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News and Views 2003–2005
Part 4:
July–December 2004

On this page we offer links to 789 articles from the second half of 2004, including articles on the Portland, Tucson, and Spokane bankruptcies, Dupre indictment, Skylstad selection, Orange settlement, and many other topics. Click on those major stories, scroll down the page, or click to a month: July, August, September, October, November, and December.

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



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


JULY 2004

- Blowing the Whistle: Troubling Information on Priest Could Have Made Me a Hypocrite, by Rod Dreher (July 1, 2004)
- Catholic Church Asking Court to Void California's 2003 Abuse Law: An Iowa Diocese Seeks a Ruling in San Diego. The L.A. Archdiocese Plans to Intervene in the Case, by Jean Guccione (July 1, 2004)
- Mahony's Testimony Is Sought: Lawyers Ask a Judge to Force Cardinal to Comply in the Case against a Former Stockton Priest, by Jean Guccione (July 1, 2004)
- Six More Lawsuits Filed against Pittsburgh Diocese, by Michael Hasch (July 1, 2004)
- Diocese Asks Priest to Admit Hiring Error, by Susan Hogan (July 1, 2004)
- Bishop: Bankruptcy Decision in Sept: Bishop Gerald Kicanas Says the Timing Is Tied to a Civil Trial of a Priest That Starts Sept. 15, by Sheryl Kornman and Val Canez (July 1, 2004)
- Abuse Cover-up Suit Names Bevilacqua, by Regina Medina (July 1, 2004)
- Church Asks San Diego Judge to Invalidate Abuse Cases: Tidal Wave of Lawsuits Followed 2003 Ruling, NBC San Diego (July 1, 2004)
- All but 3 Abuse Cases Are Settled, by Mark Reiter (July 1, 2004)
- Diocese Continues Fight to Shield Priest Records, Rockford Register Star (July 1, 2004)
- Diocesan Cover-up Alleged in Sex Abuse Cases: Wuerl, Bevilacqua Targeted in Lawsuit, by Ann Rodgers (July 1, 2004)
- Removing Priests Might Take Years, by Todd Ruger (July 1, 2004)

- Juneau Diocese Pays Former Alaskan Who Said He Was Abused, Associated Press (July 2, 2004)
- Mahony Alleged to Be in Contempt, Associated Press (July 2, 2004)
- Ex-Bishop: Priest OK'd for Duty: No Abuse Charges Were Filed against Christopher Clay, So Former Bishop Timlin Was Set to Give Him a Church. Clay Went to Texas Instead, by Bonnie Adams and Mark Guydish (July 2, 2004)
- Victims Group Meets Diocese Official: The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, Which Is Trying to Organize a Rhode Island Chapter, Recommends Sensitivity Training for New Clergy, by Richard C. Dujardin (July 2, 2004)
- 6 Charges Dropped against Ex-Priest: Lawyers Say Move to Strengthen Case, by Ralph Ranalli and Jonathan Saltzman (July 2, 2004)
- Brooklyn Priest Pulled from Ministry: Diocese Finds Brothers' Abuse Claims Credible, by Michael Rezendes (July 2, 2004)

- More Salesian Old Boys Speak out, by Martin Daly (July 3, 2004)

- Victim's Tale of Abuse by Priest Draws Big Response: ND Graduate Helps Others Who Also Suffered, by Margaret Fosmoe (July 4, 2004)

- Portland Trial Likely in Priest Abuse Cases: Few Cases Go to Trial, Experts Say, Because Both Sides Would Rather Not Air Details of the Allegations, by Ashbel S. Green (July 5, 2004)
- Unnerving Choices for Church Historians: Some Argue That Priests' Misdeeds Shouldn't Erase Achievements. Alleged Victims Disagree, by William Lobdell (July 5, 2004)
- W. Mifflin Case to Test Church Conspiracy Allegation, by Ann Rodgers (July 5, 2004)

- Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., Says It Will File for Bankruptcy Because of Abuse Lawsuits, Associated Press (July 6, 2004)
- Law's Appointment 'Poorly Timed,' Says O'Mally; People of Boston Saw It As a Reward, Archbishop Says, by John L. Allen Jr. (July 6, 2004)
- Shelter for the Shamed? by Rory Callinan and Daniel Hoare (July 6, 2004)
- Godawful Numbers, by Andrew Walsh (July 6, 2004)

- Filing Won't Affect Church's Local Holdings, by Jonel Aleccia (July 7, 2004)
- Filing for Bankruptcy Halts Priest Abuse Trial, by Ashbel S. Green and Steve Woodward (July 7, 2004)
- Wave of Clergy Sex-Abuse Scandals Sweeps Oregon: Archdiocese Bankruptcy about 200 People Have Filed Lawsuits in the Past Five Years, by Alan Gustafson (July 7, 2004)
- Paterson's Bishop Arrives, Preaching and Politicking, by Robert Hanley (July 7, 2004)
- Priests, Lay Leaders Sad but Supportive, by Nancy Haught (July 7, 2004)
- Abuse Cases Turn on Deadlines, by Glenn May (July 7, 2004)
- Accused Priest: Not at Parish at That Time, by Ann Rodgers (July 7, 2004)
- Vatican Reports Deficit for Third Year, by Victor L. Simpson (July 7, 2004)

- Abuse Scandal Not over Yet, Albany Herald (July 8, 2004)
- Vatican Says It Could Be 'Years' before Priests Defrocked: 12 Iowa Priests Recommended for Removal from Clergy, Associated Press (July 8, 2004)
- Priest Paints Graphic Picture of Abuse, by Martin Daly (July 8, 2004)
- Archdiocese Bankruptcy Could Have Domino Effect: Diocese in Tucson, Ariz., Has Discussed Filing for Bankruptcy, by Ellyn Ferguson (July 8, 2004)
- Christ: the Source of True Healing, by Paul S. Loverde (July 8, 2004)
- Teacher Fired for Keeping Quiet about Abuse by Priest, by Garrett Ordower (July 8, 2004)
- Punishing Priests Could Take Years, by Shirley Ragsdale (July 8, 2004)
- Our Opinion: Bankruptcy May Be Best for Diocese, Tucson Citizen (July 8, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Expert Furore, by Ellen Whinnett (July 8, 2004)

- Archdiocese Says Abuse Victims Missed Their Chance to Sue, Associated Press (July 9, 2004)
- U.S. Tops List of Donors to Vatican, Associated Press (July 9, 2004)
- Hide the Buggering Priests! A Brief History of Pedophilic-Priest Shuffling in the Diocese of Orange, by Gustavo Arellano (July 9, 2004)
- Salesian Priest Quits Samoa, by Martin Daly (July 9, 2004)
- Diocese Calls Suits 'Extortion', by Michael Hasch (July 9, 2004)
- Portland Diocese's Bankruptcy Stuns Bishop in Tucson, by Sheryl Kornman (July 9, 2004)
- Priests Want Due Process, by Gary Stern (July 9, 2004)
- L.A. Archdiocese Seeks to Intervene in Dispute, Times (July 9, 2004)
- Monsignor in Rare Attack on Egan over Suspension, by Daniel J. Wakin (July 9, 2004)
- Mannix Torn between Justice, Church's Rights: He Wants Protection for Charities As Well As Abuse Victims, by Peter Wong (July 9, 2004)
- Ex-Bishop Invokes 5th Amendment, by Bill Zajac (July 9, 2004)

- Voice of the Faithful Chapters Face Ouster, by Joanna Massey (July 11, 2004)
- Porn Scandal Rocks Church, News 24 (July 11, 2004)
- Portland, Boston: a Tale of Two Endings: In Boston, Property Was Sold to Pay for Claims, by Peter Wong (July 11, 2004)
- Ex-Bishop's Fate Remains Uncertain, by Bill Zajac (July 11, 2004)

- Developments in Clergy Abuse Crisis, Associated Press (July 12, 2004)
- Vatican Consulted in Bankruptcy Decision, Archdiocese Says, Associated Press (July 12, 2004)
- Va. Priest Defrocked 20 Years after Charges Levied, by Matthew Barakat (July 12, 2004)
- Fugitive Friar Finds Refuge from Canadian Legal Authorities in California, CanadaEast.com (July 12, 2004)
- Catholic Parishes Confirm Bankruptcy Appears Likely, by Sheryl Kornman (July 12, 2004)
- Abuse Complainant's Lawyer Blasts Church Leaders over Romero Defense: Miami Archdiocese Paying Bills of Former Naples Priest, by Alan Scher Zagier (July 12, 2004)

- Portland Diocese, Abuse Victims Meet on Bankruptcy, by Teresa Carson (July 13, 2004)
- Investigation Clears Bishop of Sex Abuse Charges, by Ed Griffin-Nolan (July 13, 2004)
- Did the Portland Catholic Archdiocese Declare Bankruptcy to Avoid or Delay Clergy Abuse Suits? The Risk of Bad-Faith and Noncooperative Church Bankruptcies, by Marci Hamilton (July 13, 2004)
- Catholic Church Receives 62 Claims of Child Abuse, by Jonathan Petre (July 13, 2004)
- Priests in 'Hurt' Parish Reach out to Sex Abuse Victims, by David Quinn (July 13, 2004)
- Lay Catholics Say 'No', Bishops Say 'Yes': To Gay Predator Priests, by Michael S. Rose (July 13, 2004)
- Archdiocese of Portland's Bankruptcy Filing Turns Eyes to Vatican, by Janet I. Tu (July 13, 2004)
- Austrian Seminary Sex Scandal Grows, Zaman Daily Newspaper (July 13, 2004)

- Moreno's Admission: In a Deposition, Former Tucson Bishop Manuel D. Moreno Comes Clean about Allowing Pedophile Priests to Take Kids to Disneyland, by Gustavo Arellano (July 14, 2004)
- Second Round of Suits Allege Abuse at Indian Boarding Schools in S.D., by Chet Brokaw (July 14, 2004)
- Police: Catholic Leaders Impeding Search for Fugitive Priest, by Brendan M. Case and Brooks Egerton (July 14, 2004)
- Vatican Concerned over St. Poelten Sex Scandal, Die Presse (July 14, 2004)
- Judge Rejects Subpoena of Priests' Files: The Decision Further Narrows the Criminal Investigation into Clergy Misconduct, by Jean Guccione (July 14, 2004)
- List of Accused Area Priests Sought: Group Wants to Compile Names of Those in Religious Orders Who Have Abused, by Tom Heinen (July 14, 2004)
- Ex-Priest Sentenced to 20 Years in Molestation Case: Carlos Lozano Charged with Downloading Pornography, Violating Probation, KSAT.com (July 14, 2004)
- Group Calls for Nuns to Address Sex Abuse, by Stephen Manning (July 14, 2004)
- Survivors of Clergy Abuse Form Support Group in City, by Brooke W. Stanley (July 14, 2004)
- Sex Scandal Stuns Austria's Catholics: Reported Discovery of Child Pornography at Seminary Has Prompted Calls for Bishop to Quit, by Sonya Yee (July 14, 2004)

- Peru's Cardinal Says He Is Victim of Smear Campaign: Declares Himself 'Completely Convinced' Other Bishops Are Involved, by John L. Allen Jr. (July 15, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Say Church Offer to Pay for Therapy Has Strings, by David B. Caruso (July 15, 2004)
- Former Nun Convicted of 2 Felony Sex Crimes, by Jon Frank (July 15, 2004)
- Porn Scandal Could Cost Cleric: Ouster Is Sought over Seminary Sex Photos, by William J. Kole (July 15, 2004)
- Church Facing Mega-Suit: Hearing Opens Today on More Than 150 Sex-Abuse Cases, by Don Lattin (July 15, 2004)
- Bishops Back Constitutional Challenge to California Sex Abuse Law, by Jack Smith (July 15, 2004)

