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April 1, 2021

Abuse in care Royal Commission: Churches largely back calls for redress organisation, By Andrew McRae, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 30, 2021)
Funding to support abuse survivors should be ‘guaranteed’, By Cormac McQuinn, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (March 31, 2021)
Colorado will give sex assault victims unlimited time to sue abusers, By Jesse Paul, Colorado Sun [Denver CO], (March 31, 2021)
RC Church: No truth to allegations against priest, By Laurel V. Williams, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, (March 31, 2021)
Catholic Church: No evidence to support allegations against priest, Loop [Trinidad and Tobago], (March 31, 2021)
‘They Aren’t Who You Think They Are’, By David French and Nancy French, The Dispatch [blog], (March 28, 2021)
Kanakuk Kamps Abuse Reexamined In New Report, By Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (March 28, 2021)
Amendment Allowing Child Sexual Abuse Survivors To Sue Perpetrators Could Be Years Away, By Kevin Gavin, Marylee Williams, Laura Tsutsui & Isabelle Schmeler, WESA [Pittsburgh PA], (March 30, 2021)
Fourth Victim Alleges Sex Abuse By Father Pfleger, Attorney Says, By Mark Konkol, The Patch [Chicago IL], (March 31, 2021)
Attorney: Possible Fourth Pfleger Accuser, By Nick Gale, WLS-AM [Chicago IL], (March 31, 2021)
Seminaries and Child Sexual Abuse Risk: Equipping ministry leaders, By Kimberlee Norris & Gregory Love , Church Executive, (March 31, 2021)
Daniel Ford: A progress report on diocese’s abuse response task force, By Daniel Ford, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (March 31, 2021)
Is this the year Minnesota gets rid of the statute of limitations on sexual assault?, By Nora G. Hertel, Saint Cloud Times [Saint Cloud MN], (March 31, 2021)

April 2, 2021

Pope appoints abuse victim to top safeguarding role, By Christopher Lamb, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (April 1, 2021)
New Zealand cardinal says church ‘ashamed and saddened’ by abuse, By Michael Otto, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 23, 2021)
Former Priest Calls to Reform the Catholic Church, Amanpour and Company (PBS), (March 24, 2021)
Victims try new tactic: writing to church employees, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (March 29, 2021)
Former residents of St. Joseph’s Orphanage recount horrific abuse, want day in court, By Alan Keays, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (April 1, 2021)
Sex-Abuse Victims Duel With Boy Scouts for Right to Steer Bankruptcy, By Peg Brickley, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (April 2, 2021)

April 3, 2021

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops for mishandling abuse cases, La Croix International [France], (March 31, 2021)
Why is New Zealand bishop accused of sexual misconduct still a bishop?, La Croix International [France], (March 31, 2021)
Disgraced Palmerston North bishop’s future lies with the Vatican, By George Heagney, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (March 26, 2021)
American Catholicism: Headed Towards a Dead End, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (April 3, 2021)
Vatican statistics show continued growth in number of Catholics worldwide, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 26, 2021)
Sanctions against Polish bishops cautiously welcomed by abuse survivors, By Pauline Guzik, Crux [Denver CO], (March 31, 2021)

April 4, 2021

Blog: Why ‘in theory’ is not enough – sexual abuse claimants and the insurance industry, By Dr. Julie Mcfarlane, Insurance Post [United Kingdom], (April 1, 2021)
Poll finds less than half of Americans belong to religious congregation, By Rob Hackford, WGRZ-TV [Buffalo NY], (April 1, 2021)
A Pope in peril: Can Francis lead his Church through crisis?, By Sophia Deboick, The New European, (April 3, 2021)
Judge denies hiring ‘exorbitant’ financial advisor in church bankruptcy, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (April 3, 2021)

April 5, 2021

Tackling Sex Education and Sexual Abuse in the Egyptian-Canadian Diaspora, By Marcus Zacharia, Egyptian Streets [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia], (April 4, 2021)
Newark Archdiocese let priest work after one sex abuse allegation. Now there are 2 more, By Abbott Koloff, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (April 5, 2021)
Former Hanover priest sentenced for sexual abuse, By Scott Dunn, Sun Times [Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada], (March 31, 2021)
Rallying religious and health leaders to prevent child abuse, By Clea Simon, Harvard Gazette - Harvard University [Cambridge MA], (April 2, 2021)
Priests take aim at ‘outdated’ CDF on LGBT+ people, By Liz Dodd and Sarah Mac Donald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 30, 2021)
Wilson Torpedoes Cassilly Bill on House Floor. Was This Payback?, By Hannah Gaskill, Maryland Matters [Takoma Park MD], (March 29, 2021)
The best Catholics in the world and the most oppressed people ever, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (March 20, 2021)

April 6, 2021

Lawsuits mount against Waldwick schools claiming teacher stalked, abused students in ’80s, By Tom Nobile, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (April 5, 2021)
USC to pay $1.1 billion in sex abuse settlement, By Matt Hamilton and Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times, (March 29, 2021)
Advocates for Abuse Victims Criticize SBU Presidential Search Committee, By Bryan Kaylor, Word & Way [Jefferson City MO], (April 5, 2021)
Child sex abuse lawsuit bill faces long odds in House vote, By Harri Leigh, WPMT - Fox 43 [Harrisburg PA], (April 5, 2021)
Boston College theologian cleared of allegations and reinstated as department chair, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 5, 2021)
German archbishop granted leave of absence after resignation, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (March 31, 2021)
The cultural disarmament of progressive Catholic bishops, By Massimo Faggioli, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 6, 2021)
Catholic Confessions: A history of clergy abuse in North Dakota Part 1, By Hayley Boland, KFYR [Bismarck ND], (April 5, 2021)

April 7, 2021

Priest sex abuse survivor sues NMAG for allegedly withholding public records, By Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News [Alamogordo NM], (April 6, 2021)
Missouri Supreme Court keeps Chaminade clergy sex abuse case alive, By Maria Benevento, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (April 6, 2021)
Site aims to help abuse survivors, By Cara Chapman, Press-Republican [Plattsburgh NY], (April 6, 2021)
American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 6, 2021)
Conroe’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church partners to prevent exploitation of children, By Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle [Houston TX], (April 6, 2021)
Almost 600 Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Brooklyn Diocese under Child Victims Act, By Kevin Dugan, Brooklyn Paper [Brooklyn NY], (April 6, 2021)
Swiss-born Father Hans Küng, theologian, dies at 93, By Anli Serfontein, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 6, 2021)
‘People should know’: Accuser speaks out as sex abuse probe of Doug Lachance reopens, By Kyle Stucker, Foster's Daily Democrat [Dover NH], (April 7, 2021)
Editorial: Saying sorry not enough, Otago Daily Times [Dunedin, New Zealand], (April 7, 2021)
St. Catherine’s inquiry backs sexual misconduct claims against composer David Hass, recommends changes, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN], (April 7, 2021)
Catholic Confessions Part 2: An abuse survivor’s story, By Hayley Boland, KFYR [Bismarck ND], (April 6, 2021)

April 8, 2021

Kent Peters Statement, By Erin Bergen, IntoAccount [Lawrence KS], (April 2, 2021)
Woelki calls for stronger law on clerical sex abuse, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (April 8, 2021)
Former Vancouver Catholic Archbishop ordered to give evidence in old sex-abuse case, By Keith Fraser, Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, British Columbia], (April 7, 2021)
A bird’s nest and healing: Vatican sponsors event on preventing sexual abuse, By Devin Watkins, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (April 8, 2021)
State House OKs plan to allow sex abuse victims to sue despite statute of limitations, By John Finnerty, New Castle News [New Castle PA], (April 8, 2021)
Survivors of church abuse laud Missouri Supreme Court ruling on evidence in lawsuits, By Katie Moore, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (April 7, 2021)
Local group says Catholic Church should publicly name priests accused of being predators, By Regan Porter, WDAF-TV - Fox 4 [Kansas City MO], (April 7, 2021)
Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse, By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 8, 2021)

April 9, 2021

Vancouver archbishop called to court in sex abuse case, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Pique News Magazine [Whistler, British Columbia], (April 8, 2021)
‘Profound evil’ of abuse must be eradicated, Pope Francis tells symposium, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 8, 2021)
Diocese of Ogdensburg again taken to court over child sex abuse allegations, By Sydney Schaefer, Watertown Daily Times [Watertown NY], (April 8, 2021)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe vicar-general: Abuse settlement crucial, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (April 8, 2021)
St. Norbert Abbey adds 2 priests to abuse list, By Scott Hurley, WLUK - Fox 11 [Green Bay WI], (April 8, 2021)

