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June 1, 2021

Apostolic Constitution Pascite Gregem Dei (Feed the flock of God), By Pope Francis, Holy See Press Office [Vatican City], (June 1, 2021)
Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 1, 2021)
Bishop Arrieta: How Book VI of Canon Law has changed, By Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (June 1, 2021)
Pope reforms penal sanctions in the Church: Mercy requires correction, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (June 1, 2021)
Stronger penal law after Church abuse scandal, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (June 1, 2021)
Pope revises Church law, updates rules on sexual abuse, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (June 1, 2021)
Pope Extends Church Law to Target Sexual Abuse of Adults by Priests, By Jason Horowitz, New York Times, (June 1, 2021)
‘Tend the Flock of God’: Vatican Official Explains the Revised Norms on Church Sanctions, By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 1, 2021)

June 2, 2021

Vatican tells bishops to get serious on crime and punishment, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 1, 2021)
Pope orders sweeping change of abuse law, By Christopher Lamb, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 1, 2021)
Pope Widens Church Law to Target Sexual Abuse of Adults by Priests and Laity, By Jason Horowitz, New York Times, (June 2, 2021)
Explainer: The Vatican’s criminal code, sex abuse explained, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 1, 2021)
Maura O’Donohue: A voice that resonates, By Doris Reisinger, Die Zeit [Hamburg, Germany], (May 21, 2021)

June 3, 2021

Springfield Diocese expands list of those ‘credibly accused’ of sexual abuse, By Dusty Christensen, Greenfield Recorder [Greenfield MA], (June 2, 2021)
Diocese of Springfield expands list of credibly accused abusers to 61, By Danny Jin, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (June 2, 2021)
Report of Findings of Credibility of Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, By Bishop William D. Byrne, Diocese of Springfield MA, (June 2, 2021)
Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors Felt Intimidated by Letter Sent From the Archdiocese of New Orleans, By Helen Lewis, Big Easy Magazine [New Orleans LA], (June 2, 2021)
The Devil’s Advocates – Episode 4 of The Turning: The Sisters Who Left, By Erika Lantz and Erin Lantz Lesser, Rococo Punch [Boston MA], (June 1, 2021)
Episode 4 of The Turning: The Sisters Who Left – The Devil’s Advocates, By Erika Lantz and Erin Lantz Lesser, iHeart Radio [San Antonio TX], (June 1, 2021)
Amsterdam priest on leave for alleged sexual abuse, By Sarah Darmanjian, WTEN [Albany NY], (June 2, 2021)
Pope Francis issues long-awaited reform of Vatican penal law, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 1, 2021)
The Pope Is Toughening Church Laws on Sex Abuse, Fraud and the Ordination of Women, By Sylvia Poggioli, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (June 1, 2021)
Vatican laws changed to toughen sexual abuse punishment, BBC [London, England], (June 1, 2021)
Michigan attorney general, state police investigating sex abuse in Boy Scouts of America, By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press [Detroit MI], (June 1, 2021)
The Church’s new penal canon law: The good, the bad, and the ugly, By Ed Condon and JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 1, 2021)
Ex-priest in NSW court over abuse of boys, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (June 3, 2021)

June 4, 2021

Twin Cities archdiocese says former official ‘failed’ in role to protect children from abuse, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN], (June 3, 2021)
Accused Priest’s Likeness Replaced at Long Island Church, By Peggy Spellman Hoey, Microsoft News [Redmond WA], (June 3, 2021)
Former Australian Labor Party official and Catholic priest jailed for 17 years over child abuse tourism, By Jenny Noyes, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (June 4, 2021)
“Reprehensible, a Disgrace,” Catholic Church Refuses to Release Documents on Residential Schools, By Evan Solomon, CFRA Radio 580 [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], (June 3, 2021)
Church abuse scandal: The quiet conscience, By Doris Reisinger, Die Zeit [Hamburg, Germany], (May 28, 2021)
Australian media fined $840,000 for gag order breach in Pell sex assault case, By Sonali Paul, Reuters [London, England], (June 4, 2021)
More untold stories of the Catholic Church to be revealed, By Chris Ramirez, KOB-TV [Albuquerque NM], (June 3, 2021)
Sydney priest, police officer charged with possessing child abuse material, By Natassia Chrysanthos and Sarah McPhee, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (June 4, 2021)
Cardinal Marx submits resignation to Francis, citing church’s ‘systemic failure’ on abuse, By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 4, 2021)
‘Dead end’: German cardinal offers to quit over church abuse, By Kirsten Grieshaber and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 4, 2021)
Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx offers resignation to pope, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (June 4, 2021)
Personal declaration regarding the letter dated May 21, 2021, By Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archdiocese of Munich and Freising [Munich, Germany], (June 4, 2021)
Letter to Pope Francis, By Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archdiocese of Munich and Freising [Munich, Germany], (June 4, 2021)

