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January 1, 2023

Former Pope Benedict XVI dies in Vatican monastery aged 95, By Jack Guy, Valentina Di Donato, Sugam Pokharel, Sharon Braithwaite, James Frater and Allegra Goodwin, CNN [Atlanta GA], (January 1, 2023)
Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict: His Official Biography, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (December 31, 2022)
Benedict XVI Will Be Remembered as a ‘True Doctor of the Church for Today’, By Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (December 31, 2022)
My encounters with Joseph Ratzinger — and Pope Benedict XVI, By Thomas Reese SJ, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 31, 2022)
Pope Benedict Was a Law and Order Pontiff, Who Failed As a Reformer, By Jason Berry, Daily Beast [New York NY], (January 1, 2023)
While blamed, Benedict fought sex abuse more than past popes, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 1, 2023)

January 2, 2023

The First Afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI, By Ross Douthat, New York Times, (January 1, 2023)
He says a Bay Area priest abused him. He finally found him 55 years later, By Joshua Sharpe, San Francisco Chronicle [San Francisco CA], (December 31, 2022)
Where is Father Castillo? New Answers on Oakland Priest Who Left Country After Abuse Claims, By Michael Bott, Candice Nguyen, Alex Bozovic, and Jeremy Carroll, KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (December 30, 2022)
‘Enough of this silence’ — woman goes public about clergy sexual abuse, By Marina Riker and Josie Norris, San Antonio Express-News [San Antonio TX], (December 30, 2022)
Ex-pope Benedict XVI’s mixed legacy on child sex abuse, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (December 31, 2022)
Church’s ex-prosecutor on sex abuse defends Benedict XVI’s record, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (January 2, 2023)
Special Report: Boy Scouts, Catholic dioceses find haven from sex abuse suits in bankruptcy, By Kristina Cooke, Mike Spector, Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, and Disha Raychaudhuri, Reuters [London, England], (December 30, 2022)
Statement on the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, By Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (December 31, 2022)

January 3, 2023

Thousands pay last respects to Pope Benedict in St. Peter’s Basilica, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (January 2, 2023)
Pope Benedict XVI Dies, 1927–2022, By Massimo Faggioli, Commonweal [New York NY], (December 31, 2022)
Lawsuit Against Pope Benedict XVI Will Continue Despite Death, By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast [New York NY], (January 3, 2023)
A year of reckoning for Albany diocese as records shed light on abuse, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (December 31, 2022)
Benedict was criticized for his handling of the church’s sex abuse scandal., By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, (December 31, 2022)
US bankruptcy court approves $121M clergy abuse settlement, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 29, 2022)
Death of Pope Benedict XVI: Statement by BishopAccountability.org, By Anne Barrett Doyle, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (December 31, 2022)
For Pope Benedict, his papacy was not the peak of his influence, By Massimo Faggioli, Boston Globe, (December 31, 2022)
World mourns loss of complicated, controversial and cerebral Pope Benedict, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (January 1, 2023)
Benedict’s brief papacy was marred by the priest sex abuse scandal, By Corky Siemaszko, NBC News [New York NY], (December 31, 2022)
Jehovah’s Witnesses abuse scandal is a reminder to end cover-up culture | Editorial, By Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (January 3, 2023)
How Pope Benedict ignored Vatican responsibility for child sex abuse in Ireland, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (December 31, 2022)
Time has run out for Pope Benedict, but it’s not too late for Pope Francis, By Peter Isely, Nate's Mission [Milwaukee WI], (December 31, 2022)
Pope Benedict XVI Promoted Traditional Faith, Contended With Sex-Abuse Crisis, By Liam Maloney, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (December 31, 2022)
Benedict, a pope who shaped his times but didn’t tower over them, dies at 95, By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (December 31, 2022)
A change in Maine law prompts a wave of new church abuse allegations, By Mike Damiano, Boston Globe, (January 2, 2023)
New judge assigned to archdiocese sexual abuse case, By Julie Scharper and Tim Prudente, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (January 3, 2023)

January 4, 2023

Death sentence upheld for Indonesian teacher for rape, By Katharina Reny Lestari, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 4, 2023)
Indonesia to clamp down on child porn, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 4, 2023)
Victim Speaks Out Against Abuser’s Plan to Create Halfway House for Sex Offenders, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (December 31, 2022)
KBI’s Catholic clergy abuse investigation continues, By Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (December 21, 2022)
Even in death, Benedict XVI stirs mixed reactions in Vatican crowds, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (January 4, 2023)
Benedict Leaves Behind a Conflicted Legacy on Clerical Sexual Abuse, By Jason Horowitz and Erika Solomon, New York Times, (January 4, 2023)
Former Paris archbishop target of sexual assault probe, By John Leicester, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 4, 2023)

