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April 1, 2022

Sexual-abuse claims against parishes revived, By Will Astor, Rochester Beacon [Rochester NY], (March 31, 2022)
Pope Francis apologizes for church role in Indigenous residential schools, By Stefano Pitrelli and Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, (April 1, 2022)
RCMP Charge Oblate Priest For Sexual Abuse, By Jeremy Appel, Niagara Falls Review [St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada], (March 31, 2022)
Former Catholic Priest Sentenced for Making False Statements in Connection with Church Sex Abuse Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office - Eastern District of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia PA], (March 31, 2022)
Former Chicago priest Daniel McCormack deposed in child sex abuse lawsuits, By Stacey Baca, WLS - ABC 7 [Chicago IL], (March 31, 2022)
‘I Feel Shame’: Pope Apologizes to Indigenous People of Canada, By Elisabetta Povoledo and Ian Austen, New York Times, (April 1, 2022)
Vulnerance of Pastoral Care, By Ute Leimgruber, Religions [Basel, Switzerland], (March 17, 2022)

April 2, 2022

Kahnawake Will Exhume the Body of a Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse, By Jenna Pearl, MTL Blog [Montreal, Quebec, Canada], (April 1, 2022)
Pope makes historic Indigenous apology for Canada abuses, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 1, 2022)
Letting the art do the talking, By Peter McDermott, Irish Echo [New York NY], (April 1, 2022)
Priest abuse accusers: Former Bishop Hubbard’s deposition is ‘confirmation’, By Jaclyn Cangro, Spectrum News [Syracuse NY], (April 1, 2022)

April 3, 2022

3 years later, few signs of life in state’s child sex abuse probe, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (April 3, 2022)
Inuit leader met in Rome with head of Catholic order to discuss charge against priest, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (April 2, 2022)
Inuit advocates welcome new charges against French priest accused of abusing Nunavut children, By April Hudson, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (March 30, 2022)
‘The Scarlet Letter’ isn’t about adultery. It’s about clergy sexual abuse., By Karen Swallow Prior, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (April 3, 2022)
Vatican weakens German abuse law, By Jens Schmitz, Badische Zeitung [Freiburg, Germany], (April 1, 2022)
Creighton discusses clerical sexual abuse, By Riley Link, The Creightonian - Student Newspaper of Creighton University [Omaha NE], (April 3, 2022)
Asymmetry in Confession as a Cause of Sexual and Spiritual Violence, By Gunda Werner, Religions [Basel, Switzerland], (March 31, 2022)
Cologne cardinal calls pope ‘old man’, By Rebecca Staudenmaier, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (April 3, 2022)
Address at a Meeting with Representatives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, By Pope Francis, Vatican Dicastery for Communications [Vatican City], (April 1, 2022)
Pope Francis could play ‘instrumental role’ seeking justice for abuse survivors: Inuit leader, By Amanda Connolly, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (April 3, 2022)

April 4, 2022

Indigenous leaders see ‘fresh track’ in hunt for healing, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (April 3, 2022)
Pope Francis Expresses ‘Sorrow and Shame’ for Catholic Role in Abuse Against Indigenous Peoples, By Hannah Brockhaus, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 1, 2022)
‘One baby step forward’: Reaction to papal apology at former Brantford residential school, By Stephanie Villella, CTV News Kitchener, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (April 1, 2022)
Catholic Church must ‘address deniers’ following apology says Murray Sinclair, By Brett Forester, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network [Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada], (April 1, 2022)
‘I am very sorry:’ A look at the history, hurdles of papal apologies, By Brittany Hobson, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (April 1, 2022)
Indigenous artifacts in Vatican collection ‘need to come home,’ advocates say, By Michael Lee, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (March 29, 2022)
Calling on the Irish government to respond to the needs of children of priests, By Vincent Doyle, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (March 23, 2022)
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP ED, By Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, The Evangelist [Diocese of Albany NY], (March 29, 2022)
At a Catholic school in Worcester, red flags, By Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe, (April 2, 2022)
At Jesuit Dallas, healing from sexual abuse must come with full account of facts, By The Editorial Board, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (April 3, 2022)
Former Jesuit Prep Dallas president protected abusive priest, kept sex assault claims secret, By Kristen Torralva, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (March 31, 2022)

