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News and Views 2003–2005
Part 3: January–June 2004


On this page we offer links to 1,453 articles about the crisis in the first half of 2004, including articles on the bishops' audits, Bishop Dupre's resignation, the John Jay report, the National Review Board's report, Judge Anne Burke's resignation, the second round of audits, and many other topics. Click on those major stories, scroll down the page, or click to the month that interests you: January, February, March, April, May, and June.

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.



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JANUARY 2004

- Nuns Give Gifts to Sex Abuse Claimants, Catholic News (January 1, 2004)
- Sale May Open Last Chapter for 1920s Mansion, by Maria Cramer (January 1, 2004)
- Suits Alleging Clergy Abuse Flood Courts: New Challenges for Church As State Deadline Passes, by Greg Moran (January 1, 2004)
- Journey of Revelation, Commitment and Hope, by Steve Mueller (January 1, 2004)
- Priest Speaks out against Accusers, by Noaki Schwartz (January 1, 2004)
- Locals Say Report Does Enough; Expert Says More Frankness Needed, by Joe Thomas and Bob Scott (January 1, 2004)

- Bishops Said to Follow Discipline Plan: Report Says Most Bishops Are Complying with Discipline Plan for Dealing with Abusive Priests, Associated Press (January 2, 2004)
- Celibacy Has Largely "Broken down" – Dominican Leader, Catholic News (January 2, 2004)
- Colorado Prepares for Release of Church Abuse Audit: Roman Catholic Church Report to Be Read at Masses, DenverChanel.com (January 2, 2004)
- Diocese Getting 'C' in Bid to Fight Abuse? Sources: Bishops Gave Phila. Passing Mark, by Ron Goldwyn (January 2, 2004)
- Altoona Diocese Challenges Abuse Suits, Post-Gazette (January 2, 2004)
- Church Winning Sex-Abuse Battle, by Stephanie Saul (January 2, 2004)
- Audit of Gary Diocese Reveals Sexual Abuse by Four More Former Priests, Times (January 2, 2004)

- Parish Learns How to Answer Children's Questions: Clinical Psychologist Works with Parents, Teachers on Addressing Sex Abuse, by Olivia Clarke (January 3, 2004)
- A Vow to Victims of 'Father Tony': Margaret Schettler Pressured Church Officials to Reach out to Those Abused, by Alan Cooperman (January 3, 2004)
- Voice of the Faithful: Group Seeks Change in Catholic Church: Members Support Sex Abuse Victims, Work for Reforms, by Christopher Hall (January 3, 2004)
- Amchurch Comes out, by Paul Likoudas -- Book Review by Father Joseph Wilson: The Coming-out Party -- Unpacking the Mystery, by Joseph F. Wilson (January 3, 2004)
- Book Review: Amchurch Comes out, by Paul Likoudis (January 3, 2004)
- Report: Diocese Complying with Sex Abuse Rules, by Greg Smith (January 3, 2004)
- Beliefs: Religious Spin, by Peter Steinfels (January 3, 2004)
- Insurance Costs Soar for Diocese, by Bill Zajac (January 3, 2004)

- Report to Show Most Dioceses Following Abuse Plan, Chicago Tribune (January 4, 2004)
- Editorial: Reporting Child Abuse Not Optional, Dayton Daily News (January 4, 2004)
- Plaintiffs Victimized by Terms of Church's Abuse Settlement, by Joseph E. Gallagher Jr (January 4, 2004)
- Catholic Bishops to Report on Abuse: But Victims' Advocates Fear Independent Audit Will Understate Problem, by Susan Hogan (January 4, 2004)
- Oakland Diocese Faces Barrage of Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Mercury News (January 4, 2004)
- Masses of Torts, by Marc Stern (January 4, 2004)
- Bishops' President: Audit Will Show Dioceses Implementing Abuse Prevention Plan, WBZ 4 (January 4, 2004)
- The Narcotic of Secrecy, by Charles M. Wilson and R. Michael Dunnigan (January 4, 2004)
- Unrestrained Authority: Secrecy’s Toxic Companion, by Charles M. Wilson (January 4, 2004)

- Gregory: Dioceses Working on Plan, Belleville News-Democrat (January 5, 2004)
- Statement Regarding: Upcoming USCCB Audit Report, by Barbara A Blaine (January 5, 2004)
- Catholic Church: Changes Are Welcome, but More Are Still Needed, by Eileen P. Flynn (January 5, 2004)
- Only Catholic Church Has Clergy Shortage, Future Church (January 5, 2004)
- Names of Accused Remain Concealed: Roman Catholic Bishop Won't Say Who Was Guilty of Abusing Minors, by Renee K. Gadoua (January 5, 2004)
- First of Catholic Scandal Reports Due This Week, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (January 5, 2004)
- Xmas Exit: Editor of NC Catholic Fired for Publishing an Article with Criticism of the Church, by Patrick O'Neill (January 5, 2004)
- Laity Must Get Involved, Times-Picayune (January 5, 2004)
- Church to Defrock Clergymen: Archdiocese Targets Accused Priests, by Robin Washington (January 5, 2004)

- Response to the Report on Diocesan Audits, by Thomas Doyle (January 6, 2004)
- About 800 Cases Filed against Catholic Church Statewide, by Gillian Flaccus (January 6, 2004)
- Clerics' Sex Abuse Victims Say Lay Boards Ignore Them, by Patrick Healy (January 6, 2004)
- New Allegations of Abuse, KRGV (January 6, 2004)
- Report Backs US Catholic Bishops, by Jane Little (January 6, 2004)
- New York Archdiocese Falls Short in Sex Abuse Review, by Art McFarland (January 6, 2004)
- 2 Northeast Ohio Churches Not Carrying out New Policy: Bishops Adopted Reforms in June 2002, NewsNet 5 (January 6, 2004)
- Diocese’s New Abuse Rules Late for Many, but Welcome, Portsmouth Herald (January 6, 2004)
- As Bishops Release Audits, This Warning: 'The Season of Judgment Has Begun', Spirit Daily (January 6, 2004)
- Richmond Diocese "Not Fully Complying" with Reforms to Prevent Clergy Sex Abuse, WVEC.com (January 6, 2004)

- Most Catholic Dioceses Pass Sex Abuse Audits, by Alan Cooperman (January 7, 2004)
- "Honor Among Thieves", Cruxnews.com (January 7, 2004)
- Church's Efforts to Stop Abuse Criticise, by Ken Dermota (January 7, 2003)
- Some Catholics Feel Audit Falls Short: Nearly All Dioceses Are Complying, by Philip Elliott (January 7, 2004)
- Audit Measures Activities, Not Results: Ninety Percent of Dioceses Found Compliant with Dallas Charter, by Joe Feuerherd (January 7, 2004)
- The Bishops' Abuse Report: Looking around the Bend, by Joe Feuerherd (January 7, 2003)
- Critics of Guidelines Say Audit Is Flawed, Gazette - Times (January 7, 2003)
- Dioceses Are Moving Ahead on Abuse, Audit Finds, by Laurie Goodstein (January 7, 2004)
- Several Dioceses Protest Inclusion on Sex-Abuse List, by Ron Harris (January 7, 2004)
- Yesterday's Big News, by Deal Hudson (January 7, 2004)
- Victim Sues to Recoup Therapy Cost, by Gregory D. Kesich (January 7, 2004)
- Vatican Orders Trial for N-J Priest Accused of Sex Abuse, WkYT 27 News (January 7, 2004)
- Boston's Internal Inquiry Presses on, by Ralph Ranalli (January 7, 2004)
- Archbishop to Address BC Conference, by Michael S. Rosenwald (January 7, 2004)
- The Nation: Investigation into Abuse by Priests Leaves Some Cold, by Larry B. Stammer (January 7, 2004)
- Audit: Church Sex Abuse Policy Has Holes, By Rachel Zoll (January 7, 2004)

- SNAP Press Releases Giving Voice to Victims, by David Clohessy, Barbara Blaine and Mark Serrano (January 8, 2004)
- D.C. Diocese Unaware of Abuse, by Julia Duin (January 8, 2004)
- Editorials: Healing the Wounds: Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Audit May Not Be Perfect, but It's a Good Beginning, Express-Times (January 8, 2004)
- Church Looks to Kick out 16 Priests: Vatican Has Speeded up Process for Severing Ties with Dioceses, by Renee K. Gadoua (January 8, 2004)
- Religious Orders to Conduct Own Audit, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (January 8, 2004)
- The Catholic Church's Self-Audit on Its Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Procedures: The Fox Continues to Guard the Henhouse, by Marci Hamilton (January 8, 2004)
- Joliet Diocese Tests State's Revised Child Sex Abuse Law, by Tona Kunz (January 8, 2004)
- Mystery 2nd Car in O'Brien Case Hasn't Been Found, by Joseph A. Reaves and Carol Sowers (January 8, 2004)
- Editorial: Why 'Prep' News? Tri-Town Transcript (January 8, 2004)

- A Good Start, Baltimore Sun (January 9, 2004)
- Keeping Faith, Boston Globe (January 9, 2004)
- In the Northwest: a Legacy of Accountability Amid a History of Hurt, by Joel Connelly (January 9, 2004)
- Editorial: Priests' Child Abuse: Audit Is Good First Step, but More Is Needed, Dallas Morning News (January 9, 2004)
- Bishops Take Giant Leap Forward, by Andrew Greeley (January 9, 2004)
- Elderly Often Stay Silent about Long-Ago Clerical Abuse: Elderly Often Silent about Long-Ago Clerical Abuse, by Sean Kirst (January 9, 2004)
- U.S. Clergy Frustrated, Divided, by Robert J. McClory (January 9, 2004)
- Priests' Tough Questions Are a Service to Their People: So What's Going on with U.S. Priests? National Catholic Reporter (January 9, 2004)
- The Bishops Seek Recovery, New York Times (January 9, 2004)
- New Bill Would Strengthen Child Protection Laws, Providence Journal (January 9, 2004)
- Miami Archdiocese Pays $425,000 in Lawsuit Alleging New Bishop Ignored Molestation, by Noaki Schwartz (January 9, 2004)

- Pope Wants Priest-Parishioner Distinction, Newsday (January 10, 2004)
- Catholics React to Allegations, by Sarah Ovaska (January 10, 2004)
- Accept Pain of Closings, Letter Says: Archbishop Prepares Parishes for Decisions, by Michael Paulson (January 10, 2004)
- Editorials: A Good Faith Effort: Catholic Church Audit, Republican (January 10, 2004)
- Diocese: Media Reports Mislead, by Lynda Zimmer (January 10, 2004)

- Neb. Diocese Won't Partake in Study, 1001wins.com (January 11, 2004)
- Catholic Reforms Show Progress and Problems, Florida Today (January 11, 2004)
- Eastern Rite Catholic Diocese Defends Abuse Prevention Policy, Herald Tribune (January 11, 2004)
- Church IDs 15 Abusive Priests: The O.C. Diocese Names the Men As Part of a Nationwide Tally. Eleven Had Been Identified Previously; Four Are Named for the First Time, by Ray F. Herndon (January 11, 2004)
- Unifying Sex Abuse Lawsuits Proposed: Plan Would Bundle 12 Santa Rosa Diocese Molestation Cases into One Class-Action Complaint, by Guy Kovner (January 11, 2004)
- Place of Honor for a Pedophile, by Dan Moffett (January 11, 2004)
- Parish at Peace Despite Criticism Steubenville Fails Abuse Compliance, by Ann Rodgers (January 11, 2004)
- Go Home and Pray, by Chris Taylor (January 11, 2004)
- Wis. Bishop's Ban on Communion for Some Politicians Causes Furor, by Juliet Williams (January 11, 2004)

- Audit Raises Worries on Abusive Priests, ABC News (January 12, 2004 )
- Ex-Bishop's Hit-Run Trial Begins, ABC News (January 12, 2004)
- Why the Church Had to Be Held to Account Jan 12 2004, by Steve Chilton (January 12, 2004)
- Church Refuses Confession Change, Daily Telegraph (January 12, 2004)
- 21 Sue Paterson Diocese, Alleging Sex Abuse, by Wayne Parry (January 12, 2004)
- Out of the Darkness: Victims of Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse Seek Healing, Vindication, by Wendy Thomas Russell (January 12, 2004)

- Victims Want Say in Church's Abuse Debate, CBC (January 13, 2004)
- Priest Goes to Prison for Abuse, by Christy Gutowski (January 13, 2004)
- 21 Men and 5 of Their Wives Sue Paterson Diocese over Sex Abuse, by Ronald Smothers (January 13, 2004)
- Vaguely Reassuring: A Times Editorial, St. Petersburg Times (January 13, 2004)
- Jurors Asked to Be Fair in Bishop Hit-and-Run, Star Legdger (January 13, 2004)
- Diocese to Hold Sex Abuse Lecture in Linton, WTWO (January 13, 2004)
- Former St. William's Priest Removed after Sex Abuse Claim, by Alan Scher Zagier (January 13, 2004)

- HIV Test Not Anti-Gay, Quebec Cardinal Says, Canadian Press (January 14, 2004)
- Abuse-50years: Some Bishops Release 50-Year Recaps of Clergy Sexual Abuse, Catholic News Service (January 14, 2004)
- Diocese's Antiabuse Program Rejected, by Julia Duin (January 14, 2004)
- Walsh Says 4 More Priests Were Accused of Sex Abuse: SR Bishop Reports 19 More Children Victimized, $1 Million More Paid out, by Guy Kovner (January 14, 2004)
- Archbishop O'Malley Addresses Conference on Clergy Sexual Abuse, by Denise Lavoie (January 14, 2004)
- What Viewers Never Heard, by Ed Lowe (January 14, 2004)
- Wake-up Call on Sexual Abuse: Screening: Inland Protestant Churches and Other Religious Groups Tighten Hiring Policies, by Bettye Wells Miller (January 14, 2004)
- Four Alleged Sex-Abuse Victims File Suit against Pittsburgh Diocese, Nepa News (January 14, 2004)
- Seminary's Demand for HIV Test May Violate Rights: Commission: 'This Is Making It Even Worse'. Archbishop's Claim This Is a Health Issue Removes Religious Question: Rights Official, by Debbie Parkes (January 14, 2004)
- Allentown Diocese Covered up Abuse Systematically, Suits Say: Actions Approach Sex Scandal in Novel Way. Lawyer to File Similar Lawsuits across State, by Kathleen Parrish (January 14, 2004)
- The Sinew of Christian Life, by Tom Roberts (January 14, 2004)
- Priest in Sex Lawsuit Still a Parish Cleric: He Denies Wrongdoing and Church Officials Say the Woman Didn't Tell Them. But She Did Contact Police, by Richard Winton (January 14, 2004)

- Priests 'Not Obliged' to Report Criminal Confessions, ABC (January 15, 2004)
- Religious Seek Reconciliation, Conversion with Sex Abuse Victims, by Agostino Bono (January 15, 2004)
- Top Court Reserves Judgment on Catholic Church Liability, CBC (January 15, 2004)
- Confusion in Catholic Quebec, Catholic World News (January 15, 2004)
- Church in No Position to Be Casting Stones, by John Kass (January 15, 2004)
- High Hopes for Catholic Confab: Priests to Meet with Bishop Murphy, by Julie Lane (January 15, 2004)
- Pastor Ridicules Parishioner from Pulpit: Assistant Pastor Facing Sexual Abuse Charges, NBC 5 (January 15, 2004)
- O'Malley Vows to Help Heal Those Scarred by Sex Abuse, by Michael Paulson (January 15, 2004)
- Critics Blast Diocese for Reaction to Priest's Plea, by Steven G. Vegh (January 15, 2004)

- Catholic Charities Sets $3.2 Million Goal, by Kristen Campbell (January 16, 2004)
- A New Name for Annual Appeal: Among Changes in Fund-Raiser after Tough 2003, by Rita Ciolli (January 16, 2004)
- Audit Avoids Basic Question: Why? Report Measured a Bureaucratic Response to a Bureaucratic Solution, Says Expert on Abuse Crisis, by Thomas Doyle (January 16, 2004)
- Editorial: Twenty Years Later, a Start: Information Equals Power, National Catholic Reporter (January 16, 2004)
- What We Have Done and What We Have Failed to Do: 40 Years after Vatican Ii's Call to Liturgical Renewal, We've Still Got a Long Way to Go, by Gabe Huck (January 16, 2004)
- O.C. Bishop Vows New Openness: Catholic Leader Pledges Era of Greater Voice for Church Members in Wake of Abuse Cases, by Ann Pepper (January 16, 2004)
- Judge Amends O'Brien Jury Rulings: Edited Questionnaires to Be Made Available to Members of Media, by Joseph A. Reaves (January 16, 2004)
- Ex-Priest, Accused of Abuse, Turns in Psychology License, by Janet I. Tu (January 16, 2004)

- Activists Will Challenge Church over Priest, by William C. Lhotka (January 17, 2004)
- Church Eyes Migratory Flock, New York Daily News (January 17, 2004)
- Lawyer: Church Trying to Get off 'Cheaply', by Kimball Perry (January 17, 2004)
- Editorial: Church Trial Appropriate for Wysocki: Canonical Hearing Will Give Accused Priest His Day in Court, Port Huron Times Herald (January 17, 2004)
- Many Priests Favor Celibacy Discussion: More Than Half of Priests Polled in the Dubuque Archdiocese Want Open Dialogue, by Shirley Ragsdale (January 17, 2004)
- O'Brien Trial Jury Chosen, Will Be Sworn in Tuesday, by Joseph A. Reaves (January 17, 2004)
- Catholic Sex-Abuse Plan Draws Fire, Richmond Times-Dispatch (January 17, 2004)
- Settling Things Quietly: In Newly Unsealed Court Documents, S.F.'s Archbishop Makes an Eyebrow-Raising Comment in the Case of a Pedo-Priest, by Ron Russell (January 17, 2004)

- Priest Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations, Boston.com (January 18, 2004)
- Priests, Bishop to Hold Rare Forum, by Rita Ciolli (January 18, 2004)
- Lincoln Diocese: Bishop in Spotlight for Response to Sexual Abuse Audit, Sioux City Journal (January 18, 2004)
- Clergy Scandal Findings Issued: Santa Rosa Diocese Report on Problem Is Comprehensive, by Ryan Kim (January 18, 2004)
- Despite Church's Policy, Sex Abuse Reports Still a Temptation to Secrecy: The Catholic Church's Diocese of Venice Must Be Better at Handling Sexual Abuse Allegations Now: Bishop John J. Nevins Insists That Is Very Much So, by Tom Lyons (January 18, 2004)
- For Bishops, Wrong Fight, by Eileen McNamara (January 18, 2004)
- Diocese Holds Meeting with Abuse Victims, New Hampshire Sunday News (January 18, 2004)
- Books: Reasons behind the Church's Ungodly Scandal: Nonfiction, by John D. Thomas (January 18, 2004)
- Letter Details Family's Struggle with Church, Times (January 18, 2004)
- Lawsuits Cloud Diocese's Progress: Allentown Catholic Leaders Have to Do More to Address Actions in Sex Abuse Scandal, Observers Say, by Romy Varghese (January 18, 2003)

- Using an Old Rite for a New Pledge: Bishop of Orange Posts His Promise to Help Heal the Wounds of Clergy Sexual Abuse, by Stanley Allison (January 19, 2004)
- Court Decision Worries Church, by Art Babych (January 19, 2004)
- Letter to Bishop Franklin, Des Moines Register (January 19, 2003)
- Long Island Bishop Meets with Priests, by Frank Eltman (January 19, 2004)
- Some Upset Diocese Won't ID Priests: Catholics Split on Abuse Report in Advance of Feb. 27 Release of Results of National Survey, by Guy Kovner (January 19, 2004)
- Testimony to Begin in Hit-and-Run Trial of Catholic Bishop, Tucson Citizen (January 19, 2004)

- Attorneys Dispute over O'Brien's 'Knowledge' in Hit-Run, by Walter Berry (January 20, 2004)
- "Subject to the Approval of the Vatican": Why the American Catholic Church May Be Forced to Choose between Schism from Rome and Marginalization, by Marci Hamilton (January 20, 2004)
- L.I. Bishop Meets Priests Critical of His Leadership, by Bruce Lambert (January 20, 2004)
- Victims Assess How Church Is Helping, by David O'Reilly (January 20, 2004)
- Extent of Abuse Cases Staggering, Official Says, by Joel Rutchick and James F. McCarty (January 20, 2004)
- Charter-Vatican: Vatican Official Says U.S. Abuse Norms Are Complex but Are Working, by John Thavis (January 20, 2004)

