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June 1, 2024

He pushed the NJ church to reckon with sexual assault. A new book shares his journey, By Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com [Woodland Park NJ], (May 31, 2024)
SBC Seminary Says Former Staffer Ordered Sex Assault Report Destroyed, By Bob Smietana, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (May 29, 2024)
Attorney for former New Orleans priest Lawrence Hecker withdraws, By Bella Dardano, WGNO [New Orleans LA], (May 31, 2024)
Final Trial Conference Today In Priest Trial, WXTK [West Yarmouth, MA], (May 31, 2024)
ArchNY: No ‘operational control’ at school where sex assault alleged, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 31, 2024)
Massachusetts can and should move to protect students from sex abuse, By Bill Everhart, The Berkshire Eagle [Pittsfield MA], (June 1, 2024)
These Clergy Abuse Survivors Had a Chance to Find Justice. Then Their Diocese Filed for Bankruptcy., By Sophie Hayssen, Mother Jones (magazine) [San Francisco CA], (May 31, 2024)

June 2, 2024

If Catholic Media Doesn’t Share Christ’s Teachings, Who Will?, By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV News [Huntington IN], (June 2, 2024)
KCK archdiocese substantiates child sexual abuse allegations against retired priest, By Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (May 31, 2024)
Central Valley’s Catholic diocese joins three others in California in declaring bankruptcy, By Robert Price, KGET - NBC 17 [Bakersfield CA], (May 31, 2024)
Dr. Hermina Nedelescu on Clergy-Perpetrated Sexual Abuse, By Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Good Men Media [Belmont, MA], (June 2, 2024)
From blunder to blunder: Roman Catholicism and sexuality, By Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez, Los Ángeles Press [Ciudad de México, Mexico], (June 1, 2024)
Another SSPX Priest Arrested for Child Sex Crimes, Stella Maris Media [Aiken SC], (May 31, 2024)
MO boarding school promised ‘Christian education.’ Ex-students call it ‘hellhole’ of abuse, By Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 2, 2024)

June 3, 2024

Attorney for former priest accused of rape withdraws from case, By Aubry Killion , WDSU [New Orleans], (May 30, 2024)
Priest accused of rape in Benton Harbor reportedly has died, By Julie Swidwa, The Herald-Palladium [St. Joseph MI], (May 30, 2024)
Former Cape Cod priest Mark Hession trial date set. Here’s what to know., By Zane Razzaq, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (May 30, 2024)
Ex-Dubuque priest enters not guilty plea to sexual abuse charges, Telegraph Herald [Dubuque IA], (May 30, 2024)
Former Dubuque priest accused of sexual abuse pleads not guilty, KCRG-TV [Cedar Rapids IA], (May 28, 2024)
John Paul II Shrine mum on Rupnik art ahead of Eucharistic procession, By Michelle La Rosa, The Pillar [Washington DC], (May 30, 2024)
Religious women help launch program to combat sexual abuse, ‘create a culture of care’, By Kate Quiñones for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 3, 2024)
Bridgeport diocese settles sexual abuse lawsuit involving priest who served in Bethel, Westport, By Daniel Tepfer, Connecticut Post [Bridgeport CT], (June 3, 2024)

June 4, 2024

New assault allegations emerge against staff member at Sask. private Christian school, By Rory MacLean, CTV News [Toronto, Ontario, CA], (June 3, 2024)
Letters: Louisiana Supreme Court right to review lookback law, Acadiana Advocate [Lafayette LA], (June 3, 2024)
Bishops’ report: U.S. church abuse allegations are down, but complacency is dangerous., By Gina Christian, OSV News, America [New York NY], (June 3, 2024)
State AG’s office says it’s seeking court OK to release report on abuse in Mass. Catholic dioceses, By Nancy Eve Cohen, New England Public Media [Springfield MA], (June 3, 2024)

