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May 1, 2022

Pope Francis calls for more transparency for sexual abuse survivors, By Jacob Knutson, Axios [Arlington VA], (April 30, 2022)
Topeka priest returns to duty after investigations don’t substantiate sex abuse claims against him, By Tim Hrenchir, Topeka Capital-Journal [Topeka KS], (April 29, 2022)
A Louisiana law was supposed to make it easier for abuse victims to sue. It needs fixing., By Julie O'Donoghue, Daily Advertiser [Lafayette LA], (April 27, 2022)
‘Fastest path to justice’: House Bill 951 for civil child abuse window stalled in Senate, By Dave Sutor, Tribune-Democrat [Johnstown PA], (April 29, 2022)
Pope Francis ends automatic dismissal of religious-order priests for abuse (updated), Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (April 27, 2022)
Pope mandates annual audit on protection of children from abuse, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (April 29, 2022)
A wounded healer speaks about the sexual abuse crisis, By Mark Joseph Williams, Mike Lewis, and Jeannie Gaffigan, Where Peter Is [Beltsville MD], (May 27, 2022)
The pedophilia of Italian priests that the bishops want to keep hidden, By Federica Tourn, Domani [Rome, Italy], (April 28, 2022)

May 2, 2022

Q&A with Archbishop Lori: 45 years a priest and 10 years an archbishop, By Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (May 1, 2022)
Kerala: Priest gets 18 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing boys, The Times of India [Mumbai, India], (May 1, 2022)
Archbishop of Canterbury apologizes to residential school survivors for Anglican Church’s role in ‘building hell’, By Kelly Cryderman and Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], (May 1, 2022)
Abuse survivors and Catholic Diocese of Rochester face off in bankruptcy court, By Ginny Ryan, WHAM-TV, Ch. 13 [Rochester NY], (April 27, 2022)
Welby apologises for residential schools in Canada, Christian Today [London, England], (May 2, 2022)
Kansas priest suspended due to child sex abuse report; SNAP urges outreach, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (May 2, 2022)
Archbishop of Canterbury promises release of residential school records in England following survivors’ calls, By Olivia Stefanovich, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 2, 2022)

May 3, 2022

Vatican removes Ohio priest from ministry after abuse allegations, By Catholic News Service, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (May 2, 2022)
Kansas City, Kansas, archdiocese suspends priest accused of sexual abuse of minor, By Luke Nozicka, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (May 2, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses Church of Scientology of holding children captive, forcing them into labor, By Ian M. Giatti, CP Contributor, The Christian Post, (May 2, 2022)
Priests accused of sexual abuse living at Jefferson County treatment center, By Susan El Khoury, KMOV-TV, CBS-4 [St. Louis MO], (May 2, 2022)
Knoxville priests asked nuncio for ‘merciful relief’, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 3, 2022)
Catholic priest who served in Lawrence, Eudora accused of child sex abuse, By Rochelle Valverde, Lawrence Journal-World [Lawrence KS], (May 2, 2022)
Decades after they were sexually abused, new law helps three women fight back, By Susan Christian Goulding, Orange County Register [Anaheim, CA], (April 27, 2022)
Kansas priest suspended amid claims of child sex abuse, By Heidi Schmidt, WDAF-TV - Fox 4 [Kansas City MO], (May 3, 2022)
Priest to return to Topeka parish after no charges filed, Associated Press [New York NY], (April 29, 2022)
California Catholic dioceses ask Supreme Court to hear statute of limitations extension case, By Catholic News Service, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (May 2, 2022)
Vatican backs Cardinal Woelki over abuse study contracts, By Catholic News Agency, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (May 3, 2022)

May 4, 2022

Lawrence priest suspended after alleged child sex crimes, By Sarah Motter, WIBW [Topeka KS], (May 3, 2022)
Lawrence priest suspended after child sex abuse allegation, By Andrea Albright, The Lawrence Times [Lawrence, KS], (May 2, 2022)
Dodgeville daycare director on leave during police investigation, By Tim Elliott, WMTV [Madison, WI], (May 3, 2022)
Argentine nuns accuse archbishop, others of gender violence, By Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 2, 2022)
Women religious blaze new trails in roles of authority at the Vatican, By Christopher White, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (May 2, 2022)
Former Marshfield youth pastor pleads guilty to sex crimes, By Carrie Winchel, Fox4 [Kansas City, MO], (May 3, 2022)
Iowa’s dangerous safe base for abusers, By Kathryn Robb and Kylie DeWees, The Gazette [Cedar Rapids IA], (May 1, 2022)
Letters: Catholic church will never police itself, By Gerard Ahrens, Cincinnati Enquirer / cincinnati.com, (May 2, 2022)
Pope Francis vows new start in fight against clerical sex abuse, By Agence France Presse, Licas.news [Bangkok,TH], (May 1, 2022)
Iowa man claims a church employee abused him as a child, By Marcus McIntosh, KCCI.COM [Des Moines, IA], (May 3, 2022)
Archdiocesan priest accused of inappropriately touching minor in 2018, By Morgan Whitley, KDVR.COM Fox 31 [Denver, CO], (May 2, 2022)
NC judges side with Catholic diocese, say no second chance for child sex abuse lawsuits, By Sara Coello, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (May 4, 2022)