April 10, 2021

Murder indictment returned, By Linda Harris, Herald-Star [Steubenville OH], (April 8, 2021)
How Elizabeth Loftus Changed the Meaning of Memory, By Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, (March 29, 2021)
USA Gymnastics under fire for Hall of Fame email, By Scott Reid, The Press-Enterprise [Riverside CA], (April 9, 2021)
How Protestant Churches Hid Sexual Abuse, By Wilma Williams, Southern Maryland Chronicle [Federalsburg MD], (April 8, 2021)
Ridsdale abuse victim wins $1.5m payout, By Tracey Ferrier, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (April 10, 2021)
‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor, By Henrietta Cook and Chris Vedelago, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (April 10, 2021)

April 11, 2021

#MeTooK12 Case Study: A High School Sexual Abuse Scandal, By Kathryn Leehane, Ms. Magazine [Arlington VA], (April 10, 2021)
Former campus minister at Franciscan University indicted on rape charges, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 8, 2021)
University to change some procedures after report on composer David Haas, By Joe Ruff, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 8, 2021)
Church sets the motion to hear rape case against priest, By Bulelwa Payi, Cape Argus [Cape Town, South Africa], (April 11, 2021)
Pope supports multi-faith efforts to eradicate child sexual abuse, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (April 9, 2021)
Archbishop Lori invites parishioners to pray, learn more during Child Abuse Prevention Month, By George P. Matysek Jr., Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (April 8, 2021)
Mass intention for victims of abuse to be celebrated, Florida Catholic [Orlando FL], (April 7, 2021)
St. Norbert Abbey identifies two more Norbertine priests who abused minors, including former abbot, By Benita Mathew and Haley BeMiller, Green Bay Press Gazette [Green Bay WI], (April 8, 2021)
Silent No More: Victim says abuse left her life in shambles, By Matthew Reisen, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (April 10, 2021)

April 12, 2021

Faith leaders: More outside investigations of misconduct needed, By Isabelle Altman, The Commercial Dispatch [Columbus MS], (April 11, 2021)
Woman raped by priest set to sue over Catholic Church’s response, By Emily Kent Smith, The Times [England], (April 11, 2021)
Police, DA’s office clashed amid Bishop Hart investigation, documents show, By Seth Klamann, Denver Gazette, (April 11, 2021)
How The Irish Times exposed the Mother and Child scandal 70 years ago today, By Mark O'Brien, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (April 12, 2021)
A Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Regis High School [New York NY], (April 12, 2021)
Head of Elite Catholic School Is Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Charges, By Liam Stack, New York Times, (April 12, 2021)
Former Auxiliary Bishop who Mishandled Abuse Allegations Placed In Charge of Cincinnati Parish, SNAP Responds, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 12, 2021)
New book explores plague of abuse in Church’s new religious movements, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (April 12, 2021)

April 13, 2021

Cupich: 30 years ago Cardinal Bernardin developed plan to address abuse, By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 12, 2021)
Priest who served at Franciscan University of Steubenville indicted on rape allegations, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 12, 2021)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 13, 2021)
Resignations and Appointments, 13.04.2021, Holy See Press Office [Vatican City], (April 13, 2021)
Statement re: Resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner, Diocese of Crookston MN, (April 13, 2021)
Pope Francis asks for, accepts Bishop Hoeppner’s resignation following investigation overseen by Archbishop Hebda, By Maria Wiering, The Catholic Spirit [Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN], (April 13, 2021)
Minnesota bishop investigated by Vatican for alleged abuse cover-up resigns, By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 13, 2021)
Dismissals issued in civil suit, By Linda Harris, Herald-Star [Steubenville OH], (April 13, 2021)