June 5, 2024

U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection releases annual report, Catholic Diocese of Raleigh [Raleigh, NC], (June 4, 2024)
Church in the United States presents annual abuse report, By Paloma López Campos, Omnes [El Paso, TX], (June 4, 2024)
Secretive sect under investigation faces venue cancellations after email campaign, By Amy Williams, RNZ [Wellington, NZ], (June 4, 2024)
Judge: Lacroix abuse investigation ‘greatly affected’ by accuser’s refusal to participate, By FRANÇOIS GLOUTNAY, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 4, 2024)
How safeguarding ministry responds to sexual abuse in the church, By Charlie Camosy, OSV News [Huntington IN], (June 4, 2024)
Southern Baptists Pursue a Mission of Misogyny, By Christa Browm, Ms. Magazine [Arlington VA], (June 4, 2024)
10-Year Prison Minimum Awaits NJ Catholic School Teacher Who Took Upskirts Of Girls In Class, By Jerry DeMarco, Burlington Daily Voice [Burlington NJ], (June 4, 2024)
Peterborough priest penned letter of support for convicted child predator, By Todd Vandonk, Peterborough Examiner [Peterborough, ON, Canada], (June 4, 2024)
SBC abuse reform task force ends its work with no names on database and no long-term plan, By Bob Smietana, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 4, 2024)
B.C. sexual abuse victim makes history with church promise to publish all details of civil case, By Joseph Ruttle, Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, British Columbia], (June 2, 2024)
Judge weighs statute of limitations in sexual abuse lawsuit against diocese, Catholic camp, By Ray Brewer, WMUR-TV, ABC-9 [Manchester NH], (June 4, 2024)
Massachusetts AG seeking court approval to release report on sex abuse in Catholic dioceses, By Hannah Hiester, Catholic Vote [Madison, WI], (June 4, 2024)
Vatican decision on complaint regarding Cardinal John Dew, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference [Wellington, New Zealand], (June 5, 2024)
Vatican says no further church investigation into NZ Cardinal John Dew, By Michael Morrah, NewsHub [Auckland, NZ], (June 5, 2024)

June 6, 2024

Silence of the Lambs, Speaks Loudly: Stop sexual abuses by Catholic priests, By Savio Rodrigues, Goa Chronicle [Goa, India], (June 6, 2024)
A Very Troubling Case: Fr. Swearingen of Fresno, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (June 4, 2024)
Living Word Church Pastor Randy Saylor faces new charges, By David Clark, Midland Daily News [Midland MI], (June 5, 2024)
Clergy Sexual Abuse And American Catholic History, By Philip Jenkins, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 5, 2024)
Former Christian school employee and Kanakuk staffer Matthew Harmon arrested for child sexual assault, By Mallory Challis, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 6, 2024)
Notes from the abused at Kamp Kanakuk: ‘You know what Satan is doing, but you still let him in’, By Mallory Challis, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 5, 2024)
Abuse is a travelling wave says top Irish cleric in Rome, By Crux staff, Irish Catholic [Dublin, Ireland], (June 6, 2024)
Ex-Boston College High School teacher accused of raping student, By Anthony Vega, NBC [Boston, MA], (June 5, 2024)
A former BC High teacher and priest is indicted on a child rape charge, By Beth Treffeisen, Boston.com [Boston MA], (June 5, 2024)

June 7, 2024

Abuse Reform? Not So Fast., By Dave Pittman, with Christa Brown, Together We Heal [Jensen Beach, FL], (June 6, 2024)
South Bay pastor facing charge in sexual assault of teen choir member, By Danielle Dawson, KUSI-TV, Ch. 51 [San Diego CA], (June 6, 2024)
Church Leader at Televangelist Mark Barclay’s Michigan Church Facing Additional Charges, By Liz Lykins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 6, 2024)
Onetime Chicago youth pastor accused of sex abuse appears in photo at children’s art studio, By Sabrina Franza, WBBM - CBS 2 [Chicago IL], (June 6, 2024)
Sexual Abuse Prevention Stronger In Southern Baptist Churches Than Stats Suggest, By Diane Chandler, Religion Unplugged - The Media Project - Institute for Nonprofit News [Dallas TX], (June 6, 2024)
Jury selection begins in trial of former Cape Cod priest accused of rape, By Zane Razzaq, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (June 6, 2024)
Eucharistic pilgrimage aims to avoid Rupnik at JPII shrine, By The Pillar, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 7, 2024)
Baltimore Archdiocese Faces More than 700 Child Sex Abuse Claims After Bankruptcy Deadline Passes, By Irvin Jackson, About Lawsuits [Baltimore, MD], (June 6, 2024)
Missouri found he harmed kids at a boarding school. So why was he still working at one?, By Judy L Thomas and Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 6, 2024)

June 8, 2024

Nearly 300 ACNA clergy and a Texas diocese call for male-only priesthood, By Kathryn Post, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 7, 2024)
A call for state AG investigations of sexual abuse in the SBC, By Christa Brown, David Clohessy and Dave Pittman, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 7, 2024)
Vatican Faces Backlash Over Use Of Artwork By Accused Abuser Father Rupnik, By Adriana Azarian, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 7, 2024)
Some N.L. clergy abuse victims won’t live to see their compensation, court hears, By Tara Bradbury, Saltwire Network [Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada], (June 7, 2024)
From Coach to Predator: The Story of David Odom, By Neda Lotfi, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (June 6, 2024)

