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August 1, 2022

Albany bishop to ‘walk with’ alleged clergy abuse victim, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (July 26, 2022)
Man who settled sex abuse case with Albany Diocese met bishop before Sunday Mass, By Jonathan Hunter, WNYT-TV [Albany NY], (July 31, 2022)
Francis Calls Abuse of Indigenous People in Canada a ‘Genocide’, By Jason Horowitz, New York Times, (July 30, 2022)
Supreme Judicial Court allows Bishop Weldon abuse lawsuit to move forward, By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (July 29, 2022)
In Chile, five women lead the Church’s anti-clerical abuse campaign, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (July 30, 2022)

August 2, 2022

‘Last Chance’ for Mass. Lawmakers to Ban NDAs This Year, By Mary Markos, WBTS - NBC 10 [Boston MA], (July 29, 2022)
When Abuse Occurs in a Sacramental Context, By Emily Hess, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (August 1, 2022)
Group’s report card shows many dioceses failing in financial transparency, By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 1, 2022)
‘We heard nothing’: Cape Broyle community group blindsided by sale of local Catholic church and scrambling to save it, By Evan Careen, Saltwire Network [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (August 2, 2022)
Priest accused of asking inappropriate questions has new post at Narragansett parish, By Antonia Noori Farzan, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (August 2, 2022)
The Catholic doctrine of discovery is already null and void, By Brendan Steven, The Hub [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], (August 2, 2022)

August 3, 2022

Bishop accused in lawsuit of abusing child decades ago, Detroit Free Press [Detroit MI], (August 2, 2022)
Survivors of abuse in Catholic Church demand attorney general release findings, By Ava-joye Burnett, WJZ-TV - CBS 2 [Baltimore MD], (August 2, 2022)
Francis in Canada: Trip shows tenacity of Canada’s Indigenous and pope, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 3, 2022)
Maryland’s clergy sex abuse investigation lacks results, survivors say, By Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters [Takoma Park MD], (August 2, 2022)
Attorney who represented church abuse victims defends state’s YDC settlement plan, By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin [Concord NH], (August 3, 2022)
Bishop accused in lawsuit of abusing child decades ago, By Mark Pratt, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 2, 2022)
Regarding the Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Archbishop Paul Russell, Archdiocese of Detroit [Detroit MI], (August 2, 2022)
Attorney Garabedian calls for investigation into Fr. Eric Silva following reassignment, By Hector Molina, WLNE-TV, ABC-6 [Providence RI], (August 3, 2022)

August 4, 2022

Chile’s Catholics see chasm separating hierarchy from increasingly hostile laity, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (August 4, 2022)
“Call Bethel”: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Sexual Abuse. 4. The Montana Case, By Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter - Center for Studies on New Religions [Torino, Italy], (August 4, 2022)
Knoxville diocese fought to name plaintiff in rape cover-up suit, The Pillar [Washington DC], (August 3, 2022)
Between the faithful and predators, does the pope’s apology bring a new hope, By Mr. Lalu, Avenue Mail [Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India], (August 3, 2022)

August 5, 2022

Canada requests extradition of French priest accused of child abuse, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (August 5, 2022)
Portugal cardinal meets pope as sex abuse allegations swirl, By Barry Hatton, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 5, 2022)
Albany Bishop talks Diocese response to sex abuse suits, By Liz Bishop, WRGB - CBS 6 [Albany NY], (August 4, 2022)
Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen, By Michael Rezendes, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 5, 2022)
Statement on the Assignment of Fr. Eric Silva, Diocese of Providence RI, (August 5, 2022)
Tobin Rescinds Priest Assignment After GoLocal Report, GoLocalProv [Providence RI], (August 5, 2022)

