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February 1, 2023

‘Dances With Wolves’ actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case, By Rio Yamat, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)
‘Confusion, control and abuse’: Report offers new details about Jean Vanier’s secret sect and sexual exploitation, By Katie Collins Scott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 30, 2023)
Why is Italy dawdling in its response to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church?, By Giorgia Orlandi , Euronews [Lyon, France], (February 1, 2023)
Activists urge Pope to sanction DR Congo priest accused of sex abuse, By Rédaction Africanews and AFP, Africa News [Pointe-Noire, CG], (January 31, 2023)
Church believes sexual abuse report “won’t affect World Youth Day”, By Natasha Donn, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 1, 2023)
New Report Details Path Forward from Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis, By Patrick Verel, University News Fordham [Bronx, NY], (January 27, 2023)
Philippine Church must let law take its own course, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 31, 2023)
Asian Church’s ‘sin of omission’ on child porn, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 31, 2023)
Georgia Church Hosting Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference Despite Sex Assault Allegations, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (January 31, 2023)
JEAN VANIER BEGAN L’ARCHE TO COVER ABUSIVE ‘MYSTICAL-SEXUAL’ PRACTICES, FINDS REPORT, By Mitchell Atencio, Sojourners [Washington, DC], (January 30, 2023)
Peterborough Catholic priest, 74, guilty of child sex abuse, By BBC, BBC [London, England], (January 31, 2023)
Former Peterborough and St Neots priest guilty of historic child sex offences, By John Elworthy, Cambsnews.co.uk [Cambridge, UK], (January 31, 2023)
Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest, By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)
Police ask court to ban protest at Cardinal’s Sydney funeral, By Rod McGuirk and The Associated Press, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (January 31, 2023)
As George Pell departs, every ribbon tells a story the church tried to silence, By Simon Hunt, Brisbane Times [Brisbane, Australia], (February 1, 2023)
Stika told priests accused seminarian was ‘victimized’, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (January 31, 2023)

February 2, 2023

Can the Diocese of Providence be sued over clergy sexual abuse? Appeal argues it was a perpetrator, By Tom Mooney, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (February 2, 2023)
Priest who offered up cancer for clerical abuse victims says he was healed at Lourdes, By Gina Christian, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (February 1, 2023)
Gary Franks: Pope Benedict — sex abuse scandals and collateral damage, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (January 6, 2023)
Who killed the monsignor? Diocese secretly used Bemus Point mansion to house molester priests, By Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 2, 2023)
Nine US religious leaders arrested last month on child sex crimes, By Jessica Chasmar, Fox News [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)
‘Pell Burn In Hell’: Clashes break out at funeral of cardinal accused of child sex abuse, By Alisha Rahaman Sarkar, The Independent [London, England], (February 2, 2023)
A problematic nominee, By Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe, (February 1, 2023)
Demonstrators in DR Congo demand pope meet sexual abuse victims, By Benoit Nyemba, Reuters [London, England], (February 2, 2023)

February 3, 2023

Priest arrested, accused of sexual assault, Jamestown police say, By Masaki Ova, Jamestown Sun [Jamestown ND], (February 2, 2023)
Two churches ‘under inquiry’ by SBC Credentials Committee for platforming Johnny Hunt, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (February 3, 2023)
Catholic Church: So Far 40 Million Euros For Abuse Victims, Globe Echo [London, England], (February 2, 2023)
New report details abuses of L’Arche founder, By Solène Tadié, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 1, 2023)
Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice, By Rick Rycroft and Rod McGuirk , Associated Press [New York NY], (February 1, 2023)

February 4, 2023

Francis ‘light years ahead’ of other popes in tackling abuse scandal, says pioneering journalist, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 3, 2023)
‘John Doe’ Forced to Give Full Name in Suit Alleging Clergy Sexual Abuse, By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (February 3, 2023)
Worcester Diocese lists 173 credible allegations of cleric abuse; critics slam report, By Marco Cartolano, Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (February 3, 2023)
Vatican’s most senior woman says Catholic Church ‘failed’ child abuse victims, By Isobel Roe, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (February 4, 2023)
6 KEY DETAILS IN THE NEW REPORT ON JEAN VANIER’S ABUSE, By MITCHELL ATENCIO and BETSY SHIRLEY, Sojourners [Washington, DC], (February 3, 2023)
New York debates whether clergy should be required to report abuse, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service, Washington Post, (February 4, 2023)
Quebec court approves class-action lawsuit against Brothers of Charity, By Daniel J. Rowe, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (February 3, 2023)
Catholic Church in Germany has paid $43.5 million to more than 1,800 victims of abuse, By OSV News, American Magazine [New York, NY], (February 3, 2023)
Abusive German priest with links to late pope to face trial in March, By dpa, Gwinnett Daily Post [Lawrenceville, GA], (February 2, 2023)
Diocese of Fargo priest arrested on suspicion of committing sexual exploitation, By Zach Hiner, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 3, 2023)
A High Percentage of Proven Priest Predators in Houma, LA, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (February 3, 2023)
‘Our own little Vatican’: inside the biggest Catholic parish church in North America, By Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian [London, England], (February 3, 2023)
Sexual abuse in the Portuguese Catholic Church reached ‘epic proportions’, By Filipa Soares , Euronews [Lyon, France], (February 3, 2023)

February 5, 2023

Call to survivors of paedophile priest employed at Eagle House School, By Daisy Waite, Bracknell News [Reading, England], (February 4, 2023)
Lawyer: Priest ‘methodically groomed’ and sexually assaulted women for years at church, By Matt Henson, inforum.com [Fargo ND], (February 3, 2023)
Vatican nun sees synod process as key to preventing more sexual abuse in Catholic Church, By Helen Trinca, The Australian [Surry Hills, Australia], (February 4, 2023)
Outcry as Melbourne’s Anglican Church sexual abuse reviews drag on, By John Ferguson, The Australian [Surry Hills, Australia], (February 5, 2023)
Diocese of Fargo priest arrested on suspicion of committing sexual exploitation, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 3, 2023)
Cuenca’s most decorated Catholic priest, accused of being a ‘sexual monster’, is dead at 95, By Liam Higgins, Cuena High Life [Cuenca, Ecuador], (February 4, 2023)

February 6, 2023

Knoxville diocese asks judge to allow it to keep documents secret, cites Knox News reports, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (February 6, 2023)
President of Malawi Lauds Catholic Church’s “enormous socioeconomic impact”, By Silas Isenjia, ACI Africa - Association for Catholic Information in Africa [Nouaceur, Morocco], (February 5, 2023)
Reform and renewal – Prague gathering aims to chart new pathway for global Catholic church, By Sarah Mac Donald, Irish Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (February 6, 2023)
Abuse victims will never have the ‘right to rest’, By Daniel Smith, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (February 5, 2023)
Who killed the monsignor? Could a Buffalo bishop shut down a murder investigation?, By Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 5, 2023)
Massachusetts diocese publishes nameless clergy abuse report, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 6, 2023)

February 7, 2023

Victim advocates blast Worcester Diocese report on clergy sex abuse, By Sam Turken, WGBH Radio - NPR affiliate [Boston MA], (February 6, 2023)
California Lawmakers Seek to End Civil Statute of Limitations on Childhood Sexual Abuse Claims, By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott, and Mark Villarreal, KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (February 6, 2023)
Catholic Church and Kansas legislators should honor religious freedom for all on abortion, By Kent Munzer, Kansas Reflector [Topeka, KS], (February 7, 2023)
Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 6, 2023)
Secondary victims in abuse cases – developing law in Australia and England, By Amanda Do, Alastair Gillespie, Lucinda Lyons, and Katherine Neal, Clyde & Co. Law Firm [London, England], (February 7, 2023)
Different viewpoints on Diocese of RVC, By Joe Campbell, Pat McDonough, and Frank E. Philpitt, Newsday [Melville NY], (February 6, 2023)
The challenge for the archdiocese: Looking forward, but never forgetting, By Phill Casaus, Santa Fe New Mexican, (February 4, 2023)
German leaders make pitch for ‘synodal way’ at Europe’s synod meeting, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 6, 2023)
Synodal process in Prague: Why the police take an abuse victim and LGBTQ activist away, By Annalena Mueller, Catholic Media Center - Swiss Bishops' Conference [Zürich, Switzerland], (February 6, 2023)

February 8, 2023

Parents Sue Christian Preschool, Alleging Sex Abuse Cover-up, By Josh Shepherd, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (February 6, 2023)
BCMD executive director, also a NAMB vice president, resigns due to ‘moral failure’, By Maina Mwaura, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (February 4, 2023)
SBC Missions Arm Terminates Send Network VP Amid ‘Moral Failure’, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (February 5, 2023)
‘John Doe’ Forced To Give Full Name in Suit Alleging Clergy Sexual Abuse, By Diana Chandler, ChurchLeaders.com [Wheaton, IL], (February 7, 2023)
Timor-Leste hero blasted for attending pedophile’s birthday, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (January 30, 2023)
Fordham Releases Statement on Sexual Misconduct From Clergy, By Antoni Zlatanovski, Contributing Writer, The Fordham Ram [Bronx, NY], (February 8, 2023)
As Worcester bucks a trend, will US dioceses keep naming names?, By Ed. Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 7, 2023)
Massachusetts diocese publishes nameless clergy abuse report, By Wilson Ring, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 6, 2023)
Stop Prioritizing Powerful Institutions and Focus on the Safety of the Children, By Liz Goldman, CHILD USA [Philadelphia PA], (January 29, 2023)
‘I’m a survivor’: Parishioner finds strength in faith even after abuse, By George P. Matysek Jr., Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (February 8, 2023)
5 Pa. Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of child sex abuse following grand jury investigation, By Sarah Cassi, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Pittsburgh PA], (February 7, 2023)
Pennsylvania Acting Attorney General Announces Charges Against Men in Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation, By Zach Hiner, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 7, 2023)
Acting Attorney General Henry Announces Charges Against Five Men for Sexual Abuse of Children Across Pennsylvania, By PA Attorney General's Office, Office of Attorney General of Pennsylvania [Harrisburg PA], (February 7, 2023)
SNAP ‘appalled’ by Worcester Diocese abuse report that doesn’t name accused priests, By Marco Cartolano , Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester MA], (February 7, 2023)