January 5, 2023

‘Unfair’ to say ex-pope Benedict covered up church sexual abuse cases — ex-PPCRV head, By Jean Mangaluz, Philippine Daily Inquirer [Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines], (January 4, 2023)
Benedict remembered for role in pushing US bishops to confront clergy abuse, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 5, 2023)
SNAP reacts to the death of Pope Benedict XVI, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (December 31, 2022)
A man of contradictions, Benedict leaves us two very different legacies, By Donna B. Doucette, NBC News [New York NY], (January 4, 2023)
Highlights from the life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 31, 2022)
Pope Benedict’s most important legacy is Francis, By Ed. Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 2, 2023)
RIP Pope Benedict XVI — but let’s not ignore all the harm he did the church and its people, By Celia Viggo Wexler , Salon [San Francisco, CA], (January 5, 2023)
The Southern Baptist Church Ignored Its Abuse Crisis. She Exposed It., By Sarah Stankorb, Vice [Brooklyn NY], (January 4, 2023)
Pope Benedict XVI was involved in several high-profile Wisconsin abuse cases, By Sarah Pearson and Peter Isely, Nate's Mission, Nate's Mission [Milwaukee WI], (January 4, 2023)
Benedict Leaves Behind a Conflicted Legacy on Clerical Sexual Abuse, By Jason Horowitz and Erika Solomon, New York Times, (January 4, 2023)

January 6, 2023

What Mark Rozzi’s record can tell us about what kind of Pa. House speaker he’ll be, By Angela Couloumbis and Stephen Caruso of Spotlight PA, The Daily Item [Sunbury PA], (January 6, 2023)
A pope who redefined clerical sex abuse, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 6, 2023)
B.C. man alleges hundreds of sexual assaults by Scout leader, church volunteer, By Jeremy Hainsworth, Vancouver Is Awesome [Vancouver BC, Canada], (January 5, 2023)
The controversial legacy Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI leaves behind, By Nick Schifrin and Teresa Cebrian Aranda, PBS NewsHour [Arlington VA], (January 5, 2023)
Diocese challenges Maine law allowing older sex abuse claims, By David Sharp, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 5, 2023)
Benedict aide’s tell-all book will expose ‘dark maneuvers’, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 2, 2023)
Cardinal O’Malley reflects on Pope Benedict’s legacy, By Antonio Enrique, The Pilot - Archdiocese of Boston [Boston MA], (January 6, 2023)
Benedict and Clergy Sexual Abuse: The Leader Who Said ‘No More’, By Judy Roberts, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 6, 2023)

January 7, 2023

New Pa. speaker puts sexual abuse lawsuit window atop agenda, By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 6, 2023)
Gov. Wolf issues call for PA special session for amendment for childhood abuse victims, By Tyler Jeski, WJAC-TV [Jamestown PA], (January 6, 2023)
Key Backer of Sexual Abuse Reforms Wins New Position in Pennsylvania, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (January 5, 2023)
Supporters disappointed by failure of ‘Scout’s Honor Law’ during lame duck session, By Matthew Rand, NPR WOSU 89.7 [Cleveland, OH], (January 5, 2023)
Portland Diocese challenging 2021 Maine law lifting statute of limitations on childhood abuse claims, By Emily Allen and Eric Russell, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 4, 2023)
SBC’s sexual abuse hotline raises ethical issue, By Christa Brown, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (January 6, 2023)
Slovenian Jesuits ask for forgiveness in major abuse case, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (January 7, 2023)
Kansas report on sex abuse in Catholic dioceses identifies 188 clergy suspected of crimes, By Judy L. Thomas , Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (January 7, 2023)
Kansas Catholic priest sex abuse report leads to no charges, By Margaret Stafford and John Hanna, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 7, 2023)
Report finds Catholic church in Kansas covered up sexual abuse of children by priests for decades, By Scott Canon, KCUR (NPR affiliate) [Kansas City MO], (January 6, 2023)

January 8, 2023

Former South Carolina Catholic priest charged with sexual abuse of 11 year old, By Ted Clifford, The State [Columbia SC], (January 7, 2023)
Media Statement, Archdiocese of Kansas City KS, By Archdiocese of Kansas City KS, Archdiocese of Kansas City KS, (January 7, 2023)
Feeble clergy sex abuse report exposes Schmidt’s sins. He betrayed his office and Kansas kids., By Clay Wirestone, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (January 8, 2023)
Timeline of alleged abuse, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 8, 2023)
Decades-old abuse claims against Portland diocese, once blocked, pour in after state law change, By Emily Allen and Eric Russell, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 8, 2023)
Vicar of Rome latest papal confidante to fall out of favor, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (January 8, 2023)
Catholic priest who formerly served in Charleston indicted on federal sex abuse charges, By Jocelyn Grzeszczak, The Post and Courier [Charleston SC], (January 8, 2023)
South Carolina priest charged with federal sex crimes, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 8, 2023)
Archdiocese of KCK responds to news of sexual abuse victims, By Mike Coutee, WDAF-TV - Fox 4 [Kansas City MO], (January 8, 2023)
Prosecutions unlikely as Kansas Catholic clergy sexual abuse investigation targets 14 suspects, By Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (January 7, 2023)
Press conference by Road to Recovery, January 9, 2023, Road to Recovery [Livingston NJ], (January 8, 2023)
Rev. Tom Reese reflects on Pope Benedict’s legacy as mourners gather in Rome, National Public Radio - NPR [Washington DC], (January 2, 2023)
Liz and Linda’s wait for justice: A 50-year fight against a child rapist and the nun they say enabled him, By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (January 7, 2023)