August 6, 2022

Pope Francis was not fully briefed prior to Canadian visit, By Thomas Reese, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 5, 2022)
Detroit auxiliary bishop denies allegation of sexually abusing minor, By Carl Bunderson, Shannon Mullen, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 2, 2022)
Portugal’s Catholic Church child sex-abuse scandal deepens, By Natasha Donn, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (August 5, 2022)
4 takeaways from AP’s Mormon church sex abuse investigation, By Michael Rezendes, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 4, 2022)
Church responds to AP story on abuse of a child and reporting hotline, By Tad Walch, Deseret News [Salt Lake City, UT], (August 5, 2022)
Chicago Archdiocese settles sex abuse case for $1.75 million, By Mitch Dudek , Chicago Sun-Times, (August 5, 2022)
Protestors want former Barrington priest investigated amid allegations, By Joanna Bouras, NBC 10 News, WJAR-TV, NBC-10 [Providence RI], (August 5, 2022)
Diocese defends transfer of priest to Narragansett, By Ryan Blessing, Staff Writer, The Independent [Narragansett, RI], (August 4, 2022)
Diocese rescinds appointment of Father Eric Silva to Narragansett amid controversy, By Antonia Noori Farzan, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (August 5, 2022)
Two-year-old lawsuit accusing Theodore McCarrick of repeatedly raping boy still pending in NJ, By Shannon Mullen, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 5, 2022)
Bishop Should Suspend Silva and Neronha Must Investigate – McKiernan of BishopAccountability, By Terence McKiernan, President and Co-Director, BishopAccountability, Guest MINDSETTER™, GoLocalProv [Providence RI], (August 6, 2022)
Pine Ridge council votes to exclude missionary from tribal lands, By Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today [Phoenix, AZ], (August 5, 2022)

August 7, 2022

LDS Church slams AP story as ‘mischaracterizing’ help line given to leaders to report abuse, By Tamarra Kemsley and Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 5, 2022)
Stephen Rowland: Always take allegations of sexual abuse seriously, By Stephen Rowland, Columbia Daily Herald [Columbia, TN], (August 6, 2022)
Roman stunner: More or less, the Vatican tells the truth about its money, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (August 7, 2022)
Pope Francis’ apology to Indigenous Canadians opened door to reconciliation, By Kevin P. Considine, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 2, 2022)
The pope’s apology tour has some conspicuous gaps — let’s start with Junipero Serra, By Patty Krawec, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (July 29, 2022)

August 8, 2022

Victim of clergy abuse asks Catholic church leaders for transparency, By Jana DeCamilla, Post-Star [Glen Falls NY], (August 6, 2022)
Harrisburg Diocese reaches settlement with clergy abuse survivors, WGAL-TV, NBC-8 [Lancaster PA], (August 5, 2022)
Sexual abuse survivors call for answers amid probe into Catholic Church in Baltimore, By Deena Zaru, ABC News [New York City NY], (August 3, 2022)
Theodore McCarrick Abuse Lawsuit Still Pending in New Jersey, By Shannon Mullen, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (August 6, 2022)
A Nicaraguan priest is accused of abusing a minor. Human rights activists aren’t convinced., By Edgar Beltrán, The Pillar [Washington DC], (August 1, 2022)
Priest accused of sex assault against children in Glasgow, BBC [London, England], (August 4, 2022)
Priest accused of sexual conduct towards four girls at two Glasgow churches, By Connor Gordon, Glasgow Live [Glasgow, Scotland, UK], (August 4, 2022)
Perspective: I survived abuse. I worked for the church’s help line. The AP story broke my heart, By Kate Taylor Lauck, Deseret News [Salt Lake City, UT], (August 6, 2022)
Mormon church issues vague rebuttal on sex abuse hotline, By Erin Alberty, Axios [Arlington VA], (August 8, 2022)

