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January 1, 2022

Midlands Voices: Nebraska’s civil recovery laws must fit the depravity of child sex abuse, By Senator Rich Pahls, Omaha World-Herald (omaha.com) [Omaha NE], (December 30, 2021)
Abuse probe orphanage withheld data on children, Greek City Times [Sydney, AU], (December 30, 2021)
Indiana Catholic priest reaches plea deal in sexual abuse cases, By Associated Press and WISH Staff Reports, WISHTV [Indianapolis, IN], (December 29, 2021)
Mumbai: Priest sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting minor in church, By Swati Deshpande, The Times of India [Mumbai, India], (December 29, 2021)
Life sentence to priest: Victim’s family says faith restored in ‘justice and Jesus’, By Bella Jaisinghani , The Times of India [Mumbai, India], (December 29, 2021)
Mumbai: Cardinal ‘asks pardon’ after priest convicted for child abuse, By Bella Jaisinghani , The Times of India [Mumbai, India], (December 31, 2021)
Child sexual abuse survivors prepare to file lawsuits under new state measure, By Faith Miller, Colorado Newsline [Denver, CO], (November 18, 2021)
Former Northland priest accused of abuse dead at 72, By Teri Cadeau, Duluth News Tribune [Duluth MN], (December 31, 2021)

January 2, 2022

Letter: The hypocrisy of failing to practice what we preach, The Day [New London CT], (January 2, 2022)
A New Year challenge for us to protect children, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (January 2, 2022)
Judge rules Catholic Church vicariously liable for Ballarat paedophile priest Bryan Coffey’s abuse 50 years ago, By Elizabeth Byrne, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (December 27, 2022)

January 3, 2022

Indigenous leader Phil Fontaine hopes papal apology will give him, other survivors closure, By Donna Sound and Alexandra Mae Jones, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (January 2, 2022)
SDA church and officials sued for $1.5M for roles in alleged abuse, By Phill Leon Guerrero, Guam Daily Post, (January 2, 2022)
“Devastating” decline in religious practice among young Poles, says Catholic primate, By Daniel Tilles, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (January 3, 2022)
Indian priest convicted of abuse may be defrocked, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 3, 2022)
Papal representative tells Mexican Church leaders to listen to abuse victims, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 3, 2022)
Retired Judge Brings Passion for Helping Children to New Mission, By Brenda Esler, TAP into Bridgewater/Raritan [Bridgewater NJ], (January 3, 2022)
US Catholic clergy shortage eased by recruits from Africa, By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 27, 2021)

January 4, 2022

Court sets March date for McCarrick hearing, By Rhina Guidos, CNS, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (January 4, 2022)
Alleged victim declines prosecution against former Diocese of Charlotte priest, By Nate Morabito, WCNC - NBC 36 [Charlotte NC], (January 3, 2022)
Dublin archbishop: ‘Radical change is coming in the church’, By Sarah Mac Donald, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (January 3, 2022)
Clergy Scandal: 20 Years Later – OpEd, By William Donohue, Eurasia Review [Albany OR], (January 3, 2022)
Book lifts “veil of silence” for 11 former nuns who suffered abuse (author interview), By Salvatore Cernuzio, Aleteia [Paris, France], (January 4, 2022)

January 5, 2022

Sexual Abuse in the Clergy: How the Past Cannot Be Wiped Away, Space Coast Daily [Brevard County, FL], (January 2, 2022)
Canada agrees C$40bn deal to reform child welfare for First Nations, By Tracey Lindeman , The Guardian [London, England], (January 4, 2022)
Victorian Catholic diocese found vicariously liable for child sexual abuse in landmark ruling, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (January 4, 2022)
No. 10 – Guam clergy sex abuse scandal reaches the Vatican, again, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (December 31, 2021)
Coming abuse report to review retired Pope Benedict’s tenure as German archbishop, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 4, 2022)
Benedict XVI covered up sexual abuse against minors when he was a cardinal, By Nicole, News.TVS-24 [Noida, India], (January 5, 2022)
Court upholds dismissal of lawsuit by Warren priest against peer, By Jameson Cook, Macomb Daily [Sterling Heights MI], (January 4, 2022)
20 years after Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight,’ we need a national database of accused clergy, By Barbara Thorp, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 4, 2022)
Bill to extend legal window for child sex abuse survivors unlikely to see a Pa. Senate vote, By Marley Parish, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (January 3, 2022)
Boy Scouts of America falls short in bid to emerge from sex-abuse bankruptcy, By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times, (January 4, 2022)
Hidden Harm and the Short Reach of Traditional Tort Remedies, By Kathryn Robb, Justia [Mountain View CA], (January 5, 2022)
Agreements-in-Principle reached on compensation and long-term reform of First Nations child and family services and Jordan’s Principle, By Andrew MacKendrick, Indigenous Services Canada [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], (January 4, 2022)
Canada Pledges $31.5 Billion to Settle Fight Over Indigenous Child Welfare System, By Catherine Porter and Vjosa Isai, New York Times, (January 4, 2022)

