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December 1, 2022

‘Keepers’ survivors file court motion to seek full release of Maryland AG report on Catholic Church abuse, By Jonathan M. Pitts and Lee O. Sanderlin, The Baltimore Sun, Star Beacon [Ashtabula OH], (November 30, 2022)
Additional case of clergy abuse confirmed against priest who served in three Berkshires communities, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (November 30, 2022)
Deadline looms for victims of child sex abuse by CA clergy members to step forward, By Tim Johns, KGO-TV, ABC-7 [San Francisco CA], (December 1, 2022)
New Map Illustrates Catholic Sexual Abuse in Indian Country, By Jenna Kunz, Native News Online [Grand Rapids, MI], (November 29, 2022)
Woman plans to sue Portland’s Catholic Diocese for failing to stop known abuser in 1960s, By Emily Allen, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (December 1, 2022)
Abusive priest list published, four in area named as ‘‘credibly accused’, By Sam Fristed, River Falls Journal [Cannon Falls MN], (November 30, 2022)
Victim loses High Court battle to establish whether paedophile priest was informer, By Alan Erwin, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (December 1, 2022)
Polish church seeks victims of deceased paedophile priest to offer support, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (November 30, 2022)

December 2, 2022

More people distancing themselves from Catholic Church in Belgium, Brussels Times [Brussels, Belgium], (November 30, 2022)
‘I finally found my voice’ | Scarborough woman sues Portland’s Catholic diocese, By Vivien Leigh, WCSH - NBC News Center Maine [Portland ME], (December 1, 2022)
14 Northern California clergy, religious linked for first time to Catholic sex abuse scandal, By Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (December 1, 2022)
It’s right to acknowledge how church was a force for good, Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (December 2, 2022)
Scarborough woman sues Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland claiming child sex abuse, By Jim Keithley, WMTW-TV, ABC-8 [Portland ME], (December 1, 2022)
Conjectures of a former bystander, By Massimo Faggioli, La Croix International [France], (December 1, 2022)

December 3, 2022

Legal window closes this month for survivors of clergy child sex abuse, KEYT-TV [Santa Barbara CA], (December 2, 2022)
‘Paus Johannes Paulus II verdoezelde misbruik door priesters’, Nieuwsuur, NOS and NTR [Hilversum, Netherlands], (December 2, 2022)
Santa Rosa Bishop Announces Bankruptcy Plans as Diocese Hit with Wave of Sex Abuse Claim, By Alyssa Goard and Michael Bott , KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (December 2, 2022)
California diocese to join growing list of US Catholic bankruptcies, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (December 3, 2022)
Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese to declare bankruptcy in advance of clergy abuse trials, By Mary Callahan, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (December 2, 2022)
Maine woman alleges she was abused by a Roman Catholic priest nearly 60 years ago, By Carol Bousquet, Maine Public Radio [Lewiston ME], (December 1, 2022)
‘Keepers’ survivors expand arguments on why Maryland AG report into Catholic clergy sexual abuse should be public, By Lee O. Sanderlin, The Baltimore Sun, Union-Bulletin [Walla Walla WA], (December 3, 2022)

December 4, 2022

Abused siblings told they can sue Sisters of Nazareth Catholic order, By Kevin Scott, STV [Glasgow, Scotland], (November 25, 2022)
SBC president blasts idea of Johnny Hunt’s ‘restoration’ to ministry, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (December 1, 2022)
A Statement on Johnny Hunt’s “Restoration”, By Bart Barber, President, Southern Baptist Convention, Praisegod Barebones, (November 30, 2022)
More clergy accused of child sexual abuse in California as important deadline nears, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 2, 2022)
Kansas lawmaker plans to reintroduce bill removing childhood sexual abuse lawsuit limits, By Rachel Mipro, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (November 30, 2022)
Ex-seminarian accuses New Orleans archbishop of harassment in decades-long dispute, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (December 2, 2022)
Will AG’s settlement change how Buffalo Diocese handles allegations? Some are skeptical., By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (December 4, 2022)
Camden Diocese, clergy sex abuse survivors nearing settlement, By Antionette Lee, KYW News Radio, 1060AM and 103.9FM [Philadelphia PA], (December 2, 2022)

