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June 1, 2023

Whatever happened to the ‘Blogging Bishop’?, By Maura Labelle, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (June 28, 2023)
Vatican questions how priest moved $17 million meant for missionary work into investment fund, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (May 31, 2023)
Joliet Diocese priest sex abuse survivors say list of abusers is not complete, By Michelle Gallardo, WLS - ABC 7 [Chicago IL], (May 31, 2023)
Archbishop loses bid to reduce payout to an altar boy who was raped by a depraved Catholic priest in the bushes, By Emily Woods, Australian Associated Press [Sydney, Australia], (June 1, 2023)
NSW lawyers call for reform of ‘disgraceful’ tactic churches use to block abuse claims, By Christopher Knaus, The Guardian [London, England], (May 31, 2023)
Vatican accepts resignation of rape-accused Indian bishop, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 1, 2023)

June 2, 2023

2 priests left trail of abuse from Pekin to Bloomington, investigation reveals, By Leslie Renken, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 2, 2023)
The list of 51 Peoria Catholic Diocese clergy named in a 2023 report on child sex abuse, By Dean Muellerleile, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 1, 2023)
After years of denial, Peoria diocese admitted extensive sexual abuse by Illinois monsignor, By Leslie Renken, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 1, 2023)
Attorney General details how Illinois priest sexually abused middle school boy in Streator, By Leslie Renken, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 1, 2023)
Peru priest among those named in Illinois Attorney General’s report on sexual abuse, By Leslie Renken, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 1, 2023)
From ‘playboy’ to child abuser: Texas priest infamous for time at Illinois retreat, By Leslie Renken, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 1, 2023)

June 3, 2023

What the Latest Investigations Into Catholic Church Sex Abuse Mean, By Ruth Graham, New York Times [New York NY], (June 2, 2023)
Judge won’t shield documents in sex abuse lawsuit against Diocese of Knoxville, By Tyler Whetstone and Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (June 2, 2023)
‘He messed up my life’: 2 Chillicothe boys endured repeated sexual abuse by priest, By Leslie Renken, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 1, 2023)
Hundreds of people are set to sue the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore for sex abuse, By Scott Maucione, Maine Public Radio [Lewiston ME], (June 2, 2023)
Spain’s Catholic Church finds hundreds of alleged child abusers over eight decades, By Emma Pinedo and Miguel Gutierrez, Reuters [London, England], (June 2, 2023)
Spanish Catholic bishops find evidence of 728 sexual abusers, 927 victims since 1945, By Ciarán Giles, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 2, 2023)
Nuncio: Indian bishop asked to resign for ‘the good of the Church’, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 1, 2023)

June 4, 2023

Nun rape case accused Franco Mulakkal resigns as Jalandhar bishop, By Shaju Philip, Indian Express [Noida, India], (June 2, 2023)
Who is Franco Mulakkal, accused in church rape case?, Indian Express [Noida, India], (June 2, 2023)
Spain’s Catholic Church Finds Personnel Abused Hundreds, By Francis X. Rocca, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (June 2, 2023)
Documents reveal growing criticisms, concerns about Knoxville bishop’s leadership, By John North, WBIR-TV, Ch. 10-NBC [Knoxville TN], (May 31, 2023)
We can have both: Due process for accused priests and justice for sex abuse survivors, By Kevin E. McKenna, America [New York NY], (June 2, 2023)
Hamden priest accused of sexually abusing woman reassigned while facing lawsuit, officials say, By Peter Yankowski, New Haven Register [New Haven CT], (June 4, 2023)
Survivors group points to cracks in visa system for foreign priests after 8-year-old First Nations girl abused, By Rachel Bergen, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 4, 2023)
Can the Catholic Church finally begin the healing process?, By Lenny Wanex and Thomas Connelly, Capital Gazette [Parole MD], (June 3, 2023)
First study of clerical abuse in Brazil calls known cases ‘tip of the iceberg’, By Eduardo Campos Lima, Crux [Denver CO], (June 2, 2023)
Bolivian Catholics unfazed by sex scandals as they gear up for massive festival, By Carlos Valdez and Paola Flores, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 2, 2023)
Clerical child abuse revealed and justice is done, By Fr. Shay Cullen, Manila Times [Manila, Philippines], (June 4, 2023)
Jehovah’s Witness church seeks exemption from royal commission abuse in care inquiry, Radio New Zealand [Wellington, New Zealand], (June 2, 2023)
Retired Archbishop Michael Sheehan dies at age 83, By Hamilton Kahn, KOAT [Albuquerque NM], (June 4, 2023)
Sex abuse survivors dreaded priest’s return to KC. They weren’t told he never arrived, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 1, 2023)