- Man Sues Former Miami Diocese, Boystown, for Alleged Rape, Associated Press (January 21, 2004)
- The American Catholic Church in Neverland, by Joe Feuerherd (January 21, 2004)
- Audit Team Makes Recommendations for New Policies, by Jerry Filteau (January 21, 2004)
- Religion: Young Fogeys: Young Reactionaries, Aging Radicals - the U.S. Catholic Church's Unusual Clerical Divide, by Andrew Greeley (January 21, 2004)
- Dozen Men File Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Spokane Catholic Diocese, KXLY (January 21, 2004)
- Leonard Backers Question Removal: Supporters Maintain That St. Michael Priest Is Innocent of Assault, by Alberta Lindsey (January 21, 2004)
- Books of the Times 'Our Fathers': A Devastating Scandal, a Church Trying to Heal: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, by Janet Maslin and By David France (January 21, 2004)
- Editorial: Sex Abuse Cases: Church Owes the Faithful Timely, Forthright Justice, Naples Daily News (January 21, 2004)
- O'Brien Trial Opens with Graphic Account, by Joseph A. Reaves (January 21, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Ribbons, WALA (January 21, 2004)

- Diocese Visit Helps Local Church, by Charlene Bielema (January 22, 2004)
- More Accusations against Priests, by Dan Curry (January 22, 2004)
- Accused Priest Lecturing Kids about Sex, by Cathleen Falsani and Ana Mendieta (January 22, 2004)
- Parents Urge Diocese to Reconsider Proposed Curriculum, by Irene M. Lagan (January 22, 2004)
- Black and White Ribbons for Victims of Clergy Abuse, NBC 15 (January 22, 2004)

- Church Refuses to Name Names: New Suit against Humboldt Priest, by Emily Gurnon (January 23, 2004)
- Bishop Is Hearing Their Pain, by Jeff Jardin (January 23, 2004)
- Group Asks Bishop to Take Action, by Garrett Ordower (January 23, 2004)
- Victims Group Wants Priest Gone, by Stephanie Saul (January 23, 2004)
- Former Naples, Cape Coral Priests Sued on Sex Abuse Charges by Ex-Orphan Ward, by Alan Scher Zagier (January 23, 2004)
- Judge Seeks Inventory of Records, by Bill Zajac (January 23, 2004)

- Church Not Suable Says Bishop Henry, by Kristen Enevold (January 24, 2004)
- Stockton Catholic Diocese Apologizes for Clergy Abuse, by Ross Farrow (January 24, 2004)
- Church to Pay $3 Million in Rape, by William Lobdell and Jean Guccione (January 24, 2004)
- Former Wyo Bishop Sued for Sex Abuse, by Tom Morton (January 24, 2004)
- A Third of Potential Jurors Expressed Bias, by Joseph A. Reaves (January 24, 2004)
- Dissident Bishops Embarassing, Republican (January 24, 2004)
- Campus Crawl: of Faith and Free Speech, by David Tarrant (January 24, 2004)
- Archdiocese Hires Advocate: Will Help Those Who Claim Sexual Abuse, WOWT (January 24, 2004)

- Bishop Brown Confuses Penance and Public Relations, by Steven Greenhut (January 25, 2004)
- Parish Acts to Remove Pain, Hawk Eye (January 25, 2004)
- Making Peace in the Parishes: Catholic Churches throughout the Region Report Attendance on the Rise, by Joanna Massey (January 25, 2004)
- Bishop Speaks to 4,000 Teens about Church Abuse Scandal, Mercury News (January 25, 2004)
- Is the Church Open to Change in Its Governance? Some Historical Evidence, by Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. (January 25, 2004)

- Panel Calls for Church Change to End Sex Abuse: Bishops Don't Seem Inclined to Change, Members Say, TheBostonChannel.com (January 26, 2004)
- Woman Makes Plea to Victims of Clergy Abuse: Diocese of Oakland Has Agreed to Pay Her $3 Million, by Charles Burress (January 26, 2004)
- Shanley Civil, Criminal Trial Dates May Flip-Flop, by Eric Convey and Robin Washington (January 26, 2004)

- Senate Considers Retroactivity for Bill Ending Charitable Immunity, by Pete McAleer (January 27, 2004)
- Guest Commentary: Venice Diocese Works to Heal Wounds, Restore Trust, by Gail M. McGrath (January 27, 2004)
- Diocese of Monterey, Calif., Facing Millions in Sex-Abuse Lawsuits, by Laurie Phillips (January 27, 2004)
- SR Diocese Joins 5 Others in Request to Coordinate Sex Abuse Suits, by Randi Rossmann (January 27, 2004)
- Bishop Will Discuss Sex-Abuse Lawsuits, Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 27, 2004)

- Sealing of Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Rejected: Jefferson Judge Rules State Law Unconstitutional, by Peter Smith (January 28, 2004)
- Bill Extends Time to File Sex-Abuse Lawsuit: Dioceses Claim Proposal 'Punitive, Vindictive', by Martin DeAgostino (January 28, 2004)
- Lawsuit: Diocese Hid Abuse by Priest: Allegations about the Rev. James Janssen Are 'Totally Improper,' the Davenport Catholic Diocese Says, by Shirley Ragsdale (January 28, 2004)
- Diocese in Ky. Settles 7 Claims, by Kevin Eigelbach (January 28, 2004)
- Church Faces Big Financial Hit from Sex-Abuse Cases, by Donna Jones (January 28, 2004)
- Suit Filed in Boston against Diocesesuit: Albany-- Lawyer Seeks Access to Personnel File of a Former Albany Priest Accused of Abuse in 1980s, by Brian Nearing (January 28, 2004)
- More Victims Opt out of Class Action Lawsuit against the Northern Kentucky Diocese, by Bill Price (January 28, 2004)
- Catholics Asked to Protest Bill Dealing with Priests Reporting Child Abuse, by Charlene Scott (January 28, 2004)
- Welcome to Voices of Outrage, VoicesOfOutrage.com (January 28, 2004)
- Civil Lawsuit against Allentown Catholic Diocese, WFMZ (January 28, 2004)

- Senate OKs Requiring Clergy to Report Suspected Abuse, by Justin Bergman (January 29, 2004)
- Statement by the Boston Archdiocese on Foley Settlement, Boston.com (January 29, 2004)
- Church Sex Scandal Headed to the Stage, by Martin Finucane (January 29, 2004)
- New Steps for Clergy-Abuse Claims: Ex-Officers to Investigate; Mediation More Independent, by Tom Heinen (January 29, 2004)
- Bill Would Require Church Supervisors to Report Clergy Sex Abuse, by Sarah Linn (January 29, 2004)
- Q-C Priests Apologize for Abuse, by Kay Luna (January 29, 2004)
- Alleged Victims of Sexual Abuse to Sue Philadelphia Archdiocese, NEPA News (January 29, 2004)
- Protect Children from All Abuses, Pope Says, by Philip Pullella (January 29, 2004)
- No Grounds for Mistrial, Judge in O'Brien Case Says, by Joseph A. Reaves (January 29, 2004)

- Religious Seek Reconciliation, Conversion, with Sex Abuse Victims, by Agostino Bono (January 30, 2004)
- St. Joseph's Victims Win Final Settlement, CBC (January 30, 2004)
- Victim's Kids to See Law: Priest Details Shock Family, by Eric Convey (January 30, 2004)
- Liturgical Coup Is a Lousy Way to Do Business, National Catholic Reporter (January 30, 2004)
- Church Apology Reaction Mixed: Davenport Diocese Comment on Abuse Welcomed by Local Clergy, Questioned by Victim, by Craig T. Neises (January 30, 2004)
- 1 in 6 Go to Mass, Data Show: Parish Closings, Attendance Linked, by Michael Paulson (January 30, 2004)
- Testimony Paints Troubling Picture: Bishop's Behavior Questioned, by Joseph A. Reaves (January 30, 2004)
- Religion in the News, by Joe Ruff (January 30, 2004)
- Bishop, Priests Talk in Long Island Diocese: Closed Meeting Follows Letter from Clergy, by Dick Ryan (January 30, 2004)
- Seminarian Arrested in Sex Assault: Former Student 1st to Face Criminal Charge in Diocese, by Daniel Tepfer (January 30, 2004)

- Diocese Shatters Fund-Raising Goal Despite Cloud Cast by Abuse Scandal, by Beth Braverman (January 31, 2004)
- Putting His Faith in Justice: Greenfield Lawyer Represents Alleged Abuse Victims: Anonymous Writes "Putting His Faith in Justice: Greenfield Lawyer Represents Alleged Abuse Victims", by Diane Broncaccio (January 31, 2004)
- Tape Reveals Details of Priest's Double Life, by Eric Convey (January 31, 2004)
- Diocese of Davenport to Help Abuse Victims, by Barb Ickes (January 31, 2004)
- Parish Writes Bishop about Abuse Concerns, by Barb Ickes (January 31, 2004)
- Grand Island Diocese Says It Has Had No Priest Sex Abuse Cases since 1950, by Joe Ruff (January 31, 2004)
- Class-Action Suit Set to Proceed against Kentucky Diocese, by Ellen R. Stapleton (January 31, 2004)



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FEBRUARY 2004

- Black-and-White Ribbons Remind Clergy of Abuse, by Karen Dandurant (February 1, 2004)
- Diocese Plans Apology Services for Abuse Victims: Lawyer Says Idea Is Good, by Melissa Evans (February 1, 2004)
- Pope’s Envoy Admits Rot in Church, by Raphael Kahaso (February 1, 2004)
- 500 Could Be Part of Suit against Ky. Diocese, by Dan Klepal (February 1, 2004)
- Notification Bill Faces Challenges: Clergy Already Report Abuse, Opponents Say, by Jerry Markon (February 1, 2004)
- For Abused, New Focus Is Church Accountability: The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests Shares Stories and Mulls Pathways to Justice, by Leslie A. Pappas (February 1, 2004)

- Catholic League Issues Special Report: Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals, by William A. Donohue (February 2, 2004)
- Study Reveals Clergy Abuse Figures: 148 Molest Cases Reported since 1950 in S.F. Archdiocese, by Glen Martin, Delfin Vigil (February 2, 2004)
- Ontario Premier to Apologize for Decades of Catholic Training School Abuse, by James McCarten (February 2, 2004)

- Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Abuse Mount against Archdiocese, by Patti Mengers (February 3, 2004)
- Diocese Comes around to Compassion, Quad-City Times (February 3, 2004)
- Prosecution Rests in O'Brien Case: Graphic Photos Tell Grisly Story, by Joseph A. Reaves (February 3, 2004)
- Priesthood Prep: A Conservative Catholic Order Teaches Boys in Placer County, by Laurel Rosen (February 3, 2004)

- Bishop to Discuss Report on Abuse, by Trevis R. Badeaux (February 4, 2004)
- Cardinal Ratzinger Reflects on Authority, Diversity, Catholic World News (February 4, 2004)
- Coleman to Talk It over with Lay Group, by Kathleen Durand (February 4, 2004)
- Diocese Accepts Swales Judgment: London Catholic Church Officials Said They Have No Plans to Appeal the Ruling, by Peter Geigen-Miller (February 4, 2004)
- Shattered Lives: Rev. Barry Glendinning's Sexual Abuse Plunged John, Guy and Ed Swales into an Abyss of Substance Abuse and Prostitution and Devastated Their Family. Now That Glendinning and the Roman Catholic Diocese of London Have Been Found Liable for Damages, the Swales Hope to Get Their Lives Back on Track, by Peter Geigen-Mille (February 4, 2004)
- Excuses about Abuse Just Don't Cut It, by Ian Gillespie (February 4, 2004)
- It Is Time for a Second Reformation, by Marci A. Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil, Peter C. Kuzma, Benjamin N. Cardozo (February 4, 2004)
- Peoria Diocese Sued; Man Alleges Abuse, Conspiracy: Diocese Says Suit Unfounded, by Scott Miller (February 4, 2004)
- Student Newspaper Publishes Apology to Peoria's Bishop, by Michael Miller (February 4, 2004)
- Acquittal Order Rejected; Wrap-up Likely Next Week, by Joseph A. Reaves (February 4, 2004)
- Diocese Hires Private Eye, by Stephanie Saul (February 4, 2004)
- Alleged Church Abuse Victims Group for Support: Victims Group to Help Others of Church Abuse, WLNS (February 4, 2004)
- DA Report Misleads the Public and Leaves Children at Risk.: Reply to Worcester District Attorney John Conte's Clergy Abuse Report of February 2004, Worcester Voice (February 4, 2004)

- Albany Bishop Refutes Allegations: Bishop Howard Hubbard Says He Has Been "Faithful to My Vow of Celibacy", Albany Times Union (February 5, 2004)
- King of County Pedophiles: A Conversation with a Police Report on Admitted Pederast Eleuterio Ramos, by Gustavo Arellano (February 5, 2004)
- The Second Wave of Abuse: the Fate of Our Accused Priests: BishopAccountability.org, by Catharine A. Henningsen (February 5, 2004)
- Church's Fiscal Crisis Aired: O'Malley Details Urgent Need to Close Parishes, by Michael Paulson (February 5, 2004)
- Suit Says Diocese Protected Priests, by Ann Rodgers (February 5, 2004)

- Aching Need for Answers, but Not DA, Albany Times Union (February 6, 2004)
- Mother Superior Accused of Mistreating Novice Nuns, Ananova (February 6, 2004)
- More Allegations against Bishop, Capital News 9 (February 6, 2004)
- Statement Regarding: Pope's Support of Accused Priests, by David Clohessy, Barbara Blaine (February 6, 2004)
- School, Chancery Still Honor Bishop Who Admitted Abuse, by Dennis Coday (February 6, 2004)
- Expert Cross-Examined in Hit-and-Run, by Beth DeFalco (February 6, 2004)
- Emotions Boil over at Voice of the Faithful Meeting: Priest Accuses Voice of Faithful of Hypocrisy, by Francis X. Fay (February 6, 2004)
- Ex-Nun Speaks out about Rape Accusations, David Quinn (February 6, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse in Context: Teachers Sexually Abuse Students Far More Often: Underscores Fact That Ordination of Priests with Homosexual Tendencies May Be the Real Problem, Lifesite (February 6, 2004)
- Catholic Group Members Meet with Bishop Coleman, by Gregg M. Miliote (February 6, 2004)
- Church Denies Tie to Priests' Deeds: Fighting Suits, Diocese Says Alleged Sex Abuse Was outside Clergy Role, by Kathleen Parrish (February 6, 2004)
- Pope Calls for Fair Treatment of Priests Accused of Sex Abuse, by Nicole Winfield (February 6, 2004)
- Pope Says "Balanced" Formation Will Help Avoid Future Scandals: Calls for Rigorous Sanctions against Priests Who Commit Crimes, Zenit.org (February 6, 2004)

- Laying Hope for Change at the Next Pontiff's Feet: John Paul's Successor May Face Catholics' Calls for Greater Lay Responsibility, by Bill Broadway (February 7, 2004)
- Church Must Not Tolerate Those Who Enable Molesters, by David Clohessy and Barbara Blaine (February 7, 2004)
- Opinions & Editorials: Select Essays from around the Nation: Church Must Not Tolerate Those Who Enable Molesters, by David Clohessy and Barbara Blaine (February 7, 2004)
- Defense Witness Grilled in Bishop's Trial, by Beth DeFalco (February 7, 2004)
- 10 Priests in Lawsuits Still on Job: L.A. Archdiocese Says It Lacks Evidence of Abuse, by William Lobdell and Jean Guccione, LA Times (February 7, 2004) [not included in VOTF News; added by BA.org]
- Accused L.A. Priests Still Active, FortWayne.com (February 7, 2004)
- N.O. Author to Discuss Abuse Crisis, Book, by Chuck Hustmyre (February 7, 2004)
- Parishioners Could Pay for Abuse for 10 Years, by Stephanie Innes (February 7, 2004)
- Parents Continue to Object to Diocesan Child Protection Programs, Lifesite (February 7, 2004)
- Coleman Takes Time with Group, by Gregg M. Miliote (February 7, 2004)
- Judge: Woman's Lawsuit against Diocese Can Continue, NEPA News (February 7, 2004)
- Lay Editor Defends Civil Rights of Accused Priests, By Donna Porstner (February 7, 2004)
- Archdiocese of Boston Sees Attendance Drop, Toledo Blade (February 7, 20004)

- A Bishop Accused: Howard Hubbard Wants His Name Cleared, but Who Should Be Assigned to Investigate? Albany Times Union (February 8, 2004)
- Priest's Abuse Left Family Shattered: Brothers Fell into Drugs, Sex Trade: Judge Raps Church, Awards Damages, by Robert Cribb (February 8, 2004)
- A Victim of Hit-Run, Even While in His Grave, by E.J. Montini (February 8, 2004)
- Letter from Bill O'Sullivan of the Bridgeport Votf to the Editor of the Norwalk Hour, Publisher (February 8, 2004)
- Bishop O'Brien Likely to Take Stand in Own Defense, by Joseph A. Reaves (February 8, 2004)
- Ex-Priest Romero Admits to Sexual Misconduct: Legal Documents Suggest Bishop Knew of Complaints against William Romero at Least: Seven Years before His 2002 Suspension, by Alan Scher Zagier (February 8, 2004)

- Church Keeps Meeting Ban on Lay Group: Voice of the Faithful Delegates Meet with Fall River's Bishop, but Nothing Changes, by Conor Berry (February 9, 2004)
- Catholics React to Allegations, Fox 23 (February 9, 2004)
- More Revelations Coming on Clergy Sex Abuse, Panelists Warn: 'Hundreds of Priests Have Found Safe Harbor' in Connecticut, by Allison Frank (February 9, 2004)
- SNAP Letters: Letter to Albany Bishop Hubbard, by Howard J. Hubbard (February 9, 2004)
- Catholic Laymen Aim to Fix Church Issues: A Catholic Grass-Roots Organization Has Pledged to Help Resolve Current Issues They Feel the Church Has Chosen to Ignore, by Jennifer Mooney (February 9, 2004)
- Panel: New Report Will Show More Conn. Priests Caught up in Sex Abuse Scandal, Newday (February 9, 2004)
- Catholic Church Struggling with Sex Abuse Allegations, News 10 Now (February 9, 2004)
- Petition Urges Geneva Church to Stop 'Cover-up', by Garrett Ordower {February 9, 2004)
- Bishop's Records at Issue Again, by Bill Zajac (February 9, 2004)

- SNAP Press Statements: Statement Regarding: Estimates of Clergy Abuse, by David Clohessy and Mark Serrano, Barbara Blaine (February 10, 2004)
- Diocese Plans to Hire Investigator, by James V. Franco (February 10, 2004)
- No Title, by Anabelle Garay (February 10, 2004)
- Sex Education: Rocked by Scandal, the Diocese of Cleveland Responds with New Policy, Morning Journal (February 10, 2004)
- SNAP Letters: Letters with Respect to the January 31, 2004 SNAP Meeting Held in the Philadelphia Area, (February 10, 2004)
- SNAP Letters: Letter to the Editor, by Maureen Paul Turlish (February 10, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Gather Together, by Doug Shupe (February 10, 2004)
- More Than 1,300 Priests Accused of Abuse since 1950, Records Indicate, by Rachel Zoll (February 10, 2004)

- Closing Arguments Resume in Bishop Hit-and-Run Case, CNN (February 12, 2004)
- DA Won't Investigate Abuse Claims against Hubbard, by Shawn Charniga (February 12, 2004)
- New Fire for Bishop Murphy: Critic Says He Covered up Boston Scandal, by Rita Ciolli (February 12, 2004)
- Court: Davenport Diocese Must Provide Priest Sex Abuse Allegation Records, Courier (February 12, 2004)
- Priests in South Dakota Give Part of Their Pay to Abuse Victims Fund, by Andrea Domaskin (February 12, 2004)
- Diocese Replaces Program on Sex, by Julia Duin (February 12, 2004)
- What of the Innocent Priests?; Abuse Coordinator Resigns; Groups Urge Review of How Iraq Intelligence Was Used, by Joe Feuerherd (February 12, 2004)
- Tensions at Geneva Church Reach Boiling Point, by Rita Hoover (February 12, 2004)
- Grand Jury Indictment Awaits Former Nun, by Rose Quinn (February 12, 2004)
- State Claims to Have Solid Case against Nun, by Kate Wiltrout and Jon Frank (February 12, 2004)
- Bishop Quits after Abuse Query, by Bill Zajac (February 12, 2004)

