexual Abuse Testimony, by Peter Geigen-Miller (September 27, 2003)
- Bishop Backs Diocese Report: He Says No Priests in Covington Guilty, by Cindy Schroeder (September 27, 2003)
- Priests Support Bishop's Denial of Statement, by Bill Pomerleau (September 27, 2003)
- When Deviant Behavior Gets Respectable: How Academia Refined Away Social Problems, Zenit (September 27, 2003)

- Letting Their Voice Be Heard, by Rita Ciolli (September 28, 2003)
- Culprits in the Cloister, by Isagani A. Cruz (September 28, 2003)
- Whose Example to Follow? New Bishop Has a Choice, by Howard Goodman (September 28, 2003)
- Author to Speak about Catholic Policy on Clergy, by Brian Lewis (September 28, 2003)
- Vt. Diocese Trying to Settle with Accuser, by Kevin O’Connor (September 28, 2003)
- A Victim Discovers Hope in the Parish, by Dana Parsons (September 28, 2003)
- Faithful in Pope's Homeland Press Church to Act on Sex Abuse, by Beata Pasek (September 28, 2003)
- Pope Names New Cardinals; O'Malley Not Included, Providence Journal (September 28, 2003)
- Church's Therapy Guidelines Questioned, by Ralph Ranalli (September 28, 2003)
- Police Investigate Priests for Alleged Paedophilia in Church Institution, by Karl Schembri (September 28, 2003)

- Pope Leaves O'Malley off His List of 31 New Cardinals, by Michael Paulson (September 29, 2003)
- Settlement Eyed in Vt. Church Abuse Case, Boston Globe (September 29, 2003)
- Vatican II: 40 Years Later: A Council Primer, by Pat Morrison (September 29, 2003)
- Old, New Lawsuits Could Sap Diocese Mone, NEPA News (September 29, 2003)
- ID of Removed Priests Delayed Indefinite, Newsday (September 29, 2003)
- Affidavit: Springfield Diocese Knew of Alegations against Lavigne in 1960s, Providence Journal (September 29, 2003)
- The Lay Vocation and Voice of the Faithful, by Thomas P. Rausch, S.J. (September 29, 2003)
- Quinn Calls Again for Governance Reform: 'Insistent Pope' with a 'Consultative Mechanism' Could Effect Changes, Retired Archbishop Says, by Dan Morris-Young (September 29, 2003)

- Catholics Fear Shift Back to Dark Age, by Greg Ansley (September 30, 2003)
- No Current Reports of Child Abuse in Children’s Homes – Agenzija Appogg, by Cynthia Busuttil (September 30, 2003)
- A Letter from Archbishop: We Have Now Done: What Needed to Be Done, Catholic Telegraph (September 30, 2003)
- Bishop Denies Saying Predecessor Destroyed Abuse Data, by Kevin Cullen (September 30, 2003)
- Upbeat Rigali Looks Past Critics: Bevilacqua Talks of His Retirement, by Ron Goldwyn (September 30, 2003)
- Allegations of Paedophilia Story Commented upon in Parliament, Malta Independent (September 30, 2003)
- Corporation Accused of Anti-Catholic Bias, by Karen Mcveigh (September 30, 2003)
- Teacher-Priest Gets Prison for Having Porn, Toledo Blade (September 30, 2003)
- Archdiocese Delays Naming the Priests It Will Ban, By Daniel J. Wakin (September 30, 2003)
- Bishop, Priest Clash on Facts, by Bill Zajac (September 30, 2003)



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OCTOBER 2003

- Class-Action Status Give to Lawsuit against Diocese, by Paul Long (October 1, 2003)
- O'Malley, Lay Advisers to Discuss Abuse Policy, by Tom Mashberg (October 1, 2003)
- In Lawsuit, Man Alleges Sexual Abuse by Priests, by Shirley Ragsdale (October 1, 2003)
- Suit Charges Priests, Diocese with Abuse, by Stephanie Saul (October 1, 2003)
- State AG Giving New Archbishop High Marks: Reilly Says Dealings Have 'Improved Dramatically', TheBostonChannel.com (October 1, 2003)
- An Ideological Monologue, Pilot (October 1, 2003)
- Making Their Voices Heard: Seeking Change, Catholic Group to Meet in Montclair, by Alicia Zadrozny (October 1, 2003)
- Keating Says He Was Smeared, by Rachel Zoll (October 1, 2003)

- New Suit Says Bishop Dailey Shuffled Pedophile Priests to Evade Investigations, by N.J. Burkett (October 2, 2003)
- Motion Alleges More Victims: Filing in Civil Case Comes Two Days before Criminal Arraignment of Former McGill-Toolen Teacher, by Gary McElroy (October 2, 2003)
- Archdiocese Fund-Raising Shows Significant Increase: Officials Still Eyeing Closing Some Churches, by Michael Paulson (October 2, 2003)
- Diocese Cover-up Charged in Perv Suit, by Bill Sanderson (October 2, 2003)
- 'Taking the Lead': Catholic Church Here Holds Program on Sexual Abuse, by Beth Smith (October 2, 2003)
- Leominster Priest Jailed for Raping Girls in '80s, by Robin Washington (October 2, 2003)

- Fr. Kelley Sentenced to Jail Again, by William T. Clew (October 3, 2003)
- B'klyn Gets New Bishop, by Merle English (October 3, 2003)
- Archdiocese Settles 15 Sex Abuse Claims for $8 Million, by Cathleen Falsani (October 3, 2003)
- Calif. Appeals Court Finds Milwaukee Archdiocese Liable, Herald Tribune (October 3, 2003)
- 21 Men Join Lawsuit against Accused Priest, by Dan Horn (October 3, 2003)
- Clint's Deep 'River', by Robert Kahn (October 3, 2003)
- Ex-Altar Boy Says Ex-Priest Molested Him: Retired Naples Pastor Now Faces Three Suits, by Joan D. Laguardia (October 3, 2003)
- Lawyer: up to 1,000 Abused, by Paul A. Long (October 3, 2003)
- The Priest in the Church, by Rev. Richard P. McBrien (October 3, 2003)
- Archdiocese's Newspaper Nixes Ad, by Stephanie Saul (October 3, 2003)
- Charges Shock Glendale Parish: Suit Alleges Pastor Abused Boy, by Stephanie Saul (October 3, 2003)
- Victim to Women: Come Forward, by Roy Wood (October 3, 2003)
- Bishop Approves of Settlements, by Bill Zajac (October 3, 2003)

- Catholics Meet to Map Change: Group Seeks Dramatic Reforms, by Dan Horn (October 4, 2003)
- O'Malley Appeases Panel: Vows to Consult on Future Moves, by Tom Mashberg (October 4, 2003)
- Bishop: Faith Will Define Church, by Kathleen Mellen (October 4, 2003)
- New Bishop Vows Victim Aid, New York Post (October 4, 2003)
- Diocese Abuse Policy Praised: National Audit Gives Area the Highest Rating, by Venessa Santos-Garza (October 4, 2003)
- "Voice of the Faithful" Send Message to Church Leaders, by Jennifer Steiner (October 4, 2003)

- Vatican Asked to Put Priest on Trial: Ex-Morristown Pastor Accused of Molesting Girl, by Abbott Koloff (October 5, 2003)
- Dover Church Seeks Damages, Saying Bishop Botched Probe of Rev. Gregoire, by Sean Murphy (October 5, 2003)
- Bishop's Deposition Tops Two Weeks of Controversy, by Bill Pomerleau (October 5, 2003)
- Faithful Voice Is Muted by Archdiocese, by Don Singleton (October 5, 2003)
- Troubled Archdiocese Tries New Fund-Raising Approach: Donors May Choose Specific Causes; Money Won't Pay Louisville Settlements, by Peter Smith (October 5, 2003)
- Rigali Refuses to Meet with Abuse Victims, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (October 5, 2003)

- Peter Steinfels, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (October 6, 2003)
- Suffer the Children: Sex-Ed Programs Designed by Prostitution Advocates: Catholic Parents Balk When Dioceses Adopt Controversial 'Talking about Touching', by Mary Jo Anderson (October 6, 2003)
- Catholics Try New Approach to Get Cash: Abuse Settlement Cuts Deep, Cincinnati Enquirer (October 6, 2003)
- Group Opposes Honor for Priest: Sex Abuse Survivors Say Toasting O.C.'s Msgr. Baird Is an Insult Because He Defended a Tainted Cleric and Sued a Woman for Slander, by David Haldane (October 6, 2003)

