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May 1, 2021

Pope enables Vatican prosecutions of cardinals, bishops, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 30, 2021)
Former Priest Pleads Not Guilty In Sexual Assault Of Young Boys, KCAL - CBS 9 [Los Angeles CA], (April 30, 2021)
Ex-priest pleads not guilty to lewd acts, By City News Service, Antelope Valley Press [Palmdale CA], (April 30, 2021)
Legion of Christ facing seven new sex abuse lawsuits, By Damien Fisher, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (April 29, 2021)
Joliet Catholic school teacher fired, charged with grooming after video leads to investigation, By By Liz Nagy and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team, WLS-TV, Ch. 7 [Chicago IL], (May 1, 2021)
Joliet Diocese teacher fired after he is charged with ‘inappropriate communication with a minor’, By David Struett and Emmanuel Camarillo, Chicago Sun-Times, (April 30, 2021)
Investigations of Bishops Rise as McCarrick Scandal Reforms Kick In, By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 30, 2021)
Kentucky priest “on cloud nine” after priestly faculties reinstated, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 30, 2021)
Safeguarding expert: Guidelines are ‘in vain’ if not upheld by Church powers, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 30, 2021)
Santa Fe archdiocese to sell over 700 properties amid mounting abuse settlements, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 30, 2021)

May 2, 2021

Laicized priest dies, Wajda faced child sexual abuse claims, By Joe Ruff, The Catholic Spirit [Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN], (May 1, 2021)
Pope imposes drastic new anti-corruption rules at the Vatican, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [France], (May 1, 2021)
INVESTIGATION: What Is the Real Reason the Archdiocese of New Orleans Declared Bankruptcy?, By Helen Lewis, Big Easy Magazine [New Orleans LA], (May 1, 2021)
Bobby was violently abused at a state institution decades ago. Why his brother spread his ashes there., By Susan K. Livio, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, nj.com [New Jersey], (May 1, 2021)
Lawsuit against Springfield Diocese continues allegations of cover-ups by top officials, By Anne-Gerard Flynn, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (May 2, 2021)
Trial Pushed Back for Cincinnati Priest Geoff Drew’s Child-Rape Case, By Allison Babka, CityBeat Cincinnati, (April 27, 2021)
Bishop: Woyen resigned as Lutheran pastor after sexual battery allegations surfaced, By Nancy Molnar, The Times Reporter [New Philadelphia OH], (April 30, 2021)
Memorialized names of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse open old wounds, By Bart Jones, Newsday [Melville NY], (May 2, 2021)

May 3, 2021

Sexual misconduct allegations surface against Conventual Franciscan priest, By Michelle Richardson, WMAR - ABC 2 [Baltimore MD], (May 2, 2021)
James A. Serritella, Chicago Tribune, (May 2, 2021)
Anti-abuse center gets upgrade, sensing both progress and frustration, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (May 3, 2021)

May 4, 2021

Delaware’s Catholics, including President Biden, get new leader, By Mark Eichmann, WHYY [Philadelphia PA and Wilmington DE], (May 4, 2021)
As NPR Celebrates 50th, WBUR’s All Things Considered Looks Back On Coverage Over The Decades, By Lisa Mullins and Lynn Jolicoeur, WBUR [Boston MA], (May 3, 2021)
Reckoning with history, Long Island diocese names 101 clergy accused of sex abuse, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 3, 2021)
Virtual novena for abuse healing draws bigger, more anonymous audience, By Ann Rodgers, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (May 3, 2021)
German Authorities Break Up International Child Sex Abuse Site, By Melissa Eddy, New York Times, (May 3, 2021)
Gretna councilman says he’s victim of notorious clergy abuser at dramatic legislative hearing, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (May 3, 2021)
Gretna Councilman allegedly abused by priest as a kid, By Chris Welty, WGNO [New Orleans LA], (May 3, 2021)
Conference to debate sexual abuse of young deaf Catholics, By Joyce Duriga, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 4, 2021)
Nuns on trial in Argentina over abuse of deaf children, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (May 3, 2021)

