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November 1, 2021

First Nations leader recalls unsuccessful 2017 effort to bring Pope Francis to Saskatchewan, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 31, 2021)
Sask. court file reveals new details of Catholic Church compensation for residential school survivors, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 4, 2021)
French Catholics demand change in light of devastating Church sex abuse report, By Xavier Le Normand, La Croix International [France], (October 28, 2021)
How a 2005 Ohio ‘tort reform’ law has cost child rape victims millions, By Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal [Columbus OH], (November 1, 2021)
Providence priest arrested, accused of possession of child pornography, By Carl Sisson, WPRI-TV, CBS-12 [Providence RI], (October 31, 2021)

November 2, 2021

Wichita-area priest placed on leave, accused of sexually abusing minor, KWCH-TV, CBS-12 [Wichita KS], (November 1, 2021)
Survivor of priest abuse calls for more transparency after Providence priest arrest, By Parker Gavigan, WJAR-TV, NBC-10 [Providence RI], (November 1, 2021)
Catholic Church in France Considers the Consequences of the French Report on Sexual Abuse, By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (October 27, 2021)
Former volleyball players allege former coach committed sexual misconduct, By Melissa Hudson, WBND-TV, ABC-57 [South Bend IN], (November 1, 2021)

November 3, 2021

Wichita-area Catholic priest placed on leave by diocese over child sex abuse report, By Amy Renee Leiker, Wichita Eagle [Wichita KS], (November 2, 2021)
French bishops set to weigh damning child abuse revelations at annual conference, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (November 2, 2021)
What happened to investigations of St. Joseph High School coach? Authorities aren’t saying., By Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune [South Bend IN], (November 2, 2021)
‘A very dark history.’ Kansas City diocese hopes ‘Procession’ can help with healing, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (November 2, 2021)
De La Salle order apologises for sex abuse, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (November 2, 2021)
Organizers urge AG to investigate abuse of Menominee children attending Catholic schools, By Joshua Peguero, WBAY-TV [Green Bay WI], (November 2, 2021)
Catholic Church Welcomes Royal Commission’s Marylands Inquiry Dates, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference [Wellington, New Zealand], (November 3, 2021)

November 4, 2021

Mexico bishops investigated over abuse cover-up allegations, By Madoc Cairns, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (November 3, 2021)
AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse, Wisconsin Department of Justice [Madison WI], (October 27, 2021)
French bishops’ General Assembly focused on child abuse, By Lisa Zengarini, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (November 3, 2021)
Priest in Wichita Diocese on leave, pending sexual abuse of a minor investigation, By Rachel Sommerfeld, KSNW-TV, NBC-3 [Wichita KS], (November 1, 2021)

November 5, 2021

Nebraska AG finds 258 victims of Catholic church sex abuse, By Grant Schulte, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 4, 2021)
Investigation finds 258 Nebraska victims of clergy sex abuse since 1978, By Christopher Burbach , Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald (omaha.com) [Omaha NE], (November 4, 2021)
Defrocked priest, convicted child molester released from custody nearly a month ago, By Clare Spaulding and Stefano Esposito , Chicago Sun-Times, (November 2, 2021)

November 6, 2021

Residential school compensation must be paid before any papal visit, say survivors, advocates, By Jason Warick , CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (November 5, 2021)
French Catholic Church recognizes ‘responsibility’ for child sex abuse, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (November 5, 2021)
Ontario NDP demands removal of Indigenous Affairs minister over residential school settlement, By CBC News, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (November 5, 2021)
Truth and reconciliation centre says it’s still waiting for residential school records, By The Canadian Press, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (October 21, 2021)
Pope: Church, shamed by sex abuse, must better protect kids, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 4, 2021)
FSSP Priest Faces New Federal Child Pornography Charges, By Joe Bukuras/CNA, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 5, 2021)

