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December 1, 2021

A History Not Yet Laid to Rest, By Mary Annette Pember, The Atlantic [Washington DC], (November 24, 2021)
Robert Brennan Formally Takes Over as Bishop of Brooklyn, By Ben Brachfeld, Brooklyn Paper [Brooklyn NY], (November 30, 2021)
More than 40 names of clergy accused of sex abuse in the Diocese of Springfield, By Nick Aresco, WWLP [Springfield, MA], (November 30, 2021)
Mass. Abuse survivor who became outspoken advocate for other survivors dies at 69, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (November 30, 2021)

December 2, 2021

French Catholic academy critiques landmark abuse report, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 1, 2021)
Archbishop of Paris resigns over ‘ambiguous’ relationship with a woman, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (December 1, 2021)
Pope accepts resignation of Paris archbishop, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (December 2, 2021)
As sex abuse lawsuit window closes, long road for victims, By David Porter and Mike Catalini, Associated Press [New York NY], (November 30, 2021)

December 3, 2021

Religious institutes in France determined to fight clergy sex abuse, By Elisabeth Auvillain, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 2, 2021)
Boston Public Radio on Phil Saviano, By Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, Boston Public Radio, WGBH [Boston MA], (November 29, 2021)
Report: Financially troubled priest once ‘dismissed’ sex abuse accusations against other priests, By Joe Jordan, News Channel Nebraska [Omaha NE], (December 2, 2021)
Clergy sex abuse survivors seek at least $100M and real estate assets, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert , Guam Daily Post, (December 2, 2021)
Clergy abuse case with ties to Milton settled, By Elaine Cushman Carroll, Milton Times [Milton MA], (December 2, 2021)
Portugal urges victims of clergy sexual abuse to break the silence, By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira, Reuters [London, England], (December 2, 2021)
The unassuming, unflinching courage of Phil Saviano, By Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, (December 1, 2021)
Clergy abuse survivor Saviano lauded at funeral for courage, By Mark Pratt, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 3, 2021)

December 4, 2021

Paris archbishop who had ‘ambiguous’ relationship resigns, The Express [Lock Haven, PA], (December 4, 2021)
Paris Archbishop allegedly involved in ‘intimate relationship’ with woman resigns, By Xiaofei Xu and Anaëlle Jonah, CNN [Atlanta GA], (December 2, 2021)
The next Archbishop of Paris will need to heal a deeply-wounded Church, By Brendan McCarthy, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (December 3, 2021)
Why did the Vatican act so quickly on Archbishop Aupetit?, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 2, 2021)
Pope accepts resignation of Paris archbishop, who denies accusations, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 2, 2021)
Catholic Church in Portugal urges sex abuse victims to come forward, Euronews [Lyon, France], (December 3, 2021)
Guam Catholic Church offers to pay up to US$34M to sex abuse victims, By Island Times Staff, Island Times [Palau], (December 3, 2021)

December 5, 2021

Phil Saviano, Survivor of Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 69, By Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, (November 28, 2021)
Cincinnati priest pleads guilty to raping 10-year-old altar boy 30 years ago, By Patrick Reilly, New York Post, (December 5, 2021)
Cincinnati priest pleads guilty to raping altar boy, gets 7 years in deal with prosecutors, By Jennifer Edwards Baker, Jared Goffinet and Andrea Medina, Fox19-TV [Cincinnati OH], (December 3, 2021)
Statement Regarding Father Geoff Drew, Archdiocese of Cincinnati [Cincinnati OH], (December 2, 2021)
‘You killed me’: Man tells Cincinnati priest who raped him 30 years ago, By Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati Enquirer / cincinnati.com, (December 2, 2021)
Eliminate the statute that helps child abusers | Editorial, By Star-Ledger Editorial Board, nj.com [New Jersey], (December 2, 2021)
Phil Saviano Sunk His Teeth Into the Institutional Catholic Church and Never Let Go, By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire [New York NY], (November 29, 2021)
Seiler: For want of a watchdog, By Casey Seiler, Times Union [Albany NY], (December 4, 2021)