June 9, 2024

San Ysidro pastor charged with failing to report suspected child sexual abuse by choir leader, By Teri Figueroa, Union-Tribune [San Diego CA], (June 6, 2024)
#ChurchToo Survivors Call on CA Governor Gavin Newsom, By Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Good Men Media [Belmont, MA], (June 9, 2024)
Close to 300 former pupils report abuse by clergy and lay staff at Spiritan schools, By Cormac Fitzgerald, MSN [Redmond WA ], (June 7, 2024)
From Women Pastors to Sexual Abuse to Trump, Southern Baptists Have a Busy Few Days Ahead of Them, By Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report [Washington DC], (June 9, 2024)
From Coach to Predator: The Story of David Odom, By Neda Lotfi , Jeff Anderson and Associates, (June 7, 2024)

June 10, 2024

Southern Baptists to debate role of women, IVF at annual meeting, By Liam Adams, Tennessean [Nashville TN], (June 10, 2024)
Former Ilion priest put on list of accused abuser, By Tom Coyne, WUTR [Utica NY], (June 9, 2024)

June 11, 2024

‘Lookback window’ extended for child abuse survivors to file lawsuits in Louisiana, By Julie O’Donoghue, Louisiana Illuminator [Baton Rouge LA], (June 11, 2024)
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany finds credible evidence of sexual abuse by deceased priest, By Ted Remsnyder, The Daily Gazette [Schenectady NY], (June 10, 2024)
Pope Francis Whitewashed His Autobiography, By Betty Clermont, The Open Tabernacle, (June 10, 2024)
New Zealand cardinal cleared to return to ministry after Vatican, police abuse inquiries, By Marilyn Rodrigues, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 7, 2024)
Trial date set for former Dubuque priest accused of sexual abuse, KCRG-TV [Cedar Rapids IA], (June 4, 2024)
Katherine Archer on California Senate Bill 894, By Katherine Archer and Scott Douglas Jacobsen, The Good Men Project [Pasadena CA], (June 11, 2024)
EC continues abuse reforms, vows to ‘enhance transparency’ in entity reporting, By David Roach, Baptist Press [Nashville TN], (June 10, 2024)
Church Led by SBC Candidate Clint Pressley Reports Volunteer to Police for Alleged Abuse, By Bob Smietana, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 10, 2024)
Victims blast La Crosse Catholic officials re: abuse & secrecy, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (June 10, 2024)
Sex-related blunders, the never ending story at the Catholic Church, By Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez, Los Ángeles Press [Ciudad de México, Mexico], (June 10, 2024)

June 12, 2024

What the church owes the victims of disgraced former Jesuit Marko Rupnik, By Simcha Fisher, America [New York NY], (June 10, 2024)
Duterte on serving of Quiboloy arrest warrant: Overkill, By Edith Regalado, Diana Lhyd Suelto, Philippine Star [Manila, Philippines], (June 12, 2024)
Quiboloy’s group to sue cops who served warrants, By Rgil Relator, GMA Regional TV [Cebu City, PH], (June 11, 2024)
100 cops storm wanted Philippine pastor’s home to arrest him but he’s not found, By Faith Argosino, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Asia News [Bangkok, Thailand], (June 11, 2024)
VB pastor facing discipline after parish member was named in sex abuse scandal, By Chris Horne, WAVY-TV, Ch. 10 [Portsmouth VA], (June 11, 2024)
Ruckersville pastor charged with child sex crimes indicted on 3 more charges, By Gracie Hart Brooks, The Daily Progress [Charlottesville VA], (June 11, 2024)

June 13, 2024

252 abuse allegations made against members of Catholic Church in Ireland over past year, new report, By Sarah Mac Donald, Irish Independent [Dublin, Ireland], (June 12, 2024)
Buffalo Diocese announces Southern Tier closures, mergers, By Katie Skoog, WIVB [Buffalo NY], (June 11, 2024)
Rev. Bryan Zielenieski answers parishioner concerns during diocese restructuring, By Dillon Morello, WIVB [Buffalo NY], (June 10, 2024)
More child abuse victims can sue after Louisiana Supreme Court reversal, By Julie O'Donoghue, Louisiana Illuminator [Baton Rouge LA], (June 13, 2024)
Angry Catholics Wanted to Burn the Church. He Came to Save It., By Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times [New York NY], (June 13, 2024)

