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March 1, 2021

Dunedin priest stood down after being accused of sexual misconduct, By Hamish McNeilly, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 1, 2021)
NY archdiocese reports slight offertory downturn as Child Victims Act payments loom, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 25, 2021)
Letter to the Editor: In defense of accused Greater New Bedford priest Daniel Lacroix, By Paul Rego, Standard-Times - SouthCoastToday [New Bedford MA], (February 27, 2021)
Deadline to file sexual abuse by Catholic clergy 5 p.m. Monday, By Erika Ferrando, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (February 28, 2021)
Coram- and Soper-backed bill to lift statute of limitations on civil sex abuse claims advances, By Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Press [Montrose CO], (February 25, 2021)
Pope can’t make ends meet with a ‘no firing’ policy, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (February 24, 2021)
BC Theology Department Chair Accused of Sexual Assault, By Megan Kelly, Julia Kiersznowski, and Victor Stefanescu, The Heights - Boston College [Chestnut Hill MA], (March 1, 2021)
R.I. lawmakers want to change deadline to sue over sexual abuse, By Brian Amaral, Boston Globe, (March 1, 2021)
Philadelphia community fights to save oldest US diocesan all-girls high school, By Lucy Grindon, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 24, 2021)

March 2, 2021

Priest ‘sexually and physically’ abused boys at Belvedere College in 1970s, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (March 2, 2021)
New clergy sex abuse claims against archdiocese pour in as filing deadline arrives, By David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (March 1, 2021)
New Bedford priest accused of sex abuse files defamation suit against Fall River Diocese, By Anastasia E. Lennon, Standard-Times - SouthCoastToday [New Bedford MA], (March 2, 2021)
Fr. Michael Pfleger’s parish stops payments to Chicago archdiocese to expedite his investigation, By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 1, 2021)
Fiji police probe alleged sex abuse against Methodist Church, By Christine Rovoi, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 2, 2021)

March 3, 2021

Scots priest who abused three young children in horrific 20 years of abuse has died, By Tracy-Ann Carmichael, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (March 3, 2021)
Belvedere College publishes name of Jesuit priest who abused pupils in 1970s, By Ciarán Sunderland, Irish Examiner [Cork, Ireland], (March 2, 2021)
Accused priest sues bishop, saying he was slandered, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 2, 2021)
Third man alleges inappropriate behavior by beloved South Side priest Pfleger, By Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune, (March 3, 2021)
Head of French clerical abuse inquiry says 10,000 victims possible, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (March 2, 2021)

March 4, 2021

Pressure eases on Cardinal Woelki, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 3, 2021)
French clergy abuse more extensive than thought, bishops’ report says, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 3, 2021)
Methodist church minister in Fiji stood down over allegations he abused 14 boys during past three years, By Marian Faa, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (March 3, 2021)
Lawyer: New report on abuse in Cologne will incriminate church officials, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 3, 2021)
[News Release] Faith-based Institutions to Front Royal Commission on Redress for Abuse, By Abuse in Care Royal Commission Inquiry, Scoop [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 4, 2021)
Catholic philanthropists launch safeguarding initiative against abuse, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 3, 2021)
Column: Blind loyalty to the Rev. Michael Pfleger could harm the Black community, By Dahleen Glanton , Chicago Tribune, (March 1, 2021)
3rd man accuses a Chicago activist priest of sexual abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 3, 2021)

