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July 1, 2024

Removing Rupnik Art Amid Abuse Claims Would Show Church’s Commitment To Change, Say Survivors, By Gina Christian, OSV News, OSV News [Huntington IN], (July 1, 2024)
Ex-Missionaries of Charity allege culture of abuse and neglect, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (July 1, 2024)
Baja California and the clergy sexual abuse crisis, By Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez , Los Ángeles Press [Ciudad de México, Mexico], (July 1, 2024)
Former Wisconsin youth pastor charged with abusing teen as part of Faith Leader inquiry, By Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee WI], (July 1, 2024)
‘We’re all mad, here!’: ‘Diabolical disorientation’ and the church, By Elizabeth Scalia, OSV News, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (July 1, 2024)
400,000 Germans quit Catholic Church as talks between Vatican, Synodal Way continue, By AC Wimmer for CNA, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 1, 2024)

July 2, 2024

An accused priest, his art and the Vatican, By Phyllis Zagano, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 2, 2024)
As the Catholic Church and its insurer fight over paying abuse victims, a new group sparks questions, By Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (July 1, 2024)
Diocese reinstates Vienna priest accused of sexual abuse in 2018, By Alex Kamczyc, WFMJ-NBC/CW-21 [Youngstown OH], (July 2, 2024)
Stop Using Art Created In Abuse: A Plea From A Survivor, By Cecilia Cicone, OSV News [Huntington IN], (July 2, 2024)
Archbishop Etienne of Seattle Equates AG Ferguson’s Clergy Abuse Investigation to Oversight on “Refill[Ing] Toilet Paper Dispensers”, By Catholic Accountability Project, Catholic Accountability Project (CAP) [Seattle WA], (July 2, 2024)

July 3, 2024

Defrocked Montreal priest denied parole, By Anna Farrow, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (July 2, 2024)
Michelle was a trusted teacher at a Catholic school for girls. Now she’s been jailed after committing a heinous crime, By Padraig Collins for Daily Mail Australia, Daily Mail Australia [Sydney NSW, Australia], (July 2, 2024)
After Morris Allegations, Texas Legislators Vow To Expand Statutes of Limitations On Abuse, By James M Russell, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 2, 2024)
Rupnik art dispute more nuanced than it seems, historian says, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (July 3, 2024)
‘Apache Christ’ Icon Removed From New Mexico Mission, Shocking Indigenous Parishioners, By Gina Christian, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (July 3, 2024)
Franciscan Friars of California ask to extend abuse claim deadline, By Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 3, 2024)

July 4, 2024

Lourdes won’t remove mosaics by priest accused of abuse, for now, By Alvise Armellini, Reuters [London, England], (July 3, 2024)
On Religion: Should The Vatican Stop Displaying Art By A Priest Accused Of Abuse?, By Terry Mattingly, Religion Unplugged - The Media Project - Institute for Nonprofit News [Dallas TX], (July 3, 2024)
Mosaics by an artist accused of abusing women will stay on the Lourdes shrine, for now, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 3, 2024)
Lourdes bishop wants to tear down Rupnik mosaics — but not yet, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 3, 2024)
Rupnik Case: Alleged victims seek more than just dimmed lights in Lourdes, By LaCroix International with AFP, La Croix International [Montrouge Cedex, France], (July 4, 2024)
‘We will eventually have to remove Rupnik’s mosaics’, says Bishop of Lourdes [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW], By Héloïse de Neuville, La Croix International [Montrouge Cedex, France], (July 3, 2024)
Kentucky Megachurch Pastor Arrested for Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor, By Liz Lykins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 2, 2024)
Connecticut Catholic apostolates wrestle with fate of Rupnik artwork, By Chris Altieri, Crux [Denver CO], (July 3, 2024)

