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September 1, 2021

Diocese of Rockville Centre ceases publication of diocesan magazine and Spanish-language newspaper, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 31, 2021)
Audit finds diocese in full compliance with sex abuse Charter, By Patrick Downes, Hawaii Catholic Herald [Diocese of Honolulu HI], (September 1, 2021)
All promise and no delivery: Morrison’s ‘slap in the face’ for sex abuse survivors, By David Hardaker, Crikey [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia], (September 1, 2021)
Independent Probe Clears Bishop DiMarzio of Sexual Abuse Claims, By John Lavenburg, The Tablet [Diocese of Brooklyn NY], (September 1, 2021)

September 2, 2021

Vatican Clears Brooklyn Bishop of Child Abuse Charges From 1970s, By Liam Stack, New York Times, (September 1, 2021)
Bishop DiMarzio cleared by Vatican: Response by BishopAccountability.org, By Anne Barrett Doyle, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (September 1, 2021)
Vatican exonerates Brooklyn Bishop accused of sexual abuse, By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 1, 2021)
Bishop Libasci Asks Judge to Dismiss Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Him, By Damien Fisher, InDepthNH.org - New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism [Barrington NH], (September 1, 2021)

September 3, 2021

Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick to be arraigned for past sex assault of teen in Massachusetts court, By Michelle Boorstein and Kurt Shillinger, Washington Post, (September 2, 2021)
Vancouver archdiocese, priest order deny sex abuse allegations, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Vancouver Is Awesome [Vancouver BC, Canada], (September 2, 2021)

September 4, 2021

Pope addresses Vatican reforms aimed at curbing corruption, abuse, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (September 1, 2021)
Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty to sexually abusing teenage boy, By Nate Raymond, Reuters [London, England], (September 3, 2021)
Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges, By Lauren del Valle, CNN [Atlanta GA], (September 3, 2021)
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, 91, pleads not guilty in sex assault, By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 3, 2021)
Former Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty to sex assault, WCVB - ABC 5 [Boston MA], (September 3, 2021)
Former U.S. Cardinal Faces Sex-Abuse Charges in Court, By Francis X. Rocca, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (September 3, 2021)
Bail Set at $5,000 for Defrocked Cardinal Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Mass., By Jeff Saperstone, NECN - New England Cable News [Needham MA], (September 3, 2021)
Let Your Voice Be for Victims, By James Grein, Church Militant [Ferndale MI], (September 3, 2021)
Former Cardinal McCarrick Pleaded Not Guilty to Sexual Assault, By Meg Woolhouse and Ari Shapiro, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (September 3, 2021)

September 5, 2021

Prince Andrew, Bob Dylan, Catholic priests and the Child Victims Act, By Ritu Prasad and Holly Honderich, BBC [London, England], (September 3, 2021)
Scots ex-priest who claims he was sexually abused by Archbishop demands Vatican release secret report, By Gordon Blackstock, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (September 5, 2021)
The church’s silence is deafening, but these men are righting its wrongs, By Rebecca Turner, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 4, 2021)

September 6, 2021

Abusive monks were my model for Judge Dredd, By Catherine Pepinster, The Times [England], (September 5, 2021)
‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale, By Catherine Deveney, The Guardian [London, England], (September 5, 2021)
It’s high time Indian religious sisters broke their silence, By Myron Pereira, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 6, 2021)
McCarrick sued for abuse in two new N.J. lawsuits, Essex News Daily [Union NJ], (September 5, 2021)
Inquest into murder of Maria James hears DNA evidence not found on rediscovered evidence, By Rachael Brown for Trace, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 6, 2021)

September 7, 2021

Catholic priest charged with rape still going to trial Oct. 5, By Jessica Hill, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (August 31, 2021)
GU commission releases report on Catholic sexual abuse crisis, By Asher Ali, Devan Iyomasa, The Gonzaga Bulletin [Spokane WA], (September 1, 2021)
In McCarrick arraignment, activists see new phase in accountability push, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (September 4, 2021)
We owe it to clerical abuse survivors to read the whole story, By Nicole Perone, U.S. Catholic - Claretian Publications [Chicago IL], (September 3, 2021)
Report finds ‘shocking’ failings over child sex abuse, U.S. Catholic - Claretian Publications [Chicago IL], (September 2, 2021)
Bishop Resigns Amid Reported Relationship With Writer of Erotic Novels, By Anders Anglesey, Newsweek [New York NY], (September 6, 2021)
Fresno Catholic Diocese speaks out on resignation, abuse allegations against former priest, By Alyssa Flores, KFSN-TV, ABC-30 [Fresno CA], (September 7, 2021)
Santa Fe archdiocese denies it told principal not to report alleged sex abuse, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (September 6, 2021)
Why the Catholic Church can’t put the clergy sex abuse scandal behind it, By Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, (September 7, 2021)
Fresno Bishop: Bakersfield Priest Allegedly Abused 7 Minors, By Christine Niles, Church Militant [Ferndale MI], (September 6, 2021)
Spanish bishop allegedly stepped down because of relationship with novelist, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (September 7, 2021)
Letter to the editor: Sen. Kim Ward denying victims justice, By Marci Hamilton, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (September 5, 2021)
Fresno bishop’s letter to parishioners about former priest Craig Harrison, By Bishop Joseph V. Brennan, D.D., Church Militant [Ferndale MI], (September 6, 2021)

September 8, 2021

SNAP applauds a courageous Catholic survivor, demands that her abuser be included on Diocesan lists, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [St. Louis MO], (August 31, 2021)
Task force to weigh in on handling of clergy abuse reports by Springfield diocese, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (September 7, 2021)
‘Procession’: Film Review | Telluride 2021, By Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter [Los Angeles CA], (September 3, 2021)
Letter: Hubbard’s commentary ‘rings dreadfully hollow’, By David Clohessy, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 30, 2021)
Albany diocese sends child sex abuse cases to review board, By Michelle Del Rey, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 29, 2021)
Another Voice: Buffalo bishop must show true remorse to victims of abuse, By Michael Taheri, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 7, 2021)
These 15 prominent S.I. figures, accused of sex-abuse, illustrate the scope of the Child Victims Act here, By Joseph Ostapiuk, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (September 5, 2021)
‘I guess it’s closure’: $1m settlement for victim of clerical abuse, By Cameron Houston, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (September 8, 2021)
Vatican changed in tone, but not substance – Spotlight lawyer, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (September 8, 2021)
Santa Fe man potentially linked to two cases of child sexual abuse, By Guili Frendak, KOB-TV [Albuquerque NM], (September 7, 2021)
‘There’s no escape’: Memories of being raped by Catholic priest haunt Columbus man, By Danae King, Columbus Dispatch [Columbus OH], (September 8, 2021)

September 9, 2021

In the wake of abuse: 46 pages doesn’t answer our questions, By Dawson Neely, The Gonzaga Bulletin [Spokane WA], (September 8, 2021)
Sinéad O’Connor knows exactly who she is, By Jessica Mesman, The Christian Century [Chicago IL], (September 9, 2021)
Report details ways to improve Springfield Diocese response to clergy abuse, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (September 8, 2021)
Report on Springfield diocese calls for changes, sees progress in handling of sex abuse claims, By Brian Steele, Daily Hampshire Gazette [Hampshire MA], (September 8, 2021)
Pope promotes theologian-priest who once testified against abusive mentor, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 8, 2021)
Diocese vows to be timely, transparent in sex abuse cases, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 8, 2021)
COLLARED: Woman celebrates after priest who abused her 40 years ago finally found guilty, By Hugh Jordan, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (September 8, 2021)
Here’s what Pa. lawmakers aren’t coming back early to fix | Thursday Morning Coffee, By John L. Micek, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (September 9, 2021)
Church leaders express regret after falsely accused Irish priest takes his life, By Nick Bramhill, IrishCentral [New York NY], (September 8, 2021)
Chicago-area priest cleared of child sex abuse allegation, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 9, 2021)