- The Sacrifice of Father Thomas Doyle, Best of New Orleans (February 13, 2004)
- Moral Authority Missing, Boston Herald (February 13, 2004)
- A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Reilly: Creating a Safe Environment, Catholic Free Press (February 13, 2004)
- Bishop Rebuts 'Faulty' Charges, by Rita Ciolli and Joseph Mallia (February 13, 2004)
- Bishops' Abuse Officers to Look into Knoxville, by Dennis Coday (February 13, 2004)
- DA Probes Abuse Allegations against Springfield Bishop, by Eric Convey (February 13, 2004)
- Abuse Lawyer Asks AG to Act: Review Sought in Springfield Diocese, by Kevin Cullen (February 13, 2004)
- Sex Allegations Disturb Faithful, by Bea O'Quinn Dewberry (February 13, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Monument Inscription Stirs Debate, by Jeff Diamant (February 13, 2004)
- Bishop's Lawyer Asks Jury for Leniency: The Phoenix Cleric Is Portrayed As Distracted, Exhausted When He Hit and Killed a Pedestrian, by David Kelly (February 13, 2004)
- No Faith in Church's System, by Ed Lowe (February 13, 2004)
- Diocese Reacts to Abuse Accusations after Bishop Dupre's Early Retirement, by Bill Pomerleau (February 13, 2004)
- Diocese Statement, Republican (February 13, 2004)
- Bishop Releases His Own Records, Troy Record (February 13, 2004)

- The Word from Rome, by John L. Allen Jr. (February 14, 2004)
- A Battered Faith: Sex Abuse Scandal Has Forever Changed the Catholic Church, by Connie Lynne Carrillo (February 14, 2004)
- Diocese Must 'Come Clean', by Bea O'Quinn Dewberry (February 14, 2004)
- Crisis of Conscience, Question of Quality: The T&G’s Coverage of the Scandal in the Catholic Church Is Not What It Used to Be, by Chris Kanaracus (February 14, 2004)
- Bishop Trial Jury Ends Day with No Verdict, by Ananda Shorey (February 14, 2004)
- Cardinal George Prepares Parishioners for Study of Sex Abuse Scandal, by Bernie Tafoya (February 14, 2004)

- A Fresh Start for Springfield, Berkshire Eagle (February 15, 2004)
- Temporary Leader of Diocese Urges Churchgoers to Keep the Faith, Boston.com (February 15, 2004)
- Bishop Hubbard Appears on Radio Show, Capital News 9 (February 15, 2004)
- Wound Stings the Faithful, by Michael McAuliffe (February 15, 2004)
- Bishop Never Comfortable in Spotlight, by Bill Zajac (February 15, 2004)

- Draft Survey: 4,450 Priests Accused of Sex Abuse: Bishop: 'Very Sobering and Important Milestone', CNN (February 16, 2004)
- Letter Could Lead to Legal Showdown in 10 Days, Celebrity Justice (February 16, 2004)
- Abuse-John Jay: Leaked Report Says 4,450 Priests Abused 11,000 Children since 1950, by Jerry Filteau (February 16, 2004)
- Press Release Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Statement of Bishop Gregory on News Reports of Study Findings, Yahoo! (February 16, 2004)

- 11,000 Priest 'Child-Sex Claims': From Correspondents in New York, Advertiser (February 17, 2004)
- Bishop O'Brien Trial Jury Resumes Deliberating Today, Arizona Republic (February 17, 2004)
- Nearly 4,500 Priests Accused of Abuse, Draft Report Finds: 11,000 Victims, CNN Says, Citing Study of Diocese Data, by Alan Cooperman (February 17, 2004)
- Dupre Secluded As Probe Begins, by Bea O'Quinn Dewberry (February 17, 2004)
- Mystery Shrouds Priest's 'Suicide', by Fredric U. Dicker (February 17, 2004)
- Local Activists Doubt Church Abuse Survey, Express-Times (February 17, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Claims Shock for US Catholics: Draft Report Shows 4,450 Clerics Accused since 1950, by Suzanne Goldenberg (February 17, 2004)
- Citing Survey, CNN Says 4,450 Priests Were Accused of Abuse, by Laurie Goodstein (February 17, 2004)
- Bishop Kmiec's Letter to Area Catholics, by Edward U. Kmiec (February 17, 2004)
- Religious Orders Absent from Bishop's Sex-Abuse Report: Draft of Bishops' Report Shows Depth of Abuse, NBC 5 (February 17, 2004)
- Death Poses New Round of Questions for Diocese: Watervliet-- John Minkler, 57, Had Been Cited As Author of 1995 Letter That Accused Bishop Hubbard, Others of Transgressions, by Brian Nearing (February 17, 2004)
- Albany Priest Found Dead: Had Been Associated with Letter Detailing Ring of Gay Clergy, Newsday (February 17, 2004)
- Sex Abuse by Priests Is Topic of Talk: Laity Urged to Help Correct Church Crisis, by Bruce Nolan (February 17, 2004)
- Abuse Study Says 4% of Priests in US Accused: Figure Is Higher Than Church Officials Expected, by Michael Paulson (February 17, 2004)
- Questions Remain after Abuse: Allegations and Bishop's Retirement, by Bill Pomerleau (February 17, 2004)
- National Priest-Abuse Study Leaked to Media, by Todd Ruger (February 17, 2004)
- Questions Remain after Abuse: Allegations and Bishop's Retirement, by Michelle Rushlo (February 17, 2004)
- Chaplain Addresses Abuse Phenomenon: Canon Lawyer Blames 'Clericalism' in Church, by Barbara Schlichtman (February 17, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Payouts Top $500 Million, by Michael Sneed and Cathleen Falsani (February 17, 2004)
- Aid for Former Priest Debated, by Bill Zajac (February 17, 2004)
- Survey Puts Abuse Claims against Priests at 4,450, by Rachel Zoll (February 17, 2004)

- Who Won in Verdict of Guilty for O'Brien? Arizona Republic (February 18, 2004)
- New Details in Church Controversy, Capital News 9 (February 18, 2004)
- Hubbard Probe to Be Led by Heavy Hitter: Diocese Names Former U.S. Attorney with Wealth of Experience to Be Special Investigator, by Shawn Charniga (February 18, 2004)
- Apology and an Accounting: Murphy: 'I Can Never Make up' to Victims What They Lost, by Rita Ciolli (February 18, 2004)
- Duplicity over Accountability: Catholic Church's Structure Encourages Arrogant Response to Its Scandals, by Joseph D'Hippolito (February 18, 2004)
- John Jay Report Leak Whodunit; McCarrick Gets Presidential Endorsement; Bishops on Immigration Proposal; Passion Teaching Moment; Child Voting Scorecard, by Joe Feuerherd (February 18, 2004)
- New Information about Priest's Death, Fox 23 (February 18, 2004)
- Editorial Page: Making a SNAP Decision, Hampden Journal (February 18, 2004)
- Dupre Accusations Frustrating, by Dan Lamothe (February 18, 2004)
- Mahony's Mea Culpas Not Very Convincing, Los Angeles Times (February 18, 2004)
- Men Who Claim Abuse by Bishop Dupre May Meet with Church Officials, by Bill Pomerleau (February 18, 2004)
- Editorials: Same-Sex Scandal in Catholic Church, Republican (February 18, 2004)
- Church Releases Report on Abuse, by Karen Rubin (February 18, 2004)
- Catholic Leaders Hope End of Bishop's Trial Will Allow More Focus, by Michelle Rushlo (February 18, 2004)
- Vatican-Abuse: Vatican: Church Must Work with Scientific Experts to Prevent Abuse, by John Thavis (February 18, 2004)
- Report Suggests Sanchez Abused Teens: Archbishop: Information May Keep Clergyman Who Served Hispanics out of Alaska, by Nicole Tsong (February 18, 2004)

- Ex-Bishop Retains Lawyer, by Bea O'Quinn Dewberry (February 19, 2004)
- Unanswered Questions about Priest's Death, Fox 23 (February 19, 2004)
- Commentary: A Portrait of Pain, by Wilton Gregory (February 19, 2004)
- Could Catholics Forgive Murphy? Mixed Reaction to Bishop's Apology on Scandal, by Bart Jones (February 19, 2004)
- 133 Complaints of Sex Abuse in 45 Years, L.I. Diocese Says, by Bruce Lambert (February 19, 2004)
- Hundreds Gather to Pray for Healing, by Michael McAuliffe (February 19, 2004)
- Troubles Keep Piling up for Catholic Priests, by Sheryl McCarthy (February 19, 2004)
- Shanley Gets October Rape Trial Date, Providence Journal (February 19, 2004)
- Navajos Hope for Sincere Apology: Victim's Tribe Offers Ideas for O'Brien's Punishment, by Betty Reid (February 19, 2004)
- Nebraska Bishop Refuses Full Cooperation with Sex Abuse Prevention Measures, by Joe Ruff (February 19, 2004)
- Bishop Vows Better Communication, by Erin Texeira (February 19, 2004)
- Editorial: James V. Franco: Debate Sparked by Hubbard Allegations Has Many Layers, Troy Record (February 19, 2004)
- Advocates for Fairfield County Sex Abuse Victims Question Numbers, Westport Now (February 19, 2004)

- How Deep Will the Bishops' Review Board Dig? Only Major Structural Overhaul Will Alleviate Church's Crisis, by Jason Berry (February 20, 2004)
- Press Accounts of Abuse Miss Half the Story: Clergy Sex Assaults on Children May Be Largely a Problem of the Past, by William Bole (February 20, 2004)
- Mass. Bishop Named in Sex Case: Rape Allegations Vs. Springfield Prelate, by Eric Convey (February 20, 2004)
- Sermon Riled Accuser, Lawyer Says: Saw 'Hypocrisy' in Stand by Prelate on Gay Marriage, by Kevin Cullen (February 20, 2004)
- A Longing for Lent, by Rebecca Drake (February 20, 2004)
- Evangelical Churches Resist Ohio Abuse-Reporting Bill, First Amendment Center (February 20, 2004)
- Time for the Truth, Iobserve (February 20, 2004)
- Vatican to Publish Report on Scientific Aspects of Clergy Sexual Abuse, KOTV (February 20, 2004)
- Elderly Victims of Clerical Abuse Keep Silent, by Sean Kirst (February 20, 2004)
- Editorial: Mahony Comes up Short, Los Angeles Times (February 20, 2004)
- Student Key Witness in Bishop Case, by Jessica Lee (February 20, 2004)
- Local Report Generates Little Reaction, by Kevin Luperchio (February 20, 2004)
- Church Making Changes in Light of Abuse: Training, Checks Now Part of Screening, TheOmahaChannel.com (February 20, 2004)
- Massachusetts Bishop Resigns Amid Charges, by Ryan Peterson (February 20, 2004)
- Identities of Men Who Claim Abuse: By Bishop Depre Becoming Known, by Bill Pomerleau (February 20, 2004)
- St. Norbert Abbey Releases Its Abuse Cases, Press-Gazette (February 20, 2004)
- 'It Was Truly Hell', WALA (February 20, 2004)
- Ex-Prosecutor Puts Focus on Sex Claims against a Bishop, by Daniel J. Wakin (February 20, 2004)

- Next Pope Unlikely to Alter Doctrine, by Bill Broadway (February 21, 2004)
- Diocese's Report on Sex Abuse Questioned: Da Considers Action on Springfield Records, by Kevin Cullen (February 21, 2004)
- Vatican Report Is Said to Question Zero-Tolerance on Abuse: Rehabilitation of Clergy Stressed in Talks with Panel, by Frances D'Emilio (February 21, 2004)
- Still No Clergy Abuse Law, by Michael Gormley (February 21, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Hold Service, by Sheila Hotchkin (February 21, 2004)
- Brace for 'Upsetting' News, Catholics Told, by Stephanie Innes (February 21, 2004)
- Doing Penance: Catholic Church Officials Must Be Held Accountable for Sex-Abuse Scandal, Los Angeles Daily News (February 21, 2004)
- Whistleblower Priest Becomes Another Victim of the System, by Warren E. Mason (February 21, 2004)
- Catholic Bishops Brace for Sex-Abuse Report, Washington Post (February 21, 2004)

- Group Wants to Put an End to Abuse, Capital News 9 (February 22, 2004)
- Study: about 4% of Catholic Priests Have Faced Sex Charge, by Alan Cooperman (February 22, 2004)
- A Church Divided: Conservatives, Liberals Vie for Changes, by James V. Franco (February 22, 2004)
- Ex-Bishop Close to Immigrants, by Chris Hamel (February 22, 2004)
- Accusations against Hubbard Fuel a Mission: Albany -- Catholic Group Seizes upon Claims to Voice Condemnation of Homosexuality in Church, by Brian Nearing (February 22, 2004)
- Church Sex Scandal Not an Easy Story to Tell, Republican (February 22, 2004)

- New Bishop Urges Faithful to Forgive: Olmsted Letter Is Read at Sunday Mass after O'Brien's Conviction, by Emily Bittner (February 23, 2004)
- Calls for Hubbard's Resignation, Capital News 9 (February 23, 2004)
- Experts Question U.S. Catholic Priest Abuse Policy, by Shasta Darlington (February 23, 2004)
- Rape Prosecution Possible, by Bea O'Quinn Dewberry (February 23, 2004)
- 50 Years - Evolve: Understanding of Child Sex Abuse Has Evolved in Last 50 Years, by Jerry Filteau (February 23, 2004)
- Statement from Msgr. Richard Sniezyk, Richard S. Sniezyk (February 23, 2004)
- Catholic Church Awaits Sex Abuse Study Results, by Ben Jackey (February 23, 2004)
- Priests' Abuse Toll 'Startling': Bishop Warns about Cumulative Effect on Children. Findings Mirror Inquiry, by Colette M. Jenkins (February 23, 2004)
- Editorial: The Bishops' Opportunity, Journal News (February 23, 2004)
- Catholics Bracing for 2 National Studies on Abuse: 'These Reports Will Be Very Sobering,' Warns a Bishop, by Don Lattin (February 23, 2004)
- Catholics Clash during Discussions of Bishop, by Kate Perry (February 23, 2004)
- Monsignor Says Church Didn't Recognize Damage of Abuse, Providence Journal (February 23, 2004)
- Editorials: Losing Faith in Probe of Clergy Sex Scandal, Republican (February 23, 2004)
- When Relativism Becomes Theology: The Demise of Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien., by Andrew Peyton Thomas (February 23, 2004)
- Choosing a New Pope, by George Weigel (February 23, 2004)
- Diocese Removes Priest for Sexual Abuse Claims, by Bill Zajac (February 23, 2004)

- Church Readies for Release of Sex Abuse Report, by Steve Arney (February 24, 2004)
- Local Attorney Reaches out to Pope, Capital News 9 (February 24, 2004)
- Hubbard Critic Meets with Mary Jo White, Fox 23 (February 24, 2004)
- Conservative Catholics Take on Church in Albany, by Michael Gormley (February 24, 2004)
- Vatican Reports Question 1-Strike Rule: Findings Critical of U.S. Bishops' Policy, Could Shape Official Guidelines, by Susan Hogan (February 24, 2004)
- Abuse Reduces Vibrant Faith to a Relic: News Coverage of the Church Sex Scandal Brings Victim & Apos; S Pain Back to the Surface, by Linda Lisanti (February 24, 2004)
- Vocal Critic of Abuse by Clergy Found Dead, by Brian MacQuarrie (February 24, 2004)
- Survey of Nation's Dioceses Tackles Disturbing Questions, by James F. McCarty (February 24, 2004)
- Man's $20 Million Lawsuit Accuses Priest of Abuse, by Evan Moore (February 24, 2004)
- Report Criticizes U.S. Catholic Church's Policy on Child Abuse by Priests, by Daniel Williams and Alan Cooperman (February 24, 2004)
- Accusers to Meet with DA, by Bill Zajac (February 24, 2004)

- Church Urged to Open up on Abuse Issue, by John Richardson (February 25, 2004)
- Pope Urges Protection of Children, CNN (February 25, 2004)
- Another Letter Surfaces, Capital News 9 (February 25, 2004)
- Some Priests Can't Handle Power, by Bob Garon (February 25, 2004)
- Editorials: The True Scope of Abuse, Hartford Courant (February 25, 2004)
- 'Come Home,' Tucson Diocese Says in Invitation to 'Alienated' Catholics, by Stephanie Innes (February 25, 2004)
- By Speaking up, Abuse Survivors Keep Case Open, by Bill Nemitz (February 25, 2004)
- Priest Was a Potential Witness, by Ralph Ranalli (February 25, 2004)
- Editorials: Sexual Abuse Scandal behind Veil of Secrecy, Republican (February 25, 2004)
- Maine Diocese Hid Abuse, by John Richardson (February 25, 2004)
- Axing Abusive Priests Risky, Church Told, Sydney Morning Herald (February 25, 2004)
- Franklin County Residents Gather to Pray for 'Perseverance in a Time of Crisis', by Cori Fugere Urban (February 25, 2004)
- Diocese Talks of Settlements with Victims, by Bill Zajac (February 25, 2004)

- Blessed by the Times: Inside One of the Newsroom Deals to Go Soft on the Man in the Red Robe, by Jeffrey Anderson (February 26, 2004)
- Cardinal Sins: How the Catholic Church, Legal Community and PR: Machine Are Conspiring to Protect Roger Mahony, by Jeffrey Anderson (February 26, 2004)
- Seven Percent of Boston Priests Accused of Abuse, Report Says, by Pam Belluck and Carla Baranauckas (February 26, 2004)
- Archbishop O'Malley's Conclusion, Boston Herald (February 26, 2004)
- Victims Call Church Abuse Report 'Absurd', Boston Herald (February 26, 2004)
- Scandal Strains Bond between Priests, Flock: Church Braces for Release of Abuse Report, by Tom Breen (February 26, 2004)
- Prelate's Alleged Victim to Aid Probe: Will Help Prosecutors Investigating Dupre, by Kevin Cullen (February 26, 2004)
- Author Talks about Church Crisis, Early Show (February 26, 2004)
- Ex-Priest Says Just Be Honest, by Kevin Eigelbach (February 26, 2004)
- 50 Years-Questions Feb-26-2004 630 Words Backgrounder. Xxxn: Clergy Sex Abuse Survey Is about Much More Than Numbers, by Jerry Filteau (February 26, 2004)
- The Church's Challenge, by Eileen P. Flynn (February 26, 2004)
- Man Who Claims Abuse by Bishop to Meet with Diocese Official, by Adam Gorlick (February 26, 2004)
- Can Church Handle Truth? by Cathy Lynn Grossman (February 26, 2004)
- Archdiocese Lays off 20 to Balance Budget, by Dan Horn (February 26, 2004)
- Boston Archdiocese Releases Abuse Report, by Denise Lavoie (February 26, 2004)
- Church Focuses on Atonement: Catholics Observed Ash Wednesday with Thoughts on a New Report on Sexual Abuse, by Joseph Maldonado (February 26, 2004)
- Principal's Death Believed Suicide: Pat Podvin, Victim of Clergy Abuse, Found Dead in Eagle River, by Rich Mauer, Nicole Tsong and Joel Gay (February 26, 2004)
- Pastor Guilty of Stealing $250K, by Matt O'Brien (February 26, 2004)
- Opinion: Keep the Wolves Away from the Flock: Call Scooby in for Supper, Paragould Daily Press (February 26, 2004)
- Priests Are Not the Only Abusers: Report Should Be Wake-up Call for All of Society, by Thomas G. Plante (February 26, 2004)
- Sioux City Child Abuse Victims Want Their Day in Court, Sioux City Journal (February 26, 2004)
- NC Bishop Calls for Healing As Diocese Prepares to Release Abuse Report, Star News (February 26, 2004)
- Cardinal Asks for Prayerful Consideration of Forthcoming Abuse Report, WBBM Newsradio 780 (February 26, 2004)
- Bishop Reacts to Report on Sexual Abuse, WMTW (February 26, 2004)
- Alleged Victims Support DA in Bishop Probe, by Bill Zajac (February 26, 2004)