August 9, 2022

Catholic Diocese Bankruptcies Drag On as Insurers Fight Rising Costs of Sex-Abuse Claims, By Soma Biswas, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (August 4, 2022)
Potential class-action lawsuit in B.C. alleges abuse at Catholic schools, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Richmond News [Richmond, British Columbia, Canada], (August 8, 2022)
German bishop, accused of abuse, found to have helped wanted pedophile priests escape to Latin America, By AC Wimmer, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (August 8, 2022)
Indigenous Canadian victim of Catholic Church recounts horrific ordeal at residential school, By Seyit Aydogan, Anadolu Agency [Ankara, Turkey], (August 8, 2022)
Deutsche Bischofskonferenz und Adveniat veröffentlichen unabhängige Untersuchung der Akten der Koordinationsstelle Fidei Donum, Deutsche Bischofskonferenz - German Bishops' Conference [Bonn, Germany], (August 8, 2022)
India’s Cardinal Gracias denies reports he intervened in accused bishop’s case, By Sarah Mac Donald , National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 9, 2022)
Commentary: Parishioners in R.I. deserve transparency about removal of Catholic priest, By Stephen Brophy and Christina Brophy, Boston Globe, (August 8, 2022)
Why all the people of God must take some responsibility for clericalism, By Hatty Calbus, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (August 8, 2022)
Namenscodierungen, Tarnadressen, Schecks: Bischof schützte Missbrauchstäter vor Strafverfolgung, By Annette Langer, Der Spiegel [Hamburg, Germany], (August 8, 2022)
Bishop Libasci sex abuse lawsuit stalled over bankruptcy, By Damien Fisher, InDepthNH.org - New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism [Barrington NH], (August 5, 2022)
Survivors release video with new recordings of AG Kaul and staff, Nate's Mission [Milwaukee WI], (July 27, 2022)
Detroit Archbishop Accused of Abusing a Minor in Massachusetts Parish, By Joseph H. Saunders, Los Angeles Legal Examiner - Saunders & Walker [Pinellas Park FL], (August 9, 2022)

August 10, 2022

Polish bishop accused of sexually abusing child in hospital bed denies wrongdoing, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (August 9, 2022)
Another red hat for a McCarrick ally, By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (August 9, 2022)
Church is challenged to end trafficking, child abuse, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (August 9, 2022)
Hearing pain of Canada school survivors felt like slaps, pope says, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (August 3, 2022)
Former FBI Child Sex Abuse Expert on What Parents Should Know About “Grooming”, By GoLocalProv news team, GoLocalProv [Providence RI], (August 7, 2022)
The Catholic Church is at a crossroads: Will it choose renewal or decline?, By John Kenneth White, The Hill, (August 9, 2022)
Convicted Sex Offender Pursuing Ministry Training at Southern Baptist Schools, By Kim Roberts, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (August 8, 2022)
Barber names abuse task force members, By Scott Barkley, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (August 8, 2022)

August 11, 2022

The Pope’s Non-Apology to Indigenous Canadians Furthers a History of Abuse, By Lori Campbell, Yes! [Poulsbo WA], (August 5, 2022)
Polish church official: State commission can’t access abuse documents, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Crux [Denver CO], (August 10, 2022)
Sex abuse case against retired priest dropped by Allegheny County DA’s office, By Paula Reed Ward, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (August 10, 2022)
Remains of Jesuit Priest Removed from Kahnawake Church Grounds, iHeart Radio [San Antonio TX], (August 10, 2022)
Jana Riess: How Latter-day Saints are addressing sex abuse: Too little, too late, By Jana Reiss, Religion News Service, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 11, 2022)
German Catholics want expanded lay roles, greater tolerance for dissent, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (August 11, 2022)
‘We will die first’ – religious abuse survivors speak up after exclusion from government payouts, By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 11, 2022)
Opinion: Still no progress on statute of limitations reform for sex abuse victims, By Theresa Dinwiddie-Herrmann, Cincinnati Enquirer / cincinnati.com, (August 7, 2022)
Judge rules accused priest Bialkowski can control widow’s $2 million estate, By Charlie Specht, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (August 11, 2022)

August 12, 2022

Catholic Church’s Redress Not Fit For Purpose, Scoop [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 12, 2022)
Former students of Saskatoon school allege sexual abuse in $25M legal claim, By Chandra Philip, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (August 12, 2022)
Former Chilliwack Catholic priest accused of raping a boy in the 1970s, By Paul Henderson, Peace Arch News [Surrey, B.C., Canada], (August 11, 2022)
Rep. Lyman proposes requiring Utah clergy to report child abuse, By Daniel Woodruff, KUTV, CBS-2 [Salt Lake City UT], (August 12, 2022)
N. Attleborough Priest Placed on Administrative Leave Amid Investigation Into Alleged Misconduct, By Matt Fortin , WBTS - NBC 10 [Boston MA], (August 12, 2022)
North Attleborough Priest Placed on Administrative Leave, Diocese of Fall River [Fall River MA], (August 7, 2022)
Indigenous Residential School Survivors Recall Stories of Abuse Following Pope Francis’ Visit, By Johanna Li, Inside Edition [New York NY], (August 12, 2022)
Diocese nixes plan to transfer controversial priest, By Ryan Blessing, The Independent [Narragansett, RI], (August 12, 2022)

