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News and Views 2003–2005
Part 5: January–June 2005


On this page we offer links to 1,006 articles about the crisis in the first half of 2005, including articles on Shanley's trial, conviction, and sentencing, the death of Pope John Paul II, the selection of Pope Benedict XVI, the release of Orange diocesan documents, mixed signals on the Vatican's handling of allegations against the Legionaries' leader Maciel, 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 Steve Sheehan 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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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 |


JANUARY 2005

- Diocese Lawyers Will Get Paid First: Abuse Plaintiffs Are at End of Line in Bankruptcy Plan, by Stephanie Innes (January 1, 2005)
- Bishop Addresses Concerns over Alleged Sexual Abuse, by Claudia Rivero (January 1, 2005)

- Gaydos Should Do More Than Minimal Penance, by Kim Dillon (January 2, 2005)
- Diocese Asks Forgiveness from Abused, by John R. Gaydos (January 2, 2005)
- Victims Group Complains about Bishops' Response, Indianapolis Star (January 2, 2005)

- Gag Order Lifted on $100M Church Settlement, ABC 7 (January 3, 2005)
- Reception Set for Former Bangor Priest, Bangor Daily News (January 3, 2005)
- Blackwell’s Abuse Trial Postponed for 6th Time: Piqued Judge Grants Delay after Scolding Attorneys, by Julie Bykowicz (January 3, 2005)
- Cleveland Diocese Awaits Vatican Ruling: 20 Priests Remain on Paid Leave over Abuse Allegations during National Scandal, by Colette M. Jenkins (January 3, 2005)
- Prosecutors Still Considering Bid to Lock up Pedophile Priest, by Denise Lavoie (January 3, 2005)
- Vatican Revisits Abuse Charges: Accused Priest Is Close to the Pope, by Gerald Renner (January 3, 2005)
- Church Healing Sought: Area Catholics Want Openness, by Kathleen A. Shaw (January 3, 2005)
- Priest on Leave after Probe, by Stephenie Steitzer (January 3, 2005)

- Case against Ex-Priest down to One Alleged Victim, Associated Press (January 4, 2005)
- Blackwell's Abuse Trial Postponed for 6th Time: Piqued Judge Grants Delay after Scolding Attorneys, by Julie Bykowicz (January 4, 2005)
- 2 Dioceses in Arizona Pass Anti-Abuse Audit: Both Compliant in Efforts to Protect Children, by Michael Clancy (January 4, 2005)
- O.C.'s Bishop Brown Apologizes to Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse, by Chris Knap, Ann Pepper, Rachanee Srisavasdi and Andrew Galvin (January 4, 2005)
- Phoenix Men in Settlement: The Two Will Get Part of $100 Million Awarded to 90 Plaintiffs in a California Diocese Case, by Sheryl Kornman (January 4, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Porter May Face Commitment Despite Cancer, by Denise Lavoie (January 4, 2005)
- Church Ad Campaign in Oregon Seeks Abuse Victims, Stuff (January 4, 2005)
- Parishioners Scrap Party for Ex-Pastor, by Joshua L. Weinstein (January 4, 2005)

- Catholic Order Faces New Suit Alleging Abuse at Orphanage, Associated Press (January 5, 2005)
- Hearing Delayed Again in Bid to Lock up Pedophile Ex-Priest, Associated Press (January 5, 2005)
- Judge Bars Media from Disclosing Names of Alleged Shanley Victims, Associated Press (January 5, 2005)
- Letter to the Editor: Bishop’s Refusal to Release Names of Abusers Is Selfish, by Barbara Dorris (January 5, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Urge Other Shanley Witnesses, Victims to Step Forward: SNAP Expresses Confidence in Prosecutors: Group Hopes Church Staffers with Evidence & Knowledge Will Speak up, by Ann Hagan and David Clohessy (January 5, 2005)
- Beaumont Diocese Says They’re in Compliance with USCCB Charter, KBTV (January 5, 2005)
- Lawsuit Names Former Catholic School Superintendent, by Denise Lavoie (January 5, 2005)
- Jesuit Priest Relieved of Duties: Abuse of Minor 30 Years Ago Alleged, by Bruce Nolan (January 5, 2005)
- Who Killed Sister Cathy? One of Maryland’s Coldest Murder Cases Heats up, by Tom Nugent (January 5, 2005)
- Judge Refuses to Dismiss One of 11 Lawsuits; Church Lawyers to Argue Ruling Today, Press Democrat (January 5, 2005)
- Archbishop Threatens to Withhold Sacraments, by Tim Townsend (January 5, 2005)
- News Organizations Challenge Judge's Ruling against Using Name of Alleged Victim in Priest Case, WPRI (January 5, 2005)

- Editorial: Kuhn's Defiance Not Part of Bargain, Dayton Daily News (January 6, 2005)
- Diocese Will Give DA Abuse Reports: Past and Future Incidents Are Covered in Agreement, by Bill Dries (January 6, 2005)
- Proposal Would Aid Victims of Sex Abuse: Fedor Seeks Action on Older Allegations, by Robin Erb (January 6, 2005)
- Warren Woman Exposes Church Cover-up on Film, by Alyssa Kneller (January 6, 2005)
- Alleged Victim of Priest May Not Testify, by Ken Maguire (January 6, 2005)
- Diary of a Loud County, Orange County Weekly (January 6, 2005)
- Halos & Horns: Our Annual Roundup of the Good and Bad, the Naughty and Nice, the Stupid and Smart, and the Laudable and Laughable, Valley Advocate (January 6, 2005)

- More on Fr. Marcial Maciel, by John L. Allen Jr (January 7, 2005)
- Vatican to Reopen Case against Maciel, by Jason Berry (January 7, 2005)
- Established in 1844: America's Oldest Catholic Newspaper in Continuous: Catholics Cautioned about 'Objectionable' Magazine, by Chuck Moody (January 7, 2005)
- Priest Removed from Ministry, New Lawsuits Filed before Legal Deadline, by Bill Pomerleau (January 7, 2005)

- Diocese Cuts Its Fiscal Losses: Deficit Reduced by More Than Half from Last Year, by Kathleen A. Shaw (January 8, 2005)

- SNAP Calls for Ouster of Monsignor, by Maria Hickey (January 9, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Claims Could Cost Diocese $1.6 Billion: If Negotiations with Ventura County Plaintiffs Fail, Catholic Church Could Be Put on Trial, Attorney Says, by Tom Kisken (January 9, 2005)
- Vt. Diocese Faces Historic Changes, by Kevin O'Connor (January 9, 2005)
- Diocese Looks to Defrock Ex-Priest: Feeney Serving 15 Years for Freedom Assaults, by Dan Wilson (January 9, 2005)

- DA Won't Fight Media Id of Abuse Victims, Associated Press (January 10, 2005)
- Priest to Plead Guilty to Molesting Teens, Associated Press (January 10, 2005)
- Tucson's Catholic Diocese Passes Audit on Sex Abuse Prevention, Associated Press (January 10, 2005)
- Vatican Probe Involves Area Religious Order, Associated Press (January 10, 2005)
- Defense Lawyers Blamed in Church Crisis: Attorney Says Bishops Followed Bad Legal Advice on Abuse Claims, by Tom Beyerlein (January 10, 2005)
- Survey: Mass Attendance Steady Amid Crisis, Boston.com (January 10, 2005)
- Editorial 01/10: a Moral Obligation, Commercial Appeal (January 10, 2005)
- Poll Finds 'Growing Uneasiness' Among Catholics over Church Finances, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (January 10, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Seek Disclosure of Abusers' Names, by Beverley Wang (January 10, 2005)
- Worcester Bishop Robert McManus Lives the Life of Luxury While Clergy Abuse Victims Are Thrown a Few Meager Crumbs, Worcester Voice (January 10, 2005)

- Cardinal Will Give Deposition in Sex Abuse Case, by John Christoffersen (January 11, 2005)
- Victim Advocate, Diocese Split: Counselor Claims Firing over Non-Church Wedding, by Michael Clancy (January 11, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Trial: Siblings Testify Priest's Behavior Worried Them, by David Crumm (January 11, 2005)
- Diocese, State Head to Court, by Kathryn Marchocki (January 11, 2005)
- Parishioners Suspend Vigil after Talk with O'Malley: W. Newton Church to Focus on Merger, by Matt Viser (January 11, 2005)
- Boothbay Harbor Mother Files Suit against Priest, by Joshua L. Weinstein (January 11,2005)
- Rev James D. Campbell, a Former Catholic Priest in Warwick, R.I. to Serve 90 Days in House of Correction, Worcester Voice (January 11, 2005)

- State and Diocese Argue over Audit, Associated Press (January 12, 2005)
- Arc Angel Publishing Selects National Distributor, ArriveNet (January 12, 2005)
- New Approach to Curb Abuse and Aid Victims, Catholic News (January 12, 2005)
- Cardinal's Deposition in Sex Abuse Case Closely Watched, by John Christoffersen (January 12, 2005)
- Survivors Seek Abusers' Names on Diocese Web Sites, by Carol Eisenberg (January 12, 2005)
- One Man's Burden, by Eileen McNamara (January 12, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Gets Jail Time for Molesting Teens, by Gary V. Murray (January 12, 2005)
- City Author Writes on Priest Scandal, by Jamie Preston Olmstead (January 12, 2005)
- Site Safe Place to Report Sex Abuse, by Kathleen A. Shaw (January 12, 2005)
- Priest Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault: Victims Were Students at Boston College High School, TheBostonChannel.com (January 12, 2005)

- Church Needs to Protect Kids at Risk, by David Clohessy and Jim Biteman (January 13, 2005)

- Newark Archdiocese Conducts First Sex Abuse Trial: Former Ho-Ho-Kus Clergyman Faces Removal from Priesthood over Case, by Jeff Diamant (January 14, 2005)
- Help for Survivors: New Support Group Begins Thursday in Lebanon, by Cris Foehlinger (January 14, 2005)
- Priest Acquitted of Sex Charge: Members of Detroit Church Cheer Verdict, but Archdiocese Probe of Complaint Resumes, by Doug Guthrie (January 14, 2005)

- Catholic Organization Screening Priests on Cruise Ships, Associated Press (January 16, 2005)
- Local Sex Abuse Crisis Prepared Gregory for National Stage: He Will Take Lessons, Experience to Atlanta, by Jennifer A. Bowen (January 16, 2005)
- Betrayal of Faith, by Cris Foehlinger (January 16, 2005)
- Future of N.H. Church Abuse Settlement Heads to Court, by J.M. Hirsch (January 16, 2005)
- Trial of Priest at Center of Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Set to Begin, by Denise Lavoie (January 16, 2005)
- Five Selected to Take Clergy Sex-Abuse Cases: The Mediators Will Try to Settle Claims against the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregonian (January 16, 2005)

- Trial Begins for Priest at Center of Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal, Associated Press (January 18, 2005)
- Record Numbers Leave the Church, Die Presse (January 18, 2005)
- Bishop Reviews Reporting Plan for Suspected Child Sex Abuse: The Spiritual Leader of Southern Arizona's Catholics Meets with Clergy to Go over the Tucson Diocese's Policy in Reporting Incidents of Sexual Misconduct, by Sheryl Kornman (January 18, 2005)
- $68M Case against Nashville Diocese Will Proceed, Nashville Business Journal (January 18, 2005)
- Abuse Case Centers on Sparta Man, by John T. Sanders (January 18, 2005)
- Diocese Announces Vatican Recommendations, WQAD (January 18, 2005)

- Jury Selection Continues in Shanley Rape Trial, by Denise Lavoie (January 19, 2005)
- Priest Faces New Sex Charges, by Gregg M. Miliote (January 19, 2005)
- Settlement Reached in Connecticut Priest Abuse Case, NBC 30 (January 19, 2005)
- Bishop Wades into Public Policy, by Mark Peters (January 19, 2005)
- Bishop Accused of Sex Abuse: Retired Now, He Was a Priest in Davenport Diocese in '60s, by Shirley Ragsdale (January 19, 2005)
- Fast Times at Marin Catholic High: A Case That the Archdiocese of San Francisco Apparently Doesn't Want You to Know about, by Ron Russell (January 19, 2005)
- S.F. Archbishop William Levada Doesn't Want the Public to Know about Decades of Alleged Sexual Misconduct by His Clerics. But Why Are District Attorneys in San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco Helping Him Keep Secrets?, by Ron Russell (January 19, 2005)
- Court Clears Way for Priest Lawsuit, by Judith R. Tackett (January 19, 2005)
- Bishop Meets with Baldacci, Lawmakers; Offers Support for Child Abuse Laws, WMTW (January 19, 2005)

- Jury Selection Completed for Shanley Trial, Associated Press (January 20, 2005)
- Orange County Diocese Launches Long-Awaited Expansion, Associated Press (January 20, 2005)
- Probation Revocation Hearing Set for Priest, Catholic Telegraph (January 20, 2005)
- Archbishop Covered up Priest's Abuse, Victims Group Says: They Claim Pilarczyk, Staff Were Alerted Earlier Than They Admit, ChannelCincinnati.com (January 20, 2005)
- Former Catholic School Student Claims Priest Sexually Abused Him: Accusation Is Second for Man Called Father Jeff, by Janice D’Arcy (January 20, 2005)
- Diocese and AG Maintain Different Views on Scope of Audit, by J.M. Hirsch (January 20, 2005)
- Egan Avoids Testifying in Abuse Case, New York Post (January 20, 2005)

- Ex Cathedra: Goodwill Shunting: Even after $100 Million Sex-Abuse Settlement, Orange Diocese Still Denies Claims of Victims, by Gustavo Arellano (January 21, 2005)
- Behind Stained Glass: By Keeping Its Financial Records in the Dark, the Boston Archdiocese Shows It Still Hasn’t Learned All the Lessons of the Scandal That Rocked It Three Years Ago, by David S. Bernstein (January 21, 2005)
- Catholic Investigator Says Lay People Are Key to Recovery: Former Head of Board That Looked into Child Abuse Speaks at ND, by Sara Toth (January 21, 2005)

- Ruling Rejects Abuse Defense: Civil Suits against Priests Still Difficult, Lawyers Say, by Bill Dries (January 23, 2005)
- Shanley Trial Underscores Complexities of Sex-Abuse Cases: The Priest Has Had Many Accusers, but Now Only One Whose Case Is in Court - Complicating a High-profile Drama, by Sara B. Miller (January 23, 2005)

