Abuse Tracker 2020
Part 6: November to December 2020

On this page we offer cached copies of all the articles about the crisis blogged by Kathy Shaw on her indispensable Abuse Tracker.

November 2020

November 1

- Chile’s bishops call on Catholics to participate in drafting new constitution, by Inés San Martín, Crux (October 26, 2020)
- Former Children’s Village Residents Allege Sexual, Physical Abuse, by Rick Pez­zullo, HudsIndependent (October 28, 2020)
- In papal sweepstakes, Italy still may be more equal than others, by John L. Allen Jr., Crux (November 1, 2020)
- Opinion: Why so many Poles are breaking with the Catholic Church, by Magdalena Moskalewicz, WashingtPost (October 31, 2020)
- Clinton County Priest Suspended for “Inappropriate Conduct” with Minor, in The WMIX (October 27, 2020)
- New Charges Filed Against Catholic School Teacher After 2 More Victims Come Forward, by Joseph Comperchio, MI Headlines (October 28, 2020)

November 2

- ‘They All Got Careless’: How Falwell Kept His Grip on Liberty Amid Sexual ‘Games,’ Self-Dealing, by Maggie Severns, Brandon Ambrosino, And Michael Stratford, Politico (November 01, 2020)
- Pioneering Rev. Clements paved the way for Cardinal Wilton Gregory, by Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times (November 01, 2020)
- Priest's notorious sex abuse may be linked to church blaze: Reverend, by Norman De Bono, LondFree Press (November 2, 2020)
- O.C. bishop sues charity administrator who accused Catholic leader of wrongdoing, by Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times (November 01, 2020)
- Former papal secretary asserts innocence, by Jonathan Luxmoore, Tablet (November 01, 2020)
- Former Marist High student sues, alleging school knew of abuse by administrator in 70s, by Jordyn Brown, Register-Guard (October 28, 2020)

November 3

- Anger at Ex-priest's Abuse May Be Tied to Church Fires Inn London Area, Cleric Says, by Norman De Bono, Stony Plain Reporter (November 2, 2020)
- Deadline to File Childhood Sex Abuse Claims against Diocese of Syracuse Is Set, by Joseph H. Saunders, Legal Examiner (November 2, 2020)
- Poland's Cardinal Dziwisz Denies Knowledge of Abuse Complaint, Maciel's Crimes, by Szymon Piegza, National Catholic Reporter (November 3, 2020)
- Selma Priest Removed from Church over Photos and Accusations of Sex, Drugs, and Weapons, by Corin Hoggard, KFSN 30 ABC (November 2, 2020)
- Book Offers Details about Alleged Manipulation by Schonstatt Founder, in Catholic News Service via Crux (November 2, 2020)
- Row over Unpublished Report on Cologne Clerical Sex Abuse Cover-up, by Derek Scally, Irish Times (November 2, 2020)

November 4

- Former Trinity College Teachers Found Guilty of Failing to Report Suspected Child Sexual Abuse, by Rebecca Turner, ABC News (November 3, 2020)
- Three Models of Priestly Goodness, by George Weigel, The Pilot (November 4, 2020)
- Catholic Church Accuses Fresno-area Priest of Violence, Gang Ties, Court Documents Show, by Yesenia Amaro, Fresno Bee (November 3, 2020)
- Priest Who Denied Pope Francis Laicized, Bishop Urges Reparation for Clergy Sexual Abuse, in Catholic News Agency (November 2, 2020)

November 5

- 2 accused predator priests may be deposed despite New Orleans church's bankruptcy case, by David Hammer And Ramon Antonio Vargas, Times-Picayune and Advocate (November 04, 2020)
- Vatican OKs probe of sex abuse coverup by Polish bishop, in Associated Press via Minneapolis Star Tribune (November 5, 2020)
- Chile's cardinal appointment coincides with country's political change, by Lucien Chauvin, Catholic News Service via Uniof Catholic Asian News (November 5, 2020)
- Worthy of Elevation, in Catholic New York - Archdiocese of New York (November 5, 2020)
- Eight more from Diocese of Scranton ‘credibly accused’ of abuse, by Owen Walsh, River Reporter (November 04, 2020)
- The Battered Priesthood, by Thomas G. Guarino, First Things (November 5, 2020)
- Vatican report on disgraced ex U.S. cardinal McCarrick expected this month - sources, by Philip Pullella, Reuters (November 5, 2020)


- Fresno Diocesan Priest Accused of Misconduct, Gang Links, in Catholic News Agency (November 5, 2020)
- Year of St. