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October 1, 2021

Suit: Nashville diocese failed to protect minor from abuse, By Travis Loller, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 29, 2021)
Priest accused of sexual abuse of minor at Aspen church, By Blayke Roznowski, KMGH - The Denver Channel - ABC 7 [Denver CO], (September 30, 2021)
I am a domestic abuse survivor. Parish priests must do more to support people like me., By Constance Phelps, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 1, 2021)

October 2, 2021

Covering up the coverups, By Matthew Epsom, Gisborne Herald [Gisborne, New Zealand], (October 2, 2021)
Sexual abuse report in France will be ‘frightening’, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 1, 2021)

October 3, 2021

Report identifies 3,000 paedophiles in French Catholic Church, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (October 3, 2021)
Catholic church knew of previous complaint against teen-grooming priest, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (October 3, 2021)
Since 1950 ‘some 3,000 paedophiles’ operated in French Catholic church, By Jon Henley, The Guardian [London, England], (October 3, 2021)
Lawsuit Alleges Catholic Diocese of Nashville Missed Signs of Sexual Abuse at Murfreesboro Church, By Juliana Kim, WPLN - Nashville Public Radio [Nashville TN], (September 29, 2021)
Lawyer ads seeking Catholic Church abuse victims surge, report finds, By Nate Raymond, Reuters [London, England], (October 1, 2021)
Judge: Newark Archdiocese Can Be Held Liable for McCarrick’s Misconduct, By Jonah McKeown, The Catholic Telegraph [Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH], (October 3, 2021)
German Catholic Bishop Suggests ‘Synodal Way’ Is Using Abuse Crisis to Reshape Church, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (September 30, 2021)
How to prevent child sexual abuse? NC insurer shares lessons from its claims data., By Carli Brosseau and Sara Coello, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (October 3, 2021)
Child sex abuse survivors can sue in NC for a few more months. Here’s what to know., By Sara Coello, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (October 3, 2021)
How does NC’s lookback window for child sex abuse compare to measures in other states?, By Carli Brosseau, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (October 3, 2021)

October 4, 2021

Editorial: Abuse victims deserve full disclosure, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (October 1, 2021)
Dromore Diocese redress scheme ‘far too small’ amid fears Malachy Finegan abused up to 100 boys, By Claire Simpson, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (October 1, 2021)
Catholic Church in Scotland announces independent watchdog to deal with abuse complaints against clergy, By Donna Birrell, Premier Christian News [London, England], (October 3, 2021)
Catholic Church in Scotland sets up abuse watchdog, BBC [London, England], (October 3, 2021)
Catholic Church appoints independent abuse watchdog in Scotland to handle complaints against clergy members, By Paul Drury, The Scottish Sun [Glasgow, Scotland], (October 2, 2021)
Episcopal autocracy ‘has to go’ – Australia Plenary Council, By Mark Bowling, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 4, 2021)
Updated: Fifth Australian Catholic Church Plenary Council opens, By Peta McCartney, Sight magazine [Geelong VIC, Australia], (October 4, 2021)
Utah Catholics ready to answer ‘revolutionary’ survey that will include church members on the fringes, By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (October 3, 2021)
Up to 3,200 pedophiles worked in French Catholic Church since 1950, independent commission says, By Simon Bouvier, Saskya Vandoorne and Sam Bradpiece, CNN [Atlanta GA], (October 3, 2021)
Probe: Catholic Church in France had 3,000 child abusers, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 4, 2021)
Head of French bishops says abuse report will be devastating, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [France], (October 1, 2021)
Clergy sex abuse in France: the first revelations, By Céline Hoyeau and Christophe Henning (with AFP), La Croix International [France], (October 4, 2021)
No more impunity for child rapists in the Philippines, By Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (October 4, 2021)