- Mexican Who Founded Order Steps down, Associated Press (January 24, 2005)
- Priests Face Judgment: Actions against Li Clerics Accused of Abuse Are Detailed in a Letter to Parishioners from the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, by Rita Ciolli (January 24, 2005)
- Priest Denied Involvement in Double Homicide, before Killing Himself in Dec., by Robert Imrie (January 24, 2005)
- A State Supreme Court Opinion Allows a Clergy Child Sex Abuse Case to Go Forward, but Makes a Mess of Tort Law in the Process, by Anthony J. Sebok (January 24, 2005)
- Teaching Children Is Key to Fighting Sex Abuse: Parents' Vigilance Must Include Acquaintances, Statesman Journal (January 24, 2005)
- Molestation Case Testimony to Begin, by Daniel Tepfer (January 24, 2005)

- Former BC High School Teacher and Coach Sentenced for Sexual Assaults, Associated Press (January 25, 2005)
- Lawyers Deliver Opening Statements in Shanley Abuse Trial, Associated Press (January 25, 2005)
- Family Upset at Decision to Clear Accused Priest: Even Though Charges of Abuse against Rev. Brian Brinker Were Found Unsubstantiated, They Want the Diocese to Bar Him from Working with Children, by Rita Ciolli (January 25, 2005)
- Convicted Priest to Face Sentencing, by Gary Grado (January 25, 2005)
- 17 Priests Reported Disciplined in Long Island Sex Abuse Cases, by Bruce Lambert (January 25, 2005)

- Local Documentary Nominated for Oscar, 13 ABC (January 26, 2005)
- Review - Twist of Faith, by Christopher Borrelli (January 26, 2005)
- Lawsuits Filed against Diocese, Alleging Abuse, by David Conti (January 26, 2005)
- Cardinal Fights Records Ruling: Archdiocese Contends Releasing Files of Accused Priests Would Interfere with Counseling Efforts, by Jean Guccione (January 26, 2005)
- McCormack, Shanley in Court, by Kathryn Marchocki (January 26, 2005)
- Shanley Accuser to Testify Today: Abuse Trial Begins for Former Priest, by Shelley Murphy and Joanna Weiss (January 26, 2005)
- Accuser: Shanley Said No One Would Believe Me, by Marie Szaniszlo (January 26, 2005)
- Child-Abuse Bills Would Cover Clergy, Nonprofits, by Janet I. Tu (January 26, 2005)

- Laity Wonder Where the Money Goes, by Dennis Coday (January 28, 2005)
- Plaintiff: Shanley Led to Drug Use, by Danny Lauridsen (January 28, 2005)

- Suit Accuses Priest of Molesting 2 Girls, by Jeffrey M. Barker (January 30, 2005)
- Mystery Surrounds Life of Priest Who Killed Himself, by Kevin Harter and Alex Friedrich (January 30, 2005)
- Diocese Ch. 11 Bills So Far: $791K, by Stephanie Innes (January 30, 2005)
- Priest Quits Post; to Face Charges of Sex Solicitation: Incident Alleged at Chelsea Eatery, by Kathy McCabe (January 30, 2005)
- A Trip down Memory Lane, by Eileen McNamara (January 30, 2005)
- Archdiocese Will Argue Assets Are Parish-Specific: If 10 Test Cases Fail, a Bankruptcy Judge Could Open Parish Property and Cash to Sex Abuse Claimants, by Steve Woodward (January 30, 2005)

- Revelations: Faith Betrayed (Part 1), by Megan Baldino (January 31, 2005)
- Parishioners Back Priest, by Debra Glidden (January 31, 2005)
- State Wraps up Case against Defrocked Priest, by Denise Lavoie (January 31, 2005)
- Zenit - the World Seen from Rome: U.S. Norms for Abuse Cases to Be Studied, Zenit (January 31, 2005)



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FEBRUARY 2005

- Miami Archdiocese Paid $5.2 Million in 2004 to End Abuse Claims Print, Associated Press (February 1, 2005)
- Revelations: Faith Betrayed (Part 3), by Megan Baldino (February 1, 2005)
- Ouster of Rockwall Priest Sought: Some Cite His Support of Layman on Probation for Indecent Exposure, by Brooks Egerton (February 1, 2005)
- Diocese Costs Rising in Defense against Sex Abuse Allegations, by Gary Grado (February 1, 2005)
- Prosecutors Finish Sexual Abuse Case against Former Priest: Ex-Classmates Say Accuser Want Sent to Shanley for Discipline, by Emanuella Grinberg (February 1, 2005)
- Paul Shanley Trial Blog, Leadership (February 1, 2005)

- Lincoln Pulls Super Bowl Car Ad after Sex Abuse Victims Complain, by David Bauder (February 2, 2005)
- 58 Sexual-Abuse Counts Filed against Former Inland Priest, by Michael Fisher (February 2, 2005)
- Diocese Costs Rising in Defense against Sex Abuse Allegations, by Gary Grado (February 2, 2005)
- Bill Would Extend Time Limit to File Civil Suit for Abuse, by Kevin Landrigan (February 2, 2005)
- Shanley Motion in Abuse Case, by Denise Lavoie (February 2, 2005)
- SR Diocese Cases Could Be Settled, Press Democrat (February 2, 2005)
- Ex-Priest's Rape Trial Hangs on Recovered Memories: Defense Plans to Call Only One Witness, TheBostonChannel.com (February 2, 2005)

- Paterson Diocese Rules Priest Molested Boy, by John Chadwick (February 3, 2005)
- Supes Seek to Save St. Brigid Church: Landmark Status Could Thwart Archdiocese Plan to Raze, Sell Land to Pay Abuse Suits, by Suzanne Herel (February 3, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Talks Set, Telegram & Gazette (February 3, 2005)
- Hurt, Angered by Abuse Scandal, Catholics Gather to Seek Healing, by Janine A. Zeitlin (February 3, 2005)

- No Verdict Yet in Mass. Priest Abuse Case, Associated Press (February 4, 2005)
- Ex Cathedra: Personnel Bile: Weekly Announces Release of Catholic Church Pedo-Protecting Archives, by Gustavo Arellano (February 4, 2005)
- Diocese Suspends Accused Priest, by Susan Schrock (February 4, 2005)
- 3 Priests Laicized, St. Louis Review (February 4, 2005)
- Reviewing the Abuse Norms: U.S.-Vatican Talks Expected to Be Positive, by John Thavis (February 4, 2005)
- Shanley Case Goes to the Jury: Closing Arguments Spotlight Accuser, by Joanna Weiss (February 4, 2005)

- 5 Clergy Abuse Victims Get Cash from Diocese: Mediation Program Has 25 Pending Cases As Filing Deadline Nears, by Michele Morgan Bolton (February 5, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Scandal Puts Parish Assets in Jeopardy, by Steve Woodward (February 5, 2005)

- Phoenix Bishop Says That Scandal May Return a Healthy Sense of Sin, Catholic News Agency (February 6, 2005)
- Advocates for Victims of Abuse Seek Reforms, Cincinnati Post (February 6, 2005)
- A Full Accounting: Review of Ex-Administrator Warrants Full, Public Report, Herald Tribune (February 6, 2005)
- Supporters, Accusers Have Stake in Priest Trial, by Denise Lavoie (February 6, 2005)
- Local Priest Cheered for His Role As Whistleblower: Cincinnati Archdiocese under Investigation, by Julie O'Neil (February 6, 2005)
- 3 Priests Quietly Dismissed: Unlike in 2003, When the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Publicly Ended the Careers of Four Priests, the Latest Dismissals Were Not Widely Known, by David O'Reilly (February 6, 2005)
- Clergy Sex Abuse Inquiry Labors On: Nearly 3 Years and Hundreds of Witnesses Later, a Grand Jury Has Charged Just 1 Man. Victims' Frustration Grows, by Nancy Phillips (February 6, 2005)
- Psychologist Sues Catholic Church and Midwest Attorney Generals to Enforce Child Sex Abuse: Asks Court to Equate Abuse with "Emotional Murder", PR Leap (February 6, 2005)
- Some Call Him Priest; Church Calls Him Fake: Warnings Follow Head of Abbey, by E.A. Torriero (February 6, 2005)
- Mystery Surrounds Case of Ex-Bishop, by Bill Zajac (February 6, 2005)

- Ex-Priest in Massachusetts Is Convicted on Sexual Abuse, Associated Press (February 7, 2005)
- Diocese of Denial: Good on DA for Investigating Church, Dallas Morning News (February 7, 2005)
- Jury: Shanley Guilty of Child Rape: Ex-Priest May Spend Life in Prison, by Veronica Haynes (February 7, 2005)
- Parishioners Asked to Forgive GP Priest: Bishop Tells Members That Policy on Reporting Sex Misconduct Works, by Christy A. Robinson (February 7, 2005)

- St. Josephs Priest Resigns Amid Sex Allegations, by Matthew Artz (February 8, 2005)
- Timeline: US Catholic Sex Scandal, BBC News (February 8, 2005)
- The Shanley Case, Boston Globe (February 8, 2005)
- Diocese Faces DA Inquiry: Handling of Abuse Claims Targeted; Church Pledges Cooperation, by Brooks Egerton (February 8, 2005)
- Directors Reject Interdict, by Roger C. Krasnicki (February 8, 2005)
- Shanley Conviction Isn't End to Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis, by Denise Lavoie (February 8, 2005)
- Catholic Church Says Priest May Have Abused at Least a Dozen Boys, by David A. Lieb (February 8, 2005)
- Survivor: 'I Just Felt a Tremendous Sense of Relief', by Kevin Rothstein (February 8, 2005)
- Shanley Juror: Victim Was Convincing: Ex-Priest's Attorney Says He'll Appeal, TheBostonChannel.com (February 8, 2005)
- Burke to Penalize St. Stan Board Members, by Tim Townsend (February 8, 2005)

- After Shanley: A Pedophile Priest's Conviction Can't Wash Away the Crimes of His Protectors in the Church Hierarchy, Boston Phoenix (February 9, 2005)
- Priest Admits to Molesting Male Student in '70s, by Theresa Conroy (February 9, 2005)
- Roman Catholic Chaplain Quits Post Amid Sex Scandal: Critics Say Priest Should Not Have Been Assigned to U of C, NBC 5 (February 9, 2005)
- Statement of the Archdiocese of Boston Regarding Verdict in Case against Paul R. Shanley, PR Newswire (February 9, 2005)
- For One Accuser, Penalty Can't Heal Wound, by Kevin Rothstein (February 9, 2005)
- A Church at the Crossroads: Sex Abuse Scandal, Priest Shortages, Celibacy, Ordaining Women: the Issues Roiling the Catholic Church Offer Challenges - and Hope? - for the Future, by Heidi Schlumpf (February 9, 2005)
- Blackwell Says He's Innocent of Sex Crimes: Former Priest Describes Alleged Victim As 'Mentally Disturbed', WBAL (February 9, 2005)

- Priest Pleads Guilty to Charges of Child Porn Possession: Holtey Receiving Counseling at Maryland Rehab Center, 10News.com (February 10, 2005)
- Archdiocese Faces New Type of Lawsuit: Fraud, by Gina Barton (February 10, 2005)
- Jury Chosen for Sex Trial of Defrocked City Priest: Opening Statements Slated to Begin Friday Morning, by Julie Bykowicz (February 10, 2005)
- $5 Million Settlement Nears Completion for 27 Who Claimed Priest Abuse, by Jeffrey Gold (February 10, 2005)
- Lawyers: Most Sex Abuse Claims Probably Filed, KOLD (February 10, 2005)
- Diocese Suspects Ex-Priest of Abuse: He Served Parishes in Central Missouri, by David A. Lieb (February 10, 2005)
- Parishioners Question Investigation of Yakima Priest, Associated Press (February 10, 2005)
- Catholic Church Sees Restorative Justice As Way to Heal, by Kathleen A. Shaw (February 10, 2005)

- Priest Convicted of Violating Probation: Kuhn to Serve 30 Days, ChannelCincinnati.com (February 11, 2005)
- Lenten Reflection on Church's Journey of Healing, by Dr Donal Murray (February 11, 2005)

- Niece Says She Fears Prison for Shanley: Changes Boost Safety, State Says, by John Ellement (February 13, 2005)
- 17 Report Abuse by Former Priest: Survivors' Group Says More Than 200 People in Missouri Have Reported Sexual Abuse by Clergy, by Cassie Fuerst (February 13, 2005)
- Priest Accused of Abuse Denies Man's Allegations, Indianapolis Star (February 13, 2005)
- Gilpin Case Reveals Flaws in Oversight of Schools: Improper Conduct by School Officials Isn't Carefully Recorded or Passed on, by Tiffany Lankes (February 13, 2005)
- Conclave Is Male Enclave, by Eileen McNamara (February 13, 2005)
- A Priest Who Refused to Look the Other Way, by Lee Roberts (February 13, 2005)

- Eight Men Arrested in Socal Child Sex Case, Associated Press (February 14, 2005)
- Society Appeals to Vatican for Help, by Chris Birk (February 14, 2005)
- Detectives Refer to 'Other Victims' at Blackwell Trial: Jury Told to Disregard Part of Officers’ Testimony during Sex-Abuse Trial, by Julie Bykowicz (February 14, 2005)
- Yes: Verdict Gives Other Victims the Courage to Come Forward, by David Clohessy (February 14, 2005)
- In Rare Turn, Inland Priest Is Suing Accuser - for Slander, by Michael Fisher (February 14, 2005)
- The Men behind the Pope: John Paul Ii's Latest Health Crisis Raises a Question: Who's Running the Roman Catholic Church? by Jeff Israely (February 14, 2005)
- I-Team Investigation: Priest Abuse Settlement, KYW (February 14, 2005)
- Shanley to Face 'A Living Hell', by J.M. Lawrence (February 14, 2005)
- Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church, by Sabrina Ravipinto (February 14, 2005)
- Father of Faith, by Jodi Schwan (February 14, 2005)
- Catholic Clergymen to Be Extradited to NZ, Stuff (February 14, 2005)
- St. Louis Archdiocese Settles More Cases of Clergy Abuse, by Jim Suhr (February 14, 2005)
- Ex-Wife of Convicted Pedophile Says Death a Relief: Ex-husband Porter Was Convicted of Molesting 28 Children, TheBostonChannel.com (February 14, 2005)
- No: Reasonable Doubt Ignored by Jury Tarnishes Any Victory, by Robin Washington (February 14, 2005)
- Officer Testifies in Md. Ex-Priest's Trial, by Brian Witte (February 14, 2005)

- Clergymen to Get Extra Protection, Courier-Mail (February 15, 2005)
- Games Bishops Play: Why DA Bill Hill Should Be Wary, Dallas Morning News (February 15, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Is Sentenced to 12 to 15 Years for Sex Abuse, by Terence Neilan (February 15, 2005)
- Ex-Priest's Death Fails to Close Victims' Wounds, by Larry Oakes (February 15, 2005)
- Seattle Archdiocese Removed As Defendant in Sex-Abuse Case, by Janet I. Tu (February 15, 2005)