December 6, 2021

NY legislation could provide a chance at justice for survivors of abuse at SU, By Michael Sessa, Daily Orange - Syracuse University Student Newspaper [Syracuse NY], (December 5, 2021)
Liberals to release previously withheld residential school records, says Miller, By Stephanie Taylor, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (December 6, 2021)
Miller ‘puzzled’ why feds dropped appeal of Catholic Church’s residential school payments, By Stephanie Taylor, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (December 6, 2021)
Pope Francis is asking the US bishops to listen to the people. Will they?, By Phyllis Zagano, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 6, 2021)

December 7, 2021

The Sauvé Report or the Abuse of the Abuse (1), By Fr. Arnaud Sélégny SSPX, FSSPX.News - Communication Agency of the Society of St. Pius X [Paris, France], (December 6, 2021)
Catholic priest abuse survivors use drama therapy techniques to heal old wounds, By Kayla Drake, St. Louis Public Radio [St. Louis MO], (December 6, 2021)
Andrew Forrest to buy New Norcia farmland as monastery seeks to pay for sexual abuse claims, By Claire Moodie, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (December 6, 2021)

December 8, 2021

Abuse survivor Phil Saviano said something profound by having a Catholic funeral, By Terry McKiernan, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 8, 2021)
Timor-Leste urged to respect ‘sex abuse victims’, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (December 8, 2021)
Law firm seeks class action for alleged sexual assaults by priests in Diocese of Amos, Que., By The Canadian Press staff, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (December 7, 2021)
Pope approves updates to norms for dealing with ‘grave crimes’, By Carol Glatz, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 7, 2021)
Pope Francis defends ousted Paris archbishop: ‘We cannot condemn’, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 6, 2021)
Pope cautions over ‘interpretation’ of French clergy abuse report, By AFP, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (December 7, 2021)
Swiss Catholic Church commissions study into past sexual abuse, SWI [Bern, Switzerland], (December 7, 2021)
Swiss bishops establish independent commission on abuse, By Lisa Zengarini, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (December 7, 2021)
Swiss bishops order study on past sexual abuse, By Junno Arocho Esteves, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 7, 2021)
Meeting between Canadian First Nations and pope postponed, By Rob Gillies, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 8, 2021)

December 9, 2021

Cologne bishop orders examination of contracts awarded for abuse reports, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 8, 2021)
Adult survivors of Catholic clergy abuse in Sacramento call for justice, By Giacomo Luca, KXTV - ABC 10 [Sacramento CA], (December 8, 2021)

December 10, 2021

‘Arrogant’ pedo priest jailed for 15 years, By Luke Costin, The Canberra Times [Canberra, Australia], (December 10, 2021)
More than 30 years after complaint, Catholic priest jailed for sexual abuse of boys, By Jenny Noyes, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (December 10, 2021)
Former priest accused of filming teen boy in East Liberty Target bathroom, By Mick Spinelli, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Pittsburgh PA], (December 9, 2021)
Priest dismissed over ‘credible’ abuse claim, By Katherine Donlevy, Queens Chronicle [Glendale NY], (December 9, 2021)
Indigenous historians say more than an apology is needed from the Catholic Church, By Jennifer Ferreira, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (December 9, 2021)
Seattle archdiocese settles woman’s sexual abuse lawsuit for $725,000, By Lewis Kamb, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (December 9, 2021)
Remembering a survivor of abuse who saved lives in his community, By Cathy Wurzer, Melissa Townsend and Alex Cheng, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) [St. Paul MN], (December 9, 2021)

December 11, 2021

Fr. Donald Cozzens, who challenged clericalism in the church, dies at 82, By Dennis Sadowski, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 10, 2021)
2 Kentucky Catholic school students charged in sexual assault of fellow student, By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News [New York NY], (December 10, 2021)
Judge rules against Priest sex abuse survivor in Lowcountry civil suit, By Andrew Davis, WSAV [Charleston, SC], (December 9, 2021)
Seattle Catholic archdiocese settles sexual abuse claim, By Associated Press staff, The Columbian [Vancouver, WA], (December 10, 2021)

