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August 1, 2021

Twice a whistleblower: The former priest whose story unleashed a global scandal, By John Ross, Press and Journal [Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom], (July 31, 2021)
Former priest speaks out over Cardinal Keith O’Brien abuse, By Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman [Edinburgh, Scotland], (August 1, 2021)
Ex-NYC councilman, SEBCO founder accused of child sex abuse, By Robbie Sequeira, Bronx Times [Bronx, New York NY], (July 29, 2021)

August 2, 2021

Court Dismisses Legion of Christ Suit over Vacant Land, By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch [New York City NY], (July 28, 2021)
The outing of a priest shines light on the power — and partisanship — of Catholic media in the U.S., By Peter Cajka, Nieman Lab - Harvard University [Cambridge MA], (August 2, 2021)
Child-abuse case: SC refuses to entertain former Kerala priest’s bail plea, The Hindu [Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India], (August 2, 2021)

August 3, 2021

Remembering why I became a priest, By Fr. Joe Juknialis, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 3, 2021)
Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Cardinal Could Encourage Victims to Seek Help, By Allen Ruyle and Maureen Cavanaugh, KPBS [San Diego CA], (August 2, 2021)
N.J. Catholic diocese sets up line to gather tips about suspected theft, fraud in parishes, By Kelly Heyboer, Star-Ledger [Newark NJ], (August 2, 2021)
‘Justice will prevail:’ Man alleging sexual abuse at Holy Cross camp sues after filing restrictions lift, By David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, WWL-TV [New Orleans LA], (August 2, 2021)

August 4, 2021

McCarrick Case Could Begin ‘A New Era’ For Going After Church Leaders, Says Lawyer, By Mitchell Garabedian and Jim Braude, GBH [Boston MA], (August 3, 2021)
‘Completely Violated’: Women Describe Cuomo’s Groping and Intimidation, By Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times [New York NY], (August 3, 2021)
Priest accused of abusing a child had links to two Wellington schools, By Tom Hunt, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 3, 2021)
Statement, By Sean P. Dolan, Diocese of Rockville Centre [Rockville Centre NY], (July 17, 2021)

August 5, 2021

NY cathedral rector denies ‘without reservation’ 50-year-old abuse claim, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 5, 2021)
Former Jackson Catholic school teacher sentenced in abuse case, By Chris Lewis, WSYM-TV - Fox 47 [Lansing MI], (August 4, 2021)
New Sex-Abuse Lawsuit Names Theodore McCarrick, Father Michael Barrett, By Matt Hadro and Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 4, 2021)

August 6, 2021

New York Priest Abuse Claims Deadline Nears, Legal Examiner [Los Angeles CA], (August 5, 2021)
Who is Chin Gigante’s brother? Retired priest accused of abusing young boy in the 1970s, By Sayantani Nath, Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide - MEAWW [Karnataka, India], (August 1, 2021)
Catholic priest in Greenville had secret sexual relationship with parishioner, suit says, By Daniel J. Gross, Greenville News [Greenville SC], (August 5, 2021)
Former Buffalo Seminary Professor Pleads Guilty to Stalking Investigative Reporter, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 5, 2021)

August 7, 2021

Online auction for Archdiocese of Santa Fe properties starts next month, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (August 6, 2021)
More Clergy Abuse Is Finally Being Prosecuted, No Thanks To The Church, A Lawyer Says, By Mary Louise Kelly, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (August 6, 2021)
Spiritual abuse occurs more frequently than believed, Vatican official says, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 6, 2021)
Pasifika abuse survivor calls for change in Catholic church, By Sela Jane Hopgood, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 6, 2021)
Greenville priest abused power in sexual relationship with parishioner, lawsuit alleges, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 6, 2021)