September 10, 2021

Law School Launches New Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing, By Carrie Hilger, University of St. Thomas School of Law [Minneapolis MN], (September 9, 2021)
Synod hears calls for ‘radical revision’ of Canon Law, By Sarah MacDonald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (September 9, 2021)
Law firm starts database of Catholic child abuse, By Cara Chapman, Adirondack Daily Enterprise [Saranac Lake NY], (April 8, 2021)
DA drops sex abuse case of KCK priest. Trial ‘not in the best interests’ of victim, By July L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (September 9, 2021)
Robert Greene’s ‘Procession’ Examines The Art Of Documentary Collaboration At The Telluride Film Festival, By Monica Castillo, CPR (Colorado Public Radio) [Denver CO], (September 8, 2021)
Gay priest ‘relieved’ at dropping of abuse case, By Helen Bruce, Extra.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (September 10, 2021)
Pope Francis promotes priest who denounced pedophilia in Chile’s clergy, By Agence-France Presse, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (September 9, 2021)
Harrison attorneys respond to bishop’s letter, By Jason Kotowski, KGET - NBC 17 [Bakersfield CA], (September 9, 2021)
Our view: Schools must handle sexual assault allegations better, Santa Fe New Mexican, (September 9, 2021)
Towards the Warsaw Conference: Exchanging experiences together, By Hanna Suchocka, L'Osservatore Romano [Vatican City], (September 10, 2021)
Shawn Vestal: GU report raises important question about Jesuit scandal, then skips an answer, By Shawn Vestal, The Spokesman-Review [Spokane WA], (September 10, 2021)

September 11, 2021

Former North Adams priest added to list of those credibly accused of sexual abuse, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (September 8, 2021)
Catholic church pays $23.9M to victims sexually abused by priests, The Sun-Gazette [Exeter CA], (September 8, 2021)
How Maryland’s statute of limitations undermines abuse survivors, including in Boy Scouts bankruptcy, By Madeleine O'Neill, USA TODAY NETWORK, The Sun-Gazette [Exeter CA], (September 10, 2021)
Inuit upset ‘devil priest’ isn’t being pursued by federal government, By Kathleen Martens, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network [Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada], (September 9, 2021)
McAleese speaks of despair at exclusion of lay Catholics from decision-making in Church, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (September 11, 2021)
Pastor at Lake Zurich school, church reinstated after being cleared in child sex abuse investigation, By WOO-SUNG SHIM , Lake and McHenry County Scanner [Libertyville IL], (September 10, 2021)
Concerned Catholics seek healing path from sexual abuse, By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register [Toronto ON, Canada], (September 10, 2021)
Argentine priest sentenced to 17 years for abuse of minors, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (September 10, 2021)
Four priests placed on administrative leave by Bishop Fisher, By Troy Licastro, WIVB [Buffalo NY], (September 10, 2021)
Bishop suspends four priests accused of abuse; allegations were in secret court papers, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 10, 2021)
More alumni accuse former Georgetown provost of sexual misconduct, By Tom Jackman, Washington Post, (September 11, 2021)

September 12, 2021

Three Priests With Ties To Area Put On Leave, The Post-Journal [Jamestown NY], (September 11, 2021)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s legal fees exceed $2.3 million in bankruptcy case, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (September 10, 2021)
Churchill: Child Victims Act provided window into vast pain, By Chris Churchill, Times Union [Albany NY], (September 11, 2021)
Catholic Church planned to house teen-sexting priest on primary school grounds, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (September 12, 2021)