May 5, 2022

Deacon at Doug Wilson’s Church Indicted on Possession of Child Pornography, By Josh Shepherd, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (May 4, 2022)
Abuse allegations against KCK priest found ‘unsubstantiated’ after independent review, By Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (May 4, 2022)
Archbishop opens heart to residential school survivors, By John Longhurst, Winnipeg Free Press [Winnipeg MB, Canada], (May 4, 2022)
Prominent figure in Catholic community jailed 5 years for sex offences against 2 teenage boys, By Davina Tham, Channel News Asia (CNA) [Queenstown, Singapore], (May 5, 2022)
German bishop suspends sainthood cause for founder of Schonstatt movement, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (May 5, 2022)
Vatican exonerates Cardinal Woelki in financial investigation, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (May 5, 2022)
We are all about loving the lost but we’re not taking care of the found, By Claire Rogers, Eternity News [North Sydney, NSW, Australia], (May 5, 2022)
Jesuits suspend prominent Chilean priest pending abuse investigation, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 5, 2022)
Priest wins defamation case over claim of Gozo ‘sex abuse cover-up’, By Matthew Xuereb, Times of Malta, (May 5, 2022)
Member of Catholic order in S’pore who committed sex acts on two teenage boys jailed 5 years, By Samuel Devaraj, The Straits Times [Singapore], (May 5, 2022)
Switzerland: Ecclesiastical Resistance in the Diocese of Chur, FSSPX.News - Communication Agency of the Society of St. Pius X [Paris, France], (May 4, 2022)
California Catholic bishops ask Supreme Court to review case challenging statute of limitations, By Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 5, 2022)
Statement regarding Father Benedict Jurchak, T.O.R., Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus [Loretto PA], (May 3, 2022)
5 Former Capital Christian School Students Accuse Teacher Of Abuse, Say School Covered It Up, By Olivia Cavallaro, Christianity Daily [Los Angeles CA], (May 5, 2022)
Franciscan T.O.R removed from chaplaincy at D.C. Veteran’s home, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (May 5, 2022)
Former Franciscan clergyman removed from ministry for sexual misconduct allegations, By Corrine Hackathorn, WTRF-TV [Wheeling WV], (May 5, 2022)

May 6, 2022

Capuchin Province clears Kansas priest of allegation, By Laura McMillan, KSNT-TV [Topeka KS], (May 5, 2022)
Bishop McManus: “He tapped me on the cheek and said, ‘Be a good bishop.”, By Jim Graves, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (May 5, 2022)
Spanish bishops refuse to participate in State-run sex abuse inquiry, By Juliette Paquier, La Croix International [France], (May 4, 2022)
Legal loophole in MA leaves teens vulnerable to sexual predators, By Victoria Price, WHDH-TV, Ch. 7 [Boston MA], (May 5, 2022)
Newcastle priest took his own life after learning of ‘historic allegation’, By Patrick Gouldsbrough, Northern Echo [Darlington, England], (May 6, 2022)
Las Vegas ex-pastor, teacher pleads guilty in child sex case, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 4, 2022)
Word on Fire and the limits of canon law, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 5, 2022)
Statement from Word on Fire, Word on Fire [Park Ridge IL], (May 2, 2022)

