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February 1, 2022

Archdiocese: Priest suspended during sex abuse investigation, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 31, 2022)
Maine diocese finds sexual abuse allegations against 2 priests are credible, By lia russell, Bangor Daily News [Bangor ME], (January 31, 2022)
Former Priest Charged with Recording Boy in Target Bathroom Dies, KDKA-TV, Ch. 2 [Pittsburgh PA], (January 31, 2022)

February 2, 2022

Is Bishop Accountability Working for the Catholic Church?, By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 1, 2022)
Commentary: The lesson for Catholic bishops from Benedict report — apologize, apologize, apologize, By Thomas Reese, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (February 1, 2022)
New Zealand’s Catholic church admits 14% of clergy have been accused of abuse since 1950, By Eva Corlett, The Guardian [London, England], (February 1, 2022)
New Zealand abuse report implicates 14 percent of Catholic clergy who served since 1950, By Junno Arocho Esteves, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 1, 2022)
Spain: Clergy abuse victims hopeful at signs to end impunity, By AritzParra, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2022)
Spain’s legislature to launch clerical abuse investigation, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (February 2, 2022)
Diocese substantiates abuse allegations against 2 priests, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2022)
Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College principal gives parents two-week extension to sign enrolment contract, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (February 2, 2022)
Survivors Offer Their Take on Church Changes Regarding Abuse of Adults, By Erin O'Donnell, Awake Milwaukee [Milwaukee WI], (January 11, 2022)
Bill would remove statute of limitations for child sex abuse lawsuits, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (January 25, 2022)

February 3, 2022

Indian women want Catholic leaders to ‘walk the talk’, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (February 3, 2022)
Priest sex attack on parishioner during Christmas Day visit to his Scots home, By Alan McEwen, Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], (February 1, 2022)
Political push to probe child abuse in Spain church, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (February 1, 2022)
Authors reckon with the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse, By Kendra Hanna, KUOW-FM [Seattle WA], (February 2, 2022)

February 4, 2022

Archdiocese: Priest suspended during sex abuse investigation, By Associated Press, Crux [Denver CO], (February 1, 2022)
Smithfield priest on leave after sexual-assault allegation, By Tom Mooney, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 3, 2022)
Smithfield priest accused of sexual abuse placed on administrative leave, By Sarah Doiron, WPRI-TV, CBS-12 [Providence RI], (February 3, 2022)
Kansas’ Bishop Brungardt remains under abuse investigation, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 31, 2022)

February 5, 2022

Vatican orders investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against retired Broome bishop Christopher Saunders, By Erin Parke, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (February 3, 2022)
New Zealand Inquiry Finds Hundreds of Reports of Abuse by Priests, By Isabella Kwai, New York Times, (February 4, 2022)
German ‘Synodal Way’ members back text calling for women priests, By CNA Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 4, 2022)
German Synodal Assembly opens with calls for change, but some object, By Anli Serfontein, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 4, 2022)
Former Mansfield priest’s sex-trafficking plea deadline extended, By Lou Whitmire, Mansfield News Journal [Mansfield, OH], (February 4, 2022)
Village priest ‘Don Euro’ jailed for extortion after sex worker blew whistle, By Angela Giuffrida, The Guardian [London, England], (February 3, 2022)
Former Strongsville priest convicted of sex crimes dies in prison, By Phil Trexler, WKYC-TV, NBC - 3 [Cleveland OH], (February 4, 2022)
Former Strongsville priest dies in prison while serving life sentence for sex crimes, By Drew Scofield, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (February 4, 2022)
Priest Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Brownsville Diocese To Be Heard This Spring, By JSalinas, kurv.com [McAllen, TX], (February 3, 2022)
Trial date set for Brownsville Catholic diocese sexual assault case, By Nathaniel Puente, ValleyCentral.com [Harlingen, TX], (February 4, 2022)
Former Owatonna youth pastor arrested for inappropriate relationship with a teen, By Mike Bunge, KIMT3 News [Rochester, MN], (February 2, 2022)
A story behind the story on the SBC and sexual abuse, By David Bumgardner, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (February 4, 2022)
Scandal on a Wealthy Island: A Priest, a Murder and a Mystery, By Amanda M. Fairbanks, New York Times, (February 4, 2022)
Baltimore Clergy Abuse Claim Results in Investigation by Archdiocese, Suspension of Priest, By Irvin Jackson, About Lawsuits [Baltimore, MD], (February 2, 2022)
Spanish parliament to consider investigating sex abuse in church, By Junno Arocho Esteves, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (February 3, 2022)
Father Hans Zollner on the German sex abuse report, Pope Benedict and the future of the church, By Gerard O’Connell, America [New York NY], (February 4, 2022)
Safer spaces: Protecting the dignity of consecrated people, By Carol Glatz, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (February 3, 2022)
Suspended Smithfield priest had faced previous allegations of sexual abuse, By Tom Mooney, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 4, 2022)
‘Empty words’: Students, parents frustrated by leadership’s communication at Mount St. Mary, By Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman [Oklahoma City OK], (February 1, 2022)
Camden diocese offers $90M for victims of clergy sex abuse, By Jim Walsh, The Courier-Post [Cherry Hill NJ], (February 3, 2022)
Catholic group calls on Pope Francis to set up independent abuse inquiry for Vatican files, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 3, 2022)
Italy’s Church needs child sex abuse inquiry – Vatican advisor, By Agence France-Presse, Times of Malta, (February 1, 2022)
Catholic Church reveals huge abuse stats – but it’s a ‘drop in the bucket’ say survivors, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (February 1, 2022)

