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June 1, 2022

Employers Face New Litigation Exposure Under Adult Survivors Act, By Lippes Mathias LLP, JD Supra [Marshall, CA], (May 31, 2022)
For Indigenous Canadians, Pope Francis’ age is advantage: He’s an elder, By Michael Swan, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 31, 2022)
Vancouver Island residential school survivor publishes account of abuse and recovery, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News [ Vancouver Island, CA], (May 29, 2022)
Banker says he warned Vatican about London fund investor, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 30, 2022)
Midwest church figures on Southern Baptist Convention list of accused sex abusers, By Steve Vockrodt, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (May 28, 2022)
Southern Baptist secret accused abuser list included these NC, SC people, By Matthew Ablon (WCNC), Blair Shiff (WCNC), Associated Press, NBC News, WCNC - NBC 36 [Charlotte NC], (May 29, 2022)
American Opinion: The Southern Baptist blasphemy, By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board, West Central Tribune [Willmar MN], (May 31, 2022)
Thai Catholic youth discuss clerical sexual abuse, By Tanya Leekamnerdthai, Bangkok, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 1, 2022)
Mississippi Coast pastors named in Southern Baptist sex abuse database. Here’s the list., By Jesse Lieberman, Sun Herald [Biloxi MS], (May 27, 2022)
Multiple resignations at Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire after allegations into staffer’s personal life, By Brian Fraga, Jenn Morson, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 1, 2022)
Southwestern Seminary releases list of 13 individuals connected to sexual abuse allegations, By Staff, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary [Fort Worth, TX], (June 1, 2022)

June 2, 2022

Three Wisconsin men, former pastors, appear on the Southern Baptist Convention list of abusers, By Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee WI], (June 2, 2022)
Southern Baptists Trample the Rights of the Accused, By Matthew Schmitz, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (May 31, 2022)
Residential school survivors tell bishops their expectations of the Pope’s visit, By Brittany Hobson, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (June 1, 2022)
Catholic order that staffed some residential schools in B.C. to hand over archives to museum, By Courtney Dickson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 1, 2022)
Canada Indigenous leaders want pope to visit more locations, By Rob Gillies, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 1, 2022)

June 3, 2022

Odwaga do mówienia prawdy jest jedyną drogą do pełnego oczyszczenia, By Tomasz Krzyżak, DEON.pl [Kraków, Poland], (June 1, 2022)
Pope taps LA bishop, Robert E. Barron, to head Minnesota diocese, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 2, 2022)
Mixed results in the global fight against pedocriminality in the Church, By Xavier Le Normand, La Croix International [France], (May 10, 2022)
Lawsuit: Haverhill priest sexually abused girl in 1990s, 2000s, By Angelina Berube, The Eagle-Tribune [North Andover MA], (June 2, 2022)
The Dallas Charter, 20 years later — Part 1: Widespread abuse comes to light, and the bishops respond, By Michelle Martin, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (June 3, 2022)

June 4, 2022

SOUTHERN BAPTISTS FACE UP TO SEXUAL ABUSE, By David R Brockman, Texas Observer [Austin, Tx], (June 3, 2022)
SBC Task Force Asks for ‘Ministry Check’ Website, Other Reforms to Stop Sexual Abuse, By Bob Smietana - Religion News Service, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (June 2, 2022)
Australian church prepares for council to discern its future, By Adam Wesselinoff, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 3, 2022)
Some action items emerge from SBC sexual abuse crisis, but is it too little and too slow?, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 2, 2022)
SBC leader warns that trying to prevent abuse will destroy the mission, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 2, 2022)
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia paid $78.5 million in clergy sex abuse reparations — far less than anticipated, By Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (June 2, 2022)
Report: $78 million paid to victims of clergy sex abuse in archdiocese, By Matthew Gambino, CatholicPhilly.com - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (June 2, 2022)
Mexican megachurch leader pleads guilty in LA to sex abuse, By Brian Melley, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 4, 2022)