February 9, 2023

Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy nears key mediation as lawyers push for higher fees, By Stephanie Riegel, New Orleans Advocate [New Orleans LA], (February 8, 2023)
Teacher loses license over sexual abuse, By Sabrina Bedford, Recorder & Times [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], (February 8, 2023)
Leaked email reveals principal’s hope floods would distract from abuse publicity, By Daisy Hudson, Otago Daily Times [Dunedin, New Zealand], (February 9, 2023)
Pensacola Catholic Church deacon being investigated by DCF, By Christopher Lugo, WKRG-TV, CBS-42 [Mobile AL], (February 8, 2023)
Rozzi wants justice for child sex abuse survivors more than Pa. House speakership, By Jan Murphy, Patriot-News - PennLive [Mechanicsburg PA], (February 8, 2023)
Clergy abuse survivors urge Worcester diocese to name alleged abusers, By Nancy Eve Cohen, New England Public Media [Springfield MA], (February 8, 2023)
Proposed legislation revises requirements for clergy reporting on child abuse, By Marissa Lundeen, The Daily Universe - Brigham Young University [Salt Lake City UT], (February 9, 2023)
Must Pastors Report Abuse? Some States Aren’t Clear, But the Bible Is, By Stephen Ko, Christianity Today [Carol Stream IL], (February 9, 2023)
Public trust in pastors falls to historic low, By Aaron Earls, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (February 1, 2023)
Trust in pastors is dropping, and Southern Baptists think they know why, By Cassidy McGillicuddy, OnlySky Media [Menlo Park CA], (February 7, 2023)
Legal relief for abuse survivors at the top of Democrats’ agenda when the House returns, By Peter Hall, Pennsylvania Capital-Star - States Newsroom [Harrisburg PA], (February 8, 2023)

February 10, 2023

French religious orders demand change over L’Arche abuses, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 9, 2023)
Clergy abuse reporting bill gets tweaked, but Catholic church likely to oppose it, By Ben Winslow, KSTU-TV, Fox-13 [Salt Lake City UT], (February 9, 2023)
New Catholic clergy sexual abuse report from Fordham charts a path forward, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 9, 2023)
Texas needs to catch up to the neuroscience of delayed disclosure in child sexual abuse cases, By Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News [San Antonio TX], (February 9, 2023)
Victim of Burton paedophile priest says it took years to speak about the horrific abuse he suffered, By Helen Kreft, Burton Mail [Nottingham, England], (February 10, 2023)
Papal vicar names safeguarding point person for Vatican City, Roman Curia, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (February 9, 2023)
Pell’s supporters remain silent on John Ellis while washing the cardinal’s reputation clean, By David Hardaker, Crikey [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia], (February 10, 2023)
Restorative Justice helps heal the wounded, By Lea Karen Kivi, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (February 9, 2023)
Bills that run contrary to Catholic values introduced at Maryland General Assembly, By Gerry Jackson, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (February 9, 2023)
Belgian Archbishop: The Fundamental Teachings of the Church Are Currently Under Threat, By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (February 9, 2023)
The lure of celebrity faith, By Philippa Martyr, The Catholic Weekly [Archdiocese of Sydney NSW, Australia], (February 10, 2023)
L’Arche Ireland ‘very disappointed’ at latest revelations about founder Jean Vanier, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 8, 2023)
CORREF press release on the report about Thomas Philippe, Jean Vanier, and L’Arche, By Sister Véronique Margron OP, CORREF - La Conférence des religieux et religieuses de France [Paris, France], (February 8, 2023)
Another woman comes forward with Pavone allegations, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 8, 2023)

February 11, 2023

What we know and don’t know about the SBC’s sexual abuse hotline, By Christa Brown, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (February 10, 2023)
Clergy sex abuse suits could bankrupt San Diego diocese, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 11, 2023)
San Diego Roman Catholic diocese ponders bankruptcy with sex-abuse lawsuits pending, By Greg Moran, Union-Tribune [San Diego CA], (February 10, 2023)
Parliament to consider bid to strip entitlements of former Australian governors general for serious misconduct, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (February 8, 2023)
As Pavone misconduct allegations mount, Amarillo Diocese maintains silence, By Jonah McKeown, Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 8, 2023)
Former Priests for Life board member calls for Pavone resignation, investigation, By Michelle La Rosa, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 10, 2023)
Who was Father Marko Rupnik’s superior while he was being investigated?, By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú, Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 10, 2023)
Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Becciu amid ongoing Vatican finance trial, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 9, 2023)
Ahead Of The Big Game, Catholics Look To Tackle Human Trafficking, By Gina Christian, OSV News [Huntington IN], (February 8, 2023)
Ayala: Texas needs to catch up to the neuroscience of delayed disclosure in child sexual abuse cases, By Elaine Ayala, Metro Columnist, MSN [Redmond WA ], (February 9, 2023)