February 6, 2022

Letter: Sex abuse victims deserve justice, By Cathy and Jim Harrington, Lincoln Journal Star [Lincoln NE], (February 6, 2022)
The Duplicitous Pope Francis, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (February 6, 2022)
Information Gathering Project (IGP) Fact Sheet, Te Rōpū Tautoko [Wellington, New Zealand], (February 1, 2022)
Scale of abuse in NZ Catholic Church revealed in new research, Te Rōpū Tautoko [Wellington, New Zealand], (February 1, 2022)
Wayne Hankey, former Halifax professor accused of historical sex abuse, dies at 77, By Haley Ryan, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (February 6, 2022)
Perez Dishonors Philly Survivors By Honoring Abusive Priest, By Kathy Kane, Catholics4Change [Philadelphia PA], (February 3, 2022)
The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself, By David Brooks, New York Times, (February 4, 2022)

February 7, 2022

Germany’s Catholic Church backs reform including greater gender equality, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 6, 2022)
Letter to editor: Ex-Pope Benedict must be held to higher standard over abuse allegations, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (February 6, 2022)
Letter to editor: Turning away from God, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (February 6, 2022)
Reconnecting with God after sexual abuse, By Cullan Joyce, The Age [Melbourne, Australia], (February 6, 2022)
Top German bishop doubts ‘fresh start’ after abuse crisis, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 5, 2022)
Top European cardinals want changes on homosexuality, priestly celibacy, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (February 4, 2022)
German Catholic Bishop: Benedict XVI Did Not Want to Cover Up Clerical Abuse, By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 4, 2022)
Spanish Legislature May Create Commission to Investigate Sex Abuse in Church, By Blanca Ruiz, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 4, 2022)
Dalit girl’s rape, murder: Accused says no evidence, The Times of India [Mumbai, India], (February 5, 2022)
Spanish ombudsman set to probe church sex abuse, By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 6, 2022)

February 8, 2022

How the clerical sex abuse crisis reached the top of the Catholic Church, By Sorcha Pollack, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 4, 2022)
SNAP demands Catholic publisher stop selling books by accused priests, By Corky Siemaszko, NBC News [New York NY], (February 7, 2022)
Benedict XVI denies alleged wrongdoing in Munich report, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (February 8, 2022)
Wayne Hankey, former Halifax professor accused of historical sex abuse, dead at 77, By Haley Ryan, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (February 7, 2022)
Hankey accuser plans to sue King’s, Anglican Church in civil case, By Frances Willick, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (February 7, 2022)
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is asking for forgiveness over abuse cases; SNAP reacts, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 8, 2022)
20 Years After the Dallas Charter, Has Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Been ‘Solved’?, By Jennifer Roback Morse, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 7, 2022)
Retired pope asks forgiveness in response to Munich abuse report, By Carol Glatz and Junno Arocho Esteves of Catholic News Service, Catholic Sun [Diocese of Phoenix AZ], (February 8, 2022)
Pope Benedict concedes failings in new letter, but no apology for German abuse cases, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 8, 2022)
Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 8, 2022)
Retired Pope Benedict XVI Asks for Forgiveness Over Handling of Sex-Abuse Cases, By Francis X. Rocca, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (February 8, 2022)
Retired Pope Asks Forgiveness Over Handling of Abuse Cases, By Gaia Pianigiani and Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (February 8, 2022)