October 5, 2021

Letter: Bishop Fisher not showing evidence of being accessible, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (October 3, 2021)
At Vatican trial, defense questions the legal system itself, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 4, 2021)
Italian cardinal becomes first red hat to stand trial at Vatican, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (October 1, 2021)
Dromore redress scheme over clerical abuse unlikely to become a template, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (September 29, 2021)
French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse, By Sylvie Corbet , Associated Press [New York NY], (October 5, 2021)
French Report Casts New Light on Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church, By Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, (October 5, 2021)
French Catholic clergy abused 216,000 victims since 1950, BBC [London, England], (October 5, 2021)
New child sexual abuse allegation against former Charlotte priest, By Nate Morabito, WCNC-TV, NBC-36 [Charlotte NC], (October 4, 2021)
Abuse allegation at OLA made against priest who served there in the 1990s, Catholic News Herald [Diocese of Charlotte NC], (October 4, 2021)
French clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950, probe finds, By Tangi Salaün and Ingrid Melander, Reuters [London, England], (October 5, 2021)
The numbers: France’s report on church sex abuse of children, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 5, 2021)
Historic abuse survivor camps outside Scots police station to campaign for better support, By Paul T. Smith, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (October 1, 2021)
Former pastor accused of sex abuse at Catholic parish in 1990s, Charlotte diocese says, By Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (October 5, 2021)
Catholic clergy in France likely abused more than 200,000 minors, independent commission estimates, By Rick Noack and Chico Harlan , Washington Post, (October 5, 2021)
New pastor announced days after Columbia City priest was accused of sexually abusing minor, By Taylor Williams, WANE [Fort Wayne IN], (October 4, 2021)
French Catholic church expresses ‘shame’ after report finds 330,000 children were abused, By Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian [London, England], (October 5, 2021)
LEGION OF CHRIST: As Catholic order fought sex abuse claims, secret trusts devoted to it poured millions into American rental properties, By Spencer Woodman, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) [Washington DC], (October 5, 2021)

October 6, 2021

Judge in Vatican corruption trial orders prosecution to share more evidence, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (October 6, 2021)
New pastor announced days after Columbia City priest was accused of sexually abusing minor, By Taylor Williams, WANE [Fort Wayne IN], (October 5, 2021)
French clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950, report finds, By Tangi Salaün and Ingrid Melander, Reuters [London, England], (October 5, 2021)
Catholic Church child sexual abuse scandal, BBC [London, England], (October 5, 2021)
Pope Francis expresses shame at the scale of child sexual abuse by clergy in France, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (October 6, 2021)
Vatican trial prosecutors concede case gaps, willing to investigate more, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (October 6, 2021)
Vatican judges in fraud trial agree defense rights violated, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 6, 2021)
French Catholic church expresses ‘shame’ after report finds 330,000 children were abused, By Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian [London, England], (October 5, 2021)
Gonzaga University Grapples With Ties to Predatory Priests, By Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, (October 6, 2021)
Vatican court absolves former altar boy in sex abuse trial, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 6, 2021)
Priests cleared in Vatican sex abuse case, By Claudio Lavanga, Saphora Smith and The Associated Press, NBC News [New York NY], (October 6, 2021)

October 7, 2021

Northern Ireland police to probe abuse at church-run homes, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 6, 2021)
A report finds French clergy sexually abused over 300,000 children since 1950, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (October 5, 2021)
The Vatican: The Show Must Go On, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (October 7, 2021)
Whitley County prosecutor will decide soon on case of area priest facing allegations of sexual abuse, By Jeff Neumeyer, WPTA - ABC 21 [Fort Wayne IN], (October 6, 2021)
Priest: The question I was asked after the French Catholic Church sexual abuse report, By Father Edward Beck, CNN [Atlanta GA], (October 6, 2021)
Former Harford County priest pleads guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor, By George Matysek, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (October 6, 2021)
I love Pope Francis. But his criticism of EWTN disturbs me as a journalist., By J.D. Long-García, America [New York NY], (October 6, 2021)
Vatican court orders prosecution to hand over video deposition, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (October 6, 2021)
Vatican Issues Acquittals in Sexual Abuse Case Involving Former Altar Boys, By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (October 6, 2021)
3 Lawtell men say they were abused by a priest as young boys, By Darla Montgomery, KLFY-TV, CBS 10 [Lafayette LA], (October 6, 2021)
Clergy sex abuse case needs more time for mediation, By Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News [Alamogordo NM], (October 6, 2021)
Clergy sexual abuse: A global crisis, By Joyce Hackel, "The World," PRI.org [Boston MA], (October 6, 2021)
This Republican senator won’t vote for a law to help victims of child sex abuse | Opinion, By Kathryn Robb and David Clohessy, PennLive.com, (October 6, 2021)
After weeks of chaos, Southern Baptist leaders vote for full transparency in sex abuse investigation, By Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle [Houston TX], (October 5, 2021)