- Priest Sex Abuse a Clamour for Cash - Lawyer, by Dean Calcott (October 7, 2003)
- Speaking up for Survivors: Voice of the Faithful Confronts the Church, Reaches out to Abuse Victims, by Brandt Fletcher (October 7, 2003)
- Rigali Taking over 'Strongest Archdiocese': But Church Expert Says He Needs to Listen to Lay Concerns, by Ron Goldwyn (October 7, 2003)
- Editorial: Twice a Victim, Hartford Courant (October 7, 2003)
- Who Should Pay and How Much? Irish Emigrant (October 7, 2003)
- Forty-Five Cases of Alleged Abuse by Clergymen on Minors in 4 Years, Malta Media (October 7, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese: Learning to Identify Sex Abuse, by Jay Tokasz (October 7, 2003)
- Former Altar Boy Sues Dead Pastor, Hartford Diocese, by Kristen A. Turick (October 7, 2003)
- Sex Assault Suits Hit East Haven Church, by Marissa Yaremich (October 7, 2003)

- Senate OKs Sex Predator Crackdown, by Elisabeth J. Beardsley (October 8, 2003)
- Lectures to Examine Sex Abuse Scandal, Cincinnati Post (October 8, 2003)
- The Last Straw: Quitting the Bishops’ Review Board, by Frank Keating (October 8, 2003)
- Abuse Victim Lobbies to Lift Statute of Limitations, by Julie Mehegan (October 8, 2003)
- Victims Agonize over Church Deal: Struggle with Moral, Legal Questions about Accepting Settlement, by Ralph Ranalli (October 8, 2003)
- Sex Charge Forces Knoth out at Loyola: 1986 Incident at Indiana School Is Credible, Church Panel Finds, by Coleman Warner and Bruce Nolan (October 8, 2003)

- New Bishop Inducted As Diocese Faces Yet More Claims of Abuse, by Keach Hagey (October 9, 2003)
- Judge Favors Releasing Files of Sex-Abuse Allegations, by Gregory D. Kesich (October 9, 2003)
- Brent Society Discusses Role of the Laity, by Mary Frances McCarthy (October 9, 2003)
- Church Apologises to Abuse Victims, Ninemsn (October 9, 2003)
- Group Offers to Review Abuse Cases, by Ralph Ranalli (October 9, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese Announces New Sex Abuse Policy, WSTM (October 9, 2003)
- Pope Urges Bishops to Be Just, Merciful on Sex Abuse Questions, by Cindy Wooden (October 9, 2003)

- Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal Expands in Military: New Accusations Surface, TheBostonChannel.com (October 10, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese: 'We Will Protect Children': Officials Outline New Diocesan Effort to End the Sexual Abuse of Minors., by Renee K. Gadoua (October 10, 2003)
- Grand Jury Eyes Church Leaders: Archdiocese's Response to Abuse Investigated, by Dan Horn (October 10, 2003)
- Pope Condemns 'Scandal' Priests, Iafrica.com (October 10, 2003)
- First of 80 Planned Lawsuits against Diocese Filed, KFMB (October 10, 2003)
- The Catholic Untruth Society, by Martin Kelly (October 10, 2003)
- Kelley Victim Testifies on Beacon Hill, by Julie Mehegan (October 10, 2003)
- Priest's Pillage $Hocker, by Philip Messing, Denise Buffa and Marsha Kranes (October 10, 2003)
- Cardinal Visits Cincinnati, Ohio News Network (October 10, 2003)
- Bishop Meets with Members of Reeling Church, Providence Journal (October 10, 2003)
- O'Brien's Trial in Hit-and-Run Fatality Is Delayed, by Joseph A. Reaves (October 10, 2003)
- Advocates Admonish Loyola Not to Forget Alleged Victim: Facts of Abuse Case Remain Skimpy, by Bruce Nolan (October 10, 2003)

- Audit Praises Bridgeport Diocese in Complying with Abuse Rules, Advocate (October 11, 2003)
- Media Exaggerated Abuse Scandal, Vatican Official Says: Reuters, Boston Globe (October 11, 2003)
- Bishops Ask for Forgiveness, by Paul Cachia (October 11, 2003)
- Sex Monster May Get Life, by Philip Cullen (October 11, 2003)
- State Officials Were Told to Seek €190m for Church Abuse Deal, by Brian Dowling (October 11, 2003)
- U.K. Archbishop: Church Has Lot to Learn, FortWayne.com (October 11, 2003)
- Abuse Protesters Anger Many: A Group Opposing Honors for Msgr. Lawrence J. Baird Draws Opposition. He Is 'One of the Good Guys,' Says a Supporter, by David Haldane (October 11, 2003)
- Cardinal: Change Will Restore Church: Public Ties Need to Rekindle Lost Faith, by Dan Horn (October 11, 2003)
- Suit Would Give Court Undue Control, Church Say- Audit Praises Pittsburgh Diocese's Response on Abuse: Review Looked at Procedures, Policies, by Ann Rodgers-Melnick (October 11, 2003)
- Sex-Abuse Scandals Hound Church Leaders, WCPO (October 11, 2003)
- Diocese Won't Detail Priest Aid, by Bill Zajac (October 11, 2003)

- 'Thief' Priest Charged, by Cynthia R. Fagen (October 12, 2003)
- Covington Diocese Settles at $5m: Alleged Abuse Involved Priests in '60s and '70s, by Jim Hannah (October 12, 2003)
- Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal Widens in Military, by Matt Kelley (October 12, 2003)
- Loyola Move Was Quick but Not Painless: University President's Removal 'a Hell of a Shock', by Bruce Nolan (October 12, 2003)
- Catholic Group Prepares Conference at Fordham, by Gary Stern (October 12, 2003)

- $5.2m Church Deal May Be Just Beginning, by Kevin Eigelbach (October 13, 2003)
- 'The Magdalene Sisters', by Eric F. Mallonga (October 13, 2003)
- Church Keeping Tabs on Teachers, by Luther Turmelle (October 13, 2003)

- Catholic Diocese Audit, by Leeah Brennan (October 14, 2003)
- The Nun from Hell, by Lloyd Grove (October 14, 2003)
- Sharing the Law of the Church, by Nancy Haught (October 14, 2003)
- Nun Accused in Catholic Church Sex-Abuse Case: San Diego Diocese May Face 80 New Lawsuits, NBC (October 14, 2003)
- Outspoken Victim of Abuse by Priest Kills Himself, by Ronald Smothers (October 14, 2003)
- Ex-Naples Priest Faces New Sex Abuse Suit: A Former St. Ann's Altar Boy Is the Latest Accuser of William Romero, Who Also Faces a Miami Criminal Probe, by Alan Scher Zagier (October 14, 2003)

- Abused Priest to Speak out at Conference, by Donna Porstner (October 15, 2003)
- Joliet Brothers Sue Church, Urge It to Confront Absue, by Ted Slowik (October 15, 2003)
- £700m for Irish Abuse Victims Oct 15 2003, by Richard Warburton (October 15, 2003)
- Diocese Considers Settling All Claims, by Bill Zajac (October 15, 2003)

- Church Sex Files 'Should Stay Closed', BBC (October 16, 2003)
- Ex-St. Henry Pastor Facing 11-Count Indictment: Priest Charged with Public Indecency, Providing Alcohol, by Tom Beyerlein (October 16, 2003)
- Conn. Diocese to Pay $21m in Settlement, by John Christoffersen (October 16, 2003)
- Suit Levels New Charges against Priest, by Jean Guccione (October 16, 2003)
- Victims Advocate Calls on Archbishop for Support, Indianapolis Star (October 16, 2003)
- Art Makes Statement for Priest's Alleged Victims, by Louise Kennedy (October 16, 2003)
- Priests May Be Shielded by Law: Authorities May Not Be Able to Force Clergy Members to Reveal Discussions with Paul R. Nolin, Unless the Accused Killer Consents, by Amanda Lehmert (October 16, 2003)
- Catholic Group Prepares Conference at Fordham, by Gary Stern (October 16, 2003)
- Sorrow at Loyola, Times-Picayune (October 16, 2003)
- Plaintiff, Church Settle Abuse Case, by Bill Zajac (October 16, 2003)

- Priest Charged in Church Thefts, by Rita Ciolli (October 17, 2003)
- Survivors, Advocates Step up Calls for N.H. Bishops' Resignations, by Chuck Colbert (October 17, 2003)
- So Just How Bad Is the U.S. Priest Shortage? by Joe Feuerherd (October 17, 2003)
- Judge Awards Brothers $26 Million in Priest Sex Abuse Case: Attorney: Brothers Unlikely to Receive Money, NBC 4 (October 17, 2003)
- The Growing Cost of Mandatory Celibacy, National Catholic Reporter (October 17, 2003)
- Suit Alleges Abuse during Inmate Shakedown, by Franci Richardson (October 17, 2003)
- The Looming Crisis: The Priest Shortage Is the Elephant in the Catholic Living Room, by Tom Roberts (October 17, 2003)
- Curia Knew about Priest’s Alleged Sex Abuse History since 1993: Fr Godwin Scerri’s Paedophilia Charges in Canada Relate to 1983, by Karl Schembri (October 17, 2003)
- Priest Critical of Process for Allegations: Rev. Dennerlein: Accused of Sexual Abuse in Joliet, by Ted Slowik (October 17, 2003)
- The Pope's Darkest, Silent Hours: John Paul's Handling of Sex Abuse Scandals Besetting the Roman Catholic Church Has Compromised His Reputation As an Icon of Peace, Political Liberty and Church Reform, Taipei Times (October 17, 2003)