July 5, 2024

Lourdes bishop decides to take down Rupnik art (eventually), By Mike Lewis, Where Peter Is [Beltsville MD], (July 2, 2024)
I threw away Rupnik’s art, By Katie Prejean McGrady, La Croix International [France], (July 5, 2024)
Rupnik mosaics will ‘eventually’ be removed, says Lourdes bishop, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (July 4, 2024)
A cardinal rebukes the Vatican…again, Irish Catholic [Dublin, Ireland], (July 4, 2024)
Archbishop of Canterbury withdraws Mike Pilavachi award, Christian Today [London, England], (July 4, 2024)
The Episcopal Church revises clergy misconduct protocols for fairness, transparency, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 4, 2024)
Megachurch pastor charged with sexual abuse of a minor, By Rachel Huston, Premier Christian News [London, England], (July 4, 2024)
Vatican excommunicates Viganò for schism, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 5, 2024)
Archbishop Viganò excommunicated, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 5, 2024)
Archbishop Viganò found guilty of schism, excommunicated by Vatican, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 5, 2024)
Vatican excommunicates Archbishop Viganò for refusing to recognize Pope Francis, By Anthony Faiola, Stefano Pitrelli and Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (July 5, 2024)
Vatican excommunicates former US ambassador Vigano, declares him guilty of schism, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 5, 2024)
Archbishop Viganò excommunicated for schism, By Gerard O’Connell, America [New York NY], (July 5, 2024)
Massachusetts lawmakers seek to expand scope of certain sexual offenses, By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 3, 2024)
Unreconciled (World Premiere), Chester Theatre Company [Chester MA], (July 5, 2024)

July 6, 2024

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, contrasting responses to sexual abuse, By Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez, Los Ángeles Press [Ciudad de México, Mexico], (July 5, 2024)
Diocese of Trier pays almost 500,000 euros to victims, By Melissa Williams, Aussiedlerbote [Berlin DE], (July 5, 2024)
$104M awarded to sexual abuse victims of Mount Cashel and N.L. priests, By John Gushue, Terry Roberts, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 5, 2024)
Church must pay $104 million to victims of historical abuse in Newfoundland, By Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (July 5, 2024)
Time is running out to get sexual abuse amendment on Pa.’s November ballot, By Stephen Caruso, Spotlight PA, WHYY [Philadelphia PA and Wilmington DE], (July 5, 2024)
Robert Morris’ Son and 3 Other Elders Take Temporary Leave of Absence, By Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 3, 2024)
Former Lexington pastor charged with rape, exploitation and sexual abuse of a minor, By Christopher Leach, Lexington Herald Leader [Lexington KY], (July 3, 2024)
Accused youth pastor now faces potential federal child sex trafficking charges, By David Bumgardner, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (July 5, 2024)
Canadian megachurch halts services after insurers pull sex abuse coverage, By Hemant Mehta, Friendly Atheist [United States], (July 4, 2024)
Catholic Church To Pay $76 Million To Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Victims In Canada, By Agence French Presse, NDTV (New Delhi Television Ltd) [New Delhi, India], (July 6, 2024)

July 7, 2024

Mosaics by an artist accused of abusing women will stay on the Lourdes shrine, for now, By Nicole Winfield, ABC News [New York City NY], (July 2, 2024)
Vatican excommunicates a former ambassador to the US and declares him guilty of schism, By Nicole Winfield, Times West Virginian [Fairmont, WV], (July 7, 2024)
Church must pay $104 million to victims of historical abuse in Newfoundland, By Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (July 6, 2024)
The Viganò ‘schism’ in this post-Vatican II moment, By Massimo Faggioli, La Croix International [Montrouge Cedex, France], (July 4, 2024)
PM on defensive after minister admits not reading interim abuse report, By Tim Brown, RNZ [Wellington, NZ], (July 6, 2024)
Massachusetts lawmakers seek to expand scope of certain sexual offenses, By Steve Leblanc, WCSH - NBC News Center Maine [Portland ME], (July 4, 2024)

July 8, 2024

Clients relieved after courts order $100-million payout for abuse by Catholic clergy, lawyer says, By Rosie Mullaley, NTV [St. John's, NL, Canada], (July 7, 2024)
Archbishop Coyne says new bishop appointments moving US church in ‘right direction’, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 8, 2024)
Pope Francis’ rottweiler: Cardinal Fernández charts new, uncertain course for Vatican’s doctrinal office, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 1, 2024)
Vatican prosecutor who won ‘trial of the century’ trapped in a slasher movie, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (July 7, 2024)