March 5, 2021

Boston College theologian being investigated for alleged sexual assault, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 3, 2021)
[Opinion] A comprehension of the past, By Alison Hale, NZ Catholic [New Zealand], (March 3, 2021)
Sudbury teacher banned for life from teaching in Ontario, By Harold Carmichael, The Sudbury Star [Ontario, Canada], (March 3, 2021)
[News Release] International Virtual Symposium on Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse: HARVARD/VATICAN, By The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, Harvard University (Cambridge MA), (March 3, 2021)
[Opinion] From feckless episcopal leadership, Lord save us, By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, (March 3, 2021)
Analysis: Are legal reforms in the Vatican designed NOT to work?, By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald [London, England], (February 28, 2021)
[Media Statement] Third Accuser against Fr. Michael Pfleger Comes Forward, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 3, 2021)
[Media Statement] French Catholic Church Admits to as Many as 10,000 Victims since 1950, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 4, 2021)
Victim advocates say U.S. military gets an ‘F’ on sexual assault prevention, By Nick Schifrin and Dan Sagalyn, PBS NewsHour [Arlington VA], (March 1, 2021)
SC appeals court backs Catholic Diocese of Charleston in sex-abuse lawsuit technicality, By Sara Coello, The Post and Courier [Charleston SC], (March 4, 2021)
Colorado Senate passes bill easing child abuse lawsuits, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 2, 2021)
Panelists call for reckoning on abuse of Native American children at Catholic boarding schools, By Lucy Grindon, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 5, 2021)

March 6, 2021

Sexual abuse by pastors is a shame: FCC, By Sainiani Boila, FBC News (Fiji), (March 5, 2021)
Experts to draw up terms of reference for mother and baby homes inquiry in NI, By Michael McHiugh PA, Q Radio (Northern Ireland), (March 4, 2021)
‘Men are like dogs’: what I was taught about sexual assault at my Catholic private school, By Claire J. Harris, The Guardian [London, England], (March 5, 2021)
Ampleforth College faces questions over pupil safeguarding, By Clare Fallon, Channel 4 (England), (March 5, 2021)
Diocese releases independent audit findings on abuse policies, By Mark Guydish, Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA), (March 6, 2021)
How Catholicism became a breeding ground for conspiracy theories, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (March 5, 2021)
Column: One week’s news reveals the revolutionary strength of the Me Too movement, By Virginia Heffernan , Los Angeles Times, (March 5, 2021)
Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Finally Join Australia’s Program for Sex Abuse Victims, By Hemant Mehta, Patheos [Englewood CO], (March 6, 2021)
Hillsong leader apologizes ‘unreservedly’ after scandal, By Hannah Frishberg, New York Post, (March 5, 2021)

March 7, 2021

‘I was walking into an ambush’: Former Wallaby Tony Daly speaks out about childhood sexual abuse, By David Mark, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (March 6, 2021)
As many as 10,000 clerical sex abuse cases in France, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 3, 2021)
Top German bishop laments ‘scandalous’ image of church, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 25, 2021)
Arrest papers: Former church volunteer accused of sexually assaulting teen for years, By Angela Case and Krista Witiak, Fox 21 News [Colorado Springs CO], (March 4, 2021)
Advocates push for a clergy abuse investigation in memory of Notre Dame graduate who died one year ago, By Haley BeMiller, Green Bay Press Gazette [Green Bay WI], (March 7, 2021)
Anglican Church faces shortage of ministers, churches in the bush as it repays victims of child sexual abuse, By Xanthe Gregory, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (March 8, 2021)

March 8, 2021

‘Failings:’ Brian Houston Just Told Us What We Already Knew About Hillsong, By Captain Cassidy, "Roll to Disbelieve", Patheos [Englewood CO], (March 7, 2021)
Protestors call for investigation into alleged child sexual abuse at Notre Dame Academy, By Joshua Peguero, WBAY-TV [Green Bay WI], (March 7, 2021)
Clerical sex abuse case to be heard behind closed doors, By Ivan Martin, Times of Malta, (March 8, 2021)
Retired Buffalo bishops must pay for lawyers in defending against AG’s lawsuit, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 24, 2021)
[Opinion] Why do abuse victims come forward decades later? Here’s one answer, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (March 8, 2021)
Clandestine Clergy: Politics & Policies-Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, By Mary Kay Elloian, The Legal Edition [Boston MA], (March 5, 2021)
Former scout leader arrested over abuse allegations, By Jack Power, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (March 8, 2021)
Metairie deacon arrested on child molestation charges, By David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, The New Orleans Advocate, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (March 8, 2021)