- Doubts Linger about Church Abuse Crisis, Associated Press (February 27, 2004)
- SNAP Press Statements: Statement Regarding John Jay: Self-Survey Numbers, by Barbara Blaine (February 27, 2004)
- Catholic Reports Detail Almost 11,000 Abuse Allegations, CNN International (February 27, 2004)
- Reports on Priestly Sexual Abuse Welcomed, Catholic League (February 27, 2004)
- Archdiocese Cites 142 Abuse Cases, Chicago Tribune (February 27, 2004)
- O'Malley: U.S. Priest Policies Likely to Stand, by Eric Convey (February 27, 2004)
- Sex-Abuse Cost to Diocese: $16.3 Million and Counting: The Church Is Still Adding up the Bills It Has Paid to Lawyers to Defend against Lawsuits, by Richard C. Dujardin (February 27, 2004)
- Leaked Numbers Provoke Dispute: Abuse Report 4,450 Alleged Priest Abusers over Last 50 Years, by Joe Feuerherd (February 27, 2004)
- U.S. Bishops Report on Clergy Sex Abuse: Review Board Report Cites Unfit Priests, Negligent Bishops for Abuse Crisis, by Joe Feuerherd (February 27, 2004)
- Report Says Clergy Sexual Abuse Brought 'Smoke of Satan' into Church, by Jerry Filteau (February 27, 2004)
- Catholic Group Asks More Say for Laity: Voice of Faithful Chapter Seeks to Rebuild after Sex Abuse Scandal., by Marketta Gregory (February 27, 2004)
- Priest Victims Want More Information: Audit's Release Has Critics Seeking Abusers' Names, Sanctions for Bishops, by Tom Heinen and Mary Zahn (February 27, 2004)
- Local Victims Say Clergy Abuse Numbers Low, by Pat Kinney (February 27, 2004)
- The Real Moral Panic, by Barbara Kralis (February 27, 2004)
- A Hubbard Critic . . . Mystery Surrounds Death of Priest, by Paul Likoudis (February 27, 2004)
- The Bishop's Denials... Reflections on a Press Conference and Agony in Albany, by Paul Likoudis (February 27, 2004)
- Editorial: the Church's Accounting, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (February 27, 2004)
- In the Aftermath of Scandal, by Richard John Neuhaus (February 27, 2004)
- Excerpts from the "Causes and Context" Report on the Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church. The Report Was Issued Friday by the National Review Board, a Panel of Prominent Lay Catholics, News Journal (February 27, 2004)
- Bishop Wilton D. Gregory on Abuse Report: Bishop Gregory's Remarks at USCCB News Conference, Newsday (February 27, 2004)
- New York-Area Dioceses Reveal History of Clergy Sex Abuse, Newsday (February 27, 2004)
- Men Who Claim Abuse by Bishop Dupre: To Tell Stories to Prosecutor and Church, by Bill Pomerleau (February 27, 2004)
- Reports Will Tell Only Part of the Story, by Tom Roberts (February 27, 2004)
- 2d Man Agrees to Aid Case against Bishop, by Michael S. Rosenwald and Kevin Cullen (February 27, 2004)
- Norwalk Author Breaks Wall of Religious Silence, by Gloria Cole Sugarman (January 27, 2004)
- U.S. Officials at Vatican Welcome Release of Sex Abuse Studies, by John Thavis (February 27, 2004)
- Church Abuse Report, WTNH TV (February 27, 2004)
- Vatican to Decide Dupre's Fate, by Bill Zajac (February 27, 2004)
- Bishop Makes a Difference in Metuchen Diocese, by John A. Zukowski (February 27, 2004)
- Priestly Pedophilia: Soul Murderers or "Incidents"? cruxnews.com (February 27, 2004)
- Priest's Mysterious Death Complicates, cruxnews.com (February 27, 2004)

- 'Board Is Deeply Disturbed by the Situation in Boston', Boston Globe (February 28, 2004)
- The Toll of Church Abuse, Boston Globe (February 28, 2004)
- Editorial: Transform the Church, Cape Cod Times (February 28, 2004)
- Finger-Pointing at the Top, by Carol Eisenberg (February 28, 2004)
- Praying for Peace: Two Cloistered Nuns Reach out with the Help of Technology to Help Victims of Priest Abuse, by Jeannine F. Hunter (February 28, 2004)
- Cleveland Diocese Wins Fight to Keep Abuse Files Secret, by James F. McCarty (February 28, 2004)
- Abuse Scandal Is Now 'History,' Top Bishop Says, New York Times (February 28, 2004)
- Victim's Mother Says Church Abuse Figures Low, by Elva K. Osterreich (February 28, 2004)
- Abuse Issue Not Limited to Catholics: Churches' Concerns Prompt Stricter Rules, Post and Courier (February 28, 2004)
- Added Task for Maine's Next Bishop, by John Richardson (February 28, 2004)
- New Orleans Archdiocese Reports Five New Abuse Cases, by Doug Simpson (February 28, 2004)
- State Bishops Say They Are Accountable: Sex Abuse: Church Leaders Cite Changes Brought on by Scandal, by Nicole Tsong (February 28, 2004)

- Hard Look at Sins of the Fathers, Age (February 29, 2004)
- Priests' Names to Be Released: Toledo Diocese to Give Information on Those Accused of Sexual Abuse, Associated Press (February 29, 2004)
- Church Closings Difficult to Fathom, by Alan Lupo (February 29, 2004)
- Church Abuse Scandal the Subject of Sermons, Demonstrations, by Ken Maguire (February 29, 2004)
- SNAP Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse by Priests, by Carly Miller (February 29, 2004)
- Picturing a Victim and a Scapegoat As a Man, by E.J. Montini (February 29, 2004)
- They Know Not What They Do? Jason Berry, with Co-Author Gerald Renner, Scrutinizes a Vatican That Hails the Founder of the Controversial Legion of Christ As a Hero of the Church. A Generation Ago, the Same Priest Was Accused of Molestation by Nine Priests and Seminarians, by Bruce Nolan (February 29, 2004)
- Church Guilty of Double Standard in Scandal, Republican (February 29, 2004)
- Forgiveness from a Father Touched by Abuse, by Tom Shea (February 29, 2004)
- Gay Priests Defended in Wake of Study: Their Presence Not Blamed for Sex Abuse, Times-Picayune (February 29, 2004)
- Catholic Activists Set Sights on Bishops: Lecture by National Authority on Priest Abuse Vies with Rally for Greater Accountability, by Alan Scher Zagier (February 29, 2004)
- Gay Priests in a Barely Closed Closet, by Bill Zajac (February 29, 2004)



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MARCH 2004

- Fr. Andrew Greeley's Dirty Secret? by Matt C. Abbott (March 1, 2004)
- Accused Clergy Had Influential Posts, by Stephanie Barry (March 1, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Get Support, by Bob Datz (March 1, 2004)
- Activists Seek Independent Panel on Clergy Sexual Abuse: Bishops' Reports Are Questioned, by Ron Depasquale (March 1, 2004)
- Committee Moves to Debate Church Liability Immunity, by Terrence Dopp (March 1, 2004)
- Gay Priests Cited in Abuse of Boys, by Julia Duin (March 1, 2004)
- Mahony Calls Sex Abuse Scandal His "Cross", by Gillian Flaccus (March 1, 2004)
- Bishop's Change of Tone Could Help Local Church to Heal and Move on, GoErie.com (March 1, 2004)
- So 'History' Doesn't Repeat, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (March 1, 2004)
- Gays Wary of Catholic Sex Scandal Reports, by Eric Johnston (March 1, 2004)
- Guest Opinion: The Real Moral Panic, by Barbara Kralis (March 1, 2004)
- Sex Abuse in Church, beyond, by Jane Lampman (March 1, 2004)
- Faithful Focus on Abuse in Pulpit, Protests: 'We Need Not Panic. We Need to Pray.', by Ken Maguire (March 1, 2004)
- Abuse Report Seen As Document That Could Alter Church's Culture, by David O'Reilly (March 1, 2004)
- Bishops Face Decision on 'Zero Tolerance', by Richard N. Ostling (March 1, 2004)
- It's Time to Take a Stand, by Roger Phelps (March 1, 2004)
- Priests Are Not the Only Abusers: Report Should Be Wake-up Call for All of Society, by Thomas G. Plante (March 1, 2004)
- Bishops' Abuse Response 'Shameful': Report: Officials Shielded Abusers, Neglected Victims, by Peter Smith (March 1, 2004)
- Romney Mulls Oversight of Church Effort, by Robin Washington (March 1, 2004)
- "Framed Within a Genuinely Catholic and Ecclesial Sensibility", by George Weigel (March 1, 2004)

- Wary on Abuse but Hopeful, Catholics Return to Church, by Yvonne Abraham (March 2, 2004)
- Bill Would Let Abuse Victims Sue Nonprofits, by Tom Bell (March 2, 2004)
- A Moral Challenge for All Catholics, by James Carroll (March 2, 2004)
- Criminal Priests: Openness, Zero Tolerance Must Guide Church Policy, Detroit Free Press (March 2, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Scandal May Haunt Church: Observers Say New Victims Likely to Come Forward in the Future, by Tom Feeney (March 2, 2004)
- Guest Commentary: Church Sex Abuse Story Lacks Context, by Patrick Mattimore (March 2, 2004)
- Editorial: Cooperation with Evil in the Act of Silence, Seattle Times (March 2, 2004)
- Dupre Probe Readied for Vatican, by Bill Zajac (March 2, 2004)

- Diocese Sends Its Report on Dupre to Vatican, Associated Press (March 3, 2004)
- Lawyers for Catholic Bishop Seek Retrial, Associated Press (March 3, 2004)
- Think Again, by Ted Blount (March 3, 2004)
- Archbishop: No Northern Sexual Abuse Report, CBC North (March 3, 2004)
- Bishop Asks for Forgiveness: Apology Given to Parishioners for Acts of Sexual Abuse at St. Bede's, by Justine DaCosta (March 3, 2004)
- Priestly Abuse: Report Unsettling for What It Doesn't Say, Dallas Morning News (March 3, 2004)
- Black-and-White Ribbons Remind Clergy of Abuse, by Karen Dandurant (March 3, 2004)
- Clerical Abuse in US Compounded by Crimes and Cover-ups, by Ryle Dwyer (March 3, 2004)
- Deja Vu All over Again; Oval Office Chat; Diocesan Social Action Workers Lobby: Poverty Outscores Gay Marriage in Poll, by Joe Feuerherd (March 3, 2004)
- Op-Ed Contributor: For Priests, Celibacy Is Not the Problem, by Andrew Greeley (March 3, 2004)
- Mike Moore: Abuse Victim Leans on Normalcy, by Mike Moore (March 3, 2004)
- More McCormack Spin: The Bishop Still Dodges the Truth, Union Leader (March 3, 2004)
- Church Task Restoring Trust, WBRZ (March 3, 2004)
- Vatican Needs to Rethink Its Weak Response to Abuse Scandal, by Pete Waldmeir (March 3, 2004)
- Archbishop Buechlein on the Sex Abuse Report: It Is Painful but Necessary to Acknowledge This Sin Among Us, Zenit.org (March 3, 2004)

- U.S. Bishops Report on Clergy Sex Abuse: Review Board Report Cites Unfit Priests, Negligent Bishops for Abuse Crisis, by Joe Feuerherd (March 4, 2004)
- Albany Bishop Back Battling in the Streets: Hubbard Denies Claims That He Protected Gay Priests, Carried on Romantic Affairs, by Michael Gormley (March 4, 2004)
- State Senate Oks Bill to Curb Clergy Sex Abuse: But Plan Would Make Clerics Report Only on Peers, Not on Other People, by Tom Heinen and Steven Walters (March 4, 2004)
- More Study of Catholic Crisis Urged: Burke Also Calls for Yearly Audits, by James Janega (March 4, 2004)
- Vatican Receives Report on Springfield Diocese Sexual Abuse Allegations, by Larry Kratka (March 4, 2004)
- Despite Bishop's Apologies, Sexual Abuse Issue Lingers, by Bruce Lambert (March 4, 2004)
- Good Counsel for U.S. Catholic Bishops: Our Opinion: Prevention Is Key to Regaining Moral High Ground, Miami Herald (March 4, 2004)
- Church Must Re-Evaluate Zero Tolerance Policy, by Lindsay Orman (March 4, 2004 )
- Catholics Begin to Hear Their Church's Confession, Palm Beach Post (March 4, 2004)
- Lent Begins Dramatically for Church, by Bill Ryan (March 4, 2004)
- DA to Present Abuse Case against Dupre, by William Zajac (March 4, 2004)
- Vatican May Not Get to Dupre Case Soon, by Bill Zajac (March 4, 2004)

- Group Asking for Independent Audit of Mesa Parish, AZCentral.com (March 5, 2004 )
- 2 Catholic Bishops Facing Abuse Charges, Associated Press (March 5, 2004)
- U.S. Attorney Assisting Probe, by Stephanie Barry (March 5, 2004)
- Rethinking the Response to Clergy Sex Abuse Claims: Victims Wonder Why Rockville Centre Diocese Won't Settle, by Rita Ciolli (March 5, 2004)
- Is Church Punishing Volunteers? by Tamara Dietrich (March 5, 2004)
- Houses of Worship: Go Tell It on the Mountain: Tennessee Nuns Take up the Cause of Sex-Abuse Victims, by Rod Dreher (March 5, 2004)
- Sex Charges Would Be First for a Bishop, by Theo Emery (March 5, 2004)
- Some Priests Are Suing Their Accusers, by Jean Guccione (March 5, 2004)
- Should Catholics Turn over Personnel Records to Prosecutors? Los Angeles Times (March 5, 2004)
- There Must Be Consequences: Editorial, NY Times (March 5, 2004)
- Editorial: Allowing God to Act beyond Old Boundaries, National Catholic Reporter (March 5, 2004)
- From the Editor's Desk: Where Religion Is Local, National Catholic Reporter (March 5, 2004)
- Priests Set Example of Compassionate Action, National Catholic Reporter (March 5, 2004)
- Four More Accuse Priests of Sex Abuse: Three Clerics Named in Lawsuits against Allentown Diocese, by Kathleen Parrish (March 5, 2004)
- Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests -- Next Steps, by Thomas G. Plante (March 5, 2004)
- State Senate Oks Clergy Sex Abuse Bill, by Matt Pommer (March 5, 2004)
- The Life That Led to Rebellion: Excerpted from "Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns", by Cheryl L. Reed (March 5, 2004)
- A Tangle of Sin, Forgiveness: Weakland's Role in Teens' Confirmation Canceled When Parents Object, by Lisa Sink and Dan Benson (March 5, 2004)
- Which Side Are You On? He Hypocrites in the Catholic Church, by Sharon Smith (March 5, 2004)
- Police Search Offices of Former Bishop: Officials Are Investigating Abuse Charges against Bishop Thomas Dupre, TheBostonChannel.com (March 5, 2004)
- A Dispassionate Look at the Wolf in Priest's Clothing, by Daniel J. Wakin (March 5, 2004)

- Mother Teresa's Example Can Inspire Troubled Church: The Best Way to Overcome Scandal Is with Acts of Charity, by Tom Ashcraft (March 6, 2004)
- Author to Sign Book on Sex-Abuse Crisis in Catholic Church, by Patricia Breakey (March 6, 2004)
- Abuse Focus Now Turns to Causes: National Review Board Report Identified Three Things at Root of Pedophile Crisis: Lack of Seminary Screening, Gay Priests and Mandatory Celibacy, by Kevin Eckstrom (March 6, 2004)
- Professional Code Hinders Discipline: The Catholic Church Is Not Fully, by Steve Gushee (March 6, 2003)
- Greeley: Abuse Crisis Unsolved: New Book Shows Church's Problems Persist, He Says, by Stephanie Innes (March 6, 2004)
- The Church's Time of Agony: Readers Angry Yet Hope for Healing, Kentucky Post (March 6, 2004)
- Diocese Turns down Request for Free Ad, by Tony LaRussa (March 6, 2004)
- Give Laity a Key Role in Fixing Church, by James Muller and Charles Kenney (March 6, 2004)
- But It's Already Involved, by Robert W. Oliver (March 6, 2004)
- Inches Traveled; Miles Ahead Inhealing Process, by Brian T. Olszewski (March 6, 2004)
- Hopeful Note Lies Hidden in Report on Priest Abuse, by Sue Ontiveros (March 6, 2004)
- Local Catholics Unaffected by Reports, Priests Say, by Victoria Parker-Stevens (March 6, 2004)
- Catholic Laity Needs a Stronger Voice in Church Decisions, by Sister Christine Schenk (March 6, 2004)
- Diocese: 'Insufficient Evidence' in Abuse Claim, by Dave Sommers (March 6, 2004)
- Criminal Investigation Raises New Questions about Effectiveness of Lay Board, by Trudy Tynan (March 6, 2004)
- Wineke: Bishops Haven't Dealt with Real Crisis, by Bill Wineke (March 6, 2004)
- Removing the 'Smoke of Satan': Abuse Report Is Seen As a Document That Could Alter the Roman Catholic Church's Culture, by David O'Reilly (March 6, 2004)

- Bernardin's 'Gay-Friendly' Ghost, by Matt C. Abbott (March 7, 2004)
- Survivors of Priest Abuse Visited Local Churches Today, CBS 58 (March 7, 2004)
- Sex-Abusing Priests Issue Still Smoldering, Connecticut Post (March 7, 2004)
- It's Parish against Parish, by Bella English (March 7, 2004)
- East Longmeadow Priest Unafraid to Criticize Diocese, by Adam Gorlick (March 7, 2004)
- For Priests, Celibacy Isn't the Problem, by Andrew Greeley (March 7, 2004)
- New Surge in Priest Sex Raps, by Brian Harmon (March 7, 2004)
- Catholic Church Official Speaks about Abuse: Number Affected Likely Higher Than Reported, by Frank E. Lockwood (March 7, 2004)
- Editorial: Restitution and Protection, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (March 7, 2004)
- Priests and the Laity: a Dialogue, New York Times (March 7, 2004)
- Group to Picket Services Today, News-Chronicle (March 7, 2004)
- More Power for Catholic Faithful Asked of Church, by Amy Oakes (March 7, 2004)
- More Dioceses Consider Revealing Names of Accused Priests, by Jim Remsen and David O'Reilly (March 7, 2004)
- Editorials: Church Abuse Scandal Reaches Top of Diocese, Republican (March 7, 2004)
- Editorial: Demonstrate Penitence in Two Important Ways, San Antonio Express-News (March 7, 2004)
- A Voice for the People: Holy Cross Professor Says Lay Catholics Must Be Heard, by Michael Wyner (March 7, 2004)

- Support Builds for Abuse Victims: More Males Seeking Help in Group Sessions, by Ana M. Alaya (March 8, 2004)
- Springfield Diocese Confronting Crisis: Parishioners Disappointed, Optimistic about Future, BostonChannel.com (March 8, 2004)
- 'Terrible History' Likely to Haunt Church's Future: Observers Say the Bishops Refuse to Accept Responsibility for Their Role in Scandal, by Tom Feeney (March 8, 2004)
- Insurance Costs Increase in Wake of Abuse Scandal: Child-Care Centers, Youth Agencies See Rates Climb, by Erin Kosnac (March 8, 2004)
- Keeping the Collar through the Crisis, by James Martin (March 8, 2004)
- Church Policy Must Enforce Zero Tolerance: New Priest-Abuse Reports Demand Vatican Take Hard Line, Port Huron Times Herald (March 8, 2004)
- New Lexington Bishop Outgoing, Outspoken: Gainer Doesn't Shy from Issues Involving Priests or Social Matters, by Peter Smith (March 8, 2004)

- Church, Abuse Victims Talks Stall, Associated Press (March 9, 2004)
- Missing Funds Led to Firing of Pastor: Diocese: Parish Will Get Money, by Tom Breen (March 9, 2004)
- Head of Catholic Clergy Abuse Watchdog Office Visits Lexington, Courier-Journal (March 9, 2004)
- Lawyer: Hubbard Probe 'Dangerous', by Robert Cristo (March 9, 2004)
- Catholics React to Survey: Students Share Their Views Regarding a Survey on Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Emily Crownover (March 9, 2004 )
- Letter to the Editor: Media Coverage Excessive, Go Erie (March 9, 2004)
- DA: Abuse Figures Don't Add up, by Gregg M. Miliote (March 9, 2004)
- Donations Down, Diocese Cuts Jobs: The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg Blames a Lackluster Economy, by Sharon Tubbs (March 9, 2004)
- Editorial: Zero Tolerance for Lax Church Leaders, Valley Morning Star (March 9, 2004)
- New Springfield Bishop Named, by Bill Zajac (March 9, 2004)

- Crisis Obscures Story of North Americans' Vibrant Faith, by John L. Allen Jr. (March 10, 2004)
- Bishop a 'Healer' and 'Fixer', by Stephanie Barry (March 10, 2004)
- Board Got Rare Look at Hierarchical Ways, by Jason Berry (March 10, 2004)
- The Boston Reaction, by Chuck Colbert (March 10, 2004)
- Commentary: Steps in Bishops' Forced March toward Accountability, by Thomas Doyle (March 10, 2004)
- Bishop McManus Appointed to Lead Worcester Diocese: Providence's Auxiliary Bishop Will Succeed Retiring Bishop Daniel P. Reilly on May 14, by Richard C. Dujardin (March 10, 2004)
- 'Painfully Candid' Report: Reveiw Board's Work Praised, Though Skeptics Question Whether Recommendations Will Be Enacted, by Joe Feuerherd (March 10, 2004)
- Editor's Desk: Rock the Boat, by Michael F. Flach (March 10, 2004)
- Investigation Has Support of Cardinal Egan, by James V. Franco (March 10, 2004)
- Vatican's Quick Action on Springfield Bishop Pleases One Local Clergyman, by Karen Gardner (March 10, 2004)
- Springfield Bishop Faces Hard Task of Regaining Catholics' Trust, by Adam Gorlick (March 10, 2004)
- Guest Opinion: Money Alone Can't Repair Clerical Sexual Abuse, by Robert Kafes (March 10, 2004)
- Time to Hear Whole Flock, by Eileen McNamara (March 10, 2004)
- Discrepancy in Abuse Lists Is Explained, by Gregg M. Miliote (March 10, 2004)
- DA Wants Names, Sun Chronicle (March 10, 2004)
- Victims' Group Vexed over Failure to See Bishop, Toledo Blade (March 10, 2004)
- Ruling Leaves Diocese Potentially Liable, by Lynne Tuohy (March 10, 2004 )
- Church Leaders Say Internet Biggest Gift, Challenge in Communications, by Cindy Wooden (March 10, 2004)
- Diocese Welcomes Bishop, by Bill Zajac (March 10, 2004)