June 5, 2021

Priest ‘failed’ to protect kids from abuse, archdiocese investigation finds, By Melissa Turtinen, Bring Me the News [Edina MN], (June 4, 2021)
Prominent German Cardinal Offers to Resign Over Church Sexual Abuse, By Melissa Eddy, New York Times, (June 4, 2021)
Tennessee pastor confesses he kept silent about Catholic priest accused of child abuse, By Corky Siemaszko, NBC News [New York NY], (June 4, 2021)

June 6, 2021

Trudeau blasts Vatican for church-run school abuses, Reuters [London, England], (June 4, 2021)
Through healing and poetry, Kamloops survivor denied residential school ‘the satisfaction that it killed me’, By Dennis Saddleman and Matt Galloway, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 4, 2021)
He saw Kamloops residential school as a monster. With poetry, he denied it ‘the satisfaction’ of killing him, By Padraig Moran, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 4, 2021)
‘There’s another Kamloops coming’: Here are some Canadian sites believed to hold more unmarked graves of Indigenous children, By Alex Boyd, Omar Mosleh, and Alex McKeen, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (June 1, 2021)
Trudeau wants Vatican apology for church-run school abuses, By Rob Gillies, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 4, 2021)
‘Living in fear’: Survivor says he suffered sexual abuse for years at Sask. residential school, By Brooklyn Neustaeter, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (May 31, 2021)
Wisconsin priest digs in to refuse bishop’s demand to resign, By Todd Richmond and David Crary, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 5, 2021)
Buffalo bishop puts three priests on leave after discovery of abuse allegations, By Maki Becker and Lou Michel, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 5, 2021)
Clergy abuse survivors advocate protests outside Springfield prayer Mass, calls on church for full disclosure, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (June 3, 2021)

June 7, 2021

Smith Knew of Allegations Against Professor Named in Church Report, By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, (June 7, 2021)
Smith College: Faculty member accused of sexual abuse should have been investigated, By Dusty Christensen, Daily Hampshire Gazette [Hampshire MA], (June 3, 2021)
OPINION: Abuse laws come 40 years too late for Catholic Church, By Hayley DeSilva, The DePaulia, (June 6, 2021)
Hefty fines for Aussie media over Pell trial reporting, By Mark Bowling, The Catholic Leader [Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia], (June 7, 2021)
‘It’s good to be home’: The Rev. Pfleger returns to St. Sabina pulpit, By Maggie Prosser, Chicago Tribune, (June 6, 2021)
Cleared Chicago priest holds first Mass since reinstatement, By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 6, 2021)
Former Olean priest among 3 accused in lawsuit, By Associated Press, Olean Times Herald [Olean NY], (June 6, 2021)
Polish bishop sanctioned in new abuse scandal, By Jonathan Luxmoore, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 7, 2021)
The disgraced priest, the children’s shelter and a fight for justice in East Timor, By Chris Barrett, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (June 7, 2021)
Q&A with a traumatologist on how to prevent clergy abuse and burnout, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global, (June 7, 2021)
‘Shame, hopelessness’: Holyoke’s Fran O’Connell recalls alleged abuse by former Holyoke Catholic teacher, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (June 6, 2021)
Demands for investigations at residential schools across Canada, By Evan Solomon, "Question Period" podcast, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 6, 2021)
Big Trouble in Little Knoxville: Misconduct cases bring systemic, cultural weaknesses into sharp focus, By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald [London, England], (June 7, 2021)
The Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Attempts to Justify His Refusal to Cooperate with the WI AG’s Probe, SNAP Responds, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (June 7, 2021)
Response to the Attorney General, By Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee, Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI, (June 1, 2021)
Archdiocese of Milwaukee says it won’t participate in AG investigation of clergy sex abuse, By Laura Schulte and Patrick Marley, Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee WI], (June 3, 2021)