February 12, 2023

San Diego Catholic Diocese Could Declare Bankruptcy to Pay Hundreds of Sex Abuse Victims, By Bill Feather and Brooke Martell, KNSD - NBC 7 [San Diego CA], (February 10, 2023)
Abuse survivor calls Catholic Diocese plan to potentially file for bankruptcy a ‘slap in the face’, By Austin Grabish, KGTV - ABC 10 [San Diego CA], (February 10, 2023)
Settlement reached between Archdiocese of Hartford, priest and alleged sex abuse victim, WFSB - Eyewitness 3 News [Hartford CT], (February 10, 2023)
Catholic church agrees to settlement in alleged East Hartford child sexual abuse, attorney says, By Peter Yankowski, CT Insider [Norwalk CT], (February 11, 2023)
Child sex abuse within Portugal’s Catholic Church: final report delivered today, By Natasha Donn , Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 12, 2023)
Catholic officials seek loophole in WA bills on child abuse reporting, By Wilson Criscione, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (February 11, 2023)
Parents learn of sex abuse case against teacher 6 months after hearing, By Giacomo Panico, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (February 9, 2023)
Lake Zurich pastor again reinstated after archdiocese finds insufficient evidence of abuse, By Charles Keeshan, Daily Herald [Arlington Heights IL], (February 12, 2023)
Irish delegates call for radical change at European assembly of Catholic churches, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (February 12, 2023)

February 13, 2023

More than 4,800 victims of sexual abuse uncovered in Portugal’s Catholic Church, By Alison Roberts, BBC [London, England], (February 13, 2023)
Thousands of children abused by members of Portugal’s Catholic Church over 70 years – report, By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira, Reuters [London, England], (February 13, 2023)
Portugal: Thousands of children abused by Catholic clergy, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (February 13, 2023)
Portugal church sex abuse study: victims may number 4,800, By Bary Hatton, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 13, 2023)
CRONOLOGIA: Um ano de trabalho da comissão independente sobre abusos sexuais na Igreja, By Lusa News Agency, Lusa News Agency [Lisbon, Portugal], (February 13, 2023)
Does ‘He Gets Us’ Get It? And Reflecting On YouVersion’s Record Day, By Warren Cole Smith, Religion Unplugged - The Media Project - Institute for Nonprofit News [Dallas TX], (February 13, 2023)
Enabled by the Media, Pope Francis Refuses to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (February 10, 2023)
SNAP reacts to report published by a Portuguese panel funded by the country’s Catholic bishops, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 13, 2023)
Two former SLU priests accused of abuse, KMOX, 1120AM [St. Louis MO], (February 10, 2023)
A priest scandal rocked the Belleville Diocese 30 years ago. How have things changed?, By Teri Maddox, Belleville News-Democrat [Belleville IL], (February 13, 2023)

February 14, 2023

Call for Resignation of Priest Frank Pavone to Investigate Alleged Misconduct, Sexually Assaulting Women, By Bernadette Salapare , Christianity Daily [Los Angeles CA], (February 11, 2023)
Costa Rican Catholic Church to pay damages to those abused by former priest, Tico Times [San José, Costa Rica], (February 10, 2023)
British law enforcement investigates former Omaha priest, By Mike McKnight, WOWT - NBC 6 [Omaha NE], (February 13, 2023)
In lesson on sin, Knoxville Catholic priest makes false claim about Knox News reporting, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (February 13, 2023)
Detienen en Guanajuato a sacerdote acusado de abuso sexual, Eje Central [Mexico City, Mexico], (February 12, 2023)
More than 100 priests suspected of abuse remain active in Portugal’s Catholic Church, By Catarina Demony, Reuters [London, England], (February 14, 2023)
Portugal: Catholic clergy abused nearly 5,000 children since 1950, inquiry finds, By Agence France-Presse, The Guardian [London, England], (February 13, 2023)
Three words: How the Catholic Church and allies altered a bill to protect it from sex abuse lawsuits, By Tim Prudente, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (February 14, 2023)
Abusos na Igreja: 49 relatos de sofrimento sem fim. “Se o Inferno existe, ele vai lá parar!”, By Patrícia Carvalho, Público [Lisbon, Portugal], (February 14, 2023)
Judge rules against Portland diocese, allows childhood abuse lawsuits to move forward, By Emily Allen, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (February 14, 2023)