March 9, 2021

Ampleforth College: Catholic school in child abuse scandal fails new inspection, By Nicola Woolcock, The Times [England], (March 9, 2021)
Opinion: Coalition’s concern for rule of law a ‘convenient fig leaf’, By Josh Bornstein, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (March 9, 2021)
Sipe documentary prompts memories of early sex abuse activist, By Thomas P. Doyle, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 9, 2021)
Latest sex abuse lawsuit adds new allegations against former Paramus Catholic hockey coach, By Tom Nobile, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (March 9, 2021)
[Media Statement] Archdiocese of Washington DC Providing Millions to Disgraced Cardinal, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 8, 2021)
Catholic Church tries to shift blame to former Cardinal McCarrick in NJ sex abuse lawsuits, By Abbott Koloff and Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (March 9, 2021)

March 10, 2021

France faces hard-hitting report on clerical sexual abuse, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 9, 2021)
Methodist Church awaiting investigation report of alleged abuse, By Praneeta Prakash, FBC News (Fiji), (March 10, 2021)
Another Abuser Arrested in New Orleans, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 9, 2021)
Amid sex abuse trial of ex-priest, Timor-Leste confronts its demons, By Ryan Dagur, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 10, 2021)
Bankruptcy judge rules Buffalo diocese will not pay for retired bishops’ lawyers, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 9, 2021)
Argentine court clears former priest in sexual abuse case, By Almudena Calatrava , Associated Press [New York NY], (March 9, 2021)
RZIM Will No Longer Do Apologetics, By Daniel Silliman, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (March 10, 2021)
Valuable Films on Child Sexual Abuse & Cover-Ups, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (March 10, 2021)
Archdiocese appeals court decision in pandemic loan case, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (March 10, 2021)

March 11, 2021

One View: Social justice begins at home for Fenwick, By Jack Crowe, Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest [Illinois], (March 10, 2021)
Beth Moore, a Prominent Evangelical, Splits With Southern Baptists, By Ruth Graham and Elizabeth Dias, New York Times, (March 10, 2021)
The Moral Bankruptcy of U.S. Bishops, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (March 10, 2021)
Brooklyn bishop accused of sex abuse against Jersey City altar boy in 1970s in new lawsuit, By Abbott Koloff, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (March 11, 2021)
Police yet to release update on investigations against church clergy, By Arieta Vakasukawaqa, The Fiji Times, (March 11, 2021)
Religious bodies must have child protection polices, Ghana News Agency, (March 10, 2021)
German bishop orders new look at US claims against Schonstatt founder, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 10, 2021)
[Media Statement] SNAP Urges State Legislators to Support HB 14 in Pennsylvania, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 10, 2021)
Bible teacher Beth Moore, splitting with Lifeway, says, ‘I am no longer a Southern Baptist’, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (March 9, 2021)

March 12, 2021

North Ayrshire priest cleared of child sex abuse to face appeal, By Victoria Weldon, Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald [Scotland], (March 12, 2021)
This Catholic family is asking Fulton Sheen’s intercession for a second miracle, By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 11, 2021)
Lay ministry helps abuse survivors find healing in a different way, By Heather King, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (March 12, 2021)
Archdiocese estimates 400 sexual abuse claims filed by March 1 deadline, By David Hammer, WWL-TV and Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (March 11, 2021)
Survey: One in three Catholics in Germany thinking of leaving Church, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 12, 2021)
Former St. Genevieve’s head pastor accused of molesting teenage girl in 1970s, By Leah Romero, Las Cruces Sun News [New Mexico], (March 11, 2021)
Teen’s lawsuit claims assault by priest at Lapeer Catholic school, By Mark Hicks, Detroit News [Detroit MI], (March 11, 2021)
Second Alleged Abuse Victim of Brooklyn Bishop Files Lawsuit, By Christine Rousselle, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (March 11, 2021)

March 13, 2021

Former student sues St. Mary’s high school over 1980s sex abuse, By Matthew Chayes, Newsday [Melville NY], (March 13, 2021)
NYC priest sexually abused depressed divorcée: lawsuit, By Priscilla DeGregory, New York Post, (March 12, 2021)
Former Episcopal Diocese Of Pittsburgh Priest Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse, KDKA-TV, Ch. 2 [Pittsburgh PA], (March 12, 2021)
General Assembly could consider plan to help adult survivors of child sex abuse next week, By John Finnerty, The Daily Item [Pennsylvania], (March 12, 2021)

