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September 1, 2022

Protection of children now in sights of Congress, FTC, tech firms, By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (September 1, 2022)
De La Salle school sold to pay for abuse restitution and ageing brothers, By Nicole Precel and Madeleine Heffernan, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (September 1, 2022)
Sex misconduct suit hangs over Ouellet, By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (August 31, 2022)
Wolf, legislative leaders agree to prioritize constitutional amendment for child sex abuse victims, By Ivey DeJesus, Patriot-News - PennLive [Mechanicsburg PA], (August 31, 2022)
A Cheshire woman’s long wait to see her abuser named by the Springfield Diocese is over, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (August 31, 2022)

September 2, 2022

Privacy of the confessional is a God-given right, By Stuart C. Reid, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 26, 2022)
Reporting child abuse should be everyone’s duty, By Dale A. Whitman, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (September 2, 2022)
D’autres membres du haut clergé sur la liste de présumés agresseurs sexuels, By Sylvie Fournier and Daniel Tremblay, Radio Canada International [Montreal, Canada], (September 2, 2022)
Who Owns More Land: Bill Gates, McDonald’s or The Catholic Church?, By Dan Budzyn, Yahoo! [Sunnyvale CA], (August 29, 2022)
What is Grooming, Anyway?, By Mary Pezzulo, Patheos [Englewood CO], (September 1, 2022)
Lawsuit says leaders failed to protect girl from priest in ’80s, By Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, (September 2, 2022)

September 3, 2022

Former Arkansas Youth Minister Accused Of Having Inappropriate Contact With Up To 30 Boys, By Paul Meara, Black Entertainment Television [New York, NY], (September 1, 2022)
Local pastor faces sexual assault, child abuse charges, By David Wilson , Las Vegas Review-Journal [Las Vegas, NV], (August 18, 2022)
Cabinet minister and senior No 10 aide facing sexual misconduct allegations, By David Lynch, Evening Standard [London, England], (September 2, 2022)
Chaplain who sexually abused inmates gets 7 years in prison, By Michael R Sasak and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 31, 2022)
Former Calvary Chapel Pastor in Virginia Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (September 1, 2022)
Nicaraguan judge sentences priest to 49 years for rape, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 2, 2022)
Archdiocese of Washington suspends priest charged with indecent exposure, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (September 2, 2022)

September 4, 2022

A Contentious Trip to Canada, By Michael W. Higgins, Commonweal [New York NY], (September 5, 2022)
SNP ‘letting down victim of abuse’ with delays to £115m redress scheme, says survivor’s husband, By John Glover, Scottish Daily Express [Glasgow, Scotland], (September 3, 2022)
When Words Hurt Instead of Heal: What Never to Say to Someone Who Has Survived Abuse by Catholic Clergy, By Jerri von den Bosch, Milwaukee Independent [Milwaukee WI], (September 4, 2022)
New York Archdiocese seeks to block disclosure of Hubbard’s disciplinary files, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (September 3, 2022)
Personal Reflections on Remaining Catholic in Spite of the Ongoing Sex Abuse Crisis, By Mike Larson, Milwaukee Independent [Milwaukee WI], (September 4, 2022)
The deathbed confession of an 1853 murder, By Tad Walch, Deseret News [Salt Lake City, UT], (September 2, 2022)
Victims of historic abuse accuse SNP Government of ‘betraying’ them over delays to compensation, By John Glover, Scottish Daily Express [Glasgow, Scotland], (August 22, 2022)
Ogdensburg’s Bishop LaValley could investigate Cardinal Dolan, says advocate, By Diane Rutherford, WWNY - 7 News [Watertown NY], (August 30, 2022)
Prayers amid Trauma: Survivors Respond to Funeral As Archdiocese of Milwaukee Honors Rembert Weakland, By Erin O’Donnell, Milwaukee Independent [Milwaukee WI], (September 4, 2022)
The long-forgotten Inuit survivors of Catholic abuses, By Brandi Morin, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (August 30, 2022)
Church shakeup in Mount Pearl as Catholics set to make way for Baptists at Mary Queen of the World, By Terry Roberts, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 31, 2022)
Churches to continue support service for abuse victims, By Patrick Hudson, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (September 2, 2022)
Pope pledges ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual assault, RTÉ - Raidió Teilifís Éireann [Dublin, Ireland], (September 4, 2022)
Truth and Reconciliation report tells a ‘skewed and partial story’ of residential schools, By Hymie Rubenstein and Rodney Clifton, National Post [Toronto ON, Canada], (June 22, 2015)
Debunking the half-truths and exaggerations in the Truth and Reconciliation report, By Rodney E. Clifton and Hymie Rubenstein, National Post [Toronto ON, Canada], (June 4, 2015)