November 7, 2021

Nebraska AG: None of state’s 258 Catholic church abuse cases can be prosecuted, By Gina Dvorak, Kevin Westhues and John Chapman, WOWT - NBC 6 [Omaha NE], (November 4, 2021)
Nebraska AG report says dioceses failed to protect children, By Wesley Thoene, KCAU-TV, ABC-9, siouxlandproud.com [Sioux City IA], (November 4, 2021)
Former York priest identified among 57 sex abusers, by attorney general’s office, By Melanie Wilkinson, York News-Times [York NE], (November 5, 2021)
French Clerical Abuse Report Puts Spotlight on Confession, By Norimitsu Onishi and Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, (November 7, 2021)

November 8, 2021

Father James Jackson Wrote About Sex Abuse Scandals, Called McCarrick a ‘Creep’, By Joe Bukuras, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (November 8, 2021)
French Catholic Church expected to outline compensation plans for clerical sex abuse victims, RFI - Radio France Internationale [Paris, France], (November 8, 2021)
Priest abuse victims oppose diocese actions in bankruptcy case, By Joe Wojtas, The Day [New London CT], (November 7, 2021)
French bishops kneel in penance over Catholic church’s role in child abuse, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (November 6, 2021)
Nebraska clergy sex abuse report: 258 victims, 57 predators, no prosecution, By Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star [Lincoln NE], (November 4, 2021)

November 9, 2021

French Catholics agree to sell property to compensate abuse victims, Reuters [London, England], (November 8, 2021)
French Catholic Church to sell property or take out loans to pay off sex abuse claims, By Arpan Rai, The Independent [London, England], (November 9, 2021)
French Catholic Church Will Sell Assets to Compensate Abuse Victims, By Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, (November 8, 2021)
Trial of Lebanese priest accused of sexual abuse begins in France, The New Arab [London, England], (November 8, 2021)
Mansour Labaky facing the demons of the past, By Caroline Hayek, L'Orient-Le Jour [Beirut, Lebanon], (November 7, 2021)

November 10, 2021

Priest gets life term in child porn, exploitation case, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 11, 2021)
Former Farmington Priest Pleads Guilty To Sex Crimes From 1970s, By Dylan Siwicki, Patch [New York City NY], (November 9, 2021)
Ex-Priest Indicted as Attorney General Reviews Abuse Claims, By Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 9, 2021)
Activist files lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse by St. John’s priest, By Chris O'Neill Yates, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (November 9, 2021)
‘It’s being abused by an entire belief system’: a haunting film on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, By David Smith in Washington, The Guardian [London, England], (November 9, 2021)
Germany: Crimes involving child sexual abuse images almost double, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (November 8, 2021)
Diocese must continue to face scrutiny, By Bob Sirkin, The Day [New London CT], (November 9, 2021)
U.S. bishops say 100 acts of anti-Catholic vandalism since May 2020, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (October 15, 2021)
Bishops seek answers about vandalism of churches and Catholic symbols, By Alejandra Molina, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 10, 2021)
New lawsuit alleges sexual abuse by priest at Myrtle Beach Catholic church, By Gerard Albert, Sun News [Myrtle Beach SC], (November 8, 2021)
Former Strongsville, Ohio priest sentenced to life in prison for sex crimes against juveniles, By Sia Nyorkor, WOIO - CBS 19 [Cleveland OH], (November 9, 2021)

November 11, 2021

Lawsuit claims sexual abuse of altar boy by Myrtle Beach Catholic priest, By Alexx Altman-Devilbiss, WPDE - ABC 15 [Conway SC], (November 8, 2021)
Former Oakland Co. Priest Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Cases, By Lynsey Mukomel, Department of Attorney General - Michigan [Lansing MI], (November 8, 2021)
Man who stalked reporter who broke church scandal sentenced, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 10, 2021)