January 6, 2022

‘Wasn’t an easy story to write’: Arnprior author’s new novel tackles difficult topic of priest sex abuse, By Sherry Haaima, Arnprior Chronicle [Renfrew, Ontario, Canada], (January 5, 2022)
Obituary: M. Susan Carlson, St. Louis Jewish Light [St. Louis MO], (January 3, 2022)
A Priest in Wolf’s Clothing: Diocese settlement satisfying to other Grecco victim William O’Sullivan, By Kris Dubé, St. Catharines Standard [St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada], (January 6, 2022)

January 7, 2022

Abusers are everyday people and their victims are not faceless statistics, By Catherine Deveney, Press and Journal [Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom], (January 6, 2022)
Canada approved reparations – the US can be next, By Christopher Rhodes, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (January 7, 2022)
Philippines slaps ban on child marriage, By Joseph Peter Calleja, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 7, 2022)
Repetitive Pedophile Priest Formerly of Jersey City Church Dies, By Jerry DeMarco, Burlington Daily Voice [Burlington NJ], (January 6, 2022)

January 8, 2022

In priests’ tarnished image, French sisters see opening for bigger role for women, laypeople in church, By Elisabeth Auvillain, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 7, 2022)
Fort Wayne-South Bend priest will plead guilty to sex abuse charges, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 7, 2022)
Benedict XVI, Munich, and cover-up claims: why an old allegation is resurfacing, By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 6, 2022)
Former Servite principal Brennan takes over at Mater Dei amid football hazing scandal, By Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register[Anaheim, CA], (January 7, 2022)
Mater Dei High names new president in the wake of hazing scandal, By Hannah Fry, Connor Sheets, Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, (January 7, 2022)
Malta: Priest given formal warning after posting homophobic remark, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 7, 2022)
Fr David Muscat to be charged in court with hate speech, By Mark Laurence Zammit , Times of Malta, (January 7, 2022)
Police interrogate Mosta priest over Facebook post, By Matthew Xuereb , Times of Malta, (January 6, 2022)
Archbishop gives Fr David Muscat a ‘formal warning’, By Claudia Calleja , Times of Malta, (January 6, 2022)
Williams Lake First Nation sets date to release findings of St. Joseph’s Mission investigation, By Tribune staff, The Williams Lake Tribune [Williams Lake, CA], (January 6, 2022)

January 9, 2022

Priest accused of molesting boys will control widow’s $2 million estate, By Charlie Specht and Dan Herbeck, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (January 9, 2022)
The enablers of child abuse in society, school, family and the Church, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (January 9, 2022)
Rebecca Kudloo is fighting for a violence-free future for Inuit families, By Rebecca Kudloo and Julie McGonegal, Broadview [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], (January 6, 2022)
Catholic Church found liable for sexual abuse of child in landmark case, By Shane O'Brien, IrishCentral [New York NY], (January 6, 2022)
A Fearful Asymmetry, By Judith Plaskow, Feminist Studies in Religion - Harvard Divinity School [Cambridge MA], (January 3, 2022)
Vatican to probe Cologne finances once cardinal returns from sabbatical, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (January 8, 2022)
Sinead O’Connor needs all the support and best wishes now more than ever, By Niall O'Dowd, IrishCentral [New York NY], (January 8, 2022)
A new child sexual abuse law opens a window for victims, By Rachel Saurer, KXRM - Fox 21 [Colorado Springs CO], (January 7, 2022)
Priest abuse victims group takes aim at Mater Dei over alleged hazing, By Laura J. Nelson, Connor Sheets, and Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, (January 7, 2022)
Lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse filed against Archdiocese of Denver, By Faith Miller, Colorado Newsline [Denver, CO], (January 7, 2022)
Delta professor alleges sexual abuse by Prince George Catholic priests, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Delta Optimist [Ladner, British Columbia, Canada], (January 6, 2022)
Catholic Church ordered to pay 14 million pesos to sexual abuse victim, Buenos Aires Times [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (January 7, 2022)