March 14, 2021

Approximately 400 Accusations of Abuse by Clergy Stalk the “Bankrupt” Archdiocese of New Orleans, By Michael David Raso, Big Easy Magazine [New Orleans LA], (March 12, 2021)
Eight years with Pope Francis: The joy of the Gospel for the whole world, By Isabella Piro, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (March 13, 2021)
Class action against archdiocese for alleged negligence in abuse by priests ‘proceeding’, By Francis Campbell, Chronicle Herald [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (March 13, 2021)
Lawsuits filed against 2 S.I. Catholic churches allege cases of sexual assault by clergy, By Irene Spezzamonte, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (March 13, 2021)

March 15, 2021

Redress, tangible compensation critical for those abused in state, faith-based care, By David Cohen, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 15, 2021)
The 8 Most-Defining Images from 8 Years of Pope Francis, By Colleen Dulle, America [New York NY], (March 14, 2021)
Celebrity priest creates financial storm at Long Island parish, By Mark Nacinovich, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 15, 2021)
Sacked priest in Timor-Leste ‘will remain defrocked’, By Ryan Dagur, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 15, 2021)
Chicago parish fiercely backs priest after sex abuse claims, By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 15, 2021)
[Media Statement] Michigan Teen Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse, SNAP Applauds His Courage, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 15, 2021)
Polish cardinal could face jail time for failing to report abuse, By Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 15, 2021)

March 16, 2021

Southern Baptist pastor, former abuser resigns after church ousted from denomination, By Adelle Bnks, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (March 15, 2021)
Catholic priest denies historical abuse, By robyn muth, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (March 16, 2021)
Lawmakers want to use emergency powers to pass sexual abuse reform. Can they find the votes to pull it off?, By By Stephen Caruso and Elizabeth Hardison, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (March 15, 2021)
Ex-Las Cruces pastor accused of molesting teenage girl in 1970s, By Leah Romero, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (March 16, 2021)

March 17, 2021

Fiji police release pastor accused of child sex abuse, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 17, 2021)
I’m the ‘wrong bloke’: accused ex-priest, By Cheryl Goodenough and Robyn Wuth, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 17, 2021)
Indonesian police feel heat in ‘Catholic brother’ abuse case, By Katharina R. Lestari, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 16, 2021)
Emergency sex abuse amendment must clear hurdles in Pa. legislature, By Dennis Owens, WHTM-TV - ABC 27 [Harrisburg PA], (March 16, 2021)
[Media Statement] Polish Cardinal Faces Jail Time for Ignoring Reports of Abuse, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 16, 2021)
Deadline Approaches for Proofs of Claim in Diocese of Syracuse Chapter 11 Case, BinghamtonHomepage.com [Binghamton NY], (March 16, 2021)
Saskatoon diocese to release report of abusive priests and staff in Catholic church, By Carla Shynkaruk, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (March 16, 2021)
[Opinion] Remember Cuomo’s Flagrant Double Standard for Priests, By Bill Donohue, CNSnews.com [Reston VA], (March 11, 2021)
Saskatoon Catholic officials promise to name sexually abusive priests in spring report, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (March 16, 2021)
Woman pens memoir about unsolved murder of popular Catholic school teacher in 1970, By Lisa Robinson, WBAL-TV [Baltimore MD], (March 17, 2021)
Cardinal Marx’s Handling of Abuse Cases Under Scrutiny, By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (March 17, 2021)
Cologne Archdiocese awaits potentially explosive report on abuse, By Donald Snyder, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (March 17, 2021)

March 18, 2021

Poland: 4 churchmen allegedly didn’t report sex abuse claims, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 17, 2021)
Ex-Vatican altar boy testifies in seminary sex abuse trial, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 17, 2021)
Anglican Bishop apologises to abuse victims: ‘The Diocese must do better’, By Mariné Lourens, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 18, 2021)
Inspection of the Munich report, Archdiocese of Cologne [Cologne, Germany], (March 18, 2021)
“Independent investigation” – dealing with sexualised violence, Archdiocese of Cologne [Cologne, Germany], (March 18, 2021)
Cologne diocese abuse scandal: Investigators identify suspects, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (March 18, 2021)
Cardinal Woelki temporarily releases two employees from their duties, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [Frankfurt, Germany], (March 18, 2021)
Reports on abuse cases: Woelki relieved, Meisner implicated, Tagesschau [Hamburg, Germany], (March 18, 2021)