September 5, 2022

Teacher Ray Gannaway who inspired Th’Dudes, Split Enz accused of child sex abuse, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (September 4, 2022)
Pope pledges ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual abuse, By Agence France-Presse, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 5, 2022)
Sexual Abuse Covered Up by the Church for 30 Years, By Rob Wilson, Bobr Times [New York NY], (September 3, 2022)
German bishop refuses to resign after harsh abuse report, CNE (Christian Network Europe) [The Netherlands], (September 1, 2022)
Greek officials, Church, condemn ex-bishop’s remarks on rape, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 2, 2022)
Church at a crossroads: Bishops, priests, and lay Catholics speak out, By Conor Capplis, Irish Examiner [Cork, Ireland], (September 4, 2022)
Lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of Denver in child sexual abuse case, By Sara Wilson, Colorado Newsline [Denver, CO], (September 2, 2022)
Chaplain who sexually abused inmates gets 7 years in prison, By Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 31, 2022)
Diocese issues quarterly report on update to list of credibly accused clergy, iObserve (Diocese of Springfield MA], (August 31, 2022)

September 6, 2022

Will demand grow to end celibacy, as Pope signals zero tolerance on abuse?, Catholic Herald [London, England], (September 6, 2022)
Rev. Michael Barletta dies; grand jury reported his many years of abuse in Erie, By Ed Palattella, Erie Times-News [Erie PA], (September 5, 2022)
Chief judge asks if pope can meet with Guam clergy sex abuse survivors, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert , Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (September 6, 2022)
‘PRIVATE ACT’- Alleged voyeurism victim took video of priest accused of spying on her court hears, By Paul Higgins, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (September 2, 2022)
Nigeria: Priest arrested for impregnating twelve-year-old girl, By Richards, BN4Y (Breaking News 4 You) [Abuja, Nigeria], (September 5, 2022)
Eduardo Córdova, el sacerdote que busca la Interpol por pederastia, El Universal [Mexico City, Mexico], (September 5, 2022)
Southern Baptist Convention meets in Texas to tackle sex abuse scandal, By Sarah Bahari, Dallas Morning News, GazetteXtra.com [Janesville WI], (September 5, 2022)
Pressure mounts to have accused priest Johannes Rivoire tried for sexual assault charges in Nunavut, By Marsha McLeod, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (September 5, 2022)
With little explanation, diocese has reinstated 17 priests accused of sexual abuse, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 6, 2022)
Catholic Priest In Southern Maryland Charged With Indecent Exposure On Highway, By Zach Hill, The BayNet [California MD], (September 1, 2022)

September 7, 2022

Ruling That Bankruptcy Negates Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Is Under Challenge, By Terri Jo Neff, Arizona Daily Independent News Network [Scottsdale, AZ], (September 4, 2022)
Diocese of Rochester bankruptcy timeline, Catholic Courier [Diocese of Rochester NY], (September 6, 2022)
Panel represents parish voice in bankruptcy, By Karen M Franz, Catholic Courier [Diocese of Rochester NY], (September 6, 2022)
Diocese objects to 74 non-diocesan claims, By Karen M Franz, Catholic Courier [Diocese of Rochester NY], (September 6, 2022)
Protestant seminarian charged with rape in Indonesia, By Katharina Reny Lestari, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 5, 2022)
Ex-Eagan Church Pastor Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct, By William Bornhoft, Patch [Minneapolis ,MN], (September 6, 2022)
No justice? How a rabbi and a plea deal kept child-molesting NJ grandfather out of prison, By Rick Rickman, New Jersey 101.5 [Ewing, NJ], (September 1, 2022)
Eagle Feather Ceremony for Survivors of Indian Residential Schools., By Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Event Brite [San Francisco, CA], (September 7, 2022)
John Delaney, vocal clergy abuse survivor and victim advocate, has died at 50, By Nick Vadala, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (September 6, 2022)