June 5, 2022

Scouts sell off camps under strain from sex abuse suits, By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 4, 2022)
Claim: Cardinal didn’t prioritize sex abuse survivors, By Terry Mattingly, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (nwaonline.com)[Fayetteville AR], (June 4, 2022)
Woman buoyed by support after viral pastor confrontation, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 4, 2022)
What the Rest of Us Can Learn From the Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Scandal, By John Beckett, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 5, 2022)
La Luz del Mundo church leader pleads guilty to sex abuse charges, By Libor Jany, Matthew Ormseth, Leila Mille, Los Angeles Times, (June 3, 2022)
Italian bishops launch cautious inquiry into clergy sex abuse, By Xavier Le Normand, La Croix International [France], (May 31, 2022)
Controversial Cardinal Angelo Sodano Who Covered Up Clerical Sex Abuse Dies at 94, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (May 28, 2022)
Religious Order Provides Clarity on Recent Court Case, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, (June 5, 2022)
Pope’s trip to L’Aquila raises questions about papal resignations, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, CatholicPhilly.com - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (June 5, 2022)
Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 5, 2022)

June 6, 2022

Gag order in Catholic order sex abuse case to protect victims, not accused: AGC, By Jean Iau, The Straits Times [Singapore], (June 6, 2022)
Abuse victims start Loud Fences campaign in Townsville Diocese, By Derek Barry, Northwest Star [Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia], (June 5, 2022)
Legal claims shed light on founder of faith group tied to Amy Coney Barrett, By Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian [London, England], (June 6, 2022)
Pope Francis Names Cardinal Cupich a Member of Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 1, 2022)

June 7, 2022

Standing for Survivors supports Knoxville clergy sexual abuse victims, By Kelly Ann Krueger, WVLT-TV, PBS-39 [Knoxville TN], (June 6, 2022)
Priest indicted for rape as attorney general’s inquiry continues, By Katie Davis, WJAR-TV, NBC-10 [Providence RI], (June 6, 2022)
Former Catholic Diocese priest indicted for sexual assault, By Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, Attorney General - State of Rhode Island [Providence RI], (June 6, 2022)

June 8, 2022

Conn. Man That Was a Rhode Island Priest is Indicted on Sex Abuse Charge, NBC Connecticut [West Hartford, CT], (June 6, 2022)
Survivors of clergy sexual abuse not happy with speed of investigation, By Site Staff, Channel 3000 [Madison WI], (June 6, 2022)
Survivors, advocates demand more from DOJ clergy abuse investigation, By Sara Maslar-Donar, WKOW [Madison, WI], (June 7, 2022)
Bruxy Cavey, disgraced Canadian pastor, charged with sexual assault, By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 7, 2022)
Former Megachurch Pastor Bruxy Cavey Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault, By Stephanie Martin, ChurchLeaders.com [Wheaton, IL], (June 7, 2022)
Faced with damning sexual abuse investigation, some in SBC seek to discredit the investigators, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 8, 2022)
Court allows John Does to sue Presbyterian Church over decades-old sexual abuse, By Jamie Satterfield, Tennessee Lookout [Nashville, TN], (June 7, 2022)
Former Memphis pastor faces abuse allegations, By Daniel Wilkerson, Fox 13 [Memphis, TN], (June 7, 2022)
Defrocked priest who abused dozens of Inuit children out on parole, By Bob Weber, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 7, 2022)
Church convicts Catholic ex-priest of abusing boy for years, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 7, 2022)
Jailed bishop close to Pope Francis released to private clinic for treatment, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (June 7, 2022)
Whistleblowers and the Abuse Crisis: Two Women’s Stories, By Erin O'Donnell, Awake Milwaukee [Milwaukee WI], (June 7, 2022)
What Southern Baptists must do now to address clergy sex abuse, By Christa Brown, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 6, 2022)
Female Janitor Describes Alleged Abuse by Priest at Maywood Church, By City News Service, KFI Radio [Burbank, CA], (June 7, 2022)
Archdiocesan Review Board continues to monitor safe environments for young people, By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (June 6, 2022)
Survivors praised for 20 years of exposing Catholic abuse scandals, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 8, 2022)
Tribunal de Justiça torna bispo de Frederico Westphalen réu por abuso sexual, By Adriana Irion and Humberto Trezz, Diário Gaúcho [Porto Alegre, Brazil], (February 5, 2022)

