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July 1, 2021

2016 allegation of Catholic church employee’s sex with minor reported in June, By Olivia Diaz, The Post and Courier [Charleston SC], (June 30, 2021)
Milwaukee Archbishop: ‘It’s the Church That Is Continually Targeted’, By Joseph O'Brien, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 30, 2021)
Canadian Indigenous group says more graves found at new site, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 30, 2021)
Pope to meet with Canada Indigenous amid demands for apology, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 30, 2021)
‘No guarantees’ of papal apology for residential schools after Vatican trip: AFN, By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 30, 2021)
Buffalo priest placed on leave following abuse allegations in new lawsuits, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 30, 2021)
Former St. Mary’s priest named in attorney general’s abuse report, By Tom Cullen, The Storm Lake Times [Storm Lake IA], (June 30, 2021)
Polish Catholic Archbishop Sanctioned by Vatican Defends Election as Mayor, By Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 1, 2021)
French priest, former Vatican adviser, to face church trial on abuse claims, By Elisabeth Auvillain, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 1, 2021)
New ‘twin-track’ Clergy Conduct Measure is flawed, warn critics, Church Times [London, England], (July 1, 2021)
Update On Ongoing Investigation Of Abuse, By Bishop Stewart Ruch III, Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest [Wheaton IL], (June 29, 2021)
Secretary Haaland Announces Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, U.S. Department of the Interior, (June 22, 2021)
Pope Agrees to Meet With Indigenous Groups From Canada About Schools, By Ian Austen and Vjosa Isai, New York Times, (June 30, 2021)
CCCB Statement – Date of the Delegation to the Holy See, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), (June 29, 2021)

July 2, 2021

Boy Scouts of America reach $850 million deal with sex abuse accusers, By Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News, (July 1, 2021)
Explosion of clergy sexual abuse cases in Poland, By Magda Viatteau, La Croix International [France], (June 30, 2021)
NY Catholic church sued by Cali man who claims years of abuse in youth home, By Priscilla DeGregory and Jessica Sonkin, New York Post, (July 1, 2021)
Quebec religious order settles two class-action suits out of court, By Francois Gloutnay, Crux [Denver CO], (July 2, 2021)
Catholic groups urge action against child pornography in Europe, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (July 1, 2021)
182 human remains discovered in unmarked graves near former residential school, By Rebekah Riess, CNN, CNN [Atlanta GA], (July 1, 2021)
FMCSD reviewing sexual abuse accusations against namesake of Father Turcotte School, By Vincent McDermott, Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune [Alberta, Canada], (July 2, 2021)
Catholic priest faces charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a child in 1998, By Tanisha Thomas, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (June 29, 2021)
Poland’s Bishops Release Data on Allegations of Clerical Sexual Abuse, Catholic Herald [London, England], (July 1, 2021)
Sex abuse claims against ex-Fargo bishop credible, Sullivan Middle School renamed, By Jim Monk, KVRR-TV (Fox, Ch. 15) [Fargo ND], (July 2, 2021)
U.S. to Search Former Native American Schools for Children’s Remains, By Christine Hauser and Isabella Grullón Paz, New York Times, (June 23, 2021)
Stray Thoughts: A church and its misplaced priorities, By Randy Evans, Bloomfield Democrat [Bloomfield IA], (June 29, 2021)
Both Are Abuse Survivors, but One Can Sue and One Can’t, By David W. Chen, New York Times, (June 7, 2021)
Ex-Vatican adviser faces trial after claiming he could cure gay men by having sex with them, By Lily Wakefield, Pink News [United Kingdom], (July 2, 2021)
Lansing Diocese: Accusations that ex-bishop sexually abused two boys are ‘credible’, By Matthew Miller, WSYM-TV - Fox 47 [Lansing MI], (July 2, 2021)
Ex-New Orleans priest accused of molestation surrenders law license after lying about past, By David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas / The New Orleans Advocate, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (July 2, 2021)
Sexual abuse allegations against late Lansing priest deemed credible, By Mark Johnson, Lansing State Journal [Lansing MI], (July 2, 2021)

July 3, 2021

LA Judge Rules Childhood Sex Abuse Statute Allowing Triple Damages for Cover Up Unconstitutional, By Joseph H. Saunders, Los Angeles Legal Examiner - Saunders & Walker [Pinellas Park FL], (July 2, 2021)
Vatican indicts 10 people, including a cardinal, in UK deal, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 3, 2021)
Benedict XVI to mark 70 years as priest with brother’s choir, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 28, 2021)
Lansing Diocese deems abuse allegations against late Bishop as “credible”, By Krystle Holleman, WILX - NBC 10 [Lansing MI], (July 2, 2021)