January 10, 2022

Brisbane priest charged with sex offences, By Robyn Muth, Australian Associated Press, The West Australian [Perth, Australia], (January 10, 2022)
Priest who abused boys in Boonville dies in prison, News Tribune [Jefferson City MO], (January 7, 2022)
Leaked church report accuses Pope Benedict of clerical abuse cover-up, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (January 5, 2022)
Priest removed from Fort Wayne church after inappropriate behavior spent time at St. Pius, By Marek Mazurek, South Bend Tribune [South Bend IN], (January 5, 2022)
Law firm to publish report on handling of abuse in Munich Archdiocese, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (January 4, 2022)
The enablers of child abuse in families and the Church, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 10, 2022)

January 11, 2022

Pope moves to reorganize Vatican doctrine office, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 10, 2022)
Top official leaves Vatican doctrine office, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (January 10, 2022)
CDF secretary’s departure beginning of dicastery shakeup, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 10, 2022)
Verdict in Indian bishop’s rape trial likely on Jan. 14, By UCA News reporter, Kochi, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 11, 2022)
Trial in nun rape case over, verdict likely on January 14, By Express News Service, New Indian Express [Chennai, India], (January 11, 2022)
Victorian Catholic diocese found vicariously liable for child sexual abuse in landmark ruling, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (January 4, 2022)
Church asks court to determine abuse victim’s sexuality and if relationship with priest “pleased” him, By Daniel Tilles, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (January 11, 2022)
Family of Alleged Priest Abuse Victim Sues Oakland Diocese, By Bay City News, KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (January 11, 2022)
‘I was scared’ — Women say they were beaten, mistreated by nuns at Parma children’s home in 1960s, By Jonathan Walsh, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (January 11, 2022)

January 12, 2022

Former priest admits to sex crimes, withdraws pleas after judge rejects sentencing agreement, By Aileen Wingblad, The Oakland Press [Troy MI], (January 11, 2022)
Woman uses new Colorado law to sue over alleged sex assault in 1977, By Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post, (January 7, 2022)
SNAP disputes assessment of Dallas charter at its 20th anniversary, By Mark Pattison, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 11, 2022)
Canadian bishop: Plans for healing, reconciliation campaign finalized soon, By Michael Swan, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 6, 2022)
The sex abuse scandal is not over. The hierarchal culture still needs transformation., By Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 12, 2022)
EU plans law requiring tech firms to do more to combat child abuse, Reuters [London, England], (January 8, 2022)
‘Spotlight’ On Clergy Sex Abuse 20 Years Later Shows Why Journalism Matters, By Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged [New York, NY], (January 11, 2022)
Is the Catholic Church Beginning to Address Abuse of Adults?, Awake Milwaukee [Milwaukee WI], (January 4, 2022)
J.C. AND OTHERS V. BELGIUM: THE DELICATE BALANCE OF STATE IMMUNITY AND HUMAN DIGNITY, By Ash Stanley-Ryan, Strasbourg Observers [Ghent, Belgium], (January 12, 2022)

January 13, 2022

Oversight panel to carry out church sex abuse reforms in Springfield Diocese, By Dusty Christensen, Daily Hampshire Gazette [Hampshire MA], (January 12, 2022)
Springfield Diocese names members of Implementation and Oversight Committee, iObserve (Diocese of Springfield MA], (January 12, 2022)
Children of Catholic Sexual Abuse Victim Allowed to Sue California Diocese After His Death, By Heather Bair, Newsweek [New York NY], (January 12, 2022)
Bishops of Portugal establish independent commission on abuse, By Lisa Zengarini, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (January 12, 2022)
Kin of dead sex abuse victim sue under new California law, By Brian Melley, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 11, 2022)
Verdict in Kerala nun rape case on Friday, key witness says it will be ‘victory over devil’, By Rickson Oommen Thiruvananthapuram, India Today [Uttar Pradesh, India], (January 13, 2022)
Kerala nun rape case: Timeline of case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal ahead of Friday verdict, By Rickson Oommen Thiruvananthapuram, India Today [Uttar Pradesh, India], (January 13, 2022)
Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge’s rejection of sentencing agreement, By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (January 12, 2022)
Point person on abuse in Bolivia says more must be done to tackle crisis, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 13, 2022)
Poland church asks court to verify if abuse victim is gay, By vanessa gera, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 13, 2022)

January 14, 2022

German canon lawyer: Wait for abuse report before casting blame, By Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 14, 2022)
Indian Bishop Is Acquitted on Charges of Raping a Nun, By Suhasini Raj, New York Times, (January 14, 2022)
Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun, By Ashok Sharma , Associated Press [New York NY], (January 14, 2022)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted in Kerala nun rape, verdict draws chorus of outrage, By Vishnu Varma, Indian Express [Noida, India], (January 14, 2022)
Pope needs to do more, says abuse prevention expert, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (January 13, 2022)
People throw stones only at a tree with fruits: Bishop Franco Mulakkal on acquittal, By Rickson Oommen Thiruvananthapuram, India Today [Uttar Pradesh, India], (January 14, 2022)
Catholic bishop accused of repeatedly raping nun is acquitted in India, By Arshad R. Zargar, CBS News [New York NY], (January 14, 2022)
Franco Mulakkal: Kerala court clears bishop in nun’s rape, BBC [London, England], (January 14, 2022)

