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News and Views 2003–2005
Part 6:
July–December 2005

On this page we offer links to 949 articles about the crisis in the second half of 2005, including articles on another court order that Mahony release LA archdiocesan files, the Vatican's Instrumentum Laboris for seminary visitations, the Philadelphia grand jury report (see photo of DA Abraham), the release of partial LA file summaries, the Ferns report from Ireland, the Vatican's Instruction on homosexuality in the priesthood, and many other topics. Click on those major stories, scroll down the page, or click to the month that interests you: July, August, September, October, November, and December.

The articles on this page are part of a 7,123-article archive of news and commentary on the crisis, gathered by Kathy Shaw of Abuse Tracker and 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.



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


JULY 2005

- Child Abusers 'Will Not Go Undetected', by Steve Chilton (July 1, 2005)
- Catholic Leaders Ready Flock for Fewer Parishes, by David Crumm (July 1, 2005)
- 16 Claims against Tacoma Priest Part of Settlement, by Steve Maynard (July 1, 2005)
- 'Twist of Faith': A Man's Wrenching 'Twist', by Gene Seymour (July 1, 2005)
- Date Set for Priest's Sex Trial in Tanzania, Xinhua (July 1, 2005)

- Case against Ex-Priest Dropped: State's Attorney Decides Not to Retry Blackwell on Sex Abuse Charges, by Julie Bykowicz (July 2, 2005)
- Diocese Settles Lawsuit Alleging Abuse by Priest, Des Moines Register (July 2, 2005)
- Weitensteiner Says Allegations 'Misleading', by Virginia de Leon (July 2, 2005)
- Cleveland Diocese Issues Code of Conduct for Priests, Employees, Ohio News Network (July 2, 2005)
- Court: Diocese Must Release Medical Forms: Records Sought in Abuse Suit, by George Pawlaczyk (July 2, 2005)
- Catholic Group Eyes Wider Role: Voice of the Faithful to Meet Here, Share 'Wisdom of the Laity, by John J. Shaughnessy (July 2, 2005)

- Church Leaders Brace for 'Explosive' Ferns Abuse Report, by Dearbhail McDonald (July 3, 2005)
- Newfoundland Confronts Its Priest Abuse Scandal: Settlement Costs Threaten Parishes, by Doug Struck (July 3, 2005)
- Crises Mark O'Malley's Reign, by Marie Szaniszlo (July 3, 2005)

- Bishops Were Right to Continue Policy, Connecticut Post (July 4, 2005)
- Diocese Validates Claims of Abuse, by Jerry Harkavy (July 4, 2005)
- London Diocese Named in Suit, London Free Press (July 4, 2005)
- Diocese Urged to Release Records: Bishop Says Church Will Continue to Fight Court Order, by Nicklaus Lovelady (July 4, 2005)

- Major Settlements in Catholic Clergy Cases, Associated Press (July 5, 2005)
- Court Approves Proposal to Creditors, by Margaret McLaughlin (July 5, 2005)
- Court Approves Sale of Nfld. Churches to Pay Victims of Sexual Abuse, by Dene Moore (July 5, 2005)
- Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to Settlement, WKYT (July 5, 2005)

- News in Brief from California's North Coast, Associated Press (July 6, 2005)
- Davenport Diocese Erects Monument to Abuse Victims, by Barb Arland-Fye (July 6, 2005)
- Abuse Lawsuit Names Retired Bishop, Vatican, CBC News (July 6, 2005)
- NWT Project Builds Healing with Natives and Religious, by Deborah Gyapong (July 6, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Payout Approved: Covington Diocese Settlement Sets Guarantee at $40 Million, by Peter Smith (July 6, 2005)
- For Victims of Abuse by Clergy, Secrecy Can Be 'Toxic', by Sara Stefanini (July 6, 2005)
- Accused Priest Was Teaching in N.J., by Harry Yanoshak (July 6, 2005)

- Painful Reality: Cameras Follow As a Man Confronts the Church Who Allowed Him to Be Abused, by James Digiovanna (July 7, 2005)
- Lay Catholic Group Voice of the Faithful Seeks New Relevance, by Ken Kusmer (July 7, 2005)

- Catholic Bishops Name Lobbyist for Beacon Hill, by Michael Paulson (July 8, 2005)
- Court's Ruling Looms Large on Clergy Abuse Payouts: As Other Cities Show, Settlements Differ Widely Depending on the Law, by Tom Heinen (July 9, 2005)
- Cult School Scrutinised, by Megan Levy (July 9, 2005)

- 11 Priests Have Quit, Been Removed since '04, AZCentral.com (July 10, 2005)
- Creditors OK Tucson Diocese Bankruptcy, Arizona Daily Sun (July 10, 2005)
- Catholic Church to Pay 12 Men Molested by Priest in the 1970s, by Brandon Bailey (July 10, 2005)
- Police Sure of Retrial in Monk Case, by Lucy Ballinger (July 10, 2005)
- Group Calls for Removal of Local Priest, Capital News 9 (July 10, 2005)
- Diocese Abuse Victims Speak As Bankruptcy Case Nears End, by Stephanie Innes (July 10, 2005)
- Archdiocese to Pay $16 Million: 22 of 23 Lawsuits about San Jose Priest Have Been Settled, by Kelly St. John (July 10, 2005)
- Catholic Reform Group Approves Resolutions on Tougher Laws, Finances, by Ken Kusmer (July 10, 2005)
- Catholic Group Asks Openness of Church, by Michael Paulson (July 10, 2005)

- Group Offers Help to Abused: A New Program of Catholic Charities Is Designed to Give Hope to Victims of Clergy Abuse, by Stan Finger (July 11, 2005)
- Catholic Group Not Going Away: At Convention in Indianapolis, Voice of the Faithful Shows It's a Force Nationally, by Robert King (July 11, 2005)
- Catholic Reform Group Calls for Tougher Rules on Abuse: Financial Records Also a Concern, by Ken Kusmer (July 11, 2005)
- Orlando Diocese Ordered to Pay in Sex Abuse Cases, Local6.com (July 11, 2005)
- Diocese to Have $22.2 Million for Abuse Claims, by Arthur H. Rotstein (July 11, 2005)
- Primed for Change, by Andrew West (July 11, 2005)

- Paterson Diocese Settles Sexual Abuse Allegation, by Jeff Diamant (July 12, 2005)
- Diocese Removes Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing a Child, by Jeffrey Gettleman (July 12, 2005)
- Victims Say Archdiocese Wants Names Public, by Tom Heinen (July 12, 2005)
- Once-Noted Priest Loses Ministry Role: Archbishop Says Abuse Allegations Credible against James Gandrau, 72, Former Editor of Archdiocesan Newspaperjames Gandrau, 72, Who Retired in 2002, Is Removed from Ministry by Archbishop, by Gene Johnson (July 12, 2005)
- In Sanctum Santorum, by Brian McGrory (July 12, 2005)
- Background Check, Oregonian (July 12, 2005)
- 2 Dioceses to Settle in Sex-Abuse Lawsuit: Officials in Orlando, St. Augustine to Pay $1.5 Million in Alleged Incidents in the '60s, by Mark I. Pinsky (July 12, 2005)
- Church Bracing Itself for Fallout from Publication of Ferns Report, by David Quinn (July 12, 2005)
- Local Priest Tied to Sex Case, by Chad Weihrauch (July 12, 2005)
- N. Plainfield Priest Named in Abuse Probe, by Chad Weihrauch (July 12, 2005)
- Gallery of Key Players, by Steve Woodward (July 12, 2005)

- Searching for Victims of Abuse, ABC 30 (July 13, 2005)
- Msgr. Breslin Receives Priest of Integrity Award, Catholic Telegraph (July 13, 2005)
- Fathers, Defrocked, Journal News (July 13, 2005)
- People Still to Be Heard in Diocese Sex Abuse Settlement, by Sheryl Kornman (July 13, 2005)
- Priest to Change Sex Crimes Plea, by Gregg M. Miliote (July 13, 2005)
- Blind Eye Unto the Holy See: Pope Benedict XVI Named Him Roman Catholicism's Top Doctrinal Watchdog -- Even Though, As San Francisco Archbishop, William J. Levada Resolutely Looked Away from Sex-abuse Complaints against a Renowned Priest and Legal Scholar, by Ron Russell (July 13, 2005)
- Justices Open Door on Priest Abuse Cases, by Pat Schneider (July 13, 2005)
- Deters to Meet with Priest Sex Abuse Victims: Archdiocese under Investigation, WCPO (July 13, 2005)
- Woman Sues over Alleged Sexual Abuse by Priest, WOI (July 13, 2005)
- Court: Man Can't Sue Wis. Archdiocese, WRAL (July 13, 2005)
- Middlesex Officials Admit Investigating Priest Abuse Claim: Prosecutor's Office Didn't Go Forward with Case against the Rev. John Casey Because of Statue of Limitations, by Chad Weihrauch (July 13, 2005)

- Gerald F. Kicanas: Tucson Diocese Resolves to Right Wrongs and Atone for Abuse, by Gerald F. Kicanas (July 14, 2005)
- Banned in Boston - and Soon Pa.? by Rich Lewis (July 14, 2005)
- Insurer Key Partner in Church Settlement, by Paul A. Long (July 14, 2005)
- Church Urged to Find Other Abuse Victims: Priest Who Has Died Named in 22 Cases, by Margaret Ramirez (July 14, 2005)
- Hearing Set for Priest Accused of Abuse, by Ralph Ranalli (July 14, 2005)
- Santorum Blasted for Boston Remarks: Kennedy, Kerry Demand Apology for 2002 Column, by Maeve Reston (July 14, 2005)
- Court Halts Suit against Archdiocese, by Jr Ross (July 14, 2005 )
- Settlement by Diocese Seen As Model, by Arthur H. Rotstein (July 14, 2005)
- The Bishop, Star-Telegram (July 14, 2005)

- Naming Names: Diocese Asked to Publicize LA Salle Abuse Claims, by Lauren Wolfe (July 15, 2005)

- Victims' Group Warns Neighborhood of Alleged Pedophile Priest, KMOV (July 16, 2005)
- Ex-Norton Priest Pleads Guilty to Indecent Assault: Gets Two Years in Jail, 10 Years on Probation, by Ralph Ranalli (July 16, 2005)

- LA Crosse Diocese Pays Least Amount of Money to Victims, Associated Press (July 17, 2005)
- Suspended Pastor Still Fights Allegations: A Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Sends Letters, Trying to Clear His Name, by Alexandra Alter and Jay Weaver (July 17, 2005)
- Santorum's Comments Find Few Supporters: Organizations, Clergy Keep Distance from '02 Remarks, by Bill Cahir (July 17, 2005)
- Act of Faith, by Catherine Deveney (July 17, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Honored: Support Group Urges Education, by Robert Iafolla (July 17, 2005)
- Remarks Anger Sex Abuse Victims: Senator Blamed Liberalism for Scandal, by Brett Lieberman (July 17, 2005)
- Sports Psychologist to Aid Ferns Priests, by Dearbhail McDonald (July 17, 2005)
- Group Urges Diocese to Expose Pedophile Priests: Conference Here Seeks to Develop Ways to Help Victims, by Natalia Mielczarek (July 17, 2005)
- The Apostle of Bizarre Insensitivity, by Thomas Oliphant (July 17, 2005)
- Diocese Still Drawing a Line, by John Richardson (July 17, 2005)
- Catholic Reform Group Defines Goals, by Bill Zajac (July 17, 2005)

- Two More Women Accuse Priest, by Nancy Phillips (July 18, 2005)
- July 18 Victim Sues Church, Larger, by Laure Quinlivan (July 18, 2005)
- Report: Providence Diocese Still Settling Sexual Abuse Claims, WPRI (July 18, 2005)
- Italian Officials Arrest U.S. Priest Wanted on Molestation Charges, by Cindy Wooden (July 18, 2005)

- Attorney for Stockton Church Abuse Victims Reflects on Settlement, by Jennifer Garza (July 19, 2005)
- Ex-Valley Priest Arrested in Italy, by Lawn Griffiths (July 19, 2005)
- Archdiocese Faces New Abuse Suit, by Mark Hansel (July 19, 2005)
- Bishop Says He Reassigned Abusive Priest, by Joe Milicia (July 19, 2005)
- Niece: Uncle-Priest a Pedophile: Woman Wants HC Center Renamed, by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 19, 2005)
- Bishop Pilla Questioned in Court over Sex Abuse Questions, by Dave Summers (July 19, 2005)

- Keeping the Kids Safe: Two Proven Methods to Guard against Sex Abuse in the Church, by Rebecca Barnes (July 20, 2005)
- 30 Months in Prison for Teens Who Beat Priest, by Chris Dettro (July 20, 2005)
- Judge OKs Fund for Molestation Victims, by Jim Hannah (July 20, 2005)
- Time to Heal, Says Bishop, by Gerald F. Kicanas (July 20, 2005)
- Alleged Sex Abuse Victims Accuse Chicago Police of Wrongdoing, by Morgan Lord (July 20, 2005)
- Prosecutors, Diocese Mum on Details: Ex-Priest's File: the Record Was Seized during the Execution of a Search Warrant in January, Press-Enterprise (July 20, 2005)
- Appeal Deadline Lapses in Janssen Case, by Todd Ruger (July 20, 2005)
- Defrocked, 30 Years Later: It Took the Catholic Church That Long to Get Rid of Francis Stinner, a Priest Who Molested Young Boys, Times Herald-Record (July 20, 2005)
- What Athens Has to Do with Jerusalem, by Andrew Walsh (July 20, 2005)