January 9, 2023

Former SC visiting priest charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old, By Bailey Wright, WCIV-TV, ABC-4 [Charleston SC], (January 8, 2023)
Victims’ attorney reacts to KBI report detailing child abuse by Catholic clergy in Kansas, By Peyton Headlee, KMBC - ABC 9 [Kansas City MO], (January 8, 2023)
Pedophilia at Kanakuk: Power, lies and evangelical values that cover up abuse, By Mallory Challis, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (January 9, 2023)
Benedict’s Burial Leaves Francis Alone, and Unbound, By Jason Horowitz, New York Times, (January 7, 2023)
Pope Francis meets Benedict’s top aide as memoir rattles Vatican, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (January 9, 2023)
Pope Francis had an impossible task with Pope Benedict’s funeral, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (January 8, 2023)
Former archbishop of Paris under investigation for sexual assault is ‘outraged but serene’, By Solène Tadié, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 4, 2023)
Ex-archbishop of Paris accused of sexually assaulting vulnerable woman, By Christophe Henning, La Croix International [France], (January 6, 2023)
Douglas Henshall says late pope Benedict protected paedophiles in savage attack, By John Glover, Scottish Daily Express [Glasgow, Scotland], (January 9, 2023)
Pope Benedict XVI: A life and legacy, By Colm Flynn, BBC [London, England], (January 5, 2023)

January 10, 2023

Priest who served in Diocese of Charleston charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old girl, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 9, 2023)
6 Investigates obtains secret documents held by the Diocese of Corpus Christi, By Bryan Hofmann, KRIS-TV [Corpus Christi TX], (January 9, 2023)
Law could eliminate statute of limitations in civil cases involving sexual assault, By Bryan Hofmann, KRIS-TV [Corpus Christi TX], (January 9, 2023)
Kansas found 188 Catholic clergy accused of sex abuse. Now the state’s getting pressed for names, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR (NPR affiliate) [Kansas City MO], (January 10, 2023)
Abuse victim speaks out, By Will Broaddus, The Eagle-Tribune [North Andover MA], (January 10, 2023)
Suspenden a sacerdote por presunto abuso sexual en SLP, El Universal [Mexico City, Mexico], (August 13, 2014)
Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most powerful Catholic, who was dogged by scandal – obituary, By Jennifer King, The Guardian [London, England], (January 10, 2023)

January 11, 2023

Former MN Pastor Sentenced for Molesting Teen; Survivor Confronts Denomination for Supporting Abuser, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 9, 2023)
Vatican court schedules hearing for auditor’s lawsuit despite investigation, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 10, 2023)
If Thy Right Eye Scandalize Thee: What Should Be Done With Father Rupnik’s Art?, By Andrew Thompson-Briggs and Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 10, 2023)
Archdiocese of Milwaukee honors Pope Benedict, anti-clergy abuse organization protests memorial Mass, By Gabriella Bachara, WDJT-TV, Ch. 58 [Milwaukee WI], (January 10, 2023)
Attorney who represents sexual abuse victims reacts to KBI report on Catholic clergy, By Megan Abundis, KSHB41 [Kansas City, MO], (January 10, 2023)
New Pa. speaker wants ‘work group’ after slow session start, By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 10, 2023)
Former altar boy’s father to press on with abuse case against Pell, By AFP, Sydney, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 11, 2023)
Saint or sinner? Australia split over Cardinal George Pell, By AFP, Sydney, France 24 [Paris, France], (January 11, 2023)
Former SC priest accused of sexually assaulting 11-year-old pleads not guilty, By Ted Clifford, The State [Columbia SC], (January 10, 2023)
Former South Carolina Priest Indicted for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor, By U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina, The U.S. Department of Justice, (January 10, 2023)
Vatican replaces Indian bishop accused of serious crimes, By Michael Gonsalves, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 9, 2023)
Exclusive: Vatican must treat abuse victims better, pope’s lead investigator says, By Joshua J. McElwee and Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 11, 2023)
George Pell, Cardinal Whose Abuse Conviction Was Overturned, Dies at 81, By Natasha Frost and Damien Cave, New York Times, (January 10, 2023)
Cardinal George Pell, convicted then acquitted of child sex abuse, dies at 81, By Rachel Pannett and Frances Vinall, Washington Post, (January 10, 2023)
Pope honors Cardinal George Pell, divisive Australian cleric, By ROD McGUIRK, NICOLE WINFIELD and NICK PERRY, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 11, 2023)

January 12, 2023

After KBI report on clergy abuse, will Kansas allow survivors to sue the Catholic Church?, By Jonathan Shorman and Katie Bernard, Wichita Eagle [Wichita KS], (January 12, 2023)
Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 12, 2023)
Archbishop Scicluna defends Benedict XVI’s efforts to fight abuse, By Isabella H. de Carvalho, Aleteia [Paris, France], (January 12, 2023)
The legacy of Cardinal George Pell: Is it what the church needs now?, By Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 12, 2023)
Cardinal Pell: No state funeral in Victoria due to victim distress, By Tiffanie Turnbull, BBC [London, England], (January 11, 2023)
Who Will Step Up to Replace Cardinal Pell in Defending Truth of the Catholic Faith?, By Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 11, 2023)
Cardinal Pell’s long shadow, By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - Trinity Communications [San Diego CA], (January 11, 2023)
Cardinal Pell’s funeral to be held on Saturday in St. Peter’s, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (January 12, 2023)
Cardinal Pell dies at 81; he kept the faith even amid tribulation, pope says, By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (January 11, 2023)

January 13, 2023

Knoxville diocese made church sexual abuse review board more secretive after lawsuit, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 13, 2023)
Letters to the editor on allegations against Bishop Hubbard, By Jeffrey Jones, Michael Burgess, Jim Murphy, and Michael McDermott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 13, 2023)
Maryland AG Seeks to Preserve Massive Set of Sexual Assault Evidence, By Catherine Rentz, Pro Publica [New York, NY], (January 13, 2023)
Catholic order hires independent monitor to oversee members convicted of sex crimes, By Ben Andrews, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (January 13, 2023)
The missed opportunity that will define the legacy of Cardinal George Pell, By Chip Le Grand, Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], (January 13, 2023)
‘Catastrophe’: Cardinal Pell’s secret memo blasts Francis, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 12, 2023)
The Catholic Church must free itself from this ‘toxic nightmare’, By Cardinal George Pell, The Spectator [London, England], (January 11, 2023)
Letter #14, 2023 Thurs Jan 12: Pell, By Robert Moynihan, Inside the Vatican [Rome, Italy], (January 12, 2023)
«Je ne suis plus F. Je suis Paméla Groleau.», By Francois Gloutnay , Présence [Montreal, Canada], (January 13, 2023)

January 14, 2023

Response To Catholic Church’s Public Relations Statements – SNAP, By The Daily Blog, The Daily Blog [Auckland, NZ], (January 13, 2023)
Former pastor, school employee charged with 2 counts of child grooming, By Michael Gryboski, Mainline Church Editor , The Christian Post, (January 11, 2023)
New Jersey Youth Pastor Pleads Guilty to Multiple Sex Abuse Crimes Against Minors, By Josh Shepherd, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 11, 2023)
Former teacher at Maryville Apostolic academy accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old girl, By Tyler Whetstone, , Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 12, 2023)
Montana pastor charged with sexually abusing four girls, By Laura Erlanson, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (January 4, 2023)
Wildomar Pastor Charged With 8 Counts Of Child Rape, By City News Service, News Partner, City News Service [Los Angeles CA], (January 6, 2023)
Former youth pastor accused of sexually abusing 14 girls to be released from prison after 33 months, By Leonardo Blair, Senior Features Reporter, The Christian Post, (January 5, 2023)
Michigan Parish Files Lawsuit to Protect School From State Intrusion Over Catholic Beliefs on Sexuality, By Tyler Arnold, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 12, 2023)
Vermont Bill Proposal Could Jeopardize Seal of Confession, By Tyler Arnold, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (January 13, 2023)
New testimony at Vatican financial trial details intrigue over key witness’s deposition, By Claire Giangrave, Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 13, 2023)
Pope’s role in Vatican financial probe again center stage, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 13, 2023)
Doing Better Than Your Predecessor is Good, But Not their Best, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (January 12, 2023)
Vincentian priest sentenced to prison over child pornography, By Gina Christian, OSV News, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 14, 2023)
George Pell: what the five-year royal commission into child sexual abuse found, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (January 11, 2023)
How might the latest George Pell coverage affect child sexual abuse survivors?, By Kim Felmingham, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (January 12, 2023)