January 15, 2022

Bishop Franco Mulakkal Acquitted In Rape Case, Smiles As He Leaves Court, By Sneha Mary Koshy, NDTV (New Delhi Television Ltd) [New Delhi, India], (January 14, 2022)
Catholic Bishop in India Cleared on Charges of Sexually Assaulting a Nun, By CNA Staff, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 14, 2022)
Victims seek definitive European ruling on Vatican immunity, By Nicole Winfield, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 13, 2022)
Spanish bishops meet with pope, vow to investigate sex abuse cases, By Junno Arocho Esteves, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 14, 2022)
Omaha priest charged with theft by deception in Sarpy County Court, By KETV Staff Report, KETV - ABC 7 [Omaha NE], (January 14, 2022)
Omaha priest, linked to sex abuse cases, facing more jail time for suspected thefts, By Joe Jordan, News Channel Nebraska [Omaha NE], (January 14, 2022)
Polish diocese apologizes for asking if abuse victim is gay, By Vanessa Gera, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 13, 2022)
Ireland to give adopted people their records to end ‘historic wrong’, By Reuters, Reuters [London, England], (January 12, 2022)
Irish adoptees to get right of access to birth certificates, BBC [London, England], (January 12, 2022)
Egyptian media owner detained after trafficking and sexual assault claims, By Edmund Bower, The Guardian [London, England], (January 13, 2022)
‘Egypt’s Jeffrey Epstein’, Mohamed Al-Amin, Arrested for Human Trafficking, By Riham Darwish, Albawaba [Amman, Jordan], (January 9, 2022)
‘Courage’ leads abuse victims as Tulare County pastor sentenced to prison, By Sheyanne N Romero, Visalia Times-Delta [Visalia CA], (January 11, 2022)
Former Central Valley pastor sentenced in child molestation case, By Justin Walker, KSEE24 and CBS47/yourcentralvalley.com [Fresno CA], (January 11, 2022)
Two Catholic universities among group sued over financial aid practices, By Tom Tracy, Crux [Denver CO], (January 14, 2022)
Ex-Indiana minister sentenced to ten years for child molestation, By Peter Blanchard, The Reporter Times [Martinsville, IN], (January 12, 2022)

January 16, 2022

Boy Scouts Executive Arrested on Sexual Battery, Molestation Charges: Police, By Thomas Kika, Newsweek [New York NY], (January 15, 2022)
Prince Andrew, accuser seek witnesses in sex abuse lawsuit, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 15, 2022)
Spanish bishops praise abuse report, but say more ‘rigor’ would be nice, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 15, 2022)
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI provided 82 pages of information for upcoming clerical abuse report, By KNA International, America [New York NY], (January 14, 2022)
Letter to the editor: Catholic Church’s continuing power gives reader pause, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 15, 2022)
Gonzaga’s Jesuits should pray for victims, not predator priests, By Joan Nockels Wilson, Anchorage Daily News [Anchorage AK], (January 15, 2022)
Tuam: Truth about mother and baby homes is ‘inextricably linked with the grave sites’, By Michael Murphy, The Irish Post [London, England], (January 16, 2022)
Haunting glimpse around abandoned Catholic college with a troublesome past, By Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo [Liverpool, England], (January 16, 2022)

January 17, 2022

Indonesia sees spike in sexual abuse of children, By Konradus EpaKonradus Epa and Katharina R. Lestari, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 17, 2022)
India: Bishop rape ruling raises questions about role of church, By Murali Krishnan, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (January 17, 2022)
Reporter Danae King strives to give a ‘voice to the voiceless,’ help people, By Danae King, Columbus Dispatch [Columbus OH], (January 16, 2022)

January 18, 2022

Catholic Church tried to argue that altar boy derived ‘pleasure’ from priest’s abuse, By Rhuaridh Marr , Metro Weekly [Washington DC], (January 17, 2022)
10 Things to Know about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 16, 2022)
Church needs to do more than provide financial compensation to victims of sexual abuse, By Brenda Coleman, Catherine M. Pead, and RJ McCabe, St. Catharines Standard [St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada], (January 17, 2022)
New Colorado Law Gives Sex Abuse Survivors New Option In Court, By Rick Sallinger, KCNC - CBS 4 [Denver CO], (January 17, 2022)
Portuguese abuse commission begins work investigating ‘deep pain and suffering’, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 18, 2022)