August 8, 2021

Fresno Diocese releases names of priests accused of sexual abuse. See the list, By Yesenia Amaro, Fresno Bee [Fresno CA], (August 6, 2021)
Craig Harrison on list of credibly accused clergy in Diocese of Fresno, By Jason Kotowksi, KSEE24 and CBS47/ [Fresno CA], (August 7, 2021)
Fresno Catholic leaders list credible claims of sex assault by clergy, KFSN-TV, ABC-30 [Fresno CA], (August 7, 2021)
Bishop Zanchetta faces trial on sexual abuse charges in October, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (August 7, 2021)
Priest spent Catholic diocese’s money on hotel rooms to have sex, SC churchgoer says, By Simone Jasper, The State [Columbia SC], (August 7, 2021)
Seattle Archdiocese plan to close churches stirs sadness, anger and resistance, By Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (August 7, 2021)
Vatican trial of financial sleaze will decide the Pope’s legacy, By Tom Kington, The Times [England], (August 7, 2021)
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, FCRH ’54, Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor, By Jill Rice, The Observer [Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, NY NY], (August 7, 2021)

August 9, 2021

Letters: Where Does the Catholic Church Go From Here?, New York Times [New York NY], (August 7, 2021)
Action must follow apologies from Manitoba public figures, experts say, By Cameron MacLean, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 7, 2021)
SC priest on leave after lawsuit over sexual relationship, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 8, 2021)
Accusations against Andrew Cuomo, sexual misconduct in the church and the three myths they have in common, By Laura Ellis, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (August 9, 2021)
Former Catholic school teacher sentenced in sex abuse case, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 4, 2021)
Most Catholics have no idea who former Cardinal McCarrick is. That’s a problem., By Kerry Weber, Religion News Service, America [New York NY], (August 4, 2021)
People of Praise school official says allegation of sexual abuse was mishandled, By Beth Reinhard, Washington Post, (August 9, 2021)
Opinion: NY Must Overhaul Statute of Limitations Laws for Childhood Sexual Abuse, By Andrew Shubin and Debra Greenberger, City Limits [New York NY], (August 9, 2021)

August 10, 2021

Misusing donor money: Financial abuse one more reason to quit the Catholic Church, By Ryan Jayne, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Patheos [Englewood CO], (August 9, 2021)
Judge hearing details of sex assault allegations against rural priest at prelim in Humboldt, By Dan Zakreski, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 9, 2021)
Victim advocates respond to Fresno Catholic Diocese’s list of credibly accused clergy, By Jessica Harrington, KFSN-TV, ABC-30 [Fresno CA], (August 9, 2021)
Sex abuse victims’ lawsuits continue to pour in as NY’s Child Victims Act nears its deadline to file, By MICHAEL GARTLAND and DENIS SLATTERY, New York Daily News, (August 8, 2021)

August 11, 2021

Tired of the drip, drip, drip of Catholic sexual abuse reports? Let’s try this., By David Clohessy, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 11, 2021)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe to auction off properties for bankruptcy settlements, By Ariana Kraft, KRQE - CBS/Fox 13 [Albuquerque NM], (August 10, 2021)
B.C. First Nations launch investigation at former St. Paul’s residential school, By Denise Wong and Lisa Steacy, News 1130 - CityNews [Vancouver, Canada], (August 10, 2021)
Canada: pressure on Catholic church to compensate victims of residential schools abuses, By Leyland Cecco, The Guardian [London, England], (August 10, 2021)
Victims of child sex abuse continue to be denied justice in Pennsylvania | Opinion, By David Clohessy and Jillian Ruck, For The Inquirer, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (August 11, 2021)
Squamish Nation to make announcement at residential school site in North Vancouver, By Lisa Steacy, News 1130 - CityNews [Vancouver, Canada], (August 9, 2021)
With two cases in Brown County and 100 statewide, Wisconsin clergy abuse review shows power of independent inquiry, By Natalie Eilbert, Green Bay Press Gazette [Green Bay WI], (August 10, 2021)
Detention in church houses proposed for abuser priests, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 10, 2021)
Rev June Major tells Anglican tribunal her alleged rape killed something inside of herself, By Bulelwa Payi , IOL - Independent Online [Johannesburg, South Africa], (August 10, 2021)
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno ‘credible’ list of abusers includes late Visalia priest, By James Ward, Visalia Times-Delta [Visalia CA], (August 11, 2021)
Church rape allegation unfolds in Diocesan tribunal hearing, By Shakirah Thebus, IOL - Independent Online [Johannesburg, South Africa], (August 10, 2021)