May 5, 2021

St. Catherine’s report sparks calls for accountability from survivors of alleged abuse by David Haas, By Sophie Vodvarka, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 5, 2021)
Harrisburg Diocese bankruptcy case could collide with bill giving child sex abuse victims a chance to sue, By Ivey DeJesus, Patriot-News - PennLive [Mechanicsburg PA], (May 5, 2021)
Ex-priest indicted, accused of sexually assaulting Va. teen in 1979, By Tom Jackman and Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (May 4, 2021)
Former Virginia Beach priest charged with sexually assaulting a minor decades ago, By Jane Harper, Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk VA], (May 4, 2021)
Former Victorian priest could be extradited to US on fresh sexual assault charges, By Jackson Peck, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (May 5, 2021)

May 6, 2021

Pope removes legal privileges for Vatican cardinals, bishops, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (April 30, 2021)
Ex-priest accused of sexually abusing a minor 4 decades ago, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 5, 2021)
Gretna councilman says he was a child victim of clergy abuse decades ago, By Kimberly Curth, WVUE [New Orleans LA], (May 5, 2021)
Pampanga Church scandal: Priest accused of affair with man’s wife, By Tonette Orejas, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (May 4, 2021)
Florida lawmaker to push again for ‘lookback window’ allowing sex abuse survivors to sue, By Kelly Wiley, WJXT - Channel 4 [Jacksonville FL], (May 5, 2021)
Montreal archdiocese names independent ombudswoman to investigate abuse complaints, By Sidhartha Banerjee, Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (May 5, 2021)
Once-local priest subject of sexual abuse case settlement, By Paul Giannamore, WTOV - Fox 9 [Steubenville OH], (May 5, 2021)
James Serritella, Counselor in Church Sex-Abuse Crisis, Dies at 78, By Sam Roberts, New York Times, (May 5, 2021)

May 7, 2021

Archdiocese names ombudsman to deal with abuse complaints, By Lynn Desjardins, Radio Canada International [Montreal, Canada], (May 6, 2021)
Jesuits in Chile to Compensate 4 Victims of Sexual Abuse by Former Priest, By Giselle Vargas, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (May 6, 2021)
Priest who abused ECHS student may have many more victims, lawyer says, By Skyler Frazer, Journal Inquirer [Manchester CT], (May 6, 2021)

May 8, 2021

Catholic church unveils new system for reporting sexual abuse committed or covered up by bishops, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 7, 2021)
Mexico extradites ex-priest accused of child abuse to Costa Rica, Tico Times [San José, Costa Rica], (May 7, 2021)
Rachel Zoll RIP – An Anthology of Journalism on Catholic Clergy Abuse, By Rachel Zoll, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 7, 2021)
Rachel Zoll, much-admired AP religion writer, dead at 55, By David Crary, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 8, 2021)

May 9, 2021

Consider the Extent of Clergy Sexual Abuse on Long Island, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (May 5, 2021)
The evangelical sexual abuse crisis is the spiritual warfare of our time, By Karen Swallow Prior, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 4, 2021)
Memorial Tribute to Marcel G. Gagnon: First Co-Founder of SNAP’s New England Chapter, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 6, 2021)
Survivors speak out in advance of judiciary committee vote on Adult Survivors Act, By Susan Arbetter, Spectrum News [Syracuse NY], (May 7, 2021)
Costa Rica orders ex priest held on sex abuse charges, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 8, 2021)

May 10, 2021

‘Vos Estis’ expires in one year. What works and what changes are needed in version 2.0?, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 10, 2021)
Canadian bishops unveil new system to report bishops for abuse, cover-up, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (May 8, 2021)
The mystery of Biden family friend Father Kevin O’Brien, By Tom Deignan, IrishCentral [New York NY], (May 7, 2021)
Archbishop pleads for privacy for Pampanga priest, married couple in scandal, By Tonette Orejas, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (May 7, 2021)
Girl thought Newark Archbishop Gerety was sent by God — then he allegedly molested her, By Abbott Koloff, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (May 10, 2021)