September 8, 2022

Could Pope reach global settlement with all victims of sex abuse by clergy?, By Nick Delgado, KUAM Radio [Guam], (September 7, 2022)
Yakima Diocese Priest arrested for rape, KIMA-TV, CBS affiliate [Yakima WA], (September 7, 2022)
Tri-Cities priest arrested on suspicion of rape, By Cory McCoy, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic [Yakima WA], (September 7, 2022)
Priest arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Benton County, By Sasha Terry, KEPR-TV, CBS-19 [Pasco WA], (September 7, 2022)
Tri-Cities priest arrested after being accused of rape, By Erin Wencl, KAPP-TV, ABC-35 [Yakima WA], (September 7, 2022)
Nunavut Inuit headed to France to seek extradition of former Oblate priest, By Emily Blake, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (September 7, 2022)
Lawsuit claims years of sexual abuse by Catholic priest in Denver, By Rogelio Mares, KDVR.COM Fox 31 [Denver, CO], (September 7, 2022)
Despite Child Victims Act, justice remains elusive for some survivors of abuse, By Charlie Specht, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 8, 2022)
Abuse survivors say, Providence Diocese hasn’t done enough, By Amanda Mikovits, Boston Globe, (September 8, 2022)

September 9, 2022

Archdiocese ordered to halt payments to priests accused of child sex abuse, By David Hammer, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (September 8, 2022)
Utah rep. told Mormon bishop not to report abuse, docs show, By Michael Rezendes and Jason Dearen, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 7, 2022)
Boy Scouts to exit bankruptcy after $2.46bn sex abuse settlement approved, By Reuters, The Guardian [London, England], (September 8, 2022)
Former Utah mayor, LDS bishop arrested after child sex abuse allegations, By Jessica Miller, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (September 8, 2022)
Non-diocesan Catholic groups submit their own synod reports to the US bishops, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 7, 2022)
NDAs are a tool for toxic church cultures, By Katelyn Beaty, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (September 8, 2022)
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Deal with the Devil, By Sarah Posner, The Nation [New York NY], (September 3, 2022)
Judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan in sex abuse suit, By Shawna Chen, Axios [Arlington VA], (September 9, 2022)
Former mayor, Mormon bishop accused of sex abuse of children, By Brady McCombs, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 8, 2022)
McCarrick case drags on a year after his arraignment in Massachusetts, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (September 9, 2022)
Abuse victims from Parmadale nuns start to see restitution, By Jonathan Walsh, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (September 9, 2022)

September 10, 2022

Using religion to protect sexual predators unjustifiable: Azalina, The Vibes [Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia], (September 10, 2022)
Difference between troubled child sex abuse survivors vs. the thriving survivor, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (August 28, 2022)
There’s a consistent pattern in megachurch abuse scandals, By Bob Brigham, Raw Story [Washington, DC], (September 8, 2022)
Courageous Conversations – September registration Form, By Catherine Owers, Awake Milwaukee [Milwaukee WI], (September 10, 2022)
Hearing to determine if Missouri boarding school will close, By Jim Salter, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 8, 2022)
Records Describe Investigation Of Youth Ministry Volunteer Charged With Child Sex Abuse, By Terri Jo Neff, Arizona Daily Independent News Network [Scottsdale, AZ], (September 9, 2022)
Lawsuit claims Mercy Corps mishandled sex abuse investigation, By Courtney Vaughn, Portland Tribune [Portland, OR], (September 7, 2022)
Lawsuit alleges child marriage, rape in Utah polygamous sect, By Mead Gruver, ABC News [New York City NY], (September 9, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses Kingston polygamist leaders of sexual abuse, fraud, child labor, By Daniel Woodruff, KUTV, KUTV, CBS-2 [Salt Lake City UT], (September 8, 2022)

September 11, 2022

El caso se zanja con la suspensión del clérigo y un acuerdo entre las partes, By Jesús Bastante, Religión Digital [Spain], (August 31, 2022)
Officials receive reports of more potential sex abuse victims in former mayor, bishop case, By Lincoln Graves, KUTV, CBS-2 [Salt Lake City UT], (September 9, 2022)
Clergy sex abuse claimants vote on payout plan, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert , Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (September 10, 2022)
Sex abuse settlement may disrupt plans for new church, By Daniel J. Chacón, Santa Fe New Mexican, (September 10, 2022)
Letter: Church issues aside, Hubbard decent man, Times Union [Albany NY], (September 10, 2022)
Former York Catholic teacher accused of sexual misconduct by Ontario College of Teachers, By Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (September 9, 2022)
Former priest accused of breaching Sexual Offences Prevention Order, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (September 9, 2022)