- Sexual Abuse Suit Accuses Orphanage's Priest, Nuns, Associated Press (July 16, 2004)
- Austrian Bishop Calls for Colleague to Resign, Catholic World News (July 16, 2004)
- Bay Area Dioceses Have Day in Court: Judge Hears Arguments on Whether Decades-Old Church Sex-Abuse Cases Should Move Forward, by Laura Counts (July 16, 2004)
- Police Seize Church Computers: Unholy Row, by Nick Farrell (July 16, 2004)
- Memo a 'Smoking Gun' in Church Sex Abuse Case, by Gregory D. Kesich (July 16, 2004)
- 'Authoritarian Atmosphere' Prevented Claims of Abuse, by Patsy McGarry (July 16, 2004)
- Porter Trial Conference Set for Wednesday, by Gregg M. Miliote (July 16, 2004)
- Judge Denies Diocese Motion, by Todd Ruger (July 16, 2004)
- Valley Priest Removed from Church: Merced's Lastiri Allegedly Solicited Men on Internet, by Amy White (July 16, 2004)

- Salesian Provincial Breaks Silence on Sex Abuse, Catholic News (July 18, 2004)
- Backfire Possible in Bankruptcy Declaration: Legal Experts Say the Filing May Force the Church to Sell Assets, by Sarah Linn (July 18, 2004)

- Pope 'to Run' Church Sex Probe, by Daniel Aronssohn (July 19, 2004)
- Former Seminary Leader in Austria Vows to Clear His Name in Child Porn Affair, CBC (July 19, 2004)
- Bishop Urges Gay Ban in Clergy: Presses Overhaul for Screening Priests, by Meredith Goldstein (July 19, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Seek out Some Peace at the Farm in Ky. Site Is First Backed by Catholic Leaders, by Amy Green (July 19, 2004)
- KC Priests Could Face Criminal Charges: Ruling Opens Door in Older Abuse Cases, by Kevin Murphy (July 19, 2004)
- Archdiocese's Funding More Stable: Abuse Settlement Had Had Triggered Cutstriggered Cuts, by Peter Smith (July 19, 2004)
- Court Ruling Could Allow More Child-Sex Abuse Charges: Victims' Advocates Pleased by Ruling, TheKansasCityChannel.com (July 19, 2004)

- Louisville Archdiocese Reports Stable Finances after Settlement, Associated Press (July 20, 2004)
- Indiana Bishop Wants Gays Barred from Priesthood, Daily News (July 20, 2004)
- Sex-Offender Advise for Prisons, by Mariza Fiamengo (July 20, 2004)
- Diocese Warns It Could Go Bankrupt: Attorney Says Possible 'Adverse Verdicts' in Unsettled Sex Abuse Suits Could Jeopardize Finances, by Guy Kovner (July 20, 2004)
- Siblings Sisters Share Accusations against Priest and Others: Sisters of Charity Sued by Seven in All, by Peter Smith (July 20, 2004)
- In My Opinion: Bankruptcy Filing: a Chance to Heal, by John G. Vlazny (July 20, 2004)

- Church Abuse Victims Group Starts LI Chapter: National Organization Supporting Those Who Were Abused by Priests to Hold Its First Local Meeting This Weekend, by Rita Ciolli (July 21, 2004)
- Sinners in Priests' Clothing, Deutsche Welle (July 21, 2004)
- Survey Finds Catholics Skeptical of Bishops' Handling of Sex Abuse, by Jerry Filteau (July 21, 2004)
- Cardinal Not in Contempt, Judge Says, by Gillian Flaccus (July 21, 2004)
- Two More Allege Sex Abuse by Priest: Documents Reveal Ex-Bishop Timlin Sparred with Attorney over His Concern of Issue, by Mark Guydish (July 21, 2004)
- SNAP Warns Visitors to Santa Barbara Mission, KCOY (July 21, 2004)
- Prosecutions Urged, by John Schultz (July 21, 2004)

- Honolulu Diocese Settles Abuse Suit: Two Men Had Claimed a Priest Kissed and Groped Them in 1986, by Mary Adamski (July 22, 2004)
- Aretakis Sues Fox 23 for Negligence, Capital News 9 (July 22, 2004)
- Confession May Clear Accused Arnaudville Priest, by Stephanie Kirk (July 22, 2004)
- Church's Awareness of Sex Abuse Examined, by Patsy McGarry (July 22, 2004)
- Springfield Diocese Settles Lawsuit on Sexual Abuse: Men Said That Abuse Occured in Granite, Belleville News-Democrat (July 22, 2004)

- Diocese Settles Sex-Abuse Suit, but Details Remain Confidential, by Mike Gordon (July 23, 2004)
- O.C. Talks on Abuse Settlement Collapse: Catholic Diocese's Insurers Won't Contribute Financially, Sources Say. Lawyers Talk of Taking Cases to Trial, by Jean Guccione and William Lobdell (July 23, 2004)
- Suit Claims Diocese of Allentown Covered up Abuse: Three Priests with Local Ties Accused, by Precious Petty (July 23, 2004)
- The Vatican's Big Secret, by Peter Shadbolt (July 23, 2004)
- Order Reaches out to Accusers: Abuse by Nuns, Priest Alleged, by Peter Smith (July 23, 2004)
- Diocese, Accusers OK Deal, by Bill Zajac (July 23, 2004)

- A Difference of Words, by Adam Jadhav (July 25, 2004)
- Case Filed in S.D. Sparks Countersuit, L.A. Filing, by Greg Moran (July 25, 2004)
- Apostolic Visitors' Reconnaissance Role: "To Know the Problem Well," Says Vatican Aide, Zenit.org (July 25, 2004)
- Mixed Blessing, by Matt Kelly (July 26, 2004)
- Recovery under the Marshall Plan, by Ian Munro (July 26, 2004)
- Lowell's Gary Bergeron: Clergy Sex-Abuse Survivor Shares His Story of 'Hope', by Matt Murphy (July 26, 2004)

- When a Pope Is Not a Pontiff, by Thomas C. Fox (July 27, 2004)
- Background Checks Aim to Protect Kids: More Churches Screen Flocks, by Doug Guthrie and Max Ortiz (July 27, 2004)
- Diocese Seeking to Appeal Ruling: It Wants to Settle Statute of Limitations Issue in Sexual Abuse Civil Cases, by Kathleen Parrish (July 27, 2004)
- Bishop Says Porn Scandal Overblown, Chicago Sun-Times (July 27, 2004)
- High Court Orders Some Documents from Altar Boy's Murder Made Public, by Trudy Tynan (July 27, 2004)

- Files on Ex-Priest Ordered Unsealed: SJC Rules on Records in Altar Boy's 1972 Death, by Kevin Cullen (July 28, 2004)
- Accuser Watches Trials Closely: Fremont Man Alleges Abuse by Priest, Awaits Decisions in Other Cases, by Melissa Evans (July 28, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Attorneys Grapple over Statute of Limitations, by Cathleen Falsani (July 28, 2004)
- Victim Implores: Don't Parole Priest, by Stan Finger (July 28, 2004)
- Bubba Ginsberg- Redneck Picaso of Southern English, by Bubba Ginsberg (July 28, 2004)
- Principal to Lead Diocese Review Board, by Brian Lyman (July 28, 2004)
- Diocese Reaches Tentative Agreement with 46 Alleged Abuse Victims, by Bill Pomerleau (July 28, 2004)
- State Supreme Court Orders Release of Croteau Murder Documents, by Bill Pomerleau (July 28, 2004)
- Group Tells Calvert Hall Memorials Must Go, by Jennifer Przydzial (July 28, 2004)
- Autopsy Revealed Alcohol, but No Sign of Sexual Abuse, by Bill Zajac (July 28, 2004)

- Tucson Diocese Suits Pending Now at 20, Associated Press (July 29, 2004)
- Law to Preside at High-Profile Mass in Rome, by Eric Convey (July 29, 2004)
- They See Open Churches but Find Closed Doors: Lay Group in Weymouth Looks for a Home, by Bella English (July 29, 2004)
- Ex-Palm Beach Diocese Bishop Settles Two Lawsuits, by Sonja Isger (July 29, 2004)
- Diocese Moves Ahead on Child Protection Policy, by Chuck Moody (July 29, 2004)
- Miss. Brothers Gain Help of National Group in Abuse Suit, by Emily Wagster Pettus (July 29, 2004)
- Story of 'Voice of the Faithful' Told by Its Founder, by Anne-Marie Smolski (July 29, 2004)
- DNA Does Not Link Lavigne to Scene of Boy's '72 Slaying, by Bill Zajac (July 29, 2004)

- Dozens Speak out against Pedophile Priest's Release, Associated Press (July 30, 2004)
- Vatican Gags Sex Scandal Bishop, BBC News (July 30, 2004)
- Priest Accused of Abuse Resigns: Cleric Who Was Accused of Inappropriate Sex with a Former Homeless Man Has Left His Church, by Michele Morgan Bolton (July 30, 2004)
- Lacey Man Files Lawsuit against Area Archdiocese: Alleged Abuse Victim Says Officials Tricked Him into Settling Claim, by Scott Gutierrez (July 30, 2004)
- Group Requests Deadline Delay, by Bill Zajac (July 30, 2004)

- Church Settles Second Abuse Case, by Mike Gordon (July 31, 2004)
- Archbishop Urged to Name Accused Priest, by Joline Gutierrez Krueger (July 31, 2004)



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AUGUST 2004

- Quincy Canon Lawyer Tackles Defrock Duty, by Eric Convey (August 1, 2004)
- Details from Secret Priest Files Disclosed: L.A. Archdiocese Had Resisted Turning over the Material on Clerics Accused of Sex Abuse, by Jean Guccione (August 1, 2004)
- Anger Sends Parishioners Elsewhere: Many Choosing Church under Archdiocese of Worcester, by Erica Noonan (August 1, 2004)

- Bankruptcy Seen As Dioceses' Shelter: Portland Archdiocese's Filing Due to Abuse Scandals Is Making It Easier for Others, Such As Tucson's, by Jeff Kosseff and Jim Barnett (August 2, 2004)
- Portland Archdiocese Lists $10 Million in Assets, CWNews.com (August 2, 2004)
- Focus of Catholic Sexual Abuse Suits Now Includes Nuns, Wave 3 TV (August 2, 2004)

- Man Claims Diocese Covered up Clergy Abuse: Suit Claims Church Destroyed Documents, 10 News (August 3, 2004)
- Priest Resigns under Suspicion State Police Investigating Financial Irregularities in Mattawan, Marcellus, Kalamazoo Gazette (August 3, 2004)
- Judge: "Test Case" in Diocese Suits Can Go Ahead, KDKA (August 3, 2004)
- Ex-Priest's Sex-abuse Trial Delayed, by Jim McBride (August 3, 2004)
- Priest 'Begged' a Halt to Protest: St. Ann's Parishioners Say Bishop Lennon Directed Pastor to Put Stop to Demonstration, by Carolyn Kessel Stewart (August 3, 2004)
- Suit: Dupre Said Files Destroyed, by Bill Zajac (August 3, 2004)