May 11, 2021

Child Sex Abuse Victims Say Legislation To Give Them Justice Is Stalled In Harrisburg, By Andy Sheehan, KDKA-TV, Ch. 2 [Pittsburgh PA], (May 10, 2021)
Catholic religious orders must come clean about abusive clergy, By CST Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, (May 10, 2021)
Abuse survivor ‘shocked’ by dismissal of priest at same church, By Ken Kolker, WOOD-TV [Grand Rapids MI], (May 10, 2021)
Diocese of Buffalo Drafts Parish Grouping Plan, By Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (May 10, 2021)
Pope Francis’ process for investigating accused Catholic bishops clearly requires reform, By NCR Editorial Board, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 10, 2021)

May 12, 2021

Peoria diocese continues promoting Sheen’s beatification cause, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 10, 2021)
Catholic Church investigating claims children were prostituted to Church officials, By Sophie Cornish, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (May 12, 2021)
Bill giving some child sex abuse victims more time to sue passes Louisiana House, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (May 11, 2021)
One of East Bay’s Longest-Serving Priests Accused of Raping Child Decades Ago, By Candice Nguyen and Michael Bott, NBC Bay Area/KNTV, Ch. 11, (May 11, 2021)
San Francisco Archbishop Plays Politics, SNAP Calls Out his Hypocrisy, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 11, 2021)
David Clohessy: The Worst US Bishops, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 12, 2021)
NEWARK CARDINAL JOSEPH TOBIN: YOU CALL THIS ‘TRANSPARENCY?, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (May 10, 2021)
Polish bishop resigns after probe into cover-up allegations, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 12, 2021)

May 13, 2021

Senate gives preliminary approval to bill for past sex abuse survivors, By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics [Denver CO], (May 12, 2021)
Friends recall journalist as kind-hearted and smart, By Julie Manganis, Gloucester Times [Gloucester MA], (May 13, 2021)
Catholic Priest who worked in NorCal sued for child sexual abuse, SNAP demands outreach, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 12, 2021)
Massachusetts churches amassed over $82 million in small business PPP loans, By Isabel Contreras, Daily Hampshire Gazette [Hampshire MA], (May 12, 2021)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop accused of cover-up, By Catholic News Service, CatholicPhilly.com - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (May 12, 2021)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ investigation, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 12, 2021)
Former students testify at Vatican sex abuse trial, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 13, 2021)
Archdiocese ordered to provide details in Westchester teacher sex abuse lawsuit, By Isabel Keane, Rockland/Westchester NY Journal News (Lohud.com), (May 13, 2021)

May 14, 2021

Polish bishop resigns over sex abuse cover-up charges, La Croix International [France], (May 13, 2021)
Take it from a therapist: you are not alone, By Rod Herrera, Catholic Star Herald [Camden NJ], (May 13, 2021)
Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Polish Bishop Jan Tyrawa; SNAP reacts, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 13, 2021)
New Vermont law waives time limit for physical abuse suits, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 13, 2021)
‘They believed in us,’ former resident of St. Joseph’s Orphanage says of new law, By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (May 13, 2021)
Kathleen Jacobs: Treading water on church accusations (Opinion), By Kathleen Jacobs, Charleston Gazette-Mail [Charleston WV], (May 12, 2021)
Plaque Of Accused Priest Covered Up In Old Brookville: Report, By Peggy Spellman Hoey, The Patch [Glen Cove NY], (May 12, 2021)
Biden inauguration priest resigns California university post, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 13, 2021)
Vatican abuse trial: Witness testimony gives conflicting view of victim, pre-seminary, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 12, 2021)
Diocese of Steubenville says no credible accusations against Rev. Bonadies within it, By Alex Taylor, WTOV - Fox 9 [Steubenville OH], (May 13, 2021)
Records on former priest sought, By Linda Harris, Herald-Star [Steubenville OH], (May 14, 2021)
It’s time for our Catholic president to address the church’s sexual abuse scandal, By David Clohessy, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 13, 2021)