February 9, 2022

Pope Benedict asks for forgiveness in a ‘confession’ responding to Munich sex abuse report, By Gerard O'Connell, America [New York NY], (February 8, 2022)
Louisville’s new slugger, Ben XVI’s apology, and St. Bakhita’s freedom, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 8, 2022)
The synodal process and a story of a dying church and missing families, By William Gomes, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 2, 2022)
NZ royal commission hears from survivors abused by Bernard McGrath ahead of Australian transfer, By Giselle Wakatama, ABC Newcastle, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (February 9, 2022)
Benedict flouts bishops’ playbook in facing cover-up charges on abuse, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (February 8, 2022)
Former Vatican prelate to face trial for sexual abuse in Argentina on Feb. 21, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (February 9, 2022)

February 10, 2022

Pope Benedict’s lack of apology for abuse cases ‘appalling,’ say German survivors, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 9, 2022)
Portugal: Church sex abuse panel unearths over 200 cases, By Barry Hatton, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 10, 2022)
Benedict woes come as German church reform pressure rises, By Geir Moulson, Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 9, 2022)
Cardinal O’Malley: Retired pope’s statement on abuse should galvanize all, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (February 8, 2022)
Text of retired Pope Benedict XVI’s letter on Munich abuse report, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (February 8, 2022)
Judge to consider secrecy of insurance records in abuse case, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 8, 2022)
Catholic women demand transparency in Church handling clergy abuse, By Jose Kavi, Matters India [New Delhi, India], (February 7, 2022)
Colby-Sawyer Assistant Coach Accused of Child Sex Assault, By Kathy McCormack, NECN - New England Cable News [Needham MA], (February 9, 2022)
Canon lawyer ‘terrified’ by young conservative seminarians, By Sarah Mac Donald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 3, 2022)
Catholic Publishing House Profits off Books Written by Abusers, SNAP Calls for Sales of Books Written by Child Abusers to End, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 4, 2022)
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS REFORM MAY BE COMING TO NEBRASKA AND NEW MEXICO, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (February 1, 2022)
Omaha priest’s 2nd six-figure theft case nearing possible ‘resolution’, By Joe Jordan, News Channel Nebraska [Omaha NE], (February 9, 2022)
Legislation filed to end civil-action limitations for victims of child sexual abuse, By Steve Rogers, WTVQ - ABC 36 [Lexington, KY], (February 8, 2022)
Sex abuse charges against priest discontinued, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (February 9, 2022)
Boy abused in New Zealand Catholic Church care ‘shown corpse’ to keep him quiet, By Praveen Menon, Reuters [London, England], (February 9, 2022)
Removal of priest accused of child molestation sparks fresh drive to let victims sue, By Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 10, 2022)
Letter to editor: Did Bishop Tobin put children at risk?, By Anne Barrett Doyle, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 10, 2022)

February 11, 2022

Retired pope has full support of Pope Francis, aide says, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (February 10, 2022)
BSA reaches deal with official abuse claimants committee, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 10, 2022)
Boy Scouts win over key abuse-survivors group on bankruptcy plan, By Becky Yerak and Andrew Scurria, Wall Street Journal, Fox News [New York NY], (February 10, 2022)
French Abuse Report Authors Respond to Critics Who Challenged 330,000 Victims Estimate, By Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 10, 2022)
Pressure on Italian Catholic church to face child sexual abuse reckoning, By Angela Giuffrida, The Guardian [London, England], (February 11, 2022)
Judge delays start of Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan hearing, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 11, 2022)
Does Vos estis need a tune-up?, By Nicholas Senz, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (February 11, 2022)
Portugal’s church abuse panel gathers over 200 testimonies in one month, By Catarina Demony, Reuters [London, England], (February 10, 2022)