- Just How Bad Is It? Priest Shortage Worse Than Experts Predicted; Laity, Foreign Priests Filling the Gap, by Joe Feuerherd (October 18, 2003)
- Challenge to Abuse Law Questioned: Alleged Victims of Priest Ask Stockton Diocese to Drop Its Legal Bid to Have the Statute of Limitations Waiver Declared Unconstitutional, by Jean Guccione (October 18, 2003)
- Bishop Thomas L. Dupre to Appear on Special Edition of Television Program Real to Reel, Iobserve (October 18, 2003)
- Diocese Fingerprint Program Resisted: Workers, Volunteers Not Cleared by Dec. 1 Are out, by Guy Kovner (October 18, 2003)
- Voice of the Faithful Protests Bishop's Ban: Group Meets at Sandwich High Sunday, by Edward F. Maroney (October 18, 2003)
- Roman Catholic Bishops Accuse BBC of Bias, News Observer (October 18, 2003)
- New Lawsuit Filed against Archdiocese, by Neil Relyea (October 18, 2003)
- Mansell May Move up to Archbishop Spot, by Jay Tokasz (October 18, 2003)
- Where Victims of the Clergy Try to Talk It out, by Katie Zezima (October 18, 2003)

- Vt. Diocese Called Slow to Respond to Abuse, by Brian MacQuarrie (October 19, 2003)
- Board Toughens Conduct Code for Local Diocese, by Mary McLachlin (October 19, 2003)
- The Bleeding Church, by Joseph Vella (October 19, 2003)
- Diocese: No Link between News of Audit, Settlement, by Neil Vigdor (October 19, 2003)

- Protesters Seek Church Pact Guarantees, Boston Globe (October 20, 2003)
- Laity to Church: Reform Crucial: Cape Audience Applauds Voice of the Faithful President As He Criticizes the Bishop for Not Allowing Meetings on Parish Property, by Sean Gonsalves (October 20, 2003)
- New Archbishop of Hartford Named, New Haven Register (October 20, 2003)
- Mabus Case Tests Shield from Suits: Church Cites Separation Issue, by Matt Volz (October 20, 2003)

- Sex Abuse Lawyer Evaluates 2 Former Dioscesan Leaders, by Ron Hayes (October 21, 2003)
- More Abuse Allegations Revealed against Local Priest, by Tom McKee (October 21, 2003)
- Next Archbishop of Hartford Cites a Need for New Priests, by Marc Santora (October 21, 2003)
- Bridgeport Diocese Settles Another Sex Abuse Claim, Advocate (October 21, 2003)
- Public Service Announcement Urges Victims of Priest Abuse to Speak up, Mercury News (October 21, 2003)
- Church Study on Sex Abuse 'Startling', Toronto Star (October 21, 2003)
- Archbishop Faced Criticism over Abuse Cases: New Leader Says He'll Approach Sex Charges Case by Case in Hartford, by Laura Walsh (October 21, 2003)

- Four More Men File Lawsuit against Archdiocese: Sex Offender Shifted to Vandalia, Abused Four, Men Say, by Tom Beyerlein (October 22, 2003)
- The Face of "Gay" Clericalism, CruxNews.com (October 22, 2003)
- Swales Losses Pegged Lower: Estimates of Earnings Lost Due to Sexual Assaults Are in Dispute in the London Trial, by Peter Geigen-Miller (October 22, 2003)
- Jesuits Paid Settlement to Sex Abuse Victim, by Patricia Rice (October 22, 2003)
- Sensitive Task of Putting a Price Tag on Sex Abuse, by Mary Wiltenburg (October 22, 2003)
- Police Commissioner Defends Decision Not to Arraign Priests under Arrest, by Charlot Zahra (October 22, 2003)

- Charter-Meetings Dealing with Human Pain:: Bishops, Sex Abuse Victims Hold Meetings, by Agostino Bono (October 23, 2003)
- Church Kept Accused Priest on Job: Documents Provide the First Hard Evidence That the Archdiocese of Miami Knew of Alleged Sexual Improprieties by a Priest and Allowed Him to Keep Working with Children, by Daniel De Vise and Jay Weaver (October 23, 2003)
- Priest-Abuse Damages Suit Goes Ahead, by Susan Evans (October 23, 2003)
- Church Moves to Laicize Priests, by Phil Garber (October 23, 2003)
- Church Called 'Sinful' in Sexual Abuse Case: The Priest Testified in the Swales Brothers' Lawsuit against the Diocese of London, by Peter Geigen-Miller (October 23, 2003)
- Two Local Lay Activists Get a Rare, Eye-Opening Look at Their Church, by Ron Goldwyn (October 23, 2003)
- Coonan to Fight Removal 'On Canonical Grounds', by Kathleen A. Shaw (October 23, 2003)
- Commentary: Mindset of Syracuse Diocese Allows Abuse Infection to Fester, by Marianne Barone Trent and Charles Bailey Jr. (October 23, 2003)

- Conversion Is the Change the Church Needs: Group's Slogan Could Embrace Word Hallowed by Liberals, Conservatives, by Don Brophy (October 24, 2003)
- East Texas Jury Sentences Former Priest to Life Imprisonment, Star-Telegram (October 24, 2003)

- Cleaning up the Mess, by John Langan (October 25, 2003)
- Judge Opens Allegations against Deceased Priests, MaineToday.com (October 25, 2003)
- Parishioners Say Amen to the Good Work of Priests, by John J. Shaughnessy (October 25, 2003)
- Priest Urges Aid for Woman, by Bill Zajac (October 25, 2003)

- Still Waiting for Judgment Day, by Rita Ciolli (October 26, 2003)
- Diocese Scolded by Clergy, by Stefanie Cohen (October 26, 2003)
- Opinion: Vatican Cannot See the Light by Turning Blind Eye to Abuse, by Joseph A. Gallagher (October 26, 2003)
- Conference Focuses on Clergy Abuse, by Ann Givens (October 26, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Program Expanded: Diocese of Venice Drops Old One, by Joan D. Laguardia (October 26, 2003)
- Voice of the Faithful Speaks on Cape Cod, by Brad Lynch (October 26, 2003)
- Abuse Claims Exaggerated Say Christian Brothers, by Chris Parkin (October 26, 2003)
- Catholics Gather for Voice of the Faithful Conference, by Louis Porter (October 26, 2003)
- Geoghan's Death Means Abuse Victims Could Sue Prison for Wrongful Death, Providence Journal (October 26, 2003)
- Priest Charged with Child Rape Still Wanted in Canada, by Karl Schembri (October 26, 2003)
- New Charlotte Bishop Installed; Promises to Confront Sexual Abuse, Star-News (October 26, 2003)
- Catholic Forum Criticizes Bishops, by Gary Stern (October 26, 2003)
- Suing the Church: Lawyers Include Man Who Successfully Sued As Clergy Sex Abuse Victim, by Nicole Tsong (October 26, 2003)
- Church Sacks Abuse Critic, by Ellen Whinnett (October 26, 2003)

- Church's 'Progress' over Abuse, BBC (October 27, 2003)
- Diocese Schedules Seminars, Daily Globe (October 27, 2003)
- Voice of the Faithful, by Francis X. Fay Jr. (October 27, 2003)
- Archbishop 'Torn' over Child Abuse Statistics, by Martha Linden (October 27, 2003)
- Catholic Body Reveals 150 Sexual Abuse Claims in England and Wales, by Catherine Lyst (October 27, 2003)
- Doyle Backed on Sex Abuse Stance, by Anna Randell (October 27, 2003)

- St. Norbert Priest Will Go to Trial after Preliminary Hearing, by Monique Balas (October 28, 2003)
- Local Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse, by David Briggs (October 28, 2003)
- Scandal in the Roman Catholic Church: behind the Smoke and Mirrors Is a Coverup of Homosexual Priests and Bishops, by Fr. Charles Dahlby (October 28, 2003)
- Brother's Abuse Termed As Bad As Priest's: Barry Glendinning's Abuse of Ed and Guy Swales Is Not the Sole Reason for Their Troubles, a Toronto Psychiatrist Testifies, by Peter Geigen-Miller (October 28, 2003)
- Suit Links 6 Accused Priests to Parish: A Lawyer for the L.A. Archdiocese Denies That Santa Clara Church in Oxnard Was a 'Dumping Ground' for Pedophile Clergymen, by Jean Guccione (October 28, 2003)
- Ad Seeks Victims of Priest Abuse: Spurred by Class-Action Suit Vs. Covington Diocese, by Jim Hannah (October 28, 2003)
- Diocese Acts to Protect Its Young, by Raygan Swan (October 28, 2003)
- Priest Kept on Despite Abuse, by Ellen Whinnett (October 28, 2003)
- 2 Say Former Deacon Sexually Abused Them, by David Yonke (October 28, 2003)