- Judge Refuses to Toss Sodomy Charge against Priest, Associated Press (July 21, 2005)
- Bishop Talks Faith over Ale, by Gregory Brown (July 21, 2005)
- Group Supports Victims of Clergy, by Victor Calderon (July 21, 2005)
- Raymond Larger Placed on Administrative Leave Following Criminal Charges, Catholic Telegraph (July 21, 2005)
- Diocese to Pay East Valley Man $100K, by Gary Grado (July 21, 2005)
- 3 Women Say Pilla Reneged: Abuse-Settlement Terms Unfulfilled, They Assert; Diocese Asks for Patience, by Colette M. Jenkins (July 21, 2005)
- Prosecutor Nominated for the Bench: Bristol County Assistant DA Directed Sex Assault, Child Abuse Unit, by David Kibbe (July 21, 2005)
- Londoner Alleges Abuse by Priest, Sues for $3.1M Suit, London Free Press (July 21, 2005)
- Diocese of Ferns 'Pays €200,000 to Abused Student Priest', Post (July 21, 2005)
- Priest's Accuser Defies Church Secrecy: Diocese Hearing Klubertanz Case, by Pat Schneider (July 21, 2005)
- Abuse Settlement Terms to Be Advertised: Goal to Notify Alleged Victims in Covington Diocese Case, by Bruce Schreiner (July 21, 2005)
- Catholic League Rips Councilors over Referendum, by Marie Szaniszlo (July 21, 2005)
- Child Laws Praised, by Jeff Whalley (July 21, 2005)

- The Word from Rome, by John Allen (July 22, 2005)

- Local Diocese Tries to Build Confidence with Clearer Budget, by Frank Bentayou (July 23, 2005)
- Correspondent Charges He Was Victim of Clergy Sexual Abuse, Editor & Publisher (July 23, 2005)

- Sex Abuse Suit Might Become Class Action: Case against Orphanage in Jefferson Has 50 Plaintiffs, Associated Press (July 24, 2005)
- Maui Church Official Suspended after Sex-Abuse Allegation, by Mary Adamski (July 24, 2005)
- Boys Town Haunts Men: Lawsuit: Decades after Being at the Banning Facility, They Have Accused Clergymen of Abuse, by Michael Fisher (July 24, 2005)
- Accused Priest Battles Extradition, by Gary Grado (July 24, 2005)
- Priest and His Son Are Bound by Poverty: A Whittier Pastor Fends off a Woman's Legal Bid for More Money to Raise Their Sick Child, by William Lobdell (July 24, 2005)
- Priest Charged with Sex Abuse, by Joylynn Whitfield (July 24, 2005)

- Priest Charged with Abuse: Recent Pastor of Suburban Rochester Church Was Arrested by Police Friday, by Diana Louise Carter (July 25, 2005)
- The Wisconsin and New Hampshire Supreme Courts Rule against Clergy Abuse Victims: Two Decisions That Illustrate Why the Law in This Area Must Change, by Marci Hamilton (July 25, 2005)
- Sex Predators, Offenders Register in Washington County, News and Sentinel (July 25, 2005)
- 6 New Sex-Abuse Claims Brought to Davenport Diocese, by Todd Ruger (July 25, 2005)

- Group Urges Release of Church Documents, Associated Press (July 26, 2005)
- Nfld. Diocese Apologizes for Sexual Abuse, CBC News (July 26, 2005)
- Breaking His Long Silence: He Claims He Was Molested by a Priest As a Minturn Teen in the '70s. The Church Says It Takes Allegations Seriously, but He's Not Convinced, by Eric Gorski (July 26, 2005)
- Mahony Ordered to Release Church Records: Court Affirms Ruling That Documents Dealing with Abuse by Priests Must Be Disclosed, by Jean Guccione (July 26, 2005)
- Judge Asked to Restore Cleveland Bishop As Defendant, by M.R. Kropko (July 26, 2005)
- Sex Attack Brother Stabbed in Jail, by Conor Lally (July 26, 2005)
- Ex-Priest's New Address in Waterford Contradicts Church Order, by Justin McIntosh (July 26, 2005)
- Accused Priests' Names Disclosed: Recent Abuse Claims Identify Two Deceased Members of the Clergy Who Had Ministered in the Davenport Diocese, by Shirley Ragsdale (July 26, 2005)
- Catholic Diocese Paid for Counseling for Priest's Niece: Church Responded to Allegation by Paying $6,000 to Help Woman, by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 26, 2005)

- Jury Finds Former Priest Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Child, Associated Press (July 27, 2005)
- Sewar Arraignment Postponed, Catholic Courier (July 27, 2005)
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati Home Page: 'Faithful Voices' Dvd Now Available, by Eileen Connelly (July 27, 2005)
- Activists Call for List of Accused Priests, by David Hench (July 27, 2005)
- Lawyer Sues Church after Memories Surface, by David King (July 27, 2005)
- Accusations Vs. Counselor: Sex and Money, by Paul E. Kostyu (July 27, 2005)
- Schauer Says He Was 10 When Buzanowski Molested Him at School, by Andy Nelesen (July 27, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Convicted of Sex Assault: Former Clergyman Indecently Touched Boy in 1988, by Steve Schultze and Marie Rohde (July 27, 2005)
- Wrong to Protect Priest, Star-Ledger (July 27, 2005)
- Abuse Victims Want More from Sacramento Catholic Diocese, TheKCRAChannel.com (July 27, 2005)
- A Slap at Loyal Catholics, Toledo Blade (July 27, 2005)
- Priest in Child-Support Tangle: Group Liable for Boy Fathered before Man Was Ordained, by Jean Torkelson (July 27, 2005)

- Irish Judge Denies Extradition for Accused Priest, Associated Press (July 28, 2005)
- Vosen Supporters to Show up in Court, Baraboo News Republic (July 28, 2005)
- The First Sentence from Prefect Levada Makes the Legion Tremble: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Has Handed down a Stiff Sentence against Fr. Gino Burresi. the Transgressions? the Same Ones Charged against Fr. Marcial Maciel, Founder of the Powerful Legionaries of Christ, by Sandro Magister (July 28, 2005)
- Testimony Details Alleged Priest Assaults, Press-Gazette (July 28, 2005)
- Ex-Oak Harbor Priest Sued in Sex-Abuse Case, by Claudia Rowe (July 28, 2005)
- Media Sometimes Frustrate Religious People: Cardinal, by Bob Seidenberg (July 28, 2005)
- Judge Allows Church Official to Delay Deposition: Archbishop William J. Levada Can Postpone Questioning by Lawyers for Priest Sex-Abuse Plaintiffs until January, by Steve Woodward (July 28, 2005)

- Center of the Storm: Reno's Former Bishop Is Not Accused in Any Sexual Abuse Case, but He Has Been Named As a Key Witness in More Than 150 Lawsuits. What Did He Know about the Activities of the Priests around Him? by Martha Bellisle (July 30, 2005)
- Lawyers Say Abuse Case Could Crack Joliet Diocese, by James Fuller (July 30, 2005)
- Priest Dismissed by Vatican - Given Probation in '84 Abuse Case, by Ralph Ranalli (July 30, 2005)

- Paper: Police Helped Hide Abuse Claims, Associated Press (July 31, 2005)
- Priest, Accuser Head to Trial: Defamation Suit Filed by Clergyman an Unusual Case, Associated Press (July 31, 2005)
- St. Ann Church Congregation Holds to Faith after Deacon Accused of Crimesst, by Valerie Monson (July 31, 2005)
- Disturbing Connections Emerge: Sexual Abuse Allegations, Cases Hint at Spokane's Shameful Side, by Bill Morlin (July 31, 2005)
- Abuse Lawsuits Seek Liens on Church Property, by Kevin O'Connor (July 31, 2005)



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AUGUST 2005

- Abuse Lawyer Seeks Lien on Church Property: 10 Cases Brought against Vt. Diocese, Associated Press (August 1, 2005)
- Straling Accused of Having Knowledge of Child Molestations, Associated Press (August 1, 2005)
- Santorum Blasts Mass. Senators over Church Scandal: Kennedy, Kerry 'Did Nothing,' He Contends, by Michael Kranish (August 1, 2005)
- Local Attorney's Lawsuit against Vatican Has Another Hurdle to Clear, by David McArthur (August 1, 2005)
- Priest Sentenced for Sex Abuse Back in Ohio, by Tom Morton (August 1, 2005)
- Enough Is Enough: Catholic Church Needs to Heal Itself, by Jim Spencer (August 1, 2005)

- Convicted Priest Moves Back to Ohio, Billings Gazette (August 2, 2005)
- Santa Fe Code of Conduct Urges 'Fraternal Correction' Among Priests, Catholic News Service (August 2, 2005)
- Priest's Lawyer Points out Inconsistencies, by Mike DuPre (August 2, 2005)
- Peek at File Guides Inquiry: Ex-Priest: A Deal with the Inland Diocese Lets Riverside County Prosecutors See Records, by Michael Fisher (August 2, 2005)
- Archbishop Levada Deposition Postponed until January, by Joseph B. Frazier (August 2, 2005)
- Accused Deacon Has Bail Reduced, by Lila Fujimoto (August 2, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Meet with Gallup's Review Board, by Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola (August 2, 2005)
- Portland Archdiocese Names Parishioners As Defendants in Sex-Abuse Bankruptcy Case, Life Site (August 2, 2005)
- Group Complains Idaho Catholic Church Uses Lawyer to Counsel Abuse Victims, by John Miller (August 2, 2005)
- I'm Staying in US, Says Priest Accused of Abuse, by Emma Pinch (August 2, 2005)
- Priest Says Abuse Never Happened, by Chalonda Roberts (August 2, 2005)

- Former Church Leader Sentenced to 30 Years for Abusing Boys, Associated Press (August 3, 2005)
- Transparency Still Lacking in Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal, by Terrence Carroll (August 3, 2005)
- Philly D.A. Rips off Church and Taxpayers, Catholic League (August 3, 2005)
- Priest's Accuser Tearful on Stand, by Mike DuPre (August 3, 2005)
- Diocese Sale Worries Residents: Mobile Home Park's Seniors Caught up in Church Settlement of Abuse Scandal, by Will Evans (August 3, 2005)
- Gallup Diocese Publishes Updated List of Sexually Abusive Priests, by Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola (August 3, 2005)
- Revealing Secrets: An Ex-Priest Disheartened by Abusive Clergy Sets out to Make Things Right, by Chris Knap (August 3, 2005)
- Faithful Furious over Tactic: Catholics Express Shock over Lawyer's Arguments That a Woman Who Sued Portland Archdiocese for Child Support Should Have Used Birth Control, by William Lobdell (August 3, 2005)
- How Other Cities' Probes Ended, by Craig R. McCoy (August 3, 2005)
- Grand Jury: No Clergy Abuse Charges, by Nancy Phillips, Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy (August 3, 2005)
- Blind Eye toward Abuse, Toledo Blade (August 3, 2005)

- Local Says He Was Molested by Priest: Pastor Who Is under Investigation Was in Aspen from 1978-81, by John Colson (August 4, 2005)
- Philly Archdiocese Escapes Charges, by Maryclaire Dale (August 4, 2005)
- Judge Dismisses Suit against Man's Parents, by Mike DuPre' (August 4, 2005)
- Lawmaker Pushes to End Statute of Limitations in Sex Abuse of Minors, by Raphael Lewis (August 4, 2005)
- Victims' Group Calls on Diocese to Explain Cover-up with Police, by Joe Mahr (August 4, 2005)
- Grand Jury Report on Predator Priests ... And Those Who Have Survived Abuse, Philadelpia Inquirer (August 4, 2005)
- Priests Lose Appeal, Stuff (August 4, 2005)

- Oakland Diocese Settles Remaining Suits with Victims Alleging Abuse, by Kim Curtis (August 5, 2005)
- Gonsalves Trial Set for Nov. 14, Maui News (August 5, 2005)

- Behind a Priest's Suicide: Father Chevedden's Family Says His Reports of Sexual Abuse by a Fellow Jesuit Were Brushed Aside. The Church Cites His Mental Problems, by Glenn F. Bunting (August 6, 2005)
- Out of the Shadows, by Ann McGlynn (August 6, 2005)

- Law Lags in Tackling Sex Abuse in Schools, Associated Press (August 7, 2005)
- Priest: Silence Ordered on Abuse, by Nancy Phillips, Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy (August 7, 2005)
- Child Molesters Aren't Necessarily Strangers, by Katherine Snow Smith (August 7, 2005)

- Priest: Church Silenced Abuses: Catholic Pulpit Says 'Highest Authority' Warned Him to Stay Quiet, Associated Press (August 8, 2005)
- Becoming a Volunteer Not Easy, by William Croyle (August 8, 2005)
- Levada Says Farewell at Mass: Archbishop Leaving S.F. For Influential Vatican Post, by Julian Guthrie (August 8, 2005)
- Protesters Rally As Archbishop Leads Final Mass in S.F., by Julie Sevrens Lyons (August 8, 2005)
- Bill Would Force Church to Disclose Its Finances: Attitude Shifts on Beacon Hill, by Frank Phillips (August 8, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Answers Needed, Reno Gazette-Journal (August 8, 2005)
- Emotions High As Archdiocese, 68 Plaintiffs Begin Crucial Talks, by Steve Woodward (August 8, 2005)

- Priest Sentenced to Three to 23 Months for Embezzlement, Associated Press (August 9, 2005)
- Defrocked Priest Still Saying Mass, by David Crumm and Patricia Montemurri (August 9, 2005)
- Lawmakers Pick Fight with Catholic Church over Financial Records, by Theo Emery (August 9, 2005)
- Man Wants Priest Abuse Lawsuit Opened up, by Christy Gutowski and Tia Jones (August 9, 2005)
- Deadline Set for Abuse Claims, by Paul A. Long (August 9, 2005)
- Schuylkill Priest Gets 23 Months in Child Porn Case, Morning Call (August 9, 2005)
- Romney Backs Church Disclosure: Vows to Consider Controversial Bill, by Frank Phillips (August 9, 2005)
- Lawyer Asks Bishop to Let Lawsuit Proceed, by Kristen Rasmussen (August 9, 2005)
- Judge Orders Review of Church Files: Sexual Abuse Case: Victims' Identities Will Be Protected, by Ted Slowik (August 9, 2005)