July 9, 2024

Bill comes due in St. John’s: $104 million for abuse victims, By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (July 8, 2024)
Baltimore Archdiocese awaits mediation in sexual abuse cases, By Phil Yacuboski and Katarina Hein, WBAL NewsRadio [Baltimore MD], (July 8, 2024)
Mediation eyed as next step in Archdiocese of Baltimore bankruptcy case, By Dylan Segelbaum, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (July 8, 2024)
Weeks After Alice Munro’s Death, Daughter Tells of Dark Family Secret, By Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times [New York NY], (July 7, 2024)
My stepfather sexually abused me when I was a child. My mother, Alice Munro, chose to stay with him, By Andrea Robin Skinner, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (July 7, 2024)

July 10, 2024

Australian bishop attends bail hearing over sex abuse charges, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 9, 2024)
Loud Fence ribbons recognising child sexual abuse survivors removed from Ballarat cathedral, By Rochelle Kirkham, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (July 8, 2024)
Ex-priest and youth leader charged with perverting course of justice, Jersey Evening Post [St. Helier, Jersey], (July 9, 2024)
Parishioners rally behind priest put on leave for alleged sexual misconduct, By Jenn Morson, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 10, 2024)
Joyce Meyer, Ben Carson Cancel Speaking at Gateway Church Amid Robert Morris Allegations, By Angela Peacock, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 9, 2024)
Flaws in backgrounding allowed teacher with misconduct allegations to work in Baltimore-area schools, By Emily Hofstaedter, WYPR - National Public Radio [Baltimore MD], (July 9, 2024)
Archdiocese of Baltimore, survivors pledge cooperation through bankruptcy process, By David Collins, WBAL-TV, NBC-11 [Baltimore MD], (July 9, 2024)
Survivors committee and archdiocese discuss next steps in bankruptcy case, By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (July 8, 2024)
Christa Brown’s book is defying sales patterns, By David Morris, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (July 9, 2024)
An Interview with An Accused Priest: A scorched hard drive, texts with a boy and a missing report, By Paula Christian, WCPO - ABC 9 [Cincinnati OH], (July 9, 2024)
An Invitation to Jay Sefton’s Brilliant Play “Unreconciled”, By Terence McKiernan, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (July 9, 2024)

July 11, 2024

Toledo Catholic Diocese agrees to pay over $1M to 3 abuse victims, By Elena Unger, Toledo Blade [Toledo OH], (July 10, 2024)
Toledo Catholic Diocese agrees to pay victims of sex abuse case over $1 million, By Steve Iwanek, WTOL11 [Toledo, OH], (July 11, 2024)
A Silence Is Shattered, and So Are Many Fans of Alice Munro, By Alexandra Alter, Elizabeth A. Harris, and Vjosa Isai, New York Times [New York NY], (July 9, 2024)
Michigan Supreme Court rules law extending deadline for sex abuse cases was not retroactive, By Beth LeBlanc, Detroit News [Detroit MI], (July 10, 2024)
Christian Brothers criticised over absence at parliamentary inquiry into child sexual abuse in WA institutions, By Nicolas Perpitch, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (July 11, 2024)
Smyllum Park nun who abused vulnerable children has prison sentence cut after appeal, By James Mulholland and Keiran Fleming, Glasgow Live [Glasgow, Scotland, UK], (July 11, 2024)
Nun who abused vulnerable children has sentence cut, BBC [London, England], (July 11, 2024)
Oneonta youth minister facing multiple sex crime charges involving a child, By Brady Talbert, WBRC [Birmingham AL], (July 10, 2024)
Sex abuse survivors rally to keep disgraced Kanakuk counselor behind bars, By Makayla Strickland, KOLR-TV [Springfield MO], (July 10, 2024)
The Episcopal Church revises clergy misconduct protocols for fairness, transparency, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 3, 2024)
America’s New Catholic Priests: Young, Confident and Conservative, By Ruth Graham, New York Times [New York NY], (July 10, 2024)