- Catholic Critics Want Investigation Bill Released, by Robert Cristo (August 4, 2004)
- Court Revives Man's Lawsuit against Diocese: Green Bay: Man Claims Church Knew of Priest's History of Sexual Abuse, by Robert Imrie (August 4, 2004)
- Delayed Justice Angers NY Archdiocese Priests, by Ray O'Hanlon (August 4, 2004)
- Church Denies Threats to Pastor, by Carolyn Kessel Stewart (August 4, 2004)
- Springfield, MA: State Releases More Than 2,000 Pages from Altar Boy Murder Investigation, by Trudy Tynan (August 4, 2004)
- St. Agnes Land Offered for $15M, by Neil Vigdor (August 4, 2004)

- Judge Allows Delay of Clergy Abuse Trial, Associated Press (August 5, 2004)
- Ten Parishes to Close in Lawrence, Lowell, Associated Press (August 5, 2004)
- Mediation Continues in Priest Abuse Lawsuit, by Bob Driehaus (August 5, 2004)
- Priest-Abuse Victims Get Cool Reception at Mass, by Joseph B. Frazier (August 5, 2004)
- Church Closings Kindle Anxiety over Future Uses, by Christine McConville (August 5, 2004)
- Ex-Archbishop's New Flock Shrugs off Past: Cardinal Bernard Law Holds First Public Mass in Rome, MSNBC (August 5, 2004)
- Abusive Ex-Priest Once Served in New Hampshire: Landry Sentenced to Lifetime Probation in Massachusetts, TheWMURChannel.com (August 5, 2004)
- 45 of 46 Claimants Accept Settlement with Springfield Diocese, by Trudy Tynan (August 5, 2004)
- Archdiocese Loses Land Ruling: A Judge Allows Plaintiffs in Priest Sex-Abuse Cases to Take to Court the Question of the Ownership of Roman Catholic Property, by Steve Woodward (August 5, 2004)
- Croteau: 'I'll Tell!', by Bill Zajac (August 5, 2004)

- Investigation Clearing Bishop Costs $2.2 Million, Associated Press (August 6, 2004)
- Archbishop to Meet with Trustees in Federal Court, KATU 2 (August 6, 2004)
- Judge Tells Bishops to Release Records: Order Includes Secret Files on Priests Accused of Abuse, by Don Lattin (August 6, 2004)
- Trial Date Set for Priest Accused of Killing Nun, by Gerald Robinson (August 6, 2004)
- Religious Unlikely to Release Names, Says Spokesperson: But Fr. Ted Keating Says Decision Not an Effort to Shelter Accused, by Maryangela Layman Roman (August 6, 2004)
- 3 with Ties to Delbarton School Punished in Sex Abuse Cases, by Bill Swayze (August 6, 2004)
- Pope Defrocks Tucson Priests, by Robert C. Trupia (August 6, 2004)
- Relationship with Archbishop Is Cooperative, Not Authoritative, by Maryangela Layman Roman (August 6, 2004)

- Removal of Former Yuma Priest Part of Healing, by James Gilbert (August 8, 2004)
- A Fair Price for Faith in Hubbard, by Fred LeBrun (August 8, 2004)
- Croteau Papers Chilling, Inconclusive, by Bill Zajac (August 8, 2004)

- Sexual Danger Redefined, by Fred Contrada (August 9, 2004)
- Deadline for Joining Abuse Suit against Diocese Nears, by Joseph Deinlein (August 9, 2004)
- Offensive Portraits: Pictures of Abusive Priests Remain in Prominent Spots, by Bill Frogameni (August 9, 2004)
- Review Board Finds Abuse Allegation Unsubstantiated: Priest at Dousman Parish Is First Cleared by Archdiocese, by Tom Heinen (August 9, 2004)
- Church Investigating Whether Priest Jeopardized the Safety of a Minor, by Ryan Lenz (August 9, 2004)

- Parishioners Play Waiting Game with Church Closings, Associated Press (August 10, 2004)
- Parishes React to Priest Probe, by David Hench (August 10, 2004)
- Priests Say Dismissal Lacked Due Process: Military Chaplains Lose Posts When Archbishop Revokes Endorsement, by Arthur Jones (August 10, 2004)
- Catholic Diocese Is Set to Resume Bishop Reception, by Kathryn Marchocki (August 10, 2004)
- Abuse Claimants Awaiting Response from Diocese, by Bill Zajac (August 10, 2004)

- Church Group Unites against Closings, by Laura Crimaldi (August 11, 2004)
- Diocese to Scrutinze Transferred Clergy: Wisconsin Sex Scandal Prompts Metuchen to Toughen Background Checks for Priests, by Jeff Diamant (August 11, 2004)
- 5 Join Abuse Suit; Priest, Nun, Coach Named, by Gregory A. Hall (August 11, 2004)
- Priest Plans to Admit Guilt in Sexual Assault of Boy, by Rick Malwitz (August 11, 2004)
- Northern Alaska Diocese to Abide by Gag Order, by Mary Beth Smetzer (August 11, 2004)
- Former Priest Paroled Early by Mistake, TheNewMexicoChannel.com (August 11, 2004)
- 'Old Law' May Aid Former Priest: Sex Offender Eligible for Parole after Six Months, by Dan Wilson (August 11, 2004)

- Catholics Try to Clear Backlog of Priest Cases: Trials Could Decide Abuse Complaints, by David Crumm and Patricia Montemurr (August 12, 2004)
- Man in the Middle: Pastor Directs Closing of His Church While Supporting the Fight to Keep It Open, by Bella English (August 12, 2004)
- A Mass on the Common, Boston Globe (August 12, 2004)
- Papal Emissary Closes Austrian Seminary, by George Jahn (August 12, 2004)
- Second Audit to Review Diocesan Abuse Policies, by Robert P. Lockwood (August 12, 2004)
- 10 of 82 Parishes Fight Archdiocese on Closure Plans, by Michael Paulson (August 12, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Victim Found Dead: Autopsy Being Conducted to Determine Cause, TheBostonChannel.com (August 12, 2004)
- Priest Returns to Parish Family: Dousman Church Celebrates after Abuse Allegation Is Cleared, by Lindsey Unterberger (August 12, 2004)

- Man Raised by Religious Community Alleges Abuse, Associated Press (August 13, 2004)
- Austria Sentences 'Porn' Priest, BBC News (August 13, 2004)
- Former Priest Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Child Porn Charges, KATC (August 13, 2004)
- Plan for Catholic Cathedral in Santa Ana Is Criticized, by William Lobdell (August 13, 2004)
- Lawyer Speaks of Client's Death, by Patricia Norris (August 13, 2004)
- Archdiocese of Detroit Orders Church Trials in Sex-Abuse Cases, by David Crumm (August 13, 2004)
- Maestri Named to Lead Schools: He Will Keep His Job As Church Spokesman, by Brian Thevenot and Bruce Nolan (August 13, 2004)

- Diocese Nears Threshold on Bankruptcy, by Stephanie Innes (August 16, 2004)
- Report Suspected Abuse, Experts Urge, by Garrett Ordower (August 16, 2004)
- With One Voice: Thousands Protest Church in Public Mass, by Michael Paulson (August 16, 2004)
- Reaction Mixed over Cardinal Law's Duties, by John Phillips (August 16, 2004)
- Hotline Started in Altar Boy Murder Case: Former Officer Looking for New Clues, TheBostonChannel.com (August 16, 2004)
- Hubbard Proposes 'Healing' Meeting: In Letter Distributed Sunday, Bishop Extends Invitation to Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse, by Ken Thurman (August 16, 2004)

- Former Catholic Priest Michael Wempe Free While Awaiting Trial, Associated Press (August 17, 2004)
- Diocese Faces 20th Sex Abuse Lawsuit, by Nick Hytrek (August 17, 2004)
- Diocese Settlement, Republican (August 17, 2004)
- Diocese to Begin Educational Program about Sexual Abuse, WAVE 3 TV (August 17, 2004)
- 18 Priests Named in Settlement, by Bill Zajac (August 17, 2004)

- Victims Group Plans to Push Clergy Abuse Issue with Candidate, Associated Press (August 18, 2004)
- More Join Abuse Suit against Nuns: Alleged Victims Attended School for Deaf Students, by Emily Anthes (August 18, 2004)
- Three More Priests Named in Settlement, Berkshire Eagle (August 18, 2004)
- Child Abuse Scheme to Cover 30 More Centers, One in Four (August 18, 2004)
- Predator Alert: Alert Sex Offender to Be Released from Prison New Mexico, Team Amber Alert News (August 18, 2004)

- Group Rallies, Accuses Nuns of Abuse, by Susan Hogan (August 19, 2004)
- Priest Pornography Investigation May Take Years, by William Johnson (August 19, 2004)
- Perv Priest Bust, by Dan Mangan (August 19, 2004)
- Convicted Priest May Face New Charges, by Ian Munro (August 19, 2004)
- Accused Priests Took in Minors: When Fathers Acted As Fathers, Complaints Often Followed, by Claudia Rowe and Michelle Nicolosi (August 19, 2004)
- Web Site Posts Some Diocese Documents, by Todd Ruger (August 19, 2004)
- Court: Church Protected, by Bill Zajac (August 19, 2004)

- Local Churches Strive to Keep Sanctuaries Safe from Sexual Predators, Harm, by Wendy Isom (August 24, 2004)
- Judge: Extended Statute of Limitations in Sex Cases Unconstitutional, ABC7 TV (August 24, 2004)
- Group Considers Orphanage Abuse Lawsuit, ABC News (August 24, 2004)
- O'Malley off to Vatican to Report on Abuse, by Daniel Balint-Kurti (August 24, 2004)
- Priest's Trial Set to Go: Try at Dismissal Rejected in Molestation Case, by Sabrina Crawford (August 24, 2004)
- Book Review: 'Vows of Silence' Authors Make Their Case against John Paul II, by Kevin Cullen (August 24, 2004)
- Methods Offered to React to Abuse: Model Suggested for Child Workers, by Judy Harrison (August 24, 2004)
- Church Administrator Is out, by Andrea Johnson (August 24, 2004)
- Church Audit Still Disputed, Two Years after Settlement: Superior Court Hearing to Be Next Month, by Eric Moskowitz (August 24, 2004 )
- Diocese to Inform Parishes of Abuse Allegations: Other Potential Victims Encouraged to Come Forward, Press-Citizen (August 24, 2004)
- Priests in Abuse Cases Avoid Defrocking: Vatican's Concerns Lie with Victims -- and Clergymen -- Says Church Spokesman, by Claudia Rowe (August 24, 2004)
- Priest Wants Case Dropped: Ex-Waltham Pastor Seeks Dismissal of Theft Allegations, by Jennifer Roy (August 24, 2004)
- Vatican Paper a Key to Abuse Suits, by Kathleen A. Shaw (August 24, 2004)
- Two Years after Agreement, Church Audit Hasn't Begun: State, Church Can't Agree on Who Should Pay, WMUR Channel 9 (August 24, 2004)
- Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty, WPVI (August 24, 2004)
- Groups Advised on Abuse Claims, by Joshua L. Weinstein (August 24, 2004)
- Priest's Molest Case Waits for a Trial Date: Judge Decides Jose Superiaso Can Be Prosecuted, by Amy Yarbrough (August 24, 2004)