- Molester Says Church Shifted Him to Other Parishes, by Jean Guccione, Los Angeles Times (August 10, 2005) [not collected in VOTF News; added by BA.org]
- Former Priest Says He Was Shuttled around after Abuse Allegations, Associated Press (August 10, 2005)
- New Bishop Likely to Keep Files of Accused Priests Sealed, by Darren Barbee (August 10, 2005)
- Editorial: Problems Linger in Church's Abuse Policy, Daily Times (August 10, 2005)
- Church Settles Abuse Lawsuit: Ex-Union City Priest Now at Berkeley Church; Accuser WSins $600,000, by Jonathan Jones (August 10, 2005)
- Levada Agrees to Federal Jurisdiction in Deposition, by William McCall (August 10, 2005)
- Let the Sun Shine in, by Thomas P. O'Neill III and Steven Krueger (August 10, 2005)
- Demonstration for Sexual and Conscience Liberty, Radicalparty.org (August 10, 2005)
- Churches and State to Face off over Finances: Hearing Today on Proposed Charity Reports, by Kathleen A. Shaw (August 10, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Indicted in Daytop Sex Abuse: Madison Resident Charged with Endangering 4 Teen Boys in Rehab, by Peggy Wright (August 10, 2005)

- Tampa School Gets Another Sexual Abuse Suit: It Is the Sixth Suit since 2002 to Be Filed against Mary Help of Christians School, by Saundra Amrhein (August 11, 2005)
- Ex-Priest's Words Could Aid Lawsuits, by Michael Fisher (August 11, 2005)
- Priest Gets Probation for Groping Ex-Altar Boy, by Karen Freifeld (August 11, 2005)
- How Senator Rick Santorum, in Acting for His Church, Persistently Fails to Consider the Larger Public Good, by Marci Hamilton (August 11, 2005)
- Archdiocese Skips Hearing, Stirs Ire: Legislators Back Bill to Disclose Church Finances, by Michael Levenson (August 11, 2005)
- St. Patrick's Rector, Named in Divorce Case, Resigns, Newsday (August 11, 2005)
- Vatican Stops Diocese in Taking Parish Assets: Millions at Stake As O'Malley Must Get OK of Pastors, by Michael Paulson (August 11, 2005)
- Shock, Charges of Hypocrisy As Priest Accused of Affair, by Luis Perez, Jeff Kearns, Jennifer Kelleher and Carol Eisenberg (August 11, 2005)
- Vatican: Diocese Can't Automatically Seize Parish Assets: Church Must Ask Pastors to Turn over Accounts, TheBostonChannel.com (August 11, 2005)
- Clergy Victims Group Tries Again for Civil Suits against Dioceses, by Juliet Williams (August 11, 2005)

- Pope Defrocks Priest Accused of Assault Aube Once Served at Concord Hospital, by Lisa Arsenault (August 13, 2005)
- Lawyer: Church Knew of Danger: An Attorney for a Fort Lauderdale Man, Who Claims He Was Sexually Molested by a Catholic Priest in 1984, Says He Has New Evidence Proving the Archdiocese Knew of the Priest's Problems, by Elinor J. Brecher (August 13, 2005)
- Truth and Polygraphs, Yes! Confidentiality Agreements, No! by Michael J. Gaynor (August 13, 2005)
- Challenge Stalls Diocese Dispute, by Ellena F. Morrison (August 13, 2005)

- Transnational Radical Party, Anticlericale.net (August 14, 2005)
- For This Actor, 'The Tricky Part' Is Learning to Accept and Forgive, by Louise Kennedy (August 14, 2005)
- Toledo Film Needs a Toledo Showing, Toledo Blade (August 14, 2005)
- Tax Exemptions Face Challenge, by Bill Zajac (August 14, 2005)
- Pope Benedict XVI Indicted in the United States for the Vatican Cover up of the Clerics Who Committed Sexual Abuses in Particular against Minors, Anticlericale.net (August 14, 2005)

- Boston Catholics Learn a Few Lessons: Some Sit-Ins to Thwart Parish Closings Have Led Archbishop to Reverse Decisions, by David A. Fahrenthold (August 15, 2005)
- Abuse Suit Deadline Today: Once Diocese Turns over Documents, Depositions Can Begin, Attorney Says, by Jimmie E. Gates (August 15, 2005)
- Conscience Clear, Levada Heads to Rome: He Believes Cases of Clergy Sexual Abuse Were Handled Well, by Julian Guthrie (August 15, 2005)
- Priests Fall from Grace If Their Pride Gets Too Big, by Sheryl McCarthy (August 15, 2005)
- Racketeering Claim Dismissed against Priest and Diocese, Newsday (August 15, 2005)
- Scandal Lingers over St. Pats Mass, by Joshua Robin (August 15, 2005)
- Religious Scandals Come in Many Colors, by Bill Tammeus (August 15, 2005)

- Diocese Reaches Settlement in Priest Abuse Claim, Associated Press (August 16, 2005)
- Hubbard Decides Not to Defrock Abusive Priests: Bishop Says Current Policy Provides 'Adequate Protection', by Abigail Bleck (August 16, 2005)
- Bishop Grants Mercy to Disgraced: Hubbard Decides Not to Defrock Diocesan Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Michele Morgan Bolton (August 16, 2005)
- Ex-Redemptorist Priest Is Accused of Sex Abuse, Post-Dispatch (August 16, 2005)
- Diocese Requests Background Checks on Employees: New Accusation against Priest Surfaces, by Jim Taricani (August 16, 2005)
- Abuse Charge in Teresa Home, Telegraph (August 16, 2005)
- Pope Lawyer Seek Immunity in Texas Case, by Nicole Winfield (August 16, 2005)

- Man Sues Greensburg Diocese over Alleged Abuse 40 Years Ago, Associated Press (August 17, 2005)
- Pope Sued, Accused of Sex Coverup, Associated Press (August 17, 2005)
- CBS 2 Exclusive: The Monsignor's Side of the Story, by Tony Aiello (August 17, 2005)
- Pope Immunity Request Won't Stop Abuse Case-Lawyer, by Shasta Darlington (August 17, 2005)
- Lawsuit Names Dead Priest, by David Hunt (August 17, 2005)
- Retired Bishop Faces Allegation, by Barb Ickes (August 17, 2005)
- Bamberg Chaplain Suspended during Sexual Assault Probe: Army Investigating Allegations Priest Forced Himself on Soldiers, by Steve Liewer (August 17, 2005)
- Diocese Settles Priest Abuse Claim, by Trevor Maxwell (August 17, 2005)
- More Victims Added to Priest Abuse Lawsuit, by Mary Beth Smetzer (August 17, 2005)
- False Memory or the Real Thing? Debate Swirls over Possible False Accusations, Spirit Daily (August 17, 2005)
- Albany Diocese Comes under Fire, WTEN (August 17, 2005)
- Lawyer Asks for Church Counseling Aid after Third Suicide by Sex-Abuse Claimant, by Steve Woodward (August 17, 2005)
- Vatican Rules on Parish Assets: The Archdiocese of Portland Welcomes the Decision in Boston's Case, but Sexual-Abuse Plaintiffs Say It's Irrelevant, by Steve Woodward (August 17, 2005)
- Immunity for Pope Sought in Texas Abuse Suit: Then-Cardinal Conspired with Archdiocese to Hide Molestation of 3 Boys, Lawyers Claim, by Nicole Winfield (August 17, 2005)

- Priest Who Served in Lexington Diocese Accused of Sex Abuse, Associated Press (August 18, 2005)
- Pope Addresses 'Heart of Europe', CBS News (August 18, 2005)
- Should the Cabinets Be Kept Shut? by Linda P. Campbell (August 18, 2005)
- Priest's Case Adjourned to Sept. 15, by Rob Cullivan (August 18, 2005)
- Lawsuit Will Claim Church Coverup: The Complaint against the Archdiocese of Denver Is the First since Accusations against an Ex-Priest Surfaced Last Month, by Eric Gorski (August 18, 2005)
- Advocacy Group Wants More Information on Straling's Role in Abuse Cases, KRNV (August 18, 2005)
- Keep Pols out of Church's Crisis, by David A. Mittell Jr. (August 18, 2005)
- Priest Denies Sex Abuse: Glenmary Official Awaits Investigation Results, by Jane Prendergast (August 18, 2005)
- An Abuse Survivor's Quest for Closure, by Claudia Rowe (August 18, 2005)
- 'Faith' Filmmakers Say Church Rebuffed Them, by Claudia Rowe (August 18, 2005)
- Priest Drugged and Raped Boy in 1960s, Lawsuit Agains Miami Archdiocese Alleges, by Ginelle G. Torres (August 18, 2005)

- Law and Order: Man Sues Archdiocese, Claims Sex Abuse in '60s, Post-Dispatch (August 19, 2005)

- Bankruptcy Court Must Release Funds for Claimant Counseling, Statesman Journal (August 20, 2005)
- Lawsuit against Now Pope Benedict XVI, Waiting to Proceed, Worcester Voice (August 20, 2005)

- As Lawsuit Looms, Catholic Church Transfers Ownership of Properties: Diocese Being Sued over Abuse Puts Assets into Parishes' Hands, by Sheila Burke (August 21, 2005)
- Accused Priest Was Frequently Reassigned, by Marc Chase (August 21, 2005)
- Woman Says Church Warned: A Covington Woman Says If the Catholic Church Had Heeded Her Warnings, a Second Woman Would Not Have Been Victimized, by Laurence Hammack (August 21, 2005)
- Priest Affair? Yes, I Do Care, New York Daily News (August 21, 2005)

- Doctrine Watchdog Hounded by Lawsuit: William Levada: The Comment Some Say Sounds like an Endorsement Birth Control Is Stirring up Trouble for the Prefect, by William Lobdell (August 22, 2005)
- Diocese Criticized for Sex Abuse Pamphlets, by Marissa Alter (August 22, 2005)
- Abrupt Resignation of Bishop Rocks Argentine Catholic Church, by Hector Duarte Jr. (August 22, 2005)
- Apostolic Visitation of All U.S. Seminaries to Start This Fall, by Jerry Filteau (August 22, 2005)
- Pastor Removed from Ministry, by Mary Beth Smetzer (August 22, 2005)
- Catholic Diocese Confirms Priest Sex Abuse: Father Lepine Served at St. Joseph's until 1986, WLUC (August 22, 2005)

- Swaying the Masses, Daily News (August 23, 2005)
- Abuse Victims Should Get Tucson Diocese Checks before Year's End, KOLD (August 23, 2005)
- Vatican Investigation of US Seminaries to Be Led by Strongly Pro-Life Bishop, LifeSite (August 23, 2005)
- Jewish Groups Wary of Disclosure Bill, by Ted Siefer (August 23, 2005)
- Suits Filed against Priest, by Bill Zajac (August 23, 2005)

- A 'Voice for Social Justice' Dies: Bellarmine Founder Led School 23 Years, by Paula Burba (August 24, 2005)
- Former Priest Abused Minors, Investigation Finds, Detroit Free Press (August 24, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Multiply: Three More Accuse White of Molestation, by Eric Gorski (August 24, 2005)
- Snohomish County Opinion: Abuse and Accountability, by Norton R. Nowlin (August 24, 2005)
- Jesuits Review Abuse Claims, by Mary Beth Smetzer (August 24, 2005)
- Protecting Children a Priority at Parishes, Schools, Seminaries, by John Vlazny (August 24, 2005)

- Boys Ranch Sued over Abuse, Associated Press (August 25, 2005)
- Catholics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - a Public Forum, ArriveNet (August 25, 2005)
- The Drive to Create Pedophile-Free Zones: Why It Won't Work - and What Will Work, by Marci Hamilton (August 25, 2005)
- 6 Allege Abuse at Catholic Home: Suits Claim Rapes and Beatings by Priests, Nuns or Staff in '60s, by Bruce Nolan (August 25, 2005)
- Former Choir Director Charged after Being Seen with Children, by Alyssa Schnugg (August 25, 2005)

- Digging in to Stay and Pray: At Some 'Suppressed' Churches, They Defy O'Malley's Plan, by Jeff Severns Guntzel (August 26, 2005)

- Local Catholic Churches, Schools May Be at Risk after Ruling: A Judge Says the Spokane Diocese Owns Churches and Schools and Can Sell Them to Pay Victims, Associated Press (August 27, 2005)
- Priest Abuse Panel Puts off Ruling: Review Board Wants More Information, by Bruce Nolan (August 27, 2005)

- Center Will Keep Bishop's Name, by Robert W. Black (August 28, 2005)
- Victim Works to Halt Abuse, by Bevin Milavsky (August 28, 2005)
- Vatican Papers Spark Debate: Clergy Abuse Protocol Noted, by Kathleen A. Shaw (August 28, 2005)
- Judge: Diocese Owns Assets, Not Parishes, by Marie Szaniszlo (August 28, 2005)
- Vatican Prepares to Ban Gay Priests, by Malcolm Thornberry (August 28, 2005)

- Priest's Trial Could Serve As Test Case on Old Abuse Charges, Associated Press (August 29, 2005)
- Whistleblower Priest's Lawsuit Dismissed, by Matt C. Abbott (August 29, 2005)
- Diocese to Appeal Bankruptcy Court Decision That Parishes Are Assets, Catholic News Service (August 29, 2005)
- Priest Resigns Amid Investigation, KDKA (August 29, 2005)
- County Must Pay Back Property Taxes to Catholic Foundation, KVOA (August 29, 2005)
- Judge: Diocese's Assets to Pay Sex-Abuse Victims: Wash. Ruling May Have Local Effect, by Michael Levenson (August 29, 2005)
- Priests Ask Massgoers How Best to Compensate Victims of Clerical Abuse, One in Four (August 29, 2005)
- Jury Selection Opens in Catholic Priest's Sexual Abuse Trial, by Robert Patrick (August 29, 2005)
- Church, Lawyers Latch on to Federal Case: Law's Validity, Attempt to Prove Cover-ups of Abuse Are at Issue, by Onell R. Soto (August 29, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Mediations Shadowed by Suicides: Long-Suppressed Emotions Raised by Claims Involving Clergy and the Portland Archdiocese May Have Been a Factor in 3 Deaths, by Steve Woodward (August 29, 2005)

- Children's Home Marks 75 Years, by Denise Heilbrun (August 30, 2005)
- Druce Lawyer, DA Seek Copies of Macabre Tape, by Michele McPhee (August 30, 2005)
- New Lawsuits Allege 1950s Sexual Abuse by Priest, by Kevin Murphy (August 30, 2005)
- Testimony Begins in Priest Sex Abuse Trial, by Erin O'Neill (August 30, 2005)