May 15, 2021

Archdiocese says it needs consultant for real estate issues, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (May 12, 2021)
Congregation or cult? Former members accuse Kansas City church of abuse, By Linda Wagar, WDAF-TV - Fox 4 [Kansas City MO], (May 12, 2021)
Nonprofit questions investigation into child abuse at Greensboro church’s day care, By Jamie Biggs, Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro NC], (May 14, 2021)
Pope: child abuse is a kind of “psychological murder”, By Robin Gomes, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (May 15, 2021)
Former U.P. priest pleads guilty in abuse case, By Amelia Benavides-Colón, Detroit News [Detroit MI], (May 14, 2021)
Former Michigan priest pleads guilty in another sex abuse case, By Amber Ainsworth, Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK-TV), (May 14, 2021)

May 16, 2021

Christ the King pastor reinstated after sex assault allegation ‘cannot be substantiated’, By Sun-Times Media Wire, WLS-TV, Ch. 7 [Chicago IL], (May 15, 2021)
Archdiocese Ordered To Give Details Of Westchester Coach Accused Of Molesting Student, By Zak Failla, Somers Daily Voice [Somers NY], (May 15, 2021)
Priest with local ties accused of abuse in Ghana, By Robert Herguth, Chicago Sun-Times, Telegraph Herald [Dubuque IA], (May 15, 2021)

May 17, 2021

Man accused of sexually abusing teen drops defamation suit against accuser, By Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester NY], (May 17, 2021)
Ex-priest priest pleads guilty in Upper Peninsula to abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 16, 2021)
Northern Michigan priest pleads guilty to more sexual abuse charges, WJBK - Fox 2 [Southfield MI], (May 16, 2021)
Fresno Catholic Diocese scores win over ex-priest in defamation row, By Alex Tavlian, San Joaquin Valley Sun [Fresno CA], (May 17, 2021)
Former youth footballer investigation found abuse of children as young as six, By Marion Scott, Sunday Post [Glasgow, Scotland], (May 16, 2021)
Whose synodality? Social alliances and institutional models in global Catholicism, By Massimo Faggioli, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 17, 2021)

May 18, 2021

How to help victims of sexual abuse get justice: Eliminate statutes of limitations, By Marci Hamilton, Evening Sun [Hanover PA], (May 18, 2021)
Child Victims Act lawsuit accuses murdered priest of molesting boy, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (May 17, 2021)

May 19, 2021

Lawsuit: Former Newark archbishop abused 5-year-old girl, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 18, 2021)
Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis, By Darrick Taylor, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (May 18, 2021)
Chicago archdiocese reinstates priest after investigating TikTok allegation, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 18, 2021)
‘Old habit’ of covering up abuse must stop everywhere, pope says, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 17, 2021)
Native American Catholics focus of Knights of Columbus documentary, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 17, 2021)
Revised canon law on crimes, penalties almost ready for publication, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 19, 2021)
Sinead O’Connor Remembers Things Differently, By Amanda Hess, New York Times, (May 18, 2021)
Report: Defrocked Grand Haven priest groomed victim, By Heather Walker, WOOD-TV [Grand Rapids MI], (May 18, 2021)
Retired priest appeals 7-year suspension handed down by Vatican officials, By Luke Moretti, WIVB [Buffalo NY], (May 18, 2021)

May 20, 2021

Ex Newark Archbishop Accused Of Rape Of 5-Year-Old In $50-Million Lawsuit, By Nirmal Varghese, Latin Times [New York NY], (May 19, 2021)
Rape accusation against former County Durham priest followed plea for help, By Georgia Banks, Northern Echo [Darlington, England], (May 19, 2021)
Another Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against the Burlington Diocese, By Derek Brouwer, Seven Days [Burlington VT], (May 19, 2021)
Priest ‘said God bless after raping Gateshead woman’, BBC [London, England], (May 19, 2021)
Abuse victims’ long wait, By Will Astor, Rochester Beacon [Rochester NY], (May 20, 2021)