May 7, 2022

Singapore archbishop apologizes after Catholic jailed for sex abuse, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 6, 2022)
Ex-CCSD teacher pleads guilty to lewdness charge, By Katelyn Newberg , Las Vegas Review-Journal [Las Vegas, NV], (May 4, 2022)
What they wore: Amish Country exhibit spotlights sex abuse, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 6, 2022)
Former Journey Church Workers Accused Of Abusing Children, By Anton Carillo, Christianity Daily [Los Angeles CA], (May 6, 2022)
Former Detroit pastor sentenced in sexual assault, By Sarah Rahal, Detroit News [Detroit MI], (May 5, 2022)
Sheriff: 66-year-old pastor arrested on child sexual abuse charges involving minor under 15, By Jordan Gartner, WSAZ News Channel-3 [Huntington, WV], (May 5, 2022)
UPDATE: At Vatican trial, Cardinal Becciu returns to testify, By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 5, 2022)
Cardinal Pell highlights ‘somewhat incomplete’ account given by Cardinal Becciu at Vatican finance trial, By Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 6, 2022)
Mary Alexander & Associates Files California Clergy Abuse Lawsuit, By Mary Alexander & Associates , PR Newswire [New York, NY], (May 5, 2022)
Surprising Secrecy in the Denver Archdiocese, By Admin, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (May 6, 2022)

May 8, 2022

Bid to influence witness: Priest discharged in nun rape case, New Indian Express [Chennai, India], (May 8, 2022)
‘VOYEURISM’: Priest appears in court accused of spying on person for sexual thrills, By Paul Higgins, Sunday World [Dublin, Ireland], (May 7, 2022)
Forgiveness and Accountability: Looking at the John MacArthur Scandal, By Connor Brennan, Patheos [Englewood CO], (May 7, 2022)
Child Victims Act sunsets on Dec. 31, By John Crawford, Pasadena Star News [Pasadena CA], (May 7, 2022)
As an editor leaves, a celebration of Buffalo, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (May 7, 2022)
What they wore: Amish Country exhibit spotlights sex abuse, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 6, 2022)

May 9, 2022

‘Gross breach of trust’: Catholic priest jailed for child sex abuse, By Angie Raphael, News Corp Australia [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (May 9, 2022)
Victim wants abuser removed from priest’s circle at Yakima Catholic cemetery, By Joel Donofrio, Yakima Herald-Republic [Yakima WA], (May 9, 2022)
Trinity Screens at the Former House of Affirmation, By Skip Shea, Trinity: The Movie [Worcester MA], (May 9, 2022)
TOR priest allegation shows challenge to resolve ‘boundary’ cases, By Christine Rousselle, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 6, 2022)

May 10, 2022

Officials across US church, Vatican lament closing of Catholic News Service, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 10, 2022)
Catholic bishops to SCOTUS: Review CA sex abuse law, By Emily Hoeven, CalMatters [Sacramento CA], (May 10, 2022)
18 Newfoundland churches for sale in St. John’s bankruptcy, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 9, 2022)
Cost of Germany’s ‘Synodal Way’ remains a mystery, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (May 9, 2022)
Mother Teresa: For the Love of God? review – damning testimony from a killer witness, By Jack Seale, The Guardian [London, England], (May 9, 2022)
Officials across US church, Vatican lament closing of Catholic News Service, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 10, 2022)

May 11, 2022

WA Catholic priest Richard Doyle handed four-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of young girl, By Joanna Menagh, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (May 8, 2022)
Imagine that you’re a deeply religious young person…., By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (May 10, 2022)
A Big Loss for Catholic Journalism On All Levels, The Tablet [Diocese of Brooklyn NY], (May 10, 2022)
U.S. bishops announce Catholic News Service to cease domestic operations at year’s end, By Catholic News Service, America [New York NY], (May 4, 2022)
Church of Portugal apologizes for sexual abuse of minors, By Malvi, The Rimont [Rimont, FR], (May 11, 2022)
Victim wants abuser removed from priest’s circle at Yakima Catholic cemetery, By Joel Donofrio, Yakima Herald-Republic [Yakima WA], (May 9, 2022)
EU commission proposes plan to fight child pornography, By Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 11, 2022)
The scandal of online sexual abuse of Filipino children, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 4, 2022)
Portuguese commission has received 326 testimonies into church abuse since January, By Ashley Cornell, Spam Chronicles [Walnut Creek, CA], (May 10, 2022)
Catholic Church loses bid to dismiss sexual abuse lawsuit in Kansas, By John O'Brien, Legal News Line [Chicago, IL], (May 4, 2022)
Catholic Church in Louisiana Loses Legal Bid Against Victims of The Church’s Child Sex Crimes, By Richard Windmann, Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse [Middletown, DE], (May 6, 2022)

May 12, 2022

Former Catholic Priest sentenced to 22 years for sexually abusing minor he met in church, By Rushaad Hayward, WMAR - ABC 2 [Baltimore MD], (May 11, 2022)
Retired Bishop Brom of San Diego dies at 83, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 11, 2022)
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo drastically reducing number of priests, Spectrum News [Syracuse NY], (May 11, 2022)
Education coordinator and former Catholic school teacher Lina Costanzo charged with child sex offences, By Claire Campbell, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (May 12, 2022)
Department of the Interior Releases Investigative Report, Outlines Next Steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, By Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland, U.S. Department of the Interior, (May 11, 2022)