- Fargo Diocese: Attorney in Diocese Lawsuit Seeks to Introduce Priest Allegations: Woman Seeks Lost Wages, Compensation for Distress, Lawyer's Fees, Associated Press (August 31, 2005)
- Holy Cross Is Asked to Remove a Plaque: Honoree, a Priest, Accused of Abuse, by Maria Cramer (August 31, 2005)
- NH Bishops - Forgive US, Father, for Mistakes Were Made, by Carolyn Disco (August 31, 2005)
- Judge Orders Names Stricken: Lawyers for Alleged Victims Told to Edit Church Files before Making Them Public, by Michael Fisher (August 31, 2005)
- Testimony in Clergy Sex Cases to Be Made Public, by Jean Guccione (August 31, 2005)
- Lobby Group Set to Sue over Religious Accused, by Kitty Holland (August 31, 2005)
- Jury Wants Priest Jailed for 20 Years, by Robert Patrick and Peter Shinkle (August 31, 2005)
- Priest Faces Life in Prison, by Robert Patrick (August 31, 2005)
- Law's Rome Secretary on Archdiocese Payroll, by Marie Szaniszlo (August 31, 2005)
- Vatican Document on Gay Priests up in Air, by Nicole Winfield (August 31, 2005)



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SEPTEMBER 2005

- Journalist Defends Colleague, Chides Catholic League, by Matt C. Abbott (September 1, 2005)
- Priest Removed Pending Inquiry, by Darren Barbee (September 1, 2005)
- Accused Priests Seek Canon Trial: 4 Removed from Albany Diocese Would Be First to Face Tribunal in 40 Years, by Michele Morgan Bolton (September 1, 2005)
- Jailhouse Killing Defendant Says Prison Staff Let Him in Pedophile's Cell, by Denise Lavoie (September 1, 2005)
- The Case of the "Randy Rector", by Joe Sobran (September 1, 2005)
- Vatican Inspectors to Hit U.S. Seminaries, by Marie Szaniszlo (September 1, 2005)

- SNAP Member Continue to Protest outside Church, Capital News 9 (September 4, 2005)

- Settlement Reached in Church Rico Case, by Matt C. Abbott (September 5, 2005)
- Church Wants Costs for Abuse Inquiry, One in Four (September 5, 2005)

- Tucson Catholic Parishes to Become Independent Corporations, Associated Press (September 6, 2005)
- Father Maher Exonerated of Aretakis Sex Abuse Claim: Long on Accusations and Character Assassinations but Short on Proof and Evidence, Empire Journal (September 6, 2005)
- Priests on Leave for Fathering Children, MonstersAndCritics.com (September 6, 2005)
- Oakland Bishop Reflects on Two Years, by Randy Myers (September 6, 2005)
- Home Search May Lead to More Charges against Coach at Pottsville School: DVD Burner Recovered; Man Suspected of Taping Students.by Chris Parker, by Chris Parker (September 6, 2005)
- Church Posts Bond for Convicted Priest, by Robert Patrick (September 6, 2005)
- Priest Gets 3 Years on Sex-Assault Charges, by Jack Perry (September 6, 2005)

- $25 Million Lawsuit Alleges Priest Raped 9-Year-Old Boy, Associated Press (September 7, 2005)
- Church Obtains Temporary Restraining Order against Attorney, Associated Press (September 7, 2005)
- Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Complaints, Associated Press (September 7, 2005)
- Attorney: Vatican Upset with Miami Archdiocese, by Matt C. Abbott (September 7, 2005)
- Suit: Church Knew of Sex Claims: A Fort Lauderdale Man Has Filed Suit against the Archdiocese of Miami Alleging a Priest Raped Him When He Was 9 Years Old, by Wanda J. DeMarzo (September 7, 2005)
- Spokane Diocese Appeals Bankruptcy Ruling, by Nicholas K. Geranios (September 7, 2005)
- 7 South Toledo Buildings in Flames: Clerical Abuse Activist's Home Is 1st to Catch Fire, by Christina Hall (September 7, 2005)
- Deceased Schoolteacher Subject of Abuse Report: Man Who Died Aug. 31 Is Accused of Molesting Catholic School Pupil, by Liz F. Kay (September 7, 2005)
- Priest Sent to Prison for Raping 2 Boys: The Once Popular Assistant Pastor at a Cranston Church Has Been the Focus of Sex Abuse Allegations since 1992, by Zachary R. Mider (September 7, 2005)
- Citrus Heights Helps Residents in Bid for Land: City Oks Initial $100,000 Loan for Mobile Home Park Purchase, by David Richie (September 7, 2005)
- Two More Sue Archdiocese, Rocky Mountain News (September 7, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges: Madison Man Accused of Illicit Involvement with Youths He Counseled, by Peggy Wright (September 7, 2005)

- Two More Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Pending in Case of Former Priest, Associated Press (September 8, 2005)
- Ex-Priest in Sex Rap, by Arlie Calalo (September 8, 2005)
- Parish Merger Focus of Forum, by Betsy Calvert (September 8, 2005)
- Press Release and Letter, by Douglas Crosby and Margaret McLaughlin (September 8, 2005)
- Fit to Serve God? by Mubarak Dahir (September 8, 2005)
- Men Say Diocese Being Uncooperative, Des Moines Register (September 8, 2005)
- Two More Accuse Former Priest of Sexual Abuse, by Felix Doligosa Jr. (September 8, 2005)
- San Diego Diocese Asks Judge to Overturn Law Allowing Suits: Sexual Abuse: the San Bernardino Diocese Backs the Move. No Ruling Was Made, by Michael Fisher (September 8, 2005)
- 3 Quit Abuse Victims Panel, by Barb Ickes (September 8, 2005)
- Trial Delayed for Accused Army Chaplain, by Jessica Inigo (September 8, 2005)
- Chaplain Faces Court-Martial for Sodomy, Assault, by Jonathan M. Katz (September 8, 2005)
- Missouri Court Considers Repressed Memory in Abuse Case, by David A. Lieb (September 8, 2005)
- VOTF Hosts Sale to Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Bob Morris (September 8, 2005)
- 'Twist of Faith' Causes Controversy, by Kim Nolan (September 8, 2005)
- Missouri High Court Weighs Repressed Memory Case, by Robert Patrick (September 8, 2005)
- Jurors: Evidence Would Not Warrant Criminal Conviction of Priest, by Sid Schwartz (September 8, 2005)

- Former Memphis Altar Boy Files Lawsuit, Associated Press (September 9, 2005)
- Aretakis Fires Back at Albany Diocese, by Matt C. Abbott (September 9, 2005)
- Bishop Says Priest Must Repay $40,000: Another Told to Take Leave of Absence, by Dave Bakke (September 9, 2005)
- Catholic Parishes Go Independent, Chicago Tribune (September 9, 2005)
- Man Suing Local Archdiocese: St. Andrew's School, Defrocked Priest Also Named in Suit Alleging Sexual Abuse in 1976, by Kevin Corcoran (September 9, 2005)
- Supreme Court to Hear Appeal about Priest, Dayton Daily News (September 9, 2005)
- Diocese Granted Restraining Order against Aretakis, Empire Journal (September 9, 2005)
- Diocesan Bankruptcies Raise Church Ownership Issues: Control of Parish Assets up for Debate in Courts and Parish Closings, by Joe Feurherd (September 9, 2005)
- Investigator Says Inmate Boasted about Geoghan Slaying, by Adam Gorlick (September 9, 2005)
- Void of '03 Abuse Law Sought: Attorney for San Diego Diocese Says the State Statute Unfairly Targets the Catholic Church, by Jean Guccione (September 9, 2005)
- Priest May Return to Ministry: Archbishop Clears Him after Conduct Concerns, by Tom Heinen (September 9, 2005)
- Archdiocese Gives Prosecutor Info on Alleged Molestation, Jersey Journal (September 9, 2005)
- Disgraced Homosexual Abuser to Give Lecture on Marriage Annulments to Canadian Canon Law Society, LifeSiteNews.com (September 9, 2005)
- Bishop Who Quit in Scandal Wins Sympathy: Church Officials Believe That a Reform-Minded Argentine Prelate Shown in a Compromising Video Was the Target of a Political Vendetta, by Patrick J. McDonnell (September 9, 2005)
- Druce Slaying Tape Hearing Postponed, by Gary V. Murray (September 9, 2005)
- Bankruptcy: the Gamble That Backfired, National Catholic Reporter (September 9, 2005)
- Latest Abuse Audit Finds Diocese in Step with Charter, Pittsburgh Catholic (September 9, 2005)
- Two More Diocesan Priests Removed: The Archdiocese Disclosed the News of the Defrocking for Sexual Abuse Yesterday in Its Newspaper, by Jim Remsen (September 9, 2005)
- Pope Wants Head-Of-State Immunity from Texas Suit, by Brenda Sapino Jeffreys (September 9, 2005)
- Diocese Is Fearful of 'Economic Holocaust', by Onell R. Soto (September 9, 2005)
- Spokane Case Should Have No Effect on L.A., Tidings (September 9, 2005)
- Defrocked Priest Accused of Abuse, WTHR Indianapolis (September 9, 2005)

- Former Altar Boy Sues Priest, Alleging Abuse in 1970s, Associated Press (September 10, 2005)
- Vatican Defrocks 2 Philadelphia Priests, Associated Press (September 10, 2005)
- Katrina-Displaced Author Answers Critic, by Matt C. Abbott (September 10, 2005)
- Officer Says Druce Boasted about Killing, by Gary V. Murray (September 10, 2005)
- Gays and the Priesthood, Star-Ledger (September 10, 2005)

- Resident Says People Should Be Warned of Accused Priests, Associated Press (September 11, 2005)
- Catholic Hierarchy Taken to Task: Whippany Gathering Told That the Church Is out of Touch with Congregants, by Maria Armental (September 11, 2005)
- Ragsdale: Priest Morale Rebounds, by Shirley Ragsdale (September 11, 2005)
- Problem Priests: As Time Goes by, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 11, 2005)

- American Overseeing Vatican Evaluation of U.S. Seminaries Says Gays Should Not Be Ordained, Associated Press (September 12, 2005)
- Man Urges Alerts on Priests Accused of Sex Abuse, Even If Not Convicted, Associated Press (September 12, 2005)
- Activists Keep up Church Protest: Judge's Order Keeps Members of Group at Distance, by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist (September 12, 2005)
- Should Priests Have Rights? by William Donohue (September 12, 2005)
- Albany Church under Fire, by R.W. Groneman (September 12, 2005)
- Abuse Victims Still Can't Sway Diocese, Quad-City Times (September 12, 2005)
- Churches Warned on Sex Abuse in Youth Groups, by Jill Rowbotham (September 12, 2005)
- Two Men Sue Orlando Diocese over Allegations of Priest Abuse, by Mike Schneider (September 12, 2005)
- Suit Claims Diocese of Orlando Knew of Alleged Sexual Abuse by Priest, WKMG (September 12, 2005)

- Catholic Order Opens Boys Boarding School, Associated Press (September 13, 2005)
- Prosecutor to Hold Secret Hearings in Double Homicide, Associated Press (September 13, 2005)
- Priest Dies before Accusation of Abuse Can Be Resolved, by Christy Arnold (September 13, 2005)
- Priest Named in Calif. Lawsuit: The Late Rev. Leonard A. Abercrombie, Who Three Colorado Men Say Molested Them before He Moved to the West Coast, Was Working at a Veterans Hospital, by Eric Gorski (September 13, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Write Six Catholic Bishops about Convicted Molester: Now Released from Prison, He Continues to Defy Church Leaders: Group Wants Top Leaders to Warn Parents & Reach out to Other Victims, by Judy Jones, Christy Miller, Claudia Vercellotti, Susan and David Clohessy (September 13, 2005)
- Diocese Considers Settlement with Priest Abuse Victims, KXLY News 4 (September 13, 2005)
- Diocese of Orlando Covered up Sex Abuse by Clergy, Lawsuits Say, by Mark I. Pinsky (September 13, 2005)
- Priest Paid Girls for Sex, by Jana G. Pruden (September 13, 2005)
- Exonerated Clergy 'Should Think of Suing Their Bishops', by David Quinn (September 13, 2005)
- Ex-Lakeland Priest Named in Suit, by Mike Schneider (September 13, 2005)
- Borders Named in Lawsuits Claiming Sex Abuse Coverup, by Orlando Sentinel and Sandy Alexander (September 13, 2005)

- Former Students Say Catholic School Teacher Drugged, Abused Them: Diocese of Pueblo Named in Suit from Former Roncalli High Students, ABC Channel 7 (September 14, 2005)
- Fire Aftermath: SNAP Leader Sifts through Ashes, by Bill Frogameni (September 14, 2005)
- How Silence Let Clergy Abuse Continue, by Craig R. McCoy (September 14, 2005)
- Former Nun Grapples with History of Abuse: Eileen Rhoads Prays for Forgiveness for Molesting Students for Years. Her Victims Say They Can't Forget, by Nancy Phillips (September 14, 2005)
- Two Lawsuits Expected against Pueblo Diocese, Rocky Mountain News (September 14, 2005)
- Lawsuits Allege Teacher Drugged, Sexually Abused Students in Pueblo, by Melissa Trujillo (September 14, 2005)

- Victim Assistance Outreach to Continue through the Fall, Arlington Catholic Herald (September 15, 2005)
- Teacher Dies Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations , by Luke Broadwater (September 15, 2005)
- Voice of the Faithful States Priorities, by Azell Murphy Cavaan (September 15, 2005)
- Principal: Protesters Scare Kids: Albany Church Seeks Injunction after Demonstrations, by Carol DeMare (September 15, 2005)
- Vatican to Check U.S. Seminaries on Gay Presence, by Laurie Goodstein (September 15, 2005)
- Familiar Face Back in Lynn, by James Haynes (September 15, 2005)
- Support Group for Clergy Abuse Victims Wants Priest Removed, North County Times (September 15, 2005)
- Calvert Hall Rebuffs Call to Oust Principal, by Jennifer Przydzial (September 15, 2005)