January 15, 2023

Catholic Crisis: This Time, It’s Different, By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative [Washington DC], (January 14, 2023)
After excommunication, Rupnik renovated St. Ignatius’ cave, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 11, 2023)
A case of clerical child rape, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (January 15, 2023)
Pavone: It’s Possible I Missed Laicization Notice, By Shannon Mullen, Jonah McKeown, and Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 15, 2023)
Former Catholics for Trump co-chair accused of sexual assault, By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 6, 2023)
‘Blanquita’ turns real-life case of child abuse into indictment of injustice, By Jose Solís, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 14, 2023)
George Pell: a ‘political bruiser’ whose church legacy will be overshadowed by child abuse allegations, By Miles Pattenden, The Conversation [Waltham MA], (January 10, 2023)

January 16, 2023

Paedo priest jailed after leaving sickening child abuse photos in church printer, By Michael Moran, Daily Star [London, England], (January 13, 2023)
‘1923’ Episode 5: Sebastian Roché Warns Fans of His Reprehensible Character — ‘It Gets Worse’, By Erica Scassellati, Showbiz Cheat Sheet [Asheville NC], (January 15, 2023)
Survivors of sexual abuse plead for changes in Kansas law that protects pedophiles, By Sherman Smith, Louisiana Illuminator [Baton Rouge LA], (January 15, 2023)
Pope Benedict’s legacy, By Mitchell Garabedian, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (January 14, 2023)
Albany diocese offered $20M for ‘global settlement’ with victims of abuse, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (January 15, 2023)
Woman accusing prominent Quebec cardinal of sexual misconduct reveals her identity, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (January 13, 2023)
How much will Pa. have to pay for child sex abuse claims if lawsuit window is opened up?, By Crispin Havener, WJAC-TV [Jamestown PA], (January 16, 2023)
A new report finds decades of alleged sexual abuse by priests in Catholic churches in Kansas, By Ayesha Rascoe and Celia Llopis-Jepsen, TPR - Texas Public Radio [San Antonio TX], (January 15, 2023)
On church leaders and abuse: ‘We have utterly failed God’, By Diane Langberg and Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (January 12, 2023)

January 17, 2023

Hierarchy’s sacramental betrayal in abuse scandal obstructs synodality, By Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 17, 2023)
A school principal gave up everything to blow the whistle on a paedophile priest. George Pell hung up on him, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (January 14, 2023)
Donald McLeish of SNAP Australia Statement on the death of Cardinal Pell, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (January 13, 2023)
George Pell flew higher than any Australian priest, but he chose career over the safety of children, By David Marr, The Guardian [London, England], (January 10, 2023)
French demonstrators demand extradition of retired priest accused of abusing Inuit children, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (January 16, 2023)
Knoxville bishop ended rape investigation early, sources tell Knox News, By Tyler Whitestone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 11, 2023)
Catholic Church: One Year Munich Abuse Report, By David Sadler, Globe Echo [London, England], (January 17, 2023)
Old clerical abuse habits die hard in the Philippines, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 17, 2023)
Knoxville diocese used top priest to take sex abuse complaints instead of therapist, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 17, 2023)

January 18, 2023

Dramatic fall in church attendance in Poland, official figures show, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (January 14, 2023)
Missbrauch in katholischer KircheErzbistum verspricht Betroffenen mehr Hilfe, Tagesschau [Hamburg, Germany], (January 17, 2023)
Kardinal Marx dankt allen Betroffenen, „dass sie geredet haben und weiter reden“, Archdiocese of Munich and Freising [Munich, Germany], (January 17, 2023)
Munich cardinal apologizes to abuse victims – again, dpa international [Berlin, Germany], (January 17, 2023)
Johnny Hunt, Disgraced Former SBC President, Back in Pulpit, Top-Billed for Upcoming Conference, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 17, 2023)
Artists, Abuse Survivors Collaborate on ‘A to Z of Trauma Recovery’ Art Project, By Josh Shepherd, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 16, 2023)
BREAKING: McCarrick’s lawyers say he’s not competent to stand trial, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 17, 2023)
“La Croix” exposes abuse in Community of the Beatitudes, By Mikael Corre , La Croix International [France], (January 17, 2023)
Cardinal George Pell dead at 81, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 10, 2023)
French protesters call for extradition of retired priest to Canada, By Mason Regan, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (January 17, 2023)
Kansas pressed for action on clergy accused of abuse, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, The Derby Informer [Derby, Kansas], (January 17, 2023)
Suit alleges sexual abuse at religious retreats in Bucksport and Bar Harbor decades ago, By Jennifer Osborn, The Ellsworth American [Ellsworth, ME], (January 17, 2023)
St. Joseph’s Orphanage memorial to honor former residents, By Melissa Cooney, WCAX [South Burlington VT], (January 18, 2023)
Vermont Lawmaker Wants to Close Abuse Reporting Exemption for Clergy, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (December 28, 2022)
Mount Cashel abuse victims’ compensation claims process to speed up due to Newfoundland court ruling, By Glen Whiffen , Saltwire Network [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (January 17, 2023)
Teacher charged with child porn passed background checks, school officials say, By Christopher Dornblaser, Courier Times [Newcastle, IN], (January 17, 2023)
After historic election, historic challenges await Pa. Gov. Shapiro | Wednesday Morning Coffee, By John L Micek, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (January 18, 2023)
‘Petty’: ribbons for abuse victims removed from Sydney church hosting Pell funeral, By Christopher Knaus and Caitlin Cassidy, The Guardian [London, England], (January 18, 2023)
French priest restricted, not defrocked, after abuse claims, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 18, 2023)