April 14, 2021

Ousted Minnesota bishop will preside over ‘farewell’ Mass, The Pillar [Washington DC], (April 13, 2021)
‘This is a warning’ – Hoeppner out after Vos Estis probe, The Pillar [Washington DC], (April 13, 2021)
Letter from Most Rev. Michael Hoeppner re: Resignation, Diocese of Crookston MN, (April 13, 2021)
Minnesota bishop resigns at pope’s request after abuse coverup, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN], (April 14, 2021)
Abuse commission of Church in Germany defends citing Michel Foucault, Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN], (April 13, 2021)
Indonesian Catholic schools move to tackle sexual abuse, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News [Hong Kong], (April 14, 2021)
Our view: Overdue reckoning at hand for archdiocese, Santa Fe New Mexican, (April 13, 2021)
Minnesota bishop resigns at request of pope for covering up sexual abuse by clergy, By Hannah Shirley and David Olson, West Central Tribune [Willmar MN], (April 13, 2021)
Former Franciscan University priest is arraigned on charges of rape and sexual battery, By D. K. Wright, WTRF-TV [Wheeling WV], (April 14, 2021)
Former Franciscan University of Steubenville Friar accused of raping a student arraigned, By Jessica Haberley, WTOV - Fox 9 [Steubenville OH], (April 14, 2021)
French court upholds not-guilty ruling for cardinal in sex-abuse case, By Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Giles Elgood, Reuters [London, England], (April 14, 2021)
French high court clears cardinal of abuse cover-up claims, By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 14, 2021)
Former priest charged with sexually abusing children in Palmdale and Redondo Beach, By James Queally, Los Angeles Times, (April 14, 2021)
Former California priest arrested in RI on sex-assault charges, By Mark Reynolds, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (April 14, 2021)

April 15, 2021

Cardinal Pell’s Aquittal, One Year Later, By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 14, 2021)
Accountability, transparency, due process still needed, abuse experts say, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 14, 2021)
At Vatican abuse trial, priests cast doubt on testimony of witness, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 15, 2021)
Bishop Who Resigned After Investigation To Preside at Own Farewell Mass, By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald [London, England], (April 14, 2021)
For bishops like Hoeppner and Binzer, what comes next?, By Ed. Condon and JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (April 14, 2021)
To address ongoing decline in religious participation, Church must tell the truth, return to its central mission, By Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Catholic Standard [Archdiocese of Washington DC], (April 12, 2021)
Bishop Michael Hoeppner Resigns While Under Investigation for Covering Up Clergy Abuse, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 13, 2021)
Missouri senators vow to do ‘whatever we can’ after former students describe abuse, By Judy L. Thomas and Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (April 15, 2021)
Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 14, 2021)
France’s top court clear Cardinal Barbarin in abuse case, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (April 14, 2021)

April 16, 2021

‘It just doesn’t make sense’: Ex-bishop who failed to report misconduct to lead 2 parishes, By Dan Horn, Cincinnati Enquirer / cincinnati.com, (April 15, 2021)
Church waiting on decision to determine if parishes are considered assets, By Nestor Licanto, KUAM Radio [Guam], (April 16, 2021)
Polis signs bill removing legal time limit for childhood sex abuse victims, By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics [Denver CO], (April 15, 2021)
Colorado will lift time limits in 2022 for victims to sue child sex abusers, By Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, (April 15, 2021)
SNAP Applauds as Colorado Governor Signs SB 73 into Law, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 15, 2021)
Passionists order, Catholic dioceses didn’t reveal predator deacon in their midst, By Robert Herguth, Chicago Sun-Times, (April 16, 2021)
Lawsuit to proceed despite death of priest accused of sexual assault, By Mia Urquhart, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (April 15, 2021)
Is the Camden Diocese Worse than Others When It Comes to Clergy Sex Crimes?, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (April 16, 2021)
The God Squad: Keeping the faith, Press-Republican [Plattsburgh NY], (April 16, 2021)
Ohio Priest Accused Of Raping Student, Convinced Her Sex Will Improve Mental Health, By Dane Enerio, International Business Times, (April 15, 2021)
Judge weighs whether parish, school assets could be used to pay clergy sex abuse claims, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (April 16, 2021)
New Colorado law ends statute of limitations for civil sex abuse cases, By Angela Case, Fox 21 News [Colorado Springs CO], (April 16, 2021)
Yet Another Serial Abuser Left Off Chicago List, Still More Excuses from Catholic Officials, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 16, 2021)