- Diocese Begins Anti-Abuse Training, by Michael Clancy (October 29, 2003)
- Archdiocese Abuse Report, by Heidi Loranger (October 29, 2003)
- Decades after Abuse, Church Goes on, by Matt O'Brien (October 29, 2003)
- Priest Swears under Oath That Bishop Threatened to Suspend Him, Providence Journal (October 29, 2003)
- Bethel Judge Tells Church It Must Respond to Suit: Abuse: Complaint Won't Be Dismissed, by Nicole Tsong (October 29, 2003)
- Lawsuit against the Church, WTOL (October 29, 2003)
- Doyle 'Truly' Sad at Abuse, by Ellen Whinnett (October 29, 2003)

- Critics: Church Reforms Lacking: Indiana's Catholic Bishops Haven't Done Enough to End Abuse, Some in State Argue, Indianapolis Star (October 30, 2003)
- Critics Fault Indiana Catholic Reforms: Local Diocese Adopted Abuse Policy Years before National Charter, by Ken Kusmer (October 30, 2003)
- Founder of the Local Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, by Kristen Lombardi (October 30, 2003)
- Sexual Abuse Law in Illinois Faces Battle, by Kevin McDermott (October 30, 2003)
- Archdiocese Workers to Get Background Checks: All Paid, Volunteer Staffers Will Be Investigated; Teachers' Union Hasn't Yet OK'd Plan, by Leslie Palma-Simoncek (October 30, 2003)
- Diocese Audited for Compliance with Misconduct Procedures, by Bill Pomerleau (October 30, 2003)
- Church Sets Hard Line on Abuse Trials, by Ralph Ranalli (October 30, 2003)
- Activist Group Calls on Church to Remove All Images of Former Bishop, by Mark Schnyder (October 30, 2003)

- Victims: Church Still Ignoring Us, by Gregg M. Miliote (October 31, 2003)
- Davenport Diocese Most-Sued in Iowa, by Shirley Ragsdale (October 31, 2003)
- Moynihan Apologizes for Abusive Priests, by Renee K. Gadoua (October 31, 2003)
- Abuse Victim Counseling, by Erik Mahlberg (October 31, 2003)
- Houma Diocese Call for Cooperation with Authorities, The Times-Picayune (October 31, 2003)
- Houma Diocese Call for Cooperation with Authorities, The Times-Picayune (October 31, 2003)



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NOVEMBER 2003

- Voice of the Faithful Starts Here, by Tara Dooley (November 1, 2003)
- Keeping Accountability in Church, Journal Gazette (November 1, 2003)
- Abuse Victim Meets with Archbishop, by David McArthur (November 1, 2003)
- Abuse in Institutions, One in Four (November 1, 2003)
- Listen to Them, Bishop, Providence Journal (November 1, 2003)
- Brothers' Move Flies in Face of Public Contrition, by Mary Rafferty (November 1, 2003)
- Priest Refuses to Testify in Cape Killing, by Dave Wedge (November 1, 2003)

- Silenced Voices, by Kathleen Durand (November 2, 2003)
- Child Sex Industry Thriving in Mexico: Accused Include Americans, Men with Ties to Powerful Figures, by Brooks Egerton and Brendan M. Case (November 2, 2003)
- Doyle Says He Won't Quit, by Margaretta Pos (November 2, 2003)
- The Crusaders, by Charles P. Pierce (November 2, 2003)

- 2nd Grand Jury Impaneled to Investigate Alleged Sex-Abuse by Priests, by Joseph R. Daughen (November 3, 2003)
- Answering the Boston Globe, by Deal Hudson (November 3, 2003)
- Dillon Blasts Spota: Says Suffolk Da Illegally Released Catholic Sex Abuse Report, by Bart Jones and Andrew Smith (November 3, 2003)
- Answering the Boston Globe Magazine, by Zoe Romanowsky (November 3, 2003)

- Priests in KC, St. Louis Face Lawsuits over Alleged Sex Abuse, TheKansasCityChannel.com (November 4, 2003)
- Archdiocese Plans to Set up Mediation Process to Handle Sexual Abuse Cases, by William C. Lhotka (November 4, 2003)
- Diocese in Denial, by Warren Masson (November 4, 2003)
- Diocese Committed to Healing Wounds Caused by Abuse, by Gail M. McGrath (November 4, 2003)
- Priest Suspended after Sex Abuse Allegations: Board Found Allegations to Be Credible, NewsNet5 (November 4, 2003)
- Priest Resigns, Puts Blame on McCormack: He Says Bishop Unwilling to Cooperate, by Annmarie Timmins (November 4, 2003)
- Battle of the Legal Gladiators, by Paul Vitello (November 4, 2003)

- Three Clergymen to Be Indicted for Defilements of Minors, Di-Ve News (November 5, 2003)
- Marist Abuse Allegations, by Helen Kempton (November 5, 2003)
- Tough to Be the Messenger, Toledo Blade (November 5, 2003)
- Priest Passes Polygraph in Slay Probe, by Dave Wedge (November 5, 2003)
- Doyle Fears Plot on Job, by Ellen Whinnett (November 5, 2003)

- Dolan Setting up $4 Million Victims Fund: Archbishop: Mediator Will Design Resolution System, by Tom Heinen (November 6, 2003)
- Bishops Say Doyle Has Full Support, by Maria Rae (November 6, 2003)

- Norwich Diocese Names Coordinator for Abuse Reports, by Claire Cantu (November 7, 2003)
- Catholics Surveyed Give Local Bishops a Greater Approval, by Laurie Goodstein (November 7, 2003)
- I Was Sexually Abused by Priest, Exile Says: An Archdiocese of Miami Priest Cleared of Two Past Sexual Abuse Complaints Faces a New Claim That He Molested a Boatlift Refugee at a Coral Gables Church, by Jay Weaver (November 7, 2003)
- VOTF Hears National Leader, by Francis X. Fay Jr (November 7, 2003)

- Diocese Fails to Follow Abuse Policie, by Michael Clancy (November 8, 2003)
- Church Argues Records Private, by Dan Horn (November 8, 2003)
- Despite Sex Abuse Scandal, Catholics Give More to Church: '02 Donations up, Directed Mostly to Local Parishes, by Frank Langfitt (November 8, 2003)

- More Sexual Abuse Allegations, Capital News 9 (November 10, 2003)
- Parishioners Mixed on Removal of NH Bishops, by Gary Dennis (November 10, 2003)
- St. Louis Archdiocese Begins Talk of Resolving Abuse Suits, by William C. Lhotka (November 10, 2003)
- Nashua Pastor Who Quit: Backed Accused Peers, by Kathryn Marchocki and Scott Brooks (November 10, 2003)
- Abuse Issues, Investments Top Bishops' Agenda, by Patricia Rice (November 10, 2003)
- Abuse Has Deep Roots in the Past, by John Waters (November 10, 2003)
- Top Bishop Says Catholic Church Leaders Must Reconcile with Sex Abuse Victims, by Rachel Zoll (November 10, 2003)

- Lawsuit Seeks Payment of Priest Abuse Claims by Parish Churches, by Jeff Barnard (November 11, 2003)
- US Bishops: Church May Target "Disobedient" Catholic Politicians, Feminist Majority Foundation (November 11, 2003)
- Bishop: Scandal Is 'Rallying Point', by Eric Convey (November 11, 2003)
- O'Malley Agrees to Meet with Voice of the Faithful, by Eric Convey (November 11, 2003)
- U.S. Bishops Look to Revise Abuse Policy, by David Crumm and Patricia Montemurri (November 11, 2003)
- Bishops Discuss Sexual Abuse, by Julia Duin (November 11, 2003)
- Bishops Won't Discuss Celibacy, Marriage in Priesthood, by Susan Hogan (November 11, 2003)
- Special Grand Jury for Clergy Abuse Cases, by Dan Horn (November 11, 2003)
- Nolin's Lawyers Want More Data from Prosecutors: The Accused Murderer's Defense Team Says Photos Were Not Included Among Packet of Documents, by Amanda Lehmert (November 11, 2003)
- Leader Praises Catholic Bishops: But Gregory Says They Still Must Reconcile with Abuse Victims, by Caryle Murphy (November 11, 2003)
- Bishops Tackle Clergy Abuse, by Matt Stearns (November 11, 2003)
- Inside the Bishops' Conference, Part I: Why the American Bishops Lack Accountability, by Mark Stricherz (November 11, 2003)
- Bishops Refocusing on Sex Abuse Scandal, by Rachel Zoll (November 11, 2003)
- Diocese Unveils Updated Misconduct Policy and First-Ever Code of Conduct, by Bill Pomerleau (November 11, 2003)