- Bishop Takes Queen: Raymond Burke Is Highly Traditional. That's Why He Received the Final Vows of a Transgendered Nun, by Malcolm Gay (August 25, 2004)
- 6 Join Lawsuit Claiming Abuse by Catholic Nuns, Associated Press (August 25, 2004)
- Priest Admits Ordering Child Pornography at Seminary, Associated Press (August 25, 2004)
- Bishop Considering Options on Rome Support for "Bullying" Priest, Catholic News (August 25, 2004)
- Six More Plaintiffs Allege Abuse While at Orphanage: 35 Have Now Sued Sisters of Charity, by Gregory A. Hall (August 25, 2004)
- Parishes to Learn about Allegations: Priest's Other 'Victims' Asked to Come Forward, by Mike McWilliams (August 25, 2004)
- Diocese Ends Priest Investigation, by Todd Ruger (August 25, 2004)
- Abuse Lawsuit Filed Too Late, Court Decides, by Jim Salter (August 25, 2004)
- Diocese Says Allegation of Abuse by Current Priest Is Credible, WHO-TV Channel 13 (August 25, 2004)
- Women Appeal Dismissal of Suit against Erie Diocese. Louis Archdiocese to Settle 18 Abuse Cases, WNEP TV (August 25, 2004)
- Priest Expected to Plead Guilty: Former Quakertown Clergyman Faces Child Pornography Charges, by Steve Wartenberg (August 25, 2004)

- St. Louis Archdiocese to Settle 18 Abuse Cases, Associated Press (August 26, 2004)
- Priest Seeks Probe of Lawyer's Charge: Albany - John Aretakis Had Accused the Rev. Carl Urban of Abusing Boy, by Michele Morgan Bolton (August 26, 2004)
- Shawnee Priest on Leave after Abuse Is Alleged, by Dawn Bormann (August 26, 2004)
- Diocese to Face Queries in Case, by Laura Hancock (August 26, 2004)
- Catholic Diocese Appeal Requested, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 26, 2004)
- Name of Accused Priest to Be Released This Week: The Diocese of Davenport Decides to Take the Action to Find out If More People Claim to Be Victims, by Erin Jordan and Shirley Ragsdale (August 26, 2004)
- Priest Pleads Guilty to Having Child Porn: Former Quakertown Cleric Faces Prison for Images on Computer, by Pervaiz Shallwani (August 26, 2004)
- Priest Pleads Guilty in Child-Pornography Case, by Joseph A. Slobodzian (August 26, 2004)
- Diocese Settles 18 Abuse Suits, by Tim Townsend (August 26, 2004)
- Probation Lifted to Let Former Henderson Priest Go to Missouri, Associated Press (August 26, 2004)
- Charge in $60,000 Theft from Diocese, by Denise M. Bonilla (August 26, 2004)
- Former Douglaston Priest Accused Again of Molestation, by Liz Rhoades (August 26, 2004)
- Lawyer Says Abuse Priest Implicated Paterson Bishop in Cover-up, by Steve Strunskyp (August 26, 2004)

- Ex-Priest: I Admitted Sex Abuse to Paterson Bishop In'84, by Jeff Diamant (August 27, 2004)
- Ex-Priest: Rodimer Knew about Sexual Abuse: Court Papers Say Bishop Persuaded Victim to Keep Quiet, by Eugene Mulero (August 27, 2004)
- Sexual Abuse Case: Judge Lifts Formal Probation: Move Allows Former Henderson Priest to Be Housed in State Where One of His Victims Lives, by Glenn Puit (August 27, 2004)
- La Crosse Priest Removed in Case Involving a 30-Year-Old Allegation, by Juliet Williams (August 27, 2004)
- Archdiocese Settles Claims of Abuse for $2 Million, by Cheryl Wittenauer (August 27, 2004)
- Judge Rules Churches Should Report Abuse, Associated Press (August 27, 2004)
- Retired Priest's Abuses Revealed, by Elizabeth Putnam (August 27, 2004)

- Church Could Pay $1.5 Bln to Settle Abuse Claims, Reuters (August 29, 2004)
- Deposition Excerpts, Scranton Times Tribune (August 29, 2004)
- Donations Won't Be Used for Civil Settlements, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (August 29, 2004)

- Springfield Diocese Agrees to Pay for outside Counselor for Abuse Victims, by Adam Gorlick (August 30, 2004)
- Priest Turns Himself in, Michigan Courier Leader (August 30, 2004)
- Ousted Priest Still Has Support, by Marianne Love (August 30, 2004)
- Panel Expects As Many As 80 Compensation Claims for Clergy Sex Abuse, by John Nolan (August 30, 2004)
- Priest Who Loved to Bet Apologizes for Theft, by Norm Parish (August 30, 2004)
- Priest Pleads to Assault of Child: Father Stein Pleads No Contest, WBAY-TV (August 30, 2004)
- Parishes React to Inquiry: Diocese: Source Is Credible, by Gigi Wood (August 30, 2004)
- Worcester DA John Conte Zero (0), Worcester Clergy Two (2), WorcesterVoice.com (August 30, 2004)

- No Contest Plea by Priest in Sex Case, Associated Press (August 31, 2004)
- Priest Tells Parishioners He Was Sexually Abused, Plans to Resign, Associated Press (August 31, 2004)
- Man Confronts Alleged Abuse after 50 Years: Ex-Bay Area Resident Adds to Lawsuits against Church, Reunites with Area Sisters, by Melissa Evans (August 31, 2004)
- Defrocked Priest Says He's Sorry and Walks Free, by Cliona Foley (August 31, 2004)
- Tossing of Abuse Cases Appealed: Judge Ruled Statute of Limitations Passed, by Ron Goldwyn (August 31, 2004)
- Sex-Abuse Lawsuit Filed against Catholic Priest, Honolulu Advertiser (August 31, 2004)
- Catholic Church under Fire over Sex Education Row, by Hamish MacDonell (August 31, 2004)
- Plea Deal Convicts Priest of Abuse: Stein Accused of Molesting Boy in 1988, by Andy Nelesen (August 31, 2004)
- Bothell Priest an Abuse Victim, He Says: Shocked Parishioners Told He'll Refuse an Evaluation, Will Quit, by Michelle Nicolosi (August 31, 2004)
- Horan to Face Indecency Charges, Britain's One in Four (August 31, 2004)
- Child Abuse in State Home 'As Bad As Church-Run Centres', by David Quinn (August 31, 2004)
- Church Hot-Line Furor, by Heidi Singer (August 31, 2004)
- Diocese Puts a Lawyer in Charge of Its Hot Line, by Daniel J. Wakin (August 31, 2004)
- Students: Deyo Was Respected Teacher: Accused Priest Remembered, by Gigi Wood (August 31, 2004)
- Bishop Will Concelebrate Victims Mass, by Bill Zajac (August 31, 2004)
- Four More Plaintiffs Join Suit against Sisters of Charity, Associated Press (August 31, 2004)
- Former Priest Enters Plea in Molestation Case, by Beth DeFalco (August 31, 2004)
- Allen's Choice of Lawyers Raises Some Questions, by Kimball Perry (August 31, 2004)
- Paedophile Priest Jailed for Abusing Brothers, Telegraph (August 31, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Challenge Congressional Candidate Flynn, by Xiao Zhang (August 31, 2004)



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SEPTEMBER 2004

- Four More Join Orphanage Abuse Suit: They Join Others Claiming Priest, Nun Molested Them in 1950s and 60s, Associated Press (September 1, 2004)
- Legal Group Argues Church Shouldn't Pay Punitive Damages in Lawsuits, Associated Press (September 1, 2004)
- SNAP Spreads across Tennessee, by Woody Baird (September 1, 2004)
- Sex Offender Priest in Court, by Stephen Bates (September 1, 2004)
- Priest Details Sexual Assaults on Children, by Phil Garber (September 1, 2004)
- Priest of Present Claims Abuse by Priest of Past, by Jane Gargas (September 1, 2004)
- Former Priest Pleads No Contest to Molestation, by Gary Grado (September 1, 2004)
- Parishioners Continue Sit-in at St. Albert's Church, by Denise Lavoie (September 1, 2004)
- Bothell Priest Who Said He Was Molested Quits: Archdiocese Not Given Reason for Sudden Resignation, by Michelle Nicolosi (September 1, 2004)
- Jury Picks Continue in Priest Sex Trial: Defendant Accused of Molesting a 12-Year-Old Girl a Decade Ago, San Mateo County Times (September 1, 2004)
- Victims Group Puts Spotlight on Priest: Vatican Reinstated Accused Valley Cleric in February, by Tim Sheehan (September 1, 2004)
- Bothell Priest Tells Congregation He Was Abused, Leaves Job, by Janet I. Tu (September 1, 2004)

- Former St. Rose Priestís Tale Saddens, Shocks Parishioners, by Amy M. E. Fisher (September 2, 2004)
- Lawyer Wants Church Funds Frozen, by Gillian Flaccus (September 2, 2004)
- Catholic Diocese Hit with Lawsuit, by Marla A. Goldberg (September 2, 2004)
- Connolly Teacher Cleared of Alcohol, Porn Charges, by Gregg M. Miliote (September 2, 2004)
- Priest to Visit Brazilian Runner, U.TV (September 2, 2004)

- 'From Hurt to Healing': Woman Molested by Priests Tells Her Story to Help Other Victims and the Catholic Church, by Bruce Nolan (September 4, 2004)

- Pray for Abuse Victim, the Church - and Bornbach, Associated Press (September 7, 2004)
- Two More Plaintiffs Join Suit against Orphanage, Associated Press (September 7, 2004)
- Diocese to Start Support Group for Abuse Victims, by Rita Ciolli (September 7, 2004)
- Diocese Completes Second Audit of Sex Abuse Prevention Policies, by Bill Pomerleau (September 7, 2004)
- Diocese Mails Settlement Checks, Invites Victims to East Longmeadow Mass, by Bill Pomerleau (September 7, 2004)
- Problem Priests: Settling and Spinning, Post Dispatch (September 7, 2004)
- Lawsuits Increasing, but Fewer Going to Trial, by Mark Reiter (September 7, 2004)
- John Paul IIís Address to U.S. Bishops of Boston and Hartford, Zenit (September 7, 2004)

- Trial Begins for Priest Accused of Decade-Old Abuse in Bay Area, Associated Press (September 8, 2004)
- Group Asks for Censure of Bishop: Supporters of Alleged Victims of Clergy Abuse Say Orange County Catholic Leader Has Mishandled Charges, by S.J. Cahn (September 8, 2004)
- Cardinal Mahony Ordered to Provide Files, by Jean Guccione (September 8, 2004)

- Diocese Forms Sex-Abuse Group, by Nick Buglione (September 9, 2004)
- Defense Says Abuse Suit Filed Too Late, by Glenn Chapman (September 9, 2004)
- An Award of Punitive Damages against a Religious Institution: Is It a Constitutional Violation? by Marci Hamilton (September 9, 2004)
- Parishes Attempt to Shield Assets from Seizure in Bankruptcy of Archdiocese: A Group Forms to Help Churches Seek Legal Standing Amid Debate over What Could Be Used to Pay off Clergy Sex-Abuse Suits, by Nancy Haught and Steve Woodward (September 9, 2004)
- Bankruptcy Expert: Filing Would Be 'Good Thing' for Tucson Diocese, Sex-Abuse Victims, by Sheryl Kornman (September 9, 2004)
- DA Claims 'Legal Victory' in Battle over Priest Documents: Ruling Strikes down Archdiocese's Claim of Confidentiality, NBC 4 (September 9, 2004)
- No Further Allegations against Priest Emerge: No Other Victims Come Forward in Paul Deyo Case, Press-Citizen (September 9, 2004)