April 5, 2022

Prosecutors: Likely more victims of former Ellendale pastor charged with sexual abuse, By Hannah Edelman, Delaware News Journal/My Delaware Online [New Castle DE], (March 31, 2022)
Ex-priest sentenced to 20 years in Costa Rica for 2003 child abuse, By Reuters, Reuters [London, England], (March 31, 2022)
Rekha Basu: Investigation needed after Des Moines Apostolic bishop, 63, weds teen congregant he guided, By Rehka Basu, Des Moines Register [Des Moines IA], (March 30, 2022)
Chicago’s most infamous pedophile priest takes the Fifth, By Ben Bradley and Andrew Schroedter, WGN-TV [Chicago IL], (March 30, 2022)
Baltimore priest returns to ministry after being cleared of child sex abuse charges, By Tim Swift, WBFF - Fox 45 [Baltimore MD], (April 4, 2022)
Statement on Father Martin Demek, Archdiocese of Baltimore MD, (April 3, 2022)
After Pope’s apology, Canada’s indigenous survivors want compensation, records, By Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters [London, England], (April 4, 2022)
‘This is for everybody’: Omaha Archdiocese holds healing service for survivors of abuse, By Abbie Petersen, KETV - ABC 7 [Omaha NE], (April 4, 2022)
Wolf vows special session if lawmaker’s child sexual abuse legislation isn’t passed, By Mrak Nemirow, Delaware County Daily Times [Exton PA], (April 5, 2022)
Swiss Catholic Church to open historic abuse study, By Agence France-Presse, GMA Network News [Philippines], (April 5, 2022)
Worcester school’s Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ flags draw ire from bishop, Greater Boston, WGBH-TV, PBS-2 [Boston MA], (April 4, 2022)

April 6, 2022

Ex-Albany bishop acknowledges covering up abuse allegations, By Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 5, 2022)
3 Key Aspects of Pope Francis’ Apology to Canadian Indigenous People, By Father Raymond J. de Souza , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 5, 2022)
Adding insult to Guam Catholics’ injury, By Diane Iglesias , Longview News-Journal [Longview, TX], (April 5, 2022)
Trial testimony: Vatican wanted to pay off London broker, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 5, 2022)
The church needs to name and confront ‘clerical fragility’, By Daniel P. Horan, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 6, 2022)
French Priest Charged With Sexual Assault in Canada, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 6, 2022)
Vatican complaint vs. St. Louis Archbishop re: pastor still on the job, By David G. Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (March 6, 2022)
I witnessed the Pope’s apology — and felt the power of a moment of justice, By Brandi Morin, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (April 3, 2022)

April 7, 2022

Sexual assault survivor shares story, what he is doing to help victims, By Samue Bigham, The Penn [Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA], (April 6, 2022)
FMCSD renames Father Turcotte School after residential school survivors accuse priest of sexual abuse, By Vincent McDermott, Fort McMurray Today [Fort McMurray AB, Canada], (April 5, 2022)
Crusade against ‘the dark side’ of the church in SA, By Gill Gifford, Sowetan Live [Johannesburg, South Africa], (April 5, 2022)
EXCLUSIVE: Why Ottawa dropped appeal of Catholic Church payouts for residential school survivors, By Tom Cardoso, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (April 7, 2022)
Priest urges Ramaphosa to establish inquiry into historical sexual abuse, By Bulelwa Payi, IOL - Independent Online [Johannesburg, South Africa], (April 6, 2022)
The pope apologised for residential school abuses. What next?, By Brandi Morin, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (April 6, 2022)

April 8, 2022

Swiss Catholic Church to open files to sexual abuse investigators, Le News [Lausanne, Switzerland], (April 8, 2022)
At Mass, Cardinal O’Malley highlights importance of abuse prevention efforts, By Jacqueline Tetrault, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (April 8, 2022)
Spanish bishops brief pope on abuse commission, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 7, 2022)
Opposing insurers challenge proposed BSA reorganization plan, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 7, 2022)
Apology but one step toward reconciliation, By Glen Argan, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (April 7, 2022)
Some at Vatican still uneasy with French sex abuse report, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [France], (April 5, 2022)
Swiss bishops want to shed light on clergy sex abuse, By Christophe Henning, La Croix International [France], (April 7, 2022)
Congolese bishops urge clerics with kids to leave priesthood, By Lucie Sarr, La Croix International [France], (April 6, 2022)
Anglicans say leaders botched response to allegations against DC priest, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (April 7, 2022)
Catholic Diocese of Evansville priest accused of sexual misconduct, By Houston Harwood, Evansville Courier & Press [Evansville IN], (April 6, 2022)
First pope, now US churches face boarding-school reckoning, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 6, 2022)
SNAP responds as yet another priest in Indiana is accused of sexual misconduct, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (April 7, 2022)
Evansville Catholic Diocese: Father Etienne placed on leave following sexual misconduct allegation, By Mitchell Carter and Monica Watkins, WFIE-TV, Ch. 14 [Evansville IN], (April 6, 2022)
Evansville priest on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct, By Shwetha Sundarrajan, WANE [Fort Wayne IN], (April 7, 2022)