- For Homosexual Clergy, the Conflict Is Close, Personal, by Sandi Dolbee (March 11, 2004)
- Letter to the Editor: Fifty Years of Shame: Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport, by Josepy F. O'Callaghan (March 11, 2004)

- Abuse Victim: Bishop O'Brien Told Him to Keep Quiet, Get on with His Life, Associated Press (March 12, 2004 )
- Court Rules against Seattle Archdiocese, Associated Press (March 12, 2004)
- Allegations against Investigators, Capital News 9 (March 12, 2004)
- Editorial: Pilarczyk Can't Atone with Secrecy, Dayton Daily News (March 12, 2004)
- Celibacy Formation a Major Part of Seminary Programs Today, by Jerry Filteau (March 12, 2004)
- Assembly Passes Bill Requiring: Clergy to Report Sex Abuse, GMtoday (March 12, 2004)
- Outlook: the Court System and Catholic Clerical Abuse, by Stephen H. Galebach (March 12, 2004)
- Both Sides Wrong on Church Abuse, by Andrew Greeley (March 12, 2004)
- Groups Wants S.A. Archdiocese to Release Priest Abuse List: Victims Say Naming Names Will Help Them Heal, KSAT (March 12, 2004)
- Court Will Weigh Privacy Rights, by Gregory D. Kesich (March 12, 2004)
- Abuse Reports Mark Beginning, Not End, National Catholic Reporter (March 12, 2004)
- The Accounting Begins, National Catholic Reporter (March 12, 2004)
- Archbishop Denies Knowledge of Charges, Michael Paulson (March 12, 2004)
- No Let-up in Sex-abuse Scandal, by Edward E. Plowman (March 12, 2004)
- O'Brien's History to Be Discussed at Pre-Sentencing, by Joseph A. Reaves (March 12, 2004)
- Diocesan Staffers React to New Bishop Appointment with Hope, Happiness, by Peggy Weber (March 12, 2004)
- Dupre Named in Civil Lawsuit, by Bill Zajac (March 12, 2004)

- Catholic Church's Attempt to Throw out Sexual-Abuse Lawsuit Fails, Associated Press (March 13, 2004)
- Madison: Senate Sends Clergy Abuse Bill to Governor, Associated Press (March 13, 2004)
- Abuse Plaintiffs Ask for Files, by Stephanie Barry (March 13, 2004)
- Archdiocese Identifying Accused Priests Via Web Site, by Cathleen Falsani (March 13, 2004)
- Lawsuit Alleges Church Pressure Canceled Rally, by Shirley Ragsdale (March 13, 2004)
- Parishioners Protest Sex Abuse Awareness Training, by Neil Relyea (March 13, 2003)
- Priests in St. Cloud Diocese Join Call for Dialogue on Celibacy Rule, by Joseph Young (March 13, 2004)

- Behind a Bodyguard of Lies: Vivid Re-Creation of a Scandal's Actors, Enablers: Our Fathers: the Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, by R. Scott Appleby, David France (March 14, 2004)
- Web Site Lets People Research Chicago-Area Priests: Advocate for Victims of Clergy Abuse Decries the Requirement That Users' Names Be Given, Associated Press (March 14, 2004)
- Catholic Church's Abuse Report Not Enough, by David M. Drew (March 14, 2004)
- Catholic Clerical Abuse and the Role of the Court System, by Stephen H. Galebach (March 14, 2004)
- Priests and Vows of Silence, by Kevin Horrigan (March 14, 2004)
- On Writers and Writing: The Stuff of Legend, by Margo Jefferson (March 14, 2004)
- A Novel Tack by Cardinal: To Keep Accused Priests' Files Secret, Mahony Is Asserting a Type of Confidentiality Privilege That One Scholar Says 'Just Doesn't Exist', by William Lobdell and Jean Guccione (March 14, 2004)
- Catholic Speaker Recognizes Grief, by Michael McAuliffe (March 14, 2004)
- High Percentages Suspect Abuse, by Patsy McGarry (March 14, 2004)
- In Albany, Sexual Accusations Raise a Bishop's High Profile, by Darryl McGrath (March 14, 2004)
- Maryland Center Treats Priests Accused of Molesting Children, by Jo-Ann Moriarty (March 14, 2004)
- Bishops Wrestle with Identifying Priests Accused Long Ago, by Bruce Nolan (March 14, 2004)
- An Ecumenical Voice Resigns from Council, by Bob Reeves (March 14, 2004)
- Catholic Church Must Work Hard to Regain Credibility: Re: "Leader of U.S. Bishops Pledges to Stop to Sex Abuse by Clerics,"Feb.28, E. Leo McMannus (March 14, 2004)
- New Bishop Surprised by Appointment, by Bill Zajac (March 14, 2004)

- Missing Church Funds Probed: Amount Is Greater Than First Believed, Associated Press (March 15, 2004)
- Church Abuse Takes Years to Heal: Incidents Often Not Reported for Decades, by Kari Ingersoll (March 15, 2004)
- Papal Task of Catching up with Spirit of the Times, by Chris McGillion (March 15, 2004)
- Church Considers Issues: Catholics Said Changes May Come with a New Bishop, by Karen Muller (March 15, 2004)
- The Abuse Scandal: What Did I Miss? by Emil A. Wcela (March 15, 2004)

- Suits Charge Sex Abuse by Three Priests, by Ron Goldwyn (March 16, 2004)
- Parish's 3rd Priest Accused of Abuse, by Dan Horn (March 16, 2004)
- Former Jesuit Supervisor Claims Cultural Differences in Molestation Lawsuit, by Dan Joling (March 16, 2004)
- Priest-Molest Victim Seeks Other Victims in Taft Diocese, by Cathy Redfern (March 16, 2004)
- Archdiocese Receives Dozens of Requests for Priest Abuse, by Bernie Tafoya (March 16, 2004)

- TCC Gets Apology from Priest, by Diana Campbell (March 17, 2004)
- Bishop Says It's Time to Face up to the Big Picture on Abuse, by Stephen Crittenden (March 17, 2004)
- Editorial: The Cardinal's Stone Wall: Mahony Sets the Pace in Protecting Priests -- Not Victims -- in the Church Sex Abuse Scandal. His Latest Tool Is a 'Privilege' That Might Not Apply: A Suspect Stays on the Job, Los Angeles Times (March 17, 2004)
- Archbishop Describes 'What Bishops Were Thinking' on Abuse, by Alexis McLaughlin (March 17, 2004)
- Writer Speaks of Pedophile Priests, by Nancy Swett (March 17, 2004)

- Prosecutors to Recommend Sentence for Bishop Friday, Associated Press (March 18, 2004)
- Hubbard Accused of Cover-up, by Robert Cristo (March 18, 2004)
- The Scandal, the Coverup, the Aftereffects: Two Books Examine the Sex Abuse Crisis That Has Rocked the Catholic Church, by Karol Jackowski and David France (March 18, 2004)
- Bishop's Letter to Map out: Future Mission of Diocese, by Kathryn Marchocki (March 18, 2004)
- Priest Arraigned in Hospital on Sex Abuse Charges, Newsday (March 18, 2004)
- Why Remove Father Chris? Pasadena Star (March 18, 2004)
- Priests Pray for Hope, by Jennifer Picard (March 18, 2004)
- Archbishop-Role Mar-18-2004 710 Words xxxi: In Wake of Scandal, Vatican Enhancing Monitoring Role of Archbishops, by John Thavis (March 18, 2004)

- Retired Jesuit Superior Apologizes for Comments: Abuse: Rev. William Loyens Sends Message to Tanana Chiefs Conference, Associated Press (March 19, 2004)
- Essay: Sex Matters: The Riches of the Catholic Sexual Tradition, by Sidney Callahan (March 19, 2004)
- Column: When Confession Is Bad for the Soul, by William Cleary (March 19, 2004)
- Grand Jury Convened for Dupre Case, by Chuck Colbert (March 19, 2004)
- Geography Tops Seniority on Archbishop's New Council, by Eric Convey (March 19, 2004)
- Another View: Bishops Remain Unaccountable: For Shielding Abusive Priests, by Carolyn B. Disco (March 19, 2004)
- We Almost Took a Break, National Catholic Reporter (March 19, 2004)
- Albany Bishop Faces Abuse Allegations: Hubbard Denies Charges Some Call Questionable; Diocese Hires Investigator, by Ed Griffin-Nolan (March 19, 2004)
- Archbishop of Westminster Urges Vatican Reform, by Tom Heneghan (March 19, 2004)
- Child Abuse Probes Skyrocket, by Jennifer O'Brien (March 19, 2004)
- Whistleblower Priest on Trial; Critics Say Bishop Exacting Revenge, by Michael S. Rose (March 19, 2004)

- Cardinal Error or Doing the Right Thing? by Joe Feuerherd (March 20, 2004)
- Conference Addresses Church at ‘Crossroads of Anger and Hope’, by Terence Hegarty (March 20, 2004)
- Religious-Order Priests' Abuses Overlooked, by Dan Horn (March 20, 2004)
- Vicar Confessed in E-Mail to Alleged Victim: The Davenport Diocese Wants to Dismiss a Lawsuit Filed Last Year, by Erin Jordan (March 20, 2004)
- Ordaining Homosexuals... Will Rome Tell U.S. Bishops to Stop? by Paul Likoudis (March 20, 2004)
- Prosecutors Recommend Jail Time for O'Brien, by Kim Smith (March 20, 2004)
- Sharing the Load with Co-Workers: H.J. Cummins, Star Tribune, Star Tribune (March 20, 2004)
- Faithful Have Their Duties, by Bill Tammeus (March 20, 2004)
- Layman Seeks to Change Church: He Urges People in Pews to Act on Behalf of Victims of Abuse, by Roselyn Tantraphol (March 20, 2004)
- Readers Forum: Abandoning Structure of Church Won't Solve Crisis, by Tom Wenzel (March 20, 2004)
- Lawmakers Look to Extend Time for Child Abuse Lawsuits: State Legislation a Reaction to Clergy Crisis, by Alan Scher Zagier (March 20, 2004)
- Victim of Abuse Could Join Panel, by Bill Zajac (March 20, 2004)

- It's Hard to Keep Tabs on Abusive Priests, by Philip Elliott (March 21, 2004)
- Raising Lay Voices to Help a Scandal-Plagued Church Disturbed by Clergy Sex Abuse, a Handful of Catholics Take Part in a Global Network, Voice of the Faithful, Dedicated to Reform, by Nancy Haught (March 21, 2004)
- Controversial Rally in Sioux City, KTIV (March 21, 2004)
- Napa Priest Strikes Back with Libel Suit: Woman Charges She Was Sexually Molested More Than 30 Years Ago, by Guy Kovner (March 21, 2004)
- Pictures Remain of Bishop Who Resigned in Sex Abuse Case, Charleston Post Courier (March 21, 2004)
- Catholic Forum to Look at Sex-Abuse Crisis, Star-Telegram (March 21, 2004)
- Mother Writes Letters, Clings to Faith, by Bill Zajac (March 21, 2004)

- Dissenting Priest Scornful of Pope, Bishops, by Dan DeLeo (March 22, 2004)
- Victims in Church Cases Also Robbed of Their Faith, by Melissa Evans (March 22, 2004)
- Priests Sue over Allegations, by Guy Kovner (March 22, 2004)
- New Allegations by Attorney, by Jessica Schneider (March 22, 2004)
- Brothers Reveal Years of Abuse: Victims Hope Others Come Forward, TheWMURChannel.com (March 22, 2004)

- Data Takes the Guesswork out of the Crisis: Study Revealed Some Figures Were Worse Than Expected, Others Better — but Trends May Show Abuse Problem Has Been in Decline for Years, by William Bole (March 23, 2004)
- Alaska Native Panel Addresses Sex Abuse Issues, by Diana Campbell (March 23, 2004)
- A No-Nonsense Mission of Saving Drug Addicts, by Chris Hedges (March 23, 2004)
- Public Lives: A No-Nonsense Mission of Saving Drug Addicts, by Chris Hedges (March 23, 2004)
- Stop Abuse before It Starts, by Fran Henry and Mark L. Rosenberg (March 23, 2004)
- Ploy May Pay off for Priest Victims: Two Attorneys Claim Fraud Law May Pave Way for Compensation, by Kim Kozlowski (March 23, 2004)
- Catholic Paper Says No to an Ad: It's for a Seminar by Group Responding to Sexual Abuse, by Randy Myers (March 23, 2004)
- The Faithful Bear Some Responsibility for Their Religion, by Bill Tammeus (March 23, 2004)

- Catholics Speak out on Abuse, by Darren Barbee (March 24, 2004)
- Group Pushes Archdiocese for Meeting, by Maureen Call (March 24, 2004)
- Former FBI Official to Speak on Scandal, Cincinnati Post (March 24, 2004)
- OP ED: Rome Blinks: Dallas a Loser in Bishops' Power Struggle, Dallas Morning News (March 24, 2004)
- Few Students Taught Good Touch, Bad Touch: Schools Often Silent on Sex Abuse Prevention, by Kim Kozlowski (March 24, 2004)
- Clergy Victims Invited to Event, by Michael McAuliffe (March 24, 2004)
- Spokesman in Abuse Scandal Is Named Bishop of Camden, by Matthew C. McCue (March 24, 2004)
- The Psychological Records Are Part of a Diocese of Scranton Molesation Suit, by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (March 24, 2004)
- Abuse Victim Compiles Report on Accused Priests, Kevin Duchschere (March 24, 2004)

- Banned NJ Catholic Lay Group Finds Home, 1010 Wins (March 25, 2004)
- Hubbard Award Angers Victims: Albany -- Children's Center Rejects Aretakis' Objection to Honor That Is to Be Bestowed on Bishop, by Michele Morgan Bolton (March 25, 2004)
- State High Court Will Hear Cases against Church, by Sheila Burke (March 25, 2004)
- Top Court Stays out of Church Sex Scandal: But Supreme Court Rules That Altar Boys Can Sue Local Diocese, Plus Priest, Canadian Press (March 25, 2004)
- Survey Shows More Consultation with Laity Among Bishops, Catholic News Service (March 25, 2004)
- Two Pennsylvania Men File Suits against Former Beach Nun, by Jon Frank and Kate Wiltrout (March 25, 2004)
- Why the '60s Went Wrong; Candid Cardinals: Russell Shaw on the Church in the U.S., by Delia Gallagher (March 25, 2004)
- Diocese Faces Another Lawsuit, by Gary Grado (March 25, 2004)
- Church Again Asked to ID Abusive Priests, by Tom Heinen (March 25, 2004)
- Renewed Passion for Faith, by Janet Kornblum (March 25, 2004)
- Accountant's Report Accuses L.I. Diocese of Hoarding Funds, by Bruce Lambert (March 25, 2004)
- Religion Today, by Duncan Mansfield (March 25, 2004)
- Federal Judge: Accuser May See Priest's Records, by David Singleton (March 25, 2004)
- Suits Allege Church Cover-up, by Kristin Smith (March 25, 2004)
- God in the Hands of Angry Sinners, by Garry Wills (March 25, 2004)
- Symposium Will Address Clergy Abuse, Star Tribune (March 25, 2004)
- Retreat for Clergy-Abuse Victims to Open, by Rachel Zoll (March 25, 2004)

- Not So Fast There, by Ted Blount (March 26, 2004)
- Uncovering Sex Abuse in Schools Mirrors Church Experience, by Dennis Coday (March 26, 2004)
- Ireland Still Coming to Terms with Legacy of Schools' Abuse: Elderly Victims Grew up in Church-Run Facilities, by Glenn Frankel (March 26, 2004)
- Contrasting a Nun's View with a Journalist's: A Review of Two Recent Books on the the Catholic Church Clergy Abuse Debacle, by Marci Hamilton (March 26, 2004)
- Rev. Daley Discloses He's Gay, by Krista J. Karch (March 26, 2004)
- Implications Huge for Other Organizations, by Kirk Makin (March 26, 2004)
- Norwegian Monastery Investigated on Sex Allegations, by Carin Pettersson (March 26, 2004)
- Phoenix Bishop Sentenced to Probation for Deadly Hit-and-Run, by Ananda Shorey (March 26, 2004)

- Rate Trouble at Nonprofits: Insurance Costs Rising in Wake of Sex Abuse Claims, by Rachel Brand (March 27, 2004)
- Vigil to Protest Award, by Robert Cristo (March 27, 2004)
- Finance Group for L.I. Diocese Calls Reserve Funds Adequate, by Bruce Lambert (March 27, 2004)
- L.A. Panel of Priests Endorses Mahony, by William Lobdell (March 27, 2004)
- The Catholic War against Gay Marriage: The Catholic Church Has Cultivated a Campaign of Harassment against Catholic Legislators Who Support Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples. Will It Work?, by Kristen Lombardi (March 27, 2004)
- Phoenix Bishop Spared Prison for Leaving Crash Scene, by Nick Madigan (March 27, 2004)
- Cardinal Secrets: Hiding the Truth in Los Angeles, National Review Online (March 27, 2004)
- Jehovah's Witnesses Hold Sex Abuse Caucus, by Richard N. Ostling (March 27, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Forum Is April 23: Judge to Speak about Church Crisis; Panel of Survivors to Tell Their Story, Peoria Journal Star (March 27, 2004)

- Choir School in New Jersey Loses Immunity in Sex Abuse Case, Associated Press (March 28, 2004)
- Roman Catholic Church -- a Matter of Faith, Capital-Journal (March 28, 2004)
- Crisis Affirmed Bishop's Calling, by Gregory D. Kesich (March 28, 2004)
- Anguish over the 'Scandal, Tragedy', by John J. Shaughnessy (March 28, 2004)
- Keeping His Faith: Archbishop Buechlein Deals with Challenges in the Church and Demands of the Job., by John J. Shaughnessy (March 28, 2004)
- Vatican Hears Sex Abuse Cases Sent to Pope, by Nicole Winfield (March 28, 2004)
- Dupre Overwhelmed by Pressure, by Bill Zajac (March 28, 2004)

- Priests' Rights, Policy at Odds: Board Calls for Legal Consistency in Abuse Cases, by Geneive Abdo (March 29, 2004)
- Judge Will Speak at Forum on Priest Abuse, by Steve Arney (March 29, 2004)
- No Stranger to High-Profile Cases, DA Takes on Accused Bishop, by Adam Gorlick (March 29, 2004)
- Abuse Victim Now National Leader: Ex-Allentown Altar Boy Is Leading Support Group's N.Y. Chapter., by Kathleen Parrish (March 29, 2004)
- Protesters Voice Opposition to Hubbard's Award, by Kate Perry (March 29, 2004)
- Church Reformers Give Support, by Kim Ring (March 29, 2004)
- Problem Priests: Victimized Again, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (March 29, 2004)
- Parishioners Challenge Archbishop over Control of Polish Church, by Cheryl Wittenauer (March 29, 2004)
- Lay Critic Offers Advice to Bishop, by Bill Zajac (March 29, 2004)

- Guest Column: Fr. Andrew Greeley's Dirty Secret? And His One-Sentence "Response", by Matt C. Abbott (March 30, 2004)
- What Went Wrong? by Paul Mankowski, S.J. (March 30, 2004)
- 'Are You Blocking Us?': James Muller, a Founder of Voice of the Faithful, Describes His Fractious Run-Ins with the Boston Archdiocese., by James E. Muller and Charles Kenney (March 30, 2004)
- Victims' Groups Gain New Ground, by John Richardson (March 30, 2004)
- Diocese ID's 16 Alleged Abusers; Report from Toledo Bishop Omits Lay Workers, Deceased Clerics, by David Yonke (March 30, 2004)
- Victims Hold Hope for Bishop, by Bill Zajac (March 30, 2004)

- Priest Charged for Rape from 25 Years Ago, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (March 31, 2004)
- New Bishop Installed As 11th Leader of Maine Diocese, by Clarke Canfield (March 31, 2004)
- Bishop Says Forgiving Priest Abusers Easier Said Than Done, Catholic News (March 31, 2004)
- Virginia Priest Spared Jail, Gets Probation for Decades-Old Assaults, by Zinie Chen Sampson (March 31, 2004)
- Story of Abuse Changes: Kenai Priest: Archdiocese Says Wells Accused of Years of Fondling, by Nicole Tsong (March 31, 2004)
- Diocese Sets up Fund for Victims, by Bill Zajac (March 31, 2004)