June 5, 2023

OP-ED: Who are the main sexual abusers of indigenous women and children?, By Hymie Rubenstein, True North [Canada], (June 4, 2023)
Los obispos reconocen 728 casos de pederastia desde 1945 en la Iglesia católica española, By Lucía Foraster Garriga, El País [Madrid, Spain], (June 1, 2023)
Sweeping investigation reveals decades of scandals within Catholic Diocese of Peoria, By JJ Bullock, The Journal Star [Peoria IL], (June 5, 2023)
Letters: Status quo for the church, Chicago Tribune, (June 5, 2023)
SNAP challenges Rockford bishop, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (May 26, 2023)
Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem., By Amy Julia Becker, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 2, 2023)
Illinois AG clergy report lists Troy priest as failing to disclose abuse, By Pat Pratt, The Troy Times Tribune [Troy IL], (May 30, 2023)
Connecticut priest accused of sexual assault, By Brittany Schaefer, WTNH-TV, ABC-8 [New Haven CT], (June 1, 2023)
Report: IL Megachurch Pastor Likely Misused Position to Cover Up Son’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, By Rebecca Hopkins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 5, 2023)
Church in Spain collects almost 1,000 complaints of sexual abuse since 1945, By Nicolás de Cárdenas, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 2, 2023)

June 6, 2023

Una familia acusa a la Iglesia de proteger a un cura que abusó de su hija en Juárez, By Sugeyry Romina Gándara, Sinembargo.mx [Mexico City, Mexico], (May 31, 2023)
SSPX priest sentenced to 20 years for abuse, By Tom Heneghan, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 6, 2023)
Indian bishop resigns 16 months after rape trial, By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 2, 2023)
‘That’s when he raped me’: Survivors of clergy abuse in Missouri screen documentary, By Sam Bailey, Missouri Independent [Jefferson City MO], (June 6, 2023)
Carmelite nuns file new theft and defamation charges against Fort Worth Bishop Olson, By Peter Pinedo for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 5, 2023)
Buffalo Diocese seeks updated value of 37 properties as it looks to settle abuse claims, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 5, 2023)
Church, civil laws must hold priests accountable for child abuse, By Father Shay Cullen, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 5, 2023)
The Disturbing Truth: Illinois Bishops Still Hiding Child-Molesting Clergy, By David Clohessy, Religion Unplugged - The Media Project - Institute for Nonprofit News [Dallas TX], (June 6, 2023)
El milagro de la Iglesia española con los abusos: de cero a mil víctimas en dos años, By Íñigo Domínguez, El País [Madrid, Spain], (June 2, 2023)
Loudon County Priest convicted of sex crime, By Kaitlyn Dillon, WDBJ-TV, CBS-7 [Roanoke VA], (June 6, 2023)
IL church & elected officials must do more for kids’ safety, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (June 1, 2023)

June 7, 2023

Michigan lawmakers renew effort to give sex abuse victims more time to sue, By Joey Cappelletti, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 6, 2023)
In head-scratching cases, “It’s the transparency, stupid”, By Chris Altieri, Crux [Denver CO], (June 6, 2023)
Carmelite nun files defamation claim against US bishop, By Maria Wiering, OSV News, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 6, 2023)
Pope to meet clergy sexual abuse victims in Portugal, By Catarina Demony, Reuters [London, England], (June 6, 2023)
Chi Alpha ‘Mentor’ Daniel Savala Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges, By Josh Shepherd, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 2, 2023)
Former Purcellville Priest Sentenced to Prison for Child Sexual Abuse, By Norman K. Styer, Loudoun Now [Leesburg, VA], (June 6, 2023)
Catholic Priest Accused of Assaulting 8-Year-Old Girl Released on Conditions, By Sakchi Khandelwal, BNN [Winnipeg, Canada], (June 6, 2023)
Abuso: confirman condena al ex cura Pacheco y piden su inmediata detención, Corrientes hoy [Corrientes, Argentina], (June 7, 2023)