January 19, 2023

Catholic Church doing opposite of public statements on abuse safeguarding – advocate, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (January 14, 2023)
Archbishop Broglio Speaks the Truth, Catholic League [New York NY], (January 18, 2023)
Protecting God’s children, By Cardinal Blase Cupich, Chicago Catholic [Archdiocese of Chicago IL], (January 18, 2023)
Vatican bans priest-advisor from psychotherapy practice over sex abuse allegations, By Héloïse de Neuville | France, La Croix International [France], (January 19, 2023)
WA Lawmakers Propose Bill Requiring Clergy To Report Child Abuse, Citing InvestigateWest Reporting, By Wilson Criscione, InvestigateWest [Seattle WA], (January 18, 2023)
High-ranking Catholic authorities scrutinize Knoxville diocese amid sex abuse lawsuits, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 19, 2023)
Protester calls for Portland diocese to stop contesting sexual abuse lawsuits, By Ted Homer, WGME-TV, CBS affiliate [Portland ME], (January 18, 2023)
Lawsuit alleges Fort Collins priest Timothy Evans sexually abused another teen boy for years, By Sady Swanson, The Coloradoan [Fort Collins CO], (January 19, 2023)

January 20, 2023

Man sues Denver archdiocese over abuse by convicted priest, By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 19, 2023)
Victim sues Denver Catholic archdiocese, claims church knew convicted priest was abuser, By Mark A. Kellner, Washington Times [Washington, D.C.], (January 19, 2023)
Priest jailed for child sex abuse faces new lawsuit, By Morgan Whitley, KDVR.COM Fox 31 [Denver, CO], (January 19, 2023)
Clergy abuse survivors propose $450M payout from Rockville Centre diocese, By Bart Jones, Newsday [Melville NY], (January 19, 2023)
Second Canadian woman accuses Vatican Cardinal Marc Ouellet of misconduct, By Francois Gloutnay , National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 19, 2023)
McCarrick’s lawyers seek to prove disgraced former cardinal not competent to stand trial, By Damien Fisher, Detroit Catholic [Archdiocese of Detroit MI], (January 19, 2023)
Kim jest Wiktor Skworc? Ciemne karty w życiorysie arcybiskupa, By Szymon Piegza, Onet [Kraków, Poland], (January 12, 2023)
Denver man sues Catholic church, paroled ex-priest over alleged sexual abuse, By Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post, (January 19, 2023)
Diocese clears priest of abuse allegations, assigns him to Auburn parish, By Emily Allen, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 19, 2023)

January 21, 2023

Second allegation of sexual misconduct surfaces against prominent Quebec cardinal, By Marisela Amador, The Canadian Press [Toronto, Canada], (January 20, 2023)
Second Canadian woman accuses Vatican Cardinal Marc Ouellet of misconduct, By Francois Gloutnay, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 19, 2023)
Judge dismisses felony child abuse charges against Rialto assistant principals, By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun [San Bernardino CA], (January 20, 2023)
Catholic clergy abuse victims ask Kansas attorney general to release full report of 4-year inquiry, By Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (January 20, 2023)
Lawmakers, survivors call on Kobach to release names of priests investigated for abuse, By Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (January 20, 2023)
Kansas Group: Name priests in child sex abuse report and change the statute of limitations, By Roxie Hammill, KCUR (NPR affiliate) [Kansas City MO], (January 21, 2023)
‘Accountable for the wreckage of the past’: Kansans want full priest abuse report released, By Alice Mannette, The Hutchinson News [Hutchinson, KS], (January 20, 2023)
WA Lawmakers Propose Bill Requiring Clergy To Report Child Abuse, Citing InvestigateWest Reporting, By Wilson Criscione, InvestigateWest [Seattle WA], (January 18, 2023)
SNAP APPLAUDS THE BRAVE VICTIM IN NEW LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DENVER, By David G. Clohessy, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (January 19, 2023)
Alleged abuse victim files lawsuit against ex-priest, Denver Archdiocese, By Kevin J Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 20, 2023)
What we know about the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville investigations and lawsuits, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 20, 2023)
Glasgow priest convicted of sexually abusing four girls, By BBC News, BBC [London, England], (January 20, 2023)
Shamed Glasgow priest convicted of sexually abusing girls, By Connor Gordon, The Herald [Glasgow, Scotland, UK], (January 20, 2023)
SBC President Bart Barber Says Sexual Abuse Hotline Worth the Cost, By Brandon Porter, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 19, 2023)