August 12, 2021

Insurers Misuse Proof of Claim Forms in Mass Tort Bankruptcy Cases, By Jeffrey L. Cohen , Michael A. Kaplan , and Rasmeet K. Chahil , Bloomberg Law [New York NY], (August 12, 2021)
More than 60 Valley priests ‘credibly accused’ of molestation, By Reggie Ellis, The Sun-Gazette [Exeter CA], (August 11, 2021)
Diocese released ‘credible’ list of alleged abusers; Several served in Porterville area long ago, By Charles Whisand, The Porterville Recorder [Porterville CA], (August 11, 2021)
Fort Augustus Abbey school was ‘haven for paedophiles’, By Mark Daly, BBC [London, England], (August 11, 2021)
Aguilera será nuevamente juzgado, El Tribuno Salta [Salta, Argentina], (August 12, 2021)
Judge set to begin key hearing in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 12, 2021)
Irish Jesuits admit failure on abuser fuelled trauma, By Sarah MacDonald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 12, 2021)
Missing in Action: Where are the Nuns?, By Mary Dispenza, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (August 11, 2021)
Child safety advocates launch billboard campaign against Sen. Kim Ward, By Deb Erdley, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (August 11, 2021)
Survivors’ Voices: What Has Helped Me Heal, Part 2, By Sara Larson, In Spirit and Truth, (August 10, 2021)

August 13, 2021

Expulsaron de la Iglesia Católica al condenado cura Agustín Rosa Torino, VíaPaís [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (August 11, 2021)
Está detenido, Clarín [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (August 12, 2021)
Two former SBC priests on list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse, By Noe Magaña, Benito Link [Hollister CA], (August 12, 2021)
New allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse in ACNA, By John Chilton, Episcopal Cafe [United States], (August 8, 2021)
Child abuse survivors wait for justice, healing as CVA deadline passes with nearly 10K lawsuits filed, By Sean Lahman, Diana Dombrowski, and Saba Ali, Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester NY], (August 13, 2021)
How a Pittsfield parishioner exposed a molester, 25 years before another survivor reported her clergy abuse, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (August 13, 2021)
Hubbard: Much we didn’t understand about sexual abuse, By Bishop Howard Hubbard, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 13, 2021)
Queens priests named in child abuse lawsuits, By Rachel Vick, Queens Daily Eagle [Jamaica NY], (August 13, 2021)
Opinion: Statute of limitations laws protect predators – not children, By Teresa Dinwiddie-Herrmann, Cincinnati Enquirer /, (August 13, 2021)
NY let childhood sex abuse victims sue; 9,000 went to court, By Michael Hill, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 13, 2021)
How the Child Victims Act revealed New York’s dark history of child sexual abuse, By Priscilla DeGregory and Gabrielle Fonrouge, New York Post, (August 13, 2021)

August 14, 2021

Child Victims Act draws thousands seeking justice from childhood abuse, By Al Vaughters, WIVB [Buffalo NY], (August 13, 2021)
Walk in Syracuse, NY, honors victims, survivors of residential schools, By Renée K. Gadoua, Katherine Long, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 13, 2021)
Video Shows Catholic Priest Calling News of Residential School Graves ‘Huge Lie’, By Anya Zoledziowski, Vice [Brooklyn NY], (August 11, 2021)

August 15, 2021

How women feel undervalued by the Catholic Church, By Gladys Ganiel , Queen's University Belfast, RTÉ - Raidió Teilifís Éireann [Dublin, Ireland], (August 13, 2021)
City rejects permit for North Avondale priest home, By Dan Monk, WCPO - ABC 9 [Cincinnati OH], (August 13, 2021)
Feds’ special interlocutor falls short of delivering justice, says Nunavut MP, By Sarah Rogers, Nunatsiaq News [Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada], (August 14, 2021)
Rotterdam priest named in Child Victims Act claim withdraws from ministry, By Kathleen Moore, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 14, 2021)
Internal Affairs, By Bernard G. Prusak, Commonweal [New York NY], (August 11, 2021)
Rotterdam pastor under investigation for child sex abuse allegations, By Shenandoah Briere , The Daily Gazette [Schenectady NY], (August 14, 2021)
His Old Town priest abused him as a child. Soon, he’ll be able to sue over it., By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News [Bangor ME], (August 14, 2021)
Albany bishop Howard Hubbard makes excuses for church, Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (August 13, 2021)
The Deep Strangeness of the Catholic Church’s Latest Scandal, By Peter Steinfels, The Atlantic [Washington DC], (August 13, 2021)
A Tale of Two States and the Roads Taken and Blocked to Child Protection, By Marci A. Hamilton, Justia [Mountain View CA], (August 14, 2021)

August 16, 2021

As NY Child Victims Act window closes, what was revealed in Binghamton sex abuse lawsuits?, By Anthony Borrelli, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton NY], (August 16, 2021)
‘Sadistic’ regimes at Benedictine schools in Scotland, By Brian Morton, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 16, 2021)
As Child Victims Act window closes, these 5 Staten Island institutions, figures may never be the same again, By Frank Donnelly, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (August 16, 2021)
Catholic Archbishop of Dublin says belief has ‘vanished’ in Ireland, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (August 16, 2021)

August 17, 2021

The Vatican Trial Part II: Long on Process, Short on Justice, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (August 16, 2021)
Vatican Trial Part I: Institutional Sleaze, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (August 16, 2021)
Eye on statute of limitations, alleged victim of US youth group leader speaks up, By Jacob Magid, Times of Israel [Jerusalem, Israel], (August 12, 2021)
Catholic organisations admit liability for now-deceased paedophile priest Bryan Coffey, By Matt Neal, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (August 17, 2021)
Priest condemned as ‘racist’, By Tim Petruk, Castanet [Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada], (August 17, 2021)
Police called to incident at Edmonton church whose priest denied reports of unmarked graves, By Adam Lachacz, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (August 15, 2021)
Several CVA suits filed as window closes, By Eric Tichy, The Observer [Dunkirk NY], (August 16, 2021)
Bob Dylan sued for allegedly grooming, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965, By Jenna Ryu, USA Today [McLean VA], (August 16, 2021)
Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965, By Priscilla DeGregory, New York Post, (August 16, 2021)

August 18, 2021

Pa. lawmakers must stop denying justice to abuse victims, By Jay Sefton, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (August 16, 2021)
Parole unanimously denied for priest, KATC-TV [Lafayette LA], (August 17, 2021)
Students who reported abuse by paedophile priest Anthony Caruana labelled liars, court hears, By Tim Fernandez, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (August 18, 2021)
No se ha dado carpetazo al caso del padre Córdova: FGE, By Angélica Campillo, Astrolabio Diario Digital[San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico], (August 18, 2021)

August 19, 2021

Former Prince George Catholic high school student alleges sexual abuse by teacher in ’90s, By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, British Columbia], (August 17, 2021)
Former King’s professor faces June 2022 trial on latest sex-abuse charges, By Steve Bruce, Chronicle Herald [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (August 18, 2021)
Brazil bishop resigns amid sex scandal, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (August 19, 2021)

August 20, 2021

Catholic Officials on Edge After Reports of Priests Using Grindr, By Liam Stack, New York Times [New York NY], (August 20, 2021)
Editorial: The bad shepherds, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 20, 2021)
Hamburg vicar-general demands action from Vatican, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 19, 2021)
SVD denies conspiracy in sex abuse case of defrocked Timor-Leste priest, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (August 20, 2021)
Allegations of Abuse ‘Substantiated’ Against Late Priest Tied to Area Churches, By Eric Tichy, The Post-Journal [Jamestown NY], (August 19, 2021)

August 21, 2021

Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz submits his resignation to Pope Francis, By Mary Ramsey, Courier Journal [Louisville KY], (August 18, 2021)
Key appointment to new safeguarding service for religious congregations in England and Wales, Independent Catholic News [London, England], (August 20, 2021)