- Archbishop Says He's Powerless in Legal Flap over Nevada Priest, by Jim Suhr (September 10, 2004 )
- Clergy Abuse Victim Publishes Book: Some Proceeds to Go to Survivor Programs, TheBostonChannel.com (September 10, 2004)

- Cardinal Sins: Mahony's Stonewalling in Priest Abuses Continues, Press-Telegram (September 11, 2004)

- Accused Priest Recalled As Both 'Saint' and Abuser, Associated Press (September 12, 2004)
- Accuser Misses Sex Abuse Hearing, Associated Press (September 12, 2004)
- Boston Archdiocese: No Talks on New Wave of Sex Abuse Claims, Associated Press (September 12, 2004)
- Diocese Faces New Claims of Sex Abuse: Says It Cannot Afford to Settle 140 Cases Now, by Kevin Cullen (September 12, 2004)
- Acrimony Splits Victims, Church in Mediation Process, by Tom Heinen (September 12, 2004)
- Diocese Concerned about Audit, Nashua Telegraph (September 12, 2004)
- Pope Tells Bishops to Heed Laity, by Tom Rachman (September 12, 2004)

- Archdiocese: Talks on New Abuse Claims on Hold, Associated Press (September 13, 2004)
- Bishop and Pastor Offer Mass for Victims, Associated Press (September 13, 2004)
- Letterís Demands May Jeopardize Talks: Church Calls for Voice of the Faithful to Back Bishop, Further Straining Relationship between Two Sides, by Rita Ciolli (September 13, 2004)
- Church Issues Rules of Conduct: Archdiocese of Detroit Issues New Booklet of Ministry Guidelines to Combat Sex Abuse, by Mike Martindale (September 13, 2004)
- Accused Ex-Clergy Now an Organist, by Laura Raskin (September 13, 2004)
- Prosecutor: Diocese Can Handle Own Affairs, by Michelle Roberts Rushlo (September 13, 2004)
- Priest Admits to Stealing More Than $1 Million, WQAD (September 13, 2004 )
- Church Suspected Priest It Defended, by Jay Weaver (September 13, 2004)

- Closing Arguments in Priest's Molestation Trial: Alleged Victim Manipulated Him, Defense Claims, by Ethan Fletcher (September 14, 2004)
- Miami Archdiocese Sent Priest for Pedophilia Evaluation: Archdiocese Publicly Defended Priest, NBC 6 (September 14, 2004)
- Diocese of Tucson Continues Extensive Background Checks, by Maria Neider (September 14, 2004)

- Church Faces More Sexual Abuse Suits, Associated Press (September 15, 2004)
- Victims' Group Calls for Direct Reporting of Abuse Allegations, Associated Press (September 15, 2004)
- Accused Had Been Named, Diocese Says, by Kevin Cullen (September 15, 2004)
- Hispanics Resist Plan for Diocesean Fingerprinting, by Julia Duin (September 15, 2004)
- Mediators Say Agreements Reached in 37 of 93 Abuse Reports, by John Hartzell (September 15, 2004)
- Judge Denies Diocese Attempts to Dismiss Suits, by Todd Ruger (September 15, 2004)
- Former Milwaukee Priest Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault: Simon Palathingal to Be Sentenced in November, TheMilwaukeeChannel.com (September 15, 2004)
- Catholic Activists Demand Release of National Audit: Audit Checks Compliance with Child Protection Policies, TheWMURChannel.com (September 15, 2004)
- Priest Who Left Treatment Center Lives near School, by Tim Townsend (September 15, 2004)

- Church Abuse Group Offers Healing Ideas to Pilla, by Brian E. Albrecht (September 16, 2004)
- Middlesex Priest Admits Sex Crimes in Wisconsin, by Jeff Diamant (September 16, 2004)

- BC Clergy Abuse Program Becoming Permanent, Associated Press (September 19, 2004)
- Church Lawyers Say Abuse Victims Can't Sue, Associated Press (September 19, 2004)
- Former Priest Sentenced in Sex Abuse, Associated Press (September 19, 2004)
- Hear Their Voices, NY Times (September 19, 2004)
- Blame, Authority Are Elusive in Case of Priest, by Tim Townsend (September 19, 2004)

- Second US Catholic Diocese Bankrupt after Child Sex Scandals, KGUN (September 20, 2004)
- Diocese Wanted Rev. Holley out: Personal Letters Detailing Priest's Situation Obtained by T&G, by Kathleen A. Shaw (September 20, 2004)

- High Court Will Not Hear Rochester Church Abuse Case, Associated Press (September 21, 2004)
- Parishioners, Clergy Support Bishop's Decision on Filing, Associated Press (September 21, 2004 )
- More Cases Expected; Some Will Remain Silent, by Tom Beal (September 21, 2004)
- Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit, Capital News 9 (September 21, 2004)
- Priest's Libel Suit Is Thrown out by Judge, by Jean Guccione (September 21, 2004)
- Burke Fears for Priest Panel Autonomy, by James Janega (September 21, 2004)
- Nursery, Grower Buy Abbey Farmland for $1.7 Million: The Monks Sell 133 Acres to Kraemer Nursery and 70 to a Silverton Farmer to Raise Money for Abuse Lawsuits, by Ron Soble (September 21, 2004)

- Former Nun Sentenced for Molestation 35 Years Ago, by Jon Frank (September 22, 2004)
- Diocese in Phoenix Calls Bankruptcy Unlikely Option, by Joseph A. Reaves (September 22, 2004)

- Newspapers Seek Access to Abuse Records, Associated Press (September 23, 2004)
- Pope Defrocks Davenport Priest, Associated Press (September 23, 2004)
- Suit Filed against Former Portland Priest, Associated Press (September 23, 2004)
- Catholic Center at Tufts Sold to University: Terms of Sale Undisclosed to Public, by Keith Barry (Seprtember 23, 2004)
- Diocese Announces Mediation Program: Albany's Roman Catholic Diocese Opens Storefront Location in Troy to Serve Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse, by Michele Morgan Bolton (September 23, 2004)
- Once Welcomed, Boston Archbishop Now Sees Goodwill Evaporate with Parish Closings, Associated Press (September 23, 2004)
- Former NY Judge Levine to Head Project for Clergy Abuse Victims, by John Caher (September 23, 2004)
- Review Board Head Opposes Naming Clergy, Women Religious to Board, Catholic News Service (September 23, 2004)
- Diocese Hit with New Abuse Lawsuits, by Susan Evans (September 23, 2004)
- State: Priest Diverted Church Cash: Probe Finds St. Joseph Pastor Placed Collection Money in "Gray Box" with No Accountability, by Melissa E. Holsman (September 23, 2004)
- Diocese Set to Split with Its Parishes: Chapter 11 Case Makes Assets Major Legal Issue, by Stephanie Innes (September 23, 2004)
- New Book on Priestly Abuses in 17th Century a Timely Topic for Today, Religion News Service (September 23, 2004)
- Two L.A. Courts to Hear Sex Charges against Napa Priest, by David Ryan (September 23, 2004)
- Priest's Disclosure Helps, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (September 23, 2004)
- Media, Bridgeport Diocese Debate Abuse Documents, by Lynne Tuohy (September 23, 2004)
- 'Good Touch, Bad Touch' Program Starts in Catholic Schools This Week, by Justin Wilfon (September 23, 2004)

- Cardinal Mahony Deplores Abuse, Defends Church Litigation, Associated Press (September 24, 2004)
- Diocese Seeks Venue Change: Judge Asked to Rethink Abuse Case Being in Boston Instead of Albany, by Michele Morgan Bolton (September 24, 2004)
- NY Judge Refuses Priest's Request to Silence Lawyer, by John Caher (September 24, 2004)
- O'Malley Spokesman Expected to Step down, by Kevin Cullen (September 24, 2004)
- Norwalk Man Honored for Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse, by John Nickerson (September 24, 2004)

- Bishops Plan to Name Nun to Sex Abuse Panel: Move Would Jeopardize Group's Independence, Members Say, by Alan Cooperman (September 25, 2004)
- Catholic Diocese Involved in Small Claims Lawsuit, WLBZ (September 25, 2004)

- Diocese, N.H. Go to Court over Abuse Agreement: Fallout over Scope of Annual Audits, Associated Press (September 26, 2004)
- Group to Hand out Leaflets at Churches, Associated Press (September 26, 2004)
- Mahony Better Watch out for Legion of Christ, by Jason Berry (September 26, 2004)
- Fight against Abuse by Clergy Far from over, Survivors Say, by John Nickerson (September 26, 2004)
- Nun's Role on Sex Abuse Panel Is Questioned, Washington Post (September 26, 2004)

- Look at Priest Sex Abuse Allegations, Associated Press (September 27, 2004)
- Victims of Clergy Abuse Hold Conference, Associated Press (September 27, 2004)
- Church Abuse Survivor Network Visits Iowa City, by Keisha Brown (September 27, 2004)
- Indicted Bishop Won't Be Tried, Statute Expired, Catholic World News (September 27, 2004)
- Archdiocese Hired Lawyer to Reach out to Accusers in Sex Scandal, by Claudia Rowe (September 27, 2004)

- Plans Halted for Parish Expansion: Delay Stems from Portland Archdiocese Decision to File for Bankruptcy Protection, by Jonel Aleccia (September 28, 2004)
- Catholic Church Supports Immunity Act, by Karen Ayres (September 28, 2004)
- Dupre's Indictment Can't Be Used to Bolster Civil Suit, Capital News 9 (September 28, 2004)
- Unseal the Records in Priest Scandal, Connecticut Post (September 28, 2004)
- Kelly, Diocese Remain at Odds: Lawsuit Attempts to Recoup Almost $1 Million in Misused Parish Funds, by Amanda Lehmert (September 28, 2004)
- Judge Looks at Audit Dispute between AG's Office, Diocese, by Kathryn Marchocki (September 28, 2004)
- Survivors Group Requests Allen's Deal with the Archdiocese Be Investigated, by Neil Relyea (September 28, 2004)
- History of Former Bishop Thomas L. Dupre, Republican (September 28, 2004)
- Catholics Called to Action: Voice of Faithful Conference Set Nov. 13 in Worcester Voice of Faithful Meeting Set Nov. 13, by Kathleen A. Shaw (September 28, 2004)
- Court Again Says Priest Can Be Charged in 1970s Case, by Jim Suhr (September 28, 2004)

- Drop Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations, Advocates Say, Associated Press (September 29, 2004)
- Eight Claiming Abuse Sue Pittsburgh Diocese; One Suit Filed in Allentown, Associated Press (September 29, 2004)
- Insurance Companies Want Delay on Church Abuse Trial, Associated Press (September 29, 2004)
- Iowa Priest Accused of Abuse Dies at Treatment Center, Associated Press (September 29, 2004)
- L.A. Priest Arrested for Alleged Child Molestation, Associated Press (September 29, 2004)
- Dark Cloud Stalls over the Diocese, Commercial Appeal (September 29, 2004)
- Abuse Victims Question Deal Made by Allen, by Kevin Eigelbach (September 29, 2004)
- Judge Sets Hearing on Diocese Request for Deadline on Abuse Claims, by Sheryl Kornman (September 29, 2004)
- Time Is up for Statute, by Eileen McNamara (September 29, 2004)