February 15, 2023

Oklahoma pastor sent sexually charged text messages, court docs say, By Sheila Stogsdill, KSNF [Joplin, MO], (February 14, 2023)
Child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, By Agence France Presse, Licas.news [Bangkok,TH], (February 14, 2023)
Judge upholds Maine law allowing older sex abuse lawsuits, By David Sharp, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 14, 2023)
SNAP reacts to report published by a Portuguese panel funded by the country’s Catholic bishops, By Zach Hiner, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 13, 2023)
Which U.S. dioceses have declared bankruptcy? Here’s a map, By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 14, 2023)
Portugal commission reveals ‘full extent’ of Church abuse, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (February 14, 2023)
Independent report estimates nearly 5000 abuse victims in Portugal, By Filipe D'Avillez , The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 14, 2023)
Child abuse found in Portugal Catholic Church is ‘tip of iceberg’, commission says, By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira, Reuters [London, England], (February 13, 2023)
Portuguese Church sexual abuse report released, By Linda Bordoni, Vatican News - Holy See [Vatican City], (February 13, 2023)

February 16, 2023

Judge upholds Maine law on retroactive abuse lawsuits, says Catholic diocese challenge has a point, By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 15, 2023)
Harrisburg diocese bankruptcy finalized; restitution set for abuse survivors, By Bethany Rodgers, York Daily Record [York, PA], (February 15, 2023)
Report details child sexual abuse in Portuguese Church, By Patrick Hudson, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 15, 2023)
Two former SLU Jesuits credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, By Gabby Chiodo and Ulaa Kuziez, The University News [St. Louis University, St. Louis MO], (February 15, 2023)
Roman Catholic Diocese Completes Reorganization Process, Diocese of Harrisburg [Harrisburg PA], (February 15, 2023)
How European countries are facing up to clergy sex abuse, By Juliette Paquier, La Croix International [France], (February 15, 2023)
Anglican Priest Found Guilty Of Pornography Speaks On Sacrificing Babies To Satan, By Unini Chioma, The Nigeria Lawyer [Nigeria], (February 9, 2023)
Co Armagh priest accused of voyeurism found not guilty, The Irish News [Belfast, Northern Ireland], (February 9, 2023)
Expulsion of priests accused of child sex abuse ‘requires proof’ – bishop, By Natasha Donn, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 15, 2023)
Los obispos niegan a la Fiscalía datos de los casos de pederastia que conocen, By JULIO NÚÑEZ, El País [Madrid, Spain], (February 16, 2023)

February 17, 2023

EXPLAINED: The ugly face of Child sexual abuse in Catholic church, By Heena Sharma, WION (World Is One News) [New Delhi, India], (February 16, 2023)
Harrisburg diocese reaches bankruptcy settlement, pledges further actions for abuse survivors, By Kate Scanlon, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (February 16, 2023)
Spanish bishops withholding information on sexual abuse: Attorney general, By Alyssa McMurtry, Anadolu Agency [Ankara, Turkey], (February 16, 2023)
Predator Priests Can Do More Harm than Sexual Abuse, They Also Murder, By Adam Horowitz, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (February 16, 2023)
Canadian bishops outline plans for reconciliation with indigenous peoples, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (February 17, 2023)
Bankruptcy Plan Approved for Diocese of Harrisburg; SNAP Responds, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 15, 2023)
Harrisburg Diocese $18M settlement, bankruptcy reorganization plan approved, By Tyler Jeski, WHP - CBS News 21 [Harrisburg PA], (February 15, 2023)
Another lawsuit filed against Maine Catholic Diocese for alleged sexual abuse, By Ted Homer, WGME-TV, CBS affiliate [Portland ME], (February 16, 2023)
Aroostook man sues Catholic diocese over alleged sexual abuse, By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News [Bangor ME], (February 16, 2023)
Latest lawsuit against Portland diocese names former Frenchville priest, By Emily Allen, The Portland Press Herald [Portland ME], (February 16, 2023)
SLU chess coach, a local grandmaster, is accused of sexual assault and harassment, By Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (February 17, 2023)
AB 452 would abolish statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse survivors, By MADISON CREEKBAUM, The Daily Californian [Berkeley CA], (February 15, 2023)
Vatican still has a blindspot on sexual abuse, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [France], (February 17, 2023)
Vanier, Rupnik, Ribes… Can we distinguish the work from its author?, By Christophe Henning, La Croix International [France], (February 16, 2023)

February 18, 2023

Nuns forced women in Netherlands to work for years, By AFP, The Hague, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (February 18, 2023)
Diocese: Escanaba teacher fired due to ‘boundary violations’ with student, By TV6 News Team, UpperMichigansSource.com, (February 15, 2023)
Clerical abuse in Portugal is ‘tip of a great iceberg’, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (February 16, 2023)
2 men sue Catholic Diocese of Dallas over sexual abuse as children at orphanage, By Isabella Volmert, Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX], (February 17, 2023)
Mandate that WA clergy report child abuse, without exceptions, By The Seattle Times editorial board, Seattle Times [Seattle WA], (February 16, 2023)
Diocese rules sex abuse claims against retired priest are substantiated, By Jay Tokasz , Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 17, 2023)
Cardinal O’Malley thanks Portuguese sex abuse survivors for speaking out, By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service, America [New York NY], (February 17, 2023)
Kanakuk survivors testify to support Seitz abuse bill, By Jason Wert, Branson News [Hollister, MO], (February 17, 2023)
Southern Baptists Passed Abuse Reforms Last Year. Now They Have to Make Them Stick., By Bob Smietana, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (February 17, 2023)
ND Folk Choir, Joe Henry relate ‘The Passion’ to clergy sexual abuse, By Jack Walton, Tribune Correspondent, South Bend Tribune [South Bend IN], (February 17, 2023)
Cushman: Stop Child Abuse by Making Clergy Mandatory Reporters, By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer, Daily Utah Chronicle [Salt Lake City, UT], (February 16, 2023)
Benkert resigns SBC task force amid criticism for reporting two churches that platformed accused sexual abuser, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (February 17, 2023)
Special prosecutor appointed in megachurch pastor’s prostitution case as new emails emerge, By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor, Christian Post [Washington DC], (February 13, 2023)
Disagreeing with prosecutor, police chief says megachurch pastor should have been tried for prostitution, By Leonardo Blair, Senior Features Reporter, Christian Post [Washington DC], (January 11, 2023)