October 8, 2021

Francis is betting a synodal church will be a cure for a clerical church, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 8, 2021)
Indigenous ‘Expert’ Who Advised Book Burnings at Catholic Schools in Canada Draws Scrutiny, By Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (October 7, 2021)
The Formation of a New Priest Who Abused Minors: How Did He Slip Past Seminary Screening Policies?, By Judy Roberts, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (October 6, 2021)
Bill to remove statute of limitations for sexual abuse, By Colleen Marshall, WKBN-TV, Ch. 27 [Youngstown OH], (October 7, 2021)
Bishop reinstates four priests following probes into abuse allegations, By Harold McNeil, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (October 7, 2021)
After meeting pope, Merkel says they discussed abuse, climate change, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 7, 2021)
What the French abuse report says, The Pillar [Washington DC], (October 7, 2021)
France rebukes bishop who said sex abuse revealed at confession would stay secret, By Geert De Clercq, and editing by Peter Graff, Reuters [London, England], (October 7, 2021)
French Church and state at odds over sex abuse confessions, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 7, 2021)
The Plenary Council confronts Church abuse, By Mark Bowling, The Catholic Leader [Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia], (October 8, 2021)
Sexual Abuse Revelations Accelerate Sense of a French Church in Retreat, By Norimitsu Onishi and Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, (October 8, 2021)
Australian Catholics are having a reckoning moment. Here’s what young believers think, By Siobhan Marin for The Religion and Ethics Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (October 8, 2021)
Warrant: Ex-pastor devised scheme against girl’s parents, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 8, 2021)
Former priest charged with multiple felonies, including child seduction, sexual battery, By Jonathan Shelley, WPTA - ABC 21 [Fort Wayne IN], (October 8, 2021)
Abuse report on the Catholic Church in France — a shock, but not a surprise, By Tom Heneghan, Politico.eu [Brussels, Belgium], (October 8, 2021)

October 9, 2021

San Jose State president resigns amid sex abuse fallout, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 8, 2021)
Church must move from sorrow to action on abuse, archbishop says, By Cindy Wooden, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 8, 2021)
Plenary Council members ask Australian church to embrace its diversity, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 8, 2021)
7 Things Catholics Need to Know About the French Report on Sexual Abuse, By Solène Tadié , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (October 8, 2021)
French Catholic Church abuse report highlights the special toll faced by boys, By Phil Goldstein, NBC News [New York NY], (October 8, 2021)
Residential school survivors frustrated Wilson-Raybould not consulted on scrapping of 2015 compensation appeal, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 8, 2021)
Wilson-Raybould wasn’t consulted on freeing Catholic Church from residential school compensation deal: source, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 7, 2021)
Pope Francis and the French clerical abuse/coverup report, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (October 8, 2021)

October 10, 2021

Catholic bishop didn’t report sex predator priest to the police, By Neil Docking, Liverpool Echo [Liverpool, England], (October 10, 2021)
Catholic Church must start to ‘listen’ says Pope, By Christopher Lamb, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 9, 2021)
STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF KANSAS CITY IN KANSAS, SEPT. 27, 2021, Archdiocese of Kansas City KS, (September 27, 2021)
Man seeks to be removed from Santa Fe archdiocese’s list of accused abusers, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (October 9, 2021)
Authorities: Monk in Alaska faces child sexual abuse charge, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 8, 2021)
Remembering legacy of embattled Bishop McCormack, By Anna Raley, The St. Anselm Crier (student newspaper of St. Anselm College, Manchester NH), (October 8, 2021)
Priest invited teens to his home, gave them alcohol, court docs say, Fort Wayne's NBC-TV [Fort Wayne IN], (October 8, 2021)
Former Columbia City pastor charged, Today's Catholic [Diocese of Fort Wayne IN], (October 8, 2021)
Victim of alleged sexual abuse by a priest speaks out, By Darla Montgomery, KLFY-TV, CBS 10 [Lafayette LA], (October 6, 2021)
Catholic church calls in Vatican to investigate sexting priest case, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (October 10, 2021)