- 8 File Abuse Suit against Diocese, by David Conti (September 30, 2004)
- Priest's Lawyers: Dismiss Lawsuit: Leonard's Counsel Says Statute of Limitations Has Expired in the Case, by Alberta Lindsey (September 30, 2004)
- Priest Who Served in Valley Sued over Alleged Sex Abuse, by Precious Petty (September 30, 2004)
- Another View: Diocese of Manchester Is Protecting Our Children, by Diane Murphy Quinlan (September 30, 2004)
- Child Rape Case Renews Appeal: Advocates Press to Lift Limits on Law, by Ralph Ranalli (September 30, 2004)
- Confronting Abusive Priests, USA Today (September 30, 2004)



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OCTOBER 2004

- Austrian Bishop Resigns; Preempts Vatican Announcement, Catholic World News (October 1, 2004 )
- Voice of the Faithful Head Submits Resignation, by Theo Emery (October 1, 2004 )
- How Long Should Culpability Last? This Week's Dismissal of Abuse Charges against a Catholic Bishop Raises Many Issues, from Statutes of Limitations to a Cultural Shift, by Sara B. Miller (October 1, 2004)
- Local Lay Catholics Hope to Make Difference through Voice of Faithful, by Janet Ortegon (October 1, 2004)
- Davenport Diocese Talks Money, by Shirley Ragsdale (October 1, 2004)
- Bishop Says Abuse Scandal Could Force Diocese into Bankruptcy, by Judith R. Tackett (October 1, 2004)
- High Court to Hear Case of Priest Child Abuse, by Judith R. Tackett (October 1, 2004)
- Accused Priest Is Offered Plea Bargain, by Adam Wittenberg (October 1, 2004)

- The Power of Forgiveness, by Rekha Basu (October 3, 2004)

- Suit Says Priest Molested Boy: Allegation: The Accuser, Now 25, Says the Incidents Began in 1983 at an Inland Church, by Michael Fisher (October 4, 2004)
- Seattle Man Permanently Removed from Priesthood, KOMO (October 4, 2004)
- Priests Seen As Interested in Discussing Celibacy Issue: Most Wish for Review, National Survey Shows, by Jay Tokasz (October 4, 2004)
- More Society Honors 7, by Elizabeth Roman (October 4, 2004)
- Austrian Catholic Church Removes Alleged Pedophile Priest, Inq7.net (October 4, 2004)

- Mixed Response to Anglican Sex Register, ABC (October 5, 2004)
- Court Refuses to Move, Dismiss Abuse Case against Priest, by Robert Cristo (October 5, 2004)
- Priest Charged with Sex Abuse in Australia: News Reported He Had Been Working in Samoa Despite Charges, by Reese Dunklin (October 5, 2004)
- Judge Expected to Set Trial Date in Abuse Cases: Move Could Push Church Lawyers to Settle out of Court, by Don Lattin (October 5, 2004)

- $3M Suit Claims Abuse by Clergy: Charlton Man Files Lawsuit Alleging 2 Priests Made Sexual Advances toward Him As a Teen, by Michele Morgan Bolton (October 6, 2004)
- Vatican Orders Trial for 3 N.O. Priests: Legal Action Private; 4th Case Gets Hearing, by Martha Carr (October 6, 2004)
- 4 Allege Abuse by Salem Priest: A Fifth Also Will File Suit Today against Michael Sprauer, by Alan Gustafson (October 6, 2004)
- Report Criticizes Archdiocese for Ignoring Troubling Behavior by Priests, by Claudia Rowe (October 6, 2004)
- Bid to Freeze Diocese Assets Is Rejected: No Standing Seen in Sex-Abuse Cases, by Onell R. Soto (October 6, 2004)

- Archbishop Addresses Abuse at Southern Oregon Service, Associated Press (October 7, 2004)
- Groups from 10 Parishes Ask Davenport Diocese Bankruptcy Meetings, Associated Press (October 7, 2004)
- Synod Prays for Forgiveness for Child Abuse, by Kelly Burke (October 7, 2004)
- Ilinois and Chicago Archdiocese Sued over Failure to Enforce and Comply with Child Protection Mandated Reporter Law Uniformly, eMediaWire (October 7, 2004)
- Bishop Reinstates Edison Priest, Home News Tribune (October 7, 2004)
- State High Court Hears Church Abuse Case, NewsChannel 5 (October 7, 2004)
- Knoth's Life, and Future, Still Enigma: Ex-Loyola President Vanished after Resigning over Abuse Case, by Bruce Nolan (October 7, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Survivor Speaks to Brookline Faithful, by Bernie Smith (October 7, 2004)
- Vatican Reporter to Speak at VOTF, Reading (October 7, 2004)
- High Court Hears Priest Conduct Case, by William Williams (October 7, 2004)
- Priest to Get Trial Date, by Sara Withee (October 7, 2004)

- Judge Pushes Back Trial in Class-Action Suit against Diocese, Associated Press (October 8, 2004)
- Group Wants Church to Take Action against Allegedly Abusive Priest, by Bonnie Druker (October 8, 2004)
- Lawsuit against Priests Spills across Border: Evaluations of the Two Men Accused of Molestation Are Being Fought over in U.S., Canadian Courts, by Mark Guydish (October 8, 2004)
- Child Porn Shockwaves Widen, New Zealand Herald (October 8, 2004)

- Trial Set in Priest Abuse Lawsuit: Church Backed out of Settlement with SR Woman, by Guy Kovner (October 9, 2004)
- Warning about Ex-Priest Urged: Suspected Abuser Is a Threat to Kids in Haiti, and Church Should Act, Group Says, Haiti-Info.com (October 9, 2004)

- Priests' Secrets Are Safe, but Is Anyone Else? by James Gill (October 10, 2004)

- Audit: Priest Didn't Steal, by Rachel Harris (October 11, 2004)
- Alleged Victim Tried to Protect Others, by Bill Zajac (October 11, 2004)

- Archbishop, Ex-Michigan Seminary Dean, Dates Church Woes to '60s, Associated Press (October 12, 2004)
- Avalanche of Church Abuse Cases, Associated Press (October 12, 2004)
- Church Scandal May Deepen: Lawyer: Papers Show Earlier Coverup of Abuse, by Janice Morse and Dan Horn (October 12, 2004)
- Catholics to Review Sex-Abuse Policy, Pioneer Press (October 12, 2004)
- Sex Scandal Has Diocese Talking Bankruptcy, WHBF (October 12, 2004)
- Policy Will Face First Challenge, Worcester Voice (October 12, 2004)

- Priests' Files May Be Released in Sex Abuse Lawsuits: Judge Plans to Include Employment Records, Defendants' Names, CNN (October 13, 2004)

- Testimony Continues in Eichoff Trial, KOTV (October 14, 2004)
- Lawyer for Church Asks Judge Not to Release Priests' Data: Media Seek Access to Documents Not Yet Put in Evidence, by Henry K. Lee (October 14, 2004)
- Do Nuns Die Virgins? by Mavis Makuni (October 14, 2004)
- Catholics Awaiting Financial Decision, by Todd Ruger (October 14, 2004)
- Columbus Bishop to Retire; Says Pleased with Handling of Abuse, by Carrie Spencer (October 14, 2004)

- From the Editor's Desk: Surviving the Storms of Dysfunction, by Tom Roberts (October 15, 2004)

- Beyond Anger, by Kristen Campbell (October 16, 2004)
- Mass of Remembrance Held for Abuse Victims, RTE (October 16, 2004)

- Activists Warn Neighbors of Priest Accused of Rape: David Kelley Never Charged, but Has Faced 38 Civil Suits, by Angela Sachitano (October 17, 2004)
- Bankruptcy Creates Uncertainty, by Aubin Tyler (October 17, 2004)

- Jury Splits Verdict in Priest Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Associated Press (October 18, 2004)
- D'Arcy's Warnings Praised: Local Bishop Earned Trust, Says Member of Abuse Review Board, by Rebecca S. Green (October 18, 2004)
- Egan, Priests to Huddle on Abuse Cases, by Gary Stern (October 18, 2004)
- Parishoners Want to Know, "Where's the Money?", by Patrice Walsh (October 18, 2004)
- Priest to Be First to Stand Trial on Abuse: Barring Deal, Jury Selection to Begin, by Jim Walsh (October 18, 2004)
- Sex-Victims Group Targets Lanzinger: SNAP Claims Diocese Work Posed a Conflict, by David Yonke (October 18, 2004)

- Group Keeps Sounding Alarm about Former Hoosier Priest, by Ruth Holladay (October 19, 2004)
- Bishop Lauded for Alert about Sex-Abuse Scandal, Indianapolis Star (October 19, 2004)
- Judge Weighs Lawsuit against Priest, by Rocco LaDuca (October 19, 2004)
- Tulsa Jury Clears Priest, Rejects His Slander Suit, by Larry Levy (October 19, 2004)
- Priests and Teachers on Trial in Italy over 'Paedophile Ring', by Richard Owen (October 19, 2004)

- Lawyer Calls Diocese Settlement Offer Too Low, by David Abel (October 20, 2004)
- Bishop Orders Probe of Priest Accused in Paterson Years Ago, by Jeff Diamant (October 20, 2004)
- 5 Panelists Cite Clergy Abuse Impact on Them, by Stephanie Innes (October 20, 2004)
- A Call for 'Restorative Justice' in Cases of Abuse: There Also Was Criticism of the Catholic Leadership for Missing the "Hope and Healing" Symposium, by Jim Remsen (October 20, 2004)
- Chaplain Claims Sexual Harassment; Files Suit against St. Mary's Hospital, by Missy Stoddard (October 20, 2004)

- Work of Review Board Reflected on by Justice, by Rebecca S. Green (October 21, 2004 )
- Event to Give Abuse-Prevention Tips, by Michael Fisher (October 22, 2004)
- Tucson Catholic Priest Charged with Public Indecency, KVOA (October 22, 2004)
- Maine Lawyer Joins Catholic Reform Effort, by Gregory D. Kesich (October 22, 2004)
- Diocese in Compliance with Protecting Kids from Sex Abuse: Audit Finds That National Guidelines Are Being Followed, by Kevin Kilbane (October 22, 2004)
- Diocese Motion Denied, by Warren Kitts (October 22, 2004)
- The Legion of Christ, by Richard P. McBrien (October 22, 2004)
- After 3 Years of Abuse Crisis, U.S. Bishops' Head Ready for a Retreat, by John Thavis (October 22, 2004)

- Lawyer Says Ex-Priest in Abuse Case Is Terminally III, Associated Press (October 23, 2004)
- Money Can't Buy Justice for Abuse Survivor, by Bill Janz (October 23, 2004)

- Diocese Forces Priest to Resign, by Kelley Bouchard (October 24, 2004)
- Image of Ignorance of Catholic Church, by Jimmy Breslin (October 24, 2004)
- Diocese Celebrates 20 Years of Service, by James D. Davis (October 24, 2004)
- Questions Raised over Handling of Nun Abuse: Woman Told Morris-Based Order She Was Molested by a Sister Who Is an Administrator, by Abbott Koloff (October 24, 2004)
- Survivors Gather for Discussion in Mobile, by Steve Myers (October 24, 2004)
- Editorial: Bishops Must Maintain Policy of Zero Tolerance, San Antonio Express-News (October 24, 2004)

- Cardinal James A. Hickey, 1920-2004: A Steadfast Servant of D.C. Area's Needy, by Caryle Murphy (October 25, 2004)

- Victims Group Denied Role in Diocese Case in Tucson, Associated Press (October 26, 2004)
- A Cardinal's Sin: Is He the Church Corporeal, or Just a Cog in a Corporate Bureaucracy? Power of Abuse, by Michael Feingold (October 26, 2004)