- The Monsignor Clark Problem, by William F, Buckley (September 16, 2005)
- Fifth Man Sues Retired Bishop for Sex Abuse: Victims' Group Wants Name Removed from Wing of Children's Home, by Dennis Coday (September 16, 2005)
- Vatican to Scour Seminaries for 'Evidence of Homosexuality', by Carol Eisenberg (September 16, 2005)
- Questions Arise over Seminary Inspections, by Cathleen Falsani (September 16, 2005)
- Three Michigan Priests Removed: Vatican Rules Leaders -- 2 of Them Local -- Can't Minister after Child Sex Abuse Allegations, by Kim Kozlowski (September 16, 2005)
- Law Would Strip Clergy of Sex Abuse Liability Shield, by Andy Nelesen (September 16, 2005)

- Controversial Deacon Put in Parish, by Matt C. Abbott (September 17, 2005)
- Ex-Episcopal Priest May Be Retried on Sex Charges : Federal Appeals Court Overturned Conviction, by Marie Rohde (September 17, 2005)

- Aretakis Accused of Stealing: Attorney Allegedly Swiped Briefcase When Restraining Order Served, by Carol DeMare (September 18, 2005)
- Court Blocks Church Records, by Jack Elliott Jr. (September 18, 2005)
- Seminaries to Be a Part of Vatican Evaluation, by Ann Rodgers (September 18, 2005)
- Tucson Diocese Bankruptcy Effectively over a Year Later, by Arthur H. Rotstein (September 18, 2005)
- Gay Priests Becoming Scapegoats, by Dianne Williamson (September 18, 2005)

- Priest Admits Sexually Abusing a Minor, Associated Press (September 19, 2005)
- Pope Approves Barring Gay Seminarians, Catholic World News (September 19, 2005)
- 3 Western Pa. Seminaries in Vatican Study, Associated Press (September 19, 2005)
- 2nd Claim of Abuse: Man Says: Monsignor Molested Me, by Jason Del (September 19, 2005)
- Group Urges Bishop to Warn Palm Springs about Priest, by Michael Fisher (September 19, 2005)
- Doubts Aired about Life Teen Program: Church Launches Ministry Despite Abuse Allegations, by Gwen Florio (September 19, 2005)
- Vatican Says No Homosexuals in Priesthood – Approved by Pope Benedict, LifeSiteNews.com (September 19, 2005)

- Denver Archdiocese Facing More Sex Abuse Lawsuits, CBS 4 (September 20, 2005)
- Report: Pope Bans Gay Seminarians, by Carol Eisenberg (September 20, 2005)
- Diocese Reduces Debt in Abuse Claims: $35 Million of a $50 Million Loan Is Repaid without Selling Marywood Center in Orange, by Chris Knap (September 20, 2005)
- Tucson Diocese Emerges from Bankruptcy Reorganization, by Arthur H. Rotstein (September 20, 2005)
- Researchers Study Gays in Catholic Priesthood: Most Molestation Victims Are Older Boys, TheBostonChannel.com (September 20, 2005)
- Archdiocese Requests Dismissal of Abuse Charges, WQAD (September 20, 2005)
- U.S. Government Says Pope Immune from Lawsuit, by Nicole Winfield (September 20, 2005)
- Judge OKs Church Counseling Payments: Abuse Cases - the Portland Archdiocese Is Allowed to Pay Fees Again after a Plaintiff's Suicide, by Steve Woodward (September 20, 2005)

- Ex-Ridgefield Priest Accused of Sex Abuse, by John Chadwick (September 21, 2005)
- Previously Accused Priest Sued: Man Held Him at Knifepoint, Former St. Louis-Area Student Says, Columbia Daily Tribune (September 21, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Ask Lawmakers to Lift Time Limit on Lawsuits, by Theo Emery (September 21, 2005)
- 3 More Clergy Lawsuits Are Filed: Archdiocese Sued over Sex Abuse. The Cases Include What Is Thought to Be the First in the State Involving the Late Rev. Leonard Abercrombie, by Eric Gorski (September 21, 2005)
- Grand Jury Harshly Criticizes Archdiocese for Hiding Clergy Sexual Abuse, by David O'Reilly and Nancy Phillips (September 21, 2005)
- Some Key Findings by Grand Jury and Church's Response, by Janice Podsada (September 21, 2005)
- Lawyer Challenges Immunity for Pope: Suit Questions Diplomatic Status' Legality in a Local Sexual Abuse Case, by Harvey Rice (September 21, 2005)
- SNAP Wants Priest's Name off Scout Chapel, by Margaret Stafford (September 21, 2005)
- Lawsuit: Teacher Suggested Student Play Trombone Nude: Details in New Lawsuit against Pueblo Catholic Diocese, TheDenverChannel.com (September 21, 2005)

- The Man Who Keeps the Secrets, by Jason Berry (September 22, 2005)
- Archdiocese's Denials Fail Believability Test, Daily Times (September 22, 2005)
- Catholic Church Employee Accused of Soliciting Sex: A Spokeswoman with the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg Could Not Say Definitely Why the Man Was Hired, Given His Criminal History, by Jacob H. Fries (September 22, 2005)
- Advocates Urge Lifting Time Limits on Child Sex Abuse Cases, by Joann Loviglio (September 22, 2005)
- Victims' Group Wants Church Help in Finding Priest, ABC 7 (September 22, 2005)
- Puebloan Files Third Sex-Abuse Lawsuit against Diocese, by Patrick Malone (September 22, 2005)
- Report Critical of Cullen's Role in Priest Abuse Scandal, Morning Call (September 22, 2005)
- Excerpts from the Grand Jury's Report: 'A Continuous, Concerted Campaign of Cover-up', Philadelphia Inquirer (September 22, 2005)
- Authorities Investigate Cardinal Accused of Hiding Sexual Abuse by Priests, PittsburghChannel.com (September 22, 2005)
- Church Stresses Vigilance Vs. Abuse, by Justin Rigali (September 22, 2005)
- Vatican to Reaffirm Ban on Gay Priests, by Nicole Winfield (September 22, 2005)

- Vatican May Bar Gays from Seminaries, by Rachel Zoll (September 23, 2005)

- Rigali's Letter at Church, Bucks County Courier Times (September 25, 2005)
- Church Won't Find Salvation on Ill-Advised Hunt, Chicago Sun-Times (September 25, 2005)
- Reading between the Lies, by Tom Ferrick Jr. (September 25, 2005)
- Former Church Music Director Sentenced, Fox 23 (September 25, 2005)
- Painful but Needed, Philadelphia Inquirer (September 25, 2005)
- Their Faith in God, If Not Men, Unshaken, by Natalie Pompilio and Joseph A. Slobodzian (September 25, 2005)
- Archdiocese Issues Its Own List of Molester Priests: The Church Tally of 54 Differs from the Philadelphia Grand Jury's Count of 63, and Provides Minimal Detail, by Jim Remsen (September 25, 2005)
- Vatican Snoops in the Wrong Closet, RichardSipe.com (September 25, 2005)
- Priest Lames Bishop for His Ouster, by Marie Szaniszlo (September 25, 2005)
- Will Fate Place Film in Toledo? Toledo Blade (September 25, 2005)
- Two More Priests Removed from Duties, WPVI (September 25, 2005)

- The Time to Act Is Now, Boston Herald (September 26, 2005)
- Prof Sees 'Disaster' for Church Here, by Kitty Caparella (September 26, 2005)
- Canadian Bishops Report on Sex Abuse Exposes Serious Flaws in Church Response: Words "Homosexual" , "Homosexuality" , "Dissent" Still Do Not Appear Once in This Latest Report, LifeSite (September 26, 2005)
- Aquinas Seminary Is First for Scrutiny, by Michele Munz (September 26, 2005)
- Newton Parishioners Hold Vigil to Protest Pastor's Resignation, by Mark Pratt (September 26, 2005)
- Archdiocese Removes 11 Priests from Parishes in Chicago Area, by Megan Reichgott (September 26, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Deserve Day in Court, Republican (September 26, 2005)
- Catholic Priest Discusses Scandal, by John Rossomando (September 26, 2005)
- Group Collects Info on Former Vigo Priest: Previous St. Patrick's Pastor Focus of Several Child Molestation Lawsuits, by Stephanie Salter (September 26, 2005)
- Beth Geisel Accepts Plea Deal, WTEN (September 26, 2005)

- Former Bishop Wants Judge Removed from Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Associated Press (September 27, 2005)
- Priest Pleads Guilty to Storing Child Porn on Computer, Associated Press (September 27, 2005)
- Geisel Agrees to Rape Case Deal: Former CBA Teacher to Serve 6 Months; Advocacy Group Says Sentence Too Light, by Michele Morgan Bolton (September 27, 2005)
- Dioceses Settle Abuse Claims for $1.5 Million, by Jeff Brumley (September 27, 2005)
- Crowd Members Lash out at Cardinal at Villanova: After He Gave a Speech, They Assailed Him over His Response to a Report on Clergy Sex Abuse, by Frederick Cusick (September 27, 2005)
- Pastor Removed from Post, by Jacob Fenton (September 27, 2005)
- Church Defends Hiring Man with Record: A Man Who Worked at a Dunedin Church since 2003 Was Hired before the Church Saw the Results of His Background Check, by Jacob H. Fries (September 27, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Victims Push for Pittsburgh-Area Investigations, by Sean D. Hamill (September 27, 2005)
- Catholic Priest Scandals Receive Favored Treatment by Officials, by Ray Hanania (September 27, 2005)
- SNAP Lobbying for Grand Jury in Pittsburgh for Abuse Cases, KDKA (September 27, 2005)
- Judge to Review Church's Priest Abuse Records, by Pat Kinney (September 27, 2005)
- Smear Tactics, by Brian McGrory (September 27, 2005)
- Vatican Agrees to Remove 11 Priests from Ministry, by Maureen O'Donnell (September 27, 2005)
- Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church: Sad, Risky Policy of Exclusion, by Mary Sanchez (September 27, 2005)
- Manchester Diocese Names Child Safety Coordinator, Union Leader (September 27, 2005)

- Report of the Philadelphia Grand Jury, Bishop Accountability (September 28, 2005)
- Grand Jury Report on Diocese and Pope's Efforts to Investigate Seminaries Highlight Homosexual Priest Problem, Christian Wire Service (September 28, 2005)
- Punished Priests Living in Mundelein, by Stacy St. Clair (September 28, 2005)
- Church Order Calls for Look at Seminaries: Mt. Angel Seminary Included in Review of Chastity in U.S, by Omie Drawhorn (September 28, 2005)
- ND Experts React to Potential Seminary Rules, by Maddie Hanna (September 28, 2005)
- Ex-St. Francis Pastor Accused of Abuse: Man Says Misconduct Occurred in Illinois in Late 1970s, by Benjamin Kline (September 28, 2005)
- How Much More Can City's Catholics Take? Newton Tab (September 28, 2005)
- Grand Jury Probe of Diocese Sought: Advocates Cite Philadelphia Findings That Abusive Priests Weren't Removed, by Ann Rodgers (September 28, 2005)
- Canadian Bishops' Task Force Urges Ban on Priests Convicted of Abuse, by Joseph Sinasac (September 28, 2005)
- March to Protest Cuenin's Removal, by Bernie Smith (September 28, 2005)

- Seminary, SNAP Wrong about Homosexual Molestation, by Matt C. Abbott (September 29, 2005)
- Let Our Hearts Go out to the Many Good Priests Serving, by Bernadette McKenzie Kutufaris (September 29, 2005)
- Man Accused in 2003 Murder of Ex-Priest Pleads Guilty, Lex 18 (September 29, 2005)
- With Sorrow and Hope, by Justin Rigali (September 29, 2005)
- Fight over Church's Assets Jabs Parishes, by Jeff Wright (September 29, 2005)
- Religion Today, by Rachel Zoll (September 29, 2005)

- Americans Plan Rome Trip over Ban on Gay Priests, by Laurie Goodstein (September 30, 2005)



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OCTOBER 2005

- Victim of Abuse Is Still Suffering: Molested As a Youth, Man Now Battles Church over Settlement Terms, by Michele Morgan Bolton (October 2, 2005)
- Affable Style Opened Door to Allegations: From a Typical Childhood to an Average Seminary Career, Few Saw Signs That Children's Claims Would Dog Harold Robert White, by Eric Gorski and Alicia Caldwell (October 2, 2005)
- Decision Time for Catholics, by Katie Harlan (October 2, 2005)
- Report Could Shake Church Hierarchy, by David O'Reilly (October 2, 2005)
- Dislocation, Scrutiny of Priests Raise Fears: Archdiocese Denies Politics behind Moves, by Michael Paulson (October 2, 2005)
- Priest Found Guilty of Molesting Young Boys, by Melanie Peters (October 2, 2005)
- Sex, Lies and Priesthood, by A.W. Richard Sipe (October 2, 2005)
- Scapegoating Gay Priests Won't Work: Church's Policies, Cover-up Fueled Sex a, Sunday Gazette-Mail (October 2, 2005)
- UT Shows Spine for Its 'Faith' in Film, Toledo Blade (October 2, 2005)
- Reality Sets in -- Rome Rules Boston, by Joan Vennochi (October 2, 2005)

- A Catholic Moment of Truth, by James Carroll (October 3, 2005)
- New Lawsuit Alleges Sex Abuse at School, by Christine Clarridge (October 3, 2005)
- Hearing May End Puzzling Case: Answers May Emerge in Funeral Home Killings, by Kevin Harter (October 3, 2005)
- Judge Says There Is Probable Cause Rev. Erickson Killed Two Men, by Kevin Harter (October 3, 2005)
- Priests Pay the Price for Scandals, by Muriel Porter (October 3, 2005)
- Arizona Priest Abuse Settlement May Influence Oregon, by Arthur H. Rotstein (October 3, 2005)
- More Than 1,000 Attend Ex-Pastor's Farewell Service, by Matt Viser (October 3, 2005)

- Gay Catholics Angry over Seminary Searches, by Kevin Davis (October 4, 2005)
- Applaud All Those Who Served Well, by Phil Joyce (October 4, 2005)
- No Title, by Edwin F. O’Brien (October 4, 2005)