November 12, 2021

New lawsuit details alleged sexual abuse by former Myrtle Beach Catholic priest, By Richard Caines, Post and Courier [Myrtle Beach SC], (November 11, 2021)
A former Philly priest, once accused of widespread sexual abuse, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, By Chris Palmer, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (November 10, 2021)
Accusations of racist, sexual rituals beset high school hockey program, By Jill Harmacinski and Erin Nolan, Register-Herald [Beckley WV], (November 11, 2021)
Celebrity priest convicted of rape and sexual abuse, By Rosabel Crean, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (November 11, 2021)
More than 4,200 allegations of clergy abuse reported, U.S. bishops’ annual audit shows, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (November 10, 2021)

November 13, 2021

Victim of priest’s hate speech files police report, By Claudia Calleja, Times of Malta, (November 7, 2021)
Experts see progress, problems in U.S. Catholic Church’s latest sex abuse audit, By Sean Salai, Washington Times [Washington, D.C.], (November 12, 2021)
French Catholic Church will sell buildings to help pay compensations for sexual abuse victims, By Staff, Premier Christian News [London, England], (November 12, 2021)
Assisi pilgrimage with the poor: Pope calls for open hands, open hearts, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (November 12, 2021)
Pope lavishes praise on cardinal who remained silent over abuse, By Barry Duke, Patheos [Englewood CO], (November 12, 2021)
Abuse survivors demand Wellington school removes portrait of alleged paedophile, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (November 13, 2021)
Portugal’s Catholic bishops announce independent child sexual abuse commission, By Reporting by Catarina Demony and Sérgio Gonçalves in Lisbon Editing by Aislinn Laing and Matthew Lewis, Reuters [London, England], (November 11, 2021)
Former RI Catholic priest indicted on child-molestation charges, By Tom Mooney, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (November 9, 2021)
AG wants more information on Danvers hockey hazing, sexual assault allegations, By Jill Harmacinski, The Eagle-Tribune [North Andover MA], (November 12, 2021)

November 14, 2021

Pope Francis thanks journalists for exposing Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal, By Mica Soellner, Washington Times [Washington, D.C.], (November 13, 2021)
Catholic leaders have to be defenders of children, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (November 14, 2021)
Bishops’ visits to Rome unable to quell crisis of Polish church, By Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 9, 2021)

November 15, 2021

Struthers priest placed on leave, accused of ‘inappropriate’ contact with minor, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 14, 2021)
Pope thanks journalists for helping uncover clerical sexual abuse scandals, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (November 15, 2021)
Struthers priest on leave after an allegation of inappropriate physical contact with a minor, By Ben Pagani, WFMJ-NBC/CW-21 [Youngstown OH], (November 15, 2021)
Rev. Marian Babjak, By Justin Huyck, Diocese of Youngstown OH, (November 14, 2021)
Beyond Sandusky: the survivors’ movement | Opinion, By Jason Berry, Patriot-News - PennLive [Mechanicsburg PA], (November 14, 2021)
Hearing Scheduled Monday for Providence Priest Accused of Having Child Pornography, By Kelly Boan, WLNE-TV, ABC-6 [Providence RI], (November 15, 2021)
As Catholic bishops gather, so do protesters on right and left, By Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (November 12, 2021)
Boston archdiocese settles two new lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests, By Wheeler Cowperthwaite, Patriot Ledger [Quincy MA], (November 15, 2021)
Global clergy abuse survivors and allies to urge USCCB to condemn Bannon’s anti-gay rally in Baltimore., Ending Clergy Abuse (ECAGlobal.org) [Seattle WA], (November 15, 2021)
Elderly Buffalo priest accused of abuse denies claim, prays for accuser, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (November 15, 2021)

November 16, 2021

Priest who served in North Canton placed on leave, By Charita M. Goshay, Canton Repository [Canton OH], (November 15, 2021)
A priest sits on a bed, trousers off, legs open. ‘What do you do when you think of girls?’ he asks, By David Smith, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (November 16, 2021)
Scots rape survivor set to sue over horrific historic school sex abuse, By Jackie Grant, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (November 16, 2021)
Irvine: Catholic boarding school slated at child sex abuse inquiry, By Andy Hamilton, Irvine Times [Ardrossan, Scotland], (November 15, 2021)
Confession can be place where church fights abuse, Jesuit says, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (November 16, 2021)