July 4, 2021

A Catholic Priest Admitted to Raping a Child. Because His Deposition Is Sealed, He Walks Free., By Helen Lewis, Big Easy Magazine [New Orleans LA], (June 22, 2021)
No queer person should face abuse I endured at College of the Ozarks, By Saren Craig, Springfield News-Leader [Springfield MO], (July 4, 2021)
Vatican indicts Cardinal Becciu, former officials involved in London deal, By Junno Arocho Esteves , Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (July 3, 2021)
Fire Destroys Two Catholic Churches on Canadian Indigenous Land, By Dan Bilefsky, New York Times, (June 22, 2021)
Church fires are latest chapter in unmarked grave scandal, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 1, 2021)
Burned churches stir deep Indigenous ambivalence over faith of forefathers, By Leyland Cecco, The Guardian [London, England], (July 4, 2021)

July 5, 2021

Sex abuse data from Poland’s Catholic Church is decades too late, By Victor Sande-Aneiros, Al Jazeera, (July 4, 2021)
Long-awaited apology brings healing for abuse survivors, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 30, 2021)
UN Rebukes Pope Francis on Child Sex Abuse – Again, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (July 3, 2021)
Federal probe of American Indian boarding schools reflects dark chapter in U.S. history, By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun, The Press-Enterprise [Riverside CA], (July 4, 2021)
Midcoast priest placed on leave amid abuse allegation investigation, villagesoup.com/Courier Publications [Rockland ME], (July 5, 2021)
Maine priest accused of abusing girl in the 1980s, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 5, 2021)
Canada’s Grim Legacy of Cultural Erasure, in Poignant School Photos, By Ian Austen, New York Times, (July 5, 2021)
Some priests accused of abuse push back on diocese’s plan to monitor them, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (July 5, 2021)
Church desperately in need of inner conversion, says Australian bishop, La Croix International [France], (July 1, 2021)

July 6, 2021

Investigation confirms former Fargo bishop abused 2 children; middle school renamed, By April Baumgarten, Duluth News Tribune [Duluth MN], (July 1, 2021)
Diane Francis: Penance is required for the church’s residential school sins, By Diane Francis, Financial Post [Toronto ON, Canada], (July 5, 2021)
B.C. man sues Vancouver Catholic archbishop for alleged sexual abuse in 1970s, By Paul Henderson, West K News [West Kelowna, BC, Canada], (July 5, 2021)
WATCH NOW: Father Mark White is a priest without a church after Vatican, bishop reject pleas, By Bill Wyatt, Martinsville Bulletin [Martinsville VA], (July 3, 2021)
Santa Fe Archdiocese says property auction postponed, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (July 5, 2021)
Why hasn’t Pope Francis apologized in Canada? Ask the bishops., By Dean Dettloff, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 6, 2021)
Are Cardinal Tobin and the Newark Archdiocese Hiding Anything?, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (July 7, 2021)
Trial date set for Catholic priest charged with rape, By Jessica Hill, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (July 6, 2021)
Native children didn’t ‘lose’ their lives at residential schools. Their lives were stolen, By Erica Violet Lee, The Guardian [London, England], (July 6, 2021)
Rochester diocese’s proposed settlement with insurers questioned, By Will Astor, Rochester Beacon [Rochester NY], (July 6, 2021)
Maine priest placed on leave following sexual abuse allegation, By Kevin Miller, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (July 5, 2021)

July 7, 2021

Prezentacja badań dotyczących wykorzystania seksualnego małoletnich w Kościele w latach 1958-2020, Konferencja Episkopatu Polski (Polish Bishops' Conference), (June 28, 2021)
Presentation of research on the sexual abuse of minors in the Church in the years 1958-2020, Konferencja Episkopatu Polski (Polish Bishops' Conference), (June 28, 2021)
Disgraced Bishop Hubert O’Connor again accused of sexual assault, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Pique News Magazine [Whistler, British Columbia], (July 6, 2021)
Land near two former North Battleford-area residential schools being searched for unmarked graves, By Colleen Silverthorn, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 6, 2021)
Amid shameful residential-school revelations, I cannot remain a Catholic, By Bernadette Hardaker, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (July 5, 2021)
Indictments for Vatican financial crimes a sign of progress, By Thomas Reese, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 6, 2021)
Home of former Newark archbishop sells for $910K, years after controversial renovations, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (July 7, 2021)
Former Rocky Mount, Martinsville priest is without a church after Vatican, bishop reject pleas, By Bill Wyatt, The Franklin News-Post [Rocky Mount VA], (July 7, 2021)
Former priest jailed for repeated indecent assault of a boy in 1970s, By Brion Hoban, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (July 7, 2021)
Momentum for Catholic Church reform builds in Australia, By Mark Bowling, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (July 7, 2021)
How do you recognize clericalism?, By ARCHDIOCESE OF VANCOUVER CLERICALISM COMMITTEE, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (July 7, 2021)