September 13, 2021

Catholic Church sentences priest who they believe abused children to “life of prayer”, By Juwan J. Holmes, LGBTQ Nation [Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada], (September 12, 2021)
‘Come to the Father’: How an Anglican priest groomed and abused a grieving mum, By Kirsty Johnston, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (September 13, 2021)
Gonzaga sex abuse report recommends actions as university faces its own complicity, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 13, 2021)
Ireland’s break with its Catholic past incomplete, says Sally Rooney, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (September 12, 2021)
Polish nun, cardinal who defied communism are beatified, By Vanessa Gera, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 12, 2021)
Father Bob Maguire: The priest who fought the Catholic Church, By Ingeborg van Teeseling, The Big Smoke [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (September 13, 2021)
Letter to the Editor: Maryland can help victims of child sex abuse, By Susan Kerin, Washington Post, (September 7, 2021)
Don’t let the government ‘move on’ from residential schools. Vote to stop Canada’s ‘dark history’, By Cindy Blackstock, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (September 10, 2021)
Hearts fill with emotion as children’s spirits return from Kamloops to Splatsin, By Martha Wickett, Salmon Arm Observer [Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada], (September 12, 2021)

September 14, 2021

The Catholic Church and the Art of the Coverup, By Richard Windmann, Big Easy Magazine [New Orleans LA], (September 13, 2021)
Al Shands, Episcopal priest, filmmaker, writer and art connoisseur, dies at 92, By Keith L. Runyon, Courier Journal [Louisville KY], (September 14, 2021)
Deceased Priest Tied Up in LI Home Was Abuser: Lawsuit Alleges, By Lisa Finn, Patch [New York City NY], (September 13, 2021)
Less words, more actions needed to protect minors, By Virginia Saldanha, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 14, 2021)
Montreal archbishop’s ombudswoman issues first report on abuse complaints, By Francois Gloutnay, The Catholic Register [Toronto ON, Canada], (September 14, 2021)
No abuse hearing in Dunedin called ‘slap in the face’, By Daisy Hudson, Otago Daily Times [Dunedin, New Zealand], (September 15, 2021)
Victim-centric and Pastoral Authority, By Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed - Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (September 14, 2021)
Church Militant sues Baltimore, calls cancellation of Pier Six event free speech infringement, By Fern Shen, Baltimore Brew [Baltimore MD], (September 14, 2021)
The resignation of the Bishop of Broome raises some big questions for the Catholic Church, By Noel Debien, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 14, 2021)

September 15, 2021

Five more former students say they were sexually abused at West Essex Middle School, By Kaitlyn Kanzler, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (September 15, 2021)
Local church teacher, who was assaulted by mother claiming abuse, is cleared of wrongdoing, By Jozsef Papp, Augusta Chronicle [Augusta GA], (September 15, 2021)
Letter to the Editor – No excuses: Report all cases of suspected abuse, By Steven J. Carrillo, Santa Fe New Mexican, (September 14, 2021)
Man who claims paedophile priest Malachy Finnegan abused him at Co Down school to receive five-figure payout, By Alan Erwin, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (September 15, 2021)
NSW pedophile priest believed own ‘lies’, By Greta Stonehouse, Seven Network - 7news [Eveleigh, NSW Australia], (September 15, 2021)

September 16, 2021

Archbishops urge California governor to save controversial statue of 18th-century priest, By Dani Anguiano, The Guardian [London, England], (September 15, 2021)
Commentary: A brother’s innocence, and the church’s transgressions, By Michael Wielch, Times Union [Albany NY], (September 16, 2021)
Canada’s extradition process with France over Oblate priest ‘atrocious’, says prof, By Kathleen Martens, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network [Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada], (September 15, 2021)
Man abused by paedophile priest Malachy Finegan to receive ‘five-figure’ payout, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (September 15, 2021)

September 17, 2021

What America should understand about Germany’s Synodal Path, By Renardo Schlegelmilch, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 17, 2021)
Chicago-area priest back under scrutiny for possible abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 16, 2021)
Second woman accuses Maine priest of sexual abuse, By Vivien Leigh, WCSH - NBC News Center Maine [Portland ME], (September 16, 2021)
Lawsuit: Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick abused man in 1980s, By David Porter, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 16, 2021)
They Fled Sexual Violence. The UK Made Their Trauma Worse, By Lauren Crosby, Vice [Brooklyn NY], (September 16, 2021)