May 21, 2021

Burlington Diocese faces new child sex abuse lawsuit, WCAX [South Burlington VT], (May 20, 2021)
Court Says Pedophile Ex-Priest Can’t Be Held Beyond Sentence, By Don Babwin, WMAQ - NBC 5 [Chicago IL], (May 20, 2021)
Murdered priest’s time at parish conflicts with abuse plaintiff’s claims, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (May 20, 2021)

May 22, 2021

Seminaries begin committing to sexual misconduct policy benchmarks, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 21, 2021)
Senate leaders resisting push for vote on statute of limitations change, By John Finnerty, Tribune-Democrat [Johnstown PA], (May 22, 2021)
Woman opens up about sexual abuse allegations against Cleveland priest, By Rachel Polansky, WKYC-TV, NBC - 3 [Cleveland OH], (May 22, 2021)
Nuncio to Mexico says sex abuse cases were ‘covered up’, By David Agren, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 21, 2021)
Cardinal Pell eyes a Vatican scandal he suspected long ago, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 22, 2021)

May 23, 2021

Sexual abuse allegations against Msgr. Alan Placa, Newsday [Melville NY], (May 21, 2021)
Former Newark archbishop accused of sexually abusing 5-year-old girl, By Jesse O'Neill, New York Post, (May 18, 2021)
Diocese of Erie pays $16.6M to sexual abuse survivors, By Keith Gushard, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Pittsburgh PA], (May 20, 2021)
Was Mother Teresa a Cult Leader?, By Michelle Goldberg, New York Times, (May 21, 2021)
Ex-prosecutor Nazir Afzal to lead Catholic Church child abuse body, By John McManus, BBC [London, England], (May 19, 2021)
Justice for SBC sexual abuse victims: A call for an investigatory commission, By Christa Brown, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 20, 2021)
Stop suppressing Catholics, outspoken nun tells Australian church leaders, By Farrah Tomazin, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (May 16, 2021)
St. Vincent Catholic Charities suspends children’s home operations amid staffing, licensing issues, By Ken Palmer Kara Berg Lansi, Lansing State Journal [Lansing MI], (May 21, 2021)
Law firm issues callout to past students of Kingston High School over historical child sex abuse allegations, By Lucy MacDonald, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (May 21, 2021)
‘A ticking time bomb’: Timor-Leste begins to reckon with alleged Catholic church sex abuse, By Zevonia Vieira and Tjitske Lingsma, The Guardian [London, England], (May 22, 2021)
The hero of the first hour, By Doris Reisinger, Die Zeit [Hamburg, Germany], (May 13, 2021)

May 24, 2021

California Judge in Catholic Clergy Cases Upholds Triple Damages for Cover Up, By Joseph H. Saunders, Los Angeles Legal Examiner - Saunders & Walker [Pinellas Park FL], (May 23, 2021)
Senate balking at lawsuit window, By John Finnerty, The Herald [Sharon PA], (May 23, 2021)
Christian cruelty: two profuse apologies in a single week, By Barry Duke, Patheos [Englewood CO], (May 21, 2021)
Many Boy Scouts Victims Find Little Comfort as Bankruptcy Nears End, By Peg Brickley and Joseph De Avila, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (May 24, 2021)
Burlington’s Roman Catholic Diocese is served with another sexual abuse lawsuit, By Grace Elletson, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (May 23, 2021)
Kalamazoo Pastor and Community Leader Accused of Paying Boys for Sex, By Steve Rabey, Ministry Watch [Matthews NC], (May 21, 2021)
Priest charged with indecent assault wanted to change ‘feeling towards young boys’, court told, By Laura Chung, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (May 24, 2021)
Timor-Leste postpones ex-priest’s sex abuse trial again, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 24, 2021)
Bishop Stika wants ‘the whole story’ ahead of Vatican investigation, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 22, 2021)
Cardinal Reinstates Pfleger to St. Sabina After Child Abuse Investigation, By Heather Cherone, WTTW-TV (PBS) [Chicago IL], (May 24, 2021)
Cardinal Cupich returns Fr. Michael Pfleger to active ministry after four months of internal investigation; SNAP reacts, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 24, 2021)
Hampden DA identifies former Catholic priest as killer in 1972 slaying of 13-year-old Danny Croteau, By John R. Ellement and Travis Andersen, Boston Globe, (May 24, 2021)