June 9, 2022

Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese ordered to pay $1.9m to abuse survivor, By Jackson Graham, WAtoday [East Perth, Western Australia], (June 9, 2022)
Former Chilean priest found guilty of sex abuse and rape, By Fabián Andrés Cambero, Natalia Ramos, Alexander Villegas, and Bill Berkrot, Reuters [London, England], (June 8, 2022)
Ex-priest who abused Inuit children ‘should rot in jail,’ says federal minister, By April Hudson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2022)
Priest sex abuse victim awarded nearly $2m, By Cassandra Morgan, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (June 9, 2022)
Audit of several Quebec dioceses’ records identifies 87 abusers in the church: report, By Sidhartha Banerjee, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2022)

June 10, 2022

Pope Francis appoints San Diego auxiliary to lead Phoenix diocese, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 10, 2022)
Timeline: How a prominent Catholic figure’s sex abuse offences against teenage boys came to light, By Davina Tham, Channel News Asia (CNA) [Queenstown, Singapore], (June 10, 2022)
Abuse expert: ‘Voice of Jesus’ speaks through victims, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (June 10, 2022)
Novices dismissed after reporting formator, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 9, 2022)
Not letting go: Sticking with the stories that matter, By Bill Mitchell, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 10, 2022)
Archbishop Nienstedt: an example of how the pope’s abuse law is not working, By Hank Shea, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 9, 2022)
German priest found dead after suspension over abuse probe, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 10, 2022)
Charter’s 20th anniversary calls for ‘continued vigilance,’ archbishop says, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 10, 2022)

June 11, 2022

How the Southern Baptist Convention covered up its widespread sexual abuse scandal, By Terry Gross, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (June 2, 2022)
Southern Baptist sexual abuse report: 2 former Northeast Louisiana pastors named on list, By Ian Robinson, Monroe News-Star [Monroe, LA], (June 9, 2022)
The sexual abuse scandal rocking the Southern Baptist Convention, explained, By Emily St. James, Vox [Washington, DC], (June 7, 2022)
Episcopal settlement is reminder institutions must do more to protect children from abuse, By CST Editorial Board , Chicago Sun-Times, (June 9, 2022)
Former Pastors Arrested Amid Multi-State Child Sex Assault Investigation, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 6, 2022)
Amid national synod, Italian Church faces challenges on multiple fronts, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 10, 2022)
Pope Francis Urges Sicily’s Catholic Priests to be Moral Guides — But to Drop the Lace, By Hannah Brockhaus, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 9, 2022)
Pope Francis: Pornography is ‘a threat to public health’, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 10, 2022)
Good judges bring justice to victims of child sex abuse, By Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 31, 2022)
Blake Burleson: Attorney general must pursue church sex predators, By Blake Burleson, Waco Tribune-Herald [Waco, TX], (June 4, 2022)
Louisiana Legislature passes ‘fix’ to make it easier for sex abuse victims to sue, By Julie O'Donoghue , Louisiana Illuminator [Baton Rouge LA], (June 1, 2022)

June 12, 2022

Donegal priest aware of abuse allegations, Donegal Democrat - Donegal Live [Donegal Town, Ireland], (June 12, 2022)
School knew about abuse claims against former vice-principal as far back as 1993, By Ciaran O'Neill, Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (June 12, 2022)
Survivor haunted by abuse at St Dominic’s Children’s Home, By Paula Lindo, Newsday [Trinidad and Tobago], (June 12, 2022)
Lawsuit settlement ‘bittersweet’ for man who accused Ken-Ton teacher of abuse, By Dan Herbeck, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 12, 2022)
Karnataka High Court On Victim Recall, Cross-Exam In Child Abuse Cases, NDTV (New Delhi Television Ltd) [New Delhi, India], (June 11, 2022)
US Southern Baptist churches facing ‘apocalypse’ over sexual abuse scandal, By Edward Helmore, The Guardian [London, England], (June 12, 2022)
‘A healing journey’: Residential school survivors and the Church, By Brandi Morin, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (June 12, 2022)
Witness describes finding Shelby priest and her then boyfriend in bed, By Jameson Cook, Macomb Daily [Sterling Heights MI], (June 9, 2022)
Commentary: A Shock to Abuse Victims, By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant [Ferndale MI], (June 8, 2022)
Robin Hadaway, SBC presidential candidate, favors balance in handling abuse claims, By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 10, 2022)
#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began, By Peter Smith and Holly Meyer, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 12, 2022)