June 8, 2023

Sacerdote Eduardo Córdova: más de 100 casos de abuso sexual contra menores siguen impunes, By Xochiquétzal Rangel, Samuel Estrada and Nancy Hernández , El Universal [Mexico City, Mexico], (June 2, 2023)
Sacerdote Eduardo Córdova: iglesia sigue promoviendo el peso de la ley, asegura arzobispo de SLP, By Xochiquétzal Rangel, Samuel Estrada y Nancy Hernánde, El Universal [Mexico City, Mexico], (June 4, 2023)
What Should Maine’s Bishop Have Done About Fr. Anthony Cipolle?, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (June 6, 2023)
Abuse: Traunstein Pope procedure: victim demands 350,000 euros, News in Germany [Berlin, DE], (June 7, 2023)
Media organizations push for release of sealed records of US priest accused of abusing children, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (June 7, 2023)
US lawyer who alerted school to priest’s sexual misconduct seeks damages, By Ramon Antonio Vargas in New Orleans, The Guardian [London, England], (June 8, 2023)
Defrocked Canadian priest arrested on further sexual assault charges, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 7, 2023)
Editorial: Archbishop helped right embattled Catholic Church, By The Albuquerque nournal Editorial Board, Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque NM], (June 7, 2023)
Defrocked Nunavut priest arrested on historical sexual assault charges, By The Canadian Press, Toronto Star [Toronto, Canada], (June 7, 2023)
Priests in Bolivia ‘saints by day, demons by night’: alleged victim, By José Arturo Cárdenas, Agence France-Presse, Yahoo! [Sunnyvale CA], (June 7, 2023)
CofE promises improvements to abuse support scheme after cricitism, Christian Post [Washington DC], (June 8, 2023)
Survivor Wins Settlement Against Florida Megachurch & Goes Public with Abuse Story, By Jessica Eturralde, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 7, 2023)
Registered sex offender remained an Orthodox Archpriest: SNAP appalled at this incomprehensible decision, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (June 8, 2023)
After raid found 1000’s of images, former RI priest pleads guilty to child pornography, By Katie Mulvaney, Providence Journal [Providence RI], (June 8, 2023)

June 9, 2023

Instagram Connects Vast Pedophile Network, By Jeff Horwitz and Katherine Blunt, Wall Street Journal [New York NY], (June 7, 2023)
Former Virginia Catholic priest sentenced to 8 years in prison for abusing teenager, By Delaney Murray, WRIC - ABC 8 [Richmond VA], (June 8, 2023)
Abuse claims and outrage mount as Jesuit order and church in Bolivia undergo a tectonic shake, By David Agren, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 8, 2023)
Settlements end $100M class action lawsuit by alleged Manitoulin Island abuse survivors, By Darren MacDonald, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 8, 2023)
Chart gets to ‘meat’ of the settlement in abuse cases, By Anna Farrow, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (June 8, 2023)
St. John’s settlement appears near, By Quinton Amundson , The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (June 8, 2023)
Baptist official in Louisiana arrested on sex crime charges, KSLA, Ch. 12 [Shreveport LA and Texarkana TX], (June 9, 2023)
Former priest facing sex charges appears before judge in Iqaluit, By Kathleen Martens, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network [Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada], (June 8, 2023)
In the Name of Ruth Bender, By Sarah Stankorb, In Polite Company [sarahstankorb.substack.com], (June 9, 2023)
The Archdiocese of St. Louis will pay $1 million to settle a sex abuse lawsuit, By Jim Salter, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 9, 2023)
Archdiocese of St. Louis settles sex abuse suit with alleged victim, agrees to pay $1 million, By Kelsi Anderson and Jacob Kuerth, KSDK Channel 5 [St. Louis, MO], (June 8, 2023)
Archdiocese of St. Louis settles sex abuse lawsuit for $1 million, one of largest ever here, By Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (June 9, 2023)
Un nombre más en la lista de sacerdotes abusadores en Argentina, By Laura Vilche, Diario La Capital [Buenos Aires, Argentina], (June 9, 2023)