April 9, 2022

Opinion: We Don’t Want an Apology: We Want Justice, By Doug George-Kanentiio (Akwesasne Mohawk), Indianz.com [Winnebago, NE], (April 6, 2022)
Legionaries’ updated abuse report reveals four new allegations, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 8, 2022)
Slade McLaughlin, a ‘larger-than-life’ high-profile trial attorney, dies at 65, By Mensah M. Dean, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (April 6, 2022)
Opinion: Pope Francis apologized to First Nations peoples, but what does a pope’s apology mean?, By Annie Selak, Associate Director, Women's Center, Georgetown University, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (April 8, 2022)
Slovenian Catholic Church Apologises to Those Raped by Priests, By STA, Total Slovenian News [Logatec, SI], (April 4, 2022)

April 10, 2022

Diocese asks state’s top court to halt suit by Bishop Weldon sexual abuse survivor, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (April 4, 2022)
Annual Keeley Vatican lecture addresses sexual abuse in Catholic Church, By Emma Duffy, The Observer [Notre Dame IN], (April 6, 2022)
Should Christian Women Endure Abuse?—A Response, By Julie Roys, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (April 8, 2022)
After exposing LDS Church wealth, apostle pay and abuse allegations, this nonprofit is shutting down, By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (April 5, 2022)
Abuse in the Church is Heartbreaking–How Can We Do Better?, By Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (April 7, 2022)

April 11, 2022

Some survivors of child sex abuse shut out of legal process, By Michelle Del Rey, Times Union [Albany NY], (April 11, 2022)
Trial set for priest charged in 2017 sexual assault case, By Jeff Bonty, Daily Journal [Kankakee IL], (April 8, 2022)

April 12, 2022

Becciu payments to Australian tech firm for domain name registration, The Pillar [Washington DC], (April 11, 2022)
Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care widens scope, By Susie Ferguson, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (April 12, 2022)
Playwright David Mamet claims on Fox News that teachers ‘are inclined’ toward pedophilia, By Corky Siemaszko, NBC News [New York NY], (April 11, 2022)
Hard Truths and Healing: Elder-in-Residence Program Piloted at Carleton, By Erica Helgerud, Carleton College [Northfield MN], (April 11, 2022)
New Bishop-elect looks forward to leading Columbus Diocese, By Colleen Marshall, WCMH [Columbus OH], (April 11, 2022)
Convicted UK pedophile priest visited Timor-Leste, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (April 12, 2022)
Portugal probe: 290 church sex abuse claims in 90 days work, By Barry Hatton, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 12, 2022)
New Haven priest accused of sexual abuse in 1990s, By Ed Stannard, New Haven Register [New Haven CT], (April 11, 2022)
Viola Davis, Inside Out, By Jazmine Hughes, New York Times, (April 12, 2022)
First Nations children deserve more than words, says local Indigenous storyteller, By Brock Weir, Newmarket Today [Newmarket, Ontario, Canada], (April 12, 2022)
The sins of Father Geoghan, By Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, (April 11, 2022)

April 13, 2022

Hundreds of church sexual abuse victims ‘just tip of iceberg’, Portuguese panel says, By Catarina Demony, Reuters [London, England], (April 12, 2022)
Opinion: Josh Hawley says he’s concerned about abused kids, but he ignored them as Missouri AG, By Rebecca Randles Special to The Star, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (April 13, 2022)
‘GOOD POLICY’, By Mike Matvey, The Evangelist [Diocese of Albany NY], (April 13, 2022)
Future liability releases at center of Boy Scouts bankruptcy, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 13, 2022)
Indonesia passes landmark bill to tackle sexual violence, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (April 12, 2022)
Mesquite Police Department arrests youth pastor on sexual assault of a child allegations, By Megan Cardona, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, TX], (April 12, 2022)