July 12, 2024

In this Kansas town, an insular Catholic sect leaves some residents feeling left out, By RACHEL MIPRO, KANSAS REFLECTOR, Lawrence Journal-World [Lawrence KS], (July 11, 2024)
Knights of Columbus to cover mosaics by Rupnik, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (July 12, 2024)
Knights of Columbus to Cover Father Rupnik Art in DC and Connecticut, By Hannah Brockhaus, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 11, 2024)
Knights of Columbus will cover up mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 11, 2024)
Knights Of Columbus Order Rupnik Icons Covered Until Vatican Investigation Ends, By Gina Christian, OSV News [Huntington IN], (July 12, 2024)
Fmr. Dubuque priest accused of abusing boys in the ’80s claims it’s too late for charges, By Valeree Dunn, KGAN - CBS 2 [Cedar Rapids IA], (July 11, 2024)
Competency in question: Former New Orleans Catholic priest shows signs of dementia, By Zach Labbé, WGNO [New Orleans LA], (July 11, 2024)
Ampleforth inquiry finds alleged serious abuse against pupils in last 10 years, By Richard Adams, The Guardian [London, England], (July 12, 2024)
Survivors and Advocates to Deliver Church Whistleblower Documents to AG Ferguson’s Office, Catholic Accountability Project (CAP) [Seattle WA], (July 11, 2024)
Diocese of Toledo to Pay $1 Million to Three Priest Sex Abuse Victims, By Daniel Payne/CNA, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 11, 2024)
Clergy sex abuse survivors ask Vatican to investigate Seattle Archdiocese over withholding documents, By Gustavo Sagrero Álvarez, KUOW-FM [Seattle WA], (July 12, 2024)
Judge to decide if Catholic Church must release documents in priest abuse case, By Joel Moreno, Komo News [Seattle, WA], (July 12, 2024)
How the Fresno Catholic Diocese bankruptcy filing in August will impact abuse survivors, By Gisselle Medina, Fresnoland [Fresno CA], (July 12, 2024)
Further historical sexual abuse complaints against Monaghan priest, Northern Sound [Monaghan, County Tyrone, Ireland], (July 12, 2024)

July 13, 2024

Announcement of abuse allegations concerning Dennis Schmitz, By The Leaven, The Leaven [Archdiocese of Kansas City KS], (July 12, 2024)
Leo Riley files motion to dismiss charges, By KCRG staff, KCRG-TV [Cedar Rapids IA], (July 11, 2024)
Former UK Evangelical Leader Charged with Sexual Assault, By Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (July 11, 2024)
Weeki Wachee pastor charged with sexual battery of teenage family member, By Bailey Striepling, ABC 7 [Sarasota, FL], (July 11, 2024)
Longtime N.J. church pastor charged with repeated sexual assaults of teen, By Anthony G. Attrino, nj.com [New Jersey], (July 13, 2024)
Matt Chandler under fire as podcast alleges Village Church hired father despite known abuse, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 12, 2024)
Saipan bishop appointed archbishop in Guam amid clergy abuse scandal, By Naina Rao, RNZ [Wellington, NZ], (July 12, 2024)
Matt Chandler’s Church Hired His Father, an Admitted Child Sex Abuser, Former Elder Says, By Ann Marie Shambaugh, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 12, 2024)
Convicted Sex Offender Serving as ‘Prison Ministries Campus Pastor’ at Embattled Gateway Church, By Ann Marie Shambaugh, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 11, 2024)
Gateway Settled Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment, Hostility At Church Robert Morris Founded, By Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 11, 2024)
Judge denies state Attorney General’s request for records on priest sex abuse, By Joel Moreno, Komo News [Seattle, WA], (July 12, 2024)
AG Ferguson’s statement on court rejecting request to enforce subpoena against Seattle Archdiocese, Office of the Attorney General, Washington State, (July 12, 2024)
Longtime Pastor at Chuck Swindoll’s Dallas-Area Megachurch Fired for ‘Moral Failure’, By Josh Shepherd, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 13, 2024)