June 14, 2024

Catholic bishops set to apologize for church’s role operating Indian boarding schools, By Sari Horwitz and Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, (June 14, 2024)
U.S. bishops to apologize to Indigenous Catholics, vow to address ‘unique cultural needs’, By Mark Irons, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 11, 2024)
Louisiana supreme court hands major victory to child sexual-abuse victims, By Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer, The Guardian [London, England], (June 12, 2024)
Alleged clergy abuse victims blast Catholic Archbishop Bernard Hebda, By Taylor Rivera, WCCO [Minneapolis MN], (June 12, 2024)
Mental competency hearing for 92-year-old retired priest accused of sex abuse, By Chris Miller, WWL Radio [New Orleans LA], (June 13, 2024)
Catholic Church child protection board received 252 abuse allegations, By Patsy McGarry, Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland], (June 12, 2024)
Catholic diocese will seek bankruptcy protection from hundreds of sex-abuse claims, By Jeff McDonald, Union-Tribune [San Diego CA], (June 13, 2024)
Secretive Christian sect ignored sexual abuse for decades, congregants allege, By Lauren Lantry and Kyra Phillips, ABC News [New York City NY], (June 14, 2024)
Where did funding for Native American boarding schools come from? We took your questions., By Dana Hedgpeth, Sari Horwitz, and Alexandra Pannoni, Washington Post, (June 4, 2024)
Former Franklin priest jailed on sex abuse charges faces new indictment, By Daniel Smithson, WSMV [Nashville TN], (June 14, 2024)
San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese to File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on Monday, June 17, Diocese of San Diego [San Diego CA], (June 13, 2024)
Letter from Cardinal: Chapter 11 Reorganization, By Cardinal Robert McElroy, Diocese of San Diego [San Diego CA], (June 13, 2024)

June 15, 2024

Texas Pastor Convicted of Stealing Church Properties Worth More than $800,000, By Liz Lykins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 13, 2024)
Jackson’s Fellowship Bible Church youth pastor arrested on statutory rape charges, By Sarah Best, Jackson Sun, AOL [New York, NY], (June 13, 2024)
Central Indiana youth pastor, coach arrested for child solicitation, sexual misconduct, By Joe Schroeder, WTWO [Farmersburg, IN], (June 14, 2024)
Virginia Bishop Removes Pastor Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations Against Parishioner, By Gina Christian, Our Sunday Visitor [Huntington IN], (June 14, 2024)
U.S. Catholic bishops apologize for church’s role at Indigenous boarding schools, By Russell Contreras, Axios [Arlington VA], (June 14, 2024)
Catholic bishops apologize for church’s role operating Indian boarding schools, By Sari Horwitz and Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, (June 14, 2024)
San Diego Diocese to file for bankruptcy in the wake of hundreds of abuse claims, By City News Service, KPBS [San Diego CA], (June 14, 2024)
U.S. bishops ‘cannot become complacent’ about child abuse, Review Board says, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (June 15, 2024)

June 16, 2024

Dorothy Small on Abuse of Adults in the Roman Catholic Church, By Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Good Men Media [Belmont, MA], (June 16, 2024)
Cape court adjourns in Hession trial. No verdict reached., By Walker Armstrong, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (June 15, 2024)
Catholic Bishops Finally Apologize for Church’s Role in Harming Kids at Indigenous Boarding Schools, By Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones (magazine) [San Francisco CA], (June 15, 2024)
San Diego’s Roman Catholic Diocese to file for bankruptcy, By Dillon Fuhrman, KYMA/CBS 13/KECY [Yuma AZ], (June 15, 2024)
U.S. bishops approve outreach to Native Americans, By Holly Meyer, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 15, 2024)
Letter to the editor: Greensburg bishop, diocese should take responsibility, By Chris Peta, Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], (June 16, 2024)
Breaking news: Paul Pressler died and the SBC said nothing, By Newsmark Wingfield, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 15, 2024)
Archdiocese responds as SNAP members allege names of credibly accused priests not disclosed, By Josh McGovern, The Catholic Spirit [Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN], (June 14, 2024)
Roadblocks, lack of funding hampered work of Southern Baptist Convention’s sex abuse task force, chairman says, By Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [Little Rock AR], (June 16, 2024)

June 17, 2024

NDP MPP saddened by ‘horrific, traumatic’ testimonies of abuse victims, By Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Village Report [Sault St. Marie, ON, Canada], (June 16, 2024)
Former Franklin priest facing additional sexual battery charges, By Colleen Guerry, WKRN - ABC 2 [Nashville TN], (June 14, 2024)
Defense rests in rape trial of ex-Cape Cod priest Mark Hession; closing statements Friday, By Zane Razzaq, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (June 13, 2024)
Lithuanian Catholics demand explanation for convicted priest’s appointment, By Ruta Tumenaite, The Tablet [Market Harborough, England], (June 13, 2024)