- Parkway Voice of the Faithful Comes to a Cross Roads, by Ray Hainer (October 27, 2004)
- Priest Charged with Sexual Assault, by Tom Heinen (October 27, 2004)
- Theater Review | 'Sin a Cardinal Deposed': The Anguish Is Plausible, but His Eminence Forgets, by Charles Isherwood (October 27, 2004)
- Priests' Accuser Says'... It's Ok to Speak up': Man Alleges Sex Abuse Occurred in the 1960s at Church in Hopewell, by Alberta Lindsey (October 27, 2004)
- Ex-Priest's Family Comes to Grips with His Crimes, by Bill McClellan (October 27, 2004)
- Police Probing Lavigne in Pa, by Bill Zajac (October 27, 2004)

- Maine Diocese Settles Lawsuit: Payment Covers Cost of Therapy, Associated Press (October 28, 2004)
- Priest Owes Molestation Victim Millions: Despite Priest's Church Paycheck, Victim Sees Nothing, by Robert Freitas (October 28, 2004)
- Priest Pleads Guilty in Sexual Misconduct Case, by Gary Grado (October 28, 2004)
- Priests' Files to Be Kept Secret: Major Victory for Catholic Church As Oakland Judge Reverses Earlier Ruling, by Guy Kovner (October 28, 2004)
- Court Retracts Ruling to Hear Sex Abuse Cases, by Frank Santiago and Shirley Ragsdale (October 28, 2004)
- Ex-Diocese Voice Talks Leadership, by Bill Zajac (October 28, 2004)

- Key Changes in Bishop's Abuse Policy Review Board, by Joe Feuerherd (October 29, 2004)
- Diocesan Bankruptcies Place Church Workers at Risk: Settlements Have Potential to Create New Set of Victims, by Peter O'Reilly (October 29, 2004)



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NOVEMBER 2004

- Church Cases Are Back in Spotlight, by David Crumm (November 2, 2004)
- Ex-Priest's Accusers Now Fight Diocese: Church Lawyers Say Suit Is Misdirected, by Jeff Diamant (November 2, 2004)
- Ex-Cape Pastor Faces Allegation of Child Porn, by Sean Gonsalves and Eric Williams (November 2, 2004)
- Priest Quizzed in Kiddie Porn Case, by J.M. Lawrence (November 2, 2004)

- Talks Begin, Settlement Could Bankrupt Catholic Diocese, KXLY (November 3, 2004)

- Charlotte Diocese to Decide Priest's Fate, Associated Press (November 4, 2004)
- Church Abuse Hearing Set, Associated Press (November 4, 2004)
- Ad Campaign Will Seek out Clergy Abuse Victims, by Stephanie Innes (November 4, 2004)
- Ex-Priest's Release Sparks Outburst, by Tony Keim and Amanda Watt (November 4, 2004)
- Abuse Victim to Speak at VOTF, Reading Advocate (November 4, 2004)
- Priest in Child Porn Probe: The Rev. Stephen Fernandes, Former Pastor of a Hyannis Church, Will Be Arraigned Monday, by Steve Urbon (November 4, 2004)

- Bk'lyn Priest Cleared of Sex Abuse, by Stephanie Saul (November 5, 2004)

- The Pastor and the Missing Money: Priest in Rumson Stole at Least $500,000, Lavished Gifts on Male Friend, Authorities Say, by Brian Donohue and Mary Jo Patterson (November 6, 2004)
- Clergy Abuse Lawyers Scour for Information, by Ross Farrow (November 6, 2004)
- Juries, Not Technicalities, Are Way to Settle Abuse Cases, by Donald P. Russo (November 6, 2004)
- Diocese Sued in Sex Abuse Cases, by Mary Beth Smetzer (November 6, 2004)

- Priest Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault, Associated Press (November 9, 2004)
- Frankfort Man Fights Motion to Move Trial, by Jessica Arsenault (November 9, 2004)
- Civil Suit Filed against the Rev. Liberatore, by Chris Birk (November 9, 2004)
- Judge Rules Church Abuse Suit Can Continue, by Matthew Junker (November 9, 2004)
- Support for Suits Claiming Child Abuse by Charities, by Laura Mansnerus (November 9, 2004)
- Child Molestation Returns to Parish, NBC 4 (November 9, 2004)
- Priest Pleads Innocent in Porn Case: The Rev. Stephen Fernandes, Formerly of Hyannis, Is Said to Be Despondent, by Steve Urbon (November 9, 2004)

- Former Judge to Head School's Investigation of Its President, Associated Press (November 10, 2004)
- N.H. Cannot Prosecute Mass. Bishop on Sex Charges, by Adam Gorlick (November 10, 2004)
- Wash. Diocese to File for Bankruptcy, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (November 10, 2004)
- Former Priest's Hearing Delayed, by Tona Kunz (November 10, 2004)
- Study Finds US Catholics Angry over Handling of Scandals, Times-Picayune (November 10, 2004)
- Catholic Giving Increases, by Bill Zajac (November 10, 2004)

- Baton Rouge Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Claim Involving Late Bishop, Will Rename High School, Associated Press (November 11, 2004)
- Former Monk Named in Fairbanks Diocese Sex Abuse Suit, Associated Press (November 11, 2004)
- Problems in Spokane Diocese Raise Questions about Succession Among American Bishops, by Nicholas K. Geranios (November 11, 2004)
- Sex Abuse by Clergy Prompts Flyer Drive, by Brian Harmon (November 11, 2004)
- Investigating Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandals, by Tom Heinen (November 11, 2004)
- Morale of Church Workers Suffers in Abuse Crisis: McChesney Calls Survey a Success Story for Church, by Dennis OíConnor (November 11, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Victims Endorse Bishop for National Presidency, SNAP (November 11, 2004)

- Former Priest Acquitted of Sexual Abuse, Associated Press (November 13, 2004)
- Church Abuse Victim Seeks Right to Sue, Bangor Daily News (November 13, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Priest Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence: 'I'm an Evil, Sick, Cunning and Sneaky Man', Belfast Telegraph (November 13, 2004)
- Secrets, Sins and Silence, by Phillip O'Connor (November 13, 2004)
- Area Catholic Priests Discuss Issues Facing Their Parishes, by Karen Palmer (November 13, 2004)
- Some Ask If Accused Priests Get Fair Shake, by Ann Rodgers (November 13, 2004)
- 22-Year-Old Accused of Sexually Abusing 2 Boys: The Incidents Include Videotaping the Abuse, Police Say. The Suspect Began to Work with a Youth Ministry at a Catholic Church, by Chris Tisch (November 13, 2004)
- Church Abuse Case Gave Other Victims Courage, by James Zambroski (November 13, 2004)

- Catholic Bishops Begin Meeting Burdened by Abuse Costs, Associated Press (November 14, 2004)
- Former Students Describe Pattern of Abuse at Missouri Seminary, Associated Press (November 14, 2004)
- Sex Abuse Scandal Hangs over US Bishops' Choice of New Leader, Reuters (November 14, 2004)
- New Church Foundation Has a Multiple Mission, by Kelley Bouchard (November 14, 2004)
- Tucson Diocese Runs Ads Searching for Yuma Abuse Victims, by James Gilbert (November 14, 2004)
- Pastor Says Bishops Should Be Jailed for 'Silence' on Abuse: Strong Rebuke at Worcester Forum, by Michael Levenson (November 14, 2004)
- Voice of Faith Is Silenced, by Eileen McNamara (November 14, 2004)
- O'Malley Offers Short Extensions to Parishes: O'Malley Ties Closings to Sex-Abuse Scandal: Archbishop Calls Decision 'Personally Repulsive', by Franci Richardson (November 14, 2004)
- Wenski Replaces Dorsey As Bishop of Orlando Diocese, by Mark I. Pinsky and Linda Shrieves (November 14, 2004)
- Bishops Poised to Pick Leader; Unsettled Times for Catholics, by Janet I. Tu (November 14, 2004)
- Church Trains 6,000 in Abuse Prevention: Priests, Teachers, Volunteers Learn to Spot a Problem and How to Protect Victims, by Alyssa Young (November 14, 2004)

- Despite Settlement, Victims Struggle to Ease the Pain, by Kevin Cullen (November 15, 2004)
- Silenced Priest Warns of Gay Crisis, by Julia Duin (November 15, 2004)
- Dad Is Haunted by Family Friend's Abuse of Son, by Phillip O'Connor (November 15, 2004)

- US Bishops Elect New Chief after Sex Scandal, IOL (November 16, 2004)

- Diocese Urges Rejection of Suit: Interviews, Statute of Limitations Cited in Response to Abuse Claim, by Michele Morgan Bolton (November 17, 2004)
- George to Oversee Priest Abuse Policy: Cardinal Will Lead Nationwide Effort to Refine Rules, by Manya A. Brachear (November 17, 2004)
- Lawyer: Indian School Students Have Recourse, by Chet Brokaw (November 17, 2004)
- Judges to Evaluate Repressed Memory: School Fights í70s Sex Abuse Allegations, Columbia Daily Tribune (November 17, 2004)
- Landslide Skylstad; Vice President George; Liturgy Surprise, by Joe Feuerherd (November 17, 2004)
- Phoenix Diocese Claim Clouds Issue of Parishes' Financial Dependency, by Stephanie Innes (November 17, 2004)
- Judgment Day: The Pope in Winter: the Dark Face of John Paulís Legacy, by Cristina Odone and John Cornwell (November 17, 2004)
- Church Group Recommends Keeping Abusive Clergy Ban: Bishops Meeting in Annual Conference, TheBostonChannel.com (November 17, 2004)
- Audit Finds Church Needs Better Abuse Prevention, Times Argus (November 17, 2004)
- Catholic Bishops Launch Marriage Initiative, by Deborah Zabarenko (November 17, 2004)

- Deposition Men: They Arenít Priests, but These Four Are Sure to Get Deposed in Orange Dioceseís Boy-Buggering Trials, by Gustavo Arellano (November 18, 2004)
- Head of Bishops' Child Protection Office Plans to Resign in February, by Agostino Bono (November 18, 2004)
- Groups Accept School's Apology, by Jennifer Przydzial (November 18, 2004)
- Journey to Justice - Part 2: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Diocese of LaCrosse, by Susan Ramsett (November 18, 2004)
- Priest Sentenced in Molestation Case, by Anne Sutherland (November 18, 2004)

- Secrecy Clouds Sullivan Case, Advocate (November 19, 2004)
- Established in 1844: America's Oldest Catholic Newspaper in Continuous Publication: Church under Siege: Suits with No Limits, by Tim Drake (November 19, 2004)
- Our View: Healing Required of New Bishops' Leader: Opinion Page, Duluth News Tribune (November 19, 2004)
- Journey to Justice-Part 1: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Diocese of LaCrosse, by Susan Ramsett (November 19, 2004)
- Retired Priest Being Sued over Abuse Allegations, WCAX (November 19, 2004)

- Area Residents Share Memories of Cardinal Mahony, Lodi News-Sentinel (November 20, 2004)
- Church Leadership Stumbles Again, by David Nyhan (November 20, 2004)

- Whom Will Skylstad Serve? by Nicole Brodeur (November 21, 2004)
- Service to Honor Sharon Priest, by Maria Cramer (November 21, 2004)
- Priest Eager to 'Re-Establish Trust': Celebrates Mass As 'Visitor', by Philip Elliott (November 21, 2004)

- Clergy Abuse Lawyer Fighting Disbarment: John Aretakis Says Action by Legal Oversight Panel Is Attempt to Silence Him, by Michele Morgan Bolton (November 22, 2004)
- L.A. Cardinal to Be Deposed in Abuse Cases, by Gillian Flaccus (November 22, 2004)