September 18, 2021

Retired Buffalo priest suspended over sex abuse allegation, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 17, 2021)
Pope to bishops: Listen to abuse victims for sake of church, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 18, 2021)
New Lawsuit Accuses Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick of Abusing NY Man, WBTS - NBC 10 [Boston MA], (September 17, 2021)
Pope: Misguided concern for Church reputation should not sideline abuse victims’ welfare, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 18, 2021)
The voices of the victims of clergy sexual abuse, By Ewa Kusz, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 16, 2021)
Hidden in Plain Sight: The silence, secrecy and empty promises of child sexual abuse, By Ashlynd Huffman, Stillwater News Press [Stillwater OK], (September 18, 2021)

September 19, 2021

We can’t let inner-city Catholic schools go extinct, By Gary Franks, Montrose Press [Montrose CO], (September 18, 2021)
Pope says Church must face truth of cruelty to children, By Ruth Gledhill, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (September 19, 2021)
Pope rejects German archbishop’s resignation after abuse scandal, By Madeline Chambers, Reuters [London, England], (September 15, 2021)

September 20, 2021

Letter: Money alone cannot resolve church sex abuse scandal, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 19, 2021)
Protection of Minors Commission set to host major conference in Warsaw, By Devin Watkins, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 16, 2021)
Lake Zurich pastor suspended again after new evidence in sexual abuse investigation, By Sam Borcia, Lake and McHenry County Scanner [Libertyville IL], (September 19, 2021)
Fr. Zollner: Church in Central and Eastern Europe safeguarding vulnerable members, By Devin Watkins, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 18, 2021)
A long wait for a trial just got shorter for a former altar boy who survived clergy abuse, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (September 19, 2021)
Former LDS Bishop in Utah Charged With Abusing Teen at Girls Church Camp, By Scott D. Pierce, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (September 17, 2021)
Catholic orphanage’s ex-residents ask church to fund therapy, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 16, 2021)
Child Labour: Catholic Bishops Conference in Jasikan Diocese dialogue with stakeholders, By Peter Senoo, MyJoyOnline [Accra, Ghana], (September 19, 2021)

September 21, 2021

Quebec judge OKs class action against Famille Marie-Jeunesse for ‘spiritual abuse’, By François Gloutnay, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 20, 2021)
Opinion: Every Native Child Matters in Seattle Too, By Caro Johnson and Millie Kennedy, South Seattle Emerald [Seattle WA], (September 20, 2021)
St. Joseph’s Orphanage Survivors Say Church Must Do More, By Colin Flanders, Seven Days [Burlington VT], (September 16, 2021)
Much talk of Germany’s Synodal Path, but what is it?, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (September 21, 2021)
‘The Catholic School’ (‘La Scuola Cattolica’): Film Review | Venice 2021, By Lovia Gyarkye , Hollywood Reporter [Los Angeles CA], (September 20, 2021)
Former Cardinal McCarrick, Metuchen Diocese ex-clergymen face more sex abuse suits, By Suzanne Russell, MyCentralJersey.com, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (September 16, 2021)
Probe of Southern Baptist sex abuse response moves forward, By Holly Meyer, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 18, 2021)
Orphanage abuse survivors push Vermont’s Catholic Church to pay reparations, By Kevin O'Connor, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (September 16, 2021)
‘I have religious PTSD’: Women tell stories of fleeing organized religion after abuse, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (September 20, 2021)

September 22, 2021

Priest who sparked calls for Vatican probe hit with new charges over threesome on altar, By Gino Spocchia, The Independent [London, England], (September 17, 2021)
Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, Cleveland native who guided Northeast Ohio Catholics for quarter-century, dies at 88, By David Briggs, The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com [Cleveland OH], (September 21, 2021)
German bishops’ plenary assembly begins with appeals on church reform, By Catholic News Service, Catholic Sun [Diocese of Phoenix AZ], (September 21, 2021)
Prof. Wiliński: Rights of victims of abuse must be protected, By Benedict Mayaki, SJ, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 21, 2021)
Archdiocese auctions off properties to pay for settlement in bankruptcy case, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (September 21, 2021)
Convicted Kentucky priest set to be released from prison, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 21, 2021)