May 25, 2021

Chicago priest Pfleger reinstated after abuse investigation, By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 24, 2021)
Advocates calling on Springfield Diocese to release “secret archives”, By Lindsey Kane and Amanda Callahan, WGGB - WesternMassNews [Springfield MA], (May 24, 2021)
‘Do your job’: Abuse survivors call on Senate to pass stalled lawsuit reform bill, By John Micek, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (May 24, 2021)
Local priest appears in court after arrest on child pornography charges, By Nancy Cook, KTAL-TV/NBC affiliate [Shreveport LA and Texarkana TX], (May 24, 2021)
Former Springfield priest killed 13-year-old boy in 1972: Hampden District Attorney, By Rick Sobey, Boston Herald [Boston MA], (May 24, 2021)
Prosecutor: Late former priest killed altar boy in 1972, By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 24, 2021)
‘Danny Croteau died at the hands of Richard Lavigne,’ DA says in closing 50-year-old case, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (May 24, 2021)
A priest, a boy, and a murder, By Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, (May 24, 2021)

May 26, 2021

Lawyers for former priest’s victims outraged and saddened by revelations in Croteau case, By Travis Andersen, Shelley Murphy and John R. Ellement, Boston Globe, (May 24, 2021)
Former Catholic Priest Dies Same Day He Was Due to Be Charged with 1972 Murder, By James Crump, Newsweek [New York NY], (May 25, 2021)
Bossier City pastor facing charges for child porn, sexual abuse of animals, By Rachael Thomas, KSLA, Ch. 12 [Shreveport LA and Texarkana TX], (May 24, 2021)
Investigators: Former Priest-Sex Offender Killed Massachusetts Altar Boy in 1972, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 25, 2021)
Decades-old clergy abuse cases inching through courts, By Marc Albert, KRCB 104.9, Northern California Public Media, (May 24, 2021)
Chilean Jesuits Recognize 64 Cases Of Sexual Abuse, By Agence France-Presse, Barron's [New York NY], (May 25, 2021)
Lawmakers pause sex abuse bill as critics cast doubt on constitutionality, By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics [Denver CO], (May 26, 2021)
Timor-Leste lawyers cry foul over ex-priest’s abuse trial, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 26, 2021)
Wounds still run deep on Sorry Day, writes Charmaine Clarke, By Charmaine Clarke, The Standard [Warrnambool, Australia], (May 26, 2021)
Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago reinstates Rev. Michael Pfleger after past sex abuse allegations, By Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 24, 2021)
Defrocked Catholic priest dies as the District Attorney is preparing to arrest him for murder; SNAP reacts, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 25, 2021)
Advocate For Clergy Abuse Victims Calls For Release Of Files On Ex-Priest Accused Of Murder, By Paul Tuthill, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio [Albany NY], (May 25, 2021)
Germany looks for church reform, causing concern among some Catholics, By Catholic News Service, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (May 24, 2021)
Pope moves youth seminary out of Vatican amid abuse trial, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 25, 2021)
Pope Francis moves pre-seminary at center of abuse trial out of Vatican City, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 25, 2021)
Pope orders minor seminary to move out of Vatican, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 25, 2021)
Louisiana priest appears in court after arrest on child pornography charges, By Nancy Cook, KTAL-TV, WVLA NBC Local 33 / WGMB Fox 44 [Baton Rouge LA], (May 24, 2021)
The French State and clerical abuse, By Keith Porteous Wood, International Association of Free Thought, (May 15, 2021)
Clerical abuse victims are being betrayed. The state must act now., By Keith Porteous Wood, International Association of Free Thought, (May 15, 2021)
These Priests Were Accused of Abuse and Were in the Camden Diocese, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (May 26, 2021)
Abuse survivors rage at stalled reforms, By John Finnerty, Tribune-Democrat [Johnstown PA], (May 26, 2021)
Former U.P. priest sentenced to 8-15 years for sex abuse, By Justine Lofton, MLive [Walker MI], (May 26, 2021)