June 10, 2023

Delayed justice: 3 states remove all time limits on child sex abuse lawsuits, By David Sharp, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 9, 2023)
Allegations of adultery and abuse of power embroil Texas bishop, Carmelite monastery in complex scandal, By Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (June 9, 2023)
Clergy sex abuse is the fault of the institution, not the religion., By Arthur McCaffrey, America [New York NY], (June 9, 2023)
Fort Worth Diocese releases photos allegedly showing drug use at Carmelite monastery, By Peter Pinedo for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 8, 2023)
‘The Secrets of Hillsong’ serves as warning to Catholics, too, By Patty Breen, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 10, 2023)

June 11, 2023

Video: Victims laud ending child sex abuse lawsuits curbs, By Rodrique Ngowi/Robert Bukaty, AP Video, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 9, 2023)
Pope Benedict XVI’s cousins stand to inherit his money. None of them want it., By Tom Heneghan, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 9, 2023)
Man abused by cleric as a child launches health program to turn ‘pain into power’, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (June 9, 2023)
Will Southern Baptists give abuse survivors stones for bread?, By David Clohessy and Christa Brown, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 10, 2023)
‘The beatings and abuse were brutal’, By Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer, The Gleaner [Kingston, Jamaica], (June 11, 2023)
Settlements end $100M clergy abuse lawsuit against Sault diocese, By Jenny Lamothe, Sault Today [Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada], (June 10, 2023)
Sexual abuse, women clergy among topics on tap at annual meeting of Southern Baptists, By Frank E. Lockwood , Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [Little Rock AR], (June 10, 2023)

June 12, 2023

Hexham and Newcastle Bishop Robert Byrne put people at risk – report, By Andrew Hartley and Dan Farthing, BBC [London, England], (June 12, 2023)
In Peru, Latin American religious address persecution, abuse, synod, By Rhina Guidos, Global Sisters Report [Kansas City, MO], (June 12, 2023)
Priest convicted of raping boys claims innocence, stays in prison, By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (June 11, 2023)
Buffalo priest drops defamation case against accuser alleging sex abuse in 1980s, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 11, 2023)
Last name stripped from Maryland report on Catholic sex abuse is nun from Philadelphia, By Jessica Calefati, Tim Prudente, Liz Bowie, and Dylan Segelbaum, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (June 12, 2023)
Deacon at North Miami Catholic School Arrested, Accused of Molesting Students, By Amanda Plasencia and Brian Hamacher, WTVJ - NBC 6 [Miami FL], (June 1, 2023)

June 13, 2023

Abuse survivors, their advocates cast doubt on leadership of Vatican commission, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 13, 2023)
Former teacher of North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary charged with sexual assault, Indo-Canadian Voice [Surrey, British Columbia, Canada], (June 13, 2023)
‘Significant increase’ in Catholic Church abuse allegations, By Ailbhe Conneely, RTÉ - Raidió Teilifís Éireann [Dublin, Ireland], (June 13, 2023)
Accusé d’agression sexuelle, Mgr Georges Colomb va se « mettre en retrait » du diocèse de La Rochelle, By Matthieu Lasserre, La Croix International [France], (June 13, 2023)

June 14, 2023

Court orders Cologne Archdiocese pay €300k in abuse damages, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (June 13, 2023)
German court orders 300 000 euros payout to priest abuse victim, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (June 13, 2023)
Disgraced Michigan priest sentenced to jail, probation in sex abuse case, By Joey Oliver, MLive [Walker MI], (June 13, 2023)
Final name stripped from Maryland report on Catholic sex abuse is nun from Philadelphia, By Jessica Calefati, WJZ-TV - CBS 2 [Baltimore MD], (June 13, 2023)
Pope Benedict XVI’s cousins stand to inherit his money. None of them want it., By Tom Heneghan, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 13, 2023)
Exposé of Blackrock College abuse ‘gave more victims courage to come forward’, By Helen Bruce, Irish Daily Mail [Dublin, Ireland], (June 14, 2023)
Archdiocese: Former Dubuque priest faces additional allegation of sexual abuse, By Elizabeth Kelsey, Telegraph Herald [Dubuque IA], (June 12, 2023)
Largest US protestant church has annual meeting after sex abuse report, By Amber Strong, Scripps News [Atlanta GA], (June 12, 2023)
Priest accused of sexual abuse offered plea deal in St. Tammany Parish courtroom, By Rob Masson, WVUE [New Orleans LA], (June 12, 2023)
Oblates announce own investigation into Father Rivoire, Nunatsiaq News [Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada], (June 12, 2023)