December 12, 2021

Pope cites new book on nun abuse in warning to superiors, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 10, 2021)
Pope Francis warns about misuse of authority tied to nun abuse, By Kierra Frazier, Axios [Arlington VA], (December 11, 2021)
Fury as charities fail to cough up a penny for Scots sex abuse survivors’ fund, By Gordon Blackstock, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (December 12, 2021)
Father Peter Foley Allegedly Abused Cardinal Dougherty Student In the 80s, Catholics4Change [Philadelphia PA], (November 19, 2021)
Not his finest moment, By Robert Mickens, La Croix International [France], (December 10, 2021)
Pope Francis closes clerical sex abuse loophole, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 7, 2021)
Fugitive priest could still face sex charges if more Nunavummiut testify against him, By CBC, with files from Sidney Cohen, Cindy Alorut and Rosie Simonfalvy, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (December 9, 2021)

December 13, 2021

Phil Fontaine’s lifelong mission to get a papal apology delayed, but not over, By Sheila North, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (December 13, 2021)
Why We Still Like Separation of Church and State, By Marci A. Hamilton and Leslie C. Griffin, Justia [Mountain View CA], (December 13, 2021)
Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy proves more profitable for attorneys than abuse survivors: report, By Meaghan Ellis, Alternet.org [San Francisco CA], (December 12, 2021)
Committee for sex-abuse survivors seeks more money from Camden diocese, By Jim Walsh, The Courier-Post [Cherry Hill NJ], (December 6, 2021)
Diocese starts to release information about its canon-law expert, By Mark Hayward, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (December 12, 2021)
Maura Labelle: Orphans were abused, and the bishop does nothing, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (December 13, 2021)
Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach a $380 Million Settlement, By Juliet Macur, New York Times, (December 13, 2021)
After Two Decades, Abuse Crisis Has Humbled the Catholic Church, By Francis X. Rocca, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (December 13, 2021)
Vatican officials ‘withheld whereabouts of missing girl’s body’, By Philip Willan, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (December 12, 2021)

December 14, 2021

Determinations Announced in Cases of Three Suspended Priests, Diocese of Fall River [Fall River MA], (December 13, 2021)
Sexual abuse allegations against three priests ‘credible,’ diocese says, By WCVB, Patriot Ledger [Quincy MA], (December 13, 2021)
Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 13, 2021)
Boy Scouts secure $800 million from Chubb insurer for sex abuse settlements, By Maria Chutchian, Reuters [London, England], (December 13, 2021)
Man wins £75,000 damages for alleged sexual abuse, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (December 14, 2021)
Charleston diocese under fire after reappointing accused Catholic priest, By Dianté Gibbs, WCBD-TV, NBC/CW - 2 [Charleston SC], (December 13, 2021)
South Carolina priest returns to ministry 4 months after sexual manipulation lawsuit, By Bailey Wright, WCIV-TV, ABC-4 [Charleston SC], (December 13, 2021)
Abuse charges against two clergy with Attleboro area ties found credible, By Stephen Peterson, The Sun Chronicle [Attleboro MA], (December 13, 2021)
Fall River Diocese: Three Priests ‘Credibly’ Accused of Child Abuse, By Kate Robinson, WBSM-AM/AM 1420 [Fairhaven MA], (December 13, 2021)
Rev. James Scahill reflects on 20 years of bucking the Roman Catholic church over clergy abuse, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (December 13, 2021)