April 17, 2021

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 16, 2021)
Testimony allowed against former pastor in sex abuse case, By Chris Rogers, Winona Post [Winona MN], (April 16, 2021)
Legal lessons: Past abuse cases help train canon lawyers, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 16, 2021)
A Historic Resignation: Holding Bishop Hoeppner accountable, By Paul Moses, Commonweal [New York NY], (April 17, 2021)
Settlement helping victim of Colorado Catholic priest abuse to start a new life, By Tony Kovaleski, The Denver Channel - TV7 [Denver CO], (April 16, 2021)
Plaintiffs in second Próvolo sex abuse trial demand ‘end to delays’, By Maximiliano Ríos & Liliana Samuel, AFP, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (April 17, 2021)
Surviving Mount Cashel: Finding the strength to overcome abuse horror, By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register [Toronto ON, Canada], (April 17, 2021)
Archdiocese offers update on Fr. Perrone investigation; CDF declines to proceed, Detroit Catholic [Archdiocese of Detroit MI], (April 16, 2021)
Ruth Krall, A Bilgrimage Bibliography, By Ruth Elizabeth Krall, Bilgrimage, (April 2, 2021)

April 18, 2021

Sex abuse allegations surface against Catholic priest in Bartlett, WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM [Chicago IL], (April 17, 2021)
Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on Fr. Christopher Ciomek, By Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago IL, (April 17, 2021)
For true healing, abuse survivors urge church to hear their stories, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (April 18, 2021)
Exposing the truth about nuns who sexually abuse kids, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (April 17, 2021)
Wellesley woman charged with raping student while she was a Hudson teacher, By Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald, (April 16, 2021)

April 19, 2021

Bishop of Raphoe confirms Diocese cooperating with retired priest investigation, Highland Radio [Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland], (April 19, 2021)
Editorial: Pennsylvania Senate must stand up for victims of abuse, Delaware County Daily Times [Exton PA], (April 19, 2021)

April 20, 2021

Survivors group calls on new Belleville bishop to add 4 names to clergy sex abuse list, By Lexi Cortes, Belleville News-Democrat [Belleville IL], (April 20, 2021)
Bishop to the rescue as Cayenne torn over sex abuse, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (April 13, 2021)
Baltimore Archdiocese removes priest after allegation of sexual abuse involving a child, By Chris Berinato, WBFF - Fox 45 [Baltimore MD], (April 19, 2021)
Hoeppner apologizes to Crookston Diocese during farewell Mass, By Marie Wiering, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 19, 2021)
Victims rally in Harrisburg for bill on sexual abuse lawsuits, By Peter Smith, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Pittsburgh PA], (April 19, 2021)
Sex abuse survivors demand windows legislation from Pa. Senate, By Dennis Owns, WHTM-TV - ABC 27 [Harrisburg PA], (April 19, 2021)

April 21, 2021

Former Vermonter files sexual abuse lawsuit against Weston Priory, By Kevin O’Connor, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (April 20, 2021)
Bidding War, By Katherine Lewin, Santa Fe Reporter [Santa Fe NM], (April 21, 2021)
Rochester’s Catholic diocese barred from shielding identities of accused priests, By Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester NY], (April 21, 2021)
Former teacher, coach gets two years in prison for sex assault of Oconto Falls student in 2013, By Kent Tempus, Green Bay Press Gazette [Green Bay WI], (April 20, 2021)
How McCarricks Happen, By Stephen Bullivant and Giovanni Radhitio Putra Sadewo, Catholic Herald [London, England], (April 18, 2021)
The Forgotten Mark Ruffalo Crime Drama You Can Stream on Netflix, By Mike Bedard, Looper [New York NY], (April 19, 2021)
The Ending of Doubt Explained, By  Leo Noboru Lima, Looper [New York NY], (April 20, 2021)
Annual reports detail training, outreach in archdiocesan child protection efforts, By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (April 21, 2021)
St. Michael’s High School sued over alleged abuse decades ago, By Kyle Land, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (April 19, 2021)
Vermont bill would end time limit for civil physical abuse, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 20, 2021)