June 13, 2022

Future of Indian bishop acquitted of rape in Vatican’s hands, nuncio says, By Nirmala Carvalho, Crux [Denver CO], (June 13, 2022)
Vatican accepts court decision on Mulakkal case: Nuncio, By Jose Kavi, Matters India [New Delhi, IN], (June 12, 2022)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping Kerala nun, to resume pastoral duties, India Today [Uttar Pradesh, India], (June 12, 2022)
Phoenix Diocese’s new bishop has hopes for transparency, By Terry Tang, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 10, 2022)
Pope Francis taps San Diego Auxiliary Bishop Dolan to lead the Diocese of Phoenix; SNAP calls for action, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (June 10, 2022)
What the McElroy Appointment Says About the Church’s Commitment to Sex Abuse Victims, By Janet E. Smith, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (June 13, 2022)
Report finds 196 clerics abused minors in German diocese, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 13, 2022)

June 14, 2022

Southern Baptists to address report on sexual abuse cases during annual meeting this week, By Frank E. Lockwood, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (nwaonline.com)[Fayetteville AR], (June 13, 2022)
Rector of German Catholic seminary found dead, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 13, 2022)
Hans Zollner: “Caring for victims is the heart of our ministry”, By Vincent de Féligonde, La Croix International [France], (June 9, 2022)
The Catholic Church in Chile has lost all credibility, By Marguerite de Lasa, La Croix International [France], (June 9, 2022)
5,700 Acts Of Sexual Abuse Committed By German Catholic Priests: Report, By Agence France-Presse, NDTV (New Delhi Television Ltd) [New Delhi, India], (June 13, 2022)
Study finds German Catholic priests sexually abused over 600 victims, By Inke Kappeler and Lauren Said-Moorhous, CNN [Atlanta GA], (June 13, 2022)
Explosive report alleged sex abuse by SBC leader Johnny Hunt. His accuser still waits for justice., By Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle [Houston TX], (June 13, 2022)
St. John’s basilica sold for more than $3-Million to pay survivors of church abuse, By Sarah Smellie, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (June 14, 2022)
‘Preserve the base’: Leaked audio of SBC leaders shows reluctance on dealing with sex abuse, By Bob Smietana and Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 10, 2022)
Southern Baptists who backed open abuse review win key roles, By Deepa Bharath and Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 13, 2022)
£150k payout for victim abused by paedophile priest Fr Malachy Finnegan, By Alan Irwin, News Letter [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (June 14, 2022)

June 15, 2022

The Church and Clergy Sexual Misconduct, By Rev. April Yamasaki, When You Work for the Church [Abbotsford, BC], (June 14, 2022)
Canadian megachurch discloses 38 reports of sexual misconduct by 4 pastors, By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 13, 2022)
Southern Baptists agree to keep list of accused sex abusers, By Deepa Bharath and Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 14, 2022)
USCCB plans to release more resources on abuse prevention, child protection, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (June 14, 2022)
Pope Francis told Bishop Bätzing: We don’t need two Evangelical churches in Germany, By CNA Staff, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 14, 2022)
A reckoning on Native boarding schools is long overdue, By Bridget Moix, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 13, 2022)
Sophie High Dog: An Indian Boarding School Story, By Jenna Kunze, Native News Online [Grand Rapids, MI], (June 13, 2022)
SOS petitions Pope against reinstating Bishop Mulakkal, By Matters India reporter, Matters India [New Delhi, IN], (June 14, 2022)
Break Up America’s Clergy Cartel, By Benjamin Spratt and Joshua Stanton, Daily Beast [New York NY], (June 15, 2022)
Southern Baptists vote on sex abuse proposals, debate female pastors, By Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post, (June 14, 2022)

June 16, 2022

Southern Baptists Elect New Leader Amid Deepening Divisions, By Ruth Graham and Elizabeth Dias, New York Times, (June 14, 2022)
“He did it too!” is an Excuse for Children, not Bishops and Priests., By Rebecca Hamilton, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 15, 2022)
Residential school survivors call on Pope to acknowledge unmarked graves, By Olivia Stefanovich, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 15, 2022)
Pope cracks down on new Catholic religious start-ups, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 15, 2022)
Germany: Study uncovers widespread sexual abuse in Münster diocese, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (June 14, 2022)
Boy Scouts sex abuse documentary is a portrait of shocking complacency, By Inkoo Kang, Washington Post, (June 16, 2022)
Southern Baptists OK abuse measures; church favors pastor laws, apologizes to victims, By Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [Little Rock AR], (June 16, 2022)
Voice of the Faithful has expanded worldwide and now claims more than 30,000 members., By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (June 16, 2022)
Southern Baptists apologize to abuse survivors and urge criminalizing pastoral abuse, By Bob Smietana, Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 15, 2022)
Here’s how survivors of Canada’s residential schools want the Pope to apologize, By Alex Boyd, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (June 15, 2022)
Older civil complaints filed against Portland Catholic Church for childhood sexual abuse, By Emily Allen, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (June 16, 2022)

June 17, 2022

Belgian bishop asks pope to withdraw cardinal appointment, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 16, 2022)
New sexual abuse lawsuits filed against Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland, WGME-TV, CBS affiliate [Portland ME], (June 16, 2022)
As Dallas charter on protecting young people turns 20, trust in bishops is slow to return, Cardinal Gregory says, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service, Catholic Standard [Archdiocese of Washington DC], (June 16, 2022)
Belgian bishop declines cardinal honor over abuse record, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 17, 2022)
Rome’s foremost anti-abuse institute tackles abuse of adults, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (June 17, 2022)
Woman calls for clergy misconduct law after assault allegation, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 16, 2022)

June 18, 2022

Indian-origin ‘guru’ loses legal fight to strike out sexual assault allegations case in UK, By Press Trust of India, India Today [Uttar Pradesh, India], (June 17, 2022)
‘STILL … A LONG WAY TO GO’, By Dennis Sadowski, The Evangelist [Diocese of Albany NY], (June 17, 2022)
Vatican cardinal: Subordination of women to men is ‘fruit of sin’, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (June 15, 2022)
Canada: Mounties arrest priest for assault at school, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 16, 2022)
Manitoba priest charged in connection to historical sexual abuse at Indian Residential School, By Vanese M. Ferguson, CJMK Cool FM 98 [Saskatoon, CA], (June 17, 2022)
Maine diocese sued for 1st time since abuse suit barrier end, By Patrick Whittle, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 17, 2022)
Münster bishop refuses to quit after sexual abuse report, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (June 17, 2022)

June 19, 2022

Defrocked Chilean priest gets 30 years for abusing minors, By Agence France-Presse, Barron's [New York NY], (June 18, 2022)
Belgian bishop declines cardinal honor over abuse record, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 17, 2022)
Intentional or not, Pope offers valuable conclave tip on abuse baggage, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (June 19, 2022)
The Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Reform Movement Marches On!, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (June 18, 2022)
How Churches Can Do Better at Responding to Sexual Abuse, By Tish Harrison Warren, New York Times, (June 19, 2022)
Catholic church uses paedophile priest’s death as shield against new allegations in NSW, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (June 17, 2022)
Churches have been ‘hunting ground’ for predators, new SBC president says, By Robin Cornetet, Kentucky Today [Louisville KY], (June 17, 2022)
Southern Baptists change direction on sexual abuse after years of delay, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 17, 2022)
After ‘Hookup’ Scandal and ‘Extended Leave,’ Msgr. Burrill Resumes Ministry, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 17, 2022)

June 20, 2022

Archdiocese follows detailed process to respond to allegations of abuse, By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (June 20, 2022)
Today’s priests and the sins of the fathers, By Fr. Alexander Santora, New York Daily News, (June 7, 2022)
Filings in sex-abuse suit against Bellevue Baptist Church reignite parents’ claim, By Ben Wheeler, Daily Memphian [Memphis TN], (June 16, 2022)
Victims of sexual abuse upset convicted clerics cared for in Catholic retirement home, By Julie Ireton, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 20, 2022)
Polski episkopat liderem. Ponad połowa spraw o tuszowanie pedofilii dotyczy naszych biskupów, By Sebastian Klauziński, OKO.press [Warsaw, Poland], (June 20, 2022)

June 21, 2022

In Venezuela, priests convicted of abuse have returned to ministry, By Ana Vanessa Herrero, Washington Post, (June 21, 2022)
Santa Barbara Franciscans Hit with New Sexual Assault Complaint, By Nick Welsh, Santa Barbara Independent [Santa Barbara CA], (June 20, 2022)
Three men sue Catholic Diocese of Portland over childhood sexual abuse, By Emily Allen, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (June 16, 2022)
How Churches Can Do Better at responding to Sexual Abuse, By Rachael Denhollander and Tish Harrison Warren, New York Times, (June 19, 2022)