August 13, 2022

Calls for changes to New Zealand law after rapist claims sex with 12-year-old ‘consensual’, By Tess McClure, The Guardian [London, England], (August 12, 2022)
Mormon lawmaker pushes abuse reporting reform in Utah, By Brady McCombs, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 12, 2022)
Utah GOP lawmaker wants to require clergy to report child abuse, By Bryan Schott, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 12, 2022)
Two Utah lawmakers seek to end ‘clergy exception’ to child abuse reporting, By Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News [Salt Lake City, UT], (August 12, 2022)
Southern Baptists say they face U.S. federal probe after sex abuse claims, By Reuters, Reuters [London, England], (August 12, 2022)
Southern Baptist abuse claims under DoJ investigation, BBC [London, England], (August 13, 2022)
Former Plover youth pastor to be charged with child sexual assault, By Heather Poltrock and Emily Davies, WSAW [Wausau, WI], (August 10, 2022)
Catholic priest arrested for sexually harassing 3 school girls in TN, By Maha Krishnan, Hindu Post [New Delhi, IN], (August 11, 2022)
Indian cardinal denies cover-up to shield bishop charged with fathering a child, By CNA Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 10, 2022)
Victim of Bishop Zanchetta: ‘Don’t turn your back on us; we didn’t deserve such treatment’, By Walter Sanchez Silva, ACI Prensa Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 13, 2022)

August 14, 2022

Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation, By Holly Meyer and David Crary, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 12, 2022)
Feds Getting Involved in SBC Investigation, By Eric Scot English, Patheos [Englewood CO], (August 13, 2022)
Road to Healing: Native American communities speak out on past abuse, By Josh Kurman, WWMT-TV [Kalamazoo MI], (August 13, 2022)
Canadian First Nations, Catholic Church Reflect After Papal Visit, Apology, By Craig McCullough, Voice of America [Washington DC], (August 12, 2022)
Advocate for victims of clergy abuse plans demonstration in North Attleboro, By Tom Reilly, The Sun Chronicle [Attleboro MA], (August 11, 2022)
The Village Church Settles Abuse Complaint, By Emily Belz, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (August 12, 2022)
Department of Justice to investigate Southern Baptist sexual abuse, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (August 12, 2022)
The healing and causes of childhood sexual abuse, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (August 14, 2022)

August 15, 2022

Caso Próvolo: la historia de los abominables abusos sexuales de sacerdotes a niños sordos, By Luis Guerrero, La República [Lima, Peru], (August 13, 2022)
Mass. priest on leave amid investigation into alleged misconduct, By Alexander Newman, WFXT-TV, Fox-25, boston25news.com (Boston MA), (August 13, 2022)
Letter: Catholic Church’s apologies hollow, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 15, 2022)
Ex-Catholic brother faces abuse charges, By Cheryl Goodenough, Brisbane Times [Brisbane, Australia], (August 15, 2022)
Update public on clergy investigation — James Connell, The Journal Times [Racine WI], (August 12, 2022)
Catholic priest arrested for abusing minor boy in Kerala, By Press Trust of India, News9Live [Noida, India], (August 15, 2022)
Independent investigation called for into allegations against Rev. Rodney Thibault, By Max Bowen, North Star Reporter [North Attleborough MA], (August 12, 2022)

August 16, 2022

Report: Catholic clergy’s unquestioned — and uneducated — power spurs abuse, By Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (August 15, 2022)
Ex-Catholic brother faces abuse charges, By Laine Clark, Australian Associated Press, South Coast Register [New South Wales, Australia], (August 16, 2022)
Stepping down: Experts draft proposed laws on status of a retired pope, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 12, 2022)
Church studying faith-based redress Cabinet paper, CathNews New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 15, 2022)
The debate over the Catholicism ‘trend’, By Grayson Quay, The Week [London, England], (August 16, 2022)
Can the Catholic Church claim immunity from abuse lawsuits because it is a charity?, By Paris Alston, Jeremy Siegel, and Daniel Medwed, WGBH Radio - NPR affiliate [Boston MA], (August 16, 2022)