June 8, 2021

The Scandal Rocking the Evangelical World, By Peter Wehner, The Atlantic, (June 6, 2021)
Pope leads prayers for Indigenous children who died in Canadian schools, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (June 7, 2021)
Taking responsibility or abandoning a sinking ship?, By Robert Mickens, La Croix International [France], (June 8, 2021)
Church still incapable of saying there is no excuse for a priest abusing a child, By Fergus Finlay, Irish Examiner [Cork, Ireland], (June 8, 2021)
Citing ‘systemic failures’ in handling abuse, German cardinal offers resignation, By Catholic News Service, NZ Catholic [New Zealand], (June 8, 2021)
Vatican: Accusations Against Polish Catholic Bishops’ Leader Groundless, By Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 8, 2021)
Apostolic Nunciature: Accusations Against the President of the Polish Episcopate Are Unfounded, Konferencja Episkopatu Polski (Polish Bishops' Conference), (June 8, 2021)
B.C. Catholic archdiocese sued in Gambier Island camp sexual allegations, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Vancouver Is Awesome [Vancouver BC, Canada], (June 8, 2021)
Abuse survivors in Rochester Diocese bankruptcy case ask judge to go to trial, By Jane Flasch, WHAM-TV, Ch. 13 [Rochester NY], (June 8, 2021)
Las Cruces Diocese Says Abuse Records Were Disclosed Voluntarily, Despite New Mexico Attorney General’s Claims, By Kevin J. Jones, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 8, 2021)
Tennessee Catholic priest shares he was a target of sexual advances as a seminarian, SNAP commends him for speaking up, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (June 8, 2021)
German Catholic abuse victims meet papal investigators, Reuters [London, England], (June 8, 2021)

June 9, 2021

Two lawsuits to be filed against Craig Harrison by sexual abuse law firm, KBAK/KBFX/Bakersfield Now [Bakersfield CA], (June 8, 2021)
Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse by Former Diocese of San Diego Priest, By City News Service, Times of San Diego, (June 8, 2021)
Catholic priest’s evidence in abuse trial, By Greta Stonehouse, Australian Associated Press, Seven Network - 7news [Eveleigh, NSW Australia], (June 9, 2021)
Why the Pope’s lack of apology over church’s role in residential schools was no surprise to Vatican observers, By Megan Williams, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2021)
Catholic community leaders call on Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools, By Tom Yun, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2021)
Canadian cardinal downplays need for papal apology over residential schools, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 6, 2021)
Renewed calls for Pope to visit Sask. to apologize for residential schools after 2017 effort failed, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2021)
Raymond J. de Souza: Historically inaccurate to suggest Catholic Church hasn’t apologized for residential schools, By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Post [Toronto ON, Canada], (June 4, 2021)
National Indigenous leaders plan Vatican visit to call for long-awaited papal apology, By Olivia Stefanovich, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2021)
After 40 years of waiting, Garden Point abuse survivors get justice, By Jane Bardon, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (June 9, 2021)
Crime of abuse is personal failure, not institutional, cardinal says, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (June 8, 2021)
Poland’s embattled bishops to meet with Pope Francis, By Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 9, 2021)
Priests testify at Vatican trial on abuse in minor seminary, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 8, 2021)
Southern Baptist pastors demand inquiry into handling of sex abuse cases, By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 7, 2021)
“Window” laws have arrived to revive the statute of limitations, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (June 9, 2021)
Cardinal Pell: in prison I forgave my accusers, faith kept me alive, By Fabio Colagrande, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (June 8, 2021)

June 10, 2021

Father Pfleger: Abuse Allegations Flipped Life ‘Upside Down in a Moment’, By Christian Farr, WMAQ - NBC 5 [Chicago IL], (June 7, 2021)
Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse by former Diocese of San Diego priest, KUSI-TV, Ch. 51 [San Diego CA], (June 9, 2021)
The bubbas-that-be in the SBC, By Mark Silk, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 9, 2021)
Pope orders visitation of Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 8, 2021)
Citing institutional failures on sex abuse, Munich archbishop submits resignation, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (June 4, 2021)
Georgia Evacuates Orphans from Church-run School Accused of Abuse, By Aidan Yusif, OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project), (June 8, 2021)
Two lawsuits to be filed against former California priest Craig Harrison, attorneys say, KSEE24 and CBS47/yourcentralvalley.com [Fresno CA], (June 9, 2021)
Diocese of Fresno vows to soon release report on priests accused of sexual misconduct, By Robert Rodriguez, Fresno Bee [Fresno CA], (June 9, 2021)
Pope Declines German Cardinal’s Offer to Resign Over Sex-Abuse Crisis, By Francis X. Rocca, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (June 10, 2021)
Sask. Catholic churches delay, reject calls to release internal files on abuser priest, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 9, 2021)
Pope Rejects German Cardinal’s Offer to Resign, By Jason Horowitz, New York Times, (June 10, 2021)
The theological reason why the Catholic Church is reticent to apologize for residential schools, By Jeremy M. Bergen, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2021)
Even after Kamloops, the Catholic Church opts for obfuscation, By Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (June 9, 2021)
Pope rejects German cardinal’s resignation, urges reform, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 10, 2021)