February 19, 2023

Buried memories of clerical sexual abuse revealed, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (February 19, 2023)
Sentencing delayed for priest convicted of raping child, By Aileen Wingblad, The Oakland Press [Troy MI], (February 17, 2023)
‘Annihilating for survivors’: the Catholic church and its plaques to abuse perpetrators, By Christopher Knaus and Nino Bucci, The Guardian [London, England], (February 18, 2023)
Bills requiring clergy to report abuse discloses won’t advance in Utah legislature, By Ben Winslow, KSTU-TV, Fox-13 [Salt Lake City UT], (February 18, 2023)
Split Pennsylvania House set for raucous return next week, By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 15, 2023)
How The Pope And An American Cardinal Ignited New Debates On Sex And The Eucharist, By Terry Mattingly, Religion Unplugged - The Media Project - Institute for Nonprofit News [Dallas TX], (February 16, 2023)
Todd Benkert leaves SBC abuse task force after conflict over pastor’s restoration, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (February 17, 2023)
Church volunteer, charged with sex crimes, arraigned in federal court, By Corey Murray, Hillsdale Daily News [Hillsdale MI], (February 18, 2023)
Transcripción de la entrevista de AP con el papa Francisco, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (January 25, 2023)
Stika asks judge to seal ‘Vos estis’ records, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 6, 2023)
Men claim in lawsuit that Texas nun gave them alcohol before priest abused them as children, By Andrea Blanco, The Independent [London, England], (February 18, 2023)
An education at Ampleforth and the hard lessons learned, By Edward Stourton, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 16, 2023)
Johnny Hunt’s New Church Threatens Legal Action Against SBC Amid Inquiry, By Sarah Einselen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (February 18, 2023)
Russian Priest Had Sexual Relationship With 14-Year-Old Parishioner, Gets Minor Sentence, By Pola Rubio, International Business Times, (February 16, 2023)
Why I’m not engaging with the SBC’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force, By Christa Brown, In Solidarity with Christa Brown, (February 17, 2023)

February 20, 2023

Over 4,800 children sexually abused in Portugal’s Catholic churches since 1950: ‘Tip of the Iceberg’, By Samantha Kamman, Christian Post [Washington DC], (February 18, 2023)
Buffalo diocese substantiates abuse allegations against 2 priests, By Sean Mickey, WKBW [Buffalo NY], (February 17, 2023)
The horrific true story behind 1923’s most shocking plotline, By Sadie Whitelocks, Daily Mail [London, United Kingdom], (February 17, 2023)
Serial pedophile priest charged with indecent assault, By Melissa Meehan, The Canberra Times [Canberra, Australia], (February 20, 2023)
Francis says Popes, Jesuit generals normally should reign ‘for life’, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (February 16, 2023)

February 21, 2023

Jesuits say abuse accusations against priest are highly credible, By Philip Pullella, Reuters [London, England], (February 21, 2023)
Jesuit barred from artistic activity after new abuse claims, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 20, 2023)
New restrictions against Rupnik possible in light of credible abuse accusations, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 21, 2023)
“ Towards a recognition of the truth ”: The decisions of the Delegate DIR regarding Fr. Marko Rupnik, Interprovincial Roman Houses and Works of the Society of Jesus - DIR [Rome, Italy], (February 21, 2023)
Priest accused of embezzling €800,000 from social solidarity institutions, By Natasha Donn, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 20, 2023)
Portugal report details decades of sexual abuse by priests and others within the Catholic Church, By Clara Raimundo, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 14, 2023)
Paul Mankowski’s Outbursts of Sanity, By Jerry J. Pokorsky, First Things [New York NY], (February 21, 2023)
The Pa. House is back Tuesday to kick off ‘a week for the victims’, By Gillian McGoldrick, Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia PA], (February 20, 2023)
The Catholic Church in crisis, By Len Port, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 21, 2023)
I Was Raised by American Buddhists. Here’s Why I Left., By Emily Demaionewton, Slate [New York NY], (February 21, 2023)