August 17, 2022

Lag in slavery reparations from US Jesuits irks descendants, By Deepa Bharath, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 16, 2022)
The Church must heal childhood sexual abuse, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (August 17, 2022)
‘Beyond Bad Apples’: A new report explores how clericalism is shaped by sex, gender and power, By Michael J. O’Loughlin, America [New York NY], (August 16, 2022)
Show Me the Money: Report Gives Unprecedented Look Into Vatican Finances, By Justin McLellan , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (August 15, 2022)
Report on Cologne cardinal’s PR strategy prompts renewed controversy, By Catholic News Service, Crux [Denver CO], (August 16, 2022)
Prominent cardinal named in sexual assault lawsuit against archdiocese of Quebec, By CBC News, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 16, 2022)
Cardinal Ouellet named in Canadian sex abuse lawsuit, By Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 16, 2022)
Prominent Canadian cardinal accused of sexual assault, By Agence France Presse, France 24 [Paris, France], (August 16, 2022)
Mission Schools Sexual Abuse Suit Dismissed on Technicality, By Rebecca Hopkins, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (August 16, 2022)

August 18, 2022

After abuse claim against Quebec cardinal, 3 more women file complaint against church, By Virginie Ann, Vancouver Is Awesome [Vancouver BC, Canada], (August 16, 2022)
‘Mormon Land’: AP reporter of ‘Spotlight’ fame discusses his expose on sex abuse in the LDS Church, By David Noyce  and  Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 17, 2022)
St. Gabriel’s Hall in Marystown is up for sale, and the group that runs it wants to buy it, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 17, 2022)
Catholic cardinal accused in lawsuit of sexual assault, By Amanda Coletta and Chico Harlan, Washington Post, (August 16, 2022)
Quebec priest named in sexual assault lawsuit removed years after allegations first flagged, By Émilie Warren , CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 17, 2022)
LDS Church hits back even harder at AP, cites ‘egregious errors’ in sex abuse article, By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 18, 2022)
Church Provides Further Details about the Arizona Abuse Case, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [Salt Lake City UT], (August 17, 2022)
Retired priest accused of sexual assault at Manitoba residential school pleads not guilty, By Rachel Bergen, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (August 17, 2022)
Cardinal Ouellet allegations will raise Vatican criticisms, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (August 17, 2022)
LGBTQ journalist Chuck Colbert died: reported on Catholic sexual abuse, By Karen Ocamb, Los Angeles Blade [Los Angeles CA], (August 16, 2022)

August 19, 2022

‘Too harsh’ and ‘out of step’: Survey finds NJ Catholics want a more inclusive church, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (August 12, 2022)
Advocate stages lonely vigil outside North Attleboro Catholic school following pastor’s suspension, By Tom Reilly, The Sun Chronicle [Attleboro MA], (August 12, 2022)
Bergen priest accused of sexual misconduct is reassigned to Newark with inquiry closed, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (August 19, 2022)
Church terminates lease of Christian school linked to lawsuit alleging abuse, exorcisms, By Nicole Alcindor, The Christian Post, (August 18, 2022)
Abuse in care inquiry: More support required for children facing school exclusion, ERO boss says, By John Gerritsen, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (August 19, 2022)
Utah’s governor signals support for bill requiring clergy to report abuse, By Ben Winslow, KSTU-TV, Fox-13 [Salt Lake City UT], (August 18, 2022)
Adult women who accused Quebec cardinal of sexual misconduct breaks church-abuse stereotype, By The Canadian Press, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (August 17, 2022)
Vatican shelves sexual assault probe into Cardinal Marc Ouellet, By The Canadian Press, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (August 18, 2022)
The Pope has decided there are insufficient grounds for a canonical investigation into accusations against Cardinal Ouellet, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (August 18, 2022)