October 11, 2021

The hard truth of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is demoralizing. But we must confront it, By Michael W. Higgins, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (October 10, 2021)
Seal of the confessional, By Ramon J. Farolan, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (October 11, 2021)
Sheffield bishop Ralph Heskett ‘failed to report priest who sexually abused altar boys’, By Neil Docking, The Star [Sheffield, Yorkshire, England], (October 11, 2021)
Roman Fathers sexually abusing church members in Accra?, Ghana Web [Accra, Ghana], (October 10, 2021)
French actor breaks silence on child sex abuse within church, By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 11, 2021)

October 12, 2021

Europe court rejects case seeking to blame Vatican for abuse, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 12, 2021)
Catholic Church sex abuse claims: Vatican has immunity, rules ECHR, Euronews [Lyon, France], (October 12, 2021)
Camden diocese plan would offer $26 million for clergy sex abuse survivors, By Jim Walsh, The Courier-Post [Cherry Hill NJ], (October 11, 2021)
Dismissing Catholic abuse victims’ lawsuit, ECHR rules Vatican cannot be sued in European courts, By Richard Allen Greene and Kara Fox, CNN [Atlanta GA], (October 12, 2021)

October 13, 2021

Church fumbles response to sexual abuse report, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 12, 2021)
France’s top Catholic bishop concedes child protection overrules confession secrecy, RFI - Radio France Internationale [Paris, France], (October 13, 2021)
Catholic priests in France ‘must report abuse allegations heard in confession’, By Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian [London, England], (October 12, 2021)
French Catholic Leader Discusses ‘Clumsy Wording’ on Confessional Seal with Interior Minister, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (October 12, 2021)
Statement by Bishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, Archbishop of Reims, President of the French Bishops’ Conference, By Bishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, Bishops' Conference of France - Conférence des évêques de France [Paris, France], (October 12, 2021)
Northern Irish diocese’s plan to redress abuse criticized for payment caps, By Sahm Venter, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 12, 2021)

October 14, 2021

Former Michigan priest, 66, to stand trial for sex abuse, By Justine Lofton, MLive [Walker MI], (October 13, 2021)
Vatican-backed sex abuse research institute expands mandate, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 13, 2021)
Sex Abuse Suit Against Catholic Church, Riverside Priest Settled, City News Service [Los Angeles CA], (October 13, 2021)
$26M for Abuse Victims Proposed by Diocese of Camden, By Kimberlee Bongard and Anthony Bellano, Patch [New York City NY], (October 13, 2021)
Polish bishops, at Vatican, call punishment for abuse cover-up lopsided, By Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 14, 2021)
Civil suit filed against ex-Hudson teacher charged with raping student, By Norman Miller, MetroWest Daily News [Framingham MA], (October 14, 2021)

October 15, 2021

Priest apologises for sexually assaulting sisters in their own home in the Midlands, By Liam Cosgrove, Offaly Express [Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland], (October 15, 2021)
Alleged victim of Father Huneck speaks exclusively with ABC21, By Kaitlyn Kendall and Rose Yolevich, WPTA - ABC 21 [Fort Wayne IN], (October 14, 2021)
Days of darkness and light for the Catholic Church, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (October 15, 2021)
Opinion: Saving the children God wants us to have, By Mary Ann Sorrentino, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (October 14, 2021)
Eleven national groups ask NJ gov. for more time for abuse suits, By David Clohessy et al., SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (October 11, 2021)
Catholics4Change Launches Virtual Global Community, By Susan Matthews, Catholics4Change [Philadelphia PA], (October 10, 2021)
Editorial: The Church’s challenge of sex abuse, Times of Malta, (October 13, 2021)