- Wyoming Man Sues Priest Alleging Abuse, Associated Press (October 5, 2005)
- Church Should Focus on Pedophiles, Not Homosexuals, by Janet Bagnall (October 5, 2005)
- Teenager Tells Pottsville Court 'Nobody Would Have Believed Me': She Kept Quiet about Sex Assault by Coach, by Chris Parker (October 5, 2005)
- The Sins of the Father: Two Murders and a Suicide: the Strange Story of Father Ryan Erickson and the Rift He Made in Hudson, Wisconsin, by Bruce Rubenstein (October 5, 2005)
- Plan to Change Hiring at Church Is Exemplary, St. Petersburg Times (October 5, 2005)
- Companies Reject Diocese Claims, by Bill Zajac (October 5, 2005)

- Screening the Priests: How Do the Church's Shrinks Decide Who Is Gay and Who Isn't? The First Thing They Do Is Ask, by David Van Biema (October 8, 2005)
- Man's Abuse Case against Nun Dismissed: 17 Other Lawsuits over School Remain, by Jonathan Saltzman (October 8, 2005)
- Hudson Parish Prays through Its Grief, by Steve Scott (October 8, 2005)

- Priest Said He Had Concerns about Priest Accused of Murders, Associated Press State & Local Wire (October 9, 2005)
- Clergy Abuse Scandal Hits Home: Former Reno Priests Accused; Church Investigates, Offers Settlements, by Martha Bellisle (October 9, 2005)
- Long Road to Redemption: After Nearly Five Decades of Silence, Preacher Seeks to Heal Himself by Speaking out about Childhood Rapes, by Desonta Holder (October 9, 2005)
- A Plan to Empower Lay Catholics: A Philadelphia Activist Has Written a Guide for the Faithful in Pressing the Church to Open up, by Kristin E. Holmes (October 9, 2005)
- Dakin Mathews, Prince of Old Globe, by Jennifer de Poyen (October 9, 2005)

- Spokane Catholic Diocese Releases Bankruptcy Plan: No Plans Yet to Sell Parishes in the Mid-Columbia, KVEW (October 10, 2005)
- Heroes, Warriors Are Welcome at This Seminary, by Katherine Kersten (October 10, 2005)
- Accused Ex-Priest Relieved of Duties, by Joline Gutierrez Krueger (October 10, 2005)
- Delivery of Ferns Report Imminent, by Patsy McGarry (October 10, 2005)
- Pell Fights Catholic Anti-Celibacy Moves, by Jill Rowbotham (October 10, 2005)
- Catholic Group Convenes to Change the Church, by Delfin Vigil (October 10, 2005)

- Pastor Removed from Ministry after Sexual Abuse Allegation, Associated Press (October 11, 2005)
- The Celibacy Tradition: May Be Less of a Tradition Than It Seems, by R. John Kinkel (October 11, 2005)
- Archdiocese's Review Board Identifies Members, by Joline Gutierrez Krueger (October 11, 2005)

- Former Priest Pleads No Contest: Leesburg Pastor Will Go before Loudoun Grand Jury, Connection (October 12, 2005)

- Former Area Priest Defrocked: Vatican Orders Two Others Removed from Ministry and Two More Returned to Duty, by Jim Bebbington (October 13, 2005)
- Los Angeles Archdiocese Releases Files on Priests Accused of Abuse, Catholic Explorer (October 13, 2005)
- Priest's Victim Blasts Archdiocese, by John Chadwick (October 13, 2005)
- Time Has Run out on Molestation Case, by Patrick Malone (October 13, 2005)
- Lawsuit Alleges Abuse by Priest: Theater Producer Says Incidents Took Place at Summer Camp in 1960s, by Anne Miller (October 13, 2005)
- Arch Nemesis : A Former ADA Offers Insight into the Clergy Abuse Probe, by Mike Newall (October 13, 2005)
- Keeping Faith, but Not Status Quo, by Julia Scott (October 13, 2005)
- Sentencing Delayed for Priest Who Plead Guilty to Possessing Child Porn: Priest's Sentencing Delayed, WHEC (October 13, 2005)

- Background on Sexual Misconduct Issue, ABC 7 (October 14, 2005)
- A Gay Priest Speaks on Impending Vatican Document, by Jeff Severns Guntzel (October 14, 2005)
- Son Shares Story of Priest and Nun Parents: In His Memoir, Author Peter Manseau Chronicles the Complex Lives of His Parents, a Former Nun and an Excommunicated Priest. Read an Excerpt, MSNBC (October 14, 2005)
- Metro Religion, Providence Journal (October 14, 2005)

- To Begin Healing, Archdiocese Must Hold Back Nothing, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (October 15, 2005)

- Priestly Abuse of Parish Youth, by James Ahearn (October 16, 2005)
- An Issue of Accountability, Chicago Tribune (October 16, 2005)
- Abuse Victims Still Suffer Decades Later: Angry and Blaming Themselves, Many of the Ex-Altar Boys Feel Alienated from Their Loved Ones, by Nita Lelyveld and Jean Guccione (October 16, 2005)
- Center Destroyed Priest Sex Case Records, by Robert Patrick (October 16, 2005)
- Bishop: Sorry for 'Institutional Sin', by Nancy Phillips (October 16, 2005)
- Are Gay Priests the Problem? Yes, When They're Part of the Church's Gay Subculture, the 'Lavender Mafia', by Michael S. Rose (October 16, 2005)
- Local Diocese Startled by Suit, by Mary Beth Smetzer (October 16, 2005)
- Vatican-Directed Inspectors to Visit Sacred Heart Major Seminary, WLNS (October 16, 2005)
- Parishioners Push to Reinstate Pastor: Petition Drive Starts in Newton, by Lucas Wall (October 16, 2005)
- The Papacy's Prime Focus on Gayness: New Pope Retains His Stern Stance, by Daniel Williams (October 16, 2005)

- Abuse Is No. 1 Reason Teachers Lose Licenses in W.Va., Associated Press (October 17, 2005)
- Records Allege Sex Abuse at Home for Troubled Boys, Associated Press (October 17, 2005)
- Searching for Answers: An 8-Year-Old Boy's Death in 1953 Is Still a Mystery to His Brothers, Who Hunt to Find Those Responsible, by Michele Morgan Bolton (October 17, 2005)
- Blaming Someone Else Isn't Right Response, by Marie A. Conn (October 17, 2005)
- Legal Deadline in Ireland Spurs Outreach to Abused, by Kevin Cullen (October 17, 2005)
- Another Plaintiff Joins Lawsuit against Former Alaska Priest, by Steve Mac Donald and Megan Baldino (October 17, 2005)
- Gays, Priest Sex Abuse: Is There Any Connection? by Carey Goldberg (October 17, 2005)
- Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Seek Action from Superior Diocese, by Linda Hanson (October 17, 2005)
- Defrocked Priest Performs Baptism, by Kera Ritter (October 17, 2005)
- Alleged Sex Abuse Victim Demands LA Cardinal's Resignation, by Solvej Schou (October 17, 2005)

- Ferns Report to Be Made Public by End of Month, by Patsy McGarry and Eithne Donnellan (October 18, 2005)
- Vatican Would Bar Gays from Seminaries, by Stacy Meichtry (October 18, 2005)
- Diocese Urged to Apologize to Families of Funeral Home Victims, by Larry Oakes (October 18, 2005)
- The Victims' Stories, One in Four (October 18, 2005)
- Prosecutors Received Priest Probe Results, Archdiocese Says, by Jason Del Rey (October 18, 2005)

- Portland-Area Priest May Be Facing Criminal Prosecution, Associated Press (October 19, 2005)
- L.A. Confidentiality: No New Info on an Accused Former Priest, by Rick Anderson (October 19, 2005)
- Sexual Hypocrisy from the Vatican, by Angela Bonavoglia (October 19, 2005)
- Myers to Aid Priest Conversions: His Office Helps Episcopal Clergy Become Catholic, by Jeff Diamant (October 19, 2005)
- Abuse Victim Calls for Mahony's Resignation: Woman Says She Was Molested by Priest after Officials Promised He Wouldn't Work around Kids. Priest Was School Administrator at St. Anthony's Church in El Segundo, by Alison Shackelford Hewitt (October 19, 2005)
- Report to Implicate over 20 Priests in Ferns, RTE News (October 19, 2005)

- Group Asks for Change in Sex Abuse Law: The Advocates for Victims of Those Abused by Clergy Called for Legislation to Correct Deficiencies in State Law, by Angela Couloumbis (October 20, 2005)
- L-A Prosecutors Reopen Probe of Priest Who Admitted Abuse, KVOA (October 20, 2005)
- Audit Shows Allentown Diocese Compliant with National Child Abuse Prevention Rule: This Year Was the Third in a Row That Local Churches Met Policy, Morning Call (October 20, 2005)
- Column Sparks Notes of Gratitude for 'Father Mac', by Ronnie Polaneczky (October 20, 2005)
- 3 'Twist of Faith' Screenings Set at UT, Toledo Blade (October 20, 2005)
- Priest Was Eyed for Ouster Prior to Audit: Timing Enrages Cuenin's Backers, by Matt Viser (October 20, 2005)

- Content of L.A. Report on Clergy Abuse Disputed, by Joe Feuerherd (October 21, 2005)

- Ferns Report Details Garda Complicity in Sex Abuse Whitewash, by Jim Cusack (October 23, 2005)
- Angry Parishioners Withhold Donations, by Chase Davis (October 23, 2005)
- Predator Priest Makes a Return: Baptism by Defrocked Cleric Renews Calls for Database, by Jeff Diamant (October 23, 2005)
- Monsignor Assigned to Weehawken Church after Sex Abuse Charges Were Filed: Cheplic Served at St. Lawrence after Accusations Were Lodged, by Jim Hague (October 23, 2005)
- Memories of Abuse, Inconsolable Anger, by Tom Hennessy (October 23, 2005)
- Gay Priest in Bay Area Fears Agenda of Vatican Officials: Papal Committees Reviewing Area Seminaries Question Students about Homosexuality, by Katya Kumkova-Wolpert (October 23, 2005)
- Priests Still Grieve over Abuse Report, by Emilie Lounsberry (October 23, 2003)
- Church Founder Accused: Beloved El Monte Priest Included in L.A. Sex-Abuse Files, by Marianne Love (October 23, 2005)
- Senior Ferns Priests Call for Bishop to Stand down, by Dearbhail McDonald (October 23, 2005)
- Man Alleges Abuse by Priest, Principal, by Michael Puente (October 23, 2005)
- 47 File Catholic Sex-Abuse Suits: Judge in Jefferson Denied Class Action, by Peter Smith (October 23, 2005)
- Abused Priests Shatter Code, by Bill Zajac (October 23, 2005)

- Abuse Claimants Refile Class Action, Associated Press (October 24, 2005)
- Neighborhood Warned about Accused Pedophile, by Scott Jason (October 24, 2005)
- Catholic Lay Group Assesses Strengths, Flaws, by James Vaznis (October 24, 2005)
- Editorial: It's Time to Protect Sex-Abuse Victims, The Daily Times (October 24, 2005)

- Archdiocese Reinstates Priest Accused of Abuse, Associated Press (October 25, 2005)
- Catholic Activist: Worcester Priest Is Lying, by Matt C. Abbott (October 25, 2005)
- Healing the Wounds, by Adam Cirucci (October 25, 2005)
- Former Pastor Admits Having Child Porn, by Mike Faher (October 25, 2005)
- Damning Report into Child Abuse in Irish Diocese, by Simon Freeman (October 25, 2005)
- Ferns Report Will Stress Need to Strengthen Child Protection, Irish Times (October 25, 2005)
- Priest Guilty to Child Sex Charges, by Kate Lahey (October 25, 2005)
- Priest Cited As Enabler Resigns, by Jim Remsen (October 25, 2005)
- Archdiocese's Costs in Sexual Abuse Cases Drop: Overall Finances Stable, Report Says, by Peter Smith (October 25, 2005)
- Priest Deported, by Elisabeth Strillacci (October 25, 2005)
- Holy See Seeks to Limit Scope of Levada Deposition in Bankruptcy of Oregon Archdiocese, by Nicole Winfield (October 25, 2005)

- "For Sale" Signs Hung up on Churches, CBC News (October 26, 2005)
- On Gay Men in the Priesthood: Commitment, Not Orientation, Counts, by Gerald D. Coleman (October 26, 2005)
- Exposed: Appalling Horror of Ferns Abuse, by Brian Dowling, David Quinn and Gene McKenna (October 26, 2005)
- Church Savaged over Sexual Abuse, by John Innes (October 26, 2005)
- Inquiry on Abuse May Become a National Audit, Irish Times (October 26, 2005)
- Former Sacred Hearts Member Charged with Molesting Boys in the '70s, by Rob Margetta (October 26, 2005)
- Forum Tonight on Priest Sex Abuse Findings, Philadelphia Inquirer (October 26, 2005)
- Church Negligent, Says Abuse Victim: Pervert Priest 'Could Have Been Stopped', by Claire Regan (October 26, 2005)
- Attorney Alleges Former Archdiocesan Priest Molested More Boys, WISH (October 26, 2005)

- Florida Woman's Sex-Abuse Suit against Church Dismissed, Associated Press (October 27, 2005)
- Mass of Reconciliation for Sexual Abuse Scandal Held at St. Agnes, by Adam Cirucci (October 27, 2005)
- Church Loses Volunteers to Policy Aimed at Protecting Kids, by Jeff Diamant (October 27, 2005)
- Fugitive Priest Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse: He Was Deported from Samoa after Being Profiled by the News, by Reese Dunklin (October 27, 2005)
- Tending to the Flock, Georgetown Voice (October 27, 2005)
- Chicago-Area Victims of Priest Abuse Discuss Settlements, by Karen Jordan (October 27, 2005)
- New Molestation Law: With Broader Limitations, Fewer Pedophiles Will Escape Prosecution, Long Beach Press Telegram (October 27, 2005)
- Parishioners Vent Anger at Clergy over Abuse: At Forums in Yardley and Plymouth Meeting, Roman Catholics Denounced Church Leaders for Cover-ups of Priests' Actions, by Emilie Lounsberry and Jim Remsen (October 27, 2005)
- Religious Notes, by Bob Morris (October 27, 2005)
- Cuenin Asks Supporters to Halt Efforts, by Matt Viser (October 27, 2005)
- Valley Priest Had History of Sexual Abuse, Jurors Told, by Jim Walsh (October 27, 2005)