April 22, 2021

Lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue, By Marc Levy, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 21, 2021)
Cardinal Gregory offers Mass for victims of sexual abuse ‘who have endured great suffering’, By Richard Szczepanowski, Catholic Standard [Archdiocese of Washington DC], (April 21, 2021)
Catholic laypeople in Germany demand local synod, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 21, 2021)
Syracuse diocese to hold Mass for Healing amid nearly 400 sex abuse claims, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 21, 2021)
Court denies former priest’s appeal in New Mexico abuse case, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 21, 2021)
10th Circuit Upholds Sex Abuse Convictions of Former Catholic Priest, By Jon Parton, Courthouse News [Pasadena CA], (April 21, 2021)
Diocese of Savannah bishop: Society cannot close itself off from spiritual side of selves, By Bishop Stephen D. Parkes, Savannah Morning News [Savannah GA], (April 22, 2021)
SNAP encourages Paprocki to add five names to diocese’s ‘credibly accused’ list, By Steven Spearie, State Journal-Register [Springfield IL], (April 21, 2021)
Tetlow makes statement after former Loyola priest rape allegation, By Domonique Tolliver, The Maroon - Loyola University [New Orleans LA], (April 18, 2021)
Rape allegations surface for Jesuit priest accused of inappropriate conduct at Loyola, Boston College, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (April 18, 2021)

April 23, 2021

Documentary describes La Jolla psychiatrist’s battle against church secrecy, By Mark Day, La Jolla Light [La Jolla CA], (April 22, 2021)
It’s Time to Revisit the Satanic Panic, By Alan Yuhas, New York Times, (March 31, 2021)
Abuse survivor believes now is a great evangelical moment for Church, By Jay Nies, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 23, 2021)
Prayers sought to heal victims of clergy abuse, By Bob Reddy, Florida Catholic [Orlando FL], (April 22, 2021)
Loyola grapples with abuse allegations against former university priest, By Gabriella Killett, The Maroon - Loyola University [New Orleans LA], (April 22, 2021)
Former U.P. priest pleads guilty to sex abuse, to serve minimum 8 years in prison, By Justine Lofton, MLive [Walker MI], (April 22, 2021)
Trial for former Cincinnati priest accused of rape begins Monday, By Craig Cheatham, WCPO - ABC 9 [Cincinnati OH], (April 23, 2021)
Wisconsin to launch statewide investigation of clergy sex abuse, attorney general document reveals, By Haley BeMiller, Laura Schulte, and Patrick Marley, Green Bay Press Gazette [Green Bay WI], (April 22, 2021)
Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations, By Michel Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 23, 2021)

April 24, 2021

Catholic Bishop Bill Wright orders priest’s name taken off Gateshead school building but will not say why, By Ian Kirkwood, Newcastle Herald [Newcastle, Australia], (April 24, 2021)
Vatican suspended canonical investigation of Detroit priest, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 23, 2021)
Two-year ‘window’ for abuse lawsuits gets new support in Pennsylvania, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 23, 2021)
Ex-priest pleads guilty to abuse in Upper Peninsula in ’80s, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 22, 2021)

April 25, 2021

Former U.P. Priest to Serve Prison Time in Abuse Plea, By Lynsey Mukomel, Department of Attorney General - Michigan [Lansing MI], (April 22, 2021)
St. Therese no stranger to clergy sexual abuse, By Colleen Heild, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (April 24, 2021)
Parishes enlisted to help pay clergy abuse victims, By Colleen Heild, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (April 24, 2021)
Attorneys: Prominent figures left out of Catholic diocese list on abuse allegations, By Bart Jones, Newsday [Melville NY], (April 24, 2021)
For First Time, Diocese Releases List of ‘Credibly Accused’ Clergy, By Carissa Katz, East Hampton Star [East Hampton NY], (April 23, 2021)
German president urged to withhold medal for Catholic bishop, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (April 24, 2021)
Pope ordains 9 priests, saying: Stay humble, compassionate, By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 25, 2021)
In New Mexico, shadows of a former haven for troubled priests, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (April 25, 2021)