July 14, 2024

Sex abuse survivors rally to keep disgraced Kanakuk counselor behind bars, By Jason Wert, Branson Trilakes News [Hollister MO], (July 12, 2024)
Judge rejects effort by WA AG’s office to get records from Catholic church, By Gene Johnson, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 13, 2024)
Washington judge denies state attorney general’s subpoena against Seattle Archdiocese, By Daniel Payne, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 13, 2024)
Police charge educational assistant over alleged relationship with former student, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (July 14, 2024)
Former MUSEUM member jailed over repeated sexual abuse of boy, 11, By Matthew Agius, MaltaToday [San Ġwann, Malta], (July 14, 2024)
Matt Chandler’s Church Hired His Father, an Admitted Child Sex Abuser, Former Elder Says, By Ann Marie Shambaugh, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 12, 2024)
Pastor To ‘Rest’ As Church Acknowledges It Knew of His Child Sex Criminal Conviction, By Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 10, 2024)

July 15, 2024

Priest charged with abusing girl at regional mission, By Aaron Bunch, Australian Associated Press, Yahoo! [Sunnyvale CA], (July 14, 2024)
Former Catholic priest Raymond Herven accused of child sexual abuse at mission in regional WA, By Tabarak Al Jrood, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (July 15, 2024)
Kentucky Megachurch Closes in Wake of Sex Scandal, By Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 14, 2024)
Vatican admits sexual abuse undermines the Church’s credibility, By Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez, Los Ángeles Press [Ciudad de México, Mexico], (July 15, 2024)
Portuguese abuse survivors tell bishops to stop ‘revictimization’, By Eduardo Campos Lima, Crux [Denver CO], (July 15, 2024)
New sex abuse allegations surface against ex-KCK priest who did prison time years ago, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (July 15, 2024)

July 16, 2024

Father Rupnik’s mosaics to be covered in the United States, By Fanny Uski-Billieux, La Croix International [France], (July 15, 2024)
Pedophilia case dismissed against former SWFL priest, attorney says, WINK-TV, Ch. 11 CBS [Fort Myers FL], (July 15, 2024)
Prosecutors: Criminal case against Charlotte County priest dismissed, By Bailey Striepling and Jordan Litwiller, WWSB -ABC 7 [Sarasota FL], (July 15, 2024)
Sexual battery charges against former Port Charlotte priest dismissed in Iowa, By Alex Orenczuk and Kaitlin Knapp, WFTX - Fox 4 [Cape Coral FL], (July 15, 2024)
Vatican and Christchurch bishop strip authority from Catholic order The Sons after unauthorised exorcisms, By Michael Morrah, NZ Herald [Auckland, New Zealand], (July 15, 2024)
Polish priest who organised World Youth Day charged with sex abuse, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (July 16, 2024)
1 In 10 K-12 Students Has Been Sexually Abused By A Teacher, By James Varney, RealClearInvestigations, The Federalist, (July 15, 2024)
New Zealand bishop expels traditionalist order, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 15, 2024)
Pope Francis authors preface to book on “Women and Ministries in the Synodal Church”, By Walter Sánchez Silva for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (July 15, 2024)
The kids are not all right, By Susan M. Shaw, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (July 15, 2024)
Catholic bishops same as ever, By Claudia Vercellotti and David Clohessy, Sandusky Register [Sandusky OH], (July 14, 2024)
Chr. boarding school abuse victims’ presser Wed. 7/17 in Jeff city, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (July 16, 2024)

July 17, 2024

Criminal charges against Fr. Leo Riley dismissed; SNAP Responds, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (July 15, 2024)
Accuser speaks out after sex abuse charges against former Dubuque priest dropped, By Valeree Dunn, KGAN - CBS 2 [Cedar Rapids IA], (July 16, 2024)
Catholic priest accused of sexual misconduct charged over child abuse images, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (July 16, 2024)
Johnny Hunt tells his side of the story, including his definition of ‘adultery’, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (July 14, 2024)
Another Dangerous Fresno Priest: Father Ramon Salvador Gomez, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (July 15, 2024)
Local Pastor Charged with Sexual Battery on Teen Family Member, By Hernando Sun staff, Hernando Sun [Brooksville, FL], (July 16, 2024)
Republicans Let Archbishop With Horrific History Open the RNC, By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic [New York NY], (July 16, 2024)
Kanakuk survivors calling for support as Peter Newman’s parole hearing approaches, By Mallory Challis, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (July 16, 2024)