May 27, 2021

Probe finds no intentional act to derail sex-abuse vote, By Marc Levy, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 26, 2021)
Report: No malfeasance behind Pennsylvania’s botched constitutional amendment, By Christen Smith, The Center Square, (May 26, 2021)
‘Internal systemic failures’ led to Wolf administration blunder that derailed child sex abuse amendment, By Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA, Spotlight PA [Harrisburg PA], (May 26, 2021)
Longtime Ottawa Catholic school teacher accused of sexual assault facing 45 new charges, By Ted Raymond, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (May 26, 2021)
Local Catholic properties will be sold at auction, By Julia Dendinger, Valencia County News-Bulletin [NM], (May 27, 2021)
Springfield bishop to release list of credibly accused clergy next week, By Ryan Trowbridge and Leon Purvis, WGGB - WesternMassNews [Springfield MA], (May 26, 2021)
Diocese of Springfield to update list of credibly accused sexual abusers, By Danny Jin, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (May 26, 2021)
Defrocked priest Richard Lavigne clung to the cloth as COVID-19 claimed his life, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (May 26, 2021)
Springfield bishop says updated list of accused sexual abusers will reflect ‘considerable addition’, By Anne-Gerard Flynn, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (May 26, 2021)
New Law Could Empower More St. Joseph’s Orphanage Survivors to Sue, but Hurdles Remain, By Chelsea Edgar, Seven Days [Burlington VT], (May 26, 2021)
Lawsuits: Priest sexually abused boys at Uniondale school, in Glen Cove church, By Bart Jones, Newsday [Melville NY], (May 27, 2021)
Of complicit bishops and compassionate priests, By Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, (May 27, 2021)
The Catholic Church plays more games, By Brian Toale, New York Daily News, (May 27, 2021)
Richard Sipe and Sexual Abuse, By Marianne Benkert Sipe, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (May 27, 2021)

May 28, 2021

Pope Francis orders apostolic visitation of Cardinal Woelki’s Cologne archdiocese, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 28, 2021)
Diocese of Santa Fe Continues to Minimize Abuse as They Sell Off Assets in Bankruptcy Proceedings, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (May 27, 2021)
Trial scheduled for Jehovah’s Witnesses elders accused of failing to report sexual abuse, By Katie Smith, Daily Herald [Arlington Heights IL], (May 27, 2021)
86-year-old pedophile priest loses Australian court appeal, By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 28, 2021)
Pedophile priest citizenship appeal fails, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 28, 2021)
Sex abuse claims against Diocese of Rochester may go to trial, WHAM-TV, Ch. 13 [Rochester NY], (May 27, 2021)
Jesuit Priests In Chile Abused 64 People, Including 34 Kids, Congregation Admits, By Dane Enerio, International Business Times, (May 28, 2021)
Clergy sex abuse and “operation truth” for Jesuits in Chile, By Arnaud Bevilacqua, La Croix International [France], (May 27, 2021)
The Altar Boys: Horrific abuse and cover-up in Australia’s Catholic Church, By Oliver Farry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (May 28, 2021)
Defrocked priest a no-show in child sexual abuse hearing, By Chris Barrett, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (May 27, 2021)
Irish-born priest cleared of historical rape charge, By Tom Wilkinson, Irish Examiner [Cork, Ireland], (May 25, 2021)
Priest John Clohosey not guilty of historical rape charge, BBC [London, England], (May 25, 2021)