September 12, 2022

Warrant issued for former southern Minnesota priest charged with sexual assault, By Trey Mewes, Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN], (September 9, 2022)
Bankruptcy judge approves $2.46 billion reorganization plan for Boy Scouts of America, By Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, (September 9, 2022)
Vile headmaster paedophile who abused more than 20 boys and admitted he chose his victims because they were ‘vulnerable’ dies in jail, By Brett Lackey for Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press , Daily Mail [London, United Kingdom], (September 12, 2022)
Letter: Transparency needed to heal Catholic Church, Times Union [Albany NY], (September 11, 2022)
Relief turned to anguish as victim saw abuser promoted within Anglican church, court told, By Lucy MacDonald, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 12, 2022)

September 13, 2022

Indonesian Church urged to tackle sexual abuse head-on, By UCA News Reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 12, 2022)
New York archdiocese: ‘Vos estis’ Hubbard records can’t be turned over in sex abuse lawsuit, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 12, 2022)
Lawsuits Allege SBC Fostered Environment that Enabled Abuse in Potentially Precedent-Setting Cases, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (September 12, 2022)
Training to address issues of sexual abuse offered to Kentucky Baptist churches, By Chip Hutcheson, Kentucky Today [Louisville KY], (September 12, 2022)
Inuit group ‘implore’ France to extradite priest accused of child sex abuse, By Alison Hird with RFI, RFI - Radio France Internationale [Paris, France], (September 12, 2022)
Two late clergy sex abuse claims will be accepted, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (September 13, 2022)
Americans lack confidence in some churches’ abilities to handle sexual-abuse allegations, By Taylor Orth, YouGov America [Palo Alto, CA], (September 12, 2022)

September 14, 2022

Spanish ex-priest sentenced to 30 years for abusing minors, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 13, 2022)
Decline of Christianity Shows No Signs of Stopping, By Daniel Silliman, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (September 13, 2022)
B.C. man alleges Catholic priest sexual abuse, sues multiple dioceses, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Coast Reporter [Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada], (September 13, 2022)
New Zealand Child Abuse Survivors Call For Intervention From Pope Francis, By Praveen Menon, International Business Times, (September 13, 2022)
Vatican: Questions to pope in Guam clergy abuse case ‘improper’, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert , Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (September 14, 2022)
France Rejects Canada Inuit Request To Extradite Priest, By Agence France Presse, Barron's [New York NY], (September 14, 2022)
Bill eliminating statute of limitations for child sex abuse civil suits heads to Biden’s desk, By Mychael Schnell, KGET - NBC 17 [Bakersfield CA], (September 13, 2022)

September 15, 2022

After Francis’ trip to Canada, reconciliation work still needed — and not by Native people, By Kirby Hoberg , National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 15, 2022)
‘I needed to step up’: Former Surf Coast mayor sues church over alleged abuse, By Cameron Houston, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (September 14, 2022)
Oblates dismiss Rivoire as ex-priest denies abuse allegations at meeting with Inuit, By April Hudson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 14, 2022)
Vatican: Asking pope for resolution ‘inappropriate’, By Shane Tenorio Healy, Guam Daily Post, (September 15, 2022)
Court revives lawsuits against Ohio State over sex abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 14, 2022)
Comboni: Sexual abuse victims welcome apology from missionaries, BBC [London, England], (September 14, 2022)

September 16, 2022

Tullahoma pastor resigns after abuse survivor shares story, By Liam Adams, Tennessean [Nashville TN], (September 14, 2022)
NOLA bankruptcy judge says accused clerics can’t be paid. Is order ‘credible?’, By JD Flynn and ED Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 15, 2022)
French Oblates begin dismissal proceedings for priest accused of abusing Inuit, By The Canadian Press, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (September 15, 2022)
Pope receives abuse coverup allegations sent by Ogdensburg’s bishop, By Diane Rutherford, WWNY - 7 News [Watertown NY], (September 15, 2022)
Acclaimed podcast Stolen spurs lawsuit against estate of dead Catholic priest, By Jason Proctor, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 16, 2022)
Asia needs courageous bishops to tackle sex abuse, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 16, 2022)
Inuits plead for priest’s return to Canada over abuse claims, By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 15, 2022)
‘Cold reality of the law’: French officials say they can’t extradite priest to Canada over abuse charges, By April Hudson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 13, 2022)
B.C. victim sues estate of priest sex offender and Catholic church officials, By Keith Fraser, Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, British Columbia], (September 12, 2022)
Nunavut Inuit land on French soil, demand priest face justice, By Emma Tranter, Nunatsiaq News [Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada], (September 9, 2022)
Court date set for retired priest charged in Manitoba residential school investigation, By Devon McKendrick, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (September 14, 2022)