August 22, 2021

Retired area priest accused of sexual abuse removed from ministry, By Bethany Bump, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 21, 2021)
‘Like it was yesterday.’ Sheri Biasin recalls priest’s abuse, in her own words, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (August 7, 2021)
Vatican punishes Polish archbishop for sex abuse negligence, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 21, 2021)
The German Experiment That Placed Foster Children with Pedophiles, By Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, (July 26, 2021)
Church aware of child sex abuse, made no reports, By Lupita Murillo, KVOA-TV [Tucson AZ], (August 20, 2021)
North Carolina is child bride destination; bill could end it, By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 17, 2021)
Another retired priest on leave; served in Schenectady, Amsterdam, The Daily Gazette [Schenectady NY], (August 22, 2021)
Suit alleges sexual abuse by slain Island churchman: State Supreme Court filing asking for damages of $20M, By Ambrose Clancy, Shelter Island Reporter [Mattituck NY], (August 21, 2021)
Vatican fears that more Catholic priests will be outed using Grindr data, By Juwan J. Holmes , LGBTQ Nation [Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada], (August 22, 2021)
Magdalene testimonies in RTÉ documentary, By Lynne Kelleher, Irish Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (August 22, 2021)

August 23, 2021

Vatican still silent about why Fulton Sheen sainthood effort delayed, Peoria bishop says, By Nick Vlahos, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (August 18, 2021)
Após vazamento de vídeo íntimo, bispo renuncia à Diocese de Rio Preto, no interior de SP, By G1 Rio Preto and Araçatuba, G1, Grupo Globo [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil], (August 18, 2021)
Brazilian bishop resigns days after sexual video circulates, By David Biller and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 18, 2021)
Brazilian Bishop resigns after video exposing himself goes viral, By Patrick Reilly, New York Post, (August 18, 2021)
Father Drew case returns to court Monday, By Jennifer Edwards Baker, WXIX - Fox19 [Cincinnati OH], (August 23, 2021)
Three men face multiple felony charges for child trafficking in Sault Ste. Marie, By Jacqueline Agahigian, WLUC - NBC 6 [Negaunee MI], (August 17, 2021)
Italy’s top prelate visits Perugia parish whose pastor was arrested, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (August 6, 2021)
Priest in Perugia arrested on charges of child porn, prostitution, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (August 5, 2021)
Native American school confronts history, both positive and negative, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (August 21, 2021)
Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for paedophile cover-up, By Agence France-Presse, Times of Malta, (August 21, 2021)
‘No recourse’: Abuse survivors have fewer legal options after Child Victims Act expires, By Fernando Alba, Press-Republican [Plattsburgh NY], (August 18, 2021)
Pope Francis and the politics of episcopal accusations, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (August 18, 2021)
Sex abuse case against Portsmouth Abbey, former teacher can move forward, judge rules, By Laura Damon and Sean Flynn, The Newport Daily News [Newport RI], (August 23, 2021)
More than 900 abuse claims filed against Buffalo diocese under Child Victims Act, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 18, 2021)

August 24, 2021

Police chargesheet priest over minor’s molestation, The Shillong Times [Meghalaya, India], (August 21, 2021)
The little child and the Church, By Joshua Rynjah, The Shillong Times [Meghalaya, India], (August 20, 2021)
Anglican priest’s ‘Joan of Arc’ battle with the church on rape allegation, By Bulelwa Payi , IOL - Independent Online [Johannesburg, South Africa], (August 21, 2021)
With abuse allegations, conservative Anglican diocese faces questions about structure, By Kathryn Post and Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (August 19, 2021)
Sask. priest committed to stand trial on sex charges, By Bre McAdam, The Star Phoenix [Toronto, Canada], (August 18, 2021)
What’s next for the Catholic church? Devoted parishioners, veteran priest share thoughts after Child Victims Act., By Kyle Lawson, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (August 23, 2021)
Christian Brothers order sued by George Brignac victim; says it could have saved kids from sex abuse, By Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer | Staff Writer and WWL-TV, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (August 23, 2021)
He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen?, By Ben Proudfoot, Featuring Jason Berry, New York Times [New York NY], (August 24, 2021)