January 22, 2023

Could bevy of new Vatican books betoken not civil war, but synthesis?, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (January 22, 2023)
Losing their religion: why US churches are on the decline, By Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian [London, England], (January 22, 2023)
BREAKING: Bishop Matthew Clark dies at 85, By Berkeley Brean, News10NBC (WHEC-TV) [Rochester NY], (January 22, 2023)
Witch hunts are not ‘justice’, By Dana Pham, The Spectator [London, England], (January 22, 2023)
Vatican investigates ‘lockdown sex party in British cathedral’, By David Collins and Catherine Pepinster, The Times/The Sunday Times [London, England], (January 22, 2023)
New House speaker hosts meeting with ‘predator catcher’ Musa Harris, By Amy Marchiano, NorthcentralPA.com [Williamsport PA], (January 22, 2023)
The Maine Millennial: Who tells the church what it must do in order to be forgiven?, By Victoria Hugo-Vidal, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 22, 2023)
Our View: Portland diocese displays a brazen lack of empathy, By The Editorial Board, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (January 22, 2023)
New York Adult Survivors Act, By Kelsey Woodford and Jolena Jeffrey, The National Law Review [Hinsdale IL], (January 21, 2023)
Low blow by PA lawmakers: Playing politics with kids abused by clergy, harmed by polluters, By Mitchell Hescox, York Daily Record [York, PA], (January 17, 2023)
Canada to pay Indigenous abuse survivors more than $2bn, By Agence France-Presse, France 24 [Paris, France], (January 22, 2023)
Seattle Archdiocese announces sweeping plan to consolidate parishes, By Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (January 22, 2023)
Opinion: A Maryland judge perpetuates secrecy on clergy sex abuse, By The Editorial Board, Washington Post, (January 20, 2023)

January 23, 2023

Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark dies at 85, By Steve Orr, Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester NY], (January 22, 2023)
Bishop reported to police for abuse as Vatican probes lockdown sex parties, By Simon Caldwell, Catholic Herald [London, England], (January 23, 2023)
Anti-abuse advocates: Diocese’s move to require victim’s name in lawsuit is ‘heartless’, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (January 23, 2023)
St Mary’s Cathedral lockdown gathering claims to be reviewed, BBC [London, England], (January 22, 2023)
Pope Francis, between reality and representation, By Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican [Rome, Italy], (January 23, 2023)

January 24, 2023

Former nun adds to abuse accusations against prominent Slovenian Jesuit priest, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (January 23, 2023)
Vatican’s handling of Rupnik case shows church considers women unequal, By Doris Reisinger, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 24, 2023)
Spiritans told abuse survivor (74) they would deny everything and ‘get him’ for costs, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (January 24, 2023)
El Paso Diocese sex abuse lawsuit settled, By Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight [Deming NM], (January 23, 2023)
Santa Rosa priest was accused of child sex abuse by error, plaintiff’s attorney said, By Mary Callahan, Press Democrat [Santa Rosa CA], (January 23, 2023)
Vatican to hear final appeal of former pastor removed from St. Matthew Catholic Church, By Michael Gordon, Charlotte Observer [Charlotte NC], (January 23, 2023)
Peterborough Catholic priest, 74, accused of abusing children, BBC [London, England], (January 24, 2023)

January 25, 2023

San Antonio Priest Quietly Removed After Sexual Misconduct Investigation, By Zach Hiner, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (January 24, 2023)
Longtime Canadian Church Therapist Sentenced on Sex Crime Charges, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 24, 2023)
Child sexual abuse survivors’ wait for justice likely to be extended as Pa. House adjourns, By Jan Murphy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Pittsburgh PA], (January 25, 2023)
Pa. House leaders are on a listening tour. Sex abuse survivors feel unheard — again., By Bethany Rodgers and Bruce Siwy, Pennsylvania State Capital Bureau, Phillyburbs.com [Doylestown, PA], (January 24, 2023)
Jesuits ask Father Marko Rupnik to stay close to Rome during ‘ongoing preliminary inquiries’, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 24, 2023)
Pavone was accused of ‘sexual misconduct’ before laicization, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 24, 2023)
Pope opens up on sex abuse cases, says church must do more, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 25, 2023)
Charlotte priest removed for ‘violations’ with minors facing final appeal, By Nathaniel Puente, WCNC - NBC 36 [Charlotte NC], (January 24, 2023)
Former DeSales University Priest Sentenced, US Attorney General, Eastern District of PA [Philadelphia, PA], (January 24, 2023)