December 15, 2021

Urgent action needed to halt trafficking of children in world’s orphanages – report, By Nicola Kelly, The Guardian [London, England], (December 14, 2021)
Fall River Priest Abuse Survivor Asks for Compensation, WBSM-AM/AM 1420 [Fairhaven MA], (December 14, 2021)
After 10 years of sex abuse claims, Fall River accuser speaks about priest’s ouster, By Kelly O'Neill, WJAR-TV, NBC-10 [Providence RI], (December 14, 2021)
Vatican apologizes for removing Catholic LGBT advocacy group from synod website, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 13, 2021)
In Vatican’s clumsy stab at censorship, the massage becomes the message, By John L. Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (December 12, 2021)
Argentine bishops want people to hear the pope, not about the pope, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (December 13, 2021)
French bishops discuss abuse report, archbishop with pope, By Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (December 15, 2021)
Pope says he’ll meet with French sex abuse commission, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 13, 2021)
Canada pledges $40 billion in talks over rampant abuses of Indigenous children, By Joe Hernandez, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (December 14, 2021)
Canada offers C$40 billion to compensate Indigenous children, By Linda Bordoni, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (December 14, 2021)
Residential school survivors’ meeting with Pope postponed, By Miles Morrisseau, Indian Country Today [Phoenix, AZ], (December 8, 2021)

December 16, 2021

Bishops welcome New Zealand report on abuse in care, By Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (December 16, 2021)
FBI asks potential sexual abuse victims to come forward in wake of Oklahoma preacher’s indictment, By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman [Oklahoma City OK], (December 2, 2021)
Ex-boarding school for Native children owning up to its past, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 15, 2021)
Seventy-five complaints filed against Montreal archdiocese, independent ombudswoman says, By The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (December 15, 2021)
Fall River Priest Abuse Survivor Asks for Compensation, By Kate Robinson, WBSM-AM/AM 1420 [Fairhaven MA], (December 14, 2021)
Vatican trial continues as Becciu lawsuit thrown out, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 14, 2021)
Lawsuit: North Carolina Boy Scouts chapter ignored abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 15, 2021)
Pope’s missing apology adds to ‘lack of trust’ from Indigenous people in Canada, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (December 15, 2021)
Fr. Don Cozzens unveiled problems in the priesthood, and modeled solutions, By Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 16, 2021)

December 17, 2021

People can confidently recall false memories, expert testifies at Maxwell trial, By Luc Cohen, Reuters [London, England], (December 16, 2021)
Prof. Wijlens: Church studying best ways to promote rights of abuse victims, By Gudrun Sailer & Devin Watkins, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (December 17, 2021)
Cardinal Pell Has One Question for Cardinal Becciu: ‘Will He Just Tell Us What the Money Was Sent for?’, By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 16, 2021)
Pope at 85: No more Mr Nice Guy, as reform hits stride, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 17, 2021)
Donald Cozzens, Priest Who Pressed Church From Within, Dies at 82, By Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, (December 16, 2021)
Archbishop Aupetit Prepares to Sue French Magazine for Defamation, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 16, 2021)
Former priest who ran agency for disabled accused of taking explicit pics of unconscious men, By Michelle Hunter, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (December 16, 2021)

December 18, 2021

The Spanish Church faces a major investigation of pederasty with 251 new cases provided by EL PAÍS, By Iñigo Domínguez, Julio Núñez, and Daniel Verdú, El País [Madrid, Spain], (December 18, 2021)
NY Filmmaker Reflects on Upcoming Indian Boarding Schools Documentary, By Michayla Savitt, Public News Service [New York, NY], (November 26, 2021)
Canada’s indigenous people speaking out about Church abuse, By Alexis Gacon , La Croix International [France], (December 18, 2021)
Inside the US push to uncover Indigenous boarding school graves, By Hilary Beaumont, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (December 17, 2021)
NCR’s Newsmaker of 2021: Archbishop Gomez, a failed culture warrior, By NCR Editorial Staff, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 17, 2021)
Cardinal O’Malley speaks of polarization, effects on opposition to pope, By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 17, 2021)
Stephen Sauer, former priest who ran agency for disabled, booked with sex crimes, By Mike Perlstein, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (December 15, 2021)
Former director of ArcGNO has bond set, new details emerge from court, By WDSU Digital Team, WDSU [New Orleans], (December 16, 2021)
Bruxy Cavey, pastor of one of Canada’s largest churches, accused of sexual misconduct, By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (December 8, 2021)
The list of 251 complaints of abuse that EL PAÍS has delivered to the Vatican and the Spanish Church, By Julio Núñez, Iñigo Domínguez, Maite Nieto, Paola Nagovitch, Lucía Foraster Garriga, and Daniele Grasso, El País [Madrid, Spain], (December 18, 2021)