- 'I Believe True Justice Will Find You after Your Time on Earth', Boston Globe (February 16, 2005)
- Jury Indicts Priest in Web Child Porn, by Matthew Cella (February 16, 2005)
- Group Says Dubuque Diocese Is Too Slow to Release Abuse Information: Diocese Says It Has a Plan, by Darwin Danielson (February 16, 2005)
- 8 Area Priests Accused in '04, by Eric Gorski (February 16, 2005)
- Exposure Uncertain for Clergy Sex Abuse Cases, by Michael Ha (February 16, 2005)
- St. Vincent Archabbey Settles Sex Abuse Civil Suit, by Matthew Junker (February 16, 2005)
- Behind the $5M Sex Abuse Settlement, by Abbott Koloff (February 16, 2005)
- Lawmakers Stump for Changes to State's Sex Abuse Laws, by Denise Lavoie (February 16, 2005)
- Priest's Stand Lights the Road to Healing, by Mike Moore (February 16, 2005)
- Judges Hear Arguments in Sex-Abuse Suit, by David O’Reilly (February 16, 2005)
- Officials Say Strides Made in Security, by Ralph Ranalli (February 16, 2005)
- Group Protests after Priest Sex Suit Dismissed, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (February 16, 2005)
- 'I Want Him to Die in Prison': Shanley Gets 12-15 Years, by Marie Szaniszlo (February 16, 2005)
- Accused of Abuse, Priest Retires: A Well-Known South Florida Priest Retired after a Mariel Refugee Accused Him and Other Priests of Abusing Him in the Early 1980s, by Jay Weaver (February 16, 2005)

- Parents, Teachers Lash out at Diocese over School Closings, by Bryan Joiner (February 17, 2005)
- New Judge Named to Oversee LA Clergy Settlement, KESQ (February 17, 2005)
- Investigation of Priest Closed, Orlando Sentinel (February 17, 2005)
- Bishop Hires Team to Check Abuse Reports, by Tim Townsend (February 17, 2005)

- Ex Cathedra: Loftus' Luster Lost: Controversial Professor Is Latest UCI Employee Associated with Pedo-Priests, by Gustavo Arellano (February 18, 2005)
- The Worse Sin: Powerful Who Look Other Way, by Steve Gushee (February 18, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Guilty of Sex Abuse: Md. Jury Convicts on 3 of 4 Counts, by Allison Klein (February 18, 2005)
- Jail, Then Deportation for Priest, by Joann Klimkiewicz (February 18, 2005)
- Priest Enters Plea of Not Guilty: Solicitation Case Involves Girl, 12, by Kathy McCabe (February 18, 2005)
- Priest to Face Charges, by Joseph B. Nadeau (February 18, 2005)
- Archdiocese Runs Checks on Priests: 60,000 Probed Include Workers and Volunteers, by Michael Paulson (February 18, 2005)
- FBI Targets Pedophilia Advocates: Little-Known Group Promotes 'Benevolent' Sex, by Onell R. Soto (February 18, 2005)
- Group Checks Dioceses' Abuse Prevention, by Rachel Zoll (February 18, 2005)

- Speaking out about Priest Abuse, KWWL (February 20, 2005)
- Church, Advocates Differ on Priest Abuse Issue, by Pat Kinney (February 20, 2005)
- Dark Allegations Arise Amid Probe of Nun's Slaying: Authorities Expand Investigation to Claims of Ritualistic Sex Abuse, by Michael D. Sallah and Mitch Weiss (February 20, 2005)

- Police Investigate Alleged Cult Rituals by Ohio Priests: Toledo Women Say They Were Abused in Bizarre Ceremonies Decades Ago, Associated Press (February 21, 2005)
- Prosecutors Want to Use Previous Evidence against Priest, Associated Press (February 21, 2005)
- Activist Wants Priest's Whereabouts Revealed: Man Distributes Leaflets outside Church, NBC 4 (February 21, 2005)
- Catholic Bishops Issue Update on Child Abuse Scandal, by Keith Peters (February 21, 2005)
- Alleged Church Victims Still Looking for Justice, by Gita Pullapilly (February 21, 2005)
- 67 Clergy Abuse Complaints Reported in '04, by Donovan Slack (February 21, 2005)

- AG Says Abuse Data Discrepancy Reason for Audit, Associated Press (February 23, 2005)
- SNAP Seeks Case Probe: Focus Put on Judge's Objectivity, by Susan Abram (February 23, 2005)
- Ruling Offers New Basis for Suits against Churches, by Michael Kunzelman (February 23, 2005)
- Cross to Bare: For 20 Years Dale Fushek Was the Golden Boy of the Phoenix Catholic Diocese. Now, His Golden Boys Are Talking, by Robert Nelson (February 23, 2005)
- Attorney Asks for New Trial for Defrocked Priest Convicted of Sex Abuse, by Brian Witte (February 23, 2005)

- Retired Priest Indicted on Sex-Abuse Charges: 3 Alleged Victims Part of Settlement, by Gregory A. Hall (February 24, 2005)
- A Solution to the Priest Shortage, by Danielle Kinkel and John Kinkel (February 24, 2005)
- Bishops Need to Do More, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (February 24, 2005)
- A Sin of Omission, Republican (February 24, 2005)
- Priest Ordered to Avoid Contact with Minors, Swampscott Reporter (February 24, 2005)

- Woman Suing Archdiocese, Claiming Sexual Abuse, by Dionne Anglin (February 25, 2005)

- Clergy Abuse Program Questioned, Capital News 9 (February 26, 2005)
- Ex-Priest's Case Irks Lawmaker: She Says Activists Should Have Disclosed Man's History of Abuse, by Brooks Egerton (February 26, 2005)
- Priest Cleared, by Dan Hassert (February 26, 2005)
- Abusers’ Payroll, Keene Sentinel (February 26, 2005)

- Past Still Haunts Accused Priest, by Bill Zajac (February 27, 2005)

- Settlement in Father Poole Abuse Case Could Be Largest Ever, by Megan Baldino (February 28, 2005)
- McChesney Leaves Bishops' Child Protection Office Citing Advances, by Agostino Bono (February 28, 2005)
- Local Catholic Deacon Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn, by Hailie Brook (February 28, 2005)
- Jamie Allman's Unholy Challenge: Representing Burke and Archdiocese, by Don Corrigan (February 28, 2005)
- UN Digs into Priests' Sexual Abuses in RP, by Christine F. Herrera (February 28, 2005)
- Retired Priest Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case, by Jim Salter (February 28, 2005)
- Priest Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn at Robertsville Facility, by Peter Shinkle (February 28, 2005)
- Priest Accused of Killing Nun Failed Polygraph, Toledo Blade (February 28, 2005)
- Documents Say Priest Failed Lie Detector, WTOL (February 28, 2005)
- Legislator Proposes New Law to Curb Sex Abuse, WTOL (February 28, 2005)



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MARCH 2005

- Catholic Church Denies Cover-up, by Hailie Brook (March 1, 2005)
- Voice of the Faithful's Second Convention (Long Island Regional Conference), by Rita Ciolli (March 1, 2005)

- Settlement Reached in Nome Priest Abuse Case, Associated Press (March 2, 2005)
- Paul Shanley's Deception, by Diane Donnellan (March 2, 2005)
- Tampa Man Says Priest Molested Him As a Child, by Richard Dymond (March 2, 2005)
- Ex-Priest May Have Been Murdered, by Pat Kinney (March 2, 2005)
- Priest Accused Again of Abuse, by Joline Gutierrez Krueger (March 2, 2005)
- Priest in Halfway House Had Child Porn: Courts: Case Involving Ex-Superior Priest Raises Concerns about Church's Handling of Sexually Abusive Priests, by Jim Salter (March 2, 2005)
- Lawyer: Priest Didn't Fail Polygraph: 1st Lie Detector Test after Nun's Slaying Called Inconclusive, by John Seewer (March 2, 2005)
- Sexual Abuse Case Filed against Logan County Priest: Man Says Subiaco Academy Priest Sexually Abused Him in 1970s, TheHometownChannel.com (March 2, 2005)

- Fall River Diocese Sues Priest for $1.2 Million, Associated Press (March 3, 2005)
- Bishops Faulted on Lobby Agenda: Education and Stem Cell Research Are on Catholic Conference List, but Critics See No Mention of Sexual Abuse Issues, by Michele Morgan Bolton (March 3, 2005)
- Suit Alleges Priest Molested, Threatened Student in 1980, by Manya A. Brachear (March 3, 2005)
- Catholics Urged to Stay Vigilant in Battle against Child Sex Abuse, by David Briggs (March 3, 2005)
- Oakland Bishop Meets with Sex Abuse Survivors about Berkeley Pastor's Case, CBS 5 (March 3, 2005)
- Priest: Abuse Won't Happen Again, by Alfonso A. Castillo (March 3, 2005)
- Archdiocese Sued Again over 1970s Abuse Cases, by Derrick Nunnally (March 3, 2005)
- Delayed Justice Is Not to Be Denied, by Dan Rodricks (March 3, 2005)
- Church Audits Don't Allay Fears: Victim Advocates Say 'Self Reporting' Inadequate Response to Clergy Offenses, by Frances Grandy Taylor (March 3, 2005)
- Man Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Abused by Priest, WQAD (March 3, 2005)
- Perv Not High Risk, Doc Says, by Laura Williams (March 3, 2005)

- Dead Priest Is Subject of Sexual Abuse Claims: Diocese Probes Complaints against the Late Rev. John Klebie, Who Ran Camp Scully from 1958 to 1970, by Michele Morgan Bolton (March 4, 2005)
- Catholic Reform Group Official Allegedly Denied Communion, by Kevin O'Hanlon (March 4, 2005)
- Fallen-Away Donors Rally to Annual Catholic Appeal, by Marie Szaniszlo (March 4, 2005)
- New Vermont Bishop Named, Times Argus (March 4, 2005)
- Bishop Apologizes for Priest's Actions Letter Sent to St. Pius X, Where Parishioner Reported She Was Abused, Toledo Blade (March 4, 2005)

- Reilly Backs Ending Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse, Associated Press (March 6, 2005)
- Oakland Diocese Abuse Case under Way: Jury Selection May Begin Thursday in Case Involving Former Altar Boy, Retired Priest, by Glenn Chapman (March 6, 2005)
- Priest Retirement Center Prompts Controversy: Group Claims Priests with Histories of Sexual Abuse Don't Belong at Shrewsbury Retirement Facility, by Don Corrigan (March 6, 2005)
- First Northern California Church Abuse Cases Set for Trial Monday, by Kim Curtis (March 6, 2005)
- Revision of Abuse Policy up for Debate, by Carol Eisenberg (March 6, 2005)
- Secret Archives at Heart of Dispute; Group Says Files Hold Key to Abuse, by Robin Erb (March 6, 2005)
- After Decades of Silent Pain, a Victim Resolves to Stop Running from 'It', by Dan Rodricks (March 6, 2005)
- Dioceses' Sex-Abuse Trials to Begin Today, San Gabriel Valley Tribune (March 6, 2005)
- Victim: Church Slow Prosecuting Priest, by Sid Schwartz (March 6, 2005)

- Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse While in Mystic, by Dan Ehl (March 7, 2005)
- Diocese Drive Seeks $1,815,000: 15 Employees Being Laid off, Kentucky Post (March 7, 2005)
- Richmond Diocese Makes Prevention Its Policy, by Steven G. Vegh (March 7, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Who Abused Teens Going to Jail, by James Washburn (March 7, 2005)
- Priest to Speak on How Church Can Prevent Future Sex Scandals, by Janine A. Zeitlin (March 7, 2005)

- Priest's Alleged Killer Seeks to Have Case Dismissed, by Adam Gorlick (March 8, 2005)
- Diocese Faces Another Abuse Suit, by Matthew Junker and Craig Smith (March 8, 2005)
- Boston Archdiocese, Insurer Settle Claims, USA Today (March 8, 2005)
- Bishop Removes Norwich Pastor, by Brian Wallheimer (March 8, 2005)
- Sex Crimes Statute Bill Not Retroactive, by Bill Zajac (March 8, 2005)

- Catholic Diocese Seeks Stay of Proceedings, by Margaret McLaughlin (March 9, 2005)

- Ohio Appeals Court Rejects Time Limit for Filing Abuse Lawsuit against Priest, Associated Press (March 10, 2005)
- 3 Priests Suspended on Allegations: Two Have Ties to Churches in Valley, by Tom Beyerlein (March 10, 2005)
- Suspended Priest Proclaims His Innocence: Paraniuk Says Archbishop Told Him He Didn't Believe Accusation, ChannelCincinnati.com (March 10, 2005)
- Oakland Diocese Could Face Punitive Damages Payout, Judge Rules, by Ivan Delventhal (March 10, 2005)
- Fresno Diocese Complies with Policy on Youths, by Doug Hoagland (March 10, 2005)
- By Staying Silent, Bishop Murphy Isn't Leading, by Dick Ryan (March 10, 2005)
- Victim Advocate Raps Diocese Audit, by Kathleen A. Shaw (March 10, 2005)
- Judge: Ex-Students Can Sue Deaf-School Nuns, Priests, by Marie Szaniszlo (March 10, 2005)
- 2 Senators Seeking to Relax Limits on Lawsuits, Toledo Blade (March 10, 2005)
- Suspended Priest Relieved from FD Duties, WCPO (March 10, 2005)
- Rochester Area Priest Faces Child Pornography Charges, WSTM (March 10, 2005)
- New Report from Worcester Diocese, WTAG (March 10, 2005)
- Is the Guilty Verdict of Defrocked Priest Paul Shanley a Victory for Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims? No, by Robin Washington (March 10, 2005)
- Mother Takes Stand in Trial, by Amy White (March 10, 2005)

- Vatican Asks Rice for Help in Sex Abuse Lawsuit, by John L. Allen Jr (March 11, 2005)
- Jury Selection to Begin Monday in Sex Abuse Case against Oakland Diocese, CBS 5 (March 11, 2005)

- 'Not to Be Trusted ', by Rev. Joseph F. Wilson (March 12, 2005)

- Sins of the Fathers: The Springfield Diocese Tries to Restore Faith and Trust Following Years of Priestly Misconduct, by Dave Bakke (March 13, 2005)
- A Priest's Confession: Three Decades after Father Thomas Laughlin Abused Dozens- Time Lets Molesters Get Away, Mom Says: Lawmakers Urged to Lift Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Assault, by David Kassabian (March 13, 2005)
- How America's Catholic Church Crucified Itself, Sunday Times Magazine (March 13, 2005)
- Bishop Apologizes to Sex Abuse Victim, by Leonard P. Blair (March 13, 2005)