September 23, 2021

Delhi Rape Victim, 9, Was Suffocated By Priest, Police Tells Court, By Reported by Saurabh Shukla, Edited by Mallika Soni, NDTV (New Delhi Television Ltd) [New Delhi, India], (September 22, 2021)
The rebellion by Kerala nuns is a new chapter in an old story, By Gita Aravamudan, Mint Lounge [New Delhi, India], (September 23, 2021)
Cruz: Survivor’s perspective lends urgency to Church’s fight against sexual abuse, By Devin Watkins, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 21, 2021)
Church in Poland and protection of minors: from unprepared to informed, By Marta Titaniec and Father Piotr Studnicki, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 22, 2021)
Get window open to help survivors as soon as possible, The Daily Item [Pennsylvania], (September 22, 2021)
Letter: Fisher should use correct term for sex abuse scandal, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (September 20, 2021)
Hillsong founder Brian Houston steps down from church board ahead of court case, By Jennifer Lee, Christian Today [London, England], (September 20, 2021)
SBC Executive Committee Balks at Directive to Open Up to Abuse Investigation, By Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (September 21, 2021)
SBC Executive Committee agrees to pay for abuse review, stalls on waiving privilege, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (September 21, 2021)
Anthony Pilla, Bishop of Cleveland Catholic Diocese for 26 Years, Dies at 88, By Sam Allard, Cleveland Scene [Cleveland OH], (September 22, 2021)
Retired Catholic Bishop John McCormack dead at 86, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (September 22, 2021)
‘They knew and they let it happen’: Uncovering child abuse in the Catholic Church, By Joseph P. Kahn and Mike Damiano, Boston Globe, (September 22, 2021)

September 24, 2021

Vatican verdict looms for Knoxville bishop, The Pillar [Washington DC], (September 22, 2021)
Judge begins key hearing on Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 21, 2021)
A sixth lawsuit against Children’s Home alleges house parents sexually abused boy at age 7., By Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem Journal [Winston-Salem NC], (September 23, 2021)
Australians search for ‘a new way of living as church’, By Barb Fraze, Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (September 24, 2021)
Cardinal Pell says he ‘never really approved’ of Benedict XVI’s decision to resign, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 24, 2021)
Lawsuits against Ohio State over sexual predator sports doctor tossed, By Brody Levesque, Los Angeles Blade [Los Angeles CA], (September 23, 2021)
Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed, By Kantele Franko, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 23, 2021)
School board sued for millions over eastern Ontario teacher’s sex crimes, By Julie Ireton, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 24, 2021)
A Polish bishop punished over abuse cover-up has died, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 23, 2021)
Critics condemn Pope’s decision on Hesse, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (September 23, 2021)
McCormack, bishop panned for role in sex abuse scandal, dies, By Holly Ramer, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 23, 2021)
These women say they were sexually abused by Southern Baptist leaders. Now they’re forcing a reckoning., By Megan Botel, The Lily - A product of The Washington Post [Washington DC], (September 21, 2021)
Bid by Catholic church to stop child sexual abuse case rejected by NSW supreme court, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (September 25, 2021)

September 25, 2021

Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for residential schools, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 23, 2021)
Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for role in indigenous residential schools, By Moira Warburton, Reuters [London, England], (September 24, 2021)
Catholic Bishops of Canada acknowledge residential school abuse; issue apology and make pledge, By Patti Mertz, My Coast Now [Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada], (September 24, 2021)
Pope decides to keep criticized archbishop, issues ‘spiritual timeout’, By Celine Castronuovo , The Hill, (September 24, 2021)
German cardinal takes a break after report details failures in handling sex abuse cases, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (September 24, 2021)
German cardinal contributed to ‘crisis of trust’ on abuse, will take leave, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, CatholicPhilly.com - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (September 24, 2021)
Cardinal Woelki takes time out from archdiocese, retains Pope’s confidence, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (September 24, 2021)
Camp run by Catholic religious order had 5 staffers later accused of child sex abuse, By Robert Herguth, Chicago Sun-Times, (September 24, 2021)
Pope Francis reins in Catholic movements after flood of abuse cases, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (September 23, 2021)
Missouri launches crackdown on shadowy religious boarding schools, By Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (September 22, 2021)