- Abuse Victims Hope for Reversal, by Karen Ayres (November 12, 2003)
- Blunt Words from Cardinal Dulles, CRUX News (November 12, 2003)
- Bishops to Debate Same-Sex Unions, by Julia Duin (November 12, 2003)
- Abuse Victim Upset, Feels Legal System Failed Him, by Greg Moran (November 12, 2003)
- Church Abuse Report Slated, by Jo-Ann Moriarty and Bill Zajac (November 12, 2003)
- Catholic Bishops Wary of Oversight Board Report on Sex Abuse, by Ann Rodgers-Melnick (November 12, 2003)
- Dioceses Lag on Responses to Abuse Survey, by Daniel J. Wakin (November 12, 2003)

- Court Could Shake up Charity Law: Abuse Victim: Schools, Churches Are Liable, by Abbott Koloff (November 13, 2003)
- Murphy: 'I Feel Pain like You': Bishop Releases Statement, by Rita Ciolli (November 13, 2003)
- Religion Today, by Linda Deutsch (November 13, 2003)
- Voice of Faithful More Optimistic, by Kathleen Durand (November 13, 2003)
- Beneath the Fold: "I" in "I-Team" Stands for "Incomplete", by Tricia Hempel (November 13, 2003)
- Archdiocese Leery of Grand Jury: Church Lawyers Question Fairness of Selection Process, by Dan Horn (November 13, 2003)
- Bishops Condemn Same-Sex Unions: Vow Abuse Crisis Won't Halt Teaching, by Michael Paulson (November 13, 2003)
- Grand Jury Access to Abuse List Sought, by Kimball Perry (November 13, 2003)
- Priest Honored by Victims' Group, by Bill Zajac (November 13, 2003)

- In Spotlight, Capuchins Set Model for Reform, by John L. Allen Jr. (November 14, 2003)
- Voice Conference Calls Church to Accountability, Openness, by Chuck Colbert (November 14, 2003)
- Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Some Thoughts on Contested Meanings, Boston College (November 14, 2003)
- Bishops Get Low Ratings in Poll of Catholics, by Alan Cooperman (November 14, 2003)
- Church Hierarchy Needs Work, by Andrew Greeley (November 14, 2003)
- Diocese Says Suit May Be Its Undoing: Church Lawyers Want Judge out, by Jim Hannah (November 14, 2003)
- Judge Rejects Archdiocese Suggestion of Impropriety, by Dan Horn (November 14, 2003)
- St. Joseph Questions Priest's Leaving, by Albert McKeon (November 14, 2003)
- Priest Connected to Murder Suspect Resigns Cape Post, by Dave Wedge (November 14, 2003)
- Removed Priest May Fight Ruling, by Bill Zajac (November 14, 2003)
- A Lengthy Effort Is Seen for US Bishops, by Rachel Zoll (November 14, 2003)

- Sex-Abuse Plaintiff Speaks out, by Linda Hughes-Kirchubel (November 15, 2003)
- Upset Catholics Launch Group: Members Seek Changes after Sex-Abuse Crisis, by Bruce Nolan (November 15, 2003)
- Jury Has Questions for Diocese, by Kimball Perry (November 15, 2003)
- Suit against Archdiocese Can Proceed: Church Officials Argued That Sex-Abuse Claim Had Been Filed Too Late, by Jason Riley (November 15, 2003)
- New Pastor Brings Hope to St. Julia's, by Susan L. Sherwood (November 15, 2003)

- Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse Charges: The Rev. James Stein Will Reappear in Court Jan. 26, by Monique Balas (November 16, 2003)
- 14 from Diocese Accused of Abuse in Last 53 Years, by Abbey Brown (November 16, 2003)
- Tension of Abuse Scandal Easing for U.S. Bishops: Tone of Catholic Conference Lighter, by Ann Rodgers-Melnick (November 16, 2003)
- Priest's Past Comes to Light: Church Knew Crowley Abused Boy for 8 Years before Moving to Anchorage: Timothy Crowley: Timeline of Priest's Abuses, Association with Anchorage Archdioces , by Nicole Tsong (November 16, 2003)

- NH Priest Praised by Church Victims Group, by Scott Brooks (November 17, 2003)
- Sexuality Issues Spur Church Soul-Searching, by Wayne Holst (November 17, 2003)
- 'We Have to Regain Trust', by Carole Carlson (November 17, 2003)
- So Just How Bad Is the U.S. Priest Shortage? by Joe Feuerherd (November 17, 2003)
- Letter Reports on Sexual Abuse in Duluth Diocese, by Craig Lincoln (November 17, 2003)
- Snap Spokesman Cautiously Optimistic about Outreach to Victims: Spiritual Struggles of Victims-Survivors Need Attention, Says Isely, by Sam Lucero (November 17, 2003)
- Midwest: Allegation of Catholic Priest's Sex Abuse Surfaces, Pioneer Press (November 17, 2003)
- Diocese Performs Criminal Checks, by Jonathan Tamari (November 17, 2003)
- Protesters: Accused Priest Should Not Be in Active Ministry, by Daniel Tepfer (November 17, 2003)

- Yes, Virginia - Bishop Did Disparage Background Checks, Dallas Morning News (November 18, 2003)
- Court Hears Plea on Priests: Prosecutors and Newspapers Unite in Seeking Release of Archdiocese Documents in Grand Jury Probe of Molestations, by Jean Guccione (November 18, 2003)
- Clergy Abuse Inquiry on Hold: Archdiocese, Prosecutor Talk about Settling, by Dan Horn (November 18, 2003)
- Duluth Diocese to Print Sexual Abuse Findings: Catholic Church: Duluth's Bishop Will Publish Investigation Results in a November Newsletter., by Craig Lincoln (November 18, 2003)
- Diocese Releases Report on Past Sexual Abuse of Minors, by Kathie Sass (November 18, 2003)
- 4 Lawsuits Filed against Ex-Priest Who Molested Boys, by Stephen Thompson (November 18, 2003)

- Church Appoints Officer to Stamp out Sex Abuse, by James Doherty (November 19, 2003)
- O'Malley Has "Positive" Meetings with Voice of the Faithful, by Martin Finucane (November 19, 2003)
- Voice of the Faithful: What Faith Are They Trying to Keep? Hyannis (November 19, 2003)
- Diocese Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuits against Priests: Motions Claim 3 Lawsuits Were Not Clearly Stated, TheKansasCityChannel.com (November 19, 2003)
- Priest: Church Funds Misappropriated: Probe Sought into Handling of Money by Former Woods Hole Pastor Bernard Kelly, Also Involved in a Murder Investigation, by Amanda Lehmer (November 19, 2003)
- Prosecutors, Archdiocese Still Talking, by Kimball Perry (November 19, 2003)
- 7th Suit Filed against Diocese: A Clinton County Man Alleges in a Lawsuit He Was Sexually Abused by a Now-Retired Priest during the 1980s, by Shirley Ragsdale (November 19, 2003)
- Catholic Church Sets Sex Guidelines for Priests, Sun Star (November 19, 2003)

- Church May Face More Woes, by Kimball Perry (November 20, 2003)
- First Archdiocese, VOTF Meeting under O'Malley Goes Well, by Eric Convey (November 20, 2003)
- Plea Bargain Likely in Church Sex Abuse Case: Cincinnati Deal Would Be First Criminal Conviction of an American Diocese, by Jim DeBrosse and Tom Beyerlein (November 20, 2003)
- Church Audit Grows Wider, by Amanda Lehme (November 20, 2003)
- The American Catholic Church : Assessing the Past, Discerning the Future, by Anthony T. Padovano (November 20, 2003 )
- O'Malley to Reconsider Policies against Lay Group, by Michael Paulson (November 20, 2003)
- Believe Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Morning Call (November 20, 2003)

- Priests Fight Release of Psych Records, by Eric Convey (November 21, 2003)
- Cincinnati Pleas Could Influence Other Cases, by David Briggs (November 21, 2003)
- Victim: Church Needed to Admit Wrongdoing: Plea Deal Follows Months of Conflict, Numerous Lawsuits, Channelcincinnati.com (November 21, 2003)
- Archdiocese's Plea Deal: A Cleansing Act, Cincinnati Enquirer (November 21, 2003)
- Archdiocese Fined in Abuse Coverup: Cincinnati Plea Deal Includes Victims' Compensation Fund, by Alan Cooperman (November 21, 2003)
- Almost Business As Usual at Bishop's Meeting: Gregory Says Church Has Turned Corner on Sex Abuse Crisis, by Joe Feuerherd (November 21, 2003)
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati Fined in Sex Abuse Scandal, by Laurie Goodstein (November 21, 2003)
- Archdiocese Found Guilty of Failing to Report Abuse: No-Contest Plea Ends 2-Year Church Investigation, by Dan Horn (November 21, 2003)
- Keeping Society Safe, Iobserve (November 21, 2003)
- Cincinnati Archdiocese Fund Criticized, by Terry Kinney (November 21, 2003)
- Editorial: Maciel Case Belies Church Promises to Combat Abuse, National Catholic Reporter (November 21, 2003)
- Tucson Diocese Announces Sexual Allegations against a Priest and Nun, by Maria Neider (November 21, 2003)
- Pilarczyk: New Era of 'Openness and Credibility', by Kimball Perry (November 21, 2003)
- Davenport Diocese Faulted for Response to Abuse Suits, by Shirley Ragsdale (November 21, 2003)
- Actions Speak Louder, by Mark Serrano (November 21, 2003)
- Cardinal Law Still a Public Figure in Rome, by Victor L. Simpson (November 21, 2003)
- Cincinnati Archdiocese Found Guilty of Cover-up, by Bill Sloat and T.C. Brown (November 21, 2003)
- Sides File Motions in O'Brien's Case: Allowances Sought for Hit-Run Trial, by Carol Sowers (November 21, 2003)
- Under Church's Reform Plan a Few Bishops Lead Change, USA Today (November 21, 2003)
- Archbishop Pilarczyck Not Planning to Resign, WCPO (November 21, 2003)