June 18, 2024

San Diegans react ahead of local Roman Catholic Diocese’s planned bankruptcy filing, By Kelvin Henry, City News Service and Jeanette Quezada, KNSD - NBC 7 [San Diego CA], (June 18, 2024)
Diocese of San Diego Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, By Stacey Benson, Jeff Anderson & Associates, Jeff Anderson and Associates, (June 17, 2024)
San Diego Diocese files for bankruptcy to address sexual abuse claims, By Daniel Payne, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 14, 2024)
Advocates protest Catholic Diocese of San Diego filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, By Delaney White, KUSI-TV, Ch. 51 [San Diego CA], (June 17, 2024)
Diocese of San Diego to file for bankruptcy for the second time, By John Lavenburg, Crux [Denver CO], (June 17, 2024)
World’s leading coalition of clergy abuse victims forms historic collaboration with Catholic Church’s top anti-abuse experts, By Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), Ending Clergy Abuse (ECAGlobal.org) [Seattle WA], (June 12, 2024)
What to expect from the USCCB’s revised pastoral framework for Native Catholics, By Ed. Condon, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 11, 2024)
NEWS CONF MON 6/17- Clergy sex abuse victims blast SD bishop, By SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (June 17, 2024)

June 19, 2024

Catholic Diocese of San Diego files for bankruptcy amid controversy, By Dani Miskell , Perla Shaheen, KGTV - ABC 10 [San Diego CA], (June 17, 2024)
San Diego Diocese files for bankruptcy after 457 sex abuse claims, By Dietrich Knauth, Reuters [London, England], (June 18, 2024)
Jesuits in Bolivia admit their actions were ‘disastrous’ in dealing with sexual abuse, By Walter Sánchez Silva, ACI Prensa Staff, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 18, 2024)
Can Southlake pastor’s accuser bring charges against him? Here’s what Texas law says, By Cody Copeland, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, TX], (June 18, 2024)
Robert Morris Resigns as Overseer at Alabama Megachurch, Following Sex Abuse Allegations, By Julie Roys and Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 17, 2024)
Texas megachurch pastor accused of child sexual abuse; SNAP applauds the victim for speaking out, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (June 16, 2024)
Former pastor accused of sex abuse later ran kids’ clown shows, By Brendan J Lyons, Times Union [Albany NY], (June 18, 2024)
Dorothy Small on Abuse of Adults in the Roman Catholic Church, By Dorothy Small, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (June 18, 2024)
Sex Offender Banned from Churches in 2 Pennsylvania Dioceses, By Kirk Petersen, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 18, 2024)
Episcopal Church grapples with ‘transformative role’ in Native American residential schools, By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 18, 2024)
Woman who accused ex-Trump adviser of molesting her says he shouldn’t lead a church, By Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News [New York NY], (June 17, 2024)

June 20, 2024

Deceased Spanish Jesuit accused of abusing ‘hundreds’ of Indigenous girls, By David Agren, OSV News, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 19, 2024)
Woman sues Catholic order in Delaware for child sex abuse on Maryland Eastern Shore, By Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD], (June 19, 2024)
Once ‘credibly accused’ Duluth priest wins fight to return to church, retires weeks later, By Christa Lawler, Star Tribune [Minneapolis MN], (June 17, 2024)
Nashville-area Catholic pastor faces 10 child sex charges after June indictment, By Gabrielle Chenault, Tennessean [Nashville TN], (June 19, 2024)

June 21, 2024

Australian Pastor Refuses to Resign, Despite Disqualification and Allegations of Abuse and Manipulation, By Ann Marie Shambaugh, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 19, 2024)
Former U.S. nuncio Viganò to undergo Church trial for schism, rejecting Pope Francis, By AC Wimmer for CNA, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 20, 2024)
Vatican summons former U.S. nuncio on charges of schism, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 20, 2024)
The former nuncio to the US says he faces schism charges from the Vatican, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 20, 2024)
Viganò on trial for schism, By Mike Lewis, Where Peter Is [Beltsville MD], (June 20, 2024)
Victorian premier’s flimflam covers up the scale of sexual abuse in government schools, By Michael Cook, MercatorNet [Botany NSW, Australia], (June 21, 2024)
‘Lookback window’ extended for child abuse survivors to file lawsuits in Louisiana, By Julie O’Donoghue, Louisiana Weekly [New Orleans LA], (June 20, 2024)
Bolivia to investigate diary of another Jesuit child abuser, By Eduardo Campos Lima, Crux [Denver CO], (June 19, 2024)
Indigenous reactions mixed after US bishops’ apology: ‘They won’t ever forget’, By Katie Collins Scott, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 20, 2024)