December 19, 2021

Reporting child abuse in the church, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (December 19, 2021)
Catholic Church in Australia publishes annual report on abuse, By Lisa Zengarini, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (December 18, 2021)
Decades of sexual abuse against Charlotte-area Boy Scouts alleged in new lawsuits, By Michael Gordon, Raleigh News & Observer [Raleigh NC], (December 18, 2021)
The Rev. Patrick Koch, former Jesuit Prep president, added to order’s list of credibly accused, By Krista M. Torralva, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (December 18, 2021)
Stephen Rubino’s Deep Dive Interview with Whistleblower Thomas P. Doyle, ActOfFaithBook.com [Dorrance Publishing Co.], (December 19, 2021)

December 20, 2021

RC Church Considers Bankruptcy Protection Toward Settling Abuse Claims, Catholic Sentinel [Archdiocese of Portland OR], (December 19, 2021)
Pope Francis condemns domestic abuse as ‘almost satanic’, BBC [London, England], (December 20, 2021)
Archdiocese battles to raise enough money to settle with abuse victims, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (December 19, 2021)
Listening, investigating, reporting: A message from Francis and an invitation to readers, By Bill Mitchell, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 20, 2021)

December 21, 2021

St. Joseph High, diocese seek to name alum accusers, dismiss sexual misconduct lawsuit, By Marek Mazurek, South Bend Tribune [South Bend IN], (December 20, 2021)
U.S. ex-priest jailed for 12 years on child sex charges in East Timor, Reuters [London, England], (December 21, 2021)
Indian River priest under investigation by Attorney General Dana Nessel, By Devon Kessler, WPBN - ABC 7 [Traverse City MI], (December 17, 2021)
American ex-priest in East Timor found guilty of sex abuse, By David dos Santos Gusmao, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 21, 2021)

December 22, 2021

Catholic diocese liable for priest’s abuse, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (December 22, 2021)
Spanish bishops react to newspaper report alleging abuse by 251 priests, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (December 22, 2021)
Despite setbacks, Vatican editorial defends trial procedures, By Junno Arocho Esteves, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 21, 2021)
Prosecution of ex-Cardinal McCarrick takes next step in Massachusetts, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (December 22, 2021)
United Methodists to join in plan for Boy Scouts bankruptcy, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 21, 2021)
Crown-Indigenous relations minister ‘absolutely open’ to review of survivor compensation deal, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (December 21, 2021)
Vatican should return Indigenous artifacts and records of residential schools, By Star Editorial Board, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (December 16, 2021)
Reporting child abuse in the Church, 1, By Shay Cullen, Panay News [Iloilo, Phillipines], (December 21, 2021)
Reporting child abuse in the Church, 2, By Shay Cullen, Panay News [Iloilo, Phillipines], (December 22, 2021)

December 23, 2021

Heartbreak relived: Catholic Church seeks abuse victim’s abortion record, By Tammy Mills, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (December 23, 2021)
Catholic archdiocese in St. John’s files for creditor protection after abuse ruling, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (December 22, 2021)
Archdiocese Announces It Has Filed for Creditor Protection, By Archbishop Peter Hundt, Archdiocese of St. John's [St. John's NL, Canada], (December 21, 2021)
Spanish Church reels in wake of dozens of child abuse allegations, By Guy Hedgecoe, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (December 21, 2021)

December 24, 2021

‘Horrendous crimes’: East Timor priest jailed for 12 years for child sex abuse, By Chris Barrett, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (December 21, 2021)
Traditionalists, the Barque of Peter, and Spiritual Abuse, By Mary Pezzulo, Patheos [Englewood CO], (December 22, 2021)
Russian priest who adopted 70 children jailed for abuse, BBC [London, England], (December 24, 2021)
Ukrainian Catholic Diocese settles case involving alleged sexual abuse by former Terryville priest, By Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant [Hartford CT], (December 23, 2021)