February 12, 2022

Italy’s Catholic Church faces pressure for independent abuse inquiry, By Philip Pullella and Angelo Amante, Reuters [London, England], (February 11, 2022)
Ex-Priest Incompetent to Stand Trial on Sex Assault Charges, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 11, 2022)
Abuse campaigner says Australia’s prime minister apology not enough, By Reporting by Kirsty Needham; editing by Richard Pullin, Reuters [London, England], (February 9, 2022)
Former pope Benedict and sex abuse: The struggle for accountability, By Russell Pollitt, Daily Maverick [Johannesburg, SA], (February 10, 2022)
Archbishop Gänswein: Movement Wants to Destroy Benedict XVI’s Life and Work, By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 10, 2022)
Northern Navarre region publishes one of first official reports on Church abuse in Spain, By Reporting by Christina Thykjaer, editing by Inti Landauro and Raissa Kasolowsky, Reuters [London, England], (February 11, 2022)
Man who sexually abused two teenage girls from Mansfield church sentenced to 9 years, By Kaley Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, TX], (February 11, 2022)
‘I didn’t know’ should no longer be an excuse, Chilean survivor says, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (February 12, 2022)
Can the Vatican reform pontifical not-so-secrecy?, By JD Flynn and Ed. Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 8, 2022)
Lawmakers look to ax time limit for civil child sex abuse cases, By Rose Wagner, Courthouse News [Pasadena CA], (February 10, 2022)
Repeal of state immunity against child sexual abuse claims proposed, By Sen. Steve Halloran, Nebraska Legislature News [Lincoln, NE], (February 11, 2022)

February 13, 2022

My youth in the Catholic Church: The dawn of the era of scandal | Opinion, By Edward F. Palm, Delaware News Journal/My Delaware Online [New Castle DE], (February 12, 2022)
Spain study finds 58 cases of sexual abuse to minors within the Catholic Church, By Tahira Mohamedbhai | York Law School, GB, Jurist [Pittsburgh PA], (February 12, 2022)
Requiem for an indicted priest, By Danny Petilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (February 13, 2022)
Former Dorchester priest who pleaded guilty to molesting three boys is now accused of molesting a girl, Dorchester Reporter/dotnews.com [Dorchester MA], (February 12, 2022)
Obfuscation and omerta stand between the Italian church and a watershed sex abuse inquiry, By Nick Squires, The Telegraph [London, England], (February 13, 2022)
Former R.I. priest accused of sexual assault found incompetent to stand trial, By Brian Amaral, Boston Globe, (February 11, 2022)
Roycom hearing into St John of God abuse at Marylands School opens, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (February 9, 2022)
Benedict XVI takes confessional tone in response to allegations of abuse coverup, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 8, 2022)
Sexual abuse: Will Church in India ‘listen’ to religious women, show compassion?, By Cedric Prakash SJ, Counterview [India], (February 7, 2022)
Buffalo Diocese negotiating to settle attorney general’s lawsuit, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 10, 2022)
Senate Judiciary Committee recommends bill to remove child sex abuse statute of limitations, By Marie Feyche | U. Pittsburgh School of Law, US, Jurist [Pittsburgh PA], (February 11, 2022)
Benedict XVI issues “mea culpa” over Church sex abuse, By Loup Besmond de Senneville , La Croix International [France], (February 9, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses St. Louis Archdiocese of ‘covering up’ sexual abuse of minor, By Kevin Killeen, KMOX, KMOX, 1120AM [St. Louis MO], (February 11, 2022)
Advocates Renew Call for Cardinal Dolan to Condemn Pope Benedict XVI’s Sexual Abuse Cover-Up, By Danielle Dawson and Riley Farrell, NY City Lens [New York NY], (February 10, 2022)

February 14, 2022

Top canonist warns against dangers of social media for priests, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (February 14, 2022)
Argentine Jesuit provincial says Francis has been ‘coopted’ by politics of hate, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (February 14, 2022)
Widening split in Catholic Church laid bare by response to report on Emeritus Pope Benedict, By Derek Scally, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 13, 2022)
Black gay priest in NYC challenges Catholicism from within, By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 13, 2022)
To Preserve the Faith, By Pope Francis, L'Osservatore Romano [Vatican City], (February 14, 2022)
The fight against sexual abuse continues, By Kristian Burt, Washington Square News - Student Newspaper of New York University [New York NY], (February 11, 2022)
Former Dorchester priest who was convicted of molesting three boys now accused of molesting girl, By Adam Gaffin, Universal Hub [Boston MA], (February 12, 2022)
Pope Francis changes structure of Vatican doctrinal office, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 14, 2022)
Pope Francis reorganizes Vatican’s doctrinal office, creating department to handle abuse cases, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 14, 2022)
German abuse victims, others critical of retired pope’s response to report, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (February 13, 2022)