June 22, 2024

Texas youth pastor booked by feds on child sexual abuse charge, By David Bumgardner, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 21, 2024)
Former Texas Youth Pastor Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child, By Sheila Stogsdill, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 21, 2024)
Jury reaches verdict on two charges against former Cape Cod priest, mistrial on third, By Walker Armstrong, Cape Cod Times, Cape Cod Times [Hyannis MA], (June 21, 2024)
Pa. lawmakers who survived child sexual abuse push for long-sought amendment before leaving office, By Sarah Nicell, Pennsylvania Capital-Star - States Newsroom [Harrisburg PA], (June 21, 2024)
Nashville-area Catholic priest faces 10 child sex charges after June indictment, By Gabrielle Chenault , Tennessean [Nashville TN], (June 21, 2024)
Archbishop Vigano summoned to Vatican on charges of schism, By Grace Porto, Catholic Vote [Madison, WI], (June 20, 2024)
UPDATE: Tennessee priest indicted on additional sex crime charges, By Daniel Payne, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 21, 2024)
SGGH and Levy Konigsberg LLP File Civil Lawsuit Against the Archdiocese of Chicago, By EZ Newswire, The Item [Huntsville TX], (June 20, 2024)
Vatican communications prefect: Removing Rupnik art ‘not the Christian response’, By Michelle LaRosa, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 21, 2024)
Safeguarding: Church must place disabled persons at center, experts say, By Justin McLellan, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - USCCB [Washington DC], (June 21, 2024)
International conference sheds light on the clerical abuse of disabled individuals, By Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service - Missouri School of Journalism [Columbia MO], (June 21, 2024)

June 23, 2024

Head of Vatican communications strongly defends continued use of Rupnik art, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 22, 2024)
NCR, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat win 44 Catholic Media Awards, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 22, 2024)
Belgian Catholic Church opens online survey for sexual abuse victims, By Ellen O'Regan, Brussels Times [Brussels, Belgium], (June 22, 2024)
Melanie Sakoda on Orthodox Clergy-Related Misconduct, By Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Good Men Media [Belmont, MA], (June 23, 2024)
Let Us Prey: Stopping Predators In The Church, By Ginny Baxter, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 22, 2024)
Pa. lawmakers who survived child sexual abuse push for long-sought amendment before leaving office, By Sarah Nicell, Pennsylvania Capital-Star - States Newsroom [Harrisburg PA], (June 21, 2024)
Former Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton priest found not guilty on rape charges, By Ken Pavia, Fall River Reporter [Fall River MA], (June 23, 2024)

June 24, 2024

Former Limerick-based teacher-turned-priest faces historic sex abuse allegations, By Donal O'Regan, Limerick Leader [Limerick, Ireland], (June 23, 2024)
Civil suit alleges child sexual abuse by former Diocese of Alexandria priest in 1970s, By Jonathan Kinder, KALB [Alexandria LA], (June 23, 2024)
Vatican communications prefect on using Rupnik art: ‘I don’t think we have to throw stones’, By Paulina Guzik, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 22, 2024)
FBI is investigating a secretive religious sect after child sex abuse allegations spanning decades, By Andrea Cavallier, The Independent [London, England], (June 23, 2024)

June 25, 2024

As a child, I was relentlessly abused by a Catholic priest. As an adult, it almost killed me twice, By Rory Carroll, The Guardian [London, England], (June 25, 2024)
Vatican official defends keeping Marko Rupnik’s mosaics, By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International [Montrouge Cedex, France], (June 25, 2024)
Legislation Would Allow Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse to Seek Damages, By Madeleine Overturf, WRDE - NBC CoastTV [Milton DE], (June 24, 2024)
DeSantis OKs $20 million to go to victims at Dozier, Okeechobee boys schools, By James Call, Tallahassee Democrat [Tallahassee FL], (June 21, 2024)
Ruffini’s disastrous Friday points to wider, deeper problems in the Vatican, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 23, 2024)
Letter to Attorney General Bailey, By David Clohessy, DavidClohessy.com [St. Louis MO], (June 25, 2024)
Viganò schism trial a long time coming … now do Rupnik, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 21, 2024)