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APRIL 2004

- Diocese Accused of Ignoring Victims: Sex Abuse: Church Officials Defend Response to Admitted Molestations by a Former Inland Priest., by Michael Fisher (April 1, 2004)
- Expert: Probe Will Go Right to the Top, by Ron Goldwyn (April 1, 2004)
- Demonstrators Recall Abuse Victims, by David Hench (April 1, 2004)
- Priest's Victims Urged to Speak out: Pedophile's Brother Regrets His Silence, by Alex Roth (April 1, 2004)
- Bishop Hoping to Heal Wounds, by Bill Zajac (April 1, 2004)
- Vatican Official: Bishops Accused of Abuse Could Face Church Trial, by John Thavis (April 1, 2004)
- Priests Forced to Reveal Sexual Past, by James Murray (April 1, 2004)

- Canonist Criticizes U.S. Bishops Sex Abuse Norms; by John L. Allen Jr. (April 2, 2004)
- For U.S. Bishops, a Pause for Discernment: Pope Sees Their Visit As an Opportunity in Wake of Scandals, Zenit.org (April 2, 2004)
- Church Not Suable 'Good News', by Art Babych (April 2, 2004)
- Greeley's Book on Vatican II Mixes Revolution, Blarney, by Dennis M. Doyle (April 2, 2004)
- Priest's Name Removed from Facility: Amidst Allegations of Abuse, by Melissa Evans (April 2, 2004)
- SNAP Launched in Connecticut, by Francis X. Fay Jr. (April 2, 2004)
- A Fearful Church Retreats from Dialogue, by Diana L. Hayes (April 2, 2004)
- Skeptics Pray New Bishop Has Healing Touch, by Bill Nemitz (April 2, 2004)
- Jehovah's Witnesses Join the U.S. Religions Facing Key Molestation Cases, by Richard N. Ostling (April 2, 2004)
- Archbishop Kelly Will Give Deposition: Judge Issues Ruling in Lawsuit on Sexual Abuse, by Jason Riley (April 2, 2004)
- Sex Abuse by Priests Gives Group Its Mission: SNAP: Victims Offered Support; Church Urged to Fully Address the Problem., by Nicole Tsong (April 2, 2004)
- State Wants Porter Locked up Again: Porter Finished Jail Term 2 Months Ago, Turn to 10 (April 2, 2004)
- Bishop Urges Healing, by Bill Zajac (April 2, 2004)

- Reader Response to Report on U.S. Bishops' Norms for Sexual Abuse, by John L. Allen Jr. (April 3, 2004)
- Pope Tells Bishops to Find Hope in Scandal: Church Must Look through 'Eyes of Faith,' Pontiff Says, Associated Press (April 3, 2004)
- Couple's Trek Aims to Aid Clergy Sex Abuse Victims: 57-Mile S.F.-to-S.J. Walk Intended As Reminder of Church's Responsibility, by Brandon Bailey (April 3, 2004)
- Cleric May Be Questioned: Louisville Archbishop Can Be Deposed in Priest Abuse Case, Judge Says, Cincinnati Enquirer (April 3, 2004)
- Opinions Mixed on O'Brien Ruling: Understanding, Relief, Anger Among Views, by Michael Clancy (April 3, 2004)
- Mahony to Testify in Abuse Lawsuit: The Deposition That the Cardinal Will Provide in a Stockton Civil Case May Be the First of Many Involving the Catholic Clergy Sex Scandal, by Jean Guccione (April 3, 2004)

- Ex-Priest's Former Wife to Testify against Him: Justice: James Porter's Ex-Wife Will Join with Some of His Sex-Abuse Victims to Keep Him Jailed, Associated Press (April 4, 2004)
- L.A. Cardinal Slated to Testify in Sex Abuse Trial, Associated Press (April 4, 2004)
- Hudson Man Forms Group for Victims of Clergy Abuse, by Pat Kinney (April 4, 2004)
- Archdiocese Reports Loss of $14m in Its Central Fund, by Steve Kurkjian (April 4, 2004)
- A 'Faithful Friend' for the Diocese, by Alberta Lindsey (April 4, 2004)
- Sexual Abuse by Clergy Leaves Greater Damage, Experts Say: 'Murder of the Soul' Is One Description of Sexual Abuse Inflicted by Priests, by Shirley Ragsdale (April 4, 2004)

- Churches Learning to Work with Fewer Priests, Detroit Free Press (April 5, 2004)
- Sex Abuse by Teachers Said Worse Than Catholic Church, by Jon E. Dougherty (April 5, 2004)
- Boston Church Settles Lawsuits over Accused Rapist, by Greg Frost (April 5, 2004)
- Bolstering the Faith in Finances of Diocese, Times Leader (April 5, 2004)

- Foundation Set up to Help Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse, Associated Press (April 6, 2004)
- Snag in Atlanta Church Reforms: Women Who Held Posts Key to Compliance Say Their Criticism Got Them the Ax, by John Blake (April 6, 2004)
- S.N.A.P. Wants List Posted of Priests Convicted of Sexual Abuse, by Carly Miller (April 6, 2004)
- "Voice of the Faithful" Prays for Healing, by Stacy Puzo (April 6, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Protest at Annual Mass: Demonstrators Stage Action at Downtown Cathedral during Ceremony in Which Priests Renew Their Vows, by Larry B. Stammer (April 6, 2004)
- Holdout in Abuse Suit Settles with Archdiocese, by Janet I. Tu (April 6, 2004)

- O'Brien Should Stop Angling for Special Favors, Go to Work: Well, It Didn't Take Long for the Wriggling to Begin, Arizona Republic (April 7, 2004)
- Priest's Death Is Ruled a Suicide: Albany-- County Coroner's Determination Comes Almost 2 Months after the Rev. John Minkler Was Found at Home, by Michele Morgan Bolton and Jordan Carleo-Evangelist (April 7, 2004 )
- Attorneys to Question Retired Covington Bishop, by Bob Driehaus (April 7, 2004)
- Abuse Audits up-in-the-Air, by Joe Feuerherd (April 7, 2004)
- Survivors Network Urges Church to Fund More Audits of Sex Abuse Procedures: SNAP Organizers Say Church Has Taken a Step Back, KMOX (April 7, 2004 )
- Parish Responds to Abuse Charge with Rite to Purify Church, by Sam Lucero (April 7, 2004)
- Child Protection Director Explains Abuse Reports, by Alexis McLaughlin (April 7, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Victims Want Addresses of Priests, by John Nolan (April 7, 2004)
- Sex-Abuse Victim Forms Treatment, Recovery Program, by Andrew Ravens (April 7, 2004)
- Trial Set for Covington Diocese Sex-Abuse Lawsuit: Clergy Molestation Claims First in U.S. Filed As Class Action, by Bruce Schreiner (April 7, 2004)
- Catholic Church Admits Guilt, Settles Priest Misconduct Charge for $150,000 - Apr. 7, 2004, by Kevin O'Connor (April 7, 2004)
- SNAP Press Statements: SNAP Comments Regarding: Contempt Ruling Against Diocese, Survivors Network (April 7, 2004)

- Pope Wants Altar Boys Groomed for Priesthood, by Caroline Crawford (April 8, 2004)
- Priest's Life Turned Upside down by Abuse Charge Judged 'Unfounded', by Joseph Kenny (April 8, 2004)
- Statement on the Film: 'Song for a Ragged Boy', by Fr Peter Malone (April 8, 2004)
- 6 Answer Call to Priesthood Despite Church Struggles, by Kathryn Marchocki (April 8, 2004)
- Letters Illustrate Path of 'Illness', by Gregg M. Miliote (April 8, 2004)
- O'Brien's Bid to Tally Travel Time Is Rejected, by Joseph A. Reaves (April 8, 2004)
- Priest Starts Marathon Effort for Abuse Victims, Tom Shea (April 8, 2004)
- Neighbors' Anxiety Torpedoes Plan to House Troubled Priests, by Tim Rowden (April 8, 2004)
- Organized Effort on Catholic Sex Abuse, by Rachel Leigh (April 8, 2004)

- Plaintiffs' Attorney Wants to Question Retired Bishop: Plans to Depose 20 Priests Accused of Abuse in N. Kentucky, Associated Press (April 9, 2004)
- Cardinal Mahony to Give Deposition in O'Grady Abuse Case, by Ross Farrow (April 9, 2004 )
- Victim: Don't Release Porter, by Jessica Heslam (April 9, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Lawsuits Could Be Combined: Judge to Decide If Coordination Process Will Be Used, San Francisco Chronicle (April 9, 2004)
- Prosecutors: Split Shanley Case in Two, by Robin Washington (April 9, 2004)
- Ex-Priest's Home Raided by Police, by Bill Zajac (April 9, 2004)

- Cross Calls Attention to Clergy Abuse, by Jerry Blair (April 10, 2004)
- Pedophile Priest Must Not Go Free, Enterprise (April 10, 2004)
- Catholic and Protestant Church Attendance, Indianapolis Star (April 10, 2004)
- Local, Regional SNAP Meetings Begin, by Pat Kinney (April 10, 2004)
- Burke Link to Accused Priest Raises Conflict Issue, by Todd Lighty (April 10, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Victims Will Be Indentified to Some, Quad-Cities Online (April 10, 2004)
- Journalist, Author Is Heard on Clergy Sex Abuse at St. Peter's College, by Alexander Santora (April 10, 2004)

- Bishop's Judge Finds That High-Profile Trial Brings Noise Aplenty, Arizona Republic (April 11, 2004)
- Opinion: Address Concerns of Abuse Victims, by Laura Brickman (April 11, 2004)
- James Porter: Trying to Define the Monster inside, by Kevin Diaz (April 11, 2004)
- Catholic Conversion: Recent Church Scandals Haven't: Scared Potential Converts Away, by Lisa Stark and Philip Stewart (April 11, 2004)
- Opinion: Drive on Your Own Time, Tucson Citizen (April 11, 2004)
- Waistlines As Frontlines: Apparently, We Could Be at the Start of a Religious War with Those of the Islamic Faith., by Jimmy Breslin (April 11, 2004)

- Legal Cost Cut Proposed: Government Claims Litigation Cost Could Be Reduced If Religious Groups Sign Settlement, by Art Babych (April 12, 2004)
- Let Us Prey: Despite Recent Conviction, Critics Say the DA Goes Easy on Child-Molesting Priests, by Gustavo Arellano (April 12, 2004)
- Opinion: Bishops Must Not Delay, Baltimore Sun (April 12, 2004)
- Priest-Abuse Network Getting Response: But Church Rebuffs Publicity Request by New SNAP Chapter, Day (April 12, 2004)
- Victims Testify They Were Molested by Former Priest Porter, by Martin Finucane (April 12, 2004)
- First Case Shows Limits of Tracking Sex Offenders, by Amy Sherman (April 12, 2004)
- Victims, Church Healing, by Rochelle Stewart (April 12, 2004)
- Editorial: There Is No Basis for Trying to Protect Anyone, Troy Record (April 12, 2004)
- Did We Only Now Learn Abuse Is Wrong? by Paul Kendrick (April 12, 2004)

- State Wraps up Case for Keeping Ex-Priest Incarcerated, by Gregg Miliote (April 13, 2004)


- Hubbard Enemies Plan 'Pep Rally': Albany-- Church Conservatives to Speak to Local Group about Removing Bishop, by Michele Morgan Bolton (April 23, 2004)
- Priests Convey Concerns to Archbishop, by Mary M. Byrne (April 23, 2004)

- Priests' Victims Still Hurting, by Steve Arney (April 24, 2004)
- Sixth Lawsuit Filed against Former Priest, Newsday (April 24, 2004)

- Scandal Put Priests' Rights at Odds with Church Policy, by Geneive Abdo (April 25, 2004)
- Judge: Church's Response to Report Disappointing, by Steve Arney (April 25, 2004)
- Priest Accused of Murdering Nun in 1980: Holy Saturday Slaying Occurred in Mercy Chapel, by Robin Erb (April 25, 2004)
- Bishops Seduce and Abandon Review Board, by Eugene Kennedy (April 25, 2004)
- Diocese Detective Is on the Job, by Bill Zajac (April 25, 2004)
- Catholic Organization That Helped Create Policy on Sex Abuse by Clergy to Close, by Janet I. Tu (April 25, 2004)

- Pain, Outrage Mark Clergy Abuse Victims: Albany-- Ex-judge Listens to Congregants' Accounts As He Devises Plan to Aid Those Injured in Scandal, by Michele Morgan Bolton (April 26, 2004)
- Penance, Yes; Extreme Ritual, No, by Fr. Michael Carr (April 26, 2004)
- Opinion Editorial: Lutheran Sex Scandal: $37 Million Verdict Makes a Good Point, Dallas Morning News (April 26, 2004)
- Theater: Haunted by the Past, Moran Takes Us into His Confidence: Pains of Youth, by Charles McNulty (April 26, 2004)
- Monument for Sex Abuse Victims Dedicated at Mendham Church, Newsday (April 26, 2004)
- Archbishop of Dublin Quits, Scotsman (April 26, 2004)
- News and Opinion: Were Is DA Conte in 2004, Worcester Voice (April 26, 2004)
- Catholic Reformers Contest New Edict, by James F. McCarty (April 26, 2004)
- Conservative Group Fights Future Church, by James F. McCarty (April 26, 2004)

- The Right Frame of Mind: Church Discipline: An Ignored Truth, by Rev. Mark H. Creech (April 27, 2004)
- $20 Million Abuse Suit Names Priest: A Portland Man Claims He and Three Friends Were Molested in the 1970s by the Rev. Donald Durand, by Ashbel S. Green (April 27, 2004)
- Victims' Group Faults Reaction by Local Diocese: Priest Accused of Killing Nun on Radar for a Year, SNAP Says, by Christina Hall (April 27, 2004)
- Judge Oks Trial on Porter's Freedom, by Jessica Heslam (April 27, 2004)
- New Archbishop May Sell Diocesan Assets, Irish Examiner (April 27, 2004)
- In Stunned City, Priest Is Arraigned in Killing of Nun, by Stephen Kinzer (April 27, 2004)
- Morons in the News: Church Coverups May Extend to Murder, Morons.org (April 27, 2004)
- First Female Sex Suits Emerge against Diocese, ThePittsburghChannel.com (April 27, 2004)
- Parishioners Back Priest in Nun Slay Case, by John Seewer (April 27, 2004)

- Diocese Earns Praise for Help in Abuse Case, Associated Press (April 28, 2004)
- Parishioners Lambaste Murphy in Sex Cases, by Rita Ciolli, Bart Jones and Erin Texeira (April 28, 2004)
- Defense Fund Set up for Accused Priest, by John Seewer (April 28, 2004)
- Catholic Group Asks for Married Priests, by Daniel J. Wakin (April 28, 2004)
- Priest Charged with Killing Put on Leave; Review Set for Claims, by David Yonke (April 28, 2004)

- Insurer Sued by Church Files Countersuit, Associated Press (April 29, 2004)
- Church Leaders Accused of Shielding Priest: Albany-- Lawsuit Charges Bishop Chose to Reassign Alleged Abuser, by Michele Morgan Bolton (April 29, 2004 )
- Another Claims Bishop Looked Away on Subject of Abusive Priest, by Robert Cristo (April 29, 2004)
- Appeal for Generosity Made: Bishop Stresses All Donations Are Used to Help the Needy, by Jack Dew (April 29, 2004)
- Altar Cloth in Mercy Hospital Hallway May Expose Nun's Killer: Letter Opener, Scissors Could Have Been Weapon, by Robin Erb (April 29, 2003)
- Judge Is Asked to Sanction Mahony: Attorneys for Plaintiffs in Stockton Sex-Abuse Suits Say Cardinal Skipped Deposition, by Jean Guccione (April 29, 2004)
- Catholic Priest Who Aids Church Sexual Abuse Victims Loses Job, by Daniel J. Wakin (April 29, 2004)
- More Victims of Priest Abuse Coming Forward, WTOL (April 29, 2004)
- In Hock: Church Fights Sinking Popularity by Becoming Less Likeable, by Joe Keohane (April 29, 2004)
- Toledo Native Barbara Blaine Crusades against Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, by Bill Frogameni (April 29, 2004)
- Archdiocese Sues Insurance Companies to Force Coverage: About 50 Insurers Pressed to Defend Catholic Church from 19 Civil Suits on Sexual Abuse, by Tom Heinen (April 29, 2004)
- Chaplain's Military Career Ends in Dispute: Archbishop Dismisses Priest Known for Victim Support in Abuse Crisis, by Arthur Jones (April 29, 2004)
- New Phoenix Bishop Orders Priests to Disassociate from Gay Document, Life Site News (April 29, 2003)
- Lawsuits Accuse Catholic Diocese of Hiding Sexual Abuse by Priests, by Jim McKinnon (April 29, 2004)
- Davenport Diocese Contends 1 Amendment Rights Have Been Violated, by Todd Ruger (April 29, 2004)
- Church Asks Judge to Dismiss Abuse Case, KWWL (April 29, 2004)

- Cardinal George Says Church Not Reneging on Reform, by Jay Levine (April 30, 2004)
- Retaliation, Father Doyle? Story Hunters (April 30, 2004)
- Arrogance of Bishops Is Appalling, by Bill Wineke (April 30, 2004)
- Victims' Groups Decry Dismissal of Military Priest, by Alan Cooperman (April 30, 2004)
- Archdiocese Sets $10.5m As Its Annual Fund-Raising Goal, by Michael Paulson (April 30, 2004)
- Don't Forget the Victim, Toledo Blade (April 30, 2004)
- Attorneys: Mahony Ignored Warnings from Mexican Bishop, Associated Press (April 30, 2004)
- Archbishop's Plan to Prevent Abuse: Brunett Calls for the Creation of a Community Institute, by Vanessa Ho (April 30, 2004)
- After 50 Years, Controversial Priest Would Do It All Again, by Michelle Mullins (April 30, 2004)



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MAY 2004

- Clergy Sex-Abuse Author Tells Story; Says He Was Inspired by Once-Lapsed Catholics Moved to Reform Church, by Lauren Bobrowich (May 1, 2004)
- Seminary Reform Needed in Wake of Sex Abuse Study: Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons Suggests Programs for Priests, Religious, Seminarians, by West Conshohocken (May 1, 2004)
- Seminar Aims for Answers in Clergy Sexual Abuse, by Jane Najour (May 1, 2004)
- Grand Jury Panel Gets Evidence in Nun's Murder, by Mark Reiter (May 1, 2004)
- Editorial: Sexual Abuse by Clergy Not Limited to Catholics, San Antonio Express-News (May 1, 2004)
- Diocese to Reduce Staff, Programs: 11 Layoffs Part of Effort to Cut Budget $600k, by David Yonke (May 1, 2004)
- Bishop Urged to Deny Lavigne, by Bill Zajac (May 1, 2004)

- Belleville Diocese Cited for Contempt, Belleville News-Democrat (May 2, 2004)
- A Family Remembers Its Sister: Slain Nun's Piety Obscured in Details of Bizarre Death, by Robin Erb (May 2, 2004)
- 'Vows of Silence' and 'Priests': Sins of the Fathers, Cont., by Christopher Caldwell (May 2, 2004)
- Old Horrors Recast in Case of Slain Nun, Los Angeles Times (May 2, 2004)
- Belleville Diocese Fined, by Jeff Small (March 2, 2004)
- 'We All Have a Common Cause': Hundreds of Catholic Men Join in Call to Faith Event, by Maya Tarter (May 2, 2004)
- Church Sex Abuse Conference Focuses on Actions of Bishops, by Daniel Tepfer (May 2, 2004)

- Olmsted Bringing Changes to Diocese: Liberals Concerned, Conservatives Cheer, by Michael Clancy (May 3, 2004)
- Organization Hopes to Help Victims of Church Abuse, KCRG-TV9 (May 3, 2004)
- Resignation of Four Members of Bishops National Review Panel Creates Openings in Old Wounds, by Karl Maurer (May 3, 2004)
- Church Exposed to Rackets Law? by Bill Zajac (May 3, 2004)

- A Priest's Story: How McGann Tried to Help One Victim, by Carol Eisenberg (May 4, 2004)
- Tracing the Sins of the Fathers: A Book Follows the Priest Sex Scandal to the Vatican, by Carol Eisenberg (May 4, 2004)
- DA's Donations to Diocese Angers Advocates of Sex Abuse Victims, by Adam Gorlick (May 4, 2004)
- Nun Strives for Reconciliation in Hurting Catholic Community, by Randy Myers (May 4, 2004)
- Priest Indicted for Murder; Robinson Released on Bond in 1980 Nun Slaying, by Mark Reiter and Ignazio Messina (May 4, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Scandal Turns to Rackets Law, Republican (May 4, 2004)
- Former Priest Sentenced to 44 Years for Abuse: Judge Says Sentence Will Send Message to Others, TheWMURChannel.com (May 4, 2004)