December 5, 2022

Why I find pope’s ideas on women priests disturbing, By Virginia Saldanha, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (December 5, 2022)
Bishop of Santa Rosa Diocese says ‘perfect justice’ not possible in clergy abuse cases, By Madison Smalstig, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (December 4, 2022)
Pope reveals meeting Irish abuse survivors was ‘one of the most heated situations’, By Lisa ODonnell, Extra.ie [Dublin, Ireland], (December 4, 2022)
Rozanski’s call: St. Louis archbishop to decide fate of dozens of Catholic parishes, By Jesse Bogan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (December 4, 2022)
Baltimore judge seals case as court weighs release of Catholic church sex abuse report, By Tim Prudente, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (December 5, 2022)

December 6, 2022

What have we learned about Matt Chandler’s sin and restoration? Not much, By Rick Pidcock, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (December 5, 2022)
Just a Few Days Left for Thousands of California Sexual Abuse Victims to Act, By Adam Horowitz, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (December 5, 2022)
Group calls on Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul to escalate clergy sex abuse investigation, By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), (December 5, 2022)
Head of Cologne abuse investigation commission resigns, By Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (December 6, 2022)
Deux évêques visés par des nouvelles allégations d’agressions sexuelles, By Émilie Bilodeau , La Presse [Montreal, Quebec, Canada], (December 1, 2022)
Proceedings related to report on clergy abuse in Baltimore archdiocese remains private, By David Collins, WBAL-TV, NBC-11 [Baltimore MD], (December 6, 2022)
Proceedings Sealed in Efforts to Block Attorney General Report in Maryland, SNAP Responds, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 5, 2022)
Jesuit artist Father Rupnik’s ministry restricted following reports of abuse allegations, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 5, 2022)
Prominent Jesuit priest and artist disciplined after abuse allegations, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (December 5, 2022)
L’évêque du diocèse de Baie-Comeau fait face à des allégations d’agressions sexuelles, By André Normandeau, Le Journal de Québec [Quebec City, Quebec, Canada], (December 2, 2022)
Deux évêques dénoncés pour agressions sexuelles, By Isabelle Mathieu , Le Nouvelliste [Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada], (December 1, 2022)
Md. judge seals proceedings around Catholic clergy sexual abuse report, By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (December 6, 2022)

December 7, 2022

Baltimore seals documents related to clerical sexual abuse report, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 6, 2022)
Cologne clerical abuse case opens door to compensation landslide, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (December 6, 2022)
Vasa: Chapter 11 will allow for evaluating claims ‘as fairly as possible’, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 6, 2022)
Jesuit artist has ministry cut; Vatican doesn’t prosecute, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 6, 2022)
Prominent Jesuit artist is Catholicism’s latest icon to fall from grace, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (December 6, 2022)
Rupnik scandal is new piece of Vatican mosaic on abuse cases, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 6, 2022)
Seeing ‘red flags’ – Is there transparency for troubled religious orders?, By Michelle La Rosa, The Pillar [Washington DC], (November 29, 2022)
Two Quebec bishops named in abuse lawsuit, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (December 1, 2022)

December 8, 2022

Advocates, abuse survivors call for Baltimore Archbishop William Lori’s resignation, By Lisa Robinson, WBAL-TV, NBC-11 [Baltimore MD], (December 7, 2022)
New tribunal will deal with misconducts in French Roman Catholic Church, CNE (Christian Network Europe) [The Netherlands], (December 8, 2022)
Bishops Blasted for Hiding Assets the Same Way they Hide Offenders, By Mike Finnegan, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (December 6, 2022)
SNAP Calls For Transparency at Franciscan University Steubenville, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 7, 2022)
Survivors of clergy sex abuse want AG report against archdiocese made public, By Jeff Hager, WMAR - ABC 2 [Baltimore MD], (December 7, 2022)
Worcester only diocese in Mass. not to release list of priests credibly accused of sex abuse, By Kiernan Dunlop, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (December 7, 2022)
Catholic church paid Maryland lobbyists more than $200K to help limit, prevent abuse lawsuits, By Lee O. Sanderlin , Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (December 8, 2022)
Madison Diocese brother charged with felonies for alleged sexual abuse of 17-year-old girl, By Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal [Madison WI], (December 6, 2022)