January 19, 2022

Former KC priest who was the subject of dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits has died, By Judy L Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (January 18, 2022)
NJ state probe is ‘impediment’ to McCarrick records release, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 14, 2022)
Polish diocese apologizes after suggestion altar server enjoyed rape, By Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 18, 2022)
Indian Church’s failures in handling sex abuse cases, By Raynah Braganza Passanha, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 17, 2022)
Concern over nun’s safety after Indian bishop’s rape acquittal, By Bijay Kumar Minj, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 17, 2022)
Bishop’s acquittal: Kerala court questions nun’s ‘conduct’, ignores change in law on rape, By Apurva Vishwanath, Indian Express [Noida, India], (January 16, 2022)
Irrespective of judgement, Bishop Franco will continue to be looked at with suspicion – Opinion, By Saira Shah Halim, India Today [Uttar Pradesh, India], (January 17, 2022)
It’s time to find out where religious life can go without patriarchy, By Linda Romey, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (January 18, 2022)
As past alleged misconduct with high school girl resurfaces, Brother Martin chaplain retires, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, Nola.com [New Orleans, LA], (January 18, 2022)
Group delivers whistleblower documents on clergy abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 19, 2022)
Diocese of Green Bay included in potential clergy abuse evidence brought forth, By Charlee Rubesky, WLUK - Fox 11 [Green Bay WI], (January 18, 2022)

January 20, 2022

Benedict Faulted for Handling of Abuse Cases When He Was an Archbishop, By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (January 20, 2022)

January 21, 2022

Benedict accused of ‘misconduct’ in Munich abuse report, By Madoc Cairns, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (January 20, 2022)
German clerical abuse survivors welcome criticism of former pope, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (January 20, 2022)
Ex-Pope Benedict criticised in Munich Church abuse report, By Madeline Chambers, Reuters [London, England], (January 20, 2022)
Probe Finds Ex-pope Benedict Failed to Act in German Abuse Cases, By Ralf Isermann with Femke Colborne, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (January 20, 2022)
Settlements alone are not enough, By Brenda Coleman, R.J. McCabe, and Catherine M. Pead, St. Catharines Standard [St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada], (January 18, 2022)
Power, lust and church: Mulakkal verdict brings focus back on sex abuse in convents despite ‘checks’, By Nidhi Suresh, News Laundry [New Delhi, India], (January 19, 2022)
Former pope Benedict accused of inaction over child sexual abuse cases, By Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian [London, England], (January 20, 2022)
Federal government calls on the Catholic Church to work through, Der Spiegel [Hamburg, Germany], (January 21, 2022)
Ex-Pope Benedict failed to act against abusive priests in Germany, report finds, By Claudio Lavanga and AK Pohlers, NBC News [New York NY], (January 20, 2022)
I’m pro-life. Here’s why I don’t attend the March for Life., By Kathleen Sprows Cummings, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 21, 2022)
Pope vows justice for abuse victims after Ratzinger faulted, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 21, 2022)
Conservatives defend ex pope after report but experts see legacy dented, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (January 21, 2022)
Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope, By Geir Moulson, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 21, 2022)