April 14, 2022

Former Franciscan friar convicted of 1990s child sex abuse, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 13, 2022)
The Challenges Facing the Catholic Church, By Gerry O'Shea, Irish Echo [New York NY], (April 14, 2022)
International Coalition of Bishops Offers ‘Fraternal Letter of Concern’ to German Episcopacy Over ‘Synodal Path’, By Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 12, 2022)
A Fraternal Open Letter to Our Brother Bishops in Germany, By Cardinal Francis Arinze et al., Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 11, 2022)
An Island Retreat: Sin, Secrecy, and the Offshoring of Sexually Abusive Priests, By Kevin Lewis O’Neill, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics - Washington University [St. Louis MO], (April 14, 2022)

April 15, 2022

Timor-Leste rights group condemns UK pedophile priest, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (April 13, 2022)
It’s been called ‘ground zero’ of N.L.’s clerical abuse. Now this landmark church is for sale, By Terry Roberts, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (April 14, 2022)
A surprising apology, but still so much to do, By Rev. Michael Coren, The Voice of Pelham [Fonthill, Ontario, Canada], (April 14, 2022)
Is Christianity Abusive?: The Claim of “Spiritual Trauma” and Religiously Induced PTSD, By Anthony Costello, Patheos [Englewood CO], (April 14, 2022)
Oxford diocese probes ‘spiritual abuse’ over two decades, By Pat Ashworth, Church Times [London, England], (April 14, 2022)
Addressing the clergy sex abuse crisis, By Juan Carlos Cruz, Jeannie Gaffigan, and Mike Lewis, U.S. Catholic - Claretian Missionaries [Chicago IL], (April 13, 2022)
Dilworth School sex abuse: Former teacher pleads guilty, By Craig Kapitan, NZ Herald [Auckland, New Zealand], (April 13, 2022)
Worcester Bishop Demands Catholic School Remove Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags, By Robert Shine, New Ways Ministry [Mount Rainier MD], (April 13, 2022)
Sexual abuse happens not only in the church, but also in ‘good Christian homes.’, By Sharon Donohue, Lexington Herald Leader [Lexington KY], (April 15, 2022)
Abuse scandal Lépine’s Cross to bear, By Peter Stockland, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (April 13, 2022)
A Timely Guide for the Renewal of the Clergy, By Roger J. Landry, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (April 13, 2022)
On the power of the Resurrection and healing from abuse, By Meredith McKay, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 15, 2022)
Ex-Catholic school principal sentenced to 45 years for sex crimes, By Jacob Gallant, WTOK [Meridian MS], (April 14, 2022)
Statement Regarding Criminal Conviction and Sentencing of Paul West, By Joanna King, Diocese of Jackson [Jackson MS], (April 14, 2022)
Former Franciscan Brother sentenced for 1990’s abuse, By Mark Belenchia, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (April 15, 2022)

April 16, 2022

‘I want justice:’ Clergy sex abuse survivor calls on Fall River Diocese to provide ‘substantial settlement’, By Kiernan Dunlop, MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA], (April 16, 2022)
Catholic friar sexually abused students in 1990s, jury finds. Now he’s prison bound, By Cassandre Coyer, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (April 15, 2022)
Arizona court won’t halt sex suits naming Boy Scouts, others, By Bob Christie, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 16, 2022)
Explainer: Why is Indonesia’s sexual violence law so important?, By Aisyah Llewellyn, Aljazeera [Dohar, Qatar], (April 14, 2022)

April 17, 2022

Cologne Catholic Church funds paid for priest’s gambling debts, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (April 16, 2022)
“Faith Can Survive Without Buildings,” says Local Priest, VOCM [St. John's NL, Canada], (April 17, 2022)
Betrayal Is Hard to Get Past, By Tim Kalich, Winona Times [Winona MN], (April 15, 2022)
Attorney General: No Chance at Parole for West, By Kevin Edwards, Scott County Times [Forest MS], (April 15, 2022)
Making peace with the past, By Olivia Stefanovich, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (April 17, 2022)