July 8, 2021

The German Church’s thorny path, By Derek Scally, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (July 1, 2021)
With the help of the Mounties, the priests piled the children into boats and floated away, By Karyn Pugliese aka Pabàmàdiz, Canada's National Observer, (June 30, 2021)
Special prosecutor could be appointed in church child abuse case, By Adam May, WHOP-AM [Hopkinsville KY], (July 7, 2021)
‘The final straw’: Some Catholic Canadians renounce church as residential school outrage grows, By Todd Battis and Nicole Bogart, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (July 7, 2021)
U.S. bishops back federal probe of Native American boarding schools, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (July 8, 2021)
Bishops support investigation of former U.S. residential schools, By Carol Zimmerman, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (July 4, 2021)
The Supreme Court’s Hits and Misses on Children’s Civil Rights During the 2020 Term, By Marci Hamilton, Justia [Mountain View CA], (July 7, 2021)
Some Abuse Victims Dissatisfied by Rochester Diocese’s Bankruptcy Plan, By Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 8, 2021)
Ohio priest’s plea raises tech accountability concerns, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 7, 2021)

July 9, 2021

Monica Doumit: The true price paid by the innocent, By Monica Doumit, The Catholic Weekly [Archdiocese of Sydney NSW, Australia], (July 9, 2021)
New lawsuit alleges sex abuse by former minister on list of credibly accused clergy, By Allison Latos, WSOC-TV [Charlotte NC], (July 9, 2021)
NDP calls for criminal probe into residential schools, By Sarah Rogers, WSOC-TV [Charlotte NC], (July 8, 2021)
Walking with the wounded – abuse and the Comboni Order, By Danny Sullivan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (July 8, 2021)
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE – Survivors hope to see papal ambassador’s words ‘backed up by actions’, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 23, 2021)
Letter to the editor: Legacy of abuse, By Keith Porteous Wood, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (July 8, 2021)
Priest to be tried for rape, By Sylvester Wemuru, The National [Papua New Guinea], (July 9, 2021)
PA School Teacher Made 1st Grader Give, Receive Oral Sex As ‘Discipline’: DA, By Cecilia Levine, Chester Daily Voice [Chester PA], (July 9, 2021)
Interim Support Scheme has caused more anxiety, abuse survivors report, Church Times [London, England], (July 9, 2021)
Polish archbishop quits Polish Episcopal Conference, The First News [Warsaw, Poland], (July 9, 2021)
Polish Catholic Archbishop Asks for Coadjutor After Vatican Negligence Probe, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 9, 2021)
Like attacks on mosques after 9/11, setting churches ablaze only punishes innocent worshippers, By Robyn Urback , The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (July 9, 2021)
Indigenous survivor describes her ‘haunting experience’ of boarding school abuse, By John Yang, PBS NewsHour [Arlington VA], (July 8, 2021)

July 10, 2021

Cardinal sins: Can Pope Francis clean up the Vatican’s act?, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (July 10, 2021)
Pope Francis Fast Facts, CNN [Atlanta GA], (July 9, 2021)
How Josh Duggar Shifted Homeschoolers’ Sense of Security, By Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (July 12, 2021)
I Could Do Priest, But I Couldn’t Be Priest, By Peter Finney III, MyNewOrleans.com [New Orleans LA], (July 9, 2021)
James Carroll’s book outlines struggling relationship with Catholic Church, By Bill Mitchell, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 10, 2021)
Catholic Church dedicated nearly $300M for buildings since promising residential school survivors $25M in 2005, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 6, 2021)
Priest slams ‘pitiful’ lack of Catholic fundraising for residential school survivors, By Jason Warick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 10, 2021)

July 11, 2021

Defrocked Catholic priest Richard Lavigne in deathbed tapes: ‘I assume I’m going to heaven’ (audio), By Stephanie Barry, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (July 10, 2021)
Former ministry leader at NC university sexually abused student for years, lawsuit says, By Joe Marusek, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (July 10, 2021)
Homophobic priest accused of trying to cure homosexuality…through sex with men, By David Reddish, Queerty [United States], (July 10, 2021)