- Charity Official Resigns: Reformer at Ministry Cites Financial Abuses, Says Priest Won't Yield, by Brooks Egerton (November 22, 2003)
- Churches' Plea Angers Some: Kettering Pastor Says Credibility Damaged, by Jim DeBrosse and Tom Beyerlein (November 22, 2003)
- Catholic Group Raising Its Voice, by Rita Ciolli (November 22, 2003)
- Church Letter Upsets Some Victims, by Gregory D. Kesich (November 22, 2003)
- Diocese of Yakima Announces Audit Results: Investigation of Past Sexual Misconduct Cases Brought to Light Once Again, by Sebastian Moraga (November 22, 2003)
- The Secular City Redux, by Richard John Neuhaus (November 22, 2003)
- New Assignment for Law Anticipated: Cardinal Visits Vatican for Meeting with Pope, by Michael Paulson (November 22, 2003)

- L.A. County, Archdiocese Battle over Secrecy, by Linda Deutsch (November 23, 2003)
- Church's Case a Difficult Sermon: Priests Working on What to Say, by Maggie Downs (November 23, 2003)
- Cincinnati Abuse Fund Is Too Small, Victims Say, by Terry Kinney (November 23, 2003)

- Suits Target 17 Area Priests, Pasadena Star-News (November 24, 2003)

- Judge Says No on Priest Report: Plaintiffs Cannot Use Jurors' Findings, by Rita Ciolli (November 25, 2003)
- The Days of Placing the Church's Reputation above the Interests of Children Are Over: Accused Priest Was Substitute Teacher, by Sean Gonsalves (November 25, 2003)
- Christian Brothers Apologise over Abuse Case, Ireland On-Line (November 25, 2003)
- Victim Advocates Protest Secrecy, by Todd Ruger (November 25, 2003)
- Six Courageous Priests Praised by Abuse Victims, by Sweeny Tod (November 25, 2003)

- Bishop in Sex Scandal Quits after Uproar, Age (November 26, 2003)
- New Bishop: Abuse Allegations to Get Attention They Deserve, by Jacques Billeaud (November 26, 2003)
- 8th Suit Filed against Diocese: Allegation of Molestation Is Third to Name Retired Priest, by Shirley Ragsdale (November 26, 2003)

- Editor's Desk: Becoming Transparent, by Michael F. Flach (November 27, 2003)

- Alleged Victims of Sexual Assault by Priests Hold Rally in LA, NBC 4 (November 28, 2003)
- Books: The Liberation of the Laity: In Search of an Accountable Church, by Paul Lakeland (November 28, 2003)
- Boston Archdiocese on the Path of Healing: Interview with Archbishop Sean O'Malley, Zenit (November 28, 2003)

- Catholic Leader Urged to Resign: Lay Group Says Pilarczyk No Longer Effective, By Tom Beyerlein and Jim DeBrosse (November 29, 2003)
- Property Sales to Fund Church Payout: No Money from Collection Plates, Archdiocese Says, by Tom Beyerlein (November 29, 2003)
- Another Dirty Secret: Editorial, Cape Cod Times (November 29, 2003)
- Church's Defender in Abuse Suits Also a Victim: Attorney Recalls Molestation, Regrets 'Becoming Part of the Problem', by Bill Murphy (November 29, 2003)

- Eye on Crime: Private Investigator Targets Child Molesters, by Tim Hahn (November 30, 2003)
- Kongster Says: Plenty of Dirty Linen, by Chan Wai Kong (November 30, 2003)
- Editorial: Church Lawyer's Secret Offers Lessons for Us All, San Antonio Express-News (November 30, 2003)
- John Geoghan | Abuser, Inmate, Victim: In Death, Geoghan Triggers Another Crisis, by Thomas Farragher (November 30, 2003)
- Children's Advocate Raps Bishop Murphy over 'Phony' Efforts, by Bart Jones (November 30, 2003)



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DECEMBER 2003

- Pedophile Priest the Crimes of Father Geoghan, by Denise Noe (December 1, 2003)
- Globe Probe: Geoghan Was Physically and Verbally Assaulted in Prison, Providence Journal (December 1, 2003)

- Archdiocese of Cincinnati behind on Fund-Raising Goal, by Katie Bunker (December 2, 2003)
- Behind Walls, Trouble Built to a Brutal End, by Thomas Farragher (December 2, 2003)
- Lawyers Say Judge Not Biased Vs. Diocese: Covington Diocese Is Seeking His Removal, by Jim Hannah (December 2, 2003)
- Catholic Church Officials Say Donations Remain Consistent, by Don Jordan (December 2, 2003)
- Bishop Outlines Abuse: Letter from Area Diocese Apologizes to Victims, by Jenny LaCoste (December 2, 2003)
- Diocese Must Give up Records, by Kay Luna (December 2, 2003)
- Local Priest Talks about Abuse Study, WQAD (December 2, 2003 )
- To Volunteer at Church, First Be Fingerprinted, by Daniel J. Wakin (December 2, 2003)
- Victim Hopes for Peace in Sex Abuse Arbitration, by Robin Washington (December 2, 2003)

- Diocese Suspected Abuse but Did Not Alert Police: Bishop Says Church Will Help Victims Heal, by Eileen E. Flynn (December 3, 2003)
- Crisis Management in the Church, by Frederick W. Gluck (December 3, 2003 )
- Church Settles Case with Another Alleged Victim of Clergy Abuse, by Ralph Ranalli (December 3, 2003)
- Church Justice: Bacani Accuser Says She's Happy over Vatican Decision, by Blanche Rivera (December 3, 2003)
- Burke Vows to Fight Abuse in Move to St. Louis, Stevens Point Journal (December 3, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Laws, WAND (December 3, 2003)
- Catholic Groups Challenge Law Giving Accusers More Time to Sue, by Christopher Wills (December 3, 2003)

- Bishop: We'll Talk: Murphy Agrees to Meet with Priests about the Diocese's Future, by Rita Ciolli (December 4, 2003)
- Church Puts Mansion on Block, by Eric Convey, Jennifer Rosinski and Scott Van Voorhis (December 4, 2003)
- Abuse Report Cites Efforts of Newark Archdiocese: Myers Says Work Is Receiving Good Reviews, by Jeff Diamant (December 4, 2003)
- Church Says Sorry to Sex Abuse Victims, by Marie Foy (December 4, 2003)
- Bishop Criticized for Letting Suspended Monsignor Say Masses, by Bruce Lambert (December 4, 2003)
- Humbling Move Marks a New Era, by Michael Paulson (December 4, 2003)

- SNAP Wants Church to Release Names of Alleged Abusers, by Kim Bell (December 5, 2003)
- Archbishop: I Had to Sell Residence, by Eric Convey and Elisabeth J. Beardsley (December 5, 2003)
- Study Details Local Clergy Abuse, by James V. Franco (December 5, 2003)
- Accuser Settles with Diocese: Lead Plaintiff Gets out of Class-Action Lawsuit, by Jim Hannah (December 5, 2003)
- L.I. Bishop Will Meet 400 Priests in Effort to Heal Rift over Abuse Scandal, by Patrick Healy (December 5, 2003)
- Providing Help during a Tumultuous: Two Years, by J. Bryan Hehir (December 5, 2003)
- SNAP Calls for "Clean Slate" for Burke, KSDK (December 5, 2003)
- Church Abuse Case Tests New Law, by Lisa Kernek (December 5, 2003)
- Church Tallies Abuse, Costs: Bishop Hubbard Releases Study That Shows 15 More Sex-Abuse Suspects Being Investigated, $4 Million Has Been Spent on Settlements, Fees, by Brian Nearning (December 5, 2003)
- BC Eyes Archdiocese Land; Loans for Church, by Michael Paulson and Steve Bailey (December 5, 2003)
- Church Faces More Woes: Additional Cases of Priest Abuse Alleged, by Kimball Perry (December 5, 2003)
- One Year after Settlement, Church Abuse Issues Remain: Oversight of Cases Not in Place, TheWMURChannel.com (December 5, 2003)