April 18, 2022

Bishop Cozzens on pro-life witness, clergy sex abuse, and Eucharistic revival, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (April 17, 2022)
Pope Francis and a Dark Chapter of Canadian History, By Michael Taube, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (April 17, 2022)
German bishops’ president responds to letter warning of schism risk in synodal path, By Catholic News Agency, Catholic Sentinel [Archdiocese of Portland OR], (April 17, 2022)
Texas Youth Pastor Charged with Child Molestation; More Victims Come Forward, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (April 13, 2022)
Pope Francis’ visit to Canada could include stops in Alberta, Quebec: source, By Irelyne Lavery, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (April 15, 2022)
The war has helped to resurrect Poland’s Catholic church, By Luke Coppen, The Spectator [London, England], (April 16, 2022)
Bishops from four continents express concern about Germany’s Synodal Path, By Greg Erlandson, Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (April 13, 2022)
2 accused priests sue Buffalo Diocese after their pensions are cut, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (April 18, 2022)

April 19, 2022

Diocese moves to reinstate freeze on cases, By Will Astor, Rochester Beacon [Rochester NY], (April 18, 2022)
Josh and Leona Kimes, who accused Carl Lentz of abuse, resign from Hillsong Boston, By Roxanne Stone, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (April 18, 2022)
Andrew Shubin: Statute of limitations reform will enable justice to be served, By Andrew Shubin, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (April 18, 2022)
Suspended Carmel priest sues man who brought allegations of grooming forward, By MJ Slaby, Indianapolis Star [Indianapolis, IN], (April 19, 2022)
The Cover-Up Continues, By Janet E. Smith, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (April 19, 2022)
Buffalo priests accused of sexual abuse suing Diocese, WIVB [Buffalo NY], (April 18, 2022)
One year into clergy investigation, state has received more than 200 reports of abuse, By Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee WI], (April 19, 2022)
Kaul’s clergy abuse generates 200 reports in 1 year, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 19, 2022)
Details lacking in Kaul clergy sex probe, By Benjamin Yount, APG Media of Wisconsin [Ashland WI], (April 19, 2022)
Montreal Catholic Church ombudswoman details delays, resistance to complaint process, By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (April 19, 2022)
NJ diocese agrees to $87.5M deal to settle sex abuse suits, By Mike Catalini, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 19, 2022)

April 20, 2022

Oakland priest convicted of child molestation allegedly kills federal worker while driving drunk, By Joshua Bote, San Francisco Gate [San Francisco, CA], (April 19, 2022)
Leaked Hillsong NYC report says sexual misconduct, abuse went beyond Carl Lentz, By Roxanne Stone, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (April 11, 2022)
U.S. Reform Movement Criticized Over Response to Historical Abuse Report, By Allison Kaplan Sommer, Haaretz [Tel Aviv, Israel], (March 22, 2022)
Mega dance company bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say, By Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza and Morgan Bocknek, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 20, 2022)
Trial begins for former north AL pastor in sexual abuse case, By Kait Newsum, WDHN.COM [Dothan, AL], (April 18, 2022)
Ex-Jacksonville pastor appears in court on child sex abuse charges, By ActionNewsJax.com News Staff, WJAX-TV [Jacksonville, FL], (April 18, 2022)
EXCLUSIVE: John MacArthur Covered Up Pastor’s Sexual Abuse, Witnesses Say, By Julie Roys, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (April 19, 2022)
Josh and Leona Kimes, who accused Carl Lentz of abuse, resign from Hillsong Boston, By Roxanne Stone, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (April 18, 2022)
New Jersey Diocese Agrees to Settle Sex Abuse Claims for $87.5 Million, By Ed Shanahan, New York Times, (April 19, 2022)
$87.5 Million Settlement Reached with Diocese of Camden, By Trusha Goffe, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (April 19, 2022)

April 21, 2022

An Island Retreat: Sin, Secrecy, and the Offshoring of Sexually Abusive Priests, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics - Washington University [St. Louis MO], (April 18, 2022)
Why sexual abuse mostly goes unreported in Africa, By Lucie Sarr, La Croix International [France], (April 20, 2022)
Widow Slams Pedo Priest Accused in Drunken Car Crash That Killed Her Husband, By Justin Rohrlich, Daily Beast [New York NY], (April 19, 2022)
Who is the bishop who wants the head of Catholic Charities Fort Worth to resign and why?, By Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, TX], (April 20, 2022)
Anglican archbishop resigns over sexual misconduct allegations, By The Canadian Press, Global News [Toronto, Canada], (April 20, 2022)
Diocese of Camden to Pay Out $87.5 Million for Sexual-Abuse Claims, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 20, 2022)