February 22, 2023

Opinion | Deluge of scandals has rocked the Catholic Church – By Len Port, By Len Port, Portuguese American Journal [Sherman Oaks CA], (February 21, 2023)
Lawsuits Name Hundreds of Newly Accused Catholic Clergy and Lay Employees Across Northern CA, By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott, Mark Villarreal and Michael Horn , NBC News [San Francisco, CA], (February 22, 2023)
Future Pope John Paul II allowed priest to return to work after child sex abuse conviction, By Daniel Tilles, Notes from Poland [Kraków, Poland], (February 22, 2023)
Rupnik could be expelled from Jesuits after new abuse allegations, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 22, 2023)
Former DeForest church staffer enters guilty plea in sexual abuse case, By Jonathan Stefonek, DeForest Times Tribune [Waunakee, WI], (February 21, 2023)
On eve of trial, former pastor considers pleading guilty to sexually abuse of three boys, By Julie Manganis, The Salem News [Salem, NH], (February 22, 2023)
IOR president was offered ‘protection’ to approve London deal, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 20, 2023)
Indonesian cardinal wants Catholics to fight trafficking during Lent, By Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (February 20, 2023)
Killer guru’s temporary release from prison sparks anger in India. And it’s not the first time, By Manveena Suri and Rhea Mogul, CNN [Atlanta GA], (February 22, 2023)
Diocese of San Diego accused in lawsuit of transferring real estate assets to avoid paying settlements, By Sam Ribakoff, Courthouse News Service [Boston, MA], (February 21, 2023)
New archive of Santa Fe clergy abuse documents hailed as unprecedented, By Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 22, 2023)

February 23, 2023

Church Sex Scandal Widens: Hundreds More Catholic Clergy Accused Across CA, By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott, Mark Villarreal, and Michael Horn, KNTV - NBC Bay Area [San Jose CA], (February 22, 2023)
Lawsuit alleges Catholic Diocese of San Diego moved real estate to avoid paying abuse victims, By Richard Allyn, KFMB - CBS 8 [San Diego CA], (February 22, 2023)
San Diego Catholic Diocese Transferred Properties to Avoid Paying Sex Abuse Victims: Attorney, By Mari Payton, KNSD - NBC 7 [San Diego CA], (February 22, 2023)
Court dismisses Vatican from church sex abuse lawsuit, By Nestor Licanto, KUAM Radio [Guam], (February 23, 2023)

February 24, 2023

Priest accused of sexually abusing child put on leave by Buffalo Diocese, By Mike McAndrew, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 23, 2023)
Diocese announces priest placed on administrative leave, Western New York Catholic - Diocese of Buffalo [Buffalo NY], (February 23, 2023)
Benedictine order admits keeping cleric at Marmion Academy for years after child sex abuse accusations, By Robert Herguth, Chicago Sun-Times [Chicago IL], (February 24, 2023)
“Tone at the Top” and the abuse of power in the Catholic Church, By Jochen Sautermeister, La Croix International [France], (February 24, 2023)
I once defended Frank Pavone. Now I realize he groomed me, too., By Jenn Morson, America [New York NY], (February 23, 2023)
Priest found dead after complaint to Bishop, By Natasha Donn, Portugal Resident [Lagoa, Portugal], (February 24, 2023)
One step at a time: Mount Cashel abuse victim who ran away from orphanage at 16 made a life for himself and his family in the U.S., By Glen Whiffen, Saltwire Network [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (February 24, 2023)
‘A public reckoning’: Baltimore judge orders release of redacted Catholic church abuse report, By Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (February 24, 2023)
Baltimore judge orders release of redacted investigation into Archdiocese of Baltimore sex abuse, By Tim Prudente, Julie Scharper, Dylan Segelbaum, and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (February 24, 2023)
Judge allows release of redacted grand jury probe of Baltimore archdiocese sexual abuse, By Madeleine O'Neill, The Daily Record [Baltimore MD], (February 24, 2023)

February 25, 2023

Killer guru’s temporary release from prison sparks anger in India. And it’s not the first time, By Manveena Suri and Rhea Mogul, CNN [Atlanta GA], (February 22, 2023)
IOR president was offered ‘protection’ to approve London deal, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 20, 2023)
The Yeshiva Rabbi Sexually Assaulted Him – Again and Again. Now He’s Talking, By Josh Breiner and Chaim Levinson, Haaretz [Tel Aviv, Israel], (February 21, 2023)
‘Epitome of a wolf in sheep’s clothing,’ former Bentonville youth minister gets 60 years for sexual abuse of boys, By Tracy Neal, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [Little Rock AR], (February 25, 2023)
Southern Baptists chart difficult path on sexual abuse in the church, By Andrew Schwartz, Chattanooga Times Free Press [Chattanooga TN], (February 24, 2023)
Hexham and Newcastle in turmoil after inquiries launched, By Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (February 24, 2023)
L’Arche after Vanier: ‘We’ve moved on from Jean’, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 24, 2023)
French prosecutors drop sexual assault probe into cardinal, By Le Monde with AFP, Le Monde [Paris, France], (February 25, 2023)
Pa House Passes Two-Year Window for Childhood Sex Abuse Victims, Looks to Senate, By Brendan Scanland, Erie News Now [Erie, PA], (February 24, 2023)
Child sex abuse lawsuit window again gets Pa. lawmakers’ OK, By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 24, 2023)
Judge rules Maryland attorney general’s child sex abuse report can be released, By David Collins and Greg Ng, WBAL-TV 11, WBAL-TV, NBC-11 [Baltimore MD], (February 24, 2023)
Judge orders release of redacted attorney general’s report on clergy child sexual abuse, By Catholic Review staff, Catholic Review - Archdiocese of Baltimore [Baltimore MD], (February 24, 2023)