November 17, 2021

These 5 US bishops may be in the spotlight for years to come, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 15, 2021)
Vatican finance trial: What’s happened so far and where is it heading?, By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (November 17, 2021)
Survivors of sexual assault say shame, fear of not being believed cause delay in coming forward, By News 12 Staff, News 12 Long Island [Woodbury NY], (November 16, 2021)
Sadly, the US bishops’ conference is a ghost of its former self, By Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 15, 2021)
Bishops urged to listen as they consider Communion document, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 17, 2021)
Baltimore archbishop, in homily for bishops’ opening Mass, says synodality should not avoid problems, By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (November 16, 2021)
On first day of bishops’ conference, a spectrum of Catholic thought, By Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (November 16, 2021)
Sex abuse survivors urge bishops to denounce Church Militant’s agenda, By Rhina Guidos, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 16, 2021)
Opening bishops’ meeting, Vatican ambassador urges prelates to tamp down divisions, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 16, 2021)
SNAP responds to Catholic Diocese abuse allegations, By Zach Mosca, WFMJ-NBC/CW-21 [Youngstown OH], (November 15, 2021)
‘No plea’ entered on Providence priest’s behalf amid child pornography charges, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (November 15, 2021)
The Christian Peacemaker Who Left a Trail of Trauma, By Daniel Silliman, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (November 16, 2021)
Bishops’ fall General Assembly, day one: Synodality, evangelization, eucharist and sex abuse just a few issues of the day, By Catholic News Service, The Dialog [Diocese of Wilmington DE], (November 16, 2021)

November 18, 2021

Portugal’s bishops create national commission to confront abuse, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 16, 2021)
German Catholic official leads penance service on sex abuse, By Daniel Niemann and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 18, 2021)
Catholic Dark Money: The Pandora Papers, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (November 18, 2021)
U.S. bishops’ meeting draws protesters, activists to Baltimore, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (November 17, 2021)
Italian bishops mark first day of prayer for abuse victims, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (November 17, 2021)
Opinion: Another state, another clergy sex abuse scandal, By Editorial Board, Washington Post, (November 13, 2021)
‘I never expected to lose,’ Catholic Cardinal Pell, who was jailed on sex abuse and then freed, tells Tribune, By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (November 18, 2021)
Philly priest sexually abused a teen at Cardinal Dougherty High and on a Shore trip decades ago, lawsuit says, By Mensah Dean, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (November 17, 2021)
Another Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Delbarton School, By Josh Bakan, The Patch [Morristown NJ], (November 17, 2021)
French Catholic Bishops Announce ‘Vast Program of Renewal’ After Abuse Report, By Courtney Mares, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (November 8, 2021)
French Bishops’ Conference Spokeswoman Fired, After Criticism of Her Communication About the Report on Sexual Abuse, By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (November 13, 2021)
Thirty-Four Alleged Child Abusers Publicly Identified For the First Time in New Jersey, By Trusha Goffe, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (November 18, 2021)
Catholic priest convicted of taking semi-nude photographs of a boy in 1992 laicized, By Craig S. Semon, Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (November 18, 2021)
Catholic archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth knew of sexual abuse, ‘vicariously liable’ for it, lawyer says, By Francis Campbell, Saltwire Network [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (November 17, 2021)

November 19, 2021

Bishops, other faith leaders join sunrise walk with sex abuse survivors, By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 18, 2021)
Church cannot repair what it does not recognize, cardinal says on abuse, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Catholic Sun [Diocese of Phoenix AZ], (November 18, 2021)
Catholic priest abuse victims and their supporters rally at Norwich cathedral, By Joe Wojtas, The Day [New London CT], (November 18, 2021)
As a boy, he felt a Charlotte priest was his friend. Now he recounts the horrors of abuse., By Michael Gordon and Sara Coello, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (November 18, 2021)
Survivor of Clergy Abuse speaks out, By Alex Whitney, KFXL-TV, Fox-51 [Lincoln NE], (November 19, 2021)

