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February 1, 2023

‘Dances With Wolves’ actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case, By Rio Yamat, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)
‘Confusion, control and abuse’: Report offers new details about Jean Vanier’s secret sect and sexual exploitation, By Katie Collins Scott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 30, 2023)
Why is Italy dawdling in its response to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church?, By Giorgia Orlandi , Euronews [Lyon, France], (February 1, 2023)
Activists urge Pope to sanction DR Congo priest accused of sex abuse, By Rédaction Africanews and AFP, Africa News [Pointe-Noire, CG], (January 31, 2023)
Church believes sexual abuse report “won’t affect World Youth Day”, By Natasha Donn, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 1, 2023)
New Report Details Path Forward from Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis, By Patrick Verel, University News Fordham [Bronx, NY], (January 27, 2023)
Philippine Church must let law take its own course, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 31, 2023)
Asian Church’s ‘sin of omission’ on child porn, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 31, 2023)
Georgia Church Hosting Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference Despite Sex Assault Allegations, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 31, 2023)
JEAN VANIER BEGAN L’ARCHE TO COVER ABUSIVE ‘MYSTICAL-SEXUAL’ PRACTICES, FINDS REPORT, By Mitchell Atencio, Sojourners [Washington, DC], (January 30, 2023)
Peterborough Catholic priest, 74, guilty of child sex abuse, By BBC, BBC [London, England], (January 31, 2023)
Former Peterborough and St Neots priest guilty of historic child sex offences, By John Elworthy, Cambsnews.co.uk [Cambridge, UK], (January 31, 2023)
Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest, By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)
Police ask court to ban protest at Cardinal’s Sydney funeral, By Rod McGuirk and The Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 31, 2023)
As George Pell departs, every ribbon tells a story the church tried to silence, By Simon Hunt, Brisbane Times [Brisbane, Australia], (February 1, 2023)
Stika told priests accused seminarian was ‘victimized’, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 31, 2023)

February 2, 2023

Can the Diocese of Providence be sued over clergy sexual abuse? Appeal argues it was a perpetrator, By Tom Mooney, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 2, 2023)
Priest who offered up cancer for clerical abuse victims says he was healed at Lourdes, By Gina Christian, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (February 1, 2023)
Gary Franks: Pope Benedict — sex abuse scandals and collateral damage, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (January 6, 2023)
Who killed the monsignor? Diocese secretly used Bemus Point mansion to house molester priests, By Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 2, 2023)
Nine US religious leaders arrested last month on child sex crimes, By Jessica Chasmar, Fox News [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)
‘Pell Burn In Hell’: Clashes break out at funeral of cardinal accused of child sex abuse, By Alisha Rahaman Sarkar, The Independent [London, England], (February 2, 2023)
A problematic nominee, By Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe, (February 1, 2023)
Demonstrators in DR Congo demand pope meet sexual abuse victims, By Benoit Nyemba, Reuters [London, England], (February 2, 2023)

February 3, 2023

Priest arrested, accused of sexual assault, Jamestown police say, By Masaki Ova, Jamestown Sun [Jamestown ND], (February 2, 2023)
Two churches ‘under inquiry’ by SBC Credentials Committee for platforming Johnny Hunt, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (February 3, 2023)
Catholic Church: So Far 40 Million Euros For Abuse Victims, Globe Echo [London, England], (February 2, 2023)
New report details abuses of L’Arche founder, By Solène Tadié, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 1, 2023)
Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice, By Rick Rycroft and Rod McGuirk , Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)