July 12, 2021

Colorado Law Allows Sex Abuse Victims to Collect Restitution in Civil Court From Public and Private Institutions, By Autumn Jones, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 12, 2021)
Young boy sexually abused in Staten Island foster home, alleges suit against NYC, By Frank Donnelly, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (July 11, 2021)
An Uncertain Future for the Adult Survivors Act, By Darrell Camp, WSKG [Vestal NY], (July 12, 2021)
‘Gay and Catholic’: A Q&A with Writer and Speaker Eve Tushnet, By Eve Tushnet and Autumn Jones, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 12, 2021)
Camp Hope provides mountain haven for children who have experienced trauma, By Jordan Miller, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (July 11, 2021)
In Israel, activists and families push for stiffer sentences for child sex abusers, By Yardena Schwartz, Forward [New York NY], (July 8, 2021)
‘A wicked problem’: Advocacy center expands to deal with increase in child abuse allegations, By Patti Brandt Burgess, Record-Eagle [Traverse City MI], (July 11, 2021)
Retired priest placed on administrative leave following child abuse complaint, By Harold McNeil, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (July 9, 2021)

July 13, 2021

Examining priest abuse after closure of Croteau case, By Audrey Russo and Amanda Callahan, WGGB - WesternMassNews [Springfield MA], (July 12, 2021)
Buffalo Diocese Places Retired Priest on Leave After Abuse Allegation, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 12, 2021)
Anti-LGBTQ+ Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse to Cure Homosexuality, By Alex Cooper, Advocate [New York NY], (July 12, 2021)
Priest guilty of 25 sexual abuse charges, Advocate [New York NY], (July 12, 2021)
A teen was accused of abuse inside Vatican City. Powerful church figures helped him become a priest., By Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, (July 12, 2021)

July 14, 2021

‘You know we are going to kill you’: Ex-priest’s chilling threat to lawyer, By Chris Barrett, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (July 14, 2021)
Divine Word Missionaries Who Worked in New Jersey Accused of Abuse, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (July 12, 2021)
NDAs Kept These Christians Silent. Now They’re Speaking Out Against Them., By Daniel Silliman, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (July 7, 2021)
Litton names task force to oversee third-party review of SBC Executive Committee, By George Schroeder, Biblical Recorder [Cary NC], (July 12, 2021)
Wisconsin DOJ encourages survivors to report clergy and faith leader abuse, By Leah Rivard, WKBT [La Crosse WI], (July 13, 2021)
Former U.P. Priest sentenced in Dickinson County, By Jerry Tudor, WLUC - NBC 6 [Negaunee MI], (July 13, 2021)

July 15, 2021

Buffalo Auxiliary Bishop Grosz accused of molesting child at confirmation, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (July 12, 2021)
Allegations revealed against former Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz, By Charlie Specht and Sean Mickey, WKBW [Buffalo NY], (July 12, 2021)
Former priest gets prison for sex abuse, By Brian Christensen, Iron Mountain Daily News [Iron Mountain MI], (July 15, 2021)
New allegations of sexual abuse against former South Burlington priest, By Courtney Kramer, WVNY-TV, Ch. 22/mychamplainvalley.com [Burlington VT], (July 14, 2021)
Lawyer calls for release of records after priest allegation, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 14, 2021)
Former South Burlington priest accused of child sexual abuse, By Katharine Huntley, WCAX [South Burlington VT], (July 14, 2021)
Inspector General Says F.B.I. Botched Nassar Abuse Investigation, By Juliet Macur and Michael Levenson, New York Times, (July 14, 2021)
FBI failed to pursue Nassar sex-abuse allegations, inspector general finds, By Devlin Barrett, Washington Post, (July 14, 2021)
A deceased Catholic priest from Vermont is accused of sexually abusing a child; SNAP asks for his personnel file, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (July 15, 2021)
Las Cruces diocese says abuse records disclosed voluntarily, despite New Mexico attorney general’s claims, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 7, 2021)
Former Steubenville teacher sentenced for sex abuse of 15-year-old, By John Lynch, WKBN-TV, Ch. 27 [Youngstown OH], (July 14, 2021)
Wanna Quit the Catholic Church? It’s Complicated., By Manisha Krishnan, Vice [Brooklyn NY], (July 14, 2021)
Murió Nicola Corradi, condenado por abuso sexual a 42 años de prisión, Página/12 [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (July 14, 2021)
Vatican prosecutor seeks six-year sentence for priest on trial, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (July 15, 2021)
Camden Diocese in compliance with national USCCB audit, Catholic Star Herald [Camden NJ], (July 15, 2021)
The year of the ‘orange handkerchief’ for State-Church separation in Argentina, By Written by Romina Navarro / Translated by Ina Melgaard, Global Voices [Amsterdam, Netherlands], (July 15, 2021)