August 25, 2021

Rockford pastor resigns amid sex abuse lawsuit against North Love Baptist Church, By Chris Green, Rockford Register Star, (August 24, 2021)
Duplicity and Complicity in a Whitewashed Church [PR Newswire], WFMZ-TV, Ch. 69 [Allentown PA], (August 24, 2021)
Buffalo Bishop Michael Fisher Makes Calculated Decision to Hide Names of Child Abusing Clergy, By Stacey Benson, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (August 23, 2021)
Priest accused of sex abuse worked in Coxsackie, By Sam Raudins, The Register Star [Hudson NY], (August 24, 2021)
Native Catholic schools chart a new way forward, By Damien Costello, U.S. Catholic - Claretian Publications [Chicago IL], (August 24, 2021)
Court orders Catholic cardinal to face trial for land sales, By Christopher Joseph CNS, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 24, 2021)
‘Tragedy of epic proportions’: Buffalo bishop responds to deluge of abuse lawsuits, By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 24, 2021)
Vatican orders Polish archbishop to life of prayer, penance, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (August 23, 2021)
Why churches should stop paying hush money, By Kelly Williams, Christian Post [Washington DC], (August 23, 2021)
Erasing Native American culture, The Week [London, England], (August 23, 2021)
Tested in the fire – the whistleblower in the case of disgraced Cardinal O’Brien tells his story, By Brian Devlin, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 25, 2021)

August 26, 2021

Former McAuley student’s lawsuit accuses coach of sexual abuse, By Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun-Times, (August 25, 2021)
Australian legal scholar: Pell trial was vendetta by police, prosecutors, By Catholic News Service, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (August 25, 2021)
Venerable Fulton Sheen ‘Should Be Made A Saint’, Says Peoria Coadjutor Bishop, By Kate Scanlon, Catholic News Agency, The Catholic Telegraph [Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH], (August 25, 2021)
More Victims Accuse Late Episcopal Diocese Of Pittsburgh Priest Of Abuse, KDKA-TV, Ch. 2 [Pittsburgh PA], (August 25, 2021)
Kevin Young obituary, By David Greenwood, The Guardian [London, England], (August 25, 2021)
C of E admits to failings over allegations against priest who took his own life, By Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian [London, England], (August 25, 2021)
Unmarked graves in Canada raise questions about Australia’s stolen children, By Celeste Liddle, Australia, La Croix International [France], (August 18, 2021)
The Informer in Your Pocket, By Patrick Juola, Commonweal [New York NY], (August 5, 2021)
Ex-priest charged with indecent act on boy, By Australian Associated Press, Seven Network - 7news [Eveleigh, NSW Australia], (August 16, 2021)
Ex-youth pastor facing 53 sex charges, By Eric Poole, New Castle News [New Castle PA], (August 4, 2021)
David Beater: Sex abuse vicar ‘protected’ by church for decades, By Colin Campbell, special correspondent, and William McLennan, BBC [London, England], (August 24, 2021)
McCarrick’s first court date is next week. Here’s what to expect, The Pillar [Washington DC], (August 23, 2021)

August 27, 2021

Three months after Russell Moore’s departure, interim leader of ERLC likely leaving, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (August 26, 2021)
Lawsuit: Troy church ignored youth pastor’s abuse, claimed child ‘led him on’, By Robert Gavin, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 26, 2021)
Methodist bishop asks Iowa churches to stop chartering Boy Scout troops, By Erin Jordan, The Gazette [Cedar Rapids IA], (August 26, 2021)
Tackling power abuse in the Church, By Jason Osborne, Irish Catholic [Dublin, Ireland], (August 26, 2021)
Survivors abused by ‘sadistic’ priest win compensation battle, but money ‘won’t change’ impact, By Matt Neal, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (August 26, 2021)
Shedding light on one’s of the church’s darkest chapters, By Shannen Dee Williams, Catholic News Service, - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (August 26, 2021)
German bishop says he’s skeptical about exempting priests from celibacy, By Catholic News Service, Detroit Catholic [Archdiocese of Detroit MI], (August 26, 2021)
Woman sues Rockford church, says it covered up sexual abuse, By Rachael Perry, WTVO - Fox 39 [Rockford IL], (August 26, 2021)
The challenge of sexual abuse: What has happened since the February 2019 Summit, By Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (August 26, 2021)
Other case against priest charged with sex crimes heads to circuit court, By Aileen Wingblad, The Oakland Press [Troy MI], (August 26, 2021)
Priest removed over allegations of child sex abuse, By Sarah Eames, The Daily Star [Oneonta NY], (August 26, 2021)
Lawsuits identify 230 priests as molesters, including 8 of WNY’s most-accused abusers, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (August 26, 2021)