March 19, 2021

Stop the bickering: Pennsylvania lawmakers must help victims of clergy sex abuse, By Paul Muschick, Morning Call [Allentown PA], (March 19, 2021)
German Catholic Archbishop Offers to Resign from Office After Abuse Report Findings, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 19, 2021)
Abuse report exonerates Cologne cardinal, incriminates Hamburg archbishop, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 18, 2021)
Cologne Catholic Church Failed in Handling Sex Abuse Claims, Report Finds, By Melissa Eddy, New York Times, (March 18, 2021)
Queensland paedophile priest acquitted of historical child sex offences, By Toby Crockford, Brisbane Times [Brisbane, Australia], (March 19, 2021)
Ex-priest not guilty of historical abuse, By Nick Gibbs, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (March 18, 2021)
Sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (March 18, 2021)
German archbishop offers to resign after abuse criticism, By Kirsten Grieshaber and Daniel Niemann, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 18, 2021)

March 20, 2021

Glouster woman sues church following sexual abuse by dismissed priest, By Sydney Dawes, Athens News [Athens OH], (March 19, 2021)
Report finds hundreds of child sex abuse cases in German diocese, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (March 19, 2021)
Woelki cleared in Cologne abuse report, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 19, 2021)
Former Albany bishop accused of molesting boy in the 1970s: suit, By Bernadette Hogan and Priscilla DeGregory , New York Post, (March 19, 2021)
Newly filed lawsuit alleges abuse by former Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard, By Edward McKinley, Times Union [Albany NY], (March 19, 2021)

March 21, 2021

McAleese criticises pope as populist who raises then dashes hopes, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (March 19, 2021)
McAleese condemns ‘cruel’ ruling on same-sex blessings, By Sarah Mac Donald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 18, 2021)
Responsum of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to a dubium regarding the blessing of the unions of persons of the same sex, By Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [Vatican City], (March 15, 2021)
Santa Clara University President Accused of Misconduct, SNAP Calls for More Detail, By Melanie Sakoda and Zach Hiner, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 19, 2021)
Message from the SCU Board Chair, By John M. Sobrato, Santa Clara University [Santa Clara CA], (March 18, 2021)
Victim advocates demand detail about allegations against Santa Clara University’s president, By John Woolfolk, The Mercury News [San Jose CA], (March 19, 2021)
Slidell priest charged with molesting a juvenile, By Mykal Vincent, WVUE [New Orleans LA], (March 19, 2021)
Brighton-Area Priest Under Investigation By Michigan AG, By Jon King, WHMI-FM [Howell MI], (March 20, 2021)
Trial of ex-priest accused of child abuse in Timor postponed to May, Asia Pacific Report [Auckland, New Zealand], (March 21, 2021)

March 22, 2021

Lawsuit says former Albany bishop abused 11-year-old in 1977, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 21, 2021)
Sex abuse trial of sacked priest postponed in Timor-Leste, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (March 22, 2021)
Lawyer’s Blog: The Making of a Saint in the Catholic Church – the Case of John Paul II in the Wake of Child Sexual Abuse, By Joseph H. Saunders, Los Angeles Legal Examiner - Saunders & Walker [Pinellas Park FL], (March 21, 2021)
Man faces hate crime charge in Florida church arson attack, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 18, 2021)
Salesians religious order that runs Don Bosco Prep faces multiple sex abuse lawsuits in NJ, By Abbott Koloff, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (March 22, 2021)