July 16, 2021

Regina archbishop attends Cote First Nation gathering of residential school survivors, By Yasmine Ghania and Jason Warick ·, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 15, 2021)
Connecticut diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse claims, By Susan Haigh, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 15, 2021)
Letter about Chapter 11 filing from Bishop Michael R. Cote, diocese of Norwich CT, By Bishop Michael R. Cote, Diocese of Norwich CT, (July 15, 2021)
Norwich’s Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy protection due to sexual abuse lawsuits, By John Penney, Norwich Bulletin [Norwich CT], (July 15, 2021)
Church of England criticised over suicide of falsely accused priest, By Tom Symonds, BBC [London, England], (July 16, 2021)
Court: Parishes, schools part of archdiocese, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (July 16, 2021)
Genesee County man alleges he was sexually assaulted by bishop, By Scott Desmit, The Daily News [Genesee NY], (July 15, 2021)
Sask. church removes plaque donated by residential school teacher who elders say abused children, By Yasmine Ghania, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 15, 2021)
Catholic School Teacher Who Coached Track Sexually Abused Boy, 15, While Driving Him Home from Meet, By Steve Helling, People Magazine [New York NY], (July 16, 2021)
New consultant joins archdiocesan office for protection and care, By Moira Cullings, The Leaven [Archdiocese of Kansas City KS], (July 15, 2021)

July 17, 2021

Strongsville priest pleads guilty to multiple sex charges involving children, faces life in prison, By Drew Scofield, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (July 16, 2021)
Priest killed himself after being wrongly accused of child abuse, By Tristan Kirk, Evening Standard [London, England], (July 17, 2021)
Richmond Diocese Adds Four Names to Clergy List, Diocese of Richmond VA, (July 16, 2021)
Catholic Diocese In Connecticut Is Filing For Bankruptcy With 60 Pending Sexual Abuse Lawsuits, By Cassandra Basler, WSHU (NPR) [Westport CT], (July 16, 2021)
Archdiocese disputes court ruling, By Joe Taitano II, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (July 17, 2021)
Area Catholic diocese adds four priests to list of clergy credibly accused of of sexual abuse, By Colbi Edmonds, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress [Charlottesville VA], (July 16, 2021)

July 18, 2021

Germany’s Cardinal Marx apologizes in parish for abuse ‘failures’, dpa international [Berlin, Germany], (July 18, 2021)
Indian nun challenges eviction from convent, fights for justice, By Rohini Mohan, The Straits Times [Singapore], (July 18, 2021)
Lawyer for sex abuse victims: Norwich Diocese bankruptcy filing could deny full compensation, By Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant [Hartford CT], (July 17, 2021)
3 adults, including priest, sexually abused young Mount Loretto resident, suit alleges, By Frank Donnelly, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (July 18, 2021)
A Widow’s Hunt for the Priest Who Preyed on Her Husband, By Jenny Grosvenor, Daily Beast [New York NY], (July 18, 2021)

July 19, 2021

LatAm webinar says in anti-abuse fight, buck stops on the bishop’s desk, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (July 14, 2021)
Maria Goretti’s silence was tragic, not heroic, and not a model for us, By Steven D. Greydanus, Catholic Herald [London, England], (July 7, 2021)
When a “romantic” read is really about grooming, By Grace Lapointe, Book Riot - Riot New Media Group [Portland OR], (July 19, 2021)
Taxing today’s religious institutions because of residential-school horrors would be missing the point, By Brian Dijkema, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (July 19, 2021)
Legislators must end Philippines’ child sex shame, By Shay Cullen, UCA News [Asia], (July 19, 2021)
Bishop of Derry sees lessons from Catholic Church in approach to NI Troubles, By Andrew Todd, Christian Today [London, England], (July 19, 2021)
Three years after the 2018 ‘summer of shame,’ what do American Catholics think about the sex abuse crisis?, By Mark M. Gray and Thomas P. Gaunt, America [New York NY], (July 15, 2021)
Editorial: How you see the sexual abuse crisis, America [New York NY], (July 15, 2021)