- ED: Title Withheld - Available on Request: How the Los Angeles Archdiocese Stretched, Twisted and Contorted to Hide Bad, Bad Priests in Orange County — and How We Learned to Love It, by Gustavo Arellano (October 28, 2005)
- Tuam Priest at the Centre of Rape Allegations Steps down, Irish Times (October 28, 2005)
- Ferns Report: Executive Summary, One in Four (October 28, 2005)
- The Crisis of Credibility in Philadelphia: Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Is Likely to Deepen, by Maureen Paul Turlish (October 28, 2005)

- Priest's Sentencing Set in Sex-Abuse Case: A Judge Ruled, However, That the Sole Convict in the Philadelphia Investigation Is Not a Predator, by Nancy Phillips (October 29, 2005)
- Sexual Abuse of Children 'Inexcusable', by Brendan Furlong (October 30, 2005)
- Dissenter Won't Quit, by Eileen McNmara (October 30, 2005)
- Riskier World Means More Church Security: Keeping Members Safe Is Modern Mission, by Shirley Ragsdale (October 30, 2005)
- 'Invisible Heroes', Times-Standard (October 30, 2005)
- South Bend Men Testify against Priest Accused of Molestation, WNDU (October 30, 2005)

- Vatican's Doctrinal Chief Says Pope Might Have Picked Him for His Experience with Sex Abuse Cases Print, Associated Press (October 31, 2005)
- Bishop Names Latest Priest in Sex Scandal: Accused Denies Claim of Abuse, by Sarah Brett (October 31, 2005)
- Ex-New Milford Priest in Trouble Once More: New Sexual Abuse Charge Has Him on the Run, by Eugene Driscoll (October 31, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Case against Priest Dismissed, by Lynn Giroud (October 31, 2005)
- Families Want to Hold Catholic Church Accountable, by Kevin Harter (October 31, 2005)
- Church and State Respond, Irish Emigrant (October 31, 2005)
- Priest Accused of Child Abuse, by Krystal Knapp (October 31, 2005)
- Local Man Claims Abuse at Hands of Ex-Priest, by Kevin Koelling (October 31, 2005)
- New Abuse Timebomb, by Brian McDonald (October 31, 2005)
- Hartford Diocese to Settle Abuse Cases for $22 Mln, Reuters (October 31, 2005)
- Interview: Archbishop William Levada, Vatican Radio (October 31, 2005)
- Rigali Gives Apology for Suffering of Priest Abuse: Celebrating Mass at a Yardley Church Where Parishioners Vented Their Anger Last Week, the Cardinal Said the Sins of the Scandal "Deeply Offended God", by Martha Woodall (October 31, 2005)



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NOVEMBER 2005

- Priest Suspended after Alleged Lewd Act in Adult Store, Boston.com (November 1, 2005)
- A Parish in Turmoil, Bucks County Courier Times (November 1, 2005)
- Port Au Port Campaigns to Keep Historic Church, CBC (November 1, 2005)
- It's Time for the Purple Princes to Finally Fall on Their Croziers in Bid for Credibility, by John Cooney (November 1, 2005)
- Chaplain Sentenced to Five Years in Prison, by Stephen Graham (November 1, 2005)
- Priest Not Guilty; Judge Criticizes Accuser, by Dan Horn (November 1, 2005)
- 140 More Priests Are Accused of Sex Abuse: Scandal-Hit Church Faces More Claims, by Michael Lavery (November 1, 2005)
- Catholics Claim Bias in Coverage: Media Emphasize Conflicts and Ignore Cohesion, They Say, by Steve Scott (November 1, 2005)
- Priest and Child Porn, by Mark V. Serrano (November 1, 2005)
- Catholic Church Has Much to Explain, by Helen Ubinas (November 1, 2005)
- Mother of Alleged Victim Testifies against Lebrun: Trial Begins for Priest Accused of Molestation, WNDU (November 1, 2005)
- Church Settles Abuse Claims in Hartford, by William Yardley (November 1, 2005)

- Cincinnati Priest Who Faced Rape, Sex Charges Acquitted, Associated Press (November 2, 2005)
- Dr. Neary Addresses Church Controversies, Connaught Telegraph (November 2, 2005)
- Families Not Pleased with Bishop's Apology for Erickson, by Raphael Fliss (November 2, 2005)
- Settlement Can't Erase the Pain, Hartford Courant (November 2, 2005)
- Paedophile Priest to Be Defrocked, Kilkenny Today (November 2, 2005)
- Abuse Victim: Laws Need to Protect Children, Not Abusers, by Dirk Lammers (November 2, 2005)
- Bishop Apologizes to Local Parish, by Margaret Levra (November 2, 2005)
- Pastors Don't Recall Issues with Accused Priest, by Jackie Majerus (November 2, 2005)
- Number of Registered Catholics Dropped 26,797, by Kathryn Marchocki (November 2, 2005)
- Sexual Abuse Prompts Police Appeal: Police Want to Speak to Past and Present Students of Maori Boys College, after Second Sexual Abuse Charge, NZCity (November 2, 2005)
- When Catholics Have to Choose, by Donna Gentile O'Donnell (November 2, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Inquiry Expanded to Include Audit of All Dioceses, by Liam Reid (November 2, 2005)
- McManus Knew Earlier of Charges against Priest: Nevada DA Sent Bishop Police Report on Aquino, by Kathleen A. Shaw (November 2, 2005)

- Diocese Sells off Property; Archdiocese Settles 43 Abuse Claims, Catholic Explorer (November 3, 2005)
- Delonga's Case: Statute of Limitations, Keloland (November 3, 2005)
- Forgive Us Our Sins: A Roman Catholic Church Dedicates a Mass to Clergy Abuse Victims, by Mike Newall (November 3, 2005)
- Old Memo Ties Bronx School to Church Sex Scandal, by Andy Newman (November 3, 2005)
- Voices from Hell, Sligo Champion (November 3, 2005)
- More Lawsuits Claim Sexual Abuse at Pueblo School: Former Catholic Teacher Named in Suits, TheDenverChannel.com (November 3, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Victims Publicize That Ex-Priest, an Alleged Pedophile, Lives in City of Westlake Village, by Daniel Wolowicz (November 3, 2005)

- Where in the World Is Bishop Thomas Dupre? by Warren Mason (November 7, 2005)
- Indiana Lawsuits Latest in Nationwide Movement, by Stephanie Saltert (November 7, 2005)

- Judge Places LA Church Abuse Cases on Track for 2006 Trial, Associated Press (November 8, 2005)
- Indy Archdiocese Offers Help to Abuse Victims, by Kevin Koelling (November 8, 2005)
- Talks to Resume in Ex-Pastor's Sex-Abuse Case, by Curtis Lum (November 8, 2005)
- Bishop Says Outreach Key to Church's Future, by Stefanie Matteson (November 8, 2005)
- 'My Career Is Ruined,' Suspended Teacher Says, by Tom Namako (November 8, 2005)
- Victims Are Concerned after Former Priest Files for Bankruptcy, by Betsy Taylor (November 8, 2005)
- Former Priest Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse, TheWBALChannel.com (November 8, 2005)

- Church Knew of Abuse, Suit Claims, Associated Press (November 9, 2005)
- Lawsuit Filed against Sarasota Catholic Priest, Associated Press (November 9, 2005)
- Isle Priest Admits to Sex Abuse of Boy: As Part of a Settlement in a Lawsuit, the Rev. Joseph Bukoski III Says He Is Sorry for the Assault 29 Years Ago, by Mary Adamski and Rosemarie Bernardo (November 9, 2005)
- Nun 'Called' to Support Reforms of Abuse Laws: Sister Says She Was Assaulted by Priest, by Robin Erb (November 9, 2005)
- Church Insurers Suit Is Put on Hold, by Jean Guccione (November 9, 2005)
- Archbishop 'Sorry' for Not Reporting Abuse, by Dominique Herman (November 9, 2005)
- O'Donnell Calls over Church-State Relationship, RTE News (November 9, 2005)
- New Book Links Clergy Sexual Abuse to Mandatory Celibacy, Religion (November 9, 2005)

- Paedophilia: Priest on Trial in March, AGI (November 10, 2005)
- Lawsuit: Archdiocese Knew of Abuse Charges As It Moved Priest, Associated Press (November 10, 2005)
- Prosecutor Might Quiz Nun during Priest's Trial: Sister Could Be Called to Refute Good Image, by Robin Erb (November 10, 2005)
- Former Altar Boy Outlines Alleged Sex Assault, by Chris Foreman (November 10, 2005)
- Cowen Hits Back at Attack on Church/State Relationship, Irish Examiner (November 10, 2005)
- Fifth Lawsuit Brought against Former Priest: Plaintiff Alleges Archdiocese Knew of Abuse Charges As It Moved Harry Monroe, by Ken Kusmer (November 10, 2005)
- Local Seminary under Scrutiny: Priest Believed to Have Fathered Child of High School Sweetheart in Canada, by Erin Meyer (November 10, 2005)
- Senate Approves Bill Requiring Churches to Disclose Finances, Milford Daily News (November 10, 2005)
- Adults Must Act to Avert Child Abuse, by S. Renee Mitchell (November 10, 2005)

- Parish Pushes for Information on Ouster, by Chuck Colbert (November 11, 2005)
- Vatican Confirms Matano As New Catholic Bishop for Vt., by Sam Hemingway (November 11, 2005)
- Vigilance Called for When Legion Priests Visit, National Catholic Reporter (November 11, 2005)
- Denver Priest Named Bishop of Sioux City after Long Wait: R. Walker Nickless Will Lead the Diocese, to the Joy of Area Catholics after 22 Months of Anticipation, by Shirley Ragsdale (November 11, 2005)

- Catholic Bishops Gather for D.C. Meeting, by Richard N. Ostling (November 13, 2005)
- Of Church Scandal, Forgiveness and Fairness, by Jim Remsen (November 13, 2005)
- New Rochelle Nun Speaks about Childhood Abuse, by Gary Stern (November 13, 2005)
- Gay Priests Conflicted As Church Leaders Set to Discuss Restrictions, by Rachel Zoll (November 13, 2005)
- Priest's Court Battle Expands, by Chris Birk (November 14, 2005)
- Two Families Seek Church Accountability in Abuse Cases: Relatives of Slain Men Fault Lack of Safeguards against Troubled Priests, by Alan Cooperman (November 14, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Suits Embroil Jesuits in Northwest: Lawsuits the Oregon-Based Province Faces Scores of Cases, Many Involving Priests in Alaska, by Ashbel S. Green (November 14, 2005)
- Priests, Death Penalty, Lay Ministers on Agenda on Bishops' First Day, by Nancy Frazier O'Brien (November 14, 2005)
- Catholic Bishops' President Defends American Priests after a Negative 'Avalanche' over Abuse, by Richard N. Ostling (November 14, 2005)
- Memphis Catholic Diocese Hit with Another Sex Suit, WREG (November 14, 2005)
- Accused Priest Could Get 100-Year Sentence, by Jim Walsh (November 14, 2005)

- Families Try, Fail to Talk to Bishops: Relatives of Two Slain Men Press Staffer on Abuse Cases, by Alan Cooperman (November 15, 2005)
- Retired Priest Faces 36 Charges, Edmonton Sun (November 15, 2005)
- Bishop Supports Gay Priests in Writing: Clark Asserts in Weekly Column That Diocese Still Welcomes Them, by Marketta Gregory (November 15, 2005)
- Alleged Victims Say Archdiocese Reorganization Plan Inadequate, by William McCall (November 15, 2005)
- Gays in the Priesthood, PBS (November 15, 2005)
- U.S. Bishops Disagree over Changes in Liturgy: Sexual Abuse Issues Still a Concern, Cropping up in Many Other Discussions, by Ann Rodgers (November 15, 2005)
- Bishop Denies Sex Cover-up: McManus' Answers in Print, by Kathleen A. Shaw (November 15, 2005)
- Bishop Refines His Case: Skepticism Remains on Rev. Aquino Story, by Dianne Williamson (November 15, 2005)

- Providence Diocese Suspends Priest Accused of Molesting Teenager, Associated Press (November 16, 2005)
- Catholic Bishops Approve Proposals on Lay Workers, by Neela Banerjee (November 16, 2005)
- The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, by David Clohessy and Barbara Blaine (November 16, 2005)
- Monsignor's Resignation Stuns: Sudden Departure of Noted Clergyman at Cusp of Seminary Review Surprises Faculty and Students, by Carol Eisenberg (November 16, 2005)
- Judge Tells AG to Release Church Records in Abuse Cases, by Sam Hemingway (November 16, 2005)
- Ore. Archdiocese May Settle Suits for $42M, by William McCall (November 16, 2005)
- Poll Finds Doubts on Abuse Response: Most Say They Believe the Church Places Its Image before Children's Welfare, by David O'Reilly (November 16, 2005)
- Editorial: Is a Priest Guilty until Proven Innocent? Oakville-Mehlville Journal (November 16, 2005)
- Bishops Task Force to Meet with Lawmakers, by Richard N. Ostling (November 16, 2005)
- Marie Tupper's Statement, by Marie Tupper (November 16, 2005)
- Bishops' National Review Board Picks John Jay College of Criminal Justice to Conduct Sex Abuse Causes and Context Study, U.S. Newswire (November 16, 2005)
- Archdiocese Reveals Plan Today, by Steve Woodward (November 16, 2005)
- Churches Oppose Disclosure, by Bill Zajac (November 16, 2005)

- Has the Catholic Church Put the Clergy Abuse Problem behind It? Not by a Longshot: What We Have to Do to Truly Get Past the Issue, by Marci Hamilton (November 17, 2005)
- Dublin Archdiocese Next for Abuse Inquiry, Irish Emigrant (November 17, 2005)
- Jesuits Say Half of Alaskan Claims Not Theirs, by Ed Langlois (November 17, 2005)
- Suit Prompts Diocese to Suspend Priest: The Rev. Aaron J. Cote, of St. Pius V Church, Faces Accusations That Allegedly Occurred in Maryland during 2001 and 2002, by Tom Mooney (November 17, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Bill: First Things First, Plain Dealer (November 17, 2005)
- Trail of Abuse Leads to Seminary: St. John's in Camarillo Fielded a Disproportionate Number of Alleged Molesters, Records Show, in Some Cases up to a Third of the Graduating Class, by Paul Pringle (November 17, 2005)
- Church Financial Disclosure Bill Hits Snag: Religious Leaders Feared 'Collateral Damage', TheBostonChannel.com (November 17, 2005)
- Priest Convicted on Sex Abuse, Faces 100-Plus Years in Prison, by Jim Walsh (November 17, 2005)