June 26, 2024

Establishing Polish church’s first investigative commission is ‘about the truth,’ bishop says, By Paulina Guzik, OSV, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 25, 2024)
Pope’s audience with German priests who were victims of sexual abuse, By Valentina Di Giorgio, Zenit [Rome, Italy], (June 25, 2024)
Maryland State Supreme Court Will Review Constitutionality of Child Victims Act in September, By Irvin Jackson, About Lawsuits [Baltimore, MD], (June 25, 2024)
Priest charged with child sex abuse, By Andrew Sibcy, Jersey Evening Post [St. Helier, Jersey], (June 26, 2024)
Kanakuk Kamps hit with another lawsuit from child sex abuse survivor for fraudulent concealment, By Mallory Challis, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 25, 2024)
What’s happening to megachurch pastors in Dallas?, By Rick Pidcock, Baptist News Global [Jacksonville FL], (June 25, 2024)
Take a Hammer and Chisel to Rupnik’s Mosaics, By Kristen H. Ciaccia, Crisis Magazine [Manchester NH], (June 26, 2024)
What Is the Vatican Trying to Say About Father Rupnik’s Art?, By The Editors, Editorial, National Catholic Register - EWTN [Irondale AL], (June 25, 2024)
“He who keeps silent is to be taken as consenting…”, By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report [San Francisco CA], (June 25, 2024)
Nepalese spiritual leader ‘Buddha Boy’ convicted of sexual assault on minor, By Binaj Gurbacharya, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 25, 2024)
Pakistani Catholic priest accused of raping teen, By UCA News reporter, Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News) [Hong Kong], (June 25, 2024)
Survivors of abuse under St John of God call for accountability, By Tim Brown, RNZ [Wellington, NZ], (June 26, 2024)
Fall River priest on leave, alleged victim to hold press conference, By Isabella Pelletiere, WLNE-TV, ABC-6 [Providence RI], (June 26, 2024)

June 27, 2024

SNAP event in Sedalia, Thurs. 6/27, By David G. Clohessy, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [Chicago IL], (June 26, 2024)
Former staffers at Missouri Christian boarding school face civil lawsuit alleging abuse of students, By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 26, 2024)
James Robison Under Fire for Discrepancies Regarding Involvement with Robert Morris in 1980s, By Julie Roys, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 26, 2024)
Mike Huckabee and TN Pastor to Headline Conference with Disgraced Pastor Johnny Hunt, By Liz Lykins, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 25, 2024)
‘It was a violent incident’: Attorney says Father Jay Mello has other sexual abuse victims, By Dan Medeiros, Herald News [Fall River MA], (June 26, 2024)
Attorney speaks on alleged sexual abuse case involving Fall River priest, By Kaitlin Gehlhaus, WLNE-TV, ABC-6 [Providence RI], (June 26, 2024)
First Nation, Catholic Church agree on residential school truths, By Courtney Dickson ·, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) [Toronto, Canada], (June 26, 2024)
Catholic Church pledges to continue helping Tk’emlups with Residential School healing, By Paul James, Radio NL 610AM [Kamloops, BC, Canada], (June 26, 2024)
Catholic archdiocese, B.C. First Nation reveal ‘living’ covenant, By Lauren Collins, The Northern View [Prince Rupert, BC, Canada], (June 26, 2024)
Man who attended Agape Boarding School alleges physical abuse, deprivation of food, more in lawsuit, By Megan Abundis , David Medina, KSHB - NBC 41 [Kansas City MO], (June 26, 2024)
Former MO boarding school owner facing trial on 78 child abuse felonies died Tuesday, By Laura Bauer, Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 26, 2024)

June 28, 2024

After ex-MO boarding school owner accused of abuse dies, will wife still go to trial?, By Laura Baker and Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star [Kansas City MO], (June 27, 2024)
Rupnik case: Tensions rise at the Vatican over use of artwork by priest accused of sexual abuse, By Héloïse de Neuville, La Croix International [Montrouge Cedex, France], (June 28, 2024)
Pope’s top adviser, women who say they were abused by ex-Jesuit artist ask for mosaics to be removed, By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 28, 2024)
Pope Francis’ abuse prevention commission urges Vatican offices not to use Rupnik’s art, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 28, 2024)
Sexual abuse and the Catholic Church, with Fr Hans Zollner SJ, By Hans Zollner and Gavin Ashenden, Catholic Herald [London, England], (June 28, 2024)
Another 400,000 people left Germany’s Catholic Church last year, but the pace slowed from 2022, By Geir Moulson, Associated Press [New York NY], (June 27, 2024)
US cardinal urges Vatican to not seem ‘oblivious’ to victims’ suffering, By Carol Glatz, The Catholic Spirit [Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis MN], (June 28, 2024)
Former Montreal priest who sexually abused boys is denied parole, By Paul Cherry, Montreal Gazette [Montreal, Quebec, Canada], (June 27, 2024)
Lafayette Diocese faces new lawsuit for priest sex abuse in wake of Supreme Court decision, By Claire Taylor, The Advocate [Baton Rouge LA], (June 28, 2024)