October 16, 2021

KBI say it has opened 122 clergy sex abuse cases in Kansas, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 15, 2021)
KBI has received 215 reports, opened 122 cases in priest sexual abuse investigation, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (October 15, 2021)
Catholic Church ‘covered up’ paedophile priest’s sex attacks on boys, By Neil Docking, Liverpool Echo [Liverpool, England], (October 11, 2021)
Former St. Joseph, Bergen Catholic teachers accused of abuse as lawsuit deadline nears, By Deena Yellin, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (October 13, 2021)
Former Omaha Archdiocese chancellor says he paid a homeless man $700,000, By Abbie Petersen, KETV - ABC 7 [Omaha NE], (October 16, 2021)
France: Catholic Bishops to Uphold Confessional Seal, Spokeswoman Clarifies, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (October 16, 2021)
Seal of confession a topic of debate after French abuse report, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (October 15, 2021)

October 17, 2021

Catholic Church must deal with paedophile priests seriously, By Savio Rodrigues, The Sunday Guardian [New Delhi, India], (October 16, 2021)
Seal of the confessional simply not a roadblock to fight against abuse, By John L. Allen, Jr., Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (October 16, 2021)
What is the Seal of Confession?, By Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (October 16, 2021)
Rome’s anti-abuse beachhead inaugurates next phase, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (October 15, 2021)

October 18, 2021

French PM meets Pope as abuse scandal rages, By Agence France-Presse, The Times of India [Mumbai, India], (October 18, 2021)
The Catholic Church in France shines a light on its own abuse scandal, By Robert Zaretsky, Boston Globe, (October 14, 2021)
Lawmakers say they planned to fail on Strauss sex abuse bill; victims weren’t told, By Jake Zuckerman, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (October 11, 2021)
Why This Last-Ditch Ploy to Combat Predatory Priests Is Doomed to Fail, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (October 18, 2021)
Humiliation for cardinal as rape victim wins payout over smear, By Emily Kent Smith, The Times [England], (October 17, 2021)
Abuse report only first step in long reckoning for French Catholic Church, By Antoine de Tarlé, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 14, 2021)
Omaha priest arrested, facing charges of theft, abuse of vulnerable adult, By Gina Dvorak, WOWT - NBC 6 [Omaha NE], (October 15, 2021)
Brother’s keeper – Dolan’s DiMarzio probe and the future of ‘Vos estis’, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (October 12, 2021)
Omaha-area priest accused of embezzling $280,000 charged with 2 felonies, By Todd Cooper, Omaha World-Herald (omaha.com) [Omaha NE], (October 15, 2021)

October 19, 2021

Young women, #MeToo and clergy sex abuse: Lessons from my students, By Jessica Coblentz, America [New York NY], (October 14, 2021)
How and when will French Church compensate victims of ‘systemic’ child abuse?, By Cyrielle Cabot, France 24 [Paris, France], (October 7, 2021)
Pope shares survivor’s letter pleading for clergy to face truth of abuse, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 18, 2021)
Only secular law can bring justice to victims of mass clerical abuse in France, By Keith Porteous Wood, National Secular Society [London, England], (October 7, 2021)
The alarming human rights ruling on freedom of speech, By Andrew Tettenborn, The Spectator [London, England], (October 19, 2021)
New Crookston bishop says sexual abuse victims are priority, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 18, 2021)
New bishop hopes to bring healing to Crookston diocese, By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) [St. Paul MN], (October 18, 2021)
Sex Abuse Fight at Southern Baptist Convention Leads Top Church Official to Quit, By Toria Barnhart, Newsweek [New York NY], (October 15, 2021)