December 9, 2022

Franciscan University responds to SNAP concerns over Father Morrier student sex abuse case, By Karen Compton, WTRF-TV [Wheeling WV], (December 8, 2022)
Jesuit priests demand transparency in abuse case against Vatican artist, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 7, 2022)
Maine Catholic church faces mounting lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse, By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News [Bangor ME], (December 8, 2022)
Three new lawsuits filed against the Catholic Diocese of Portland, By Jim Keithley, WMTW-TV, ABC-8 [Portland ME], (December 8, 2022)
Old sex-abuse claims bankrupt a Bay Area Catholic diocese. Will others follow?, By John Woolfolk, Lake County Record-Bee [Lakeport CA], (December 8, 2022)
Seattle Archdiocese pays $2.3 million to settle five claims of sexual abuse, By Lauren Girgis, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (December 9, 2022)
Crisis of confidence over cardinal shakes Cologne Catholics, By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 9, 2022)
Op/Ed: Priest convicted of pedophilia avoids prison. Will there be clerical consequences?, By Lynn Starkey, Indianapolis Star [Indianapolis, IN], (December 9, 2022)
Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik, By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 8, 2022)
‘I’ve needed this!’ — Child abuse victims start to see payment after brutal existence at Parmadale, By Jonathan Walsh, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (December 8, 2022)

December 10, 2022

Baltimore abuse survivors file request to make abuse report public, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 8, 2022)
Catholic Diocese of Superior releases its abusive clergy list, Baldwin Bulletin [Baldwin, WI], (December 9, 2022)
Lawsuits mounting against the Catholic Diocese of Portland, By Vivien Leigh, WCSH - NBC News Center Maine [Portland ME], (December 9, 2022)
New allegations of sexual abuse against a Servite High School priest surface in court, By The Bharat Express News, The Bharat Express [Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India], (December 9, 2022)
After visitation, what’s next for Stika and Knoxville? And how long could it take?, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 7, 2022)
Was a beloved Bay Area priest also a pedophile? Survivor hopes lawsuit will spark change, By Joshua Sharpe, San Francisco Chronicle [San Francisco CA], (December 9, 2022)
French bishops set up national church court, recommended by abuse report, By Catholic News Service, Detroit Catholic [Archdiocese of Detroit MI], (December 9, 2022)
TOO BIG TO FAIL – “RUPNIK ABUSE OF ME”, Silere Non Possum [Italy], (December 10, 2022)
Who is Father Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit priest and artist accused of abuse?, By CNA Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 7, 2022)
Pope’s cardinal advisers discuss Church’s efforts to prevent abuse, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 7, 2022)
Prominent North Carolina Church Embroiled in Controversy Following Alleged Abuse & 3 Investigations, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 8, 2022)
Senior Indian clergy face charge in sex assault case, By Michael Gonsalves for UCA News, Preda Foundation, (December 5, 2022)
Arthur Baselice Jr.’s Story, By By Karim Sharif, MSW & CHILD USA’s Social Work Intern, who collaborated with Art Baselice Jr. to write this story and honor the memory of his son, Art Baselice III. , CHILD USA [Philadelphia PA], (December 7, 2022)
2 plead to misdemeanors in Missouri boarding school case, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 9, 2022)

December 11, 2022

Chicago priest Michael Pfleger cleared of abuse charges, reinstated to St. Sabina, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (December 10, 2022)
Rev. Michael Pfleger reinstated at St. Sabina after review board clears him of latest sex abuse allegation, By Mitchell Armentrout and Zack Miller, Chicago Sun-Times, (December 10, 2022)
The Father Rupnik Case: How Transparent Have the Jesuits and the Vatican Been About These Abuse Allegations?, By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 10, 2022)
Jesuit artist Father Rupnik has been practising ministry despite Vatican restrictions, By Mark Lambert, Catholic Herald [London, England], (December 6, 2022)
Church officials clear Chicago priest Pfleger of abuse claim, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 11, 2022)
Former Iowa youth pastor accused of sexual abuse, supplying alcohol to teens, By Kelly Maricle, KLJB, Fox-18 (ourquadcities.com) [Davenport IA], (December 9, 2022)