- Ex-Local Priest Gets 4 Years in Abuse Case, Associated Press (November 23, 2004)
- Parole Denied for Ex-Priest, Associated Press (November 23, 2004)
- Priest Abuse Victims Target Two Churches, by Brian Harmon (November 23, 2004)
- Review: Shanley's 'Doubt' a Terrific Play, by Michael Kuchwara (November 23, 2004)
- Lecturer: Don't Give to Church: Priest Says Money Should Go to Victims, by Maricella Miranda (November 23, 2004)
- Two Removed from Priesthood: Miller, Clark Found Guilty of Sex Abuse, by Peter Smith (November 23, 2004)
- Alleged Victim, Priest on Panel, by Bill Zajac (November 23, 2004)

- SJC Upholds Ruling Allowing Access to Jesuit Priest's Files, Associated Press (November 24, 2004)
- Supreme Court to Hear Abuse Case, Associated Press (November 24, 2004)
- Phone Tapes Sought in Priest Sex-Abuse Suit, by Mike Cetera (November 24, 2004)
- Judge: Priests Must Comply with Depositions, by Paul A. Long (November 24, 2004)
- Vermont Bishop Due to Retire, by Wilson Ring (November 24, 2004)

- Attorney Challenges Renegade Priest-Author to Expose "Ring of Predators", by Matt C. Abbott (November 26, 2004)
- Analysis: Inward-Looking Bishops See Pastoral Issues As Key, by Joe Feuerherd (November 26, 2004)
- Scandal Puts Focus on Los Angeles Cardinal, by Gillian Flaccus (November 26, 2004)
- Abuse Victims' Camp, by Judy Valente (November 26, 2004)

- Pope Warns of US Priest Shortage, BBC News (November 27, 2004)
- Bishop Discusses Direction of Diocese, Bangor Daily News (November 27, 2004)
- 'Collared' Novelist to Take Part in Benefit, by George Lenker (November 27, 2004)
- The Bishops' New President, St. Petersburg Times (November 27, 2004)
- Objections Raised over Appointees, by Bill Zajac (November 27, 2004)

- The Catholic Church: Keeping the Faith - at Great Personal Cost, by Kevin Horrigan (November 28, 2004)

- Priest Arrested for Not Reporting to Police Sexual Molestation by a Church Program Leader, by Sheryl Kornman (November 29, 2004)

- Oakland Seminary Housing Sex Offender Priests, ABC 7 (November 30, 2004)
- Bishop Suspends Priest Accused of Sex Abuse: Paul St. Charles Was Cyo Leader, by Bill Dries (November 30, 2004)
- Priest Arrested for Failing to Report Sexual Abuse of a Minor by Church Volunteer, by Stephanie Innes (November 30, 2004)
- Abuse Support Group Alarmed by Priests: 7 Clerics Suspected of Molestation Live at Rockridge Priory, by Kelly St. John (November 30, 2004)
- Court May Start Settling Diocese Sex Claims Today: If the Judge Decides to Accept a Deal Crafted for 3 Yuma Brothers, No Subsequent Claimant Will Receive More, by Sheryl Kornman (November 30, 2004)
- Priest Pleads Guilty As Sex Abuse Trial Set to Begin, by Denise Lavoie (November 30, 2004)
- Abuse Victim Tries to Pierce a Legal Shield, by Laura Mansnerus (November 30, 2004)
- Pope, Vatican Officials Spotlight Legionaries, Regnum Christi, by John Thavis (November 30, 2004)
- Property Sales Bolster to Abuse Settlement, by Bill Zajac (November 30, 2004)



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DECEMBER 2004

- Psychology Award Criticized: Her Work on False Memory Provokes Ire, Associated Press (December 1, 2004)
- Diocese Studies 2 Jacksonville Abuse Cases, by Jeff Brumley (December 1, 2004)
- Pennsylvania Bishop Suppresses Local Traditionalist Priestly Society, Catholic News Service (December 1, 2004)
- Scranton Bishop Suppresses Conservative Group, Catholic World News (December 1, 2004)
- Most Abuse Audits to Be 'Self-Reported', by Joe Feuerherd (December 1, 2004)
- Yuma Brothers to Be Among First Compensated in Abuse Cases, KVOA (December 1, 2004)
- Judge: Some Clergy Abuse Cases Should Go to Trial: Judge Says Settlements Are Best, but Some Cases Should Be Tried, NBC 4 (December 1, 2004)
- Local Diocese Investigates Priest Abuse Charges, News4Jax (December 1, 2004)
- Lawsuit Alleges Sex Abuse Took Place at North Berkshire Sites, by Ben Rubin (December 1, 2004)
- Man Alleges Abuse While He Was Fort Lewis Altar Boy, Associated Press (December 1, 2004)
- Lawsuit Claims Priest Induced Teen into Illicit Affair, by Jay Warren (December 1, 2004)

- Catholic Services Seeks to Treat Sex Offenders, Victims in Same Building, 6ABC (December 2, 2004)
- Man Tells of Abuse; Ex-Priest at Green Bay Ordered to Trial, Associated Press (December 2, 2004)
- Priest Challenges Accounts of Abuse, by Bob Campbell (December 2, 2004)
- Priest Gets 4½-5 Years: Abuse Victim Says Scars Remain, by Ralph Ranalli (December 2, 2004)
- Survivors Group Makes Demands of Catholic Church, by Mick Trevey (December 2, 2004)
- Diocese Forms Planning Office, by Bill Zajac (December 2, 2004)

- Priest Removed, ABC 30 (December 3, 2004)
- Statement from Bishop David Zubik, by Bishop David Zubik (December 3, 2004)

- Two Priests Added to List of Diocese Abuse Suspects, by Stephanie Innes (December 4, 2004)

- Prosecutor Says Church Should Have Reported Sexual Abuse Cases, Associated Press (December 5, 2004)
- The Holy See and the Legionaries of Christ, by John L. Allen Jr. (December 5, 2004)
- Priest Abuse Victims Fault Church Report: Albany Diocese Properly Handled All Clergy Cases for 2nd Year, Audit Says, by Michele Morgan Bolton (December 5, 2004)
- Court Rules Statute of Limitations Has Expired in Sex Abuse Case, by Darrell Ehrlick (December 5, 2004)
- Days after Record Settlement, Orange County Bishop 'At Peace', by Ben Fox (December 5, 2004)
- Catholic Church Fights for Shield, by Krystal Knapp (December 5, 2004)
- Catholic Group Forms to Act on Sex Abuse Allegations, by Kurt Rogahn (December 5, 2004)

- Franciscan Priest Named in Lawsuit, Associated Press (December 6, 2004)
- Silva: Priestly Life Changed by Sex Abuse Crisis, Catholic New World (December 6, 2004)

- Worcester Diocese Seeks Dismissal of Clergy Abuse Suits, Associated Press (December 7, 2004)
- The Clergy Abuse Scandal: Homosexuality or Pedophilia? by Matt C. Abbott (December 7, 2004)
- Judge Blocks Release of Campobello Tapes, by Dan Campana (December 7, 2004)
- Plaintiff: N.Y. Priest Molested Me in Mass, by Jessica Heslam (December 7, 2004)
- Bishops Seek a Way out from Sex-Abuse Scandal, by John Salveson (December 7, 2004)
- He Cherished Priesthood, 'His People' Rev. Tim Thibeault Leaves Legacy of Sincerity, by Annmarie Timmins (December 7, 2004)
- Spokane Diocese Files for Bankruptcy, by Janet I. Tu (December 7, 2004)

- Warrant Details Alleged Abuses, by Doug Dalena (December 8, 2004)
- New Anger at Seminary Housing Admitted Sex Offenders, KGO (December 8, 2004)
- Former Tulsa Priest Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit, KOTV (December 8, 2004)
- Defrocked & Doing Time, Moultrie Observer (December 8, 2004)
- Religious Order to Build Memorial to Abuse Victims, by Dan Rozek (December 8, 2004)
- Fifth Trial Date Set for Priest Accused of Abusing Man Who Shot Him, TheWBALChannel.com (December 8, 2004)
- Group Says Archdiocese Not Doing Enough to Help Abuse Victims: Priest Abuse Survivors Protest Archdiocese on Holy Day, TheWBALChannel.com (December 8, 2004)

- Turn That Smile into a Brown: How the Orange Bishop Put the Deal Together, by Gustavo Arellano (December 9, 2004)
- Catholics Seek Healing for Abuse Victims, by Rob Daniel (December 9, 2004)
- Priest Still Sought, In-Forum (December 9, 2004)
- Residents Learn about Neighbor, by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (December 9, 2004)

- Cardinal Mahony Accused of Perjury in Sex Abuse Case, by Don Lattin (December 11, 2004)
- Priest's Extradition Sought in Abuse Case: He Is One of Three Clergymen Accused in 20-Year-Old Assaults, by Marie Rohde (December 11, 2004)

- Nuns Protect List of Members, by Kim Martineau (December 12, 2004)
- Pastor Is Given Four-Year Sentence for Molestation, by Marta Murvosh (December 12, 2004)
- Using a Dose of Fear to Stop Kidnappings, New York Daily News (December 12, 2004)
- A Small Piece of Good: "And Ye Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make You Free." - John 8:32, by Larry Simoneaux (December 12, 2004)
- Bishop Gregory Has Been an Inspiration through His Work, Southern Illinoisan (December 12, 2004)

- Illinois Priest Waives Extradition to Wisconsin, Associated Press (December 13, 2004)
- Resurrection Church Will Close: Archdiocese Plans to Sell Property, by Matt Batcheldor (December 13, 2004)
- Sex Offender Got Shelter Job without Background Check, by Stefano Esposito (December 13, 2004)
- Shepherds Finessing Their Flock, New York Times (December 13, 2004)
- Va. Priest Admits to Misconduct, Richmond Times-Dispatch (December 13, 2004)
- Vatican Firms up Plans for U.S. Seminary Visitation in 2005, by John Thavis (December 13, 2004)
- Church Audit Plan Rankles Advocacy Groups, by Rachel Zoll (December 13, 2004)

- Cardinal Untruths: Mahony's Testimony in Sex Scandal Clashes with Earlier Statements and Reality, by Jeffrey Anderson (December 15, 2004)
- Awakening the Community to Sexual Abuse Awareness, by Paula Doyle (December 15, 2004)
- Victims Divided over Public Tactics of Clergy Abuse Support Group, by Gillian Flaccus (December 15, 2004)
- Diocese Upholds Sex Abuse Charges against Priest, by William Kates (December 15, 2004)
- Trust the Bishops? Arizona Daily Star (December 15, 2004)
- Bishop Makes Leadership Moves, Union Leader (December 15, 2004)

- Victim Walks out of Priest's Sentencing, by Natalie Arnold (December 16, 2004)
- Priest Again Misses Sentencing in Sodomy Case, by Alfonso A. Castillo (December 16, 2004)
- An Unshakable 'Doubt': New Work Puts Faith in the Church to the Test, by Peter Marks (December 16, 2004)
- Church Victims Angry at Delay, by Kimball Perry (December 16, 2004)
- Church Crisis Hurts Parochial Schools, by Dick Ryan (December 16, 2004)
- Priest Abused Them, Two Charge in Suit, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (December 16, 2004)
- Diocese Clears Priest of Sex-Abuse Charges, WSTM (December 16, 2004)

- Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting, WHO (December 17, 2004)



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