September 26, 2021

Indigenous organizations conflicted about Catholic bishops’ apology, By Peter Zimonjic, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 24, 2021)
Catholic bishops’ residential school apology ‘means nothing’ without action, survivor says, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (September 25, 2021)
Spin cycles surround Parolin’s ‘correction’ of Pope Francis, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (September 25, 2021)
Pope keeps German archbishop criticized over abuse scandal, By Geir Moulson, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 24, 2021)
Pope Francis Appoints Delegate to Oversee Communion and Liberation’s Consecrated Laity, By Courtney Mares, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (September 24, 2021)
Advice to young priests from an ‘older brother’, By Louis J. Cameli, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (September 25, 2021)
Lawmakers revive bipartisan ‘safe harbor’ bill to fight child sex trafficking, By Jessie Opoien, The Capital Times [Madison WI], (September 25, 2021)
Few abuse survivors were involved in task force report on Springfield diocesan reforms, By Anne-Gerard Flynn, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (September 26, 2021)

September 27, 2021

It Is Not Just Gymnasts. We Are Failing Sexual Assault Victims Across the Country., By Jane Manning, New York Times, (September 27, 2021)
Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Santa Maria school district, By Madison Hirneisen, Santa Barbara News-Press [Santa Barbara CA], (September 26, 2021)
Advocates, legislators frustrated by inaction on child sex abuse bill, By Ryan Eldredge, WHP - CBS News 21 [Harrisburg PA], (September 27, 2021)
Dead priest had the motive, means and opportunity to commit unsolved murder, detective tells inquest, By Rachael Brown, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 26, 2021)
Abuse victim of Brother Daniel McMahon shares his story in the hope of reaching others, By Matt Maloney, The Examiner [Launceston, Tasmania, Australia], (September 27, 2021)

September 28, 2021

Attorneys ask to unseal ex-bishop’s deposition, citing ‘outright lie’ in op-ed, By Brendan J. Lyons, The Telegraph [Alton IL], (September 28, 2021)
Supreme Court allows trial into historical child sexual abuse against Diocese of Lismore, By Miranda Saunders, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (September 27, 2021)
Topeka priest suspended after allegation of sexual abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 27, 2021)
Topeka Catholic priest suspended after allegation of sexual abuse of a minor, which he denies, By Tim Hrenchir, Topeka Capital-Journal [Topeka KS], (September 27, 2021)

September 29, 2021

Victim support group challenges Church amid priest sexual abuse scandal, By Natalie Clydesdale, WANE [Fort Wayne IN], (September 28, 2021)
McCormack, 9th bishop of Manchester, laid to rest in high-church ceremony, By Mark Hayward, Union Leader [Manchester NH], (September 28, 2021)
Father Thomas O’Keeffe could be ‘demonic’, Maria James inquest hears, By Frances Vinall, News Corp Australia [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (September 28, 2021)
Sexual abuse [experienced] by clergy survivor now helps others heal from similar trauma, By Arielle Cadet, WPTA - ABC 21 [Fort Wayne IN], (September 27, 2021)
Brooklyn bishop retires after Vatican clears him of abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (September 29, 2021)

September 30, 2021

Brooklyn Bishop to Retire After Vatican Clears Him of Child Sexual Abuse, By Liam Stack, New York Times, (September 29, 2021)
Former Aspen priest accused of sexual abuse; archdiocese, local police open investigation, By Jason Auslander, Aspen Times [Aspen CO], (September 30, 2021)
Scots priest abused boys in Liverpool but was sent home after parent spoke out, By Neil Docking and Chloe Burrell, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (September 30, 2021)