- Diocese Says It Didn't Know Priest Sought Counseling, by Gary Craig (March 14, 2005)
- Some Accusations May Be False, but Most Are All Too Real, Says David Clohessy, Dallas Morning News (March 14, 2005)
- Church Abuse Talks to Begin: Attorneys for Both Sides in Molestation Dispute Will Meet for Mediation in 33 Civil Lawsuits, by Jennifer Garza (March 14, 2005)
- New Group to Assist Managing Catholic Business, by Cathy Lynn Grossman (March 14, 2005)
- Archdiocese Wins Key Ruling in Abuse Cases, by David O’Reilly (March 14, 2005)
- Documents Indicate Church Never Probed Abuse Claim, by David Ryan (March 14, 2005)
- A Chance to Be Heard, Toledo Blade (March 14, 2005)
- Lawsuit Names Former Priest John Schmitz, WQAD (March 14, 2005)

- Testimony Starts in First California Church Case to Go to Trial, by Kim Curtis (March 15, 2005)
- Catholic Group Acknowledges Odds in Changing Church, by Mary Kate Dubuss (March 15, 2005)
- Top Catholics Subpoenaed: Lawyer Says Figures Summoned to Grand Jury in Child-Porn Case, by Brooks Egerton (March 15, 2005)
- New Catholic Lay Group Formed to Promote Better Church Management, by Jerry Filteau (March 15, 2005)
- Former St. Louis Auxiliary Bishop Will Head Belleville Diocese, by Robert Goodrich (March 15, 2005)
- Theater Review: 'Doubt', by Ed Kaufman (March 15, 2005)
- Priest Arrested for Downloading Child Porn Volunteered with Local Boy Scout Troop: Watch Video: Priest Volunteered with Local Boy Scout Troop, WHEC (March 15, 2005)

- Priest Visiting LA Found Guilty of Child Molestation, Associated Press (March 16, 2005)
- Suit against Church Dealt Setback, by Sheila Burke (March 16, 2005)
- Dioceses across State Will Ask Judges to Toss Abuse Lawsuits, by David B. Caruso (March 16, 2005)
- Abuse Crisis 'Is Not Over': When Will Bishops Take Responsibility? Dallas Morning News (March 16, 2005)
- Three Priests Placed on Administrative Leave; All Deny Allegations, by Tricia Hempel (March 16, 2005)
- I Am a Victim of Sexual Abuse by a Priest, by Larry Kramer (March 16, 2005)
- Bill Would Force Clergy to Report Sex Abuse: Some Local Ministers Oppose Planned Law, by Kent Mallett (March 16, 2005)
- Davenport Diocese, Plaintiffs Back in Court, by Todd Ruger (March 16, 2005)
- Fight Pledged on Clergy Abuse Lawsuits Ruling: Court Said Statute of Limitations Applies to Many Actions. Lehigh County Suits, Others in State Might Be Dismissed, by Dan Sheehan and Kathleen Parrish (March 16, 2005)
- New Priest Closes Door on Meeting of Activist Church Group, by Maria Vogel-Short (March 16, 2005)
- Bill Would Allow Victims of Past Child Abuse to Sue, by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (March 16, 2005)

- Superior Diocese Denies Bishop Aided Widera Coverup, Associated Press (March 17, 2005)
- Pilarczyk Holds Fast Despite the Ugly Rumors, by Peter Bronson (March 17, 2005)
- Panel Speakers: 'Open up the Conversation' on Gay Priests, by Paula Doyle (March 17, 2005)
- Business Leaders Hard to Pigeonhole, by Joe Feuerherd (March 17, 2005)
- Hear Our Prayers, Heights (March 17, 2005)
- Priest Is Guilty in Sex Abuse: Father Fernando Lopez Is Convicted of Molesting Three Teenage Males between 2001 and 2004, by Natasha Lee (March 17, 2005)
- Jury to Begin Deliberating Alleged Priest Pedophile Case, NBC 11 (March 17, 2005)
- St. Agnes Sale Gets Preliminary OK, by Hoa Nguyen (March 17, 2005)
- Ohio Senate Votes to Aid Victims of Clergy Abuse: Statute of Limitations Would Be Lengthened, by Jim Provance (March 17, 2005)
- Church's Experts Testify Lap-Sitting Did Not Signal Abuse: At Issue Is What Was Known of Priest's Behavior in 1970s, by Steve Rubenstein (March 17, 2005)
- Accused Priest Still Fighting Extradition, by Sara Withee (March 17, 2005)

- Mahony, in Legal Battle, Insists Church Has Right to Secrecy, by Jason Berry (March 18, 2005)

- Bishop Kinney Dismissed from Abuse Lawsuit, Associated Press (March 19, 2005)
- Lawsuits Filed against Seminary Alleging Officials Knew of Abuse, Associated Press (March 19, 2005)
- Extradition of Priest to Be Sought, Appeal-Democrat (March 19, 2005)
- Hubbard, Soares Have a Sit-Down: District Attorney, Bishop Meet in Private to Discuss, Among Other Topics, Clergy Sex Abuse, by Michele Morgan Bolton (March 19, 2005)
- Jury in Priest Abuse Lawsuit Faults Church, by Robin Evans (March 19, 2005)
- Sins of the Past, by Tom Kasprzak (March 19, 2005)
- Buzanowski Defense Given More Time to Prepare for Trial, by Andy Nelesen (March 19, 2005)
- Some Say Cincinnati Archbishop Waited Too Long to Suspend Priests, by John Nolan (March 19, 2005)
- Abusive Priests Often End up in St. Louis, by Tim Townsend (March 19, 2005)
- Bishop Apologizes in Case of Priest with Child Pornography, WSTM (March 19, 2005)

- Abuse, Papacy Focus of Group's Meeting, by Rita Ciolli (March 20, 2005)
- How Dangerous Are Those Who Find Pleasure in Child Porn? Experts Say Most Consumers Escape Law Enforcement’s Radar, by Gary Craig (March 20, 2005)
- The Legacy of John Paul II, by Bill Williams (March 20, 2005)

- Priest on Leave Pending Sexual Abuse Allegations, Associated Press (March 21, 2005)
- Parishioners Stand behind Accused ABQ Priest, by Jason Gil Bear (March 21, 2005)
- Jury Hears Testimony to Decide Damages in Priest Molestation Case, by Terence Chea (March 21, 2005)
- Diocese Property Challenge Promised, by Stephanie Innes (March 21, 2005)
- A Holy Higher Standard, by Dimitri Vassilaros (March 21, 2005)

- Church Pledges Culture Change Amid Abuse Report Findings, ABC (March 22, 2005)
- Man Testifies That Abuse by Priest Ruined His Entire Life, by Stacy Finz (March 22, 2005)
- Abuse Case Enters Key Phase: Victim Testifies about Molestation in Effort to Determine Amount of Damages to Be Paid by the San Francisco Archdiocese, by Jean Guccione (March 22, 2005)
- Bankruptcy Judge Approves Diocese Plan to Sell off Property, KVOA (March 22, 2005)
- Abuse Survivor Angry at Court’s Limitations, by Patti Mengers (March 22, 2005)
- Sunday Mass Collections May Pay for Clerical Abuse Claims, by Jim Morahan (March 22, 2005)
- S.D. Bishop Apologizes for Denying Funeral Rite: Catholic Leader Vows to Hold Mass in Memory of Gay Nightclub Owner, by Alex Roth and Jeff McDonald (March 22, 2005)
- Abbey Says Statute of Limitations Expired in Sex Case, by Aaron Sadler (March 22, 2005)
- Former West Warwick Priest Is Removed from Religious Order, by Justin Sayles (March 22, 2005)
- Home Houses Several Priests Accused of Abuse, by Tim Townsend (March 22, 2005)
- Church 'Ignoring' Male Violence, by Richard Yallop (March 22, 2005)

- Man Accuses Priest of Molestation, Protests outside Church, ABC 7 (March 23, 2005)
- Priest Acquitted in Late 1980s Child Rape Case, Associated Press (March 23, 2005)
- Diocese Returns Priest to Active Ministry, by David Abel (March 23, 2005)
- Civil Trial in Priest Abuse Case Set to Start: Lawsuit Blames Oakland Diocese for Failing to Protect Brothers, Inside Bay Area (March 23, 2005)
- The Bishops Should Know That Accountability Is Now Expected, One in Four (March 23, 2005)
- Judge Orders Diocese, Plaintiffs Back to Table, by Paul A. Long (March 23, 2005)
- Court: NH Can Oversee Audit of Diocese, by Kathryn Marchocki (March 23, 2005)
- Dallas Diocese Faces Criminal Investigation, by Heather O'Connell (March 23, 2005)
- O'Malley Cites Challenges: He Urges Priestly Fraternity 'Never to Give up on Prayer, by Michael Paulson (March 23, 2005)
- Confession to Murder: Former Monk, Priest Say They Know Who Killed Irene Garza, by Emma Perez-Trevico (March 23, 2005)
- Molest Victim's Ex-Wife Talks to Jury: Woman Never Knew of Abuse by Priest but Sensed a Barrier, by Steve Rubenstein (March 23, 2005)

- Lawyer for Victims of Abuse Seeks to Include Parish Property, by Nicholas K. Geranios (March 24, 2005)
- Mother Obsessed with Priest, Jury Told, by Susan Herendeen (March 24, 2005)
- New Legislation to Streamline Child Abuse Hearings, by Harry McGee (March 24, 2005)
- Expert Witness Minimizes Effect of Priests' Sex Abuse, by Steve Rubenstein (March 24, 2005)
- Man Abused by Pedophile Priest Tells His Story, by Mary Beth Smetzer (March 24, 2005)
- Redressing Clergy Abuse, Toledo Blade (March 24, 2005)

- The Word from Rome, by John Allen (March 25, 2005)
- Man's Suit Alleges Sex Abuse by Priest: $3M Claim Cites Incidents in 1970s, Names Albany, Boston Dioceses, the Late Rev. Donald Starks, by Michele Morgan Bolton (March 25, 2005)
- Jury Awards Victim $437,000 from San Jose Priest's Sex Abuse, by Lisa Leff (March 25, 2005)

- Springfield Bishop Seeks Deep Cuts in Budget, Associated Press (March 27, 2005)
- Opening the Papacy to New Ways of Thinking, by Sidney Callahan (March 27, 2005)
- Tending to Wayward Shepherds, by Sarah Childress (March 27, 2005)
- Parishes Drained by Molestation Suit Settlements, by Kim Curtis (March 27, 2005)
- The Vatican Code, by Maureen Dowd (March 27, 2005)
- Church to Pay Abuse Victims $3.6 Million, Union-Tribune (March 27, 2005)
- Local Bishop Restores Faith, by Bill Zajac (March 27, 2005)

- Priest Suspended after 'Inquirer' Reveals He Confessed to Fondling Girl, Associated Press (March 28, 2005)
- Philadelphia Archdiocese Suspends Priest, CBS 3 (March 28, 2005)
- A Matter of Time: Families Want Statute of Limitations Lifted in Sexual Abuse Cases, by George Jaksa (March 28, 2005)
- Attorneys Attack Church's Wall of Secrecy, KTVU (March 28, 2005)
- Priest Abuse, by Mike Moore (March 28, 2005)
- Trial Begins in Oakland Priest Abuse Case: Priest Accused of Molesting Two Boys, NBC 11 (March 28, 2005)
- Accused Priest Holds No Grudge, Salem News (March 28, 2005)
- Grand Prairie Priest Arrested on Child Porn Charges, by Anthony Spangler (March 28, 2005)

- Priest's Abuse Trial Rescheduled for May, by Chris Birk (March 29, 2005)
- Don't Miss Message of Hope, by Dennis Gaboury (March 29, 2005)
- S.F. Archdiocese Admits Negligence in Abuse Cases, by Jean Guccione (March 29, 2005)
- National Group Opens Local Chapter, KFOXTV (March 29, 2005)
- Catholic Priest on 29 Child Sex Charges, Keralanext.com (March 29, 2005)
- He's Feeling Betrayed by School Ax, New York Daily News (March 29, 2005)
- Diocese Says Deal Was Never Made on Teczar Move: Accused Priest Went to Texas, by Kathleen A. Shaw (March 29, 2005)

- Appeals Court Orders Summaries of Priest Files Made Public, Associated Press (March 30, 2005)
- Catholic Bishops Survey Clergy Sex Abuse Victims on Improving Outreach, Associated Press (March 30, 2005)
- Priest Ousted over E-Mails, by Shawn Boburg (March 30, 2005)
- Trial's Outcome Could Affect Results in 150 Other Cases, by Don Lattin (March 30, 2005)
- Priests: Diocese Knew of Parishioner Abuse, by Matt O'Brien (March 30, 2005)
- Church Says Group Accused Wrong Priest: Alleged Abuser Was Reportedly 1 of 5 Clergymen Who Died in 1971, by Steve Scott (March 30, 2005)
- Bishops Launch Survey Asking Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse of Minors to Aid Them in Helping Victims, Prevention, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (March 30, 2005)
- Catholic Deacon Sentenced for Pornography Charge, WTOL (March 30, 2005)
- 'S.F. Chron' Runs Lengthy Correction after Catholic Church Disputes Article, by Graham Webster (March 30, 2005)

- Church Defends Two Deceased Bishops Named in Sex Abuse Suit, Associated Press (March 31, 2005)
- Camden Diocese Sued on Sex-Abuse Allegation: A Cumberland County Man, 28, Says His Memories of Activities by Three Priests Were Long Repressed, by Melanie Burney (March 31, 2005)
- Sex Harassment Claim Filed against Church, Edmonton Sun (March 31, 2005)
- Priest Abuse Called Root of Brothers' Woes: Psychologists Say Social Troubles, Substance Abuse Stemmed from Boyhood Incidents, by Henry K. Lee (March 31, 2005)
- Evidence Points to Priest, by Margaret Levra (March 31, 2005)
- Valley May Get Support Group for Victims of Abuse by Priests: Senate, House Bills Would Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Abuse, by Laura B. Martinez (March 31, 2005)
- Sympathy for Priest Fired over Messages, by Jack Minch and Matt Murphy (March 31, 2005)
- New Providence Bishop Ready 'To Listen and to Learn', by Michelle R. Smith (March 31, 2005)
- The University of Scranton's Independent Internet Voice: Former University of Scranton Professor Faces Sex Abuse Trial in New York, by Joshua P. Stewart (March 31, 2005)
- A Brave Face, by Maureen Turner (March 31, 2005)



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APRIL 2005

- Urban Catholic Schools Excel Academically, Struggle Financially, by Brian L. Carpenter (April 1, 2005)
- Zero Tolerance: In Her New Documentary, Zero Tolerance, Lisa Freberg '85 Explores the Stories of Once Isolated and Silenced Victims Who Fight to Protect Other Children from Sexual Predators, by Saedra Pinkerton (April 1, 2005)