- Diocese Names Retired Judge As Adviser: Albany -- Howard A. Levine to Plan Financial Compensation and Counseling of Victims, by Brian Nearing (December 6, 2003)
- Judge off Church Case after Ruling, by Kimball Perry (December 6, 2003)
- Priest Bids for Shock Probation: Miller's Served Time since May for Sex Abuse, by Jason Riley (December 6, 2003)
- Victims of Priests' Sex Abuse Tell All, Washington Times (December 6, 2003)

- Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Drags On, with No End in Sight, by Tom Kisken (December 7, 2003)
- Police: Priest Beaten to Death: Abuse Victim: Not What I Would Have Wished for Him, by Andy Mead (December 7, 2003)
- Abuse by Priests in N.O. Seems to Be Low: But Story of Stats Is Difficult to Read, by Bruce Nolan (December 7, 2003)
- Editorial: Justice in Secret, Review-Journal (December 7, 2003)

- Miami Archdiocese Suspends Two Priests for Alleged Sexual Abuse, by Vicky Agnew (December 8, 2003)
- Priest Guilty of Molesting Found Dead, by Kevin Eigelbach (December 8, 2003)
- Priests Stop Columns: This Column Is Brought to You by the Leaders of the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Erie Times-News (December 8, 2003)
- Run of Abuse Claims Seen: Those Who Say They Were Molested by Priests Face a Year-End Deadline for Filing Legal Actions. Settlement Talks Are Continuing, by Jean Guccione and William Lobdell (December 8, 2003)
- Church Panel's Chairwoman Says Abuse Report Ready Soon, by Lucio Guerrero (December 8, 2003)
- Docs' Help 'Not Enough' for Erring Priest, by Linette C. Ramos (December 8, 2003)
- Nogales Priest Disappears after Being Told of Sex-Abuse Investigation, by Joseph A. Reaves (December 8, 2003)
- Complex Job, Troubled Flock Await Buffalo's Next Bishop, by Jay Tokasz (December 8, 2003)

- Guest Commentary: Bishop Raymond Burke's Strange Nemesis, by Matt C. Abbott (December 9, 2003)
- Catholic Priest Blames Celibacy for Assault, Herald Sun (December 9, 2003)
- Foys' Personal Touch, Kentucky Post (December 9, 2003)
- Diocese's Pick of Ex-Judge Assailed: Albany-- Lawyer for Priests' Accusers Says Howard Levine Cannot Act Independently, by Brian Nearing (December 9, 2003)
- Diocese to Mortgage Seminary, Cathedral: Loans to Temporarily Finance Settlement, by Michael Paulson (December 9, 2003)
- Police Mum on Priest's Homicide: 'We Have Leads,' Detective Says, by Louise Taylor (December 9, 2003)
- Protesters Want Bishop to Resign, by Bill Zajac (December 9, 2003)

- This Man Has No Shame! CruxNews.com (December 10, 2003)
- Info on Alleged Priest Abuse Sought from St. Laurence Alums, by Allison Hantschel (December 10, 2003)
- SoCal Roman Catholic Dioceses Face More Lawsuits, Mercury News (December 10, 2003)
- Cathedral Now 'Sex' Collateral, New York Post (December 10, 2003)
- Priest, 97, Is Ordered to Remain at Center: 24 Plaintiffs Accuse Nienaber and Other Clergy of Sex Abuse, by Peter Smith (December 10, 2003)

- Alleged Abuse Victim Comments on D'Arcy's Visit, By Janelle Hall (December 11, 2003)
- D'Arcy's Statement on Sexual Abuse by Priests, News-Sentinel (December 11, 2003)
- Twin Cities: Church Releases Data on Abuse, by Stephen Scott (December 11, 2003)

- Analysis -- the Revolution That Changed Everything: 40 Years Later; Vatican Ii's Liturgical Reform Still Reverberates, by John L. Allen Jr. (December 12, 2003)
- Priest Charged with Making Obscene Calls, Boston.com (December 12, 2003)
- The Catholic Response to Scandal, by Raymond Burke (December 12, 2003)
- Forgiveness Offers Ultimate Peace, by Andrew Greeley (December 12, 2003)
- Former Pastor Facing Sexual-Abuse Lawsuit, by Josh Kovner (December 12, 2003)
- St. Petersburg Bishop Puts Price on Sex Abuse Claims, by Stephen Nohlgren (December 12, 2003)
- Law, Adjusting to New Life, Says He Prays Daily for Diocese, by Michael Paulson (December 12, 2003)

- Judge: Jurors Can't Hear about Bishop's Immunity Deal, Arizona Daily Sun (December 13, 2003)
- Church's Strategy Protested: Statute of Limitations Stopping Lawsuits, Group Says Statute of Limitations Stopping Lawsuits, Group Says Statute of Limitations Stopping Lawsuits, Group Says, by Dan Horn (December 13, 2003)
- Ottawa, Not Churches, Should Pay School Abuse Claims, Court Rules, by Mark Hume (December 13, 2003)
- Calif Appeals Court Refuses to Make Priest Sex Abuse Case Public, by Robert Jablon (December 13, 2003)
- The Truth about Church Sex Abuse, Journal Gazette (December 13, 2003)
- Priest Pleads Guilty to Theft, by Patrick Meighan (December 13, 2003)
- Church's Report on Abuse Not Credible: Survivors: Groups Seek Role on Task Force. Having a Victim on the Committee an 'Interesting Idea,' Bishop Says, by Lynn Moore (December 13, 2003)
- Gay Marriage Debate Could Put Weakened Church to the Test in Mass, by Jennifer Peter (December 13, 2003)
- 4 Brothers File Priest Abuse Suit, by Bill Zajac (December 13, 2003)

- Miami Archdiocese Sorry for 'Sins of Few', Bradenton Herald (December 14, 2003)
- Bishop Wants to Continue Dialogue, Says Communication Is 2-Way Street, GoErie.com (December 14, 2003)
- Tension in the Diocese More Than Just a CEO: True Listening Requires a Willingness to Be Transformed, by Raymond A. Schroth (December 14, 2003)
- Trying Time May Await Catholics: Abuse Report's Release Shows Conflict, Anguish Church Faces, by John J. Shaughnessy (December 14, 2003)
- Diocese of Manchester Reveals Finances for the First Time, by Shawne K. Wickham (December 14, 2003)

- Pope Calls for 'Chastity Training' on Sexual Conduct for Priests, Agence France-Presse (December 15, 2003)
- Miami Archdiocese Will Not Disclose Names of 38 Priests Accused of Sexual Misconduct, by Vicky Agnew (December 15, 2003)
- Archdiocese: Sex Claims Divide Miami Parishioners: An Archdiocese of Miami Report on Sex- Abuse Allegations against Priests Is Met with Mixed Views Among the Faithful, by Richard Brand (December 15, 2003)
- The Education of Lauryn Hill, Dotmusic.com (December 15, 2003)
- Court Order Seeking 50 Years of Diocese Details Could Be Model for Others, WQAD (December 15, 2003)

- Catholic Leaders Get an Angry Sermon, Age (December 16, 2003)
- What Soul Singer Told Vatican, by Jeremy Charles (December 16, 2003)
- Catholic Civilian Board Member Told to Leave Panel, by Rita Ciolli (December 16, 2003)
- Catholic Reform Groups Want Bridgeport Bishop Reviewed, NBC 30 (December 16, 2003)
- After Scandal, Diocese Asks School Volunteers to Sign Misconduct Policy, by Donna Porstner (December 16, 2003)
- Catholic League Calls Lauryn Hill 'Pathologically Miserable': Singer Slammed Church During Vatican Concert, TheBostonChannel.com (December 16, 2003)
- The Millstone: a Monument to Victims of Priest Abuse, by In-Sung Yoo (December 16, 2003)

- Boston Archdiocese to Close Underused Parishes, by Jonathan Finer (December 17, 2003)
- Diocese Sets up Nonprofits for Building Fund: The Two Corporations Are Meant to Reassure Donors That Money for a New Cathedral and Other Projects Won't Be Used to Settle Sex-Abuse Suits, by William Lobdell (December 17, 2003)
- Pope Says "Scandalous" Priests Must Be Confronted, Reuters (December 17, 2003)