February 15, 2022

Czech cardinal accuses Germany’s Cardinal Marx of ‘betraying’ Pope Benedict, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 15, 2022)
‘Now or never’: Victims of Italy’s predator priests urge inquiry, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (February 15, 2022)
‘Mom, Are We There Yet? Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse: Our Church, Our Problem, By Jennifer Roback Morse , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 15, 2022)
Clerical abuse survivors unveil campaign for Italy probe, ANSA - Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata [Rome, Italy], (February 15, 2022)
Victim awarded £1.4m damages over abuse by monks, BBC [London, England], (February 14, 2022)

February 16, 2022

Barrington priest barred from Cranston parish after reprimand over confession questions, By Katherine Gregg and Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 13, 2022)
Priest On Leave, Parents Say He Asked Inappropriate Questions, By Jimmy Bentley, Patch [Barrington, RI], (February 15, 2022)
#ItalyChurchToo: Abuse survivors demand Italy church inquiry, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 15, 2022)
Italy: Groups call for independent investigation into clergy sex abuse, By Junno Arocho Esteves for the Catholic News Service, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (February 15, 2022)
Pressure groups demand Church in Italy submit to external sexual abuse inquiry, By Philip Pullella; editing by John Stonestreet, Reuters [London, England], (February 15, 2022)
Has the Catholic Church Been Covering Up Its Biggest Pedophile Priest Problem?, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (February 14, 2022)
Christian sect ordered to pay man £1.4m damages over alleged abuse by monks, By Katharine Hay, The Independent [London, England], (February 15, 2022)
Judge told release of insurance info OK in clergy abuse case, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 14, 2022)
Munich report on sex abuse heightens Catholic Church divide over sexuality, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 15, 2022)
Explainer: What we know about Prince Andrew’s settlement with Virginia Giuffre, By Luc Cohen, Reuters [London, England], (February 15, 2022)
Former church employee sentenced to 20 years in abuse case, By Associated Press, Crux [Denver CO], (February 15, 2022)
Investigation of nuns in ‘forced conversion’ suicide case continues in India, By Nirmala Carvalho, Crux [Denver CO], (February 15, 2022)
Indonesia court jails Islamic school teacher for life for raping students, By Heru Asprihanto in Bandung and Stanley Widianto in Jakarta; Editing by Ed Davies and Christian Schmollinger, Reuters [London, England], (February 15, 2022)
Indonesian principal given life term for raping 13 students, By Adi Marsiela, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 15, 2022)

February 17, 2022

Cardinal slams abuse cover-ups at Vatican priest forum, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (February 17, 2022)
Church abuse record ‘makes a mockery’ of moral leadership, By Sarah Mac Donald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 17, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses De Soto priest of sexual abuse at boys’ home, By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (February 16, 2022)
A Catholic nun is going to prison for fraud. Why are abusive priests going unpunished?, By Robert D. Karpinski, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 15, 2022)
Vatican ponders priesthood amid abuse research, revelations, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 17, 2022)

February 18, 2022

Silverstream Priory, one-sided narratives, and spiritual abuse, By Mike Lewis, Where Peter Is [Beltsville MD], (February 15, 2022)
What could Prince Andrew have faced in Virginia Giuffre sex abuse trial?, The Week [London, England], (February 15, 2022)
Prominent French priest barred from ministry over abuse attends Vatican priesthood conference, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 18, 2022)
Top Vatican cardinal talks celibacy, abuse, clericalism, and women, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (February 18, 2022)
Vatican tries to reboot priesthood amid crisis over abuses, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 17, 2022)
In reforming the priesthood, Pope Francis insists on middle ground, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 17, 2022)
In Italy, a Call for a National Investigation into Clerical Sexual Abuse, By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (February 15, 2022)
Why is an abuser still working as a priest?, By Mark Lowen, BBC [London, England], (February 17, 2022)