June 11, 2021

In Pushback Against AG Inquiry, Wisconsin Catholics Cite Decades of Church Vigilance Against Abuse, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 11, 2021)
Analysis: A canon lawyer reviews the first major changes to church law since 1983, By Helen Costigane, S.H.C.J., America [New York NY], (June 10, 2021)
Rochester Diocese seeks approval of settlement with insurers, By Mike Latona, Catholic Courier [Diocese of Rochester NY], (June 10, 2021)
Louisiana Legislature allows for more child sex abuse lawsuits — including against the Catholic Church, By Julie O'Donoghue, Louisiana Illuminator [Baton Rouge LA], (June 10, 2021)
Ex-football star alleges sex abuse by Delbarton School monks more than 150 times in 1970s, By Abbott Koloff, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (June 10, 2021)
Pope Francis and Cardinal Marx Do a Dance, By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald [London, England], (June 10, 2021)
A bit of clarity about spectacular ‘resignation’ of German cardinal, By John Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 6, 2021)
Pope Francis refuses resignation of German cardinal, commends his courage, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (June 10, 2021)
The abuse crisis and the elusive horizon of a repenting church, By Massimo Faggioli, La Croix International, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 11, 2021)
Canadian bishops: Indigenous delegation to meet with pope by end of 2021, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 11, 2021)
Buffalo bishop lists some bad Jesuits but ignores others, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (June 10, 2021)
Vatican tightens grip on lay movements after recent scandals, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 11, 2021)
‘Preserve the base’: Leaked audio of SBC leaders shows reluctance on dealing with sex abuse, By Bob Smietana, Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 10, 2021)
Francis rejects Cardinal Marx’s resignation but admits ‘catastrophe’ of abuse crisis, By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 10, 2021)

June 12, 2021

As Child Victims Act nears end, details of abuse still elusive, By Edward McKinley, Times Union [Albany NY], (June 12, 2021)
Sexual abuse claims at Bronx Catholic school spanning 3 decades come to life, News 12 New Jersey/ newjersey.news12.com, (June 11, 2021)
Survivor shares stories from church-run residential ‘school’ St. Eugene’s in B.C., By Athena Bonneau, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (June 11, 2021)
Pope Francis endorses Cardinal Marx and his “manifesto” for Church reform, By Robert Mickens, La Croix International [France], (June 11, 2021)
Rochester diocese seeks approval for $35M settlement with insurers for sex abuse victi, By Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester NY], (June 11, 2021)

June 13, 2021

Cardinal Marx surprised by pope’s decision to not accept his resignation, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 12, 2021)
A Cardinal’s ordeal: George Pell’s Prison Journal, By Philippa Ingram, TheArticle [London, England], (June 13, 2021)
What can we offer to the world?, By Mike Lewis, Catholic Outlook [Diocese of Parramatta NSW, Australia], (June 13, 2021)
B.C. woman says her mother put her up for adoption to avoid Kamloops residential school, By Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (June 9, 2021)
FSIN calls on Catholics to boycott church services in the wake of the Kamloops 215, By Gerry Lampow, MyLloydminsterNow [Lloydminster AB, Canada], (June 11, 2021)
Defamation or protected religious speech? Disgraced Catholic deacon asks Supreme Court to decide, By Mark A. Kellner, Washington Times [Washington, D.C.], (June 12, 2021)
The discovery of the unmarked graves brings us face to face with our suppressed history, By Erna Paris, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (June 11, 2021)
Priest accused of abusing kids sent to trial, ANSA - Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata [Rome, Italy], (June 11, 2021)
Late Georgetown provost accused of nonconsensual contact with student, By Dennis Romero, NBC News [New York NY], (June 11, 2021)
Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters, By Travis Loller and Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 12, 2021)

June 14, 2021

Can the US bishops grasp Pope Francis’ ecclesial vision?, By Michael Sean Winters , National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 14, 2021)
Announcement regarding former Georgetown Provost, the late J. Donald Freeze, S.J., By John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University [Washington DC], (June 11, 2021)
Pope and Canadian Indigenous: ‘Sorry’ must fit the level of suffering, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 13, 2021)
Obituary of Robert Francis Costello (September 15, 1961 ~ June 11, 2021 age 59), Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home [West Roxbury MA], (June 11, 2021)