April 26, 2021

Church analyst: The bishops are uneasy with Biden, but he could be good news, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 23, 2021)
Chicago priest steps aside after Tik Tok allegation, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 24, 2021)
Letter to Parishioners from Fr. Larry Sullivan, Christ the King Parish [Chicago IL], (April 19, 2021)
Christ the King parish priest asked to step aside in light of sexual assault allegation, By Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, Chicago Tribune, (April 21, 2021)
WI Attorney General to investigate Clergy child assault, By Brittany Slaughter, WAOW-TV, Ch. 9 [Wausau WI], (April 25, 2021)
N.J. Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a boy 30 years ago, By Rebecca Panico, nj.com [New Jersey], (April 24, 2021)
Abuse lawsuit filed against diocese, Diocese of Trenton NJ, (April 12, 2021)
‘You think you’re the only one’: NJ abuse survivor featured in Discovery+ documentary, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (April 26, 2021)
Conference: A Wounded Church, St. Paul University [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], (April 26, 2021)
Vatican reinstates Owensboro priest after sexual abuse allegations, By Jill Lyman, WFIE-TV, Ch. 14 [Evansville IN], (April 26, 2021)
Catholic Prelates in Spain Report 220 Allegations, SNAP Calls for Secular Investigation, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 26, 2021)

April 27, 2021

Archdiocese of Santa Fe to sell properties for settlements, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 26, 2021)
Links: Peter Steinfels’ clarification; flippable Senate seats; Cupich on antisemitism, By Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 27, 2021)
Ottawa Catholic board launching review after longtime teacher charged with sex offences, By Josh Pringle, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (April 26, 2021)
Op-Ed: Victim urges Pa. Senate to enact statute of limitations reform, By Geof Lambert, Erie Times-News [Erie PA], (April 26, 2021)
What Wisconsin’s AG Should Know Before Investigating Catholic Sexual Abuse, By Bill Donohue, CNSnews.com [Reston VA], (April 26, 2021)
Spain: Catholic leaders put numbers to sex abuse claims, By Arritz Parra, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 23, 2021)
La Iglesia española admite por primera vez 220 casos de abusos a menores conocidos en los últimos 20 años, By Iñigo Domínguez and Julio Núñez, El País [Madrid, Spain], (April 23, 2021)
Lawsuits make new sex abuse claims against Legion of Christ, By Dave Collins, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 26, 2021)
Complaints About Boston College Priest Sent To Leahy And Jesuit Provincial Years Prior To Rape Allegation, By Julia Kiersznowski, Victor Stefanescu, Amy Palmer and Megan Kelly, The Heights - Boston College [Chestnut Hill MA], (April 26, 2021)
Lawyers for man abused by late bishop want judge from outside area, citing diocese’s legal influence, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (April 27, 2021)
Trial for Cincinnati Catholic priest accused of rape rescheduled for October, By Craig Cheatham, Journal-News [Hamilton OH], (April 26, 2021)
New pedophile priests are exposed: Five are not on Rockford’s ‘accused’ list, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 27, 2021)
Lawyers in Bishop Christopher Weldon sex abuse, cover-up lawsuit request special judge, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (April 26, 2021)
New Witnesses Allege Kanakuk Kamps Tried to Cover Up Child Sex Abuse, By Nancy French, The Dispatch [blog], (April 27, 2021)
Stika facing likely ‘Vos estis’ Vatican investigation, The Pillar [Washington DC], (April 23, 2021)