February 19, 2022

USCCB seminary norms won’t include proposed background database, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 18, 2022)
‘A state supported church-run brothel’: Catholic Church’s claims of shame slammed by abuse survivors, By Marine Lourens, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (February 17, 2022)
Abuse survivor wants ‘genuine apology’, confirmation of change from St John of God, By Andrew McRae for RNZ, NewsHub [Auckland, NZ], (February 13, 2022)
Pope Francis opens Vatican priesthood conference by upholding celibacy as a ‘gift’, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 17, 2022)
SNAP Vancouver responds to accolades given to Bishop Remi De Roo, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 8, 2022)
Vatican Finance Trial: Financial Authority Joins Trial as Civil Party, By Hannah Brockhaus for CNA, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 18, 2022)
Vatican spy story takes center stage as fraud trial resumes, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 17, 2022)
Mixed reactions to Pope Emeritus abuse letter, By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 16, 2022)
Abuser priest attends Vatican symposium on priesthood – witnesses, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (February 18, 2022)
Father, son and the Kerala court — Bishop Franco is free, nuns now in a silent ‘fortress’, By Vandana Menon, The Print [New Delhi, IN], (February 13, 2022)
Legacy Christian Academy principal charged with sexually abusing a child in Alamogordo, By Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News [Alamogordo NM], (February 14, 2022)

February 20, 2022

Lawyers: papal decrees violated fraud suspects’ human rights, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 18, 2022)
Is it more difficult to be a priest today? Cardinal Ouellet’s answer (interview), By Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Aleteia [Paris, France], (February 17, 2022)
The Abuse of Abuse, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 19, 2022)
Pope, cardinal look at what ails the priesthood, offer antidotes, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (February 17, 2022)
Pope’s use of authority becomes new front in Vatican ‘trial of the century’, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (February 20, 2022)
Vatican statistics show global imbalance in ratio of Catholics per priest, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (February 18, 2022)
Spain investigating 68 allegations of child abuse by Catholic clergy, staff, By Emma Pinedo, Reuters [London, England], (February 16, 2022)

February 21, 2022

French cleric suspended over sex abuse crashes Vatican’s priesthood conference, By Robert Mickens, La Croix International [France], (February 18, 2022)
Archbishop Byrnes, finance volunteer take the witness stand in payment case for abuse survivors, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (February 21, 2022)
Marylands School: Abuse in Care inquiry unravels mysteries from Christchurch’s past, By David Cohen, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (February 20, 2022)
In Traditionally Catholic Poland, the Young Are Leaving the Church, By Francis X. Rocca and Natalia Ojewska, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (February 19, 2022)
Argentine court starts trial of Catholic bishop accused of sexual abuse, By Agustin Geist, Reuters [London, England], (February 21, 2022)
The Church in Africa and the difficulty of reporting sex abuse, By Lucie Sarr, La Croix International [France], (February 21, 2022)
Survivor has her story to tell Pope Francis, By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (February 20, 2022)

February 22, 2022

Spain church pledges external probe into child abuse, By Agence France-Presse, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (February 21, 2022)
Spain’s Catholic Bishops Ask Law Firm to Open Independent Audit on Clerical Sex Abuse, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 21, 2022)
Argentine bishop rejects sex abuse claims as trial begins, By Agustin Geist, Reuters [London, England], (February 21, 2022)
Zanchetta trial to begin without Vatican files, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 9, 2022)
Retired bishop Zanchetta denies sex abuse claims at trial in Salta, Buenos Aires Times [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (February 21, 2022)
SNAP Applauds SB 153, HB464 and its Sponsors, Urges “Needed Reform” to Kentucky’s Statute of Limitations, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 18, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses De Soto priest of sexually abusing boy, By Tony Krausz, The Leader/myleaderpaper.com [Festus MO], (February 21, 2022)
Former Parmadale orphan details allegations of abuse by nuns and priests that caused a lifetime of psychological damage, By Dave "Dino" DeNatale and Emma Henderson, WKYC-TV, NBC - 3 [Cleveland OH], (February 22, 2022)
Alleged victims of abuse at Parmadale orphanage have discussed counseling, restitution with Catholic leaders, By Jonathan Walsh, WEWS-TV, ABC - 5 (News5Cleveland.com)[Cleveland OH], (February 22, 2022)