October 20, 2021

Lawsuit targets Diocese of Brownsville on sexual assault allegations, By Laura B. Martinez, The Brownsville Herald [Brownsville TX], (October 17, 2021)
Lincoln bishop reassigns, restricts priests accused of misconduct, By Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star [Lincoln NE], (October 19, 2021)
Diocesan Statement effective Jan. 10, 2022, By Bishop James Conley, Diocese of Lincoln NE, (October 8, 2021)
Diocesan Statement effective Nov. 8, 2021, By Bishop James Conley, Diocese of Lincoln NE, (October 8, 2021)
Only 10% of sexual abuse of minors cases are dealt with thoroughly – report, By Ariella Marsden, Jerusalem Post [Jerusalem, Israel], (October 19, 2021)
Settlement reached with 15th sexual abuse victim of Lawrence priest, By Jill Harmacinski, The Eagle-Tribune [North Andover MA], (October 20, 2021)
The U.S. Church should pay attention to the French report on sex abuse. Here’s why, By Adam A.J. DeVille, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (October 18, 2021)
Minding the Church, By Brian Devlin, Commonweal [New York NY], (October 20, 2021)

October 21, 2021

What the CIASE report on abuse in the Catholic Church in France (1950-2020) says to theology and theologians, By Massimo Faggioli (Villanova University), Concilium [Paris, France], (October 20, 2021)
Georgia Supreme Court hears lawsuit claiming sexual abuse by Catholic priest, By Dave Williams, Capitol Beat News Service [Atlanta GA], (October 19, 2021)
Malachy Finegan victim to take fresh case against Catholic Church, By Connla Young, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (October 21, 2021)
Clerical sex abuse survivor wins payout for being ‘retraumatised’, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 18, 2021)
A Loyal Catholic’s Mission to Protect the Church From Youth Football, By Ken Belson, New York Times, (October 14, 2021)
C.A. Broadens Liability of Church for Priest Misconduct, Metropolitan News-Enterprise [Los Angeles CA], (October 21, 2021)
Catholic Church admits cases of sexual abuse against minors in Campeche, Yucatan Times [Yucatan, Mexico], (October 19, 2021)
French Catholic Church sexual abuse: The devil lives in holy place, By Xin Ping, Global Times English Edition [Beijing, China], (October 21, 2021)

October 22, 2021

New bishop acknowledges ‘need for healing’ in Minnesota diocese, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (October 19, 2021)
Lincoln bishop reassigns priests accused of misconduct, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 20, 2021)
Priest held for abusing minor girl, The Hindu [Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India], (October 20, 2021)
Man admits killing Catholic priest Michael Maingi who sodomised him, By Muriithi Mugo, The Standard [Nairobi, Kenya], (October 21, 2021)
Southern Baptist Convention CEO Ronnie Floyd resigns as the old guard finally crumbles, By Sam Thielman, NBC News [New York NY], (October 20, 2021)
Catholic Church asks Glasgow survivors of abuse to share experiences for independent review, By Jack Haugh, Glasgow Times [Glasgow, Scotland], (October 20, 2021)
Bankruptcy judge halts sex abuse suits against Buffalo Diocese parishes, schools, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (October 22, 2021)
Pope Francis wants seminarians to read this letter from a clerical abuse survivor, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (October 20, 2021)
Mike Stone files lawsuit against SBC rival Russell Moore, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (October 20, 2021)
Church and State avoid fanning sexual abuse flames after report, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 21, 2021)
Why the Catholic Church’s approach to sex abuse survivors needs a fundamental reset, By Richard Scorer, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 21, 2021)

October 23, 2021

Sexual assault allegation adds twist in murder of Kenyan priest, By Fredrick Nzwili, Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (October 23, 2021)
USA Gymnastics, abuse survivors agree on proposed $400 million plus settlement, By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register, The Union Democrat [Sonora CA], (October 22, 2021)
Former Cleveland sems allege sexual coercion, inadequate response, The Pillar [Washington DC], (October 22, 2021)