June 15, 2023

Trips by Jesuit priest accused of abuse are transgression of restrictions, superior says, By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 14, 2023)
Jesuits expel prominent priest Rupnik after allegations of abuse against adult women, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 15, 2023)
New sex abuse trial begins for imprisoned ex-London priest, By Jane Sims, London Free Press [London, Ontario, Canada], (June 14, 2023)
Staten Island priest accused of sex abuse in Pa. pleads no contest to some charges: Report, By David Luces, Staten Island Advance [Staten Island NY], (June 10, 2023)

June 16, 2023

Jesuit Priest Expelled After 30 Years Of Sexual, Spiritual Abuse, By Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes [Jersey City NJ], (June 15, 2023)
Archdiocesan abuse prevention policy revised and updated, By Moira Cullings, The Leaven [Archdiocese of Kansas City KS], (June 16, 2023)
Church hands over ‘voluminous documents’ about accused US ex-priest, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (June 15, 2023)
Church in France reels from new abuse, cover-up allegations, By Jonathan Luxmoore, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 16, 2023)

June 17, 2023

USCCB meets with looming McCarrick anniversary, By JD Flynn, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 14, 2023)
City of a Million Dreams: Parading for the Dead in New Orleans, By Jason Berry, JasonBerryAuthor.com [New Orleans LA], (June 17, 2023)
Supporter Defends Expelled Jesuit Priest Against ‘Lynching’, Says Abuse Claims Unproven, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 17, 2023)
In ‘Doing Theology,’ a chorus of theologians imagine a better future for the church, By Bernard G. Prusak, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 17, 2023)
The Crisis in the Pews, By Dennis McIntyre, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 17, 2023)
Colorado priest cleared of criminal charges, reinstated into church service, By Logan Smith, CBS News [New York NY], (June 17, 2023)

June 18, 2023

Father Marko Rupnik, accused of sexual abuse, dismissed from Jesuits — Elizabeth Scalia, By Elizabeth Scalia, OSV News , The Dialog [Diocese of Wilmington DE], (June 16, 2023)
Two class-action lawsuits alleging sexual assault against Quebec priests move forward, By Keila DePape, CTV Television Network [Toronto, Canada], (June 16, 2023)
Pope Francis Expresses “shame and dismay” Over Sexual Abuse of Minors in Bolivia, By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz, ACI Africa - Association for Catholic Information in Africa [Nouaceur, Morocco], (June 17, 2023)
Pope Francis expresses concern and dismay over alleged abuse by priests in Bolivia, By Carlos Valdez, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 16, 2023)
Center in Rome loyal to artist-priest accuses Jesuits of smear campaign, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 17, 2023)

June 19, 2023

When will child sex victims get their justice?, By Steve Jimenez, New York Daily News, (June 19, 2023)
Letters to the Editor: L.A.’s archbishop should be more troubled by his church than drag nuns, By The Los Angeles Times, Yahoo! [Sunnyvale CA], (June 18, 2023)
Rupnik dismissed from Jesuits, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 15, 2023)
Alleged abuser Marko Rupnik has church art everywhere. What do we do with it now?, By Greg Erlandson, Catholic News Service, America [New York NY], (June 16, 2023)
Rupnik Affair exposes leadership crisis in Jesuits, Roman Curia, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 18, 2023)
With names revealed, questions linger about redactions in Maryland AG Catholic Church abuse report, By Lee O. Sanderlin , Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (June 16, 2023)