September 17, 2022

Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer, By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 16, 2022)
FLDS sect leader pleads not guilty on tampering charges; young girls removed during Colorado City raid, By Cody Blowers, St. George News [St. George, UT], (September 15, 2022)
French Orthodox Church opens inquiry into child abuse, By Agence France Presse, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 17, 2022)
Man killed in N.J. crash was former Nebraska priest convicted of child sex assault, By Matt Gray, nj.com [New Jersey], (September 16, 2022)
Clergy sexual abuse: Grooming of the vulnerable, By Jay Pugazhenthi , Oakville News [Ontario, CA], (September 15, 2022)
Acclaimed podcast Stolen spurs lawsuit against estate of dead Catholic priest, By Jason Proctor, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 16, 2022)
Pope Francis and the Zen of dialogue, By Ed. Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 16, 2022)
‘The memories flooded back’: After 29 years, Inuit face alleged abuser in France, By Emma Tranter, Nunatsiaq News [Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada], (September 16, 2022)
Former Forest Lake teacher sentenced for sexual assaulting 2 students, By Tommy Wiita, Bring Me the News [Edina MN], (September 16, 2022)
More coaches named in South Carolina cheerleader abuse suit, By James Pollard, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 16, 2022)

September 18, 2022

Pastor at Lake Zurich church once again asked to step away following new child sex abuse allegations, By Sam Borcia, Lake and McHenry County Scanner [Libertyville IL], (September 17, 2022)
‘Watershed moment’: Australian child abuse survivors finally have real access to justice, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (September 18, 2022)
Pope Francis Orders New Canonical Process in Abuse Case at Opus Dei School in Spain, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (September 17, 2022)
Man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest settles High Court damages action for €350,000, By Aodhan O'Faolain, Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (September 16, 2022)
Catholic church sex abuse victims deserve justice. Don’t let the election interfere, By Paul Muschick, Morning Call [Allentown PA], (September 15, 2022)
The Catholic Church is increasingly diverse – and so are its controversies, By Mathew Schmalz, Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (September 13, 2022)

September 19, 2022

Book Review: ‘Unholy Catholic Ireland’ by Hugh Turpin, By Gladys Ganiel , Slugger O'Toole [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (September 18, 2022)
Impulse, rage, abuse—a nun tells the story of life in Kerala church, By Sister Lucy Kalapura, The Print [New Delhi, IN], (September 17, 2022)
For Inuit delegates in France, facing alleged abuser together helped heal a deep wound, By April Hudson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 16, 2022)

September 20, 2022

Dilution, clericalism, overshadow national syntheses, Matters India [New Delhi, India], (September 19, 2022)
Joseph Fiorenza, archbishop emeritus of Galveston-Houston, remembered as force for social change, By Dug Begley and Lindsay Peyton, Houston Chronicle [Houston TX], (September 19, 2022)
Pope meets prelates attending weeklong course for new bishops, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (September 19, 2022)
Most clergy sex abuse claimants turn in ballots for church’s settlement offer, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (September 20, 2022)
Last masses held at St. Pius X and St. Agnes, following sale of Newfoundland churches, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 19, 2022)

September 21, 2022

France won’t extradite priest, 92, to Canada, but Oblates might expel him, By Francois Gloutnay, Crux [Denver CO], (September 20, 2022)
U.S. diocesan synod reports highlight ‘enduring wounds’ in Church, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (September 20, 2022)
Belgian bishops publish text for same-sex blessings, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 20, 2022)
Impact Statement of David Clohessy, By David G. Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (June 13, 2002)
MERCY CORPS: SUPPORT FOR TANIA HUMPHREY, By IntoAccount, IntoAccount [Lawrence KS], (September 13, 2022)
Mexican faith leader jailed for sex abuse; flock stays loyal, By Maria Teresa Hernandez, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 18, 2022)
New German study finds Osnabrück Diocese ignored rights of abuse victims, By Catholic News Service, Diocese of St. Cloud [St. Cloud, MN], (September 20, 2022)
Hockey Canada facing backlash for survey on sexual assault allegations, By Joseph Tunney, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 21, 2022)
Moncton archdiocese, insurer reach settlement in lawsuit over sex abuse compensation, By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 20, 2022)