October 24, 2021

Father Drew rape trial being delayed for the fourth time, defense says, By Jennifer Edwards Baker, Fox19-TV [Cincinnati OH], (October 22, 2021)
A new beginning? Listening for a synodal church, By Miguel H. Díaz, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 22, 2021)
Rev. Powell: U.S. no longer needs Vatican ambassador, By Rev. Mark J Powell, M.Div., Hamilton County Reporter [Westfield IN], (October 22, 2021)
RC bishops in Europe react to abuse crisis, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Church Times [London, England], (October 22, 2021)
Why do we still not believe whistleblowers?, By Breda O'Brien, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (October 23, 2021)
Carlisle Cathedral to support survivors of sexual abuse, Cumbria Crack [Cumbria, England], (October 22, 2021)
Catholic Church grows, but there are fewer faithful in Europe, By Agence France-Presse, Times of Malta, (October 21, 2021)
Appeals court rules L.A. archdiocese may be sued for alleged molestation – could impact Bay Area cases, By Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle [San Francisco CA], (October 21, 2021)
Former bishop acquitted of rape, Financial Mirror [Nicosia, Cyprus], (October 22, 2021)
All archdiocese properties, including Basilica, being appraised for Mount Cashel compensation, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 24, 2021)

October 25, 2021

Canadian priest who served in Calgary convicted in sexual assault against minors, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 24, 2021)
Repentance is where true joy can begin, By Philippa Martyr, The Catholic Weekly [Archdiocese of Sydney NSW, Australia], (October 25, 2021)
Catholic Church apology after priest is sentenced for abuse of two children, By Allison Morris, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (October 25, 2021)

October 26, 2021

What if you experience harm instead of healing in the confessional?, By Flora x. Tang, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 26, 2021)
Monroe County priest charged with child sex abuse after falling for ‘predator catcher’ set up, By Hannah Phillips, Pocono Record [Stroudsburg PA], (October 25, 2021)
Priest pleads no contest to abusing 11-year-old altar boy, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 25, 2021)

October 27, 2021

Müller pleads for Holy See to intervene in Germany, By James Roberts, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (October 27, 2021)
Pope Francis agrees to visit Canada to help reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (October 27, 2021)
We’re all safer without these two predators, By David Clohessy, Prevent Abuse - DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (October 18, 2021)

October 28, 2021

Statewide investigation into clergy, faith leader abuse has received nearly 180 reports, By Hope Kirwan, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), (October 27, 2021)
Motion to Call for Missouri Baptist Sexual Abuse Task Force, By Brian Kaylor, Word & Way [Jefferson City MO], (October 25, 2021)

October 29, 2021

Pope OKs Canada trip to help healing with Indigenous peoples, By Frances d'Emilio, Associated Press [New York NY], (October 27, 2021)
Pastor faces child sex charges in the Poconos, By Carmella Mataloni, WNEP - ABC 16 [Scranton PA], (October 25, 2021)

October 30, 2021

Pope laicizes priest accused of sexual abuse, WNEP - ABC 16 [Scranton PA], (October 28, 2021)
Lyndhurst priest resigns after investigation found he skinny-dipped with two adults he knew from a seminary, diocese says, By Kaylee Remington, The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com [Cleveland OH], (October 28, 2021)
Germany: Study starts on sexual abuse in Protestant Church, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (October 28, 2021)
AG: Fayette County priest pleads no contest to indecent assault, WTAE - Action News 4 [Pittsburgh PA], (October 25, 2021)
Report on French Catholic Church abuse reminding local dioceses of work to be done in Sask., By Libby Giesbrecht, CKOM [Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada], (October 25, 2021)
Letter to Biden Re: New Ambassador to the Vatican, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (October 27, 2021)
Catholic Leadership Reform Critical to Combating Clergy Sexual Abuse, By Joshua Moschetto, The Hoya - Student Newspaper of Georgetown University [Washington DC], (October 28, 2021)
After visiting Canada, Pope Francis might want to stop off in Springfield, By Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, (October 28, 2021)

October 31, 2021

Editorial: Jerry Sandusky forced us to think the unthinkable to protect the little children, Patriot-News - PennLive [Mechanicsburg PA], (October 31, 2021)
Bartlett pastor reinstated after archdiocese says it found insufficient evidence of sex abuse, By Kayleigh Padar, Daily Herald [Arlington Heights IL], (October 30, 2021)
Former South Bend St. Joseph volleyball players accuse school of ignoring sexual misconduct, By Cory Havens, South Bend Tribune [South Bend IN], (October 30, 2021)
Pioneering Carlisle ‘loudfence’ campaign to beat clerical abuse looks set to go national, By Phil Coleman, News & Star [Carlisle, Scotland], (October 30, 2021)