- Abuse Scandal Gives Boston Mixed Feelings about Pope's Legacy, by Pam Belluck (April 2, 2005)
- Debate Continues over Pope's Reaction to Sex-Abuse Scandal, by Alan Cooperman (April 2, 2005)
- Pope John Paul II's Legacy of Paradox, by Robert Graham and Tony Barber (April 2, 2005)

- Louisianians React to the Death of a Pope, Associated Press (April 3, 2005)

- Play about Abuse in Catholic Church Wins Pulitzer, ABC (April 5, 2005)
- Case against Priest Who Allegedly Made Lewd Comments Continued, Associated Press (April 5, 2005)
- Former Priest Pleads Innocent to Child Rape Charges, Associated Press (April 5, 2005)
- The Price of Infallibility, by Thomas Cahill (April 5, 2005)
- Groups: Vatican Failed to Address Scandal, by David Crary (April 5, 2005)
- Church Acknowledges Nome Priest Abuse, Settles Civil Suit: Apology: Jesuit Priests of Oregon Province Call Actions of James Poole Inexcusable: Elsie Boudreau Said a Priest, Now Retired, Molested Her, by Lisa Demer (April 5, 2005)
- Analysis: Conclave a Question of Numbers, by Roland Flamini (April 5, 2005)
- At a Crossroads: Cardinals Could End up Making a Strategic Error If They Set about Looking for a Clone of Pope John Paul II, by Eileen P. Flynn (April 5, 2005)
- Victims Testify about Abuser Priest in State's Second Civil Suit, by Justin M. Norton (April 5, 2005)
- Bishop: We Missed Signs of Sex Abuse: Diocese of Oakland Officials Take the Stand in Molestation Trial, by Josh Richman (April 5, 2005)
- Cardinal's Bad Judgment, by Joan Vennochi (April 5, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Want Cardinals' Attention, by Rachel Zoll (April 5, 2005)

- Boston Archbishop to Attend Pope's Funeral in Rome, Associated Press (April 6, 2005)
- American Pope an Unlikely Fit: Cardinals Expect Church to Keep Distance, by Alan Cooperman and Daniel Williams (April 6, 2005)
- Brothers Say Priest Molested Them Both: Ex-Altar Boys Testify against Then-Pastor in Oakland Diocese, by Henry K. Lee (April 6, 2005)
- Cardinal Is First-Class Pope Material, by Steve Lopez (April 6, 2005)
- A Quest to End Sexual Violence, by Bob Paquette (April 6, 2005)
- Progressive Catholics Outline Priorities for New Pope: To: National Desk, by Linda Pieczynski and Crystal Chan (April 6, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Accosted after Arraignment, by David Weber (April 6, 2005)
- Priest Makes Deal on Assault Charges, Woonsocket Call (April 6, 2005)
- Clergyman Ordered to Undergo Evaluation, by Glenn Yode (April 6, 2005)

- Holy See in the Red, by Gregory Viscusi (April 7, 2005)

- Accused Priests Kept In-House, by Kim Curtis (April 10, 2005)
- Legacy of John Paul II: Attendance Is a Concern for Church: Despite the Millions of Pilgrims Gathered in Rome, Attendance at Weekly Mass in Many Places Has Declined and Many Have Left the Flock, by Larry B. Stammer (April 10, 2005)

- Pope: US Pedo Victims, Card.Law's Presence Unacceptable, AGI (April 11, 2005)
- Allegations Surface against Local Priest, by Megan Baldino (April 11, 2005)
- Church Aims to Shed Light on Sex Abuse: Community Meeting Opens Discussion on Priest Misconduct, Diocese Role, by Rob Dennis (April 11, 2005)
- Bill Stops Clock on Abuse Cases: Groups Push Lawmakers to Get Rid of Statute of Limitations for Children, by Brooks Egerton (April 11, 2005)
- Lawyer for Victims of Abuse Seeks to Include Parish Property, by Nicholas K. Geranios (April 11, 2005)
- Clergy Sex Abuse Victim Phil Saviano Adresses a Crowd Last Week As He Talks about His Clergy Abuse Law Suit: Sex Abuse Survivor Tells Story, by Nina Lowy (April 11, 2005)
- Vatican: 'It's Forgiveness.': Victims: 'It's More Pain.', by Stacy Meichtry (April 11, 2005)
- Saying Goodbye to the Pope, by Bill O'Reilly (April 11, 2005)
- Disgraced Cardinal Says Memorial Mass, by Philip Pullella and Claudia Parsons (April 11, 2005)
- SNAP Group to Attend FdL (Fond du Lac) Hearing, Reporter (April 11, 2005)
- Dramatizing a Scandal That Rocked the Church, by Jacques Steinberg (April 11, 2005)
- Law Is the Wrong Choice, Tufts Daily (April 11, 2005)
- Abuse Group Opposing Mass by Cardinal Law, by Daniel Williams and Alan Cooperman (April 11, 2005)
- Police Stymie Vatican Protest by Advocates for U.S. Sex Abuse Victims, by Rachel Zoll (April 11, 2005)

- Cardinal Law's Standing, Boston Globe (April 12, 2005)
- Raising Voices in Rome, Boston Herald (April 12, 2005)
- Legal Wrangling over Hands, by Alfonso A. Castillo (April 12, 2005)
- Next Pope Likely Won't See Eye to Eye with U.S. Catholics, by Michael Clancy (April 12, 2005)
- Talk of Plea Deal for Priest Charged in Child Porn Case, by Gary Craig (April 12, 2005)
- Fort Smith: Attorney Says Statute Allows Abuse Lawsuit, by Dave Hughes (April 12, 2005)
- Supreme Court Confronts Abuse by Priests: Law Shift on Clergy Abuse? High Court to Hear Oral Arguments, by Pat Schneider (April 12, 2005)
- Ex-Catholic Priest Jailed for Sex Abuse, Sydney Morning Herald (April 12, 2005)

- U.S. Catholics, Vatican Differ on Sex-Abuse Scandal, by Ken Dilanian (April 13, 2005)
- 2 Priests, 1 Former Cleric Leave Jobs Abroad after News Report: Story Disclosed That They Had Sexually Abused Children in U.S., by Brooks Egerton and Brendan M. Case (April 13, 2005)
- In Rome, Cardinal Law Opens Old Wounds, by Abbott Koloff (April 13, 2005)
- Three U.S. Cardinals Take a Stand Sensitive to Victims of Sexual Abuse, Morning Call (April 13, 2005)
- Suit Claims Clergy Victims Ignored: Attorney Sues Spitzer and Program That Counsels Victims of Sex Abuse by Priests, by Brian Nearing (April 13, 2005)
- Court Protects 'Dirty' Priests, News 24 (April 13, 2005)
- Catholic Church Prays for More Priests, ObviousNews.com (April 13, 2005)
- Diocese Official Settles Abuse Lawsuit, by Todd Ruger (April 13, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Target Fugitive Priests: Church Officials Asked to Help Extradite Accused Priests, TheBostonChannel.com (April 13, 2005)

- What the Catholic Church Needs: a Few Good Nuns: Make Them CEOs of Their Parishes, by Margaret Carlson (April 14, 2005)
- Victims: Accused Priests in Rome: They Cited a U.S. Newspaper Probe, and Called on Church Officials to Stop "Sheltering", by Ken Dilanian (April 14, 2005)
- Church Must Protect Youth If It Wants to Attract More, by Andrew Greeley (April 14, 2005)
- Jury Awards Brothers Nearly $2 Million: Former Altar Boys Win Suit against Oak. Diocese, KGO (April 14, 2005)
- Priests Would Be Subject to Searches: Archdiocese Says Target Is 'Inappropriate' Behavior, by Mary Zahn (April 14, 2005)

- Ex Cathedra: Personnel Bile No. 7: The Choir Master, by Gustavo Arellano (April 15, 2005)
- Clergy-Abuse Activist Heads to Rome, Boston.com (April 15, 2005)
- A Cornucopia of Death, by Arianna Huffington (April 15, 2005)
- Update: Jury Finds Oakland Diocese Negligent in Sexual Abuse Case, KPIX (April 15, 2005)
- Survivors Group Wants Clergy Sex Allegations Aired, by J. Michael Parker (April 15, 2005)
- Holy Water-Gate at Cable Car, by Bryan Rourke (April 15, 2005)

- Catholicism Losing Ground in Ireland: Secularism, Prosperity and Sexual Abuse Scandals Are Weakening the Church's Influence, by John Daniszewski (April 17, 2005)
- Election of New Pope to Defuse Abuse Crisis, by Robert Nemeth (April 17, 2005)
- Waiting for a Signal from Rome, NorthJersey.com (April 17, 2005)
- 2 Who Accused Monsignor to Testify: "Very, Very Sorry" Prosecutor Acknowledges D.A.'s Office Let Sisters' Case Languish, by Nancy Phillips (April 17, 2005)
- Catholics Hope for Progressive Pope, by Gary Soulsman (April 17, 2005)
- Daring to 'Doubt': When a Parochial School Nun Casts Suspicion on a Popular Priest, the Result Is a Timely Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama, by Anne Marie Welsh (April 17, 2005)
- Conte Isn't Interested in Help: Victims' Rights Group Troubled by Kiss-Off, by Dianne Williamson (April 17, 2005)

- New Pope Will Face Several Tough Issues, by Sabrina Banes (April 18, 2005)
- Ratzinger Is Frontrunner As Cardinals Start Election of Pope, by Stephen Bates and John Hooper (April 18, 2005)
- Women Watching Papal Conclave ...from the Sidelines, by William Bunch (April 18, 2005)
- Jail Sex-Abuse Priest, Victims' Group Urges: A Child Abuse Victims Group Has Launched a Fight to Have Jailed a Former Yorkshire Priest Who Walked Free from Court Last Week after Admitting Sex Offences on Deaf Children, by Jane Charnley (April 18, 2005)
- Boy's Life Ruined by Father Figure, by Frances Gibb (April 18, 2005)
- Church Takes Action on Abuse: Critics: Diocese Needs to Do More, by Stacia Glenn (April 18, 2005)
- Why I Left the Catholic Church, by Tom Regan (April 18, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Has No Limitations, by Scott Trobec (April 18, 2005)
- Engels Pleads Guilty, Week (April 18, 2005)
- Church Plan for Abuse Aftermath: Priests Call for More Openness in New Report, by Clare Weir (April 18, 2005)

- New Pope Shelved Sex Abuse Claim, Accuser Says, by Alistair Bell (April 19, 2005)
- Liberal U.S. Catholics Dismayed at Choice of Pope, by Greg Frost (April 19, 2005)
- A Bad Choice, Cardinal Rigali, by John Grogan (April 19, 2005)
- Catholic Churches Address Sexual Abuse, KGET (April 19, 2005)
- Judge to Rule on Hiring New Consultant, KOLD (April 19, 2005)
- Talks Continue in Sex Abuse Suit: Planned Hearing Has Been Delayed, by Paul A. Long (April 19, 2005)
- Dolan Backs off on Policy to Search Priests' Homes: Overwhelming Negative Reaction Prompts Reversal, by Mary Zahn (April 19, 2005)

- A New Guide: North Texans Appreciate the Opportunity to Witness History, by Darren Barbee (April 20, 2005)
- D'Arcy Singing Praises of New Pope, by Rebecca S. Green (April 20, 2005)
- Lawyers to Gauge Number of Claimants against Diocese, by Sheryl Kornman (April 20, 2005)
- In Clergy Sex Abuse Epicenter, Ratzinger Seen As Block to Reform, by Steve LeBlanc (April 20, 2005)
- Maine Catholics Voice Varied Reactions, by Tess Nacelewicz (April 20, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse, Peoria Journal Star (April 20, 2005)
- Cardinal: Pope Will Preserve Sex Abuse Law, by Rachel Zoll (April 20, 2005)

- $5.8M Sex Abuse Settlement, CBS News (April 21, 2005)
- George: Pope Focused on Scandal, by Cathleen Falsan (April 21, 2005)
- Priest to Admit Embezzling Church, Having Child Porn: Former Schuylkill Haven Assistant Pastor Faces a Prison Term, by Chris Parker (April 21, 2005)

- Retired Police Officer Named Head of Child Protection Office, by Agostino Bono (April 22, 2005)
- Law's Power a Symbol of Deeper Crisis, National Catholic Reporter (April 22, 2005)

- The Path Ahead / Demands for Local Autonomy: Far from Rome: For Many in a Liberal Boston-Area Church, Papal Authority Is Less Important Than a Supportive, Embracing Parish, by Josh Getlin (April 24, 2005)
- Hot Topic, but There's No Heat, by Diane Haithman (April 24, 2005)
- Keeping Priests on Track, by Patrick McIlheran (April 24, 2005)
- Ex-Newark Priest Added to Abuse Suit: Lawsuit Increases Number of Clergy Molestation Cases in the Tri-City Area to Seven, by Linh Tat (April 24, 2005)

- Suspended Priest to Be Arraigned on Child Rape Charges, Associated Press (April 25, 2005)
- Site Created to Expose Impostor Priest, by Matt C. Abbott (April 25, 2005)
- A Move Based on Faith: Springfield's Kettelkamp Heads to D.C. As Director of Catholic Church's Child and Youth Protection Office, by Dave Bakke (April 25, 2005)
- A Sign of Hope for Sex Abuse Victims, by Jason Berry (April 25, 2005)
- O'Malley Asks Congregants to Accept New Pope: Inside, Mass; Outside, Protest, by Maria Cramer (April 25, 2005)
- Maine Supreme Court Orders Priest-Abuse Records Released to Papers, Editor & Publisher (April 25, 2005)
- Former Mass. Priest Pleads Innocent to Abuse Charges, by Adam Gorlick (April 25, 2005)
- Will U.S. Catholics Keep Giving? Demographics, Sex Abuse Scandal Squeeze Church Budgets, by Steve Johnson (April 25, 2005)
- Former Q-C Area Priest Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges, Quad-City Times (April 25, 2005)
- Diocese, Ex-Guernsey Priest Sued on Abuse Claim, Star-Tribune (April 25, 2005)