January 22, 2022

Diocese of Green Bay issues response to advocacy group claims of new clergy abuse evidence, By Natalie Eilbert, Green Bay Press Gazette [Green Bay WI], (January 21, 2022)
Green Bay Diocese responds to reports of new clergy abuse evidence, By WBAY news staff and Joshua Peguero, WBAY-TV [Green Bay WI], (January 21, 2022)
U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse, By Mike Householder and Larry Lage, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 19, 2022)
EXPLAINER: How will U. of Michigan assault settlement work?, By Ed White, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 20, 2022)
Church victims push to expand lawsuit window in Nebraska, By Grant Schulte, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 22, 2022)
Child sexual assault victim to state senators: ‘There remains no justice in my case’, By Andrew Ozaki, KETV - ABC 7 [Omaha NE], (January 22, 2022)
Probe Blames Pope Benedict XVI for Failures on Clerical Sex Abuse as Archbishop, By Francis X. Rocca and Bojan Pancevski, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (January 21, 2022)
Court upholds ruling against two ex-managers of Vatican bank, By Junno Arocho Esteves, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 21, 2022)
Mulakkal verdict leaves nuns more vulnerable to clergy sex abuse, By Virginia Saldanha, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (January 19, 2022)
Franco Mulakkal: Hundreds write to Kerala nun who lost rape case against bishop, By Geeta Pandey, BBC [London, England], (January 21, 2022)
Kerala nun who lost rape case against bishop deluged by letters of support, By Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian [London, England], (January 21, 2022)
New institute aims to help Church leaders battle sex abuse in Africa, By Ngala Killian Chimtom, Crux [Denver CO], (January 21, 2022)
New lawsuit accuses a former Mater Dei coach of raping a student in the 1980s, By Laura J. Nelson, Connor Sheets, Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, (January 20, 2022)
Mater Dei football, track coach raped female student in 1980s, lawsuit alleges, By Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register[Anaheim, CA], (January 20, 2022)
Abuse case names 2 priests; 1 sued for first time, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (January 22, 2022)
Singapore Catholic charged with sexual abuse of teenagers, By UCA News Reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 21, 2022)
Both wife, pastor arrested for false imprisonment of people found locked in basement, By Haley Garrett, WGXA [Macon, GA], (January 20, 2022)
Georgia pastor, wife charged with false imprisonment after people found in locked basement, By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News [New York NY], (January 21, 2022)
St. Clair County youth pastor charged with criminal sexual assault, By Dylan Goetz, Michigan Live [Flint, MI], (January 21, 2022)
UPDATE: Former The River church youth minister charged with six sex crimes Friday, By Laura Fitzgerald, Olean Times Herald [Olean NY], (January 21, 2022)
Alamogordo clergy sex abuse case moves forward, trial set for July 11, By Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News [Alamogordo NM], (January 21, 2022)
SNAP urges New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to quickly appoint an AG to conclude the state’s Catholic clergy abuse investigation, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (January 19, 2022)
In priest’s abuse trial, German archbishop says he mishandled situation, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 19, 2022)
Diana denuncia a sacerdote de Tabasco por acosarla sexualmente, By Armando Guzmán, Proceso [Mexico City, Mexico], (January 22, 2022)

January 23, 2022

Push for tougher sentences in Indonesia sex assault cases, By Aisyah Llewellyn, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (January 22, 2022)
Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say, By Rob Picheta, Claudia Otto and Nadine Schmidt, CNN [Atlanta GA], (January 20, 2022)
To tell the Catholic story this week, you need both Munich and Mustafa, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (January 23, 2022)
Indonesia jails ‘Catholic brother’ for molesting boys, By Katharina Reny Lestari, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 21, 2022)
Theologian on the Munich abuse report, By Doris Reisinger and , Deutschlandfunk - Deutschlandradio [Cologne, Germany], (January 23, 2022)
Women’s voices key to addressing clergy sexual abuse, By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (January 22, 2022)
Andrew Vachss, Children’s Champion in Court and Novels, Dies at 79, By Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, (January 16, 2022)
Experts accuse Pope Benedict XVI of misconduct in four cases of abuse, By Jens Schneider, Süddeutsche Zeitung [Munich, Bavaria, Germany], (January 20, 2022)
Chancellery reports hundreds of victims – and implicates Pope Benedict XVI, Der Spiegel [Hamburg, Germany], (January 20, 2022)
Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on Father McIlhon, By Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago IL, (January 22, 2022)
Munich Report – Section II – Summary of the Main Results, By Marion Westpfahl et al., Westpfahl Spilker Wastl [Munich, Germany], (January 20, 2022)
Munich Report – Section I – Mission and Objective of the Report, By Marion Westpfahl et al., Westpfahl Spilker Wastl [Munich, Germany], (January 20, 2022)
Munich Report – Table of Contents, By Marion Westpfahl et al., Westpfahl Spilker Wastl [Munich, Germany], (January 20, 2022)
Opinion: Pope Benedict’s defense is outrageous and tragic, By Christoph Strack, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (January 21, 2022)

January 24, 2022

The Irish Times view on clerical abuse: Benedict has questions to answer, By The Editorial Board, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (January 23, 2022)
Father Zollner: Retired pope should make personal statement on abuse report, By Catholic News Agency, Crux [Denver CO], (January 23, 2022)
B.C.-based First Nation may put names to unmarked graves with new residential school documents, By Olivia Stefanovich , CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (January 23, 2022)
Ex-pope Benedict admits giving ‘incorrect’ info to abuse inquiry, France 24 [Paris, France], (January 24, 2022)
Benedict Admits Being at Meeting About Priest Accused of Abuse, By Elisabetta Povoledo and Gaia Pianigiani, New York Times, (January 24, 2022)
The latest Catholic abuse report is different. And it’s also the same., Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale FL], (January 23, 2022)
Former pope was at meeting where pedophile priest discussed, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 24, 2022)
Benedict XVI confirms he attended disputed 1980 meeting in Munich, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 24, 2022)
German report accuses Benedict XVI of abuse coverup. What does it say?, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 20, 2022)
Benedict XVI admits ‘incorrect’ info given to abuse inquiry, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 24, 2022)