December 12, 2022

“Tak powstają święci” według o. Tadeusza Rydzyka, By Ks. Adam Świeżyński, Więź [Warsaw, Poland], (December 6, 2022)
Why is the Catholic Church still investigating itself?, By Francis Sullivan, La Croix International [France], (December 12, 2022)
Abuse “whistleblower” says “forgiveness” is often a pretext to silence victims, By Xavier Léger, La Croix International [France], (December 9, 2022)
California and Confession. 1. A Catholic Victory—Which Did Not Solve All Problems, By Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter - Center for Studies on New Religions [Torino, Italy], (December 12, 2022)
Jesuits unlikely to be prosecuted over sexual abuse of Limerick students, By David Raleigh, Limerick Post [Limerick, Ireland], (December 10, 2022)
Study of moral injury measures ‘added weight’ of clergy sexual abuse and its concealment, By Katie Collins Scott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 12, 2022)
Versäumnisse bei Missbrauch: Betroffenenbeirat zeigt Bischof Bode an, Katholisch.de [Bonn, Germany], (December 12, 2022)
German bishop must face Vatican investigation, abuse council demands, By AC Wimmer, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 12, 2022)
Lawsuit Deadline for Older California Childhood Sex Abuse Cases is December 31, 2022, Los Angeles Legal Examiner - Saunders & Walker [Pinellas Park FL], (December 12, 2022)
Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Have Until December 31 to File a Lawsuit, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (December 12, 2022)
The Aftermath, By Sukanya Mitra, Boston University [Boston MA], (December 12, 2022)
Bishop McManus: Sex abuse allegations against priest are credible, By Mike Elfland, Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (December 12, 2022)
Maryland state senator signals support for bill Catholic church lobbied against, giving hope to childhood abuse survivors, By Lee O. Sanderlin and Hannah Gaskill, Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (December 12, 2022)
Former Catholic priest convicted in 1985 sex assault in Loudoun, By Tom Jackman, Washington Post, (December 12, 2022)
Former Catholic priest convicted of child sex abuse that happened in Virginia in 1985, By Alanea Cremen, WUSA9 [Washington, DC], (December 12, 2022)
Attorney General Miyares Announces Guilty Plea in Loudoun Clergy Sexual Assault Case, Attorney General of Commonwealth of Virginia, (December 12, 2022)
More sex abuse lawsuits filed against Catholic Diocese of Portland, bringing total to 11, By Vivien Leigh, WCSH - NBC News Center Maine [Portland ME], (December 12, 2022)

December 13, 2022

Pastors guilty of sexual abuse should never be restored to ministry, By Beth Allison Barr, Professor of History, PremierChristianity.com [London, UK], (December 9, 2022)
Claim of sexual abuse of minor against Father Alan J. Martineau ‘credible,’ says Bishop McManus, By Tom Matthews, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (December 12, 2022)
Rochester Church of Latter-day Saints member speaks out on church’s abuse issues, By Mark Wasson, Rochester Post Bulletin [Rochester MN], (December 13, 2022)
‘Mishandling and delays’ of Montreal archdiocese abuse complaints: ombudsperson, By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (December 12, 2022)
Fr. Martineau on Leave for Credible Allegation of Abuse of a Minor, Diocese of Worcester [Worcester MA], (December 12, 2022)
Over 300 abuse allegations to date against Spiritan priests, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (December 13, 2022)