May 13, 2022

Pope to visit Canada, part of apology aims for church abuse, By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 13, 2022)
Portuguese bishops’ leader seeks forgiveness from abuse victims, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 12, 2022)
Convicted ex-friar won’t be tried in 2nd sex abuse case, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 12, 2022)
German bishops’ president asserts ‘the need to develop the Church’s teaching’, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 12, 2022)
Basilica bidders hope to preserve culture, faith amid church bankruptcy, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 13, 2022)
Why is the church failing in the West?, By Thomas Reese, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 13, 2022)
Jail Birds – A history of incarcerated cardinals, By Michelle La Rosa, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 12, 2022)
Report identifies abuses of Native American children in U.S. boarding schools, some run by Catholics, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 12, 2022)

May 14, 2022

End statute of limitations on civil child sex abuse claims, Iowa Democrats say, By Erin Murphy, The Gazette [Cedar Rapids IA], (May 10, 2022)
Pope Francis will travel to Canada in July to visit Indigenous communities, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 13, 2022)
Bishop to step down as abuse spokesman for German bishops’ conference, By Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 13, 2022)
Catholic priest sanctioned after confessing to sexually abusing child, By News Agency of Nigeria, Peoples Gazette [Abuja, NG], (May 12, 2022)
After more than 30 years, this clergy abuse survivor is finally being heard, By Karin Olafson, Broadview [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], (May 12, 2022)
Apology for past abuse expected during pope’s visit to Canada, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (May 14, 2022)
Minnesota Catholics examine church’s role in Indian boarding schools, By Maria Wiering, Crux [Denver CO], (May 14, 2022)
UPDATE: Vatican confirms pope will visit Indigenous in Canada in late July, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 13, 2022)
Benton Harbor pastor charged with criminal sexual conduct appears in court, By 16 News Now, WNDU-TV [South Bend IN], (May 11, 2022)
U.S. counts Indian boarding school deaths for first time but leaves key questions unanswered, By Graham Lee Brewer, NBC News [New York NY], (May 11, 2022)
Letter: Church offers callous response to a reasonable request, By David G. Clohessy, Yakima Herald-Republic [Yakima WA], (May 14, 2022)
Hundreds of children died in Native American boarding schools, report finds, By Shawna Chen, Axios [Arlington VA], (May 11, 2022)

May 15, 2022

Chilean bishop facing misconduct, abuse allegations leaves country, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (May 15, 2022)
Child abuse spreads like the coronavirus, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (May 15, 2022)
In tiny Malta, the Catholic Church still has a shot at getting secularism right, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (May 15, 2022)
US finds 500 Native American boarding school deaths so far, By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 11, 2022)
Burin Peninsula Catholics were already unsettled over insolvency. Now they’re losing their priest, By Terry Roberts, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 11, 2022)
Player Alleges Sexual Abuse by Teammates on Elite Catholic Prep School’s Football Program, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (May 9, 2022)
Mater Dei athlete told police that teammates sexually assaulted him, By Scott Reid and Tony Saavedra, Daily Bulletin [Ontario CA], (May 9, 2022)
Exorcists, Abusers, and When Catholic History is Horror, By Matthew J. Cressler, The Revealer - Center for Religion and Media at New York University [New York NY], (May 10, 2022)
Victims Are Not Guilty! Spiritual Abuse and Ecclesiastical Responsibility, By Samuel Fernández, Religions [Basel, Switzerland], (May 9, 2022)

May 16, 2022

By overturning Roe, the Supreme Court delivers for the Catholic Church, By Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, (May 10, 2022)
Professor gets new job after pedophilia research caused stir, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 14, 2022)
Former priest accused of sexual abuse against minors, By Richard Roman, WTEN, ABC-10[Albany NY], (May 15, 2022)
Albany diocese priest put on ‘credibly accused’ list, By Lauren Stanforth, Times Union [Albany NY], (May 15, 2022)
Qué hizo el Vaticano con las denuncias contra el obispo Roncagliolo?, By Catalina Batarce and Juan Manuel Ojeda, La Tercera [Las Condes, Santiago, Chile], (May 16, 2022)
Two graduate from Jesuit Dallas 40 years after priest sex abuse, By Krista M. Torralva, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (May 16, 2022)
Late Edmundston priest accused of sexually assaulting mother and son for 10 years, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (May 16, 2022)