July 20, 2021

Metis man from Tulita writing book on Grollier Hall abuse, By Blair McBride, NNSL Media [Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada], (July 19, 2021)
Richmond Diocese adds four more priests to list of clergy accused of sexual abuse of minors, By Jane Alvarez-Wertz, WAVY-TV, Ch. 10 [Portsmouth VA], (July 19, 2021)
Richmond Diocese adds names to list of accused clergy, WCAV-TV, CBS/Fox - 19 [Charlottesville VA], (July 16, 2021)
Church’s safeguarding blunders could cause more deaths, coroner warns, By Hattie Williams, Church Times [London, England], (July 19, 2021)
History, stories from the Tekakwitha Boarding School and Orphanage, By Lauren Soulek, Keloland Media Group [Sioux Falls SD], (July 19, 2021)
Healing from history: The Tekakwitha Boarding School and Orphanage, By Lauren Soulek, Keloland Media Group [Sioux Falls SD], (July 19, 2021)
$10M lawsuit filed against Vatican, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston after priest accused of child sexual abuse, By Brittany Taylor, click2houston.com / KPRC-TV, NBC - 2 [Houston TX], (July 19, 2021)
Former Northeast Ohio priest pleads guilty to child sex crimes, faces maximum of life in prison, By Talia Naquin, WJW-TV, Fox - 8 [Cleveland OH], (July 16, 2021)
Iowa native leaving leadership role in SNAP, By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City, RadioIowa.com [Des Moines IA], (July 20, 2021)
Pa. man embraces ‘enormous responsibility’ as national SNAP president, By Dave Sutor, Tribune-Democrat [Johnstown PA], (July 20, 2021)
Lawsuit against Liberty alleges mishandling of sex assaults, By Sarah Rankin, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 20, 2021)

July 21, 2021

Bankruptcy adds to sad legacy of Catholic Church scandal, By The Day Editorial Board, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 20, 2021)
The Pillar investigation of Monsignor Burrill is unethical, homophobic innuendo, By Steven P. Millies, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 20, 2021)
General secretary to US bishops resigns amid misconduct allegations, By Claire Giangravé , Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 20, 2021)
Lawsuit accuses Liberty University of ‘enabling on-campus rapes’, By Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 20, 2021)
Former Christendom College professor arrested on charges of soliciting a child, By Jenn Morson, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 16, 2021)
US Catholic official resigns over ‘improper behavior’ claim, By David Crary, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 20, 2021)

July 22, 2021

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse, By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 21, 2021)
PA Supreme Court ruling sets back victims, spares Erie diocese from slew of lawsuits, By Ed Palattella, Erie Times-News [Erie PA], (July 21, 2021)
Former Michigan priest to face trial for alleged sex abuse of 14-year-old boy, By Justine Lofton, MLive [Walker MI], (July 21, 2021)
Richmond diocese adds 4 to clergy sex abuse allegation list, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 21, 2021)
Catholics want to be part of the residential school solution, By Jody Garneau, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (July 21, 2021)
Another Voice: Laity has strong role to play in Catholic Church’s renewal, By Carrie Frank, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (July 20, 2021)
Sexual Abuse Cases In Deep River Spur Diocese To File Bankruptcy, By Karena Garrity, Patch.com/Connecticut, (July 21, 2021)
Priest formerly assigned to Eastern Shore church among latest names on clergy abuse list, By Rose Velazquez, Salisbury Daily Times, Delmarva Now/The Daily Times [Salisbury MD], (July 21, 2021)
UPDATE: USCCB general secretary resigns; reports allege ‘possible improper behavior’, By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (July 21, 2021)
Statement on USCCB General Secretary, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), (July 20, 2021)
Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns after cellphone data used to track him on Grindr and to gay bars, By Michelle Boorstein, Marisa Iati and Annys Shin, Washington Post, (July 21, 2021)
Case of high-ranking cleric allegedly tracked on Grindr app poses Rorschach test for Catholics, By Marisa Iati and Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (July 21, 2021)