January 25, 2022

20 Years Later, an Occasion for Reparation and Rectification: Reflections on the Poisonous Sex-Abuse Scandal, By Father Roger Landry, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 25, 2022)
Pope Benedict Admits To Giving False Testimony In German Sex Abuse Case, By David Moye, HuffPost [New York NY], (January 24, 2022)
Former pope Benedict admits making false claim to child sexual abuse inquiry, By Angela Giuffrida, The Guardian [London, England], (January 24, 2022)
A closer look at Munich charges against former Pope [News Analysis], Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (January 24, 2022)
Rev Ivan Foster’s letter has taken away the tranquillity of some of us victims of abuse, News Letter [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (January 25, 2022)
Report that accuses Benedict XVI of omission in abuse cases has been treated with sensationalism, columnist says, The Oxford Spokesman [Oxford College, Emory University, Oxford GA], (January 24, 2022)
Catholic Diocese in Australia Found Vicariously Liable for Clerical Abuse, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 21, 2022)
Pope Benedict: I Did Know About Priest Who Molested 23 Boys, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (January 24, 2022)

January 26, 2022

Canada: Indigenous community finds 93 potential unmarked graves, By Al Jazeera Staff, Al Jazeera, (January 25, 2022)
Williams Lake First Nation announces 93 possible burial sites at former residential school, By Hanna Petersen, Prince George Citizen [Prince George, BC, CA], (January 25, 2022)
93 potential burial sites found near former B.C. residential school, By Bethany Lindsay and Bridgette Watson , CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (January 25, 2022)
Catholic group urges independent inquiry into church sex abuse, PremierChristianity.com [London, UK], (January 25, 2022)
The Catholic Church cannot be trusted to investigate child abuse. Mandatory reporting is now required, By Richard Scorer, PremierChristianity.com [London, UK], (January 24, 2022)
Sen. Lauren Arthur Files Legislation to Help Catch Predators and Achieve Justice for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, By Senator Lauren Arthur, Missouri Senate [Jefferson City, MO], (January 25, 2022)
Progress made on abuse, but much yet to be done, say experts, By Mark Pattison, CatholicPhilly.com - Archdiocese of Philadephia, (January 25, 2022)
Women’s voices key to addressing clergy sexual abuse, By Mark Pattison, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 22, 2022)
Indian nuns question Church’s silence in rape case, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 24, 2022)
Indian nuns decry church silence on rape case, ask where women can get help, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (January 25, 2022)
‘We were all children.’ What we know about allegations of sexual abuse of students at Mount St. Mary, By Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman [Oklahoma City OK], (January 25, 2022)
To tell the Catholic story this week, you need both Munich and Mustafa, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (January 23, 2022)
‘Behind Sacred Walls’ tells one man’s story of being raped by priests, By DavidTaffet, Dallas Voice [Dallas, TX], (January 21, 2022)
South Florida priest seeks forgiveness after fathering child, By Peter Burke, WPTV [West Palm Beach, FL], (January 25, 2022)
Mexican cardinals found guilty of trying to influence federal elections, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 25, 2022)
Legal Loophole in Canon Law Protects Pedophiles, By Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute [Partlow, VA], (January 24, 2022)
Vatican defends Benedict after report faults abuse record, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 26, 2022)
State drops charges against Father James Jackson, but he’s still being prosecuted. Here’s why:, By Joe Bukuras for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (January 25, 2022)
Prominent French priest, educator accused of sexual abuse, By Félicien Rondel , La Croix International [France], (January 26, 2022)
The dioceses of Lyon, Grenoble and Saint-Étienne shaken by a new case of pedophilia, By World Today News, World News Today [London, UK], (January 25, 2022)