January 26, 2023

Fordham report faults Jesuits for stressing discretion in handling abusive priests, By Aleja Hertzler-McCain, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 26, 2023)
Proposed Legislation Threatens Seal of Confessional, By Bishop Oscar A. Solis, Intermountain Catholic - Diocese of Salt Lake City [Salt Lake City UT], (January 26, 2023)
Archdiocese of San Antonio finds ‘sexual and financial’ misconduct by former North Side priest, By Gabriella Ybarra, San Antonio Express-News [San Antonio TX], (January 25, 2023)
Pope discusses his health, his critics and future of papacy, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 25, 2023)
Pope says homosexuality not a crime, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 25, 2023)
Pope warns German church reform process elitist, ideological, By Nicole Winfield and Frances D’Emilio, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 25, 2023)
The AP Interview takeaways: Pope decries expanding gun use, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 25, 2023)
Pope’s comments on abuse are not credible: Statement by BishopAccountability.org, By Anne Barrett Doyle, BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA], (January 25, 2023)
Pope Francis’ LGBTQ comments are not surprising but sincere, gay Vatican adviser says, By Juan Carlos Cruz and Leila Fadel, WFDD Public Radio [Wake-Forest NC], (January 26, 2023)
Current Clergy Sex Abuse Cases in DRC Exposed, By Tim Law, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (January 25, 2023)
Court rules on Mt. Cashel settlement for abuse cases, By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (January 25, 2023)
México: condenaron a un sacerdote a 15 años por actos de pederastia, By Tomado de Infobae, El 19 Digital [Managua, Nicaragua], (October 5, 2018)

January 27, 2023

Clergy in Kansas are not mandated reporters of child sex abuse. This bill would change that., By Jason Tidd, Topeka Capital-Journal [Topeka KS], (January 27, 2023)
It takes all of us to create a safety net of protection, By Jenifer Valenti, The Leaven [Archdiocese of Kansas City KS], (January 27, 2023)
Bishop Deeley’s ‘radical and extreme’ views on abortion, By Mike Grove, Kennebec Journal [Augusta ME], (January 27, 2023)
Letters to the editor responding to Cardinal Pell’s death, By Jane Francisco, Carlos Rodriguez, and Michael J. McDermott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 27, 2023)
Poet to accept prize after decades of protest over honouring now disgraced priest, STA English [Ljubljana, Slovenia], (January 27, 2023)
Whither our children: Prodigals or ‘nones’, By Greg Erlandson, Angelus - Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Los Angeles CA], (January 27, 2023)

January 28, 2023

Benton County, Arkansas, pastor accused of using position to manipulate person into sex, By Adam Roberts, DMM, 40/29 News [Rogers, AR], (January 27, 2023)
Police Say Texas Pastor, School Board President Sexually Assaulted 16-Year-Old, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 28, 2023)
Scientology’s leader goes missing as lawyers try to serve him with human trafficking suit, By Sky Palma, Raw Story [Washington, DC], (January 27, 2023)
The uncomfortable truth about Hillcrest, By The Editors, The Christian Century [Chicago IL], (January 6, 2023)
New York diocese, abuse victims file competing bankruptcy plans, By Dietrich Knauth, Reuters [London, England], (January 27, 2023)
Jacklin sentenced to 18 years in sexual assault conviction, By Jeff Bonty, Daily Journal [Kankakee IL], (January 27, 2023)
Wester: Church doesn’t have to mortgage Santa Fe cathedral after all, By Philip Casaus, Santa Fe New Mexican, (January 27, 2023)
Letters: Plastic bags; abortion and matricide; underpaid vets and abusive priests | Opinion, By Letters to the Editor, Wichita Eagle [Wichita KS], (January 28, 2023)
Prosecutors, children win convictions of sex abusers, By Father Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (January 28, 2023)
Church seeks justice for Filipino migrant raped, killed in Kuwait, By UCA News Reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 25, 2023)
Covert Childhood Abuse, By Mackenzie Littledale, Psychology Today [New York, NY], (January 27, 2023)
The Gatekeepers, By Austen Ivereigh, Commonweal [New York NY], (January 27, 2023)
Vatican lawyers deploy full court press against former auditor, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 26, 2023)
Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (January 28, 2023)
Pope clarifies homosexuality and sin comments in note, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 28, 2023)

January 29, 2023

The War Between the Catholic Cardinals, By Ross Douthat, New York Times, (January 28, 2023)
India: Bishops Need To Be Serious About Their Meetings, By Michael Gonsalves, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 29, 2023)
Who killed the monsignor? A diocese journalist emerges as a suspect, By Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (January 27, 2023)
Pope Francis’s remarks to AP about Rupnik are confusing and contradictory, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (January 28, 2023)