July 23, 2021

‘They Don’t Give a Shit’: Former Agent Says FBI Ignores Child Sex Abuse Cases, By Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone [New York NY], (July 21, 2021)
Letter to editor: Reports of abuse need investigation — Father James Connell, Wisconsin State Journal [Madison WI], (July 22, 2021)
Lawsuit against diocese dismissed, By Phil Ray, Altoona Mirror [Altoona PA], (July 22, 2021)
Catholics weigh in on abuse scandal 3 years after McCarrick and Pennsylvania report, By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 22, 2021)
Pope Francis’ Reforms To Canon Law On Sexual Abuse: True Change Or Wishful Thinking?, By Raef Murphy, The Oxford Student [University of Oxford, England], (July 22, 2021)
Texas minister allegedly gave girl, 15, meth and sexually assaulted her: police, By Audrey Conklin, Fox News [New York NY], (July 22, 2021)
We have a moral obligation to learn Native American history, By Ted Gover, The Hill, (July 20, 2021)
First Nations-run school authority faces multimillion-dollar lawsuit over alleged sexual abuse, By Willow Fiddler, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (July 20, 2021)
Brave witness shares underwhelming experience with the Catholic church, By Sela Jane Hopgood, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (July 23, 2021)
System failure: How federal laws shield sexual predators like Dr. Larry Nassar, By Marci Hamilton, USA Today [McLean VA], (July 23, 2021)
New Hampshire bishop accused of abusing teenage boy, By Michael Casey, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 22, 2021)
Diocese of Manchester bishop accused in lawsuit of sexually abusing minor, By Jennifer Crompton and Jessica Moran, WMUR-TV, ABC-9 [Manchester NH], (July 22, 2021)
Attorney who has represented clergy abuse victims says it can take decades to come forward, By Jessica Moran, WMUR-TV, ABC-9 [Manchester NH], (July 22, 2021)
NH bishop accused of sexual abuse of altar boy decades ago, remains mum about accusation, By Mark Hayward, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (July 22, 2021)
Libasci accused of sex abuse, By Damien Fisher, NH Reporter [New Hampshire], (July 22, 2021)
New Hampshire bishop accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1980s, By Shelley Murphy and Kate Lusignan , Boston Globe, (July 22, 2021)
Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (July 23, 2021)
Former Auburn priest accused of sexual abuse, By Dave Wilcox, The Citizen / auburnpub.com [Auburn NY], (July 22, 2021)
Letter to the editor: Catholic Church and statute of limitations, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (July 22, 2021)
Despite Criticism from Wisconsin AG, Milwaukee Archdiocese Stresses Cooperation with New Abuse Cases, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 22, 2021)
Former CYO Sports Director Named in Two Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits, By Erin DeGregorio and Paula Katinas, The Tablet [Diocese of Brooklyn NY], (July 15, 2021)

July 24, 2021

Father Mark White continues to fight for his faith, By Daniel Crews, WSET-TV, ABC-13 [Lynchburg VA], (July 22, 2021)
Review is learning process for Diocese: Bishop Hagemoen, By Jon Perez, The Battlefords News-Optimist [Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada], (July 22, 2021)
Confessions of an exhausted Catholic, By John Gehring, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 23, 2021)

July 25, 2021

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking, By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 22, 2021)
A Catholic newsletter promised investigative journalism. Then it outed a priest using Grindr data., By Michelle Boorstein, Marisa Iati and Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, (July 24, 2021)
Newark archdiocese to investigate app use allegations, The Pillar [Washington DC], (July 23, 2021)
Ronald Dombrowski given a life of prayer and penance, Diocese of Saginaw [Saginaw MI], (July 23, 2021)
Church Youth Group Leader Arrested For Sexual Abuse, KCAL - CBS 9 [Los Angeles CA], (July 24, 2021)
Rancho Cucamonga pastor accused of sexually abusing girl, By Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, (July 24, 2021)
Rancho Cucamonga pastor arrested in child sex abuse case, By Jonah Valdez, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Bernardino Sun [San Bernardino CA], (July 23, 2021)
Do not shield child molesters, says Senator Campbell-Rodriques, Jamaica Observer [Kingston, Jamaica], (July 24, 2021)
Anglican Church knew of abuse by carer, but promoted him anyway, By Deborah Morris, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (July 25, 2021)
Legal payout brings hope for other victims of paedophile priest, By Adam Cooper, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (July 26, 2021)
New Hampshire bishop denies allegations of past sexual abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 25, 2021)
Libasci allegations part of a wave in New York, brought on by temporary elimination of statute of limitations, By Josie Albertson-Grove, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (July 24, 2021)
Manchester Bishop Libasci ‘categorically denies’ sex abuse accusations, attorney says, By Tim Callery and Jean Mackin, WMUR-TV, ABC-9 [Manchester NH], (July 23, 2021)
Exposé that brought down USCCB official likely to have lasting fallout, By John Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (July 25, 2021)
Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools, By Rukmini Callimachi / Photographs by Sharon Chischilly, New York Times, (July 19, 2021)
Saskatoon Catholic diocese releases details on 9 sexual assault and misconduct cases, By Kelly Skjerven, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (July 23, 2021)
Howell ex-pastor acquitted in sexual abuse case: ‘I pray for the accuser’, By Kathleen Hopkins, Asbury Park Press, (July 23, 2021)