August 20, 2022

Judge limits privilege defense in AZ Mormon sex abuse case, By Michael Rezendes, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 18, 2022)
In deeply Mormon Utah, a push to require clergy report abuse, By Sam Metz, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 20, 2022)

August 21, 2022

Former papal candidate ‘strongly denies’ sex assault claims, By Agence France-Presse, Philippine Star [Manila, Philippines], (August 21, 2022)
Vatican cardinal terms assault allegations false, defamatory, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 19, 2022)
Next Sunday, remember that popes can admire resignation without dropping hints, By John L. Allen, Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (August 21, 2022)
Lack of LDS Church transparency in child sex abuse cases stuns AP reporter, By Peggy Fletcher Stack and David Noyce , Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 21, 2022)
Pope says not enough evidence to try Cardinal Ouellet for sexual assault, By François Gloutnay, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 18, 2022)
Vatican Will Not Take Prefect of Dicastery for Bishops to Trial for Sex Abuse Allegations, By Hannah Brockhaus, ACI Africa [Nouaceur, Morocco], (August 18, 2022)
The US Department of Justice Is Investigating the SBC. What Does It Mean?, By Bob Smietana, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (August 18, 2022)

August 22, 2022

Attorneys say diocese has been slow to disclose priest abuse files, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 22, 2022)
Cardinal at center of Vatican trial claims he has been ‘reinstated’ by Pope, By Inés San Martín, Crux [Denver CO], (August 22, 2022)
Walking with Generation Z: Distrust of Institutions and Organized Religion, By Benjamin Eriksen, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (August 21, 2022)
Nicaragua: Catholic Bishop “Kidnapped,” USCIRF Denounces Widespread “Persecution”, By Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter - Center for Studies on New Religions [Torino, Italy], (August 22, 2022)
Portugal abuse commission calls victims to testify, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 19, 2022)

August 23, 2022

Clergy sex abuse blogger decides to shut down ‘Sylvia’s Site’, By Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], (August 22, 2022)
Archbishop of Tuam describes clerical child abuse as ‘darkest place in our Catholic story’, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (August 22, 2022)
Former Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland dies at 95, leaves complex legacy, By Annysa Johnson and Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee WI], (August 22, 2022)

August 24, 2022

Father of choirboy can sue Catholic Church, By Emily Woods, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (August 24, 2022)
Former Archbishop Rembert Weakland Dies: Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse Respond, By Peter Isely, Nate's Mission [Milwaukee WI], (August 22, 2022)
Archbishop Weakland, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (August 23, 2022)
Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Critic of Vatican Orthodoxy, Dies at 95, By Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, (August 22, 2022)

August 25, 2022

An epidemic of false witness, By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (August 24, 2022)
Recalling Randy Rembert, The Church Wrecker, By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative [Washington DC], (August 23, 2022)
Rembert Weakland, former archbishop of Milwaukee, dies at 95, By Emily Langer, Washington Post, (August 23, 2022)
Acushnet Man Accuses Former New Bedford Priest of Sexual Abuse, By Kate Robinson, WBSM-AM/AM 1420 [Fairhaven MA], (August 24, 2022)
Catholic Church is sentenced to pay ¢65 million for moral damages, QCostaRica [San José, Costa Rica], (August 25, 2022)
Retired Archbishop Weakland of Milwaukee dies at age 95, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 22, 2022)
Letter: Money, not Jesus, guiding diocese, By Bruce Breton, Times Union [Albany NY], (August 24, 2022)

August 26, 2022

Court rules Church in Costa Rica must pay $100,000 compensation to sex-abuse victim, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 25, 2022)
Former New Bedford priest sued for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the late 1980s, By Frank Mulligan, Standard-Times - SouthCoastToday [New Bedford MA], (August 26, 2022)
Families of clergy abuse victims’ new legal precedent paves way for litigation, By Laura Mayers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (August 26, 2022)
Abusos sexuais. Lusodescendente processa padre católico nos Estados Unidos, By Margarida Serra, TSF Radio [Lisbon, Portugal], (August 25, 2022)
New Bedford priest accused of sexually abusing boy in Massachusetts and Maine, By Amanda Milkovits, Boston Globe, (August 26, 2022)