May 17, 2022

Report finds government abuse of indigenous children, By Alexandra Limon, WRIC - ABC 8 [Richmond VA], (May 11, 2022)
New Report Details ‘Forced Family Separation’ at US Indian Boarding Schools, By Emily Miller, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (May 11, 2022)
Calls for the Queen to say sorry over major church child abuse scandal in Canada, By Russell Myers, Daily Mirror [London, England], (May 17, 2022)
Archdiocese lawyer gives judge upbeat assessment of possible settlement , By Rick Ruggles, Santa Fe New Mexican, (May 16, 2022)
Former minister breaks silence on child-abuse reports: ‘A lot of ugly in Trinidad and Tobago’, By Clint Chan Tack , Newsday [Trinidad and Tobago], (May 16, 2022)
US report details church-state collusion on Native schools, By Peter Smith, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 14, 2022)
Settlement reached in archdiocese bankruptcy case, By Colleen Heild, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (May 17, 2022)
Catholic school in Mississippi Delta closing after 70 years, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 17, 2022)
Vermont Catholic Diocese settles sex abuse lawsuit targeting South Burlington priest, By Melissa Cooney, WCAX [South Burlington VT], (May 17, 2022)
Chicago Archdiocese settles with sex abuse victim for $1.2M, By Timothy H.J. Nerozzi, WFLD - Fox 32 [Chicago IL], (May 17, 2022)

May 18, 2022

$121.5M settlement in New Mexico clergy sex abuse scandal, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 18, 2022)
Chicago archdiocese settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 million, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 17, 2022)
Senior German priest leaves Catholic Church, By CNA Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 17, 2022)
Bobby Brown Says Being Molested by a Priest Changed the Course of His Life: ‘It Was the Reason I Abused Myself’, By Falen Hardge and Janine Rubenstein, People Magazine [New York NY], (May 17, 2022)
Former pastor in 2 states pleads guilty to child sex charges, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 18, 2022)
We have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children and adults, By Janet E. Deinanaghan, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (May 17, 2022)
Report: Christians May Have Helped Run Half of Native American Boarding Schools, By Emily McFarlan Miller - Religion News Service, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (May 11, 2022)
Burial sites linked to Native American boarding schools ID’d in government report, By Noelle Evans, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (May 12, 2022)

May 19, 2022

Italy’s Catholic Church at Crossroads Over Sexual Abuse Investigation, By Angelo Amante and Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (May 19, 2022)
Settlement with church victims is long overdue, Santa Fe New Mexican, (May 18, 2022)
New Mexico Archdiocese to Settle Sex Abuse Claims for $121.5 Million, By Johnny Diaz, New York Times, (May 18, 2022)
Sex abuse suit filed against Oklahoma City Catholic school, By Ken Miller, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 17, 2022)
Springfield Catholic soccer coach placed on administrative leave, mandatory report filed, By Wyatt D. Wheeler, Springfield News-Leader [Springfield MO], (May 18, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses ACNA church of negligence that resulted in child sexual abuse, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 18, 2022)
Film about clergy abuse to be screened at former Catholic treatment center, House of Affirmation, By Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (May 18, 2022)
Spanish Catholic Church’s Internal Child Abuse Investigation of Little Use, Prosecutor Says, By Christina Thykjaer and Emma Pinedo, Reuters [London, England], (May 19, 2022)
Bishop must stop those backing accused abusive coach, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (May 19, 2022)
Catholic Church to investigate abuse claims at children’s homes, By Janelle De Souza, Newsday [Trinidad and Tobago], (May 19, 2022)

May 20, 2022

‘$37M to $107M’ could be paid to Guam clergy sex abuse survivors, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (May 20, 2022)
Ex-priest denies historical child abuse, By Ethan James, Seven Network - 7news [Eveleigh, NSW Australia], (May 20, 2022)
Oklahoma Catholic high school sued for $75M over alleged sex abuse, By Katie Yoder, Catholic News Agency, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (May 19, 2022)
“Minor Attracted Persons,” a Troubling Phrase, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (May 19, 2022)
Court authorizes sex abuse class-action lawsuit against archdiocese of Quebec, By The Canadian Press, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (May 20, 2022)
Relics and militants: Vatican fraud trial sprawls the globe, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 20, 2022)
Insurers suddenly raise stakes on German churches’ sex abuse response, By Tom Heneghan, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 19, 2022)
Editorial: Indigenous turning, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (May 20, 2022)
Church must support law to stop child abuse in Philippines, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (May 20, 2022)
Pastor at North Philly church is charged with rape, sexual assault after alleged victims come forward decades later, By Ellie Rushing and Vinny Vella, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (May 19, 2022)
North Philadelphia Church Pastor Mark Hatcher Accused Of Sexually Abusing 3 Minors, By Natasha Brown, KYW-TV, CBS-3 [Philadelphia PA], (May 20, 2022)
Former Church of Christ minister pleads guilty to child sexual abuse charges, By Deana Nall, The Christian Chronicle [Oklahoma City OK], (May 18, 2022)