December 14, 2022

Surviving Hillcrest, By Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, The Christian Century [Chicago IL], (December 13, 2022)
Investigation Finds Author, Pastor Dane Ortlund Likely Retaliated Against Church Employee, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 13, 2022)
The unsung committee shaping the USCCB, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 13, 2022)
German bishops’ VP faces ‘Vos estis’ complaint over abuse cases, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 12, 2022)
Cardinal Ouellet announces lawsuit against woman who claimed assault, By Cindy Wooden for Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 13, 2022)
Former Virginia priest convicted of 1985 sex assault on teen, By AP News staff, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 12, 2022)
Diocese of Worcester Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, By Tom Marino, This Week in Worcester [Worcester, MA], (December 13, 2022)
SNAP to share its list of those publicly accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Oakland, By Dan McNevin, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 12, 2022)
Advocates Demand Oakland Bishop Add 100+ Priests to List of Alleged Abusers, By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott and Mark Villarreal, NBC News [San Francisco, CA], (December 13, 2022)
Letter to Bishop Michael Barber-Diocese of Oakland-SNAP has identified 227 publicly accused perpetrators, By Dan McNevin, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 13, 2022)
Officials at Archdiocese of Montreal meddled in abuse investigations, ombudsman says, By Leah Hendry, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (December 12, 2022)

December 15, 2022

Jesuits admit artist excommunicated before new abuse claims, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 14, 2022)
Jesuit superior says that Fr. Marko Rupnik was excommunicated in 2019, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 14, 2022)
B.C. woman settles lawsuit over alleged childhood sexual abuse by Catholic priest during confession, By Bethany Lindsay, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (December 15, 2022)
Closing of Jesuit abuse case left victims feeling betrayed, expert says, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (December 14, 2022)

December 16, 2022

NY GOV. AND AG DOWNPLAY SEXUAL ABUSE, By Bill Donohue, Catholic League [New York NY], (December 15, 2022)
Catholic church settles lawsuit around historical sex abuse of 10-year-old B.C. girl, By Karl Yu, North Island Gazette [Fort Hardy, British Columbia, Canada], (December 15, 2022)
Jesuit case underscores secrecy, leniency for abuse of women, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 15, 2022)
Cardinal Ouellet sues for defamation over accusations of sexual assault, By Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 13, 2022)
Glasgow priest Neil McGarrity who touched girls ‘stunned’ by sex assault charges, By Connor Gordon, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (December 16, 2022)
The complex case of Fr Marko Rupnik, explained, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 15, 2022)

December 17, 2022

French Church sets up new national court for canonical crimes, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (December 16, 2022)
Debate on investigation John Paul II, CNE (Christian Network Europe) [The Netherlands], (December 16, 2022)
Alleged Abuse by Catholic Priest Haunting, 50 Years Later, By Linda Harris, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register [Wheeling WV], (December 17, 2022)
Cardinal sues for defamation over accusations of sexual assault, By Cyprien Viet, Aleteia [Paris, France], (December 14, 2022)
Citing pressure on archbishop, Montreal abuse commission co-chair resigns, By Francois Gloutnay, Catholic News Service, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (December 16, 2022)
Ex-seminary professor accused of sexual abuse by student sues SBC for defamation, By Leah MarieAnn Klett, The Christian Post, (December 17, 2022)
Catholic priest, accuser agree to drop dueling lawsuits involving New Orleans church, By Stephanie Riegel, Nola.com [New Orleans, LA], (December 17, 2022)
Jesuit artist was excommunicated before latest abuse report, superior says, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 15, 2022)
Transparency and the mystery of Ven. Fulton Sheen’s postponed beatification, By Michael R. Heinlein, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 14, 2022)
New priest named in latest clerical abuse report, B. C. Catholic [Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia], (December 14, 2022)
Melbourne priest stood down over historical child sex abuse claim, By Marta Pascual Juanola, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (December 14, 2022)

December 18, 2022

Catholic Church buys $2.4M Seattle house as finances peak, parishes close, By Rebecca Moss, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (December 17, 2022)
University Publishes New Study On Abuse In The Diocese Of Trier, By David Sadler, Globe Echo [London, England], (December 16, 2022)
Vatican admits “dysfunctions” in handling sex abuse cases, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [France], (December 15, 2022)
Sentencing date postponed for former priest convicted of child rape, By Aileen Wingblad, The Oakland Press [Troy MI], (December 16, 2022)
Santa Rosa priest is lone accused diocesan official still serving as clergyman, By Mary Callahan, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (December 16, 2022)