February 26, 2023

A priesthood for all: Synodal church requires new look at ministry, By Justin McLellan, Catholic News Service - USCCB [Washington DC], (February 26, 2023)
What to know about the upcoming release of Catholic church sex abuse investigation, By Tim Prudente, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (February 24, 2023)
Victims urge debate, though Utah child sex abuse reporting bills may be dead, By Brian Mullahy, KUTV, CBS-2 [Salt Lake City UT], (February 25, 2023)
New Zealand Catholic Church Lacks Transparency In Denying Survivor Complaints, By Christopher Longhurst, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (February 26, 2023)
Voices of survivors of childhood abuse: Whalen’s courage shattered walls within the church, By Sean Kirst, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (February 25, 2023)

February 27, 2023

About the Pavone Affair?, By Jennifer Roback Morse, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (February 21, 2023)
Barricaded Siblings Turn to TikTok While Defying Court Order to Return to Father They Say Abused Them, By Hannah Dreyfus, Pro Publica [New York, NY], (February 25, 2023)
In the SBC, a cord of three is not easily broken: Debates about sexuality, gender and abuse all twist together, By Mark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (February 27, 2023)
Cardinal Ricard: Prosecutors close case, Vatican probe continues, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (February 27, 2023)
Pope-Bishop Mulakkal meeting upsets Sisters in Solidarity, By Matters India Reporter, Matters India [New Delhi, India], (February 27, 2023)
Lead pastor of Vineyard church in Minnesota resigns amidst sexual misconduct allegations, By Sylvia St. Cyr , CHVN 95.1 FM [Winnipeg, MB, Canada], (February 27, 2023)
Pastor Dad Accused of Raping, Assaulting 2 Minors, By Mbongiseni Ndzimandze, Times of Swaziland [Mbabane, Swaziland], (February 27, 2023)
Pope doubles down on need for financial trials in Vatican, By Nicole Winfield, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 27, 2023)
Pope Francis: Conduct by some Church members has made Vatican trials ‘painfully necessary’, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 25, 2023)
Hillsong College allegedly taught some students women should ‘submit’ sexually to husbands, By Tory Shepherd, The Guardian [London, England], (February 27, 2023)
What Have the Jesuits Done About Rupnik? A Timeline, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 26, 2023)
Trump’s former Catholic priest adviser hit with sex misconduct accusations: Reports, By Mary Papenfuss, Raw Story [Washington, DC], (February 26, 2023)
Group demonstrates on behalf of victims in Chickasha, By Jessica Lane, The Express-Star [Chickasha, OK], (February 27, 2023)
Predators Don’t FALL for Their Victims or FALL From Grace, They Abuse, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (February 22, 2023)
Ex-cardinal McCarrick tells Massachusetts court he’s incompetent for trial, By Douglas Moser and Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (February 27, 2023)

February 28, 2023

Ex-cardinal McCarrick asks for dismissal of sex abuse case against him, citing dementia, By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (February 27, 2023)
Former Cardinal McCarrick’s lawyers want child abuse case against him dismissed, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (February 27, 2023)
Over 200 lawsuits alleging past abuse brought against Sacramento Diocese, By Andrew Haubner, CBS News [New York NY], (February 27, 2023)
Judge orders release of redacted report on child sex abuse in Baltimore Archdiocese, By George P. Matysek Jr., National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 27, 2023)
Diocese of Toledo adds 3 names to its list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse, By Sarah Readdean, Toledo Blade [Toledo OH], (February 27, 2023)
Prosecutors challenge medical report finding McCarrick not competent to stand trial, By Damien Fisher, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (February 27, 2023)
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick asks court to dismiss sex assault case, By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press [New York NY], (February 27, 2023)
Utah Legislature hasn’t debated bills that would require clergy to report sex abuse. Here’s why., By Emily Anderson Stern, Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City UT], (February 27, 2023)
Sacramento Catholic Diocese facing insolvency due to ‘staggering number’ of sex abuse claims, By Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee [Sacramento CA], (February 28, 2023)
2 Megachurches Rocked by Allegations They Allowed Pastor Guilty of Clergy Sexual Abuse to Re-Offend, By Rebecca Hopkins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (February 27, 2023)
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse advocating for Maryland legislation empower others | GUEST COMMENTARY, By Betsy Schindler For The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (February 28, 2023)