May 21, 2022

Washington Indigenous families still living with the ‘very deliberate effort to wipe us out’, By Katie Campbell and Angela King, KUOW-FM [Seattle WA], (May 20, 2022)
Chief sees process of ‘exhumation to memorialization’ at Kamloops, B.C., graves site, By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press, Everything Grande Prairie [Grande Prairie, AB, Canada], (May 20, 2022)
Unmarked graves finding triggered Canada’s year of reckoning over residential schools, By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press, Durham Radio News [Oshawa, ON, Canada], (May 18, 2022)
Cardinal: Pope ordered auditor to resign over spying charge, By Nicole Winfield, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 19, 2022)
Pope condemns human trafficking at conference involving Church leaders, police, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (May 19, 2022)
Witness thrown out of courtroom as Cardinal Becciu cross-examination continues, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 20, 2022)
Pope Francis Pilgrimage and Apology to Canadian First Nations Brings Hope of Reconciliation, By Peter Jesserer Smith , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (May 20, 2022)
Lawsuit accuses Providence Diocese of ‘victim blaming’ in clergy sex-abuse complaints, By Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (May 20, 2022)
Adult Survivors Act for abuse victims on track to pass in New York, By Denis Slattery, New York Daily News, (May 19, 2022)

May 22, 2022

Fresno Sheriff’s detectives investigating sex abuse allegations at local Christian schoo, By Robert Rodriguez, Fresno Bee [Fresno CA], (May 21, 2022)
Jehovah’s Witness elders who failed to report child abuse got bad advice, say local pastors, attorneys, By Amanda Marrazzo and Emily K. Coleman, Daily Herald [Arlington Heights IL], (May 21, 2022)
Ex-deacon sent to prison for abusing girls when he should have been behind bars, By Steve Hughes, Times Union [Albany NY], (May 20, 2022)
The Indigenous — here and in Canada — deserve an apology from the Church, By Msgr. Owen F. Campion, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (May 21, 2022)
Diocese Holding Listening Sessions on Sexual Misconduct Tuesday, By Sarah Mueller, WWJO, 98.1 FM [St. Cloud MN], (May 22, 2022)
Guy-Alleyne: Victims coming forward to report abuses, 25 years later, By Corey Connelly, Newsday [Trinidad and Tobago], (May 22, 2022)
Southern Baptist leaders mistreated abuse survivors for decades, report says, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (May 22, 2022)
U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse, By Rich Mckay, Reuters [London, England], (May 22, 2022)
Southern Baptist Leaders Mishandled Sex Abuse Crisis, Report Alleges, By Ruth Graham and Elizabeth Dias, New York Times, (May 22, 2022)
Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says, By Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post, (May 22, 2022)
Bombshell 400-page report finds Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual abuse survivors, By Robert Downen and John Tedesco , Houston Chronicle [Houston TX], (May 22, 2022)

May 23, 2022

In Replacing Monuments, Communities Reconsider How the West Was Won, By Erika Bolstad, The Pew Charitable Trusts [Philadelphia PA], (May 23, 2022)
Exposing the darkness at the heart of Irish Society…, By Declan McSweeney, Slugger O'Toole [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (May 23, 2022)
What Native American children endured at one Missouri boarding school, By Gabrielle Hays and Geoff Bennett, PBS NewsHour [Arlington VA], (May 21, 2022)
Haaland seeks healing for Native American boarding school survivors, By Michel Martin, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (May 22, 2022)
Fordham conference on abuse highlights ways the church can foster healthier culture of sexuality, By Mark A. Levand, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 23, 2022)