December 19, 2022

The Father Rupnik Case: A Timeline, By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 18, 2022)
Frank Houston was a ‘serial paedophile’ and extent of his crimes may never be known, court hears, By Australian Associated Press, The Guardian [London, England], (December 18, 2022)
Jesuits ask victims to come forward in artist abuse case, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 18, 2022)
Archbishop: ‘We are sorry for not keeping children safe’, By Janelle de Souza, Newsday [Trinidad and Tobago], (December 18, 2022)
Victims’ lawyers try to make sense of Bishop Hubbard’s request to be laicized, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 19, 2022)
Lawyers seek Catholic abuse survivors as Maryland lawmakers consider statute of limitations bill, By Lee O. Sanderlin , Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (December 19, 2022)

December 20, 2022

Pastor in New Zealand Loses Battle to Keep Sex Offenses Secret, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 19, 2022)
Catholic Church in Maryland concedes to some reforms about priest abuse, By Tim Prudente and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (December 19, 2022)
‘Descent into Hell’: An alleged Rupnik victim speaks out, By Diane Montagna, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 19, 2022)
Vatican investigator says claims of Jesuit abuse true, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 19, 2022)
Maryland Catholic Conference to support bill eliminating statue of limitations, WJZ-TV - CBS 2 [Baltimore MD], (December 20, 2022)
Tensions rise over Santa Rosa Diocese’s plan to seek bankruptcy protection, By Mary Callahan, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (December 19, 2022)
Retired bishop of French Guiana convicted of abuse, banned from ministry, By Héloïse de Neuville, La Croix International [France], (December 20, 2022)
Former Christian brother jailed for five years for indecently assaulting five boys, By Claire Henry, Dublin People [Dublin, Ireland], (December 20, 2022)
Woman says Nanaimo priest who abused her in 1970s may have more victims, By Louise Dickson, Vancouver Is Awesome [Vancouver BC, Canada], (December 20, 2022)

December 21, 2022

Brian Houston believes he did the ‘right thing’ not going to police after father admitted molesting boy, By Australian Associated Press, The Guardian [London, England], (December 20, 2022)
Italy: Parliamentary inquest eyed for missing ‘Vatican Girl’, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 20, 2022)
Catholics need a restorative justice approach to the church’s sexual abuse crisis, By Daniel Philpott, American Magazine [New York, NY], (December 20, 2022)
Archbishop Lori, in Sun op-ed: Archdiocese changed handling of abuse allegations 3 decades, By Catholic Review staff, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (December 20, 2022)
Worcester woman sues ex-official, diocese over coerced sex allegations, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (December 21, 2022)
SNAP Has Deep Concerns About Jesuit Priest In Executive Role At Fairfield University, By Gail Howard, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 20, 2022)
Former bishop of French Guyana guilty of sex abuse, Vatican court says, By Kevin J Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 20, 2022)
Vatican’s handling of Jesuit priest shows new dimensions of never-ending abuse crisis, By Massimo Faggioli, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 21, 2022)
Lame Deer pastor charged with sexual abuse of children, By MTN News, KTVQ [Billings, MT], (December 21, 2022)
Father Rupnik Case Riddled With Glaring Lapses in Judgment, By Father Raymond J. de Souza , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 20, 2022)
Rupnik case: Jesuits invite anyone who has suffered abuse to contact them, General Curia of the Society of Jesus [Rome, Italy], (December 18, 2022)
Group of clergy abuse survivors says potential legislation won’t help past victims, By Chris Berinato, WBFF - Fox 45 [Baltimore MD], (December 20, 2022)
Peel police charge retired Catholic priest in connection with sexual assault, By The Canadian Press, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (December 17, 2022)