- Inmate Accused in Priest's Killing Alleges He Was Beaten, Associated Press (April 26, 2005)
- O'Malley Applauds Donation Upswing, by Brian Ballou (April 26, 2005)
- This Pope Can Seize the Moment on Sexual Abuse Cases: Benedict XVI Must Move Forcefully on Troubling Issue, by Jason Berry (April 26, 2005)
- Court Overturns Former Priest's Sex Misconduct Convictions, by Heather J. Carlson (April 26, 2005)
- Houston Men Sue Pope over Letter about Sex Abuse: Seminary Student Indicted on Child Sex Abuse Charges, Click 2 Houston (April 26, 2005)
- Report of Threat Leads to Arrest, by Robert Cristo (April 26, 2005)
- Most U.S. Catholics Support Choice of Pope: Benedict XVI Expected to Defend Traditional Church Policies, Poll Finds, by Richard Morin and Claudia Deane (April 26, 2005)
- Justices to Review Sexual Abuse Case, by Elizabeth Neff (April 26, 2005)
- Residential Schools Helped Raise Generations of US, Wawatay News (April 26, 2005)
- DA Working on Plea That Would Put Desilets in Jail, by Sara Withee (April 26, 2005)
- Friday Deadline Set for Abuse Claims against Archdiocese: The Cutoff Date Is the Next Step in the Archdiocese of Portland's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings, by Steve Woodward (April 26, 2005)

- Alleged Victim Speaks out against Former Priest, by Rita Annan-Brady (April 27, 2005)
- Priest, 52, Indicted in Child Porn Case, by Tom Bower (April 27, 2005)
- The Sin That Keeps on Giving: Ohio's Pedophile Priests Have Bishop Pilla in Their Corner, by Chris Maag (April 27, 2005)
- Schuylkill Priest Pleads Guilty to Porn Charges, Morning Call (April 27, 2005)
- Story of Jailed Priest Retold, by Denis Paiste (April 27, 2005)
- Beine Sex Case Has Officials Searching for Answer, by Robert Patrick (April 27, 2005)
- Court to Rule on Diocese Files: The Lawyer for 2 Women Who Say a Priest Assaulted Them Wants Records of Similar Rockford-Area Cases to Be Released, Rockford Register Star (April 27, 2005)
- Man Claims Abuse by Des Moines Priest: Suit Alleges Man Was Abused 40 Years Ago, TheIowaChannel.com (April 27, 2005)
- Diocese Seeks to Cap Sex-Abuse Claims, phillyburbs.com (April 27, 2005)

- News in Brief from Eastern Pennsylvania, Associated Press (April 28, 2005)
- 'Our Fathers' in Town, Boston Globe (April 28, 2005)
- New Pope Must Address Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, by Eileen P. Flynn (April 28, 2005)
- Druce: Prison Workers Urged Firing Lawyer: Testimony at Court Hearing, by Gary V. Murray (April 28, 2005)
- Story of Jailed Priest Retold, by Denis Paiste (April 28, 2005)
- Tucson Diocese Files Asset Disclosure, by Sandy Rathbun (April 28, 2005)
- Supreme Court Ruling Favoring Defrocked Priest Reverberating, by Jim Suhr (April 28, 2005)
- Desilets Said to Be 'Basically in a Vegetative State', by Shaun Sutner (April 28, 2005)
- Des Moines Diocese Statement: Diocesan Response to Media Inquiries, TheIowaChannel.com (April 28, 2005)
- Church Settles 4 Cases Priest Sex Abuse Claims Detailed, by Annmarie Timmins (April 28, 2005)

- Not a Transitional Pope: Benedict May Surprise: The Following Is the Cover Story That Will Run in the April 29 Issue of National Catholic Reporter, by John L. Allen Jr. (April 29, 2005)
- Case That Accuses the New Pope of Conspiracy May Be Dropped: Lawsuit Says the Then-Cardinal Worked with Local Catholic Officials to Cover up Abuse, by Paige Hewitt and Harvey Rice (April 29, 2005)

- D-FW Newspapers Seek to Unseal Priest Records, Associated Press (April 30, 2005)
- Vatican Expected to Review American Seminaries, Associated Press (April 30, 2005)
- Stamford raRabbi Launches Institute to Address Issues of Abuse in Jewish Community, by Judie Jacobson (April 30, 2005)
- Showtime Airs Timely Story of U.S. Church, by Luaine Lee (April 30, 2005)
- A Priest's Story: Not All Accounts of Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church Turn out to Be True, by Dorothy Rabinowitz (April 30, 2005)
- Punitive Damages in Priest Abuse Case Allowed, Court Rules: Diocese Had Claimed Anything beyond Compensatory Award Was Unconstitutional, by Josh Richman (April 30, 2005)
- More Claims of Abuse Filed against Bankrupt Portland Archdiocese: The 90, Who Seek Nearly $71 Million, Meet the Deadline for All Claims in the Reorganization Case, by Steve Woodward (April 30, 2005)



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MAY 2005

- Reasons Vague As to Transfer from Boston, by Rebecca S. Green (May 1, 2005)
- Showtime to Broadcast Holy Water-Gate: Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Documentary, Newswise (May 1, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Trial Slated for Janssen, by Todd Ruger (May 1, 2005)

- Disgraced Priest Blamed for Youth's Suicide, ABC (May 2, 2005)
- MacRae Lobbied Writer for Years Columnist Says Priest Was Falsely Convicted, by Daniel Barrick (May 2, 2005)
- Belfast Priest Criticized for Defending Child-Abuser, Catholic World News (May 2, 2005)
- Legislators Act to Fix Sex Crime Law, by Marc Powers (May 2, 2005)
- Police: No Crime in Altamonte Springs, by Gary Taylor (May 2, 2005)
- Elder HS Sex Offender: Archdiocese Investigation, WCPO (May 2, 2005)
- Probe Points to Prospective Ring, by Bill Zajac (May 2, 2005)
- Former St. Ann Priest Interviewed on Videotape, by Janine A. Zeitlin (May 2, 2005)

- MacRae's Lawyer Vows to Appeal Priest Challenges Sex Abuse Conviction, by Daniel Barrick (May 3, 2005)
- Priest, Diocese at Odds, by Susan Evans (May 3, 2005)
- Woman Says Priest Abused Her, Files Suit: The Rev. Paramo Died in Nursing Home Last Year, by Jonathan Lipman (May 3, 2005)
- Priest's Nephew Details Sexual Abuse, by Todd Ruger (May 3, 2005)
- Judge to Rule in Gag-Order Hearing: Lawyer Wants Alleged Victim to Stop Talking to Press, TheIowaChannel.com (May 3, 2005)
- USC's Catholic Chaplain Accused: A Popular Priest Is Placed on Leave As the L.A. Archdiocese and the University Investigate Allegations of Improper Conduct with an Adult, by Teresa Watanabe (May 3, 2005)

- Calls for Immediate Probe, by Sue Bailey (May 4, 2005)

- US Official Optimistic That Pope Will Act on Sex Abuse, Catholic News (May 5, 2005)
- Revised Clergy Sex Abuse Norms Are One Item on Bishops' June Agenda, by Jerry Filteau (May 5, 2005)
- A Symbolic Meeting with Bishop, by Makeba Scott Hunter (May 5, 2005)
- Court Ruling Forces Leaders to Ensure Public Is Safe, Portland Press Herald (May 5, 2005)
- Dioceses Struggle to Meet Mandate: Monitoring of Accused Priests Is 'Spotty,' Group Official Says, by Romy Varghese (May 5, 2005)
- High Court Says Allegations against Jackson Catholic Diocese Can Go to Trial, WLOX (May 5, 2005)

- Dolan Backs off Priest Monitoring, by Joe Feuerherd (May 6, 2005)
- Catholic Church Is Losing Sway in Europe, by Tod Robberson (May 6, 2005)
- Catholics Stiff P.R. Collection: Refuse to Fund Church's Media Operation, by Marie Szaniszlo (May 6, 2005)

- Allegations Shatter Image of Former Church Worker: Choir Director Who Lied about Credentials Is Accused of Sexual Abuse of 2 Boys, by Paige Hewitt (May 7, 2005)
- Fearing Loss of Access, Parishioners Begin Vigil: Rumor Drives a Sit-In at Framingham Church, by Franco Ordoñez (May 7, 2005)
- Ex-O.C. Catholic Leader Issues Apology: Bishop Driscoll Cites 'Misplaced' Priorities When Supervising Priests Accused of Abuse, by Ann Pepper and Andrew Galvin (May 7, 2005)

- Church Protests Continue after Closings, by Brooke Donald (May 8, 2005)
- Victim Has Control This Time, by Bill Nemitz (May 8, 2005)

- Oregon Parishes Fight for Bankrupt Diocese's Assets, Associated Press (May 9, 2005)
- Ultimate Confession of Late Pastor's Sins: Bishop to Apologize for Fremont Priest's Abuse, by Rob Dennis (May 9, 2005)
- Time a Factor in Priest Abuse Case, by Jack Elliott Jr. (May 9, 2005)
- Victims to View Church-Abuse Film, by Brad A. Greenberg (May 9, 2005)
- Vatican Orders Probe of Mexican Order's Founder: 8 Ex-Seminarians Say Priest Abused Them Decades Ago, by Marion Lloyd (May 9, 2005)
- Child Abuse Disclosure Law Backed, by Justin McIntosh (May 9, 2005)
- Church Vigil Causes Fracture in Parish: Protest Continues; Others Move on, by Franco Ordoñez (May 9, 2005)
- Jury Awards Janssen Nephew $1.9M, by Todd Ruger (May 9, 2005)
- A Voice for the Laity, by Gary Stern (May 9, 2005)
- Archbishop Warns Churches about Priest Ordered Freed, by Jim Suhr (May 9, 2005)

- Defrocked Mo. Priest to Stay in Prison, Associated Press (May 10, 2005)
- Diocese of Scranton Agrees to Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit, by Chris Birk (May 10, 2005)
- The New Pope and the Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal, by Gregory Borse (May 10, 2005)
- Fremont's Holy Spirit Church in Need of New Leadership, by Greg Bullough (May 10, 2005)
- Parishioner Anger Understandable: Bishop, CBC News (May 10, 2005)
- Priest, New Lawyer Seeking Appeal, by Patrick Cronin (May 10, 2005)
- Reinstated Priest Back 'Home': Keohan Takes Job with Salem's Immaculate Conception Church, by Tom Dalton (May 10, 2005)
- Man Accuses Priest of Solicitation, by Stephen J. Lee (May 10, 2005)
- Church Invites Response to Abuse, by Trevor Maxwell (May 10, 2005)
- Churches Sold to Compensate Victims, Sydney Morning Herald (May 10, 2005)

- Chaplain Accused of Abuse to Keep Quiet, Associated Press (May 11, 2005)
- Drama Critics Pick 'Doubt' As Best Play, Associated Press (May 11, 2005)
- Priest Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case, Associated Press (May 11, 2005)
- Labrador Properties Won't Be Sold: Diocese, CBC News (May 11, 2005)
- Ex-Calif. Priest Reveals Details of Abuse, by Kim Curtis (May 11, 2005)
- Archdiocese Sued over Alleged Sex Solicitation, by Jan Danelski (May 11, 2005)
- Priest's Familiar Pattern Isn't Necessarily Abuse: Accusation against Duluth Native Sparks Questions into His Past in Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune (May 11, 2005)
- A Glimpse at the Mind of a Pedophile: A Former Priest Who Served under Mahony in the Stockton Diocese Describes His Ploys, by Jean Guccione (May 11, 2005)
- Archabbey Settles Priest Abuse Allegations, by Matthew Junker (May 11, 2005)
- Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors Unhappy with Potential Promotion of SF Archbishop, KCBS (May 11, 2005)
- Levada in Line for Key Job at Vatican: Pope Said to Want S.F. Prelate As Chief Doctrinal Watchdog, by Don Lattin (May 11, 2005)
- Bishop Asks Abuse Victims to Forgive, by Linh Tat (May 11, 2005)
- Catholic Group Urges Legislation, by Bill Zajac (May 11, 2005)

- Fort Worth Bishop Considers Retiring, by Darren Barbee (May 12, 2005)
- When in Rome: Trouble, Change and the Future of the Catholic Church, by Sara Beitia (May 12, 2005)
- Abuse Victims Rally behind House Bill: Measure Would Allow Reporting of Crime up to 30 Years after Child Becomes Adult, by Jessica Fender (May 12, 2005)
- Bishops to Revise Clergy Sex Abuse Charter, Norms, by Jerry Filteau (May 12, 2005)
- Fr. Colleary Fights Extradition Again, KPHO (May 12, 2005)
- Abuse Survivors Group Wants Grand Jury Probe of Priests, Morning Call (May 12, 2005)
- Desilets Sentence Is 1 to 1-1/2 Years, by Gary V. Murray (May 12, 2005)
- Retirement Changes Eyed for Priests, by Michael Paulson (May 12, 2005)
- Ireland Residents Learn of Priest's Past, by Shawn Pogatchnik (May 12, 2005)
- Clerical Abuse Lawsuit Expands, by Mary Beth Smetzer (May 12, 2005)

- Deposition Reveals Truth about Molesters: Prepare Children to Face Evil, by Merlene Davis (May 15, 2005)
- Clues to Abuse Scandal Waiting in Files, by Steven Greenhut (May 15, 2005)
- Former Priest Paroled Back to Stockton after Serving Molestation Sentence, KXTV (May 15, 2005)
- Vatican's Focus Falls on U.S., Europe: Choosing Levada Spotlights the West, by Don Lattin and Angela Frucci (May 15, 2005)
- Compelling 'Our Fathers' Recounts Devastating Scandal: The Tragic Tale of Pedophile Priests in the Boston Archdiocese Plays out like a Contrived Melodrama, by Ted Mahar (May 15, 2005)
- US Bishops Seek to Retain Abuse Rules, by Michael Paulson (May 15, 2005)

- Four Object to Tucson Diocese's Requested Cap for Sex-Abuse Claims, Arizona Daily Sun (May 16, 2005)
- For the Record, Boston Globe (May 16, 2005)
- Attorney: Priest May Plead Guilty on Porn Charges, by Gary Craig (May 16, 2005)
- Facing Messy Stuff in the Church--Kenneth L. Swetland, by Rev. Austin Miles (May 16, 2005)
- Memphis Churchgoers Offended by Priest Abuse Leaflets, News Channel 5 (May 16, 2005)
- Victim of Alleged Priest Molestation Sues the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, by Derrick Nunnally and Tom Heinen (May 16, 2005)
- Buddhist Monk Ingests Poison in Sri Lanka, by Shimali Senanayake (May 16, 2005)
- Abuse Claims Mount against Ex-Area Priest, by Robert Varley (May 16, 2005)

- Worcester Diocese Strips Priest of Ministry, Associated Press (May 17, 2005)
- Church Sex Abuse Audit Advances, by Daniel Barrick (May 17, 2005)
- Alleged Abuse Survivor Works to Promote Healing in the Church, by Rebecca Drake (May 17, 2005)
- Bishop Wants Sex Abuse Law Overturned, KFMB (May 17, 2005)
- Allegations against 3 Priests Costly for Diocese of Orange: Their Accusers Will Receive Nearly Half of $100 Million Settlement, Records Show, by Chris Knap (May 17, 2005)
- Former Priest Settles Lawsuits, by Todd Ruger (May 17, 2005)
- Correction: Diocese Settlement, Tucson Citizen (May 17, 2005)