September 22, 2022

Priest Convicted of Sex Abuse Claimed Ex-Police Detective McLaughlin Erased Tapes, By Damien Fisher, InDepthNH.org - New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism [Barrington NH], (September 21, 2022)
Former student at California all-boys Catholic school alleges in suit he was sexually abused by teacher, By Scott Reid, East Bay Times [Walnut Creek CA], (September 21, 2022)
Pope: Abuse by men and women in the Church is a ‘monstrosity’, By Christopher Wells, Catholic Outlook [Diocese of Parramatta NSW, Australia], (September 22, 2022)
Perth Catholic school teacher jailed for sexual offences against teenage student, By Joanna Menagh, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 22, 2022)
Church in the World: News Briefing, By James Roberts and Ellen Teague, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (September 22, 2022)

September 23, 2022

Why the church should ban the music of composers accused of abuse, By Jessica Gerhardt, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 23, 2022)
B.C. man reaches settlement over priest sex abuse allegations, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Vancouver Is Awesome [Vancouver BC, Canada], (September 22, 2022)
New law removes time limits for child sex abuse lawsuits, By Jessica Savage, WTOC [Savannah GA], (September 22, 2022)
German bishop says he won’t resign after report he mishandled abuse cases, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (September 22, 2022)
Judge to reexamine her decision on release of Eagle reporter’s notes in Springfield clergy abuse case, By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (September 22, 2022)
Disabled B.C. woman claims childhood sex abuse by Coquitlam priests, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Pique News Magazine [Whistler, British Columbia], (September 22, 2022)
When you’re questioning your faith after being hurt by your religious community, here are 3 ways to cope, By Christine D. Gonzales-Wong, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (September 21, 2022)

September 24, 2022

What Bishop Bode’s decision means for accountability, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 23, 2022)
Israel: Is this an ultra-Orthodox MeToo moment?, By Yolande Knell, BBC [London, England], (September 23, 2022)
Senior German bishop mishandled abuse cases, says report, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 21, 2022)
Wexford priest and secretary accused of stealing $1.5 million from Florida church, By Neil Fetherstonhaugh, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (September 23, 2022)
Former church official charged in embezzlement case, By Nick Samuel, Vero News [Vero Beach, FL], (September 21, 2022)
Diocese of Rockville Centre hopes to reach an agreement on the Chapter 11 plan within 60 days, By Janet Klinger, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (September 22, 2022)
SNAP Responds to German Bishop Bode Resignation Refusal After Scathing Report, By Mike McDonnell, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (September 23, 2022)
Police: Palm Bay pastor accused of sexual abuse of children, By Scott Heidler, WESH 2 [Orlando, FL], (September 23, 2022)
Florida pastor, who’s also a mixed martial arts master, arrested for alleged sex abuse of teens, By Selim Algar, New York Post [New York, NY], (September 22, 2022)
Central PA church minister accused of trying to solicit sex from a minor, By Katia Parks, York Daily Record [York, PA], (September 23, 2022)
Harrisburg minister charged for soliciting sex from undercover officer posing as minor, By Avery Van Etten, ABC 27 [Harrisburg, PA], (September 23, 2022)
Authorities search for former Sacramento priest accused of sexually abusing girl in the 90s, By Greta Serrin, KCRA TV [Sacramento, CA], (September 23, 2022)
Diocese of Sacramento Finally Adds Priest With An Arrest Warrant to Credibly Accused List, By Dorothy Small, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (September 23, 2022)
Is net finally closing on US priest who allegedly abused ‘countless’ children?, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (September 24, 2022)

September 25, 2022

Sex beast priest caught in another breach of sexual offences prevention order, By Paul Higgins, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (September 24, 2022)
US Catholic bishops’ report to the Vatican shows a church split by politics, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (September 23, 2022)

September 26, 2022

Former Sacramento priest accused of child sex abuse. Here’s when and where he served, By Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee [Sacramento CA], (September 24, 2022)
Bishop Hart accuser discusses abuse with clergy at Wyoming film screenings, By Seth Klamann, Casper Star-Tribune [Casper WY], (September 25, 2022)
‘We punch above our weight’: Catholic Conference brings religious lobby to Capitol, By Andrea DenHoed , NonDoc Media [Oklahoma City OK], (September 26, 2022)
Why is the U.S. Olympic agency meant to stop sexual abuse investigating its top critic?, By Irvin Muchnik, Salon [San Francisco, CA], (September 24, 2022)
NY’s sweeping child privacy bill would force online security measures — but Big Tech battle brews, By Gabrielle Fonrouge, New York Post [New York, NY], (September 25, 2022)
Leading German bishop to stay in post despite damning report, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 22, 2022)