June 20, 2023

Former Missionary Sentenced 25 Years for Abuse of 4-Year-Old Who Got STD, By Rebecca Hopkins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 17, 2023)
Southern Baptists’ sex abuse task force renewed for additional year, By Frank E. Lockwood , Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (nwaonline.com)[Fayetteville AR], (June 17, 2023)
Preacher John McMartin fights indecent assault conviction, By Steve Zemek, The West Australian/Perth Now [Perth, Australia], (June 19, 2023)
Why Americans shouldn’t dismiss “Shiny Happy People’s” warning of a Christian-controlled nation, By Lydia Joy Launderville, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 19, 2023)
A New Orleans priest confessed to abusing children. He returned to work and was never charged, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (June 20, 2023)

June 21, 2023

Jailed Catholic priest who terrorised altar boys across West Yorkshire admits more sex abuse, By Nick Frame, Yorkshire Evening Post [Leeds, UK], (June 20, 2023)
Analysis: John MacArthur Disqualified Others for Their Kids’ Behavior But Exempts Himself, By Julie Roys, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 20, 2023)
Ex-Mount Saint Joseph High School wrestling coach to stand trial in sex abuse case, By Dylan Segelbaum, The Baltimore Banner [Baltimore MD], (June 20, 2023)
Former Clackamas pastor sentenced to 160 months for sex abuse, By Aimee Plante, Koin.com [Portland, OR], (June 20, 2023)
Survivor Story: Jim Richter, By Awake Milwaukee, Awake Milwaukee [Milwaukee WI], (June 20, 2023)
Catholics Want Justice For Abuse Victims And More LGBTQ Inclusion, Vatican Says, By Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes [Jersey City NJ], (June 20, 2023)
Father John Clemens reinstated after investigation into sex abuse claim: Cardinal Blase Cupich, By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team, ABC7 Chicago [Chicago, IL], (June 20, 2023)
Quebec Cardinal Says New Claims of Sexual Assault Are ‘Defamatory’, By Kevin J Jones, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 20, 2023)
Emanuela Orlandi’s Vatican Disappearance Continues To Baffle 40 Years Later, By Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged - The Media Project - Institute for Nonprofit News [Dallas TX], (June 20, 2023)
Inuit group hopes review into handling of priest allegations brings change, By Emily Blake, The Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press [Winnipeg MB, Canada], (June 20, 2023)
Vatican’s secretary of state: Clerical abuse not linked to homosexuality, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 21, 2023)
Church leaders never contacted victim New Orleans priest confessed to abusing, By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian [London, England], (June 21, 2023)
Retired New Orleans priest admitted to molesting teens two decades ago, report finds, By Joseph Cranney, Nola.com [New Orleans, LA], (June 20, 2023)

June 22, 2023

Jailed former Catholic priest sentenced for 15 further child sex offences, By Gerard Donaghy, The Irish Post [London, England], (June 21, 2023)
Dying paedophile Catholic priest Gerald Ridsdale admits abusing 72nd victim, By Emily Woods, AAP, The West Australian/Perth Now [Perth, Australia], (June 22, 2023)
Accused predators NOT on Kansas City, MO church list, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (June 20, 2023)

June 23, 2023

Detienen a otro sacerdote acusado por abuso sexual a una mujer en Bolivia, By EFE News Agency, Pulso Diario de San Luis [San Luis Potosí, Mexico], (June 22, 2023)
‘Acciones nefastas de esos sacerdotes’, rompen silencio de pederastia en Iglesia, By El País , AM.com.mx [Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico], (June 18, 2023)
WA parliamentary inquiry to scrutinise alleged stalling tactics by institutions in child sex abuse compensation claims, By Nicolas Perpitch, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (June 23, 2023)
The extraordinary legal tactics institutions are using to fight compensation claims by abuse victims, By Louise Milligan, Mary Fallon, and Jessica Longbottom, Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC [Sydney, Australia], (May 28, 2023)
Church reformers hopeful about synod document mention of women’s ordination, LGBTQ inclusion, By ALEJA HERTZLER-MCCAIN, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 22, 2023)
Vatican sends Bolivia diary of late priest who allegedly abused minors in the Andean nation, By Carlos Valdez, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 22, 2023)
Survivors Respond To Appointment Of New Catholic Bishop Of Palmerston North, Scoop [Wellington, New Zealand], (June 23, 2023)
Chicago-based Servites hiding predators, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (June 22, 2023)
Piché to return to ministry in Minnesota archdiocese, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 22, 2023)
We tracked 820 suits alleging sex abuse against Catholic Church in NJ, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (June 22, 2023)
Abuse at Catholic Orphanages, By Helene Stapinski, Commonweal [New York NY], (June 21, 2023)