July 18, 2024

Affidavit in former Waco priest’s child porn arrest indicates string of sex assault complaints, By Christopher De Los Santos, Waco Tribune-Herald [Waco, TX], (July 17, 2024)
Former Luling priest arrested, facing child porn and sex assault allegations in Texas, By Michelle Hunter, Nola.com [New Orleans, LA], (July 16, 2024)
Former Texas priest arrested in Southwest Florida after sexual assault allegations, By Zach Scott, WBBH - NBC 2 [Fort Myers FL], (July 17, 2024)
Waco law firm suing Anthony Odiong, Catholic Diocese of Austin, By Art DeVitalis and Heidi March, KXXV TV, ABC-25 [Waco TX], (July 16, 2024)
Take down his art or not: Who is alleged serial abuser Father Marko Rupnik?, By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú and Yhonatan Luque Reyes for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (July 16, 2024)
Circle of Hope abuse survivors ask Missouri to continue with trial of boarding school owner, By Annelise Hanshaw, Missouri Independent, KCUR (NPR affiliate) [Kansas City MO], (July 18, 2024)
Beloved priest Abbe Pierre was the conscience of France. Several women now accuse him of assault, By Barbara Surk and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 17, 2024)

July 19, 2024

Largest housing provider for migrant children engaged in pervasive sexual abuse, US says, By PAUL J. WEBER AND VALERIE GONZALEZ, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 18, 2024)
French priest Abbé Pierre accused of sexual assault, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 17, 2024)
Survey: Most Southern Baptist Churches Use Background Checks, Fewer Receive Abuse Training, By Aaron Earls, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 18, 2024)
Roman Catholic priest jailed for child abuse images charged with sexual assault, By Ramon Antonio Vargas in New Orleans, The Guardian [London, England], (July 18, 2024)
Catholic clergy abuse survivors call for alleged Washington abuse documents to be released, By Maryssa Rillo and Taylar Ansures, KXLY [Spokane WA], (July 16, 2024)
Catholic clergy abuse survivors still optimistic after investigation into Washington dioceses stalls, By Andru Zodrow, KHQ-TV/NBC affiliate [Spokane WA], (July 18, 2024)
Ltr to AG: “No plea for Stephanie!”, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (July 17, 2024)
Activists voice concern over possible plea deal for accused child abuser, By Finnegan Belleau, News Tribune [Jefferson City MO], (July 18, 2024)
Emmaus founder Abbé Pierre accused of sexual assault, By Lisa Zengarini and Marie Duhamel, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (July 18, 2024)
Services to be held for credibly accused priest at parish where he previously served, By John McIntyre, Spotlight News [Delmar NY], (July 18, 2024)

July 20, 2024

Ohio priest apologizes for destroying hard drive containing possible child porn, By Daniel Payne, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 18, 2024)
Healing from Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse, By Sharon Clements, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 18, 2024)
Illinois Megachurch Accused of Mishandling Allegations of Clergy Sexual Abuse by Former Pastor, By Ann Marie Shambaugh, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 18, 2024)
Alleged Victims Of Father Rupnik Praise Lourdes, Knights Of Columbus, By Federica Tourn, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (July 20, 2024)
Bond Conditions Set for Adrian Pastor Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct, By WLEN news staff, WLEN [Adrian, MI], (July 18, 2024)
Wilmington-area pastor indicted on child sex offenses, some dating back more than 25 years, By Molly Wilhelm, Wilmington Star News [Wilmington, NC], (July 19, 2024)
Church fires long-time pastor after finding out he was convicted sex offender, By Sylvia St. Cyr, CHVN 95.1 FM [Winnipeg, MB, Canada], (July 19, 2024)
Women accusing Catholic priest of sex assault say they felt they couldn’t turn him down, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian, WWLTV [New Orleans, LA], (July 19, 2024)
El Papa aceptó la renuncia, a los 62 años, de un obispo colombiano denunciado por abuso sexual, By Miguel Estupiñán, corresponsal en Colombia, Religión Digital [Spain], (July 20, 2024)