August 27, 2022

More power to laity, less focus on priesthood, says Cork Bishop, By Donal O'Keeffe, The Echo [Cork, Ireland], (August 27, 2022)
Pope’s pick for cardinal has been at odds with conservative American bishops, By Corky Siemaszko, NBC News [New York NY], (August 27, 2022)

August 28, 2022

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis, By Kevin J. Jones and Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 26, 2022)
Catholic Church Reveals List Of 26 Alleged Pedophile Priests In Colombia, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (August 27, 2022)
Obituary: Bishop Séamus Freeman — kind, warm man who held senior positions in the Pallottine order, By Deaglán de Bréadún, Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (August 28, 2022)
Catholic News Agency Canceling Victims, By Christine Niles, Church Militant [Ferndale MI], (August 27, 2022)
Poland’s Catholics complain of deep divide between clergy, laity, By Paulina Guzik, Crux [Denver CO], (August 28, 2022)
Packed program, heated debate await Synodal Path plenary participants, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (August 27, 2022)

August 29, 2022

Rome consistory showed Pope Francis’ vision is taking root, By Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (August 29, 2022)
Changes afoot for Catholic Church in Ireland as Vatican Synod approaches, By Michael O'Dowd, IrishCentral [New York NY], (August 29, 2022)
Certain images from the consistory in Rome speak volumes, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (August 28, 2022)
Timeline of Canada’s call to abandon 2015 appeal over residential schools fundraiser, By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (August 20, 2022)
Canada agreed to ‘forever discharge’ Catholic entities from raising $25M for residential school survivors, By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (August 20, 2022)
From optimism to disgust in the time it takes to remove a headdress, By Niigaan Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press [Winnipeg MB, Canada], (August 22, 2022)
Though Harper government agreed to ‘forever discharge’ Catholic Church of settlement obligation more can be done, By Shari Narine, Regina Leader-Post [Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada], (August 28, 2022)
Letter to the Editor – The Christian View on Sex Abuse Reporting, By Kimball Shinkoskey, Cheyenne Post [Cheyenne WY], (August 28, 2022)
Arlington Catholic grad sues sues 3 former archdiocese priests, Your Arlington [Arlington MA], (August 28, 2022)
Youth pastor arrest sheds light on child abuse in our community, By Anna Darling, KNWA [Rogers AR], (August 26, 2022)

August 30, 2022

Dozens of Jesuit Priests Accused of Child Sex Abuse in Spain over Many Decades, By Alex Trelinski, The Olive Press [San Luis de Sabinillas, Spain], (August 30, 2022)
Utah senator wants to require background checks for LDS bishops and other clergy, By Jessica Miller, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (August 30, 2022)
Clergy sex abuse survivors question Cathedral funeral for Weakland, By Nick Bohr, WISN 12 - ABC [Milwaukee WI], (August 29, 2022)
Anti-clergy abuse advocates slam public funeral at cathedral for former Archbishop Weakland, By Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee WI], (August 29, 2022)

August 31, 2022

Funeral Mass for former Milwaukee archbishop draws supporters, protesters, By Nick Bohr, WISN 12 - ABC [Milwaukee WI], (August 30, 2022)
Clergy sex abuse survivors protest former Archbishop Rembert Weakland’s funeral Mass, By Adam Rife, WDJT-TV, Ch. 58 [Milwaukee WI], (August 30, 2022)
Arquidiócesis de Medellín reconoce que 26 de sus sacerdotes habrían cometido abusos sexuales contra niños, By Cristian Álvarez Balbín, El Colombiano [Medellín, Colombia], (August 27, 2022)
The Zanchetta affair (Part 1): the bishop’s rise, Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (August 22, 2022)
The Zanchetta affair (Part 2): resignation, Archbishop Stanovnik, and a Vatican position, Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (August 24, 2022)
The Zanchetta affair (Part 3): allegations and Vatican denials, Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (August 30, 2022)
St. Louis priest to have arrest record expunged after sexual abuse cases dropped, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (August 30, 2022)
Priest’s record expunged after St. Louis sodomy case dropped, Associated Press [New York NY], (August 25, 2022)