May 29, 2021

Nazir Afzal pledges ‘hostile’ Church for abusers, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (May 18, 2021)
Safeguarding: giving voice to the voiceless, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (May 26, 2021)
The Catholic Church Is Reinstating Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse, By Leah Feiger and Carter Sherman, Vice [Brooklyn NY], (May 28, 2021)
‘Clique’ of child abusers operated at top of former scouting body, By Jack Power, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (May 29, 2021)
Arrest warrant issued for former St. Vincent Catholic Charities employee on sexual assault, By Krystal Nurse, Lansing State Journal [Lansing MI], (May 29, 2021)
More than 200 bodies found at Indigenous school in Canada, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 29, 2021)
Canada: remains of 215 children found at Indigenous residential school site, By Tracey Lindemann, The Guardian [London, England], (May 29, 2021)
South Buffalo parish removing memorial of accused priest Stanton, The Guardian [London, England], (May 29, 2021)

May 30, 2021

Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 27, 2021)
Residential school survivors society calls for action following discovery of children’s remains, By Courtney Dickson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 28, 2021)
The Remains Of 215 Indigenous Children Have Been Found At A Former School In Canada, By Wynne Davis, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (May 29, 2021)
Vatican launches investigation of abuse crisis in Cologne archdiocese, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (May 29, 2021)
Bischöfe von Stockholm und Rotterdam untersuchen Situation, Archdiocese of Cologne [Cologne, Germany], (May 28, 2021)
Almost 7,000 abuse survivors avail of church funded counselling service, By Ailbhe Conneely, RTÉ - Raidió Teilifís Éireann [Dublin, Ireland], (May 30, 2021)
Priest Who Attempted Murder Of His Lover And Child To Be Sentenced, By Yobesh Onwong’a, Kenya News Agency, (May 26, 2021)
Former priest gets prison for abuse in Ontonagon County, By Garrett Neese, Iron Mountain Daily News [Iron Mountain MI], (May 29, 2021)
Chile’s Jesuits confess ‘crimes, negligence and errors’ on sex abuse, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (May 29, 2021)
Judge Daniel Ford to step aside as abuse task force chairperson and member, iObserve (Diocese of Springfield MA], (May 28, 2021)
Editorial: An unsatisfactory finding of state incompetence, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (May 30, 2021)
Discovery of mass grave of Indigenous children prompts grief and questions in Canada, By Antonia Noori Farzan, Washington Post, (May 29, 2021)
‘It was devastating,’ chief recalls after remains of 215 children found in Kamloops, By Nick Wells, The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, British Columbia], (May 28, 2021)

May 31, 2021

P.E.I. First Nation to honour residential school victims from Kamloops, B.C., By Tony Davis, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 30, 2021)
After 215 bodies found at school site, Canada requests flags lowered, By Rob Gillies, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 30, 2021)
Up to 7,000 abuse survivors assisted by Catholic Church support service, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (May 30, 2021)
Call to examine St. Paul’s Indian Residential school site after children’s graves found in Kamloops, By David Carrigg, Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, British Columbia], (May 30, 2021)
Remains found at Kamloops residential school ‘not an isolated incident,’ Indigenous experts and leaders warn, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 30, 2021)
Claims of mass grave at Tk’emlups go back years, Kamloops This Week [Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada], (May 28, 2021)
Springfield diocese to expand list of those ‘credibly accused’ of sexually abusing minors, By Dusty Christensen, Athol Daily News [Athol MA], (May 30, 2021)
The discovery of a mass grave at a former residential school is just the tip of the iceberg, By Mary Ellen Turpel-LaFond, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (May 30, 2021)
Pope orders visitation of German archdiocese, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 30, 2021)
This is not history; this is happening now, By Josie Fiegehen , Sault Today [Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada], (May 30, 2021)
Vancouver mayor calls on feds to provide funding to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, By Bethlehem Mariam, News 1130 - CityNews [Vancouver, Canada], (May 30, 2021)
‘Every site checked’: FSIN demand governments search residential school sites for remains, By Kelly Skjerven, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (May 30, 2021)
The Appalling Discovery in Kamloops Is Irrefutable Evidence of a Crime Against Humanity, By David Klimenhaga, Alberta Politics Blog by David Climenhaga [Alberta, Canada], (May 30, 2021)