November 20, 2021

North Carolina diocese, priest named in sexual abuse lawsuit, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 18, 2021)
Team that oversaw French abuse report to meet the pope, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (November 20, 2021)
Cologne Catholic church holds penance service on sex abuse, By Daniel Niemann and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 18, 2021)

November 21, 2021

Are priests guilty until proven innocent?, By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (November 18, 2021)
Quebec Superior Court Allows Class-Action Against Catholic Missionary Group For Sexual Assault, By Alessia Simona Maratta , Global News [Toronto, Canada], (November 17, 2021)
Reenacting their own childhood abuse from Catholic clergy, 6 men heal in ‘Procession’, By Leila Fadel, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (November 21, 2021)
Netflix’s Catholic Abuse Doc Offers a New Way to Represent Trauma, By Sam Adams, Slate [New York NY], (November 19, 2021)
Lawsuit Alleges Jesuit Priest Committed Sex Abuse in North Carolina in the 1990s, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (November 20, 2021)
Archdiocese never goes public about a Philadelphia priest accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1981, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (November 18, 2021)
Lawsuit filed, accusing former Charlotte priest of child sexual abuse in the 1990s, By Brandy Beard and Andrew Barnett, WBTV, CBS-3 [Charlotte NC], (November 18, 2021)

November 22, 2021

At meeting, American bishops ignore real problems while debating minutiae, By Thomas Reese, S.J., National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 19, 2021)
Vatican’s ‘trial of the century’ could end in a whimper, not a bang, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (November 19, 2021)

November 23, 2021

CELAM must ‘revive Aparecida,’ go to peripheries, says its president, By David Agren, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (November 22, 2021)
Bishops encourage cooperation to address church’s past in tribal schools, By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (November 22, 2021)
Beacons of Light: Cincinnati Catholics prepare for change ahead of church consolidation plan, By Casey Weldon, Spectrum News 1 Kentucky [Louisville KY], (November 22, 2021)
Netflix Doc About Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church Follows Decades of Trauma, By Dan Clarendon, Market Realist [New York NY], (November 22, 2021)
Police were told of Pocono deacon’s alleged sex assault years ago. Nothing came of it., By Hannah Phillips, Pocono Record [Stroudsburg PA], (November 22, 2021)
Philippine church leader charged with child sex trafficking, By Robert Jablon, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 19, 2021)

November 24, 2021

Indian Residential Schools: What does it mean if the Pope apologizes in Canada?, By Christopher Hrynkow, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (November 23, 2021)
U.S. announces sex-trafficking charges against Duterte’s spiritual adviser, By Reporting by Mark Hosenball and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Dan Grebler and Giles Elgood, Reuters [London, England], (November 19, 2021)
Brooklyn Diocese Ousts 86-Year-Old Priest Following Credible Abuse Allegations, By Ben Verde, Brooklyn Paper [Brooklyn NY], (November 23, 2021)
Brooklyn Catholic priest removed from ministry after “credible” allegations of child sex abuse: SNAP stands with the victims, By Mike McDonnell, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (November 23, 2021)
Former priest files new sexual abuse lawsuit against Theodore McCarrick, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (November 23, 2021)
Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick named in sex abuse lawsuit, By David Porter, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 23, 2021)
Accuser demands settlement with Diocese of Fall River over claim against retired priest, By Tyler Dumont, WJAR-TV, NBC-10 [Providence RI], (November 23, 2021)