May 24, 2022

Sex abuse suits pouring in as state’s Catholic leaders seek relief from highest court, By Nigel Duara, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (May 23, 2022)
The Catholic Church’s views on exorcism have changed – a religious studies scholar explains why, By Joseph P. Laycock, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (May 24, 2022)
Jesuit Prep strikes priest’s name from stadium after he kept sex abuse quiet, By Krista M. Torralva, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (May 19, 2022)
Catholic diocese in Poland ordered to pay compensation to victim of child sex abuse by priest, By Daniel Tilles, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (May 23, 2022)
‘I Was Just 16’: Pastor’s ‘Adultery’ Confession in Church Goes Off the Rails, By Allison Quinn, Daily Beast [New York NY], (May 24, 2022)
Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley join request for Senate hearing on Indian Boarding Schools bill, By Dianne Lugo, Statesman Journal [Salem OR], (May 22, 2022)
Request that the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hold a hearing on S. 2907, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act, By U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren et al., Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren [Washington DC], (May 19, 2022)
Vatican uses NY decision to seek dismissal of a Guam abuse case, By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert, Guam Daily Post, (May 23, 2022)

May 25, 2022

Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it., By Anne Barrett Doyle, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 25, 2022)
Survivors, advocates push Italian bishops for national abuse inquiry, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (May 23, 2022)
New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 24, 2022)
What Happened At Minnesota’s 21 Native-American Boarding Schools? Unpacking A Complex History, By Adam Duxter, CBS Minnesota [Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN], (May 22, 2022)
U.S. confronts ‘cultural genocide’ in Native American boarding school probe, By Hassan Kanu, Reuters [London, England], (May 18, 2022)
Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers, By Deepa Bharath, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 25, 2022)
Southern Baptist Convention sex abuse report: 44 women made allegations against Jacksonville pastor, By Brie Isom, Reporter and Deepa Bharath, Associated Press, News4Jax [Jacksonville, FL], (May 24, 2022)
Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims, By Deepa Bharath, Holly Meyer and David Crary, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 23, 2022)
Bellevue pastor admits withholding abuse report from authorities, By Joyce Peterson, Action News 5 [Memphis, TN], (May 24, 2022)
Rochester diocese offers $147.75 million to abuse victims, By Will Astor, Rochester Beacon [Rochester NY], (May 23, 2022)
Rochester Diocese Offers $147M to Settle Sexual Abuse Claims, Insurance Journal [San Diego CA], (May 24, 2022)
Remember the women: The Southern Baptist cover up of sexual abuse, By Pam Durso, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (May 25, 2022)

May 26, 2022

Former priest at Poughkeepsie’s St. Peter’s church accused of sexual abuse, faces charges, By Katelyn Cordero, Poughkeepsie Journal [Poughkeepsie NY], (May 25, 2022)
I Am Sexual Abuse Evidence, By Anna Ramdass, Daily Express [Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago], (May 20, 2022)
New York Will Allow Adult Victims to Revive Decades-Old Sex Abuse Claims, By Grace Ashford, New York Times, (May 23, 2022)
The eerie parallels between the Southern Baptist and Catholic sexual abuse crises, By Matthew J. Cressler, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 26, 2022)
Join us on June 4: A Conference Marking 20 Years of Confronting Clergy Sex Abuse, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (May 26, 2022)

May 27, 2022

Sentence upheld for Juarez priest who sexually abused altar girl, By Fernie Ortiz, KLAS [Las Vegas NV], (May 26, 2022)
Kevin Spacey to face 4 sex assault charges in Britain, By Jill Lawless, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 26, 2022)
“We’ve been lied to.” Bill Donohue on clergy sexual abuse, homosexuality, and the media, By Bill Donohue and Paul Senz, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (May 26, 2022)
‘We wish to apologise’: Arise Church lead pastors resign from board in wake of scandal, By Piers Fuller, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (May 27, 2022)
The Southern Baptist Moral Meltdown, By David Brooks, New York Times, (May 26, 2022)
Southern Baptists Release List of Alleged Sex Abusers, By Ruth Graham, New York Times, (May 26, 2022)
Statement regarding Fr. Percy Singco, MSP, By Bishop Jaime Soto, Diocese of Sacramento [Sacramento CA], (March 18, 2022)
A statement on the release of a list of alleged abusers, By Willie McLaurin and Rolland Slade, Southern Baptist Convention [Nashville TN], (May 26, 2022)
Italian Bishops to Examine Clerical Abuse, but Only to a Point, By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (May 27, 2022)
76th General Assembly: the final Communiqué, Conferenza Episcopale Italiana - Italian Bishops' Conference [Rome, Italy], (May 27, 2022)