- Ex-Billerica Priest Cleared after Criminal E-Mail Probe, by Matt Murphy (May 18, 2005)
- Newry Democrat: Breaking News: Police to Investigate School Changing-Room Camera, Newry Democrat (May 18, 2005)
- Springfield Diocese, WAND (May 18, 2005)

- Pope's Test: Women's Place in Ministry, by Angela Bonavoglia (May 19, 2005)
- Albany Man Claims Priest Violated Him, by Robert Cristo (May 19, 2005)
- Plaintiff, Stockton Diocese Reach $3 Million Agreement in O'Grady Case, by Kim Curtis (May 19, 2005)
- California Diocese Actively Sought to Hide Abuse, Report Claims, Detroit Free Press (May 19, 2005)
- Files on Some Accused Priests May Remain Sealed: Judge Says He Can't Order Records Released Because He Lacks Jurisdiction over Settled Abuse Cases, by Jean Guccione (May 19, 2005)
- The Long and Difficult Road to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse: A Tale of Three States, and How They Revised Their Statutes, by Marci Hamilton (May 19, 2005)
- Goodwill Exec Resigns after Past Is Revealed, by Bob Heye (May 19, 2005)
- Papers Show Idaho Bishop Protected Abusive Priests: Driscoll Has Again Apologized for Mistakes between 1976 and 1987 in California Diocese, Idaho Statesman (May 19, 2005)
- Former Priest Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault, by Edward Lewis (May 19, 2005)
- Many Want Disclosures in O.C. Diocese Emulated: Bishops in L.A. and Elsewhere Are Urged to Open Files on Catholic Officials' Handling of Priests Who Molested, by William Lobdell and Teresa Watanabe (May 19, 2005)
- California Diocese's Documents Show Abuse Cover-up, by Nick Madigan (May 19, 2005)
- More Light in Dark Corners,Orange County Register (May 19, 2005)
- Beine Defrocked by the Vatican, by Robert Patrick (May 19, 2005)
- Diocese Bankruptcy Closer to Resolution, by Sandy Rathbun (May 19, 2005)
- Contract for Diocese Audits Is Approved, by Garry Rayno (May 19, 2005)
- Sins of the 'Fathers': Showtime Film Spotlights Boston's Priest Sexual Abuse Scandal, by Sarah Rodman (May 19, 2005)
- No. 2 Priest Wants His Job Back, by Todd Ruger (May 19, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Guilty of Sex Offense, Theft, by Beth Silver (May 19, 2005)
- Catholic School Shutting Its Doors in Waterbury, WFSB (May 19, 2005)

- Diocesan Files Show Deceit, Denial, by Dana Parsons (May 20, 2005)
- The Sins of the Fathers: The Sex Abuse Scandal Comes to Showtime, by Raymond A. Schroth (May 20, 2005)

- Accused Green Bay Priest Adds Insanity Plea, Associated Press (May 21, 2005)
- Archdiocese May Be Ready for New Victim Negotiations, by Jessica Fargen (May 21, 2005)
- Safety Skills Called Critical, by Denise Ford-Mitchell (May 21, 2005)
- Accused Priest Tries to Block Media Coverage, by Andy Nelesen (May 21, 2005)
- Diocese Agrees to Sell Six Churches: Settles Insurance Claim for $8.5m, by Michael Paulson and Ralph Ranalli (May 21, 2005)

- Vatican Says Mexican Priest Will Not Face Abuse Trial, by Ian Fisher (May 22, 2005)
- The Scandal That Won't Go Away, by Mike Kelly (May 22, 2005)
- Land Sales to Pay Priest Abuse Claims, by Arthur H. Rotstein (May 22, 2005)
- Informing Our Readers Means Not Shunning the Dark Facts, by Mark Vasche (May 22, 2005)

- Charges, Countercharges on Legionaries' Founder, Spirit Daily (May 23, 2004)
- Vilified Accuser Goes on, by Marie Szaniszlo (May 23, 2005)

- Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Still Await Meetings with O'Malley, Associated Press (May 24, 2005)
- Priest Cleared of Sexual Misconduct Allegations, by Matthew Artz (May 24, 2005)
- A CEO Who Must Help Heal, Boston Herald (May 24, 2005)
- Priests' Attorney Raps Bishop: Lawyer of Two Named in Abuse Suit Says Remarks Damaging, by Mark Guydish (May 24, 2005)
- Alleged Abuse Victim Sues Priest, Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese, by Bill Kaczor (May 24, 2005)
- Vatican Quietly Scuttles Abuse Probe, by Gerald Renner (May 24, 2005)
- Italy Investigating 186 over Child Torture Site, Reuters (May 24, 2005)
- Vatican Accepts Kansas City Bishop's Resignation, by Matt Sedensky (May 24, 2005)
- Ex-Rogers Priest Convicted for Sexual Misconduct, Theft, Star News (May 24, 2005)
- McDowell Wants Movement on Child Abuse Issue, by Martin Wall (May 24, 2005)

- New Legionaries Intrigue: Statement on Maciel Not Issued by Agency Responsible for Sex Abuse Cases, by John L. Allen, Jr. (May 25, 2005)
- Archdiocese Feels Betrayed by Film, by Manya A. Brachear (May 25, 2005)
- Murder Haunts Catholic Church, CBS News (May 25, 2005)
- Catholic Diocese Settles with Victims of Sexual Abuse, Canada NewsWire Group (May 25, 2005)
- Vatican Asked to Show Compassion to Clergy Sex Abuse Victims, Catholic Online (May 25, 2005)
- Priest Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge, by Gary Craig (May 25, 2005)
- Trying to Sort It out, by James V. Franco (May 25, 2005)
- Leader Says British Church Is 'in Crisis', by Ruth Gledhill (May 25, 2005)
- Reports Show Failure of Therapy for Priests: Pedophile Clerics Often Continued to Abuse Children during and after Treatment, and Were Allowed to Continue in Ministry, by Jean Guccione and William Lobdell (May 25, 2005)
- Catholic Priest Charged with Sodomy, by Keregero Keregero (May 25, 2005)
- Church Paid Bills for Priests, Accusers: Diocese Didn't Do Much Else to Deal with Abuse, Records Show, Monterey Herald (May 25, 2005)
- Florida Man Sues Priest, Diocese for Alleged Abuse, News4Jax (May 25, 2005)
- Allegheny County Judge Halts Proceedings in 35 Sex Abuse Suits, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 25, 2005)
- Opinion Mixed on Idaho Bishop's Role in Abuse: His Allowing Accused Orange County Priests to Stay in Ministry Is Tolerated by Many, by Larry B. Stammer and William Lobdell (May 25, 2005)
- Group: Defrock Bishop Dupre, by Bill Zajac (May 25, 2005)

- Catholic Diocese Sex-Abuse Suits Are Halted: A Pittsburgh-Area Judge Is Delaying Proceedings until a Court Rules on the Statute of Limitations, Associated Press (May 26, 2005)
- Victims of Sex Abuse Get Compensation Deal, Canoe (May 26, 2005)
- Church Protesters Demand Apology, by Rita Ciolli (May 26, 2005)
- Priest Admits Porn Charge: Volino Lists More Than 3 Images; Prosecutors Say It Was 600-Plus, by Gary Craig (May 26, 2005)
- Diocese Clears Pastor of Sex-Abuse Charges, by Henry K. Lee (May 26, 2005)
- Voice of the Faithful Supports Victims of Clergy Abuse, by Christopher Rocchio (May 26, 2005)
- Catholics Seek Help Sending Abuse Victims to Conference, by Marie Szaniszlo (May 26, 2005)
- Class Action Possible in Church Case: A Bankruptcy Judge Considers the Move to Decide Who Owns Cash and Property That Could Go toward Sex-Abuse Settlements, by Steve Woodward (May 26, 2005)

- The "Sins" of the Father: While Catholic Priests Raped Orange County Children, Pope John Paul II Looked the Other Way, by Gustavo Arellano (May 27 - June 2, 2005)
- A Lifeline for the Church, by Steven Krueger (May 27, 2005)

- Victims Weren't First Priority, by Andrew Galvin (May 29, 2005)
- Church, Victims Split Again: Catholic Officials Oppose Look-Back Period in Child-Abuse Bill, by Dan Horn (May 29, 2005)
- Catholic Diocese of Tucson Files Revised Bankruptcy Documents, KVOA (May 29, 2005)

- Abuse Crisis to Follow Levada to Rome Post: 700-Case Backlog at Watchdog Office, by Don Lattin (May 30, 2005)

- Sex Abuse Survivor's Group Protest at Bishop's Office, Associated Press (May 31, 2005)
- Trial Set for Next Week in Clergy Abuse Case, Associated Press (May 31, 2005)
- Woman Claims Nun Sexually Abused Her When She Was a Child, Associated Press (May 31, 2005)
- Assistance Offered to Clergy Abuse Victims, Des Moines Register (May 31, 2005)
- Rhode Island Catholics Welcome New Bishop, by Richard C. Lewis (May 31, 2005)
- New Church Will Arise after Faithful Stop Paying for Old, by Gilbert Padilla (May 31, 2005)
- Beine Nears Release from Prison, by Peter Shinkle (May 31, 2005)
- Missouri Supreme Court Will Not Rehear Beine Case, by Betsy Taylor (May 31, 2005)
- Pope Wants Exemption from U.S. Law, Vermont Guardian (May 31, 2005)
- Clergy Classes, WCAX (May 31, 2005)



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JUNE 2005

- The Installation of Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, by Richard C. Dujardin (June 1, 2005)
- Diocese of Fairbanks Investigates Claims of Sexual Abuse, by Jeffrey Hope (June 1, 2005)
- Activist Takes Bishop to Task: Advocate for Priest Victims Comes to Boise, Idaho Statesman (June 1, 2005)
- Former Brother Jailed for Abuse, RTE News (June 1, 2005)
- Trial of Ex-County Priest to Start Next Week in L.A., Ventura County Star (June 1, 2005)

- Priest Once Accused of Sex Abuse Is Working at Miami VA Hospital, by Alexandra Alter (June 2, 2005)
- Diocese Nearing Deal with 30 Abuse Claimants: Victims Would Get between $100,000 and $600,000 Each under Terms of a Proposed Settlement, by Sheryl Kornman (June 2, 2005)
- Father Bierman Has Cancer, by Paul A. Long (June 2, 2005)
- Beine Is Released from Prison, by Robert Patrick (June 2, 2005)

- Legion Eager to Get Past Founder's Sex Abuse Charges, by Jason Berry (June 3, 2005)
- Maciel Scandal Won't Go Away, National Catholic Reporter (June 3, 2005)
- Priest Sentenced to 10 Years: Boy Brought to Milwaukee from Illinois, Sexually Assaulted, by Derrick Nunnally (June 3, 2005)
- Popular Priest to Return to Berkeley, Oakland Tribune (June 3, 2005)
- Of Blue Skies and Gratitude, by Tom Roberts (June 3, 2005)

- Court Papers Shed Light on Nightmarish Life of Former Lodi Priest, by Kim Curtis (June 4, 2005)
- Booklet Recounts Abuse by Priests, by Todd Ruger (June 4, 2005)

- Documents Detail Suspicion of Priest's Abuse, Associated Press (June 5, 2005)
- Ky. Churchgoers Back Compensating Victims, by Brett Barrouquere (June 5, 2005)
- Accused Priest Cleared to Return to Merrimac Parish, Boston.com (June 5, 2005)
- Support Group Formed: Support Needed for Area Survivors, Says Priest, Hawk Eye (June 5, 2005)
- A Religious Alternative: Some Catholics Find Independent Churches More Suited to Their Beliefs, by Shirley Ragsdale (June 5, 2005)
- 'Church Has Some Owning up to Do', by John Richardson (June 5, 2005)
- 'I Can't Even Pray. I Need to Be Able to Find That Again', by John Richardson (June 5, 2005)

- Chicago Priest Resigns Amid Church Probe, Associated Press (June 6, 2005)
- Memories Are Dim of Accused Priest: A Long-Ago Molestation Prompted the Pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort to Urge His Parish to Speak up If Other Cases Exist, by Joel Bewley (June 6, 2005)
- Records Detail Dead Priest's History of Child Sex Abuse, Foster's Daily Democrat (June 6, 2005)
- The Tony Awards Spread the Wealth, by Ed Siegel (June 6, 2005)

- Attorney: Archbishop Is Friend of Pedophile, by Matt C. Abbott (June 7, 2005)

- Former Sioux City Bishop Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit, Associated Press (June 8, 2005)
- Scranton Priest Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charge in NYC, Associated Press (June 8, 2005)
- Michael Iatesta's Story of Priestly Abuse, by Matt C. Abbott (June 8, 2005)
- New England in Brief: Restrictions Are Lifted on Accused Priest, Boston.com (June 8, 2005)
- How to Stop Child Abuse by Clergy? Make 'Em Pay, by Marci A. Hamilton (June 8, 2005)
- St. Philip's New Priest Faces Controversy, KGET (June 8, 2005)
- Settlement Doesn't Spell End of Court Battle for Victims, Diocese, by Dylan T. Lovan (June 8, 2005)
- Some Grads Don't Want Bishop at N.H. Rite: 50 Trinity Seniors Cite Role in Scandal, by Rebecca Mahoney (June 8, 2005)

- Trust God's True Servants to Lead the People: Author Seeks to Restore Honor to Organized Religions Tarnished by Deviant Leadership, ArriveNet (June 9, 2005)
- Vatican Affirms Diocesan Ruling, by Chris Birk (June 9, 2005)
- Diocese Removes Hudson Priest for Alleged Inappropriate Behavior, by Jon Echternacht (June 9, 2005)
- Outline Used to Classify Abuse, by Paul A. Long (June 9, 2005)
- Editorial: Justice for Abuse Victims, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 9, 2005)
- Archdiocese Defends Use of Pension Trust Funds: Rejects Speculation Money Was Mishandled, by Michael Paulson and Charles Stein (June 9, 2005)
- Diocese Shuts School Early to Prevent an Occupation: Parents Assail Action, Plan Brighton Rally, by Michael Paulson (June 9, 2005)
- The Ex-Priest Who Flew under the Radar, by Michael Smerconish (June 9, 2005)
- Meeting the Crisis: D'Arcy to Join Bishops in Vote on New Program of Priestly Formation, by Sara Toth (June 9, 2005)

- On DVD: Lights! Camera! Silence! Orange Diocese Turns to Filmmaking to Blur Pederast Past, by Gustavo Arellano (June 10, 2005)
- Lynn Native Among Six Latest Priests Defrocked by Vatican, by Jill Casey (June 10, 2005)
- Priest Cleared of Child Sex Abuse, Holbrook Sun (June 10, 2005)
- NH Priest Defrocked by Vatican, by Kathryn Marchocki (June 10, 2005)
- Abuse Costs for Catholic Dioceses Tops $1B, by Rachel Zoll (June 10, 2005)