- Father Piers Grant-Ferris Ampleforth Child Abuse Scandal Hushed up by Basil Hume: Decades of Sexual Assaults at Top Yorkshire College Revealed: Monk Faces Jail over 20 Incidents, by Mark Branagan (November 18, 2005)
- Navy Doctor Sues Church Officials, Claiming Sexual Abuse, by Randall Chase (November 18, 2005)
- Silence and Secrecy at School Where Child Sex Abuse Went on for Decades: Yesterday's Revelations Cast a Cloud over the Late Cardinal Hume's Former Role at a Top Catholic College, by Ian Cobain (November 18, 2005)
- Priest Cleared of Sex Charges, by Winnie Graham (November 18, 2005)
- Archdiocese, Prosecutors Agree to Deal over Withheld Information, by Denise Lavoie (November 18, 2005)
- St. Thomas Dean Said to Be on Court List, by Pam Louwagie and Rob Hotakainen (November 18, 2005)
- The Courage to Talk Plainly, by Tom Roberts (November 18, 2005)

- 'Imprimatur' or Not, 'Voice' Grows Among Catholics, by Jim Haug (November 19, 2005)
- Judge's Order Will Allow Suits Vs. Diocese to Proceed, by Onell R. Soto (November 19, 2005)

- Priest Admits Prior Abuses: Wempe Faces New Charges, Associated Press (November 20, 2005)
- Victims of Sexual Abuse by Nuns to Pamphlet Parishioners after Mass, Associated Press (November 20, 2005)
- The Moral Hypocrite in the Vatican, by Jason Berry (November 20, 2005)
- US Pact with Archdiocese Called 'Toothless', Boston Globe (November 20, 2005)
- Secret List Was Created, Then Later Destroyed, by Steven Church (November 20, 2005)
- Suffer the Little Children under 'Canon Law', Oregonian (November 20, 2005)
- Tormented by Broken Trust: In Philadelphia, a 3-Year Probe of Church. In Delaware, Limited Investigation, by Ron Soliman (November 20, 2005)
- Parents See Value in Altar Serving, by Gary Soulsman (November 20, 2005)

- Sex Abuse in Brazil: Abuser Priest Provides Checklist for Selecting Victims, by John L. Allen Jr (November 21, 2005)
- Father Jim Poole Speaks about Sexual Abuse Accusations, by Megan Baldino (November 21, 2005)
- Cloaked in Red, Catholics Protest Ouster, by Thomas Caywood (November 21, 2005)
- 373 File Claims of Abuse with Covington Diocese, by Paul Long (November 21, 2005)
- Impact Extends beyond Sex Abuse Victims: 'It Was Killing Me and the Kids', by Beth Miller (November 21, 2005)
- Monsignor in Phoenix Is Arrested, by Michelle Roberts (November 21, 2005)
- Activists Say Convicted Priest Lives Too Close to Child-Care Facility, by Jim Salter (November 21, 2005)
- Allegations Cloud Memories of Deceased Enfield, Manchester Pastor, by Alex Wood (November 21, 2005)
- Insurance, Past Donations to Cover Clergy Sex Settlement, by Alex Wood (November 21, 2005)
- Coalition Forms to Challenge Cardinal, Yahoo! (November 21, 2005)

- Pope Acts on Little Pebble Priest, by Amy Coopes (November 22, 2005)
- Feds End Church Sex Case: Boston Archdiocese Inquiry Completed without Charges against Murphy and Then-Cardinal Law, by Carol Eisenberg (November 22, 2005)
- Bishop on L.I. Is Challenged after Decision in Boston, by Bruce Lambert (November 22, 2005)
- Sides to Vet Abuse Claims, by Paul A. Long (November 22, 2005)
- Suspicion Shapes a New Approach: In the Diocese of Wilmington and Dioceses across the Country, Adults Are Subject to Background Checks, Cannot Be Alone with Kids, by Gary Soulsman (November 22, 2005)
- Vatican Closes Door on Gay Seminarians, by Nicole Winfield (November 22, 2005)

- Brookfield Lawyer Wins $10M for Abuse Victim, by Karen Ali (November 23, 2005)

- Diocese Sells Land to Stanwich School, by Patricia McCormack (November 25, 2005)
- Priest, Deacon Accused of Misconduct, by Martha Woodall and Christine Schiavo (November 25, 2005)

- Two Women Sue Their Priest Father, Boston.com (November 26, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Panel Chief Resigns in Allegations' Wake, Herald News (November 26, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Scandal Shocks Brazil's Catholics, Mail & Guardian (November 26, 2005)

- Arrested Priest Is Guilty until Proven Innocent, Arizona Repubolic (November 27, 2005)
- Covington Abuse Case Has Maximum of 373 Claimants, ChallengerNYK (November 27, 2005)
- Gay Priest: Vatican Edict Will Force Others Away, by Jeff Diamant (November 27, 2005)

- U.S. Catholics Are Divided over New Directive on Gays, by Neela Banerjee and Katie Zezima (November 28, 2005)
- Priest Sentenced to Eight Months in Jail on Child Porn Conviction, Boston.com (November 28, 2005)
- Catholic Charities Still Struggling to Make up Fundraising Losses, by Alan Burke (November 28, 2005)
- Do Right by Church Sex-Abuse Victims, Cincinnati Enquirer (November 28, 2005)
- Sex-Abuse Victims Want Apology from Pope, by Ariel David (November 28, 2005)
- Questioning Tradition Leads to Priest's Exile: Former Fremont Pastor Wants Church to Change Its Ways, by Jonathan Jones (November 28, 2005)
- Abuse Victim Deriving Art from Anger: Uxbridge Man Takes His Multimedia Show to N.Y, by Kathleen A. Shaw (November 28, 2005)
- The Vatican's New Directives, by David Yount (November 28, 2005)
- Victim Advocates Seek Shift in Law, by Bill Zajac (November 28, 2005)

- Priest Sex Scandal Shocks Brazil, by Tom Phillips and John Hooper (November 29, 2005)
- Ex-Priest Pleads Guilty to Child Sex, by Luke Sayer (November 29, 2005)

- Bishop Sorry for Church Sex Abuse: Open Letter: Fairbanks Diocese Wants to Help Victims, Leader Says, Associated Press (November 30, 2005)
- Protest Vigil Targets Bishop, by Michele Morgan Bolton (November 30, 2005)
- A Church Confused over Sexual Issues, by Bernadette J. Brooten (November 30, 2005)
- Lawyers Want to See Girl's Therapy Records: Former Church Leader Stands Accused of Rape of 4-Year-Old, by Lauren R. Dorgan (November 30, 2005)
- Gay Journos to Media: Watch Your Language on Vatican's Gay Priest Policy, Editor & Publisher (November 30, 2005)
- Counseling Offered after Sentencing of Parish Priest: Bishop George Coleman Announces Professional Counseling Will Be Available to Parishioners Affected by Father Stephen A. Fernandes, Who Was Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges This Week, by C. Eugene Emery Jr. (November 30, 2005)
- U.S. Catholic Church Responds to Vatican, by Richard N. Ostling (November 30, 2005)
- Church to Publish Protection Guidelines, RTE News (November 30, 2005)
- Lawsuits Allege Sexual Abuse by Priests, Nun from Peoria Diocese, WQAD (November 30, 2005)
- How to Ignore the Vatican's Ruling on Gay Priests, by Michael Sean Winters (November 30, 2005)



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DECEMBER 2005

- Is the Pope Unchristian? Thoughts on the Ban on Gay Priests, Boston Phoenix (December 1, 2005)
- Aboriginals Seek Answers, by Sean Condon (December 1, 2005)
- Vatican Shows Some Sensitivity to Homosexuals, by Andrew M. Greeley (December 1, 2005)
- Local Catholics Rebut Vatican's Gay Policy: Critics Say Stance against Homosexuality Could Create Morale Problems in Seminaries, by Angela Hill (December 1, 2005)
- Sex Allegations, Journal-Star (December 1, 2005)
- Sex Abuse Case Could Cost Priest His Marin Post, by Nancy Isles Nation (December 1, 2005)
- Witch-Hunt Fears after Vatican's Ruling on Homosexuality, New Zealand Herald (December 1, 2005)
- Former Fort Collins Priest Faces Sex Assault Charges: Arrest Warrant Issued for Timothy Evans, TheDenverChannel.com (December 1, 2005)
- Three More People Accuse Priest of Sexual Abuse, WFTV (December 1, 2005)

- A Clash of Religion and Sexuality, by Cindy Rodriguez (December 2, 2005)
- Catholic Priest Surrenders on Molesting Charge, by Linda Stein (December 2, 2005)

- The Vatican's Real Scandal, Los Angeles Timesl (December 4, 2005)
- Priest Sex Abuse Victims Get Hearing on Church Ownership Claims, by William McCall (December 4, 2005)
- Church Fights Plan to Ease Sex-Suit Filing: Allowing All Victims, No Matter How Long Ago the Abuse Occurred, to File Suit Would Bring Financial Ruin, It Said, by Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis (December 4, 2005)
- What about Girl Victims?, by Eileen McNamara (December 4, 2005)
- Downtown Congregation Welcomes New Pastor, by Mary Beth Smetzer (December 4, 2005)

- Church in Pa. Says Allowing Suits Unfair, Associated Press (December 5, 2005)
- Diocese Removes Accused Pastor, Associated Press (December 5, 2005)
- Statute Change Cost Catholic Church Significantly, by Don Cannon (December 5, 2005)
- The Basilica of Denial, by James Carroll (December 5, 2005)
- High Court Asked to Reconsider Ruling on Settlement Documents, by John Christoffersen (December 5, 2005)
- Some Brave New 'Miranda' Rights, by Madeleine Dean (December 5, 2005)
- Bill to End Blanket Charity Immunity Is Stuck in Trenton, by Jason Del Rey (December 5, 2005)

- U.S. Group Demands Mexican President Take Action against Priests Accused of Abuse, by E. Eduardo Castillo (December 6, 2005)
- Accused Priest to Shun Any Plea Deal, by Lawn Griffiths (December 6, 2005)
- Time for a Catholic Stonewall, by Mary E. Hunt (December 6, 2005)
- Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Sexual Abuse Case, KUTV (December 6, 2005)
- Don't Make John Paul Saint - Dissident Theologians, by Philip Pullella (December 6, 2005)
- House Wrestles with How to Help Church Abuse Victims, by Martha Raffaele (December 6, 2005)
- Lawmaker: Assembly to Consider Change in Law Shielding Nonprofits in Child Sex Cases, by Angela Delli Santi (December 6, 2005)
- National Group to Ask Local Diocese to Oust Priest, Wichita Eagle (December 6, 2005)
- Alleged Victims Fault Diocese, by Bill Zajac (December 6, 2005)

- Don't Forget Female Victims of Priest Sexual Abuse, by Gerard J. Ahrens (December 7, 2005)
- Who Owns Catholic Church, Cincinnati Post (December 7, 2005)
- Priest Who Admitted to Grand Larceny Still Receives Pay from Brooklyn Diocese, by Carol Eisenberg (December 7, 2005)
- Woman Accuses Priest of Abuse: Accounts of What Happened Differ, but a Woman Who Claims a Priest Assaulted Her Last Year Has Asked the Bishop to Remove Him from Ministry, by Stan Finger (December 7, 2005)
- Women Abuse Survivors Challenge Rome, O'Malley, In Newsweekly (December 7, 2005)
- Church Rebuked over Ferns, by Patsy McGarry (December 7, 2005)
- House Weighs How to Help Victims Abused by Priests: Rep. Reichley Introduces Bill to Create One-Year Window to File Civil Suits, by Martha Raffaele (December 7, 2005)
- Judge Ponders Who Owns Church Property: Sex-Abuse Suits - with $500 Million at Stake, the Federal Case Pits Bankruptcy Law and Catholic Church Law, by Steve Woodward (December 7, 2005)

- Bayou Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Placed on Leave, Associated Press (December 8, 2005)
- Priests Accused of Misconduct Barred from Priestly Duties, Associated Press (December 8, 2005)
- Ex-Altar Boy Files Appeal in Abuse Case, Des Moines Register (December 8, 2005)
- Accused Priest Seeks Year to Ready Defense, by Lawn Griffiths (December 8, 2005)
- Vote Could Change Lawsuit Shield, by Krystal Knapp (December 8, 2005)
- Toward a Holy Order: Homosexuality and the Priesthood, by Father Raymond J. de Souza (December 8, 2005)

- Victims, Church Battle over Bill, by Bill Frogameni (December 9, 2005)
- For What It's Worth, Our Condolences, National Catholic (December 9, 2005)
- Experts on Sex Offenders Have News for Vatican: Abusers' Behavior Does Not Stem from Orientation, Studies Show, by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea (December 9, 2005)
- For Area Catholics, Vatican's Policy on Gay Priests Creates Controversy: Some Consider It an Overdue Crackdown on a Permissive Subculture; Others View It As Counterproductive Scapegoating, by Jay Tokasz (December 9, 2005)

- Lawyer Drops Repressed Memory Bid in Suit against Boys Town, Associated Press (December 10, 2005)

- Clergy's Call Still Strong for Young Vietnamese, by Neela Banerjee (December 11, 2005)
- Suit Reaches New Heights: the Vatican: Legal Odyssey - after Years of Stops and Starts, an Oregon Priest Abuse Case Is Believed to Be the First Served against the Holy See, by Ashbel S. Green (December 11, 2005)
- Zealots Mask Real Struggles, by Eileen McNamara (December 11, 2005)
- Quick Settlement Would Be Merciful: Logic Suggests the Archdiocese of Portland Owns Parish Assets, Oregonian (December 11, 2005)

- Former Priest Sentenced in Child-Porn Case Dec 10, WAOW (December 12, 2005)

- Ex-Maine Priest Suspended, Faces Sex Charges in Texas, Bangor Daily News (December 21, 2005)



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