June 24, 2023

Survivors Respond To Appointment Of New Catholic Bishop Of Palmerston North, By SNAP, Scoop [Wellington, New Zealand], (June 23, 2023)
Papal commission seeks public input on safeguarding principles, By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 23, 2023)
Ex-Vatican Deputy Auditor Dies While His Lawsuit Against the Vatican Is Still Pending, By Edward Pentin , National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 22, 2023)
An Explainer: Synod on Synodality to Rehash Possibility of Women Deacons, By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 22, 2023)
Church officials deny alleged abuses in Timor-Leste seminary, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 23, 2023)
YouTube bans Filipino pastor accused of trafficking, fraud, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 22, 2023)
Former Catholic high school wrestling coach on trial for alleged sex abuse of minor, By Dennis Valera, Crossroads Today [Victoria, TX], (June 23, 2023)
Chaska church artwork aims to bring hope to clergy sex abuse survivors, By Joe Mazan, KSTP-TV [St. Paul MN], (June 23, 2023)
After Decade of Sex Abuse Education in Africa, Ministry Pivots to American Churches, By Fiona André, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 23, 2023)
Former Plover youth pastor reaches plea deal in child sexual assault case, By Heather Poltrock and Emily Davies, WSAW [Wausau, WI], (June 23, 2023)
Pastor accused of sexually assaulting 3 girls over 15 years, By Jalen Rhodes, PA Homepage [Scranton, PA], (June 22, 2023)
Review into how Oblates handled historical sexual assault claims being met with skepticism, hope, By Juanita Taylor, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 24, 2023)

June 25, 2023

Bishop Piché will return to Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as vicar for retired priests, By Joe Ruff, The Catholic Spirit [Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN], (June 23, 2023)
Bishop: Reno priest’s transfer on hold pending police investigation, By Steve Timko, KOLO-TV, ABC-8 [Reno NV], (June 23, 2023)
Hearing postponed after Fort Worth bishop’s attorney says evidence supports actions, By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, TX], (June 23, 2023)
Amid a rocky year, Pope’s anti-abuse commission issues new framework and survey, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 24, 2023)

June 26, 2023

Rydzyk Reigns: How Poland’s Controversial Televangelist Has Wielded Power For 30 Years, By Katarzyna Skiba, WorldCrunch [Paris, France], (June 25, 2023)
Update: Vatican-ordered investigation targets Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas, By Shannon Mullen and Jonathan Liedl, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 25, 2023)
Pope Francis names Bishop Coyne as new coadjutor archbishop of Hartford, By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 26, 2023)
Rise in abuse allegations in Catholic Church in Ireland, By Sarah Mac Donald, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 26, 2023)

June 27, 2023

Knoxville Bishop Richard Stika resigns amid lawsuits and internal crises, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (June 27, 2023)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Knoxville Bishop Rick Stika, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 27, 2023)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Knoxville’s embattled Bishop Stika, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 27, 2023)
Embattled Tennessee bishop resigns after priest complaints, abuse-related lawsuits, By Travis Loller and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 27, 2023)
Minnesota auxiliary bishop who resigned over handling of abuse cases to return as vicar, By Joe Ruff, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 26, 2023)
Bishop Stika announces retirement, Diocese of Knoxville [Knoxville TN], (June 27, 2023)
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville and Appoints the Archbishop of Louisville as Apostolic Administrator, By Chieko Noguchi, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 27, 2023)
Police search Cologne archdiocese in sexual abuse perjury inquiry, By Kate Connolly, The Guardian [London, England], (June 27, 2023)
Germany: Police raid Cologne Archdiocese in perjury probe, Deutsche Welle [Bonn, Germany], (June 27, 2023)
Police search Cologne archdiocese in abuse perjury investigation, By Friederike Heine and Madeline Chambers, Reuters [London, England], (June 27, 2023)
When will Catholic Church’s abuse scandal be truly resolved?, By Jan Kuniholm, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (June 27, 2023)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Knoxville’s embattled Bishop Stika (2), By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 27, 2023)
Embattled Tennessee bishop resigns after priest complaints, abuse-related lawsuits (2), By Travis Loller and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 27, 2023)
Knoxville bishop’s resignation a relief for clergy while experts wonder what took so long, By Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville TN], (June 27, 2023)
Storied Baltimore Catholic family sues archdiocese, claims sex abuse led to death, By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (June 27, 2023)