- Judge Wants Abuse Victims Counted: Assessment of Claims Ordered, by Mark Hansel (June 11, 2005)
- Board Reviewing Clerical Abuse Works in Anonymity, by Joline Gutierrez Krueger (June 11, 2005)
- Closed Parishes Cite Wash. Ownership Case, by Michael Paulson (June 11, 2005)
- Bishop Fails to Learn Lesson from Students, Portsmouth Herald (June 11, 2005)

- Diocese Hires New Law Firm: High-Powered Office to Take on Church's Varied and Complex Legal Needs As Lawyer of 35 Years Is Fired, by Rita Ciolli (June 12, 2005)
- Why We Fought to Get Names of Accused Priests, by Jeannine Guttman (June 12, 2005)
- Dubuque Archdiocese Policy on Abuse Offends Victim Advocates, KWQC (June 12, 2005)
- Outrage and Then Silence, by Mary Rafferty (June 12, 2005)
- Abuse Seen As Cause of Suicides, by Bill Zajac (June 12, 2005)

- SNAP Protest outside Bishop's Meeting in Chicago, ABC 7 (June 13, 2005)
- Protest Resumes outside Church: Diocese Says It Can't Investigate Priest without Help from Former Altar Boy Claiming Abuse, by Carol DeMare (June 13, 2005)
- The High Cost of Ignoring an Ugly Truth, by Alfred P. Doblin (June 13, 2005)
- Bishop Has Others' Respect, by Kevin Eigelbach (June 13, 2005)
- Print Checking Common for Jobs, by Gary Fields (June 13, 2005)
- National Review Board Gets New Chairwoman, Members, by Jerry Filteau (June 13, 2005)
- Potter Is Go-to Guy in Tough Cases, by Paul A. Long (June 13, 2005)
- Accused Priest Targets Hughes: Archbishop Answers to Defamation Suit, by Bruce Nolan (June 13, 2005)
- McDowell Inquiry Delays Infuriating, One in Four (June 13, 2005)
- Why Orthodox Catholics Are Angry with the Legion of Christ, by Michael S. Rose (June 13, 2005)
- Wrestler Priests and Lapdog Editors: Cincinnati's West-Side Story, by Michael S. Rose (June 13, 2005)

- Altoona-Johnstown Bishop Hogan Dies at 93, Associated Press (June 14, 2005)
- Judge Approves $10 Million Settlement in Cases of Sexual Abuse by Tucson Diocese Priests, by Sheryl Kornman (June 14, 2005)
- More Clergy Abuse Cases in Talks, by Don Lattin (June 14, 2005)
- Bishop Foys to Make Video about Settlement, by Paul A. Long (June 14, 2005)
- Disgraced Priest Dead at 73, by Paul A. Long (June 14, 2005)
- O'Malley, Protesters End Standoff over School: Diocese to Pursue Sale to Neighborhood Group, by Michael Paulson (June 14, 2005)
- Healing from Abuse by Clergy Is Focus of Weekend Event, by Shirley Ragsdale (June 14, 2005)
- Catholic Diocese Starts New Program, WLBZ (June 14, 2005)

- Police Await Results of Search of Dead Priest's Computer, Associated Press (June 15, 2005)
- New Priest's Vocation Grew in Midst of Abuse Scandal, Catholic News Agency (June 15, 2005)
- News Reporter Captures Award, Dallas Morning News (June 15, 2005)
- Bishop Meeting to Avoid Gay Issue, by Julia Duin (June 15, 2005)
- Burleigh Key Player in Diocese Negotiations, by Kevin Eigelbach (June 15, 2005)
- Idaho's Catholic Bishop Says He Has Learned from Mistakes He Made Handling a Sexual Misconduct Case in Boise, Idaho Statesman (June 15, 2005)
- Diocese May Pay $10M to 30 Victims: Creditors Still Must Approve the Settlements. Three Yuma Boys Molested by Priest Could Receive at Least $600,000 Each, a Lawyer Says, by Sheryl Kornman (June 15, 2005)
- Weymouth Parish Achieves Vigil's Goal: Archdiocesan Decree Reopens St. Albert's, Occupied 10 Months, by Michael Paulson (June 15, 2005)
- Priest-Abuse Policy Likely to Stay As Is: Catholic Bishops Meeting over 1-Strike Rule, by Margaret Ramirez (June 15, 2005)
- Rewards Suggested to Uncover Abuse by U.S. Priests, Reuters (June 15, 2005)
- Anna Maria Head on Anti-Abuse Board, Telegram & Gazette (June 15, 2005)
- New Book Released, "An Inch from Murder": Life As a Male Victim of Sexual Child Abuse, eMediaWire (June 15, 2005)

- Priest Was Cleared in Church Inquiry, by Darren Barbee (June 16, 2005)
- Trauma of Abuse by Priests Lingers: In Wake of Bierman Death, Settlement, by Brett Barrouquere (June 16, 2005)
- Attention News Editors: OPP Charge Priest with Sex Offences, Canada NewsWire (June 16, 2005)
- The Laws We Need to Pass to Properly Punish Child Abuse, by Marci Hamilton (June 16, 2005)
- Matters of Faith, by Jane Lampman (June 16, 2005)
- Bishops Expected to Stick to Plan Abuse Prevention a Main Topic at Conference, Sauk Valley Newspapers (June 16, 2005)
- Abuse Allegations Go Online: Against Priest: Ex-Joliet Student Goes to 'Court of Public Opinion', by Ted Slowik (June 16, 2005)
- Teen 'Petitioned Virgin Mary for Help', Sunday Mail (June 16, 2005)
- Calvert Hall Grad Accuses Fmr. Priest of Sex Abuse: Alleged Abuse Occurred during Sleepovers for Sexuality Counseling, TheWBALChannel.com (June 16, 2005)

- Two More Churches Remain Open; Closing Dates Rescinded for Others, by Mark Pratt (June 17, 2005)
- The Second Greatest Scandal in the Church: Priests Stealing from the Sunday Collection, by Michael W. Ryan (June 17, 2005)
- Secrets No More? Clergy-Reporting Bill under Fire, by Lauren Wolfe (June 17, 2005)

- Bishops Approve Molestation Study, by Frances Burns (June 18, 2005)
- Limits on Clergy Lawsuits Revisited: Ruling Could Create a New Wave of Litigation, by Tom Heinen (June 18, 2005)

- Diocesan Downsizing, by Amanda Van Benschoten (June 19, 2005)
- Hope Takes Wings: A Clery Abuse Survivor Is Crafting 1,000 Origami Cranes to Bring Attention to Her Cause, by Kay Harvey (June 19, 2005)
- Woman Tells Story of Alleged Abuse by Priest in Order to Effect Change, by Elizabeth Kenny (June 19, 2005)
- Too Close for Comfort: School Board Officials Question Whether a Sex-Abuse Suspect Should Be Living Next to a School, by Kelly Pedro (June 19, 2005)
- Dean Shocked by How Other Dioceses Failed to Discipline Abusing Priests, by Ann Rodgers (June 19, 2005)
- Senator Proposes Sex Abuse Legislation: Young Victims Would Have till Age 30 to Report Crime If Bill Becomes State Law, by Jessie Seyfer (June 19, 2005)

- Anglican Clergy Whistleblower Resigns, ABC (June 20, 2005)
- Clergy Sexual Abuse Again a Major Item at Bishops' Chicago Meeting, by Jerry Filteau (June 20, 2005)
- New Priest Abuse Suit Filed, by Pat Kinney (June 20, 2005)
- Shepherd Wolves, by Eric F. Mallonga (June 20, 2005)
- Victims Urged to Name Pope in Child Sex Abuse Cases, by Caroline O'Doherty (June 20, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Cry Foul, by Todd Ruger (June 20, 2005)
- Priest to Lead Religious Sex Abuse Group, by Kristen Schorsch (June 20, 2005)

- Bishop Phillip Straling of Reno Announces Retirement, by Sandra Chereb (June 21, 2005)
- Diocese's First Bishop Retires: Now Head of the Reno Diocese, He Cites Health, Stamina for the Decision, by Michael Fisher (June 21, 2005)
- A Look at Bishop Hurley's Road from Detroit to Grand Rapids, by Joe LaFurgey (June 21, 2005)
- VOTF Statement, Standard-Times (June 21, 2005)
- In Effort to Separate the Men from the Boys . . . Perceptions of Guilt Torment the Innocent, by A. E. P. Wall (June 21, 2005)

- Newark Priest Criticizes Church Official, by Matt C. Abbott (June 22, 2005)
- Diocese Unveils Abuse Monument, Des Moines Register (June 22, 2005)
- Victims to Survivors: Adopt-a-Horse Advocates for Local Sex Abuse Victims, by Brittany Edwards (June 22, 2005)
- The Fighting Bishops, by Liamy MacNally (June 22, 2005)
- Former School Chaplain Faces Charges of Abuse, by Jennifer Przydzial (June 22, 2005)
- Voice of the Faithful Find Their Voice, by Christopher Rocchio (June 22, 2005)
- Archdiocese Releases Files on Priests to Its Insurers: The Insurance Companies, Which Have Fought for Months to See the Records, Object to the "Unusable Form" of the 200,000 Documents, by Steve Woodward (June 22, 2005)

- Lawsuit Alleges Abuse by Priest Who Died in 2003, Associated Press (June 23, 2005)
- Spain Finally Honors Almodovar's Bad Education, Associated Press (June 23, 2005)
- Diocese: $40M Is Most We Can Afford: It's Everything 'Not Committed to a Parish', by Kevin Eigelbach (June 23, 2005)
- Hearing on Sex Abuse Settlement Postponed: Both Sides' Lawyers Critical of Insurer for Not Paying up, by Jim Hannah (June 23, 2005)
- Whistleblower Priest in Sex Abuse Case Was 'Crushed', by James McNamara (June 23, 2005)
- Event to Encourage Talk about Sex Abuse: Church Hosting 2-Day Conference for Victims, by Kristen Schorsch (June 23, 2005)
- New Panelist Believes Church on Right Track, by Kathleen A. Shaw (June 23, 2005)

- Bishops: Revisions Don't Weaken Child Protection Charter, by Jerry Filteau (June 24, 2005)

- Victims Want Diocese to Release More Details on Abusive Priests, Associated Press (June 26, 2005)
- Files on Accused Priests Sought, by Darren Barbee (June 26, 2005)
- Krishna Payouts Begin: Society Starts Resolving Its $9.5-Million Child Abuse Case. Bankruptcy Filing, School Closures Precede Compensation to 535 Former Students, by Hector Becerra (June 26, 2005)
- A Candid Conversation with the People Who Made 'Twist of Faith', by Christopher Borrelli (June 26, 2005)
- Abused Seek Support, Justice: Meeting Examines Church's Action, by Rob Daniel (June 26, 2005)
- Powerful HBO Film Shows How Toledoan Copes with His Sexual Abuse by a Priest, by Mike Kelly (June 26, 2005)
- Priest Warns California Scandal Hardly over: L.A. Cases Will Make Boston Look like 'Altar Boys' Picnic,' He Says, by Marie Rohde (June 26, 2005)
- Judge Will Preside in Church Case, by Bill Zajac (June 26, 2005)

- Archbishop Urges Better Use of Consultation Structures in Church, by Jerry Filteau (June 27, 2005)
- New Suit against Beine Alleges Sex Abuse, by Robert Patrick (June 27, 2005)
- Former Priest Charged with Abuse of Student: Victim Kept Journal While at Calvert Hall, by Jennifer Przydzial (June 27, 2005)
- Chapels on the Auction Block: Altar Boy Abuse Settlement in Canada Threatens Dioceses, by Doug Struck (June 27, 2005)

- Grand Jury Clears Dallas Diocese, Associated Press (June 28, 2005)
- Tacoma Priest Trial to Begin in Sacramento, by Jennifer Garza and Steve Maynard (June 28, 2005)
- Spokane Diocese Bankruptcy Hearing Held on Victims Fund, by Nicholas K. Geranios (June 28, 2005)
- Pain of Abuse Lingers in Vivid 'Twist', by Matthew Gilbert (June 28, 2005)
- Catholic Church Admits Abuse Claims up by 50%, by Ruth Gledhill (June 28, 2005)
- John Grogan | Indignation at Lack Thereof, by John Grogan (June 28, 2005)
- Churches Miss Goals, but Target Reached: Official: Demographics, Not Necessarily Scandals, Likely Reason for Church Declines, by Mark Guydish (June 28, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Suit Dismissed over Time Lapse: The Alleged Victim Didn't Bring His Case to Court Within a Four-Year Period Designated by Iowa Law, by Clark Kauffman (June 28, 2005)
- Bish Center Director Named: Engdahl Heads Anna Maria Unit, by Kathleen A. Shaw (June 28, 2005)
- Center Serves Abuse Survivors, by Bill Zajac (June 28, 2005)

- Objections Raised in Tucson over Church-Abuse Claims, Associated Press (June 29, 2005)
- At St. Albert the Great, Our Celebration Continues, by Rose Barrett (June 29, 2005)
- 50% Rise in Child Abuse Alarms Catholic Church in England, Christian Today (June 29, 2005)
- Employers Not Liable for Abuse, Courts Say: Va. Rulings Concern Lawsuits Filed Years Later by Adults Allegedly Victimized As Children, by Caryle Murphy (June 29, 2005)
- An Inspirational Memoir of an Abuse Victim, by Carolyn See (June 29, 2005)
- Maumee Rejects Public Showing of Priest-Abuse Film, by Ryan E. Smith (June 29, 2005)
- Justices to Consider If Time Limits Apply to Church Abuse Claims, by Carrie Spencer (June 29, 2005)

- Sex Abuse Victim's Record Payout, by Steve Chilton (June 30, 2005)
- N.Y. Bills Would Require Clergy to Report Abuse: Measures Stall in Legislature, by Anthony Farmer (June 30, 2005)
- Claimants Rejected by Panel Appeal to Judge: More Than 60 Claims of Sexual Abuse Have Been Turned down by a Panel Reviewing Them in Diocese's Bankruptcy Case, by Sheryl Kornman (June 30, 2005)
- Rape of Faith: Forty-Four Years Ago, Father Ryan High School Student David Brown Was Raped by a Catholic Priest. When He Came Forward, the Church Wanted His Silence. Today He's Talking, by John Spragens (June 30 - July 6, 2005)
- Bishop Gets Plea to Screen 'Twist' at Sites in Diocese, Toledo Blade (June 30, 2005)



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