June 15, 2021

Church named in latest Child Victims Act suit, By Eric Tichy, The Observer [Dunkirk NY], (June 15, 2021)
Gibb slams Catholic RSE resources in rape culture clampdown, By Tom Belger, Schools Week [Thirsk, North Yorkshire UK], (June 14, 2021)
Catholic churches publicly report a fraction of sexual abuse allegations, By Renée Cooper, WCIA [Champaign IL], (June 14, 2021)
Kentucky’s feud with agency over LGBTQ foster parents may be decided by US Supreme Court, By Deborah Yetter, Courier Journal [Louisville KY], (June 15, 2021)
Retired priest seeks to stop child sex abuse trial going ahead, By Aodhan O'Faolain, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (June 14, 2021)
Kids in secret rooms: Why purveyors of online child sex abuse are difficult to catch, By Neil Jayson Servallos, Rappler [Pasig, Manila, Philippines], (June 15, 2021)
Louisiana Poised to Create Window for Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 14, 2021)
Catholic order that staffed Kamloops residential school refuses to share records families seek, By Angela Sterritt and Jennifer Wilson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 14, 2021)

June 16, 2021

N.J. man sues Delbarton School alleging monks sexually abused him repeatedly in the 1970s, By Anthony G. Attrino, nj.com [New Jersey], (June 16, 2021)
Famous German boys’ choir to add separate choir for girls, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 15, 2021)
Ireland: The Organization Has Helped 7,000 Victims of Abuse over the Past 25 Years, By Scout Mitchell, Swords Today [Swords, County Dublin, Ireland], (June 15, 2021)
Criminally Charge Canada and the Catholic Church For Residential Schools: Experts, By Anya Zoledziowski, Vice [Brooklyn NY], (June 15, 2021)
Enrollment at Local Catholic Schools Has Surged, By Jennifer McEntee, Voice of San Diego [San Diego CA], (June 15, 2021)
Tollner seeks info from Diocese on abuse he says he suffered, Altamont Enterprise [Altamont NY], (June 15, 2021)
Buffalo Diocese to monitor 18 priests accused of abuse with home visits, restrictions, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 15, 2021)
Louisiana’s new child sexual abuse law surprises advocates, legislators, By David Hammer, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (June 15, 2021)

June 17, 2021

‘I was disgusted by it’: Former Belvedere College pupils claim priest assaulted them, By Órla Ryan, TheJournal.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (June 16, 2021)
Rome tribunal backs Vatican in case against Italian broker, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 17, 2021)
Motion spurs task force to oversee EC review, By Erin Roach, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (June 16, 2021)
Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders’ sex abuse response, By Travis Loller and Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 16, 2021)
Annual Meeting Shows Low Trust in the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, By Dominic Pino, National Review [New York NY], (June 15, 2021)
Southern Baptist Convention takes stronger stand on sexual abuse and who can serve as a pastor, By Katherine Burgess, Tennessean [Nashville TN], (June 16, 2021)
Why Southern Baptists’ runoff election represents a ‘watershed moment’ for Evangelicals, By Judy Woodruff Interviewing Ed Stetzer,, PBS NewsHour [Arlington VA], (June 16, 2021)
New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner, By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 17, 2021)

June 18, 2021

Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness, By Cathy Driscoll, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (June 16, 2021)
Baptist and Catholic leaders grapple with similar problems in different ways, By Fr Thomas Reese SJ, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 16, 2021)
Mississippi Supreme Court sends case accusing Catholic priest of abuse back to Forrest County, By Lici Beveridge, Hattisburg American [Hattiesburg MS], (June 17, 2021)
Ex-student claims NJ private school monks abused him more than 150 times, By Mark Lungariello, New York Post, (June 17, 2021)
Books about Indian Residential Schools in Canada: Nonfiction and Fiction, By Danika Ellis, Book Riot - Riot New Media Group [Portland OR], (June 18, 2021)
Calgary law firm files class-action lawsuit over sexual abuse by Canadian Armed Forces chaplain, By Kevin Martin, Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alberta, Canada], (June 17, 2021)
Federal government faces lawsuit over sexual abuse of children on Canadian military bases, By David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], (June 18, 2021)
How one Catholic order closes its eyes to sexual abuse by clergy, By Robert Herguth, Chicago Sun-Times, (June 18, 2021)