- Cardinal Roger Mahony's Lawyers Call Contempt Motion Headline-Seeking Ploy, Associated Press (May 5, 2004)
- Former Florida Priest Sentenced to 12 Years for Abuse, Associated Press (May 5, 2004)
- Pa. Judge Rejects Freedom of Religion Argument in Church Abuse Suits, Associated Press (May 5, 2004)
- Bishop Gregory Shows Courage: Priests Have Rights, Too, Catholic League (May 5, 2004)
- Bishop Defends Contempt Charge, Chicago Tribune (May 5, 2004)
- O'Brien Denies Romley's 'Preferential' Claim, by Michael Clancy (May 5, 2004)
- Cardinal Desmond Connell Resignation, by Colm O'Gorman (May 5, 2004)
- 'My Brutal Days in Irish Version of San Quentin', Oldham Advertiser (May 5, 2004)
- Parents of Sex Abuse Victims Say Fund Money Should Go to Victims, WWLP (May 5, 2004)

- Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Priests in Living Hell, Alameda Times-Star (May 6, 2004)
- Boston Priest in Abuse Scandal Defrocked, Associated Press (May 6, 2004)
- Former Hialeah Alter Boy Sues Catholic Church for Alleged Abuse, Associated Press (May 6, 2004)
- Bishops 'Day of Atonement', Evangelical Times (May 6, 2004)
- Suit Brought against Monsignor to Proceed, Fort Madison Daily Democrat (May 6, 2004)
- O'Brien Accused of Cheating Probation , by Gary Grado (May 6, 2004)
- Why Ensuring Accountability for Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children Has Proved So Difficult: Even Though It Remains So Crucial, by Marci Hamilton (May 6, 2004)
- Irish Nuns Apologize for Abusing Children, by Shawn Pogatchnik (May 6, 2004)
- Judge Denies Diocese of Davenport's Request for Dismissal, by Todd Ruger (May 6, 2004)

- Priest Faces Additional Accusations, Associated Press (May 7, 2004)
- Judge to Oversee Priest Sex-Abuse Pretrial Proceedings: Coordination of Cases to Affect Dozens of Lawsuits, by Bob Egelko (May 7, 2004)
- Separate Funds Aid Victims, Ousted Clergy: Dallas Priests Contribute Money for Counseling; Amarillo Bishop Raises Cash for Fallen Priests, by Susan Hogan (May 7, 2004)
- Pope Urges Seminary Changes: Says US Bishops Must Stress Rules, by Philip Pullella (May 7, 2004)
- Diocese Invokes First Amendment in Bid to Protect Records, by Patrick Waldron (May 7, 2004)

- Church Gave Job to Priest Despite Offences, New Zealand Herald (May 8, 2004)
- Toledo Priest Denies Murdering Nun in 1980, by John Seewer (May 8, 2004)

- Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach to Join Sex Abuse Settlement, Associated Press (May 9, 2004)
- Ex-Altar Boy Sues Archdiocese, Alleges Abuse, Associated Press (May 9, 2004)
- A Letter from Father Tom Doyle, by Tom Doyle (May 9, 2004)
- Mahoney Deposition in O'Grady Case Stayed, by Ross Farrow (May 9, 2004)
- Supporters of Outspoken Ramstein Priest Question Reasons for Removal, by Marni McEntee (May 9, 2004)
- Diocese under Attack at Conference: Colonie -- Aretakis, Others Criticize Hubbard and Sex-abuse Policies at Daylong Event, by Brian Nearing (May 9, 2004)
- Bishop Not Being Informed about More Sexual Abuse Allegations? WWLP (May 9, 2004)

- Accused Priest to Return, by Rita Ciolli (May 10, 2004)

- Cincinnati Archbishop Urges Caution in Denying Communion: Give Kerry 'Benefit of the Doubt,' Pilarczyk Says, by John L. Allen Jr. (May 11, 2004)
- Lawsuit Alleges Widespread Abuse by Nuns at School for Deaf, Associated Press (May 11, 2004)
- Daily Book Review: A Litany of Horrors, by Paul Baumann (May 11, 2004)
- Review Board Head Charges Bishops 'Manipulated' Sex Abuse Panel and Withheld Information: Bishops 'Anxious to Put These Matters behind Them', by Joe Feuerherd (May 11, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Welcome Apology by Nuns, One in Four (May 11, 2004)
- Diocesan Press Release: Catholics on Long Island Asked to Pray for Healing, by James Vlaun & Karen Montalbano (May 11, 2004)
- Victims Group, Diocese Clash over Lawsuits, by John Zukowski (May 11, 2004)

- Bishops, Lay Panel at Odds: Prelates Blocking Audits, Burke Says, by Geneive Abdo (May 12, 2004)
- Just When I Thought It Was Safe to Turn: My Attention from the Catholic Church Pedophile Priest Scandal, I Find I Was Wrong, BubbaGinsburg.com (May 12, 2004)
- Attorney: 1 in 4 Nuns Abused Deaf Kids, by David Connolly (May 12, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Survivors Decry Audit Delay Tactic, by Eric Convey (May 12, 2004)
- Lay Panel Alleges Deceit by Bishops: Chairwoman Says Clergymen Considered Thwarting Proposed Remedies Even before They Were Announced, by Carol Eisenberg (May 12, 2004)
- Four Men Who Say They Were Victims of Sex Abuse Sue Detroit Archdiocese, by David N. Goodman (May 12, 2004)
- Chaput Rebukes Inquiry Panel, by Eric Gorski (May 12, 2004)
- Bishop Dissolves Fund for Accused Priests, Removes Scahill from Board, Hampshire Gazette (May 12, 2004)
- Judge Dismisses Priest's Defamation Suit: No Criminal Charges Filed against Priest, NBC 4 (May 12, 2004)
- Church Leaders Accused of Impeding Reform, by Richard N. Ostling (May 12, 2004)

- N.Y. Pol Blasts Vatican 'Hypocricy' for Iraq Abuse Protest: 'If There's Anyone in the World Who Has No Right to Speak on Sexual Abuse, It's the Vatican', Associated Press (May 13, 2004)
- New Bishop Criticized for Comparing Critic to Convicted Pedophile, Associated Press (May 13, 2004)
- Priest Hit with Abuse Charges: Hundreds of Pornographic Images of Children Found in Rectory and Home, by Beth Braverman (May 13, 2004)
- Keating on Review Board-Bishop Spat; 'Openly Subversive', by Joe Feuerherd (May 13, 2004)
- Judges to Rule If Diocese Suits Can Continue: Lawyers Say Accusers Only Recently Learned Church Did Them Harm, by Debbie Garlicki (May 13, 2004)
- Four Men Who Say Priests Molested Them Sue Detroit Archdiocese, by David N. Goodman (May 13, 2004)
- SJC Forces Release of Accused Priest's Files, by Ken Maguire (May 13, 2004)
- Letters Reveal Bishops' Infighting, by Larry B. Stammer (May 13, 2004)
- Catholic Abuse Review in Turmoil, by Gary Stern (May 13, 2004)
- Archbishop Is 'Troubled' by Sex-Abuse Surveys: Mansell Expresses Concerns about Independence of Sexual-abuse Reviews, by Frances Grandy Taylor (May 13, 2004)

- Most Bishops Support Lay Review Board, Cardinal Mahony Says: Kerry Can Receive Communion in Los Angeles, Says Cardinal, by John L. Allen Jr. (May 14, 2004)
- Abuses Hard to Prevent, Ex-Bishop Says: Albany-- Rev. Broderick Believes Diocese Priesthood Was Too Large to Monitor, Stands by Hubbard, by Michele Morgan Bolton (May 14, 2004)
- Former Seminarians Want Alma Mater Investigated: Faculty Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Dennis Coday (May 14, 2004)
- Globe Gazette Editorial: Full Disclosure Essential in Abuse Cases, Globe Gazette (May 14, 2004)
- Court Questions Ruling on Abuse Records, by Gregory D. Kesich (May 14, 2004)
- Church Protected Priest, Suit Alleges, by Robert Nolin (May 14, 2004)
- Bishops Gird for 'Retreat': Two Controversies Likely to Dominate Englewood Meeting, by Jean Torkelson (May 14, 2004)
- Rift between Bishops and Lay Board Raises Trust Issue, by Mary Wiltenburg (May 14, 2004)

- Legal System 'Shields' Schools, Churches in Sex Cases, ABC (May 15, 2004)
- Straight Guy with the Catholic Eye: a Follow-up on St. Colman's, by Matt C. Abbott (May 15, 2004)
- Mass. Court Allows Look at Church Files, Big News Network (May 15, 2004)
- Greeley Tells Priests to Focus on Victims' Pain, by David Briggs (May 15, 2004)
- Action Urged against Church: Experts Say Catholics Should Hold Elections, Withhold Funding to Stop Widespread Sexual Abuse Scandal, by Rachel Konrad (May 15, 2004)
- Panel Opposes Delay of Abuse Audit: Lay Catholic Leaders Say Efforts to Heal Wounds 'Just Beginning', by Guy Kovner (May 15, 2004)
- High-Profile Actions by Roman Catholic Church Show Range of Discipline, by Joe Mandak (May 15, 2004)
- Priest Who Ran School for Poor Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Claudia Rowe (May 15, 2004)
- Worcester Bishop Robert McManus Welcomes Only Well Wishers, but Fails to Acknowledge Clergy Abuse Victims Only Feet Away, Worcester Voice (May 15, 2004)
- Petition Asks Bishop to Apologize, by Bill Zajac (May 15, 2004)

- Seeing No Evil: Former Albany Bishop Broderick Claims Clergy Abuses Were Difficult to Prevent, Albany Times Union (May 16, 2004)
- Parish Priest Kicked out for Sex Abuse Allegation, by Eric Convey (May 16, 2004)
- Cardinal Visits Parish Hurt by Alleged Abuse, by Cheryl V. Jackson (May 16, 2004)
- Church Sex Abuse Victim Sheds His Anonymity to Help Others, by Tony Messenger (May 16, 2004)
- 1980 Slaying of Nun: Stranger Haunts Memory of Student; Mysterious Man Was Never Found, by David Yonke (May 16, 2004)

- Statement of the National Coalition of American Nuns, by Mary Ann (May 17, 2004)
- Catholic Church, Law Enforcement Hosting Summit on Sex Abuse, by Michael Clancy (May 17, 2004)
- Bishop Urged to Audit Diocese Progress in Preventing Abuse, by Robin Evans (May 17, 2004)
- Accuser Decries Bishop's 'Plantation' Life, by John Lantigua (May 17, 2004)
- Hispanics Suffer Clergy Abuse in a Culture of Silence, Morning Journal (May 17, 2004)
- Diocese Warned Pastor about Aide: Top Priest at Catholic Parish in Schuylkill Haven Says He Was Told Rev. Yarrosh Had 'Personality Problems.' Yarrosh Was Charged Last Week with Having Child Pornography. Church Prays for Him, by Chris Parker (May 17, 2004)
- New Support Groups for Abused Catholics: But the Groups in Dubuque and Sioux City Haven't Been Embraced by All, by Shirley Ragsdale (May 17, 2004)

- Bishops Ignore Their Burning House, by Rod Dreher (May 18, 2004)
- Catholic Group, Bishops Agree on Sex Abuse Audit Proposal, by Cathleen Falsani (May 18, 2004)
- Lawyer Accused of Not Cooperating, Fox 23 (May 18, 2004)
- Hubbard Probe Lacks Testimony of Accusers: Albany -- Mary Jo White Calls on Lawyer, Clients to Respond to Her Requests for Statements in Inquiry, by Michele Morgan (May 18, 2004)
- Catholic Panels Reach Abuse Policy Deal, by Richard N. Ostling (May 18, 2004)
- Abuse Plaintiffs Claim Cover-up, by Todd Ruger (May 18, 2004)
- Editorial: A Priest's Long Fall from Grace, Press (May 18, 2004)
- Bishop Meets with Father James Scahill, WWLP TV (May 18, 2004)

- DA Says the Diocese Handled It Right, by Chris Birk (May 19, 2004)
- Judge Refuses to Toss Child Rape Charge: Former Priest Charged with Raping Altar Boy, TheBostonChannel.com (May 19, 2004)
- Murder Probe Pressed against Ex-Priest: Lavigne House Searched Twice, by Kevin Cullen (May 19, 2004)
- Bishops to Allow Auditing on Abuse, by Kevin Eckstrom (May 19, 2004)
- Abuse Drama Benefit to Aid Survivors, Boston Herald (May 19, 2004)
- Editorial Opinion: Sexual Predator, Press (May 19, 2004)

- Lawsuit Cites Hiring of Priest Accused of Sex Charges at Jackson Catholic School, Associated Press (May 20, 2004)
- Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese Eliminates 23 Administrative Jobs, Associated Press (May 20, 2004)
- Tucson Bishop Heading to Rome to Meet Pope, AZCentral.com (May 20, 2004)
- Lawyer: More Deaf Students Claim Abuse, by Maureen Call (May 20, 2004)
- Summit to Look at Sex Abuse: 350 May Attend, Including 100 from Diocese of Phoenix, by Michael Clancy (May 20, 2004)
- Editorial: It's All a Lot of Senseless Game Playing, by James V. Franco (May 20, 2004)
- Why the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Was Right to Reject a First Amendment Defense to a Subpoena in a Clergy Abuse Case, by Marci Hamilton (May 20, 2004)
- Priest Hit with Sex Charges, by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (May 20, 2004)
- Letter to the Editor: Lords of the Rings, by Ted Blount, Bonita Springs (May 20, 2004)
- Investigator in Hubbard Case Seeks Access to Attorney's Clients, Files, Troy Record (May 20, 2004)
- Effort to Extend Statute of Limitations for Child Abuse Lawsuits Fails in Tallahassee: Catholic Dioceses' Lobbyist Led Opposition, Bill Sponsor Says, by Alan Scher Zagier (May 20, 2004)

- Bill to Allow Civil Lawsuits against Charitable Groups Passed by Senate, Associated Press (May 21, 2004)
- Secrecy Shrouds Priest's Church Trial Here, by Cathleen Falsani (May 21, 2004)
- Kerry Hit by New Threat in Abortion Row with Bishops, by Rupert Cornwell (May 21, 2004)
- Support Group Call for Priest's Resignation, Eyewitness News 4 (May 21, 2004)
- U.S. Hierarchy, Review Board at Odds: Board Head Charges Bishops 'Manipulated' Panel and Withheld Information, by Joe Feuerherd (May 21, 2004)
- $50 Million Sought in Spokane Sex-Abuse Crisis, by Nicholas K. Geranios (May 21, 2004)
- Review Board Must Take on Cardinals, by Andrew Greeley (May 21, 2004)
- Church Changes Praised at Sex Abuse Summit, by Lawn Griffiths (May 21, 2004)
- Catholic Group Committed to Change, by Steve Gushee (May 21, 2004)
- From the Editor's Desk: The Ache in the Catholic Psyche, by Tom Roberts (May 21, 2004)
- Editorial: The Cover-up Continues, National Catholic Reporter (May 21, 2004)
- Cardinal's Story Lacks Substance, Pasadena Star-News (May 21, 2004)
- Diocese Labeled One of Worst for Abuse Coverup, by Todd Ruger (May 21, 2004)
- Priest Gets Life for Molesting Boy, by Stephanie Saul (May 21, 2004)

- Egan Short-Circuiting Reform, Critics Say, by Carol Eisenberg (May 22, 2004)
- Diocese Faces Another Sex Abuse Lawsuit, by Nick Hytrek (May 22, 2004)
- Chesley Subpoenas Priests to Testify: Claims Abuses Were Hidden for 50 Years, by Paul A. Long (May 22, 2004)
- Ex-Bishop Standing behind Ousted Clergy: Fund-raiser Criticized, but Retiree Says Accused Deserve Compassion, by Steve McGonigle (May 22, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Former St. Ann's Priest Settled, by Alan Scher Zagier (May 22, 2004)
- Predator Priests Hide in Plain Sight; Living Secret Lives in Our Communities, by Casey Ross (May 22, 2004)
- Church Service to Help Heal Wounds of Priest Abuse, by Peter Smith (May 22, 2004)
- Catholic Aid Group for Abused Asks Funds: 'The Farm' Set up As Retreat for Victims, by Ellen R. Stapleton (May 22, 2004)

- Secret Trials of Priests Won't Help Church Build Credibility, Chicago Sun-Times (May 23, 2004)
- Church May Face Second Wave of Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuits, by Laura Crimaldi (May 23, 2004)
- Winona Group Seeks Healing after Priest Abuse, KARE (May 23, 2004)
- A Cardinal's Sin, New York Post (May 23, 2004)
- Clergy and Laity Unite in Call for Change: In the Institutional Culture: Of the Catholic Church, by Joe O’Callaghan and Bob Mulligan (May 23, 2004)
- Sex-Abuse Review at Crossroads, by Gary Stern (May 23, 2004)

- "We Wished It Could Have Happened Sooner", by Chloe Friedman (May 24, 2004)
- Lawyers Ready Claims of More Clergy Abuse: Meeting Planned on Legal Actions, by John McElhenny (May 24, 2004)
- "Talk of the Town": Am Radio Talk Show to Address Clergy Abuse Crisis in Worcester, Worcester Voice (May 24, 2004)

- Alleged Abuse Victims Weigh Settlement Offer from Diocese, Associated Press (May 25, 2004)
- Catholic Dioceses Struggle Financially, Associated Press (May 25, 2004)
- Files Handed over in Nun's Murder Case, Associated Press (May 25, 2004)
- Text of Archbishop O'Malley's Remarks on Church Closings, Associated Press (May 25, 2004)
- Timeline of Abuse Allegations, Des Moines Register (May 25, 2004)
- Bishop Says Church Credibility 'Zilch' If Abuse Audits Were to Stop, by Tracy Early (May 25, 2004)
- Voice of the Faithful: May 22 Forum, by Francis X. Fay Jr. (May 25, 2004)
- Ionia County Priest Arrested during Internet Sting, WOOD (May 25, 2004)
- Abuse Victims and Diocese Working on Settlement, WWLP (May 25, 2004)

- Chicago Cardinal Defends Lay-Led Sex Abuse Panel: On the Debate about Denying Communion to Pro-Choice Politicians, He Said, There Is Difference between Moral Teaching and Political Strategies, by John L. Allen Jr. (May 26, 2004)
- Globe Editorial: Disappearing Parishes, Boston Globe (May 26, 2004)
- Soul Searching over Church Sins: Ray Conlogue Looks at the Flood of Books Released on the Heels of the Catholic Church's Sex Scandals, by Ray Conlogue (May 26, 2004)
- Keating on Review Board-Bishop Spat, by Joe Feuerherd (May 26, 2004)
- Appellate Court Rules Priests' Records Aren't Sacred, by Tona Kunz (May 26, 2004)
- Arrested Priest Tapped for Job: Buechlein Seeks Input from Members of 3 Rural Parishes, by Diana Penner and Rebecca Campbell (May 26, 2004)
- Text of Rev. Scahill's Letter, Republican (May 26, 2004)
- A&E's 'American Justice' Outlines Geoghan's 'Sins', by Sarah Rodman (May 26, 2004)
- Bishop Leads Prayers for Healing of Church; Apologizes to Voice of the Faithful, by Pete Sheehan (May 26, 2004)
- Victims Rights Group: Wants Priests' Names, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (May 26, 2004)
- Sales Net Diocese $2.7 Million, by Bill Zajac (May 26, 2004)

- Clergy Abuse Victims Group Urges Sensitivity Training for Priests, Associated Press (May 27, 2004)
- Statement Regarding Appointment of: Cardinal Law to Rome Position: Statement on Cardinal Law's New Position, by David Clohessy (May 27, 2004)
- Springfield Diocese Ends Support to Pedophile Priest, by Adam Gorlick (May 27, 2004)
- O'Malley Lays out Plan for Church Closings for Priests, by Denise Lavoie (May 27, 2004)
- Boston Ex-Archbishop Named to Rome Post, by Jay Lindsay (May 27, 2004)
- Mediator to Tackle Church Lawsuit, by Paul A. Long (May 27, 2004)
- In Pews of Our Lady Shock, Anger and Tears, by Robert Mills (May 27, 2004)
- The Long, Tough Road from Abuse Victim to Survivor: He Was a Little Guy, As I Was, Republican (May 27, 2004)
- Catholic Officials Take Offense at Galvin Comments, by Kevin Rothstein and Eric Convey (May 27, 2004)
- Statement by Voice of the Faithful Leaders on Cardinal Law’s New Appointment, (May 27, 2004)
- Bishop Says Parishioners Don't Have Complete Information on Abuse: Christian Calls State Report 'Not Complete', TheWMURChannel.com (May 27, 2004)
- Diocese Pressed on Land Sales, by Bill Zajac (May 27, 2004)