January 27, 2022

Letter to editor: No sanctifying grace for some, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (January 27, 2022)
French Catholic Church Raises 20 Mn Euros For Sex Abuse Victims, By Agence France-Presse, Barron's [New York NY], (January 25, 2022)
Abuse charges against dead priest known as ‘Picasso of churches’, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (January 27, 2022)
Wichita priest won’t be charged with child sexual abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 26, 2022)
Church responds to no charges for Wichita priest, By Laura McMillan, KSNW-TV, NBC-3 [Wichita KS], (January 26, 2022)
The investigation involving a Catholic priest in Wichita has concluded. , By Office of the District Attorney of Sedgwick County, KS, Office of the District Attorney of Sedgwick County KS (18th Judicial District of Kansas), (January 26, 2022)
Vatican editorial defends Benedict XVI after release of abuse report, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (January 26, 2022)
Vatican Defends Benedict XVI Saying Don’t Look for ‘Scapegoats’, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 26, 2022)
The Munich report and Ratzinger’s fight against abuse, By Andrea Tornielli, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (January 26, 2022)
Opinion: A pope complicit in covering up sex crimes can bid moral authority goodbye, By David Von Drehle, Washington Post, (January 25, 2022)
Benedict’s ‘error’: What have we learned?, By Ed. Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 24, 2022)
Newark priest who taught throughout Greater Columbus accused of abuse of a minor in 1990s, By Danae King, Columbus Dispatch [Columbus OH], (January 27, 2022)
Columbus diocese places priest on administrative leave, Catholic Times [Diocese of Columbus OH], (January 25, 2022)

January 28, 2022

Your thoughts on accused clergy, By NCR Staff, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 28, 2022)
German archbishop pushes reform after criticism over abuse, By Geir Moulson, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 27, 2022)
Munich cardinal to remain in office, apologizes for role in abuse cases, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (January 27, 2022)
German Catholic Priest Detained in Child Abuse Case, By Reuters - Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Angus MacSwan, U.S. News & World Report [Washington DC], (January 27, 2022)

January 29, 2022

A Staten Island priest is charged with molesting a Philadelphia boy decades ago, By Mensah M. Dean, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (January 28, 2022)
Editorial: In penance for mishandled abuse cases, Benedict needs to give up ‘pope emeritus’, By NCR Editorial Staff, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 27, 2022)
For years, Cardinal Marx has been face of Catholic Church in Germany, By Anli Serfontein, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (January 27, 2022)
Fallout from Nassar case prompts experts to call for new leadership of US Olympic programs, By Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star [Indianapolis, IN], (January 28, 2022)
Spanish archdiocese releases annual sex abuse report, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 28, 2022)
Vatican selling London property at heart of fraud trial, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 28, 2022)
Spain’s government vows to investigate Catholic Church abuse, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (January 29, 2022)
Cardinals cite retired pope’s outreach to victims, action against abusers, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (January 28, 2022)
Netflix documentary ‘Procession’s’ life beyond the film, By Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 29, 2022)

January 30, 2022

Pope Benedict accused of mishandling sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads, By Molly Jackson, Religion and Ethics Editor, The Conversation, Rappler [Pasig, Manila, Philippines], (January 30, 2022)
Scandals rock my faith in church, not Catholicism, By David Quinn, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (January 30, 2022)
After bishop’s acquittal, India’s Catholics weigh jurisprudence, church progress against abuse, By Saji Thomas, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (January 29, 2022)
Catholic leaders exploring history, legacy of Oklahoma Catholic Indian boarding schools, By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman [Oklahoma City OK], (January 30, 2022)
Letter: Groundhog Day and the Catholic Church, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (January 30, 2022)
St. Joseph’s Orphanage survivors share their stories, WPTZ, NBC-5 [Plattsburgh NY and Burlington VT], (January 27, 2022)
New Monologue Series Shares Stories of Abuse at Former St. Joseph’s Orphanage, By Jordan Adams, Seven Days [Burlington VT], (January 27, 2022)
‘Listening session’ on Catholic boarding schools stirs emotions, By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman [Oklahoma City OK], (January 30, 2022)
For years, Cardinal Marx has been face of Catholic Church in Germany, By Anli Serfontein, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (January 30, 2022)
Baltimore archdiocese suspends Catholic priest over sexual abuse allegation dating back to 1970s, By Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (January 30, 2022)
Catholic priest in Baltimore removed from ministry pending investigation, Archdiocese of Baltimore MD, (January 29, 2022)
Facing trial, Brian Houston steps aside as global senior pastor of Hillsong, By Roxanne Stone, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (January 29, 2022)
Millions raised in N.L. church lottery could be used in Mount Cashel abuse settlement, By Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (January 29, 2022)
Bill would remove statute of limitations for child sex abuse lawsuits, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (January 25, 2022)

January 31, 2022

‘Sex abuse victims still facing pushback and resistance from church’, warns priest, By Sarah Mac Donald, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (January 31, 2022)
Is Francis laying the foundation for women to become recognized priests?, By Rev. Alexander Santora, Jersey Journal [Secaucus NJ], (January 30, 2022)
Italian bishops pondering national abuse inquiry, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (January 31, 2022)
A #MeToo Moment Shakes Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox, By Isabel Kershner, New York Times, (January 27, 2022)