June 19, 2021

Bishop demands Craig Harrison close counseling business: attorney, By Jason Kotowski, KGET - NBC 17 [Bakersfield CA], (June 18, 2021)
KCK Catholic diocese says finding that priest did not sexually abuse minor was wrong, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 18, 2021)
U.S. bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden, By Julia Harte and Gabriella Borter, Reuters [London, England], (June 18, 2021)
Bishops discuss developing plan for Native American, Alaska Native ministry, By Rhina Guidos, Crux [Denver CO], (June 18, 2021)
Pa. lawmakers threaten university funding over statute of limitations deadlock, By Deb Erdley, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (June 18, 2021)
Faced with financial liability, Lafayette Diocese and fallen priest shift blame to victim’s family, By Ben Myers, Acadiana Advocate [Baton Rouge LA], (June 18, 2021)

June 20, 2021

Ex-Catholic school teacher pleads guilty in sex abuse cases, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 19, 2021)
‘Bravo to Louisiana’: Governor removes deadlines for child sex abuse suits, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (June 14, 2021)
Louisiana will give child victims more time to file lawsuits, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 15, 2021)
‘Tragedy of the highest order’: Danny Croteau murder haunted law enforcement until its conclusion, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (June 20, 2021)

June 21, 2021

Abuse claim substantiated against previously cleared priest, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 19, 2021)
Former Jackson music teacher facing 10-20 years in prison after sexual abuse plea, By Beth LeBlanc, Detroit News [Detroit MI], (June 18, 2021)
Michigan’s clergy abuse investigation team secures fourth conviction, By Bianca Cseke, Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK-TV), (June 18, 2021)
I Am Breaking My Silence About the Baseball Player Who Raped Me, By Kat O'Brien, New York Times, (June 20, 2021)
UN experts call on Holy See to do more against child abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 21, 2021)
Human Rights Experts Lament Vatican’s Alleged ‘Protection’ of Sex Abusers, By Mary Ellen Cagnassola, Newsweek [New York NY], (June 21, 2021)
UN rights experts urge Vatican to halt child sex abuse in Catholic institutions, By Agence France-Presse, GMA Network News [Philippines], (June 21, 2021)
UN experts urge Catholic Church to act against sexual abuse, provide reparations, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, (June 21, 2021)
Man abused by priest receives ‘six-figure sum’ in damages, By Alan Erwin, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (June 21, 2021)
Ottawa archbishop apologizes for Catholic Church’s role in residential school system, By Ryan Patrick Jones, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 21, 2021)
Statement by UN ‘experts’ seeks to discredit the Holy See, By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 20, 2021)

June 22, 2021

Vatican investigates retired bishop in French Guiana over abuse allegations, By Héloïse de Neuville, La Croix International [France], (April 7, 2021)
Understanding abuse, By Arifa Noor, DAWN Newspaper [Karachi, Pakistan], (June 22, 2021)
UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 21, 2021)
Francis names Oblate priest new secretary of papal clergy abuse commission, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 22, 2021)
Archdiocese fulfills final $3 million obligation to abuse survivors in bankruptcy settlement, By Joe Ruff, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 21, 2021)
Diocese reportedly tells Harrison to stop offering local spiritual counseling, By John Cox, Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield.com), (June 18, 2021)
Craig Harrison’s attorney says letter from diocese threatened to defame him, By Stacy Rasmussen, KBAK/KBFX/Bakersfield Now [Bakersfield CA], (June 19, 2021)
Famous Pakistani religious cleric arrested over sexual assault of a student, Khaama Press News Agency [Kabul, Afghanistan], (June 20, 2021)
Kenya: DPP to Appeal in High Court Kitui Ex-Priest’s Acquittal, By Kitavi Mutua, Nation [Nairobi, Kenya], (June 21, 2021)

June 23, 2021

‘Shhhh…don’t say a word’: Child abuse case rocks Pakistan’s clergy, By Aoun Sahi and Saad Hasan, TRTWorld.com [Istanbul, Turkey], (June 23, 2021)
Now Agreeing with Former Priest’s Victim, Kansas City Archdiocese Says Abuse Claim was Substantiated, By Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 23, 2021)
Kansas Priest Previously “Cleared” of Abuse now Listed as a Credible Abuser, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (June 21, 2021)
Attorney for clergy sex-abuse victims claims Camden diocese ‘underreported’ assets, By Jim Walsh, The Courier-Post [Cherry Hill NJ], (May 12, 2021)
SNAP applauds as UN investigators urge the Vatican to do more to stop abuse, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (June 21, 2021)
Scandals have weakened the Legionaries of Christ in Mexico, By By Diego Calmard* | Mexico , La Croix International [France], (June 18, 2021)
Archdiocese of Berlin suspends work of commission on sexual abuse, By Anli Serfontein, Crux [Denver CO], (June 23, 2021)
Advance compensation payments to be made available to some child sexual abuse survivors following national redress scheme review, By Matthew Doran, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (June 23, 2021)
Kansas City diocese hasn’t named all priests credibly accused of sex abuse, group says, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 23, 2021)