June 29, 2024

Former Fresno Anglican priest accused of sex crimes sentenced, KFSN-TV, ABC-30 [Fresno CA], (June 28, 2024)
Catholic School Teacher Boris Bastidas Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes With Underage Student in Hollywood, Florida, By Adam Horowitz Law, Adam Horowitz Law [Fort Lauderdale, FL], (June 26, 2024)
Texas megachurch pastor tried to pay off his child sexual abuse victim, phone transcript shows, By Erum Salam, The Guardian [London, England], (June 28, 2024)
Robert Morris & the Selective Outrage of John MacArthur Defenders, By Julie Roys, The Roys Report [Chicago IL], (June 27, 2024)
Florida pastor charged with sexually abusing kids as young as 2, faces 18 felony counts, By Nicole VanDyke, Christian Post [Washington DC], (June 28, 2024)
Don’t Think the Southern Baptist Convention Vote on Women Pastors Was a Win for Women, By Christa Brown, Susan Shaw, Ms. Magazine [Arlington VA], (June 27, 2024)
Missouri man charged for abuses at Christian boarding school dies months before trial, By Gregory Holman, KCUR, KCUR (NPR affiliate) [Kansas City MO], (June 27, 2024)
Rupniks remain on Vatican site despite O’Malley appeal, By Luke Coppen, The Pillar [Washington DC], (June 28, 2024)
Stop using art by Father Rupnik, Cardinal O’Malley tells Vatican officials, By Matt McDonald, Kristina Millare, Catholic News Agency - EWTN [Denver CO], (June 28, 2024)
Pope’s safeguarding czar urges Vatican to take down Rupnik artwork, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux [Denver CO], (June 28, 2024)
Pope Francis’ abuse prevention commission urges Vatican offices not to use Rupnik’s art, By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO], (June 28, 2024)
Former Cincinnati parish staffer faces allegations of grooming, sexual abuse in Wisconsin, By Felicia Jordan, WCPO - ABC 9 [Cincinnati OH], (June 26, 2024)

June 30, 2024

As the Catholic Church and its insurer fight over paying abuse victims, a new group sparks questions, By Ellen Moynihan, NY Daily News [Jersey City, NJ], (June 30, 2024)
Virginia Beach Catholic school rocked by parent abuse allegations, priest reassignment, By Jane Parker, Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk VA], (June 29, 2024)
Fall River priest placed on leave over ‘sexual misconduct’ allegations, By Kristina Fontes, Herald News [Fall River MA], (June 30, 2024)
Church’s most classically Capuchin prelate reaches milestone at 80, By John L. Allen Jr., Crux [Denver CO], (June 30, 2024)
Day of the African Child in South Sudan: Catholic Official Says “Church must see that children are safe”, By Ginaba Lino Michael, ACI Africa - Association for Catholic Information in Africa [Nouaceur, Morocco], (June 30, 2024)
Ballarat’s history of sexual abuse is an an enduring wound. How can we heal together?, By Dellaram Vreeland, The Guardian [London, England], (June 29, 2024)
Cardinal O’Malley of Boston turns 80, can no longer vote for pope, By John Burger, Aleteia [Paris, France], (June 29, 2024)
Pope’s top adviser, women who say they were abused by ex-Jesuit artist, ask for mosaics to be removed, By Nicole Winfield, Sight magazine [Geelong VIC, Australia], (June 30, 2024)
SBC Pastor Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Material Charges, By Dale Chamberlain, ChurchLeaders.com [Wheaton, IL], (June 24, 2024)
A Chesterfield Parish And The Militia That Wasn’t, By Mary Pezzulo, Patheos [Englewood CO], (June 27, 2024)
Cape Cod priest accused of rape found not guilty, By Gwen Egan, Boston.com [Boston MA], (June 30, 2024)
Catholic Diocese of Youngstown announces temporary replacement for priest under investigation, By Alex Kamczyc, WFMJ-NBC/CW-21 [Youngstown OH], (June 30, 2024)