July 21, 2024

El papa Francisco acepta la renuncia del sacerdote colombiano Óscar Augusto Múnera al vicariato apostólico de Tierradentro, By Camilo Andrés Peña Castañeda, El Tiempo [Bogotá, Colombia], (July 21, 2024)
Pope Francis accepts the resignation of a Colombian bishop mentioned in a book on sexual abuse, By Manual Rueda, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 20, 2024)
Former Luling Catholic priest now faces 2 sexual assault charges, 8 victims identified, By Poet Wolfe, Nola.com [New Orleans, LA], (July 19, 2024)
Eamonn Casey: Man of the people with life of lies and sex crimes, By Terry Prone, Irish Examiner [Cork, Ireland], (July 21, 2024)
Pope to meet with sexual abuse victims during trip to Belgium, By The Brussels Times with Belga, Brussels Times [Brussels, Belgium], (July 19, 2024)
Papa Francisco aceptó renuncia del obispo antioqueño Óscar Augusto Múnera Ochoa, acusado de abuso sexual, By Camilo Andrés López C, El Colombiano [Medellín, Colombia], (July 21, 2024)

July 22, 2024

Archbishop vows to release priest sexual abuse documents, By Ian Auzenne, WWL Radio [New Orleans LA], (July 21, 2024)
New Orleans Archdiocese agrees to release church abuse files as part of court settlement, By Stephanie Riegel, Times-Picayune [New Orleans LA], (July 21, 2024)
New Orleans Archbishop Aymond fights to save church, legacy amid bankruptcy, priest scandal, By Stephanie Riegel, Times-Picayune [New Orleans LA], (July 21, 2024)

July 23, 2024

‘None of our people were invited’: Church accused of hand-picking abuse victims to meet Pope, By Ciara Carolan, Brussels Times [Brussels, Belgium], (July 22, 2024)
Multiple child sexual abuse allegations made against former bishop Eamonn Casey, By Jane Moore, The Journal [Dublin, Ireland], (July 22, 2024)
Child sexual abuse allegations against former bishop, By Aoife Moore, BBC [London, England], (July 22, 2024)
Bishop Eamonn Casey was banned for life by Vatican after multiple child abuse claims, By Anne Sheridan, Extra.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (July 21, 2024)
Niece of Bishop Eamonn Casey: ‘It was the worst kind of abuse…it was horrific’, By Anne Sheridan, Extra.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (July 21, 2024)

July 24, 2024

Sexual abuse more prevalent in faith-based care – commission, By 1 News reporters, Television New Zealand - TVNZ [Auckland New Zealand], (July 24, 2024)
Abuse commission in New Zealand points to Catholic Church in particular, By Charles Collins, Crux [Denver CO], (July 24, 2024)
200,000 people were abused in New Zealand institutions that failed for decades to stop it, By Charlotte Graham-McLay, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 24, 2024)
Quebec’s Cardinal Lacroix resumes duties after being cleared by Vatican abuse investigation, By The Catholic Register - OSV News, America [New York NY], (July 23, 2024)
Knights of Columbus covers Rupnik art at John Paul II Shrine pending sex abuse investigation, By Tyler Arnold, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 23, 2024)
Vatican’s Pius XII archives shed light on another contentious chapter: The Legion of Christ scandal, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 21, 2024)
Former Keys pastor arrested on child sex crime charges, By Citizen staff, Keys News [Key West, FL], (July 23, 2024)
State Officials Probe Abuse at Mississippi Baptist Megachurch, By Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (July 23, 2024)
Irish viewers ‘appalled’ by ‘eye-opening’ Bishop Eamonn Casey documentary about crimes of the Catholic Church, By Cathal Ryan, reporter and Rudi Kinsella, content editor, Irish Star [Dublin, Ireland], (July 23, 2024)
Bishop of Galway ‘shares feelings of distress’ over sexual abuse allegations against Eamonn Casey, By Diarmuid Pepper, TheJournal.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (July 23, 2024)
Bishop Casey’s Buried Secrets review: ‘He had no fear of being caught’, By Ed Power, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (July 23, 2024)
Anyone ‘betrayed or harmed’ by Casey must be ‘heard’ – Bishop of Galway, By Ailbhe Conneely, RTE [Dublin, Ireland], (July 23, 2024)
Vatican failed to reveal famed Irish bishop suspended due to child abuse allegations, By Declan McSweeney, Catholic Herald [London, England], (July 24, 2024)