December 25, 2021

He endured a bishop’s sexual abuse and sued. The state’s top court now wants in on the case, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (December 24, 2021)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s bankruptcy case plods along, By Rick Ruggles, KRQE - CBS/Fox 13 [Albuquerque NM], (December 24, 2021)
Allegation of violation of diocesan Protocols for Ministry to Minors, Diocese of Gaylord [Gaylord MI], (December 22, 2021)
Diocese of Gaylord responds to investigation into Indian River priest, WPBN - NBC 7 [Traverse City MI], (December 23, 2021)
FSSP Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges, By Joe Bukuras, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 23, 2021)

December 26, 2021

Money is the least of what the church has to lose, By Lisa McGinley, The Day [New London CT], (December 26, 2021)
Indian River clergyman being investigated by attorney general, state police, By Kortny Hahn, Cheboygan Daily Tribune [Cheboygan MI], (December 21, 2021)
‘I was sexually abused by monks living on Caldey Island’, By Laura Clements, WalesOnline [Cardiff, Wales, UK], (December 26, 2021)

December 27, 2021

US ex-priest jailed for child sex abuse in East Timor, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (December 21, 2021)
Abuse in care inquiry ‘needs to hear from more’ Pasifika survivors – lead counsel, By Jake McKee, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (December 27, 2021)
Judges deem law addressing child sex abuse unconstitutional, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 20, 2021)
Key part of law helping child sex abuse victims sue is unconstitutional, NC court rules, By Will Doran, Tribune News Service, Winston-Salem Journal [Winston-Salem NC], (December 20, 2021)

December 28, 2021

Haredi Author Chaim Walder Dies by Suicide After Dozens of Sexual Assault Allegations, By Josh Breiner, Haaretz [Tel Aviv, Israel], (December 27, 2021)
Plea agreement filed in case against priest accused of sexual battery, By Jazlynn Bebout, WPTA - ABC 21 [Fort Wayne IN], (December 27, 2021)
Plea agreement filed in case against former Fort Wayne priest, WANE [Fort Wayne IN], (December 27, 2021)
Diocese confirms name of priest under investigation by Michigan State Police, By Grace George, Record-Eagle [Traverse City MI], (December 23, 2021)
Former priest once tasked with protecting area kids, now charged with sexually assaulting one, By Jessica Kronzer, WTOP-FM, 103.5 MHz [Washington D.C.], (December 28, 2021)

December 29, 2021

I Was Sexually Abused By A Priest. Then I Became A Priest. Here’s What I Know Now., By Robert D. Karpinski, HuffPost [New York NY], (December 28, 2021)
Indiana Supreme Court expands who can get emotional distress damages, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 27, 2021)
DOJ received 2.8 million online child sex abuse complaints in 2021, By Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (December 29, 2021)
Athens Orphanage Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse of Young Boys, By Stacey Harris-Papaioannou, Greek Reporter [Los Angeles, CA], (December 23, 2021)
Details of alleged abuse by ex-New Orleans Catholic priest include graphic details, By David Hammer, WWLTV [New Orleans, LA], (December 28, 2021)
Vatican laicizes Ohio priest convicted of sexually exploiting children, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 29, 2021)

December 30, 2021

Retired Virginia priest charged with child sex abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 28, 2021)
Top Five Most Under-Covered Vatican Stories of 2021, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (December 30, 2021)

December 31, 2021

Priest who led diocesan Office of Child Protection charged in abuse case, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 29, 2021)
Mumbai priest convicted of sexually abusing boy in 2015, By Nirmala Carvalho, Crux [Denver CO], (December 31, 2021)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s bankruptcy case plods along in New Mexico, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (nwaonline.com)[Fayetteville AR], (December 31, 2021)
Former Aspen priest faces civil lawsuit accusing him of 300 occasions of sex assault on altar boy, By Jason Auslander , Aspen Times [Aspen CO], (December 31, 2021)
Maxwell conviction a symbolic win for sex abuse survivors, advocates say, By Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post, (December 30, 2021)