July 26, 2021

13 Diocese of Rockville Centre Clergy Members Accused of Abuse, By Jerry Barmash, Patch [New York City NY], (July 22, 2021)
On Scandal, By Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review [New York NY], (July 26, 2021)
After Msgr. Burrill’s Resignation, Catholic Media Expert Reflects on the Moral Issues Around Privacy and Data, By William Thorn and Alejandro Bermudez, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (July 26, 2021)
Roman Catholic Church to Begin Selling Off Properties to Settle Abuse Claims, VOCM [St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada], (July 26, 2021)
Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 26, 2021)

July 27, 2021

The Ungovernable Catholic Church, By Ross Douthat, New York Times, (July 27, 2021)
Saskatoon diocese report discloses 9 historical cases of sexual abuse, misconduct over 60 years, By Yasmine Ghania, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 23, 2021)
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Struggle to Find Treatment, By Rachel Rock, WWNO [New Orleans LA], (July 26, 2021)
Dublin school’s sex abuse cover-up described as ‘shameful’ in priest scandal, By Aakanksha Surve, Dublin Live [Dublin, Ireland], (July 27, 2021)
Irish Jesuit Order statement regarding Joseph Marmion, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (July 26, 2021)
Jesuit Draft Report on Joseph Marmion, By Joe Duffy, RTÉ - Raidió Teilifís Éireann [Dublin, Ireland], (July 26, 2021)
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis’ financial reforms also on trial, By Jason Berry, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (July 27, 2021)
Fernando Karadima, Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal, dies, By Lucien Chauvin, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (July 27, 2021)
News about Phil Saviano, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (July 27, 2021)

July 28, 2021

Faced with Allegations, Anglicans Want to Change the Trajectory of Abuse Response, By Megan Fowler, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (July 27, 2021)
Saskatoon Catholic Church apology ‘misses the mark’ for victim of priest abuse, By Laura Woodward, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (July 27, 2021)
Wisconsin clergy abuse inquiry: AG Kaul provides update, By Christina Van Zelst, WITI [Milwaukee WI], (July 27, 2021)
Abuse survivors of now-deceased priest line up to seek compensation, By Matt Neal, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (July 27, 2021)
Fernando Karadima has died at the age of 90, an emblematic case of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, By Felipe Delgado and Daniela Forero-Ortiz, BioBioChile [Santiago, Chile], (July 26, 2021)
Men Who Have Been Sexually Abused Have Trouble Getting Treatment, By Rachel Rock, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (July 28, 2021)
The former priest of El Bosque Fernando Karadima dies at the age of 90, investigated for a sexual crime and convicted by the Catholic Church, By Leslie Ayala, Claudia Soto, and Juan Manuel Ojeda, La Tercera [Las Condes, Santiago, Chile], (July 26, 2021)

July 29, 2021

Catholic priest at Norwood church, school accused of fondling 11-year-old, By Mary Whitfill, Patriot Ledger [Quincy MA], (July 28, 2021)
Boston archdiocese settles six clergy sex abuse claims, By Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald [Boston MA], (July 28, 2021)
Vermont Conversation: A widow’s quest for truth, By David Goodman, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (July 28, 2021)
Clergy Abuse Probe by Wisconsin DOJ Receives Over 100 Reports of Abuse, Inquiry Ongoing, By Maayan Silver, WUWM - NPR [Milwaukee WI], (July 28, 2021)
Ex-priest jailed for 15 months as sisters urge other victims to come forward, By Stephen Maguire, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (July 28, 2021)

July 30, 2021

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Faces Sexual Assault Charges, By Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham, New York Times, (July 30, 2021)

July 31, 2021

Former Donegal priest sentenced for sexual abuse of minors, Highland Radio [Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland], (July 28, 2021)
Winnipeg Catholic priest accuses residential school survivors of lying about abuse for money, By Jenn Allen, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (July 29, 2021)
Quebec priest sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for sex crimes against minors, By Dan Spector, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (July 28, 2021)
NTI presses Ottawa to take action against former Nunavut priest, By Sarah Rogers, Nunatsiaq News [Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada], (July 28, 2021)
City officials to decide if controversial Catholic order can move to Cincinnati neighborhood, By Rachel Smith and Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer / cincinnati.com, (July 28, 2021)
Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades, Associated Press [New York NY], (July 31, 2021)
Bishop acknowledges child predators were sent for ‘treatment’, By Edward McKinley, Times Union [Albany NY], (July 31, 2021)