December 22, 2022

Pope denounces psychological abuse as Jesuit case rocks Church, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (December 22, 2022)
20-year church abuse probe ends with monsignor’s quiet plea, By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 21, 2022)
Two more alleged victims of sexual assault at Bangor church, school step forward, By Caroline LeCour and Lorraine Muir, WCSH - NBC News Center Maine [Portland ME], (December 21, 2022)
SNAP Has Deep Concerns About Jesuit Priest In Executive Role At Fairfield University, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 20, 2022)
Group questions Fairfield University’s choice to hire priest accused of inappropriate behavior, By Daniel Tepfer, Connecticut Post [Bridgeport CT], (December 22, 2022)
The Fr. Rupnik case: What is wrong with these people?, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 22, 2022)
‘Despicable’: Slovene bishops condemn Jesuit artist’s abuse, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 22, 2022)

December 23, 2022

Canonical complaint filed against senior German bishop, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (December 22, 2022)
2 more lawsuits allege abuse by priest, nun in Maine, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 21, 2022)
Father Rupnik ‘egocentric and violent,’ a sister from his former community alleges, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 22, 2022)
Baltimore judge orders proceedings to remain secret around Catholic clergy abuse report, By Tim Prudente and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (December 22, 2022)
Judge seals proceedings surrounding release of clergy sex abuse report, By Sinéad Hawkins, WBFF - Fox 45 [Baltimore MD], (December 22, 2022)
Handling of three ‘problem priests’ exposes gap in Church policy, By John L. Allen Jr, Crux Now, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (December 23, 2022)
Pope warns Vatican staff an ‘elegant demon’ lurks among them, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 22, 2022)
Guest Editorial: Pastoral resolution, By Lea Karen Kivi, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (December 22, 2022)
Pope’s vicar for Rome seeks full truth about Jesuit abuse, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 23, 2022)
Sex-abuse video victimizes child long after abuser is gone, By Michael Rezendes and Helen Wieffering, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 23, 2022)
28 Republicans vote against bill to protect child sex abuse victims, By Daniel Villarreal, New Civil Rights Movement, Raw Story [Washington, DC], (December 22, 2022)
Nazareth House survivor of sexual and physical abuse awarded £75,000 in legal claim, Solicitors Journal [Cambridge, England], (December 22, 2022)

December 24, 2022

What does it mean to be laicized, defrocked, or dismissed from the clerical state?, By CNA staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 22, 2022)
Ministry Offers Hope in Darkness of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children, By Sylvia St. Cyr, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 21, 2022)
Wausau priest convicted of molestation faces new charges, By Shereen Siewert, Wausau Pilot [Wausau, WI], (December 22, 2022)
Full List of Texas Pastors Charged With Abusing Children This Year, By Giulia Carbonaro , Newsweek [New York NY], (December 9, 2022)
Australian Megachurch Founder with AOG Ties Found Guilty of Indecent Assault, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 21, 2022)
Pope Francis warns Vatican officials against believing church no longer needs conversion, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 22, 2022)
Cardinal says Rome diocese learned ‘recently’ of Fr. Rupnik accusations, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (December 24, 2022)
Rupnik remains consultor at key Vatican departments despite excommunication, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 22, 2022)
28 Republicans vote against bill to protect child sex abuse victims, By Daniel Villarreal, New Civil Rights Movement, Raw Story [Washington, DC], (December 22, 2022)

December 25, 2022

Rupnik mosaics stand in US chapels, amid priest artist abuse scandal, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 22, 2022)
Retired bishop of French Guiana found guilty of sex abuse, By Edgar Beltrán, The Pillar [Washington DC], (December 23, 2022)
Brooks, Moore vote against bill to protect victims of child sexual abuse, By John H. Glenn, Alabama Political Reporter [Montgomery AL], (December 23, 2022)
Alleged Rupnik Victim Pens Open Letter to Jesuits, Vatican, By Diane Montagna, The Remnant [Forest Lake MN], (December 22, 2022)

December 26, 2022

One Final Twist in the Rev. Louis Gigante’s Colorful Life: A Son, By Michael Wilson, New York Times, (December 26, 2022)
Former Grimsby priest jailed for sexually assaulting boys, BBC [London, England], (December 23, 2022)
Seattle archbishop’s new residence is an insult to the Catholic community, By Clark Kimerer, Colleen Kinerk and Terrence A. Carroll, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (December 26, 2022)
Terry Hall, a Face of Britain’s Ska Revival, Is Dead at 63, By Alex Williams, New York Times, (December 25, 2022)
2022 saw opposition to Pope Francis, plus intellectual and ecclesial shifts, By Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 26, 2022)