March 23, 2021

Catholic Church on abuse: ‘We are ashamed and saddened’, By Andrew MacRae, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 23, 2021)
Vatican defrocked former KC priest over sexual abuse claims four days before he died, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (March 22, 2021)
Legionaries of Christ publish latest abuse report for the congregation, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (March 23, 2021)
German cardinal sees own mistakes over past abuse cases, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 23, 2021)
Effort to change Constitution for sex-abuse survivors falls apart, By John Finnerty, Tribune-Democrat [Johnstown PA], (March 23, 2021)
Accused Slidell priest Patrick Wattigny pleads not guilty to child molestation charge, By Faimon A. Roberts III, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (March 22, 2021)

March 24, 2021

Brazilian cardinal accused of downplaying priest’s alleged abuse of teen, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (March 24, 2021)
Catholic Church structure to blame for abuse in care, priest tells inquiry, By Andrew McRae, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 24, 2021)
Pope names Chile sex abuse victim to Vatican panel, ANSA - Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata [Rome, Italy], (March 24, 2021)
Pope taps Chilean sex abuse whistleblower for Vatican panel, By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 24, 2021)

March 25, 2021

German Catholic Church ‘covered up’ cases of sexual abuse by clergy, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (March 23, 2021)
Pope Francis names gay man to clergy sex abuse commission, By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade [Washington DC], (March 24, 2021)
Church, insurers oppose new effort to extend deadline for sex-abuse lawsuits, By Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (March 24, 2021)
Legislature approves abuse amendment, By John Finnerty, The Herald [Sharon PA], (March 24, 2021)
Are Catholic Clergy more Likely to Be Paedophiles than the General Public? Redux, By Jonathan M.S. Pearce, Patheos [Englewood CO], (March 24, 2021)
Pope cuts salaries of Vatican cardinals, clergy to save lay jobs, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (March 24, 2021)
Fort Lauderdale cop accused of online sex chat with a minor, By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun-Sentinel [Deerfield Beach FL], (March 24, 2021)
Child sex abuse lawsuit ‘window’ amendment clears Pa. House, By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 25, 2021)
Former Albany bishop will be investigated under ‘Vos estis’ norms, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 24, 2021)
Effort to eliminate clergy-penitent privilege dies amid anti-Catholic fears, By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, Arizona Mirror [Phoenix AZ], (March 24, 2021)

March 26, 2021

British judge: Vatican made ‘appalling’ claims in UK probe, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 25, 2021)
Sex abuse in view of staff, residents at Catholic-run foster home for girls, lawsuit alleges, By Kyle Lawson, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (March 26, 2021)
Bergen Catholic faces sex abuse suits years after religious order settled prior complaints, By Abbott Koloff, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (March 25, 2021)
Prison strike delays sentence for ex-priest, Labor figure Peter Andrew Hansen for depraved child sexual abuse, By Heath Parkes-Hupton, The Australian [Surry Hills, Australia], (March 26, 2021)
Survivors group calls on Jefferson City bishop to seek out abuse victims, By Joe Gamm, News Tribune [Jefferson City MO], (March 25, 2021)

March 27, 2021

Vatican trial: Ex-student says he witnessed abuse at minor seminary, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 26, 2021)
Critics Charge German ‘Synodal Path’ Exploits Suffering of Abuse Victims, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (March 26, 2021)
Is Synodal Path in Germany a road to schism?, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (March 26, 2021)
Providence diocese opposes bill expanding liability for child sex abuse, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 26, 2021)
Pope names Chilean abuse survivor to Protection of Minors post, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 26, 2021)
Dr Tom Doyle: Church structure to blame for abuse, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 27, 2021)
Submission of Thomas Patrick Doyle, By Tom Doyle, Abuse in Care - Royal Commission of Inquiry [Auckland, New Zealand], (March 9, 2021)
Priest: The Catholic Church’s Hierarchy is to Blame for the Sex Abuse Scandal, By Hemant Mehta, Patheos [Englewood CO], (March 26, 2021)