November 25, 2021

N.Y. Attorney General launches investigation into Babylon high school sex abuse allegations, By Jennifer McLogan, KION [Salinas CA], (November 24, 2021)
Being anti-Catholic is okay here in Ireland, By Michael O'Dowd, IrishCentral [New York NY], (November 24, 2021)
86-Year-old Queens Priest Removed From Ministry Following Credible Claims of Child Sexual Abuse, By Christian Murray, Sunnyside Post [Long Island City NY], (November 22, 2021)
Local View: Abuse probe too focused on Catholic priests, By Matt Heffron, Lincoln Journal Star [Lincoln NE], (November 25, 2021)
‘I’m tired of waiting for justice’: Alleged clergy abuse victim wants action from diocese, By Audrey Cooney, Herald News [Fall River MA], (November 24, 2021)

November 26, 2021

Church offers to pay up to $34M, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (November 26, 2021)
Court sets deadline for sexual assault claims in Norwich diocese bankruptcy case, By Joe Wojtas, The Day [New London CT], (November 25, 2021)
Robert Friscic was offered a $3.7m settlement by the Catholic Church over historical sexual abuse. Lawyers say his case has set a precedent, By Rachael Brown, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (November 25, 2021)
No trial for Edinburgh-born priest over abuse allegations at two Catholic boarding schools, By Stephen Wilkie, The Scotsman [Edinburgh, Scotland], (November 26, 2021)
Former school principal Patrick Harte loses appeal for sexually abusing boys 50yrs ago, By Paul Nielan, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (November 26, 2021)

November 27, 2021

Paris archbishop offers to resign over ‘ambiguous’ relations, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 26, 2021)
Sexual abuse ‘destroyed childhoods’ of boarding school pupils, inquiry finds, By UK News, The National [Scotland], (November 10, 2021)

November 28, 2021

Abuse charges against Scottish priest who lived in Sask. dropped, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (November 27, 2021)
Abuse survivor shocked to see paedophile priest on display at Mission Estate, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (November 28, 2021)
Altar boy abuse is an ‘old Spanish custom’ priest told victims, By Barry Duke, Patheos [Englewood CO], (November 28, 2021)
Indian Residential Schools: What does it mean if the Pope apologizes in Canada?, By Christopher Hrynkow, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (November 27, 2021)
Phil Saviano, clergy abuse victim who refused to stay silent, dies at 69, By Bryan Marquard , Boston Globe, (November 28, 2021)

November 29, 2021

As filing window closes, sex abuse lawsuits against NJ Catholic Church number 820, By Abbott Koloff, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (November 29, 2021)
Scottish prosecutors dismiss case against retired priest extradited from Canada, By The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (November 28, 2021)
Paris archbishop offers resignation to Pope Francis following reports of questionable relationship, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (November 26, 2021)
Catholic nuns lift veil on abuse in convents, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (November 29, 2021)
Phil Saviano, Catholic clergy abuse survivor and whistleblower, dies, By Benjamin Kail, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (November 28, 2021)
Phil Saviano, key clergy sex abuse whistleblower, dies at 69, By William J. Kole, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 28, 2021)
Phil Saviano, key clergy sex abuse whistleblower, dies at 69, By Drew Karedes, WFXT-TV, Fox-25, boston25news.com (Boston MA), (November 28, 2021)

November 30, 2021

Springfield Diocese adds late Fr. Joseph Quinlan to list of credibly accused clergy, By Ryan Trowbridge, WGGB - WesternMassNews [Springfield MA], (November 29, 2021)
Advocates call for removal of street sign honoring NJ priest accused of sexual abuse, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (November 30, 2021)
Springfield Diocese adds Joseph P. Quinlan to its roster of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (November 29, 2021)
Catholic intellectuals in France say independent report on sex abuse could ruin the Church, By Céline Hoyeau , La Croix International [France], (November 29, 2021)
New book shines light on abuse and racist discrimination of Catholic nuns, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (November 29, 2021)
Phil Saviano, Douglas native who blew whistle on clergy sex abuse, remembered as a ‘hero’, By Henry Schwan, Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (November 29, 2021)