June 24, 2021

Victim Advocacy Group Calls On The Kansas City Diocese To List All Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse, By Jodi Fortino, KCUR (NPR affiliate) [Kansas City MO], (June 23, 2021)
15 years after failed effort, former legislators relieved at passage of sex abuse bill, By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics [Denver CO], (June 23, 2021)
AG’s Office releases report on clergy abuse, Office of Iowa Attorney General, (June 23, 2021)
Iowa Attorney General’s report reviews dozens of ‘overwhelming’ sex-abuse complaints against Catholic priests, By William Morris and Melody Mercado, Des Moines Register [Des Moines IA], (June 23, 2021)
Report: Clergy abuse in Iowa was ‘overwhelming’ but now rare, By Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 23, 2021)
Iowa Attorney General releases report on ‘overwhelming’ sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, other spiritual leaders, By Renae Whissel, WeAreIowa.com/WOI-DT, ABC affiliate [Des Moines IA], (June 23, 2021)
Diocese of Lafayette puts deacon on leave pending sex abuse investigation, Daily Advertiser [Lafayette LA], (June 23, 2021)
UN castigates Vatican over clerical sexual abuse of minors, National Secular Society [London, England], (June 23, 2021)
Poland asks Vatican’s data for its church sex abuse probes, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 24, 2021)
UN says Church must do more to stop abuse, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 21, 2021)
Review board chair urges bishops to focus on healing for abuse survivors, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 18, 2021)
Children’s graves in Canada reflect Catholic logic of Indigenous vanishment, By Kathleen Holscher, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 22, 2021)
Unmarked graves found at another Indigenous school in Canada, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 24, 2021)

June 25, 2021

Davenport priest mentioned in Iowa Attorney General’s review of clergy sexual abuse, By Emily Andersen, The Dispatch-Argus [Davenport IA], (June 24, 2021)
Diocese of Davenport Response to Iowa Attorney General Report, By Deacon David Montgomery, Chancellor, Diocese of Davenport IA, Diocese of Davenport IA, (June 24, 2021)
B.C. man sues Vancouver archdiocese over abuse claimed at Catholic summer camp, By Jason Proctor, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 24, 2021)
UPDATE: Hundreds of bodies found at former Saskatchewan residential school, By Mickey Conlon, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 24, 2021)
Ontario pastor under fire for comments about ‘good that was done’ by residential schools, By Chris Fox, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 24, 2021)
Canadian indigenous group finds 751 unmarked graves at former residential school, By Anna Mehler Paperny and Moira Warburton, Reuters [London, England], (June 24, 2021)
First Nations reconciliation guide arrives at a timely moment, By Agnieszka Ruck, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (June 24, 2021)
Why Does the UN Keep Targeting Catholics?, By Bill Donahue, CNSnews.com [Reston VA], (June 24, 2021)
Catholic bishops in England, Wales set up new panel to curb abuse, La Croix International [France], (June 24, 2021)
Bishop: Pope wants German Catholics to discuss issues openly, honestly, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 24, 2021)
Victim of paedophile priest Malachy Finegan says ‘part of my childhood had just been eliminated’, By Connla Young, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (June 25, 2021)
Trudeau says Pope Francis should apologize on Canadian soil, By Ron Gillies, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 25, 2021)
Graveside service set for murdered altar boy Danny Croteau nearly 50 years after death, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (June 24, 2021)
Judge denies bid by diocese to dismiss Bishop Weldon sexual abuse lawsuit, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (June 24, 2021)