- Speaking out on Abuse: Diocesan Target Says Board Didn't Get a Claim against Priest, by Rita Ciolli (December 18, 2003)
- DA Fights to Keep Porter Jailed, by Marc Munroe Dion (December 18, 2003)
- Priests Accused of Abuse Removed, by Mark Fazlollah and David O'Reilly (December 18, 2003)
- Priests Colluded in Sex Abuse, Suit Claims: Close-Knit Fraternity of Clergymen Protected Molesters, by Jean Guccione and William Lobdell (December 18, 2003)
- Diocese Wanted Her Out, Vocal Abuse Panelist Says, by Patrick Healy (December 18, 2003)
- Clergy-Abuse Mediation Begins: Archdiocese Officials Meet with Survivors' Group Representatives, by Tom Heinen (December 18, 2003)
- Evansville Bishop Reports Abuse Cases, Indianapolis Star (December 18, 2003)
- Law's Disgrace (Continued), by Kristin Lombardi (December 18, 2003)
- Clergy Sex Abuse Arbitration Complete, Portsmouth Herald (December 18, 2003)
- Bridgeport Bishop Taken to Task on Abuse Policy, WTNH (December 18, 2003)
- Monsignor Says He'll Continue to Fight Charge of Sex Abuse, by Daniel J. Wakin (December 18, 2003)

- Archdiocese Settles Suit over Molestation of Teens, by Don Plummer (December 19, 2003)
- Poynter Guilty of Conflict of Interest, Catholic League (December 19, 2003)
- Payment near for Victims of Church Sex Abuse Scandal, by John Ellement (December 19, 2003)
- Priests Axed to 'Protect' the Young: Rigali Acts on Old Sex-Abuse Claims against 4 Clerics, by Ron Goldwyn (December 19, 2003)
- Groups Say Bishop Ignoring Abuse Policy, Hartford Courant (December 19, 2003)
- Editorial: Showing the Way to Adult Catholicism, National Catholic Reporter (December 19, 2003)
- Grand Jury Still Probing Priest Issue, by Jim Nolan (December 19, 2003)
- Priests' Dismissals Confirmed David O'Reilly, Philadelphia Inquirer (December 19, 2003)
- Catholic Report on Sex Abuse Released, by Mark Wilson (December 19, 2003)

- Deadline Nears for Victims to Make Claims, by Jennifer Garza (December 20, 2003)
- Stepping Forward: Four Brothers Say a Sacramento Priest Abused Them in the 1970s. Now They Want Their Day in Court, by Jennifer Garza (December 20, 2003)
- Judge Assigned to Priest Case: Bamberger Replacement Comes out of Retirement, by Jim Hannah (December 20, 2003)
- Expert Tells of Concerns on Sex Abuse Allegations, by Patsy McGarry (December 20, 2003)
- NY Priests Challenge Cardinal over Sex Cases, Reuters (December 20, 2003)
- Priests Contend Cardinal Fails to Support Accused Clerics, by Daniel J. Wakin (December 20, 2003)

- Priests Demand Audience with Cardinal to Discuss Treatment of Clergymen Accused of Sex Abuse, by Ken Rosato (December 21, 2003)

- Editorial: Needless Controversy, Kentucky Post (December 22, 2003)
- Miami Archdiocese Hit with New Civil Suit: Alleged Victim Lived with Priest for Years, NBC 6 News Team (December 22, 2003)
- Parishes Confront Dismissal of Priests: In a Bucks Church Where One of the Four Served, Members Were Surprised. Similar News Was Given in Northeast Phila, by Dwayne Campbell (December 22, 2003)
- Sex Allegations Follow Ex-Priest to Denver Area: Man's Abuse Claims Shock Neighbors, by Eric Gorski and Sean Kelly (December 22, 2003)
- Gary Bishop Removes Monsignor over Sex Abuse during the 1960s: Priest Has Admitted Committing Misconduct with Minor, Statement from Diocese Says, by Ken Kusmer (December 22, 2003)
- Bishop Defrocks Longtime Priest: Melczek: Monsignor Don Grass Admits to Abuse While at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary, by Carmen McCollum (December 22, 2003)
- 21 Lawsuits to Be Filed against San Diego Diocese: 15 Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse in New Lawsuits, NBCSandiego.com (December 22, 2003)
- A Legal Christmas Card: Vatican Facing Financial Landmines in 2004, Press World (December 22, 2003)
- Activists: Church Settlement Inadequate, by Marie Szaniszlo (December 22, 2003)
- Sex-Abuse Woes Still Dog Diocese, by Robert C. Trupia and Stephanie Innes (December 22, 2003)

- Diocese Asks High Court to Hear Appeal, by Kay Luna (December 23, 2003)
- Catholic Diocese Could Face Additional Plaintiffs, by Greg Moran (December 23, 2003)
- Accused Priest Doesn't Worry Diocese: Retiree Has Not Sought to Work, Officials Say, by Eric Gorski (December 23, 2003 )
- Bishop Handled Abuse Case Well, Times (December 23, 2003)

- Lawsuit: Molester Investigated Abuse: Another Priest under Fire, by Paul A. Long (December 24, 2003)
- Response to Bill Donohue & Catholic League Criticism of the Tracker, by Bill Mitchell (December 24, 2003)
- SNAP Representatives Meet with New Green Bay Bishop, News-Chronicle (December 24, 2003)
- Davenport Diocese Will Appeal Ruling to Hand over Documents, WQAD (December 24, 2003)

- Masses to Be Held for Victims of Sex Abuse, by Sandi Dolbee (December 25, 2003)
- More Ask to Join Church Suit, by Jim Hannah (December 25, 2003)
- Catholic Clergy's Clothes Industry a Bit Threadbare: Some Businesses Attempt to Diversify As the Ranks of Priesthood Decline, by Farah Nayeri (December 25, 2003 )

- Las Cruces Bishop Releases Results of Investigative Audit, Albuquerque Journal (December 26, 2003)
- Does the Public Object to Sexual Abuse? Catholic League (December 26, 2003)
- Why the Scandal Will Continue: From the President's Desk, by William Donohue (December 26, 2003)
- Swales Family, Diocese Await Judge's Ruling: Justice John Kerr Will Weigh a Mountain of Evidence in Deciding the Sex Abuse Case, by Peter Geigen-Miller (December 26, 2003)
- The Costs of Failure, by Rev. Richard P. McBrien (December 26, 2003)
- Napa Priest Named in Sex Abuse Lawsuit: Pasadena Woman Alleges St. Apollinaris Monsignor of Molestation Nearly 40 Years Ago, by David Ryan (December 26, 2003)
- Retired City Official Sues Diocese, by Bill Zajac (December 26, 2003)

- Archbishop Bans Victims' Group Meetings, by John Blake (December 27, 2003)
- Catholics Urged to Report Abuse: Inland: a Letter Is Read in Three Churches Where a Convicted Sex Offender Had Served As a Priest, by Melissa Eiselein (December 27, 2003)
- Victims of Sex Abuse Start to Receive Money: Archdiocese of Louisville Settled for $25.7 Million, by Gregory A. Hall (December 27, 2003)
- Geoghan Report Nearly Complete: Officials May Withhold Some Parts of Report, by Sean P. Murphy (December 27, 2003)
- Appeals Nixed in Sexual Assault Cases, by Dan Rice (December 27, 2003)

- Rites Aim to Console Those Hurt by Clergy, by Sandi Dolbee (December 28, 2003)
- What's in Your Vocation? by Richard Gonzales (December 28, 2003)
- Priest Who Stepped in Is Welcomed As Pastor: Predecessor Left after Abuse Denial, by Connie Paige (December 28, 2003)

- No Vow of Silence Here: Fernando Guido Wants to Talk, but Investigators Don’t Want to Listen, by Gustavo Arellano (December 29, 2003)
- Abuse Claims Blame Church Officials: Response Ranges from Sympathy to Cynicism, by Brandon Bailey (December 29, 2003)
- Abuse Reports Release, Quad-City Times (December 29, 2003)
- Congregation Learns Former Priest in Jail: Ex-Priest Served at Church in 1976, Molested Child in 1990s, by Lois Gormley (December 29, 2003)
- Sex Abuse Charges Have Local Ties: Numerous Lawsuits File Accusing Catholic Clergy of Abuse, by Craig T. Neises (December 29, 2003)
- Catholic Group Denied Church Access, by Jaye Watson (December 29, 2003)

- Archbishop Sean O'Malley: Mending Boston's Catholic Church, Beliefnet.com (December 30, 2003)
- Deadline Looms for Molestation Lawsuits, by Michelle Durand (December 30, 2003)
- Diocese Adopts Strict Sexual Misconduct Policy: Background Checks Required; Laity Will Advise, Review, by Annmarie Timmins (December 30, 2003)
- Psych Records of Shanley Accusers Sought, by David Weber (December 30, 2003)

- Cardinal's Sex Abuse Testimony Becoming a Play: New Play Called 'Sin: a Cardinal Deposed', TheBostonChannel.com (December 31, 2003)
- Dubuque Archdiocese Issues Church Abuse Report, Courier (December 31, 2003)
- Report: 26 Minors Accuse 18 Lafayette Diocese Priests of Sex Abuse, by Tom Coyne (December 31, 2003)
- Springs Diocese to Train 2,000 against Child Abuse, by Eric Gorski (December 31, 2003)
- If You're Not a "Nice Guy"... by Jeffrey Jackson (December 31, 2003)



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