- Church Files Lawsuit over Audit Delay: Diocese, State Disagree on How Inquiry Would Be Carried out, by Daniel Barrick and Annmarie Timmins (May 28, 2004)
- Editorial: Rome Perch Wrong Message, Boston Herald (May 28, 2004)
- Law’s Roman Holiday: It's Home Sweet Basilica for the Disgraced Cardinal, by Eric Convey (May 28, 2004)
- Mediator Wants to Listen, by Kevin Eigelbach (May 28, 2004)
- Bills Aim to Make Clergy 'Fess up', by James V. Franco (May 28, 2004)
- Abuse Cases Crimp Diocese Budget: Orange Bishop Aims to Trim Expenses and Sell off Investments to Prepare for Settlement Costs. Eleven Staffers Will Lose Their Jobs, by Jeff Gottlieb (May 28, 2004)
- Portland Archdiocese Faces 4 Suits: The Lawsuits Accuse Three Priests and a Nun of Child Sexual Abuse and Seek a Combined $15 Million, by Ashbel S. Green (May 28, 2004)
- Heed: Auxiliary Bishop Hasn't Changed Attitude about Clergy Sexual Abuse, by J.M. Hirsch (May 28, 2004)
- 'This in No Way Diminishes ...', by Eugene Kennedy (May 28, 2004)
- Aretakis Wants to Meet in Public, by Edward Muir (May 28, 2004)
- Audit Agreement to Be Tested in Denver, National Catholic Reporter (May 28, 2004)
- Activists Try to Meet with Bishop, by Kathleen A. Shaw (May 28, 2004)
- Church's Response to Sex Scandal Defies Logic, by Bill Wineke (May 28, 2004)
- Abuse Scandal to Cost Diocese $3.7 Million, by Jennifer C. Yates (May 28, 2004)

- A Reforming Group Spawned from Scandal: Keep the Faith, Change the Church, by James E. Muller and Charles Kenney (May 29, 2004)
- Priest Charged with Child Porn: Matthew Kornacki Served in Quakertown from 1985 to 1992, by Steve Wartenberg (May 29, 2004)
- Victims' Families Offered Support, by Bill Zajac (May 29, 2004)

- Mediator in Church Abuse Case to Begin Work Soon, Associated Press (May 30, 2004)
- State, Diocese Clash over Sex Abuse Audit Cost, by Scott Brooks (May 30, 2004)
- Group Claims Rampant Abuse in Children's Homes: Abuse in German Church-Run Children's Homes Was Widespread, Victims Say, Deutsche Welle (May 30, 2004)
- Slaughter of Innocence, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (May 30, 2004)
- Rome's New Cardinal Sin: Talk about the Death of Irony, by Eileen McNamara (May 30, 2004)
- Father Sam at Ease a Year into Priesthood, by Peggy Fletcher Stack (May 30, 2004)
- Bishop Spin: Christian Discredits Church Again: The Deceit Continues to Flow from the Diocese of Manchester, Union Leader (May 30, 2004)
- Bishop Says Church Serious about Getting Rid of Abusive Priests, by Cindy Wooden (May 30, 2004)

- Anglican Child Sex Abuse Shame, Age (May 31, 2004)
- Faithful at Doomed Churches Look for Anything but Closure, by Brian Ballou, Thomas Caywood and Max Heuer (May 31, 2004)
- Attorney Claims Diocese Refuses to Settle Abuse Case, Capital News 9 (May 31, 2004)
- Adelaide Archbishop Leads Rome Abuse Meeting, Catholic News (May 31, 2004)
- Two Groups Call on Bishops to Open up June Sex Abuse Meeting: Organizations Believe That Backsliding Must Stop, by David Clohessy and Suzanne Morse (May 31, 2004)
- Archbishop "Ashamed" over Abuse, Daily Telegraph (May 31, 2004)
- Cardinal Law's New Appointment, by Tom Fox (May 31, 2004)
- A Divisive Issue for Catholics: Bishops, Politicians and Communion, by Daniel J. Wakin (May 31, 2004)
- St. Susanna Parish Council Meets Tuesday: Parishioners Stand behind Josoma, Will Fight Closing, by Priscilla Yeon (May 31, 2004)



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JUNE 2004

- Editorial: Donations for Priests Not First Charitable Choice, Amarillo Globe News (June 1, 2004)
- Bishop Plans to Visit Fremont Parish to Apologize: Service to Be Held Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Melissa Evans (June 1, 2004)
- Panes of Church Closings: Closing Jeopardizes Stained-Glass Images and Other Artifacts, by Mark Fontecchio (June 1, 2004)
- Lawsuit Accuses 2 Priests of Pressuring Sex Abuse Victim, TheKansasCityChannel.com (June 1, 2004)
- Parents Sue Boston Archdiocese over School Closing, by Helena Payne (June 1, 2004)
- Chicago Cardinal George's Remarks to the Pope: "Church's Ability to Evangelize Is Diminished", Zenit (June 1, 2004)

- Catholic Church Admits Abuse Errors, Age (June 2, 2004 )
- Priest Ousted for Alleged Sex with Nun Trainees, by Eric Convey (June 2, 2004)
- Exiled to Rome: Cardinal Law's New Posting May Not Be Golden Parachute His Critics Think It Is, by Melinda Hennberger (June 2, 2004)
- McGuinty to Apologize to Victims of Sex Abuse, by Darcy Henton (June 2, 2004)
- Church Sex Abuse Cover up Is Subject of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests' 'Citizens' Grand Jury': Three Days of Testimony from Victims & National Experts, PRNewswire (June 2, 2004)
- Priest Accused in Fondling Is Defrocked by Vatican, by Ralph Ranalli (June 2, 2004)
- Diocese Hearing Could Include Renowned Priest, by Todd Ruger (June 2, 2004)
- Heartbreak over Church Closings: 60 Parishes Affected by Boston Archdiocese Action, by Jim Smith (June 2, 2004)
- Diocese of Discontent, by Richard Sproull and Jeremy Roberts (June 2, 2004)

- Retired Catholic Priest Wanted on Molestation Warrant Surrenders to L.A. Police, Associated Press (June 3, 2004)
- Rome on $12,000 a Month: The Return of Cardinal Bernard Law, by Christopher Brauchli (June 3, 2004)
- Archbishop Vows Church Will Learn from Mistakes, Cathnews.com (June 3, 2004)
- Deputies Keep 4 in Black Robes from Entering Catholic Church, by Sandi Dolbee (June 3, 2004)
- Bill Lifts Time Limit for Sex Abuse Suits: Victims Would Get Two Years to Seek Damages in Old Cases, by Kim Kozlowski (June 3, 2004)
- Catholic Diocese Needs New Leaders, Nashua Telegraph (June 3, 2004)
- Healing a Betrayed Community, by Tom Roberts (June 3, 2004)
- Sex Crimes against Children on Short-Term Rise: Authorities Want Children and Parents to Report Abuse, by Derek Sheppard (June 3, 2004)
- Survivors Try to S.N.A.P Back, by Lawrence Silver (June 3, 2004)

- Board Head Optimistic about Audits, by Patricia Lefevere (June 4, 2004)

- President Bush and the Pope; Preview of John Paul's Swiss Trip; the Next 25 Years, by John L. Allen Jr. (June 5, 2004)
- Clergy Sex Abuse a Top Issue Facing New Paterson Bishop, by Wayne Parry (June 5, 2004)

- A New Play Opens a Conversation: To Watch or Not? Victims Gird for a Play on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis - in the Actual Words of Cardinal Law and Others, by Catherine Foster (June 6, 2004)
- Forgiveness Weighed against Worries about Priest's Actions, by Ruth Holladay (June 6, 2004)
- Priests Seek Probe of Bishops: Former Peorian Among Group Urging Closer Look at Church Leaders Accused of Covering up Sex Abuse, by Michael Miller (June 6, 2004)
- Chicago Troupe Hits Hub Hard with 'Sin', by Robert Nesti (June 6, 2004)

- 'McCormack out' Say Catholics Demanding Accountability, by Gary Dennis (June 7, 2004)
- Abuse Support Group Calls on Bishop to Meet: Arthur J. Serratelli Has Vowed to Seek Healing As New Leader of the Paterson Diocese, a Focus of Priest Cases, by Wayne Parry (June 7, 2004)
- Sex-Abuse Survivors Put Pressure on Bishops, Rocky Mountain News (June 7, 2004)
- Protesters: Audit of Church Must Proceed: Catholics Say Bishop Is Stonewalling, by Anne Saunders (June 7, 2004)
- AP Interview: Louisville Archbishop Trying Help Church Move on in Year since $25.7 Million Settlement, by Ellen R. Stapleton (June 7, 2004)
- State Blasts Diocese Motion on Review Agreement: Questions Raised about Oversight, Cost, TheWMURChannel.com (June 7, 2004)
- Archbishop Withdraws Priest's Assignment, by Ken Kusmer (June 7, 2004)

- Diocese's Priests Get Assignments, Express-Times (June 8, 2004)
- Priest's Attorney Says Sex Abuse Case Is Too Old, KYW TV (June 8, 2004)
- State: Diocese Can't Review Itself, by Mike Recht (June 8, 2004)
- State Says Audit Bill Is Church Duty: Response to Diocese Lawsuit Blames Unchanged Attitudes, by Sarah C. Vos (June 8, 2004)

- Pressure on at Church, by Rita Ciolli (June 9, 2004)
- Govt Counselling for Abuse Victims, Courier-Mail (June 9, 2004)
- Anti-Abuse Group: Letter 'a Day Late, a Dollar Short', by Michael Hasch (June 9, 2004)
- Sin: a Cardinal Deposed Plays Scandal's Hometown, by Kenneth Jones (June 9, 2004)
- Bishop's Letter Seeks out Abuse Victims, by Ann Rodgers (June 9, 2004)

- Cardinal Law Makes First Public Appearance in New Rome Post, Associated Press (June 10, 2004)
- Bishops' Retreat Is Hot Ticket, by Eric Gorski (June 10, 2004)
- Closings: the Clergy and the Laity, by David A. Mittell Jr (June 10, 2004)
- Local Diocese Sued for Reneging on Abuse Payment: Lawsuit Is First of Its Kind in San Diego, NBC San Diego (June 10, 2004)
- An Emotional Reaction from Audience Members, by Michael Paulson (June 10, 2004)
- An Emotional and Cathartic Telling of 'Sin', by Ed Siegel (June 10, 2004)
- Bishops Will Face a Host of Controversial Issues, by Jean Torkelson (June 10, 2004)
- Church Eyed Allegations: Results of Probe of Sex Abuse Claim Remain under Seal, by Kevin Vaughan (June 10, 2004)

- Worldly Concerns on Agenda for Bishops, by Paul Asay (June 11, 2004)
- Top Theologian Urges Reconsideration of Sex-Abuse Stance, by Alan Cooperman (June 11, 2004)
- Diocese Sued over Therapy Payments: Attorney Asserts Church Stopped Aid, by Greg Moran (June 11, 2004)
- Priest Sexual Abuse Case Is Dismissed, Courier-Journal (June 11, 2004)

- New Priests Prepare for Challenges of a Changed Catholic Church, by Helena Payne (June 12, 2004)

- Abuse Victims Call on Bishops to Act: Before Catholic Leaders Begin Their Retreat in Denver on Monday, about 275 Members of a "Survivors Network" Meet Here First, Seeking an Open Update on Reform Progress, by Eric Gorski (June 13, 2004)
- Bishops in Colorado for Crucial Dialogue: Progress on Abuse-Related Reforms and the Role of Catholics in Public Life Are on This Week's Agenda, by Eric Gorski (June 13, 2004)

- Orange County Catholic Church Negotiating Settlement, Associated Press (June 14, 2004)
- Murphy Calls in Mediator in Sex Abuse Cases: Bishop Murphy Taps D.C. Attorney to Help Resolve Cases of Sexual Abuse of Teenagers in East Meadow Parish, by Rita Ciolli (June 14, 2004)
- Deal in Abuse Cases Possible: Orange County Bishop Says in a Letter to Parishioners He Will Push an Offer Today That Could Close the Gap in Settlements, by William Lobdell and Jean Guccione (June 14, 2004 )
- Archdiocese Copes with Trust, Money Challenges, by Peter Smith (June 14, 2004)
- Archdiocese Sex-Abuse Report Done, by Janet I. Tu (June 14, 2004)
- Sex Abuse on Agenda As Catholic Bishops Converge: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, by Rachel Zoll (June 14, 2004)
- Lay Group Calls on Bishops to Open Summit, by Judith Kohler (June 14, 2004)

- Bishops Focus on Abuse Audits, by Trevis R. Badeaux (June 15, 2004)
- Priest's Accuser Anguished over Inquiry Result: Timothy Sawicki Says Diocese Didn't Tell Him the Rev. Jupin Was Back at Work, by Michele Morgan Bolton (June 15, 2004)
- U.S. Victims of Priest Sexual Abuse Fear Waffling, by Judith Crosson (June 15, 2004)
- Bishops Must Answer to Laity, by Eileen P. Flynn (June 15, 2004)
- Bishops Discuss Need for Reform Audits: Some Back Annual Reviews of Sex-Abuse Protections While Others, Including Denver's Archbishop, Call Them Unnecessary, by Eric Gorski (June 15, 2004)
- O.C. Priest-Abuse Talks to Resume: Diocese, Attorneys Work Nearly 12 Hours to Forge a Settlement for As Many As 100 Alleged Victims, by Jean Guccione and William Lobdell (June 15, 2004)

- U.S. Catholic Bishops Approve New Series of Audits on Abuse, by Laurie Goodstein (June 16, 2004)
- Church Ends Push to Keep Priest's Records Secret, by Tona Kunz (June 16, 2004)
- Group Urges Bishop to Reach out to Victims, by Bill Luckett (June 16, 2004)
- Bankruptcy Filing Can Give Diocese a Measure of Control, by Karen Mracek (June 16, 2004)
- Probe: Did Church Officials Ignore Sexual Abuse, Observer-Reporter (June 16, 2004)
- U.S. Bishops Approve New Audit of Dioceses, U.S.A. Today (June 16, 2004)
- Abuse Healing Fund Ready to Go, by Bill Zajac (June 16, 2004)

- Judge Says Priest's Records Are Open to Lawyers' Review, by David Singleton (June 17, 2004)

- Clergy Abuse Victims Urged to Talk, Associated Press (June 18, 2004)

- Sex-Abuse Probe at Crucial Stage, by Tom Ferrick Jr. (June 20, 2004)
- As Church Doors Shut, City Opens a Window: Panel Seeks Homes for Human Services, by Kellyanne Mahoney (June 20, 2004)

- Responses to Sex Abuse Suit Draw Fire, by Joel Currier (June 21, 2004)
- Runaway Priests Hiding in Plain Sight, Dallas Morning News (June 21, 2004)
- Cardinal Offered Sanctuary to Admitted Molester: Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Could Be the Next Pope. He Also Recently Sheltered an Admitted Child Molester, by Brendan M. Case and Brooks Egerton (June 21, 2004)
- Lawsuits May Send Catholic Diocese into Bankruptcy, by John Gilliland (June 21, 2004)
- A Father's Passing: Outspoken Priest Gave Voice to Liberal Views, by Michael Paulson (June 21, 2004)
- Salesians Say Press Reports Are off the Mark: Congregation Cites Dallas Morning News, Zenit.org (June 21, 2004 )

- Hubbard Says He'll Stand His Ground: Bishop Stresses That He Has "No Intention" of Leaving and That He's Pleased with Conference Results, by Michele Morgan Bolton (June 22, 2004)
- Cleric Slipped out of U.S., Continues to Work in Mexico: 'Everyone Knew You Had to Stay Away from Aguilar', by Brooks Egerton and Brendan M. Case (June 22, 2004)
- Author Addresses Press Club of Mobile, by Heather Henderson (June 22, 2004)
- LI Catholics Need to Play More Active Roles: Dick Ryan of West Islip Is the Author of "Holy Human: Stories of Extraordinary Catholics", by Dick Ryan (June 22, 2004)
- Former Reading Pastor Sentenced, WPVI (June 22, 2004 )

- Cincinnati Sexual Abuse Claims Slow Coming in, Associated Press (June 23, 2004)
- Priest in Grand Jury Probe Critical of Media, Associated Press (June 23, 2004)
- Church Compounds the Sins of the Fathers, Age (June 23, 2004)
- Bishop Keeping the Faith, but Knows Much Work Lies Ahead, by Robert Cristo (June 23, 2004)
- Church Aid, Legal Lapses Leave Cleric Free to Roam: 'That's When Your Hair Stands on End and Your Blood Boils', by Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin (June 23, 2004)
- Six Months Later, Phoenix Bishop Says He Feels at Home, KPHO (June 23, 2004)
- Bridgeport Diocese to Do Sex Abuse Audit, NBC 30 (June 23, 2004)
- Diocese Asked for Advocate, by Bill Zajac (June 23, 2004)

- Attorneys Want Access to Records of Church Abuse Investigation, Associated Press (June 24, 2004)
- Abuse-Suit Plaintiffs Say Church Digging in: Indianapolis Official Disputes Allegation, by Harold J. Adams (June 24, 2004)
- Report Clears Hubbard, Albany Times Union (June 24, 2004)
- US Catholic Diocese Threatens Bankruptcy after Abuse Payouts, by Dan Glaister (June 24, 2004)
- Catholic Laity Group Draws 100 at Suburban Meeting, by Ken Goze (June 24, 2004)
- Archdiocese of Dubuque Appointment, KWWL (June 24, 2004)
- State Prepares Plea to Extradite Priest, by Stathi Paxinos (June 24, 2004)
- Second Priest in Secret Payout, by Mark Dunn (June 24, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Group Aims to Penalize Salesians, by Gary Stern (June 24, 2004)
- Samoa to Deport Priest in Sex Case, Courier-Mail (June 24, 2004)

- No Evidence: Mary Jo White's Investigation Finds Nothing to Uphold Allegations against Bishop Hubbard, Albany Times Union (June 25, 2004 )
- Fond Memories Comfort Priest's Flock, by Brian Ballou (June 25, 2004)
- Soldier Answers Call to Be a Priest: One Year to Go for Seminarian, by Kat Bergeron (June 25, 2004)
- Catholic Bishops Slam HBO 'Celibacy' Documentary, by Daniel Burke (June 25, 2004)
- Alleged Victims: Don't Forget Real Sex Scandal, by Robert Cristo (June 25, 2004)
- Victim Calls for Investigation: Call for Official Investigation into Child Sex Abuse of Members of Catholic Clergy Come from Woodcock Victim Terry Carter, NZ City (June 25, 2004)

- Albany Bishop Speaks out after an Investigation Cleared Him, Associated Press (June 26, 2004)
- Accused Child Sex Priest in Jail, by Michael Davis, Daniel Hoare and Claire Harvey (June 26, 2004)

- Catholics about Catholics: Church Leaders and Lay People Reflect on 'Runaway Priests', Dallas Morning News (June 27, 2004)
- Iowa Diocese's Move Could Derail Calif. Suits, by Greg Moran (June 27, 2004)

- Abuse Victims Pass Leaflets in South Amboy: St. Mary's Parishioners Targeted, Associated Press (June 28, 2004)
- Church Condemns HBO Celibacy Film, BBC News (June 28, 2004)
- Law to Rome Faithful - Catholics Must Atone for Contradictions, by Eric Convey (June 28, 2004)
- Lawyer Decries Diocese Effort to Avoid Lawsuits, KYW CBS 3 (Jun 28, 2004)
- A Riveting Look at Celibacy and the Catholic Church, by Kay McFadden (June 28, 2004)
- Legal Rulings Favor Plaintiffs in Church Sex-Abuse Lawsuits, Pocono Record (June 28, 2004)
- Four Parishes, One Day of Pain: Shock and Anger As Lowell Churches Face News of Closure, by Lisa Redmond (June 28, 2004)

- Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Dismisses Two More Priests, Associated Press (June 29, 2004)
- Parishes Fail to Run Notice on Ex-Priest's Alleged Abuse, by Robin Erb (June 29, 2004)
- L.A. Archdiocese Seeks to Challenge Church Abuse Law, by Gillian Flaccus (June 29, 2004)
- Tucson Diocese Considers Bankruptcy: Some Say Move Would Dodge Responsibility to Clergy Sex Abuse Victims, by Renee Schafer Horton (June 29, 2004)
- Larchmont Priest Named Bishop, by Gary Stern (June 29, 2004)
- Salesians 'Knew of Klep Allegations', by Barney Zwartz (June 29, 2004)

- Interim Head of Review Board Sees More Cooperation with Bishops, by Agostino Bono (June 30, 2004)
- Samoa Considers Deporting Priests, by Martin Daly (June 30, 2004)
- Vatican Pace on Abuse Worries O'Malley: Archbishop Wants Cases Expedited, by Michael Paulson (June 30, 2004)
- Church Finalizes Property Sale to BC, by Marie Szaniszlo (June 30, 2004)



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