March 28, 2021

Former Archbishop of Armagh Cardinal Sean Brady’s ‘pain’ over role in pervert priest inquiry, By Maeve Sheehan, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (March 21, 2021)
Catholic Diocese of Saginaw removes priest from list of clergy accused of sexual misconduct, By Cole Waterman, Bay City Times [Bay City MI], (March 27, 2021)
Fr. Joseph Marmion, By Joe Duffy, RTÉ - Raidió Teilifís Éireann [Dublin, Ireland], (March 4, 2021)
Pope Struggles to Contain Conservative-Liberal Tensions in Catholic Church, By Francis X. Rocca and Ian Lovett, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (March 20, 2021)
Victim of Fr Joseph Marmion claims Belvedere College were aware of priest’s abuse before 1977, By Aoibhin Bryant, Extra.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (March 27, 2021)

March 29, 2021

Haunting pictures show inside of abandoned Catholic college with a dark past, By Kate McMullin, Liverpool Echo [Liverpool, England], (March 28, 2021)
Catholic priest who admitted molesting boys dies at age 81, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (March 28, 2021)
Bankrupt Buffalo Diocese cuts spending on schools as its legal bills rise, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (March 29, 2021)
Fr. Norbert Orsolits, who admitted sexually abusing minors, has died, By Jay Moran, Marian Hetherly & Michael Mroziak, WBFO [Buffalo NY], (March 28, 2021)
North mother and baby home inquiry must not repeat past mistakes – Amnesty, By Freya McClements, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (March 29, 2021)
Bill would eliminate statute of limitations for civil claims of childhood physical abuse, By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (March 26, 2021)
Vatican punishes Polish churchmen for alleged abuse cover-up, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 29, 2021)
Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 29, 2021)

March 30, 2021

Polish bishops sanctioned by Vatican over sex abuse cover-up, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 30, 2021)
Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry: Religious leaders offer apologies, By David Cohen, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 30, 2021)
French bishops launch 11-point plan to fight clergy sex abuse, By Christophe Henning, La Croix International [France], (March 29, 2021)
Pope grants German archbishop faulted over abuse ‘time out’, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 30, 2021)
Germany’s Christian churches in meltdown, Associated Press [New York NY], (March 30, 2021)
Journalists accuse Cologne archdiocese of violating freedom of the press, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 30, 2021)
Catholic sex abuse claim: State Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Hattiesburg case, By Lici Beveridge, Hattisburg American [Hattiesburg MS], (March 30, 2021)
Lawsuit against diocese will proceed – for now, KATC-TV [Lafayette LA], (March 29, 2021)
Diocese of Tucson accused of covering up sexual abuse, By Mark Mingura, KVOA-TV [Tucson AZ], (March 29, 2021)
State Rep. Mark Rozzi: Victims deserve justice. We are giving them a dual path., By State Rep. Mark Rozzi, Erie Times-News [Erie PA], (March 30, 2021)
Polish hierarchs found guilty by the Holy See, PolandIn.com [Poland], (March 29, 2021)
Diocese of Tucson responds to allegations of misconduct, By Shaley Sanders, KOLD-TV [Tucson AZ], (March 29, 2021)

March 31, 2021

German archbishop granted leave of absence after resignation, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 30, 2021)
St. Pat’s nursing home in St. John’s not Roman Catholic archdiocese property, By Barb Sweet, The Telegram [St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada], (March 30, 2021)
Our Opinion: Close the child-abuse loophole, News Tribune [Jefferson City MO], (March 31, 2021)
Amid hefty legal fees, Buffalo diocese cuts Catholic school spending, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (March 30, 2021)
Diocese of Lafayette must give some information in sex abuse lawsuit, court rules, By Ashley White, Daily Advertiser [Lafayette LA], (March 31, 2021)
Monsignor Francis Boyle was cleared by Vatican of sex-abuse charges months before his death, By Maura Grunlund, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (March 30, 2021)
Long Island Catholic Diocese Sells Headquarters for $5.2M After Filing Bankruptcy, By Kathy Reakes, Daily Voice Suffolk County [Long Island NY], (March 30, 2021)
Lawsuit accuses Tucson priests of sexually abusing minors decades ago in southern Arizona, By Audrey Jensen, Daily Voice Suffolk County [Long Island NY], (March 31, 2021)
Obituary of Kevin Paul Waldrip – February 1, 1951 – March 30, 2021, By Robert M. Hoatson, President, Road to Recovery, Road to Recovery [Livingston NJ], (March 31, 2021)