December 27, 2022

Trinidad private school teacher accused of abusing students, KRDO [Colorado Springs CO], (December 26, 2022)
Master Builders, By Paul Baumann, Commonweal [New York NY], (December 26, 2022)
As Dallas charter turns 20, abuse has become issue for much of society, By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (December 26, 2022)
Statement about Fr. Rupnik from the Diocese of Rome raises more questions, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 23, 2022)
Falsehoods, Persecution, and Forgiveness, By Filip Mazurczak, European Conservative [Budapest, Hungary], (December 22, 2022)
Rupnik’s victim, a former religious sister, speaks out, By Federica Tourn, Il Sismografo [Rome, Italy], (December 20, 2022)
Why Italy’s Catholic Church Still Won’t Face Its Own Sex Abuse Scandal, By Francesco Peloso, World Crunch [Paris, France], (December 27, 2022)

December 28, 2022

Paedophilia in the Catholic Church: Investigation into a €10,000 rape in Congo, By Mathieu Olivier, The Africa Report [Paris, France], (December 28, 2022)
Former Pope Benedict is ‘very sick’, Pope Francis says, By Delia Gallagher and Rob Picheta, CNN [Atlanta GA], (December 28, 2022)
Archdiocese far from transparent on sexual abuse, By David Anthony Lorenz, Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (December 28, 2022)
Women sexually abused by ICU nurse sue Colorado hospital, By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 21, 2022)

December 29, 2022

Benedict XVI’s health ‘serious’ but ‘stable,’ Vatican says, By Chico Harlan, Washington Post, (December 29, 2022)
Survivors of priest abuse OK settlement from Archdiocese, By Colleen Heild, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (December 28, 2022)
New report on clergy abuse during John Paul II’s tenure in Poland sparks intense debate, By Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 29, 2022)
Paedo priest who abused vulnerable boys for 20 years avoids jail after breaching court order, By Paul Higgins, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (December 29, 2022)
The National Survey of Priests suggests a deep crisis in Catholic theology, By Msgr. Thomas G. Guarino, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 28, 2022)
Only affection and respect for accused priest, By Cathy McKinney, Vancouver Island Free Daily [Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada], (December 28, 2022)
Priests on Screen in Multi-Ethnic America, By Philip Jenkins, Patheos [Englewood CO], (December 29, 2022)
The Rupnik affair is a microcosm of Church’s leadership crisis, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (December 28, 2022)

December 30, 2022

Catholic Jesuit order hit by priest abuse scandal, By Clément Melki, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (December 29, 2022)
Judge OKs Archdiocese of Santa Fe settlement of $121 million in clergy abuse cases, By Phaedra Haywood, Santa Fe New Mexican, (December 30, 2022)
N.M. attorney general announces report on priest abuse, potential prosecution, By Daniel J. Chacón, Santa Fe New Mexican, (December 30, 2022)
Ex-Pope Benedict’s failing health presents difficult decisions for Vatican, By Antoinette Radford and David Ghiglione, BBC [London, England], (December 29, 2022)
Rituals for Benedict’s passing could be template for future ex popes, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (December 30, 2022)
Pope Emeritus rested well overnight, health situation stable, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (December 30, 2022)
Residents Fight New Housing for Registered Sex Offenders in South Carolina, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 29, 2022)

December 31, 2022

Pope Benedict XVI Dies, By Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (December 30, 2022)
Benedict XVI, First Modern Pope to Resign, Dies at 95, By Ian Fisher and Rachel Donadio, New York Times, (December 31, 2022)
Benedict XVI—Priest, Prefect, Pope, Rest In Peace, By Edward Pentin and Joan Frawley Desmond , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 31, 2022)
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who resigned the papacy, dies at 95, By Anthony Faiola, Michelle Boorstein, and Jacqueline L. Salmon , Washington Post, (December 31, 2022)
Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 31, 2022)