February 4, 2023

Francis ‘light years ahead’ of other popes in tackling abuse scandal, says pioneering journalist, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 3, 2023)
‘John Doe’ Forced to Give Full Name in Suit Alleging Clergy Sexual Abuse, By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (February 3, 2023)
Worcester Diocese lists 173 credible allegations of cleric abuse; critics slam report, By Marco Cartolano, Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (February 3, 2023)
Vatican’s most senior woman says Catholic Church ‘failed’ child abuse victims, By Isobel Roe, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (February 4, 2023)
6 KEY DETAILS IN THE NEW REPORT ON JEAN VANIER’S ABUSE, By MITCHELL ATENCIO and BETSY SHIRLEY, Sojourners [Washington, DC], (February 3, 2023)
New York debates whether clergy should be required to report abuse, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service, Washington Post, (February 4, 2023)
Quebec court approves class-action lawsuit against Brothers of Charity, By Daniel J. Rowe, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (February 3, 2023)
Catholic Church in Germany has paid $43.5 million to more than 1,800 victims of abuse, By OSV News, American Magazine [New York, NY], (February 3, 2023)
Abusive German priest with links to late pope to face trial in March, By dpa, Gwinnett Daily Post [Lawrenceville, GA], (February 2, 2023)
Diocese of Fargo priest arrested on suspicion of committing sexual exploitation, By Zach Hiner, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 3, 2023)
A High Percentage of Proven Priest Predators in Houma, LA, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (February 3, 2023)
‘Our own little Vatican’: inside the biggest Catholic parish church in North America, By Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian [London, England], (February 3, 2023)
Sexual abuse in the Portuguese Catholic Church reached ‘epic proportions’, By Filipa Soares , Euronews [Lyon, France], (February 3, 2023)

February 5, 2023

Call to survivors of paedophile priest employed at Eagle House School, By Daisy Waite, Bracknell News [Reading, England], (February 4, 2023)
Lawyer: Priest ‘methodically groomed’ and sexually assaulted women for years at church, By Matt Henson, inforum.com [Fargo ND], (February 3, 2023)
Vatican nun sees synod process as key to preventing more sexual abuse in Catholic Church, By Helen Trinca, The Australian [Surry Hills, Australia], (February 4, 2023)
Outcry as Melbourne’s Anglican Church sexual abuse reviews drag on, By John Ferguson, The Australian [Surry Hills, Australia], (February 5, 2023)
Diocese of Fargo priest arrested on suspicion of committing sexual exploitation, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 3, 2023)
Cuenca’s most decorated Catholic priest, accused of being a ‘sexual monster’, is dead at 95, By Liam Higgins, Cuena High Life [Cuenca, Ecuador], (February 4, 2023)

February 6, 2023

Knoxville diocese asks judge to allow it to keep documents secret, cites Knox News reports, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (February 6, 2023)
President of Malawi Lauds Catholic Church’s “enormous socioeconomic impact”, By Silas Isenjia, ACI Africa - Association for Catholic Information in Africa [Nouaceur, Morocco], (February 5, 2023)
Reform and renewal – Prague gathering aims to chart new pathway for global Catholic church, By Sarah Mac Donald, Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (February 6, 2023)
Abuse victims will never have the ‘right to rest’, By Daniel Smith, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (February 5, 2023)
Who killed the monsignor? Could a Buffalo bishop shut down a murder investigation?, By Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 5, 2023)
Massachusetts diocese publishes nameless clergy abuse report, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 6, 2023)

February 7, 2023

Victim advocates blast Worcester Diocese report on clergy sex abuse, By Sam Turken, WGBH Radio - NPR affiliate [Boston MA], (February 6, 2023)
California Lawmakers Seek to End Civil Statute of Limitations on Childhood Sexual Abuse Claims, By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott, and Mark Villarreal, KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (February 6, 2023)
Catholic Church and Kansas legislators should honor religious freedom for all on abortion, By Kent Munzer, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (February 7, 2023)
Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 6, 2023)
Secondary victims in abuse cases – developing law in Australia and England, By Amanda Do, Alastair Gillespie, Lucinda Lyons, and Katherine Neal, Clyde & Co. Law Firm [London, England], (February 7, 2023)
Different viewpoints on Diocese of RVC, By Joe Campbell, Pat McDonough, and Frank E. Philpitt, Newsday [Melville NY], (February 6, 2023)
The challenge for the archdiocese: Looking forward, but never forgetting, By Phill Casaus, Santa Fe New Mexican, (February 4, 2023)
German leaders make pitch for ‘synodal way’ at Europe’s synod meeting, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 6, 2023)
Synodal process in Prague: Why the police take an abuse victim and LGBTQ activist away, By Annalena Mueller, Catholic Media Center - Swiss Bishops' Conference [Zürich, Switzerland], (February 6, 2023)