April 22, 2022

Greenfield pastor pleads guilty to assaulting teen girl he was counseling, By Tim Callery, WMUR-TV, ABC-9 [Manchester NH], (April 20, 2022)
Judge rejects sex abuse plea deal for suspended Indy priest, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 21, 2022)
Judge rejects plea deal for suspended Indianapolis priest in minor sex abuse case, By Vic Ryckaert, WRTV-TV, ABC-6 [Indianapolis IN], (April 21, 2022)
Defrocked priest formally charged with felony manslaughter for Rossmoor crash, By Bay City News Service, Danville San Ramon [Danville, CA], (April 21, 2022)
Knoxville Catholic diocese, Gatlinburg Catholic priest sued over sexual assault allegations, By Liam Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (April 21, 2022)
More Indigenous Canadians meet with Pope Francis, amid talk of papal visit, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 21, 2022)
Vatican clears Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of negligence in Polish abuse cases, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 22, 2022)
Archbishop resigns from Anglican Church of Canada over sexual misconduct, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 21, 2022)
Canada’s first national indigenous Anglican archbishop resigns over sexual misconduct, By Leonardo Blair, Senior Features Reporter, The Christian Post, (April 21, 2022)
Lecture brings awareness to faith-based abuse in Africa, By Olivia Stanzl — Assistant News Editor, The Ithacan [Ithaca, NY], (April 5, 2022)
Vatican Big Brother, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (April 22, 2022)
BISHOP CHRISTOPHER COYNE NOW FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF BOSTON CARDINAL LAW’S CORRUPT FOOTPRINTS, By Admin, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (April 21, 2022)
Vatican clears Polish Cardinal Dziwisz of abuse cover-up allegations, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (April 22, 2022)
Vatican clears aide to John Paul II of negligence claims, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 22, 2022)

April 23, 2022

Celebrity L.A. cantor Nathan Lam finds a soft landing after sexual misconduct allegations, By Arno Rosenfeld, Forward, The Jewish News of Northern California [San Francisco, CA], (April 22, 2022)
After Backlash, German Diocese Stops Working with Planned Parenthood Affiliate, By CNA Staff, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 21, 2022)
Opinion: Are lay cardinals next?, By Phyllis Zagano, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (April 21, 2022)
Dispute Over ‘BLM’ and ‘Pride’ Flags at Mass. Jesuit School Highlights Need to Communicate Catholic Identity, By Matthew McDonald, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 22, 2022)

April 24, 2022

DA will not file charges against Topeka priest accused of child sex crimes, By Sarah Motter, WIBW [Topeka KS], (April 23, 2022)
Expert says too many laity ignore abuse crisis because ‘it doesn’t affect them’, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (April 23, 2022)
Lawsuit: Knoxville diocese mishandled sex abuse claim, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 22, 2022)
Archdiocese urges Catholic community to stand up against child abuse, By Julianne Hernandez, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (April 24, 2022)
Religious Sect Accused of Condoning Child Marriage, By Linda Mujuru, Global Press Journal [Washington D.C.], (April 24, 2022)
Vatican clears top John Paul II aide on charges of mishandling abuse claim, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (April 23, 2022)
4-year sex abuse could see Kansas archdiocese liable, state Supreme Court says, By Michael Dakota, KSNT-TV [Topeka KS], (April 22, 2022)

April 25, 2022

Court: Albany diocese must release priest treatment files, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 24, 2022)
Appellate ruling rejects Albany diocese’s efforts to keep pedophile priests’ records secret, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (April 24, 2022)
Explainer: Thorny issues face Boy Scouts bankruptcy judge, By Randall Chase, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 21, 2022)
Priest shortage brings changes at Warren, Ashtabula Catholic church worship sites, By Mike Gauntner, WFMJ-NBC/CW-21 [Youngstown OH], (April 25, 2022)
Pope Francis appoints Dublin priest to senior position dealing with clerical abuse claims, By Sarah MacDonald, Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (April 24, 2022)
After tense year of debates, US bishops to gather for retreat in June, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 25, 2022)
Encourage voices of children: Orissa HC Chief Justice S Muralidhar, New Indian Express [Chennai, India], (April 25, 2022)
Brooklyn diocese settles sex abuse lawsuit vs Filipino bishop, By Cristina DC Pastor, The FilAm [New York NY], (April 23, 2022)
Navarra will recognize the victims of abuse in the Church already prescribed, By Julio Núñez, El País [Madrid, Spain], (April 24, 2022)