August 28, 2021

Churchill: Why wasn’t an accused priest removed from parishes?, By Chris Churchill, Times Union [Albany NY], (July 31, 2021)
Two former pastors of St. Thomas accused of sexual abuse of children, By Michael Hallisey , Spotlight News [Delmar NY], (August 27, 2021)
Buffalo is bad, but not unique; SNAP breaks it down, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (August 27, 2021)
Former Priest and ‘Shelter Home’ Operator Indicted for Illicit Sexual Conduct Against Minors, By Office of Public Affairs, The U.S. Department of Justice, (August 27, 2021)
Gov. Cuomo, sex-crime victims and N.Y., By RODNEYSE BICHOTTE HERMELYN, New York Daily News, (August 13, 2021)
3News Investigates: Northeast Ohio man says Catholic diocese apathetic to his sexual abuse claims, By Phil Trexler and Rachel Polansky, WKYC-TV, NBC - 3 [Cleveland OH], (August 26, 2021)
Diocese apparently sat on allegations against Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus; SNAP up in arms, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (August 23, 2021)

August 29, 2021

New report on mother and baby homes ‘will add to pressure for public inquiry’, By Claire McNeilly, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (August 28, 2021)
2 Alberta First Nations search former residential school grounds for unmarked graves, By Madeleine Cummings, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 28, 2021)
Pope replaces Australian bishop in alleged misconduct probe, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 29, 2021)
Resignations and Appointments, 28.08.2021, Holy See Press Office [Vatican City], (August 28, 2021)
Vatican accepts resignation of Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders, leaving outcome of its investigations unclear, By Sam Tomlin and Erin Parke, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (August 29, 2021)
Pope replaces Broome bishop at the centre of alleged misconduct probe, By Marta Pascual Juanola, WAtoday [East Perth, Western Australia], (August 29, 2021)
Over 100 reports of clergy and faith leader abuse received by the Department of Justice, By Alex Loroff, WEAU-TV, NBC/CW+-13 [Eau Claire WI], (August 17, 2021)
Blair court ends friars’ probationary sentences, By Kay Stephens, Altoona Mirror [Altoona PA], (August 28, 2021)
Adult Survivors Act could get new life after Cuomo’s downfall, By Amanda Eisenberg, Politico [Arlington VA], (August 13, 2021)
What should you do if a sex offender wants to attend your church?, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (August 27, 2021)
Don’t pretend child abuse does not exist – SDA Church, Ghana News Agency, (August 29, 2021)
No Gag Order in Lawsuit Against Church Alleging Child Sexual Abuse Coverup, By Eugene Volokh, "The Volokh Conspiracy", Reason [Los Angeles CA], (August 29, 2021)
Church investigation into Libasci allegations underway, By Mark Hayward, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (August 28, 2021)
Local Indigenous Community calls out for justice and accountability, By Ryan Whirty, Louisiana Weekly [New Orleans LA], (August 23, 2021)
Seeking accountability: Las Cruces woman says she was raped by priest as a child, By Damien D. Willis, Las Cruces Sun News [New Mexico], (August 28, 2021)

August 30, 2021

Male victims of sexual violence have a voice in rare documentary, By Agnieszka Ruck, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (August 30, 2021)
Father Varno withdraws from public ministry, The Evangelist [Diocese of Albany NY], (July 30, 2021)
Indian priest charged with rape, murder of nine-year-old girl, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (August 30, 2021)
Two former students sue West Essex schools, saying they were abused by teacher in 1978, By Kaitlyn Kanzler, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (August 30, 2021)
Child Victims Act fallout now shifts to courtrooms: ‘The system has never seen anything like this.’, By Joseph Ostapiuk, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (August 30, 2021)

August 31, 2021

Feds charge ex-priest with child sex crimes in East Timor, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 30, 2021)
Catholics aren’t disappointed—they’re exasperated, By Fr. Bryan Massingale, U.S. Catholic - Claretian Publications [Chicago IL], (August 30, 2021)
Bishop Salvatore Matano issues a Letter to the Faithful, By Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, Catholic Courier [Diocese of Rochester NY], (August 30, 2021)
At least 150 sex abuse lawsuits filed against NY Jewish institutions under Child Victims Act, By Asaf Shalev and Ella Rockart, Jewish Telegraphic Agency [New York NY], (August 30, 2021)