June 22, 2022

As charter turns 20, trust in bishops is slow to return, cardinal says, The Byzantine Archeparchy of Pittsburgh [Pittsburgh, PA], (June 20, 2022)
Small Church Apologizes for Alleged Pedophile Pastor; MacArthur Claims Persecution, By Julie Roys, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 20, 2022)
Five more lawsuits filed against Missouri boarding school, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 20, 2022)
California’s Mater Dei High School, a Catholic football powerhouse, faces hazing and assault allegations, By Katie Collins Scott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 20, 2022)

June 23, 2022

Dozens of Northern CA Priests Facing Child Sex Abuse Claims for the First Time, By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott, Mark Villareal and Michael Horn, KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (June 22, 2022)
Abuse victim seeks damages from retired Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 22, 2022)
Survivor priest says US Church still needs ‘lamentation’ for abuse, By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 23, 2022)
German sex abuse lawsuit targets former Pope Benedict, By Rachel More, Madeline Chambers, and William Maclean, Reuters [London, England], (June 22, 2022)
Suit alleges sexual abuse by popular former California priest and high school swim coach, By Scott Reid, The Mercury News [San Jose CA], (June 23, 2022)
Horror Behind Closed Doors of Polish Residential Institution, By Karolina Kozik, Human Rights Watch [New York NY], (June 23, 2022)

June 24, 2022

Progress on sexual abuse in the SBC? Not so fast, By David Clohessy and Christa Brown, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 24, 2022)
Vatican Signals Pope Will Keep His Plan to Visit Canada for Apology, By Ian Austen, New York Times, (June 23, 2022)
Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Francis to Canada (24-30 July 2022) – Program, Holy See Press Office [Vatican City], (June 23, 2022)
Diocese clears two priests, including one who died recently, of sex abuse claims, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 23, 2022)

June 25, 2022

Philippine diocese warns churchgoers of defrocked priest, By Joseph Peter Calleja, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 24, 2022)
Even with successes, charter seen as a document that must adapt over time, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 24, 2022)
A brief timeline of sex abuse crisis, development of charter, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (June 24, 2022)
Native American leaders push for boarding school commission, By susan montoya bryan, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 22, 2022)
Vatican releases programme for Pope Francis’ Canada visit, By Vatican News Staff Reporter, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (June 23, 2022)
Vatican investigation in Strasbourg marks latest upheaval in French church, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 25, 2022)
High court rejects California Catholic bishops’ bid for review of California Child Victims Act, By Mary Callahan, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (June 21, 2022)

June 26, 2022

Jury finds former Sarasota bishop guilty on two counts of sexual battery of a child under 12, By Gabriela Szymanowska, Herald-Tribune [Sarasota FL], (June 25, 2022)
Sexual misconduct allegations prompt Whitehorse’s Vanier Catholic school to change name, By Dana Hatherly, Yukon News [Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada], (June 25, 2022)
Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex, By Sean Murphy, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 25, 2022)
Priest: Church needs to emphasize pastoral work with sex abuse survivors, By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (June 26, 2022)
Altar boys who testified at a priest’s trial say bishop also abused them, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (June 26, 2022)
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi to be mortgaged to help pay settlements to sex abuse victims, By Esteban Candelaria, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (June 24, 2022)

June 27, 2022

A reckoning in the Baptist church | Editorial, Tampa Bay Times [Tampa Bay FL], (June 24, 2022)
How do you solve a problem like Zanchetta?, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 26, 2022)
Abuse survivors praise Supreme Court for declining to review California’s Child Victims Act, By Katie Collins Scott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 24, 2022)
Suit alleges sexual abuse by popular former Servite priest and swim coach, By Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register[Anaheim, CA], (June 22, 2022)
Hanna Boys Center named in additional child abuse allegations, along with other Catholic institutions, By Chase Hunter, Sonoma Index-Tribune [Sonoma CA], (June 25, 2022)
The Twilight of Pope Francis, By James Carroll, Politico [Arlington VA], (June 26, 2022)