June 28, 2023

Another French bishop is accused of sexual abuse, By Matthieu Lasserre, La Croix International [France], (June 15, 2023)
The Brothers of Saint John: an evil deep within, By Isabelle de Gaulmyn, La Croix International [France], (June 28, 2023)
Brothers of Saint John issue shocking report on sex abuse by founder and some 70 others, By Céline Hoyeau, La Croix International [France], (June 28, 2023)
More than half a million left Germany’s Catholic Church last year as abuse scandal swirls, By Geir Moulson, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 28, 2023)
Bolivia investigates 35 Catholic Church members over sex abuse, Agence France Presse [Paris, France], (June 28, 2023)
Stika after resignation: ‘I myself was a victim of abuse’, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 27, 2023)
Texas court hears tape in Fort Worth diocese vs. nuns case, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 28, 2023)
Ex-minister ‘donated graft money to Indonesian Church’, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 27, 2023)
Parliamentary inquest into ‘Vatican Girl’ mystery moves forward as pope acknowledges family’s pain, By Nicole Winfield, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 28, 2023)
Student Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against Ohio State University Allowed to Proceed By U.S. Supreme Court, By Irvin Jackson, About Lawsuits [Baltimore, MD], (June 27, 2023)
Knoxville prelate acknowledges controversies as factor in early resignation, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (June 28, 2023)
Archbishop of Louisville appointed by Pope to temporarily oversee Diocese of Knoxville, By Curadhan Powell, WLKY [Louisville, KY], (June 28, 2023)
Bankruptcy judge questions Buffalo Diocese spending as legal fees soar to $12.5 million, By Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News [Buffalo NY], (June 27, 2023)
German police search church properties in probe of Cologne archbishop over perjury allegations, By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 27, 2023)

June 29, 2023

German Catholic church ‘dying painful death’ as 500,000 leave in a year, By Kate Connolly, The Guardian [London, England], (June 29, 2023)
Pastor Conducts First Mass After Sexual Abuse Allegations Dropped, By Noah Festenstein, Journal & Topics [Des Plaines IL], (June 28, 2023)
Record 522,000 German Catholics Quit the Faith in 2022, By Chris Tomlinson, European Conservative [Budapest, Hungary], (June 29, 2023)
Editorial: We remain hopeful about the synod process, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 29, 2023)
Oblate commission to examine abuse response, By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register - Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (June 28, 2023)
Murió Walter Avanzini, el ex cura acusado por abuso sexual, By Redacción El Diario de Carlos Paz, El Diario de Carlos Paz [Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina], (June 29, 2023)

June 30, 2023

Archdiocese of Santa Fe Addresses Arrest of Daniel Balizan, Archdiocese of Santa Fe [Santa Fe NM], (June 29, 2023)
Former Santa Fe Priest Indicted on Sexual Exploitation Offense, U.S. Attorney's Office - District of New Mexico [Albuqerque NM], (June 29, 2023)
Ex-Roman Catholic cardinal, now 92, is not competent to stand trial in sex abuse case, expert says, By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 29, 2023)
Disgraced ex-cardinal McCarrick not competent to stand trial, state expert says, By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, (June 29, 2023)
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick may avoid trial. NJ accusers say they feel ‘re-victimized’, By Deena Yellin, The Record [Woodland Park NJ], (June 29, 2023)
July 1 is a day to celebrate; school has been renamed, By Maura Labelle, VTDigger [Montpelier VT], (June 30, 2023)