February 23, 2022

Bishops in Spain ask lawyers to audit their sex abuse record, By Aritz Parra, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 22, 2022)
Spanish Catholic Church announces investigation into sexual abuse of children, By Guy Hedgecoe, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 22, 2022)
La auditoría de los abusos encargada por la Iglesia investigará el encubrimiento y propondrá indemnizaciones, By Julio Núñez and Iñigo Domínguez, El País [Madrid, Spain], (February 22, 2022)
The abuse audit commissioned by the Church will investigate the cover-up and propose compensation, By Julio Núñez and Iñigo Domínguez, El País [Madrid, Spain], (February 22, 2022)
Spanish Cardinal: Clerical-Abuse Audit Is a ‘Step Forward’ in Transparency, By Courtney Mares, CNA, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 22, 2022)
Spanish bishops announce national investigation of clerical sexual abuse, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (February 22, 2022)
I forgive Pope Benedict. I hope others can too., By Thomas Reese, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 22, 2022)
Mulakkal verdict signals a need for structural and systemic change, By Dororthy Fernandes, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (February 23, 2022)
Record damages for man abused by members of religious order, By Madoc Cairns and Brian Morton, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 22, 2022)
Pastor accused of sex crimes is arrested in Albuquerque, By Phaedra Haywood, Santa Fe New Mexican, (February 22, 2022)
‘4 years of hell’: Allegations of abuse inside now-defunct Parma children’s orphanage, By Jennifer Jordan, WJW-TV, Fox - 8 [Cleveland OH], (February 22, 2022)
Argentine bishop had porn on phone, priest says at second day of abuse trial, By Agustin Geitz, Reuters [London, England], (February 22, 2022)
Lawsuit alleges seminarian raped church employee and Knoxville’s bishop covered it up, By Cole Sullivan, WBIR-TV, Ch. 10-NBC [Knoxville TN], (February 23, 2022)
Bishop Richard Stika and Knoxville Diocese in lawsuit over an alleged rape cover-up, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 23, 2022)
Stika, Knoxville diocese, sued for alleged rape cover-up, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 23, 2022)
Suspended Predator Priest Is Welcome at Vatican Conference, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (February 23, 2022)
25 years later, Legion of Christ victims seek reparations, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 23, 2022)

February 24, 2022

Spain’s Catholic bishops move tepidly to “audit” abuse cases, By Matthieu Lasserre, La Croix International [France], (February 22, 2022)
All sex abuse survivors deserve a day in court, By Dr. Robert Druger, New York Daily News, (February 17, 2022)
Letter: Guam’s Catholics will rebuild after abuse case, By Tim Rohr, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (February 22, 2022)
Marylands School abuse: How a tiny religious order in Christchurch became an outsized scandal, By Isaac Davison, NZ Herald [Auckland, New Zealand], (February 18, 2022)
Report shows more dioceses establish foundations to fund work of church, By Christina Lee Knauss, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 15, 2022)
Time’s up for Catholic Church in Italy to reckon with clerical abuse, survivor group says, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 22, 2022)
Woman accuses former Bridgeport priest of sexual abuse, By Jenn Brink, WTNH-TV, ABC-8 [New Haven CT], (February 23, 2022)
Letter: Work location is irrelevant for child abusers to succeed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (February 21, 2022)
Diocese of Knoxville responds to recent lawsuit, Diocese of Knoxville [Knoxville TN], (February 23, 2022)
Knoxville Catholic Diocese, Bishop Stika accused of rape cover-up in lawsuit, By Paige Hill, WVLT-TV, PBS-39 [Knoxville TN], (February 23, 2022)
Stika lawsuit: What’s next for the Knoxville diocese?, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 23, 2022)
Knoxville Catholic diocese accused of improper sexual abuse investigation, lawsuit alleges, By Liam Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (February 23, 2022)