April 28, 2021

Catholic School Teacher and Track Coach Accused of Sexually Abusing Boy She Drove Home from Meet, By Steve Helling, People Magazine [New York NY], (April 27, 2021)
Panel: Racism compounds the clergy sex abuse crisis for Black Catholics, By Madeleine Davison, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 28, 2021)
‘Houses of horror’: Child sex abuse in Indonesia’s schools, By Aisyah Llewellyn and Tonggo Simangunsong, Al Jazeera, (April 28, 2021)
Alleged Massachusetts Abuse Victim Requests Outside Judge in Suit, Citing Diocese’s Influence, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 27, 2021)
Milwaukee archdiocese questions need for attorney general’s review of clergy abuse, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 27, 2021)
Owensboro priest responds to reinstatement by Vatican, By mike pickett, WEHT-TV [Evansville IN], (April 27, 2021)
‘SNAP’ organization calls for Catholic church transparency, By Evan Gorman, WFIE-TV, Ch. 14 [Evansville IN], (April 27, 2021)
EXCLUSIVE: Fr. Bradley ‘rejoiced’ after Vatican reinstates him following sexual abuse allegations, By Jill Lyman and Evan Gorman, WFIE-TV, Ch. 14 [Evansville IN], (April 26, 2021)
Accused former Henderson priest reinstated by Vatican is barred from schools for 5 years, By Jon Webb, Evansville Courier & Press [Evansville IN], (April 27, 2021)
Kaul launches clergy sexual abuse probe, By Todd Richmond, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 27, 2021)
WI Dept. of Justice begins investigation into sex abuse by clergy and faith leaders, By Mary Jo Ola, WTMJ-TV [Milwaukee WI], (April 27, 2021)
Rockford Diocese responds to SNAP allegations, WIFR-TV, Ch. 23 [Rockville IL], (April 27, 2021)
New Diocese list of abusers includes 16 former local priests, By Grant Parpan, The Suffolk Times [Mattituck NY], (April 28, 2021)
Flanked by victims of priests, Attorney General Josh Kaul announces probe of clergy sex abuse, By Haley BeMiller and Laura Schulte, USA Today Network WI, Marshfield News Herald [Marshfield WI], (April 27, 2021)

April 29, 2021

Child protection center in Rome to become Institute of Anthropology, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [France], (April 28, 2021)
The Centre for Child Protection (CCP) becomes The Institute of Anthropology. Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care (IADC), Centre for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University [Vatican City], (April 27, 2021)
Vatican approves strengthening safeguarding studies, research in Rome, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (April 27, 2021)
Germany’s Cardinal Marx renounces state honour over abuse probes, dpa international [Berlin, Germany], (April 27, 2021)
Cardinal Marx renounces honor from German president after abuse survivors’ criticism, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 27, 2021)
German Catholic cardinal abandons medal over church abuse legacy, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (April 28, 2021)
Vatican Reinstates Priestly Faculties for Fr. Joseph E. Bradley, Diocese of Owensboro [Kentucky], (April 26, 2021)
Kentucky priest accused of sex abuse reinstated by Vatican, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 28, 2021)
New Accusations of Child Sexual Abuse Within the Legion of Christ, SNAP Urges the Vatican to Release All the Files, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 28, 2021)
Tennessee Catholic Bishop Likely to Be Under Vos Estis Investigation, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 28, 2021)
Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency: The State of Church Reform, By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald [London, England], (April 24, 2021)
The lists of “credibly accused priests” are all over the map, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (April 21, 2021)
Tackling spiritual abuse in religious communities, By Joyce Meyer, La Croix International [France], (April 29, 2021)
Tennessee legally mandates all to report suspected child abuse, neglect, By Lauren Harksen, WHNT-TV, Ch. 19 [Huntsville AL], (April 28, 2021)
Boston College President Responds to Allegations About Abusive Priest, By Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Ed, (April 29, 2021)
Papa destituye a jerarquía de diócesis ecuatoriana, By Associated Press, Infobae [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (April 28, 2021)
Papal safeguarding commission continues work online and in Rome, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 23, 2021)
Wisconsin opens investigation of sexual abuse in the state’s five dioceses, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 28, 2021)
Pope sets 40-euro Vatican gift cap in corruption crackdown, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 29, 2021)
Pope Francis remarks on the Ecuadorian diocese’s poor leadership and moral failings, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (April 28, 2021)

April 30, 2021

Future Pope, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (April 29, 2021)
House backs bill dropping deadline for child physical abuse claims, By Kevin O'Connor, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (April 29, 2021)
ChurchToo Challenges Church’s Culture of Abuse, By Mary Rose Corkery, BC Torch [Boston College], (April 30, 2021)
New Rome body to study causes of abuse, By Christopher Lamb, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (April 29, 2021)
This is the true ‘gold standard” for child protection in Pa. | Opinion, By Marci Hamilton, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (April 30, 2021)
Last Sister of Mercy leaves KC, ending her order’s service here after 134 years, By Melissa Henneberger, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (April 30, 2021)
New York man shares story of his alleged sexual abuse by a Florida priest in the 1970s, By Kylie McGivern, WFTS-TV [Tampa Bay FL], (April 29, 2021)