April 26, 2022

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Laurent Ulrich to lead Paris Archdiocese, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 26, 2022)
Reckoning continues over Catholic clergy abuse, By Mary Jackson, World News Group [Asheville NC], (April 22, 2022)
Church in Spain Again Asks Forgiveness for Sexual Abuse, By Blanca Ruiz, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 26, 2022)
Irish priest appointed to senior Vatican role investigating abuse, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (April 25, 2022)
Archdiocese of Chicago settles sex abuse claim against the Rev. George Clements: lawyer, By Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun-Times, (April 26, 2022)
Brave Movement Global Survivors Action Summit, Brave Movement [New York, NY], (April 26, 2022)

April 27, 2022

Will Archbishop Ulrich lead the Catholic archdiocese of Paris in a new direction?, By Jean-Marie Dumont, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 26, 2022)
Pope Francis has begun a wave of new appointments at the Vatican, By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 26, 2022)
Pope Francis updates canon law on dismissal from religious institutes, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 26, 2022)
Group to protest bishop’s request that school remove BLM, pride flags, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 27, 2022)
Troubling past: The Church’s role in America’s Indian boarding school era, By Maria Wiering , The Catholic Spirit [Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN], (April 26, 2022)
Prince William church pastor charged with sexual assaulting parishioner, Inside NoVa [Washington, VA], (April 19, 2022)
I-TEAM: Celebration Church releases findings of explosive investigation into founding pastor, By Renee Beninate, News4Jax [Jacksonville, FL], (April 25, 2022)
Five Years After “The Keepers” the Murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik Remains Unsolved, By Christian Schaffer, WMAR - ABC 2 [Baltimore MD], (April 25, 2022)

April 28, 2022

Chicago Archdiocese reaches settlement over sex abuse claims against Rev. George Clements, By Mike Flannery, WFLD - Fox 32 [Chicago IL], (April 26, 2022)
Archdiocese settles $800K worth of claims against George Clements, 4 others, By Andy Koval, WGN-TV [Chicago IL], (April 26, 2022)
Cologne Catholics who answer survey demand curbs on leaders’ power, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 28, 2022)
Trailblazing Chicago priest accused of molesting boy in the 1970s, By Corky Siemaszko, NBC News [New York NY], (April 27, 2022)
Sex abuse case sparks Ottawa to assert papal ambassador’s diplomatic immunity, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Castanet [Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada], (April 27, 2022)

April 29, 2022

Pope warns of trust loss without more abuse accountability, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 29, 2022)
Survivors network urge DA to keep sex offender ex-priest behind bars, By Alex Baker, KRON-TV [San Francisco CA], (April 28, 2022)
The decline of Catholicism in Latin America, By Marina E. Franco, Axios [Arlington VA], (April 28, 2022)
Spanish bishops ask forgiveness for sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (April 29, 2022)
Archdiocese of Seattle settles 2 sex abuse claims for $375K, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 28, 2022)
‘Misdiagnosis’ — or Worse? German Synodal Path’s Solutions to Abuse Crisis Questioned, By Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (April 29, 2022)
Divisions emerge over process for selling Catholic church properties, By Terry Roberts, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (April 29, 2022)
Cardinal O’Malley defends the independence of the Vatican’s safeguarding commission, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 29, 2022)

April 30, 2022

Pope wants annual audit of what Church’s doing to protect minors, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (April 30, 2022)
Pope Francis asks for annual report on Church’s efforts to prevent abuse, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 29, 2022)
Spanish bishops say they won’t participate in national clerical abuse inquiry, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (April 30, 2022)
SLU Student, Accused of Abuse, is Given Money by an Ex-Archdiocesan Official, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (April 29, 2022)
She told her Christian college she was raped. Then she was banned from campus., By Tyler Kingkade, NBC News [New York NY], (April 29, 2022)
Book details long battle to get justice for Ireland’s Magdalene survivors, By René Ostberg, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (April 30, 2022)
Vatican trial places pope, top aide at center of London deal, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 27, 2022)
Ex-Director Says Pope Francis Wanted Vatican Financial Watchdog to Help Close London Deal, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (April 28, 2022)
Kerala priest sentenced to 18 years in jail for sexually abusing minor seminarians, By Express News Service , Indian Express [Noida, India], (April 30, 2022)
Stephen Mills: Don’t tell us it’s too late to get justice, By Stephen Mills, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (April 28, 2022)