February 25, 2022

The Forgotten Victims of Clergy Abuse, By Ellen Gable Hrkach, Catholic Mom (Holy Cross Family Ministries) [North Easton MA], (February 23, 2022)
Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy and Laypersons in France: How Many Victims?, By Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter - Center for Studies on New Religions [Torino, Italy], (February 25, 2022)
Lawsuit: Diocese didn’t properly investigate sex abuse claim, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 24, 2022)
Woman files lawsuit alleging abuse against St. James Church in Vernon, B.C., By Darren Handschuh /Castanet, North Shore News [North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada], (February 24, 2022)
Priest retirement home, high schools among assets at risk in Harrisburg Diocese bankruptcy, By Eric Scicchitano, The Daily Item, The Daily Item [Pennsylvania], (February 24, 2022)
Lawsuit against Catholic church alleges woman was sexually assaulted at Vernon school, By Brendan Shykora - Morning Star, Vernon Morning Star [Vernon, British Columbia, Canada], (February 24, 2022)
Statement regarding the sentencing of Father Jean Claude Jean-Philippe, CM, Archdiocese of Miami [Miami FL], (February 17, 2022)
Brave survivor comes forward about the abuse suffered at the hands of Franciscan priest, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 24, 2022)
Agard backs bill requiring clergy to report child abuse, neglect, Sun Prairie Star [Sun Prairie WI], (February 24, 2022)
Mohawk community in Quebec to vote on removing remains of allegedly abusive priest, By Virginie Ann, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (February 23, 2022)
Ministers to offer public apology to historical institutional abuse victims, By Rebecca Black, PA, Belfast Telegraph [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (February 24, 2022)

February 26, 2022

German priest guilty in 110 child sex abuse cases, handed 12-year sentence, By Reporting by Riham Alkousaa, Editing by Miranda Murray and David Gregorio, Reuters [London, England], (February 25, 2022)
More than surviving: A life after abuse, By Charlie Camosy, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 25, 2022)
Archdiocese sues insurers over sexual abuse coverage, CT Post [Bridgeport, CT], (February 25, 2022)
Alabama church leader accused of sex abuse of 15-year-old, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 25, 2022)
Southern Baptist leaders apologize to sex abuse survivor, By Deepa Bharath, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 22, 2022)
Lay employee fired amid child sex abuse investigation launched by Pennsylvania, New Jersey dioceses, By The Rt. Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez, Episcopal News Service [New York, NY], (February 25, 2022)
Kanakuk issues new statement on camp child sex abuse; survivor calls it ‘disgusting’, By Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader [Springfield MO], (February 25, 2022)

February 27, 2022

German court convicts Catholic priest of abusing girls, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 25, 2022)
Letters to the Editor: Sunday Times [UK], The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (February 27, 2022)
A million children abused by Italian priests, and it barely makes the news, By Matthew Syed, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (February 20, 2022)
OPINION | Sexual abuse survivor/activist advises churches, By Terry Mattingly, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (nwaonline.com)[Fayetteville AR], (February 26, 2022)
Shocking statistics, By David Quinn, Catholic Herald [London, England], (February 21, 2022)
Archbishop: Child abuse scandal shames us, By Katrine Busey, Sunday Post [Glasgow, Scotland], (February 27, 2022)
Judge rules parish, school assets can be used to pay sex abuse victims, By Julianne Hernandez, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (February 27, 2022)
‘It’s time to heal’: Judge rules church, school assets part of bankruptcy estate, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (February 27, 2022)
US bishops defend planned $28 million eucharistic congress amid criticism, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 23, 2022)
Germany: Catholic priest convicted for abusing girls, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (February 25, 2022)

February 28, 2022

Pre-trial battles form as Albany diocese fights release of records, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (February 27, 2022)
New Jersey doctor protests against late Bridgeport priest for sexual abuse, By Olivia Perreault, WTNH-TV, ABC-8 [New Haven CT], (February 27, 2022)
Judgment in Cologne: Abuse priest sentenced to 12 years in prison, By Johanna Tuentsch, T-Online [Berlin, Germany], (February 25, 2022)
Retired Bishop Donald Trautman, who led Catholic Diocese of Erie for two decades, dies at 85, By Ed Palattella, Erie Times-News [Erie PA], (February 26, 2022)
Archdiocese sues insurers over sexual abuse coverage, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 28, 2022)
Archdiocese sues insurance companies over sexual abuse coverage, By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (February 24, 2022)
Area priest notorious in sex abuse lawsuits passes away in Florida, By Matt Surtel, The Daily News [Batavia NY], (February 23, 2022)
Reproductive Abuse in the Context of Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, By Doris Reisinger, Religions [Basel, Switzerland], (February 24, 2022)