June 26, 2021

Priests cannot be charged for old abuse despite new Iowa law, By Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 25, 2021)
Northwest Minnesota priest cleared of child sex abuse; deacon now faces similar allegation, By April Baumgarten, Brainerd Dispatch [Brainerd MN], (June 26, 2021)
Northern Baptists (Not Just the Southern Baptist Convention) Define American Evangelicalism, By Daniel J. Williams, "Anxious Bench" blog, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 16, 2021)
Do not say ‘rape’ but term it ‘inappropriate contact’: Catholic Church, By Savio Rodrigues, Goa Chronicle [Goa, India], (June 24, 2021)
Paedophile priest who never paid for his crimes back in spotlight, By Sharon O'Neill, U TV [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (June 24, 2021)
Internationally Infamous Abusive Priest has Roots in Malone NY, Noaker Law Firm LLC [St. Louis Park MN], (June 22, 2021)
Attention to clergy sexual abuse began in Louisiana in 1983, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (June 24, 2021)
Former Iowan calls AG report more progress in fighting clergy abuse, By Dar Danielson, RadioIowa.com [Des Moines IA], (June 25, 2021)
The Vatican confesses: the hierarchical Church has lost the people, By Robert Mickens, "Letter from Rome", La Croix International [France], (June 25, 2021)
A pair of Hillsong docuseries planned, examining the megachurch’s culture, the fall of Carl Lentz, By Roxanne Stone, Religion News Service, Washington Post, (June 24, 2021)
Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $880,000, By Don Babwin, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 23, 2021)
Disgraced Polish archbishop elected mayor; more bishops sanctioned, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service, CatholicPhilly.com - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (June 25, 2021)
Priest accused of molesting 8-year-old boy at Plum church in 1998, By Paul Van Osdol, WTAE - Action News 4 [Pittsburgh PA], (June 23, 2021)

June 27, 2021

Iowa law eliminating statute of limitations for child sex abuse doesn’t go far enough, critics say, By Lakyn McGee, WeAreIowa.com/WOI-DT, ABC affiliate [Des Moines IA], (June 25, 2021)
Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance, By Lesley Wexler, Justia [Mountain View CA], (June 24, 2021)
Vatican probes alleged abuse negligence by Polish cardinal, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 26, 2021)
Vatican says an envoy sent to Poland probed alleged abuse by late Polish cardinal, By Brandon Sapienza, New York Daily News, (June 26, 2021)
“Who touched me?” (Mark 5: 31)., By Pat Marrin, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 27, 2021)
Jess Casey: Traumas might be ‘historical’ but they are living, breathing memory, By Jess Casey, Irish Examiner [Cork, Ireland], (June 27, 2021)
Renee Schafer Horton: With latest stance, bishops demonstrate their cluelessness, By Renee Schafer Horton, Arizona Daily Star [Tucson AZ], (June 27, 2021)
‘Don’t be disrespectful. He’ll be upset if you don’t sleep with him’, By Chris Ray, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (June 26, 2021)
Calgary Catholic bishop hopes apology over residential schools will lead to healing, By Carolyn Kury de Castillo , Global News [Toronto, Canada], (June 27, 2021)
Catholics question relationship with church after residential school grave discovery, By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press, Kamloops This Week [Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada], (June 27, 2021)
Hundreds More Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School in Canada, By Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky, New York Times, (June 24, 2021)
With Discovery of Unmarked Graves, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Reckoning, By Ian Austen / Photographs by Amber Bracken, New York Times, (June 26, 2021)

June 28, 2021

Why criminal charges for deaths at residential schools would be unprecedented — and enormously complex, By Nick Boisvert, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 27, 2021)
Victim of priest abuse says Miller Report is a step forward, By Tim Lennon and Woody Gottburg , KSCJ [Sioux City IA], (June 25, 2021)

June 29, 2021

Polish church report lists sex abuse of over 300 children, By Monika Scislowska, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 28, 2021)
Ex-Catholic priest in Oakland County faces more sex abuse charges, By Mark Hicks, Detroit News [Detroit MI], (June 28, 2021)
Former Catholic priest in Oakland County faces additional sex abuse charges, By Bianca Cseke, WXMI - Fox 17 [Grand Rapids MI], (June 28, 2021)
Former S.I. principal, monsignor faces yet another sex-abuse lawsuit, this time in Bronx, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (June 28, 2021)
Pa. lawmakers passed a budget on time, but here’s what they didn’t do, By Candy Woodall, Erie Times-News [Erie PA], (June 29, 2021)
Canada: two more Catholic churches on First Nations reserves destroyed by fire, By Leyland Cecco, The Guardian [London, England], (June 28, 2021)
Catholic Church in Poland Discloses Hundreds of Sexual Abuse Accusations, By Andrew Higgins, New York Times, (June 28, 2021)
Gravesite memorial service for slain altar boy Danny Croteau provides closure for family, By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (June 28, 2021)

June 30, 2021

5 more priests named in latest archdiocese sexual abuse report, By Agnieszka Ruck, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (June 29, 2021)
Trust with First Nations has been severely broken, By Jamie Meskas, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (June 29, 2021)
My relatives went to a Catholic school for Native children. It was a place of horrors, By Nick Estes, The Guardian [London, England], (June 30, 2021)
Give survivors of sexual abuse a chance to pursue justice, no matter their birthday, By Janet Petersen, Des Moines Register [Des Moines IA], (June 30, 2021)