May 28, 2022

Cardinal Zuppi announces report on clerical sex abuse in Italy, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 27, 2022)
New head of Italian bishops launches sex abuse query, By Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 27, 2022)
Survivors blast limited effort by Italian bishops to document abuse cases, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (May 28, 2022)
With a new leader, will Italy’s bishops finally investigate abuse?, By Xavier Le Normand, La Croix International [France], (May 24, 2022)
Italian protesters demand action on sex abuses in Catholic Church, By Angelo Amante, Reuters [London, England], (May 27, 2022)
Germany’s Bishop Bätzing defends promotion of priest accused of sexual harassment, By CNA Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 27, 2022)
Native peoples join Catholics in long search for boarding school details, By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (May 27, 2022)
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican power broker for decades, dies at 94, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (May 28, 2022)
The Southern Baptist report exposes some canards about causes of clergy abuse, By Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 27, 2022)
The Next Southern Baptist Investigation, By Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood, Word and Way [Jefferson City, MO], (May 24, 2022)
Four takeaways from the stunning new Southern Baptist Abuse Report, By Admin, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (May 26, 2022)
Former SBC President Johnny Hunt admits improper conduct but denies abuse claims, By David Bumgardner, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (May 27, 2022)
Southern Baptist leaders release a previously secret list of accused sexual abusers, By Holly Meyer and Deepa Bharath, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 27, 2022)

May 29, 2022

When Southern Baptist victims reported abuse, lawyers stood in the way, By David Von Drehle, Washington Post, (May 24, 2022)
The Southern Baptist Horror, By David French, The Atlantic [Washington DC], (May 23, 2022)
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse, By Russell Moore, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (May 22, 2022)
New Sexual Abuse Allegation Against Former St. Peter’s Pastor, Hudson Valley Post [Poughkeepsie NY], (May 29, 2022)
What to Know about Bishop Robert McElroy, Who Will Soon Be a Cardinal, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (May 29, 2022)
List of new cardinals named by Pope Francis, Reuters [London, England], (May 29, 2022)
3rd former seminary student alleges sexual abuse at Mission priest school in 1970s, By Patrick Penner, Agassiz-Harrison Observer [Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada], (May 29, 2022)
Pope Francis, McCarrick, Maciel, By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative [Washington DC], (May 29, 2022)

May 30, 2022

Paedophile priest Vincent Gerard Ryan dead at 84, By Giselle Wakatama, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (May 30, 2022)
Clergy sex abuse victim gives perspective on recent Southern Baptist Convention scandal, By Parker King, Action News 5 [Memphis, TN], (May 30, 2022)
Church submits latest plan to pay clergy abuse claims, By Steve Limtiaco, Pacific Daily News [Hagåtña, Guam], (May 29, 2022)
Cardinal Angelo Sodano – an obituary, By Christopher Lamb, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (May 29, 2022)
Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church: the Italian exception, By Isabelle de Gaulmyn, La Croix International [France], (May 25, 2022)
With Sodano’s passing, the Vatican’s old guard is down but hardly out, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (May 29, 2022)

May 31, 2022

Premier hopes Pope’s visit to Nunavut will help healing process of survivors, By Trevor Wright, Nunatsiaq News [Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada], (May 30, 2022)
Hannah Kate Williams refiles sexual abuse lawsuit against SBC entities, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (May 31, 2022)
Bob Doucette: For Southern Baptists, a reckoning over sexual abuse is overdue, By Bob Doucette, Tulsa World [Tulsa OK], (May 31, 2022)
Pastors fear impact of Southern Baptists’ sex abuse scandal, By Jimmy Tomlin, The High Point Enterprise [High Point NC], (May 31, 2022)
One Man Can Break Open the World’s Most Powerful Pedo Ring, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (May 31, 2022)
Sex abuse case heads to hearing, By Matt Westerhold, Sandusky Register [Sandusky OH], (May 31, 2022)
My husband and I created a database of clergy sex abusers; why couldn’t the SBC?, By Megan Benninger, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (May 31, 2022)
Justice for Priests?, By Rev. Msgr. Thomas G. Guarino, STD, First Things [New York NY], (May 30, 2022)
The ‘message’ of McElroy’s red hat, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 29, 2022)
Bishop Robert McElroy tapped to be the newest U.S. Cardinal; SNAP reacts, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (May 31, 2022)
Boston cardinal tells Italian bishops ‘facing truth’ is only way to tackle abuse, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (May 26, 2022)
New head of Italian bishops tasked with handling clergy sex abuse, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (May 25, 2022)
What does ‘Vos estis’ need now?, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 31, 2022)
Portugal’s clergy abuse commission wants more help from church officials, By Eduardo Campo Lima, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (May 26, 2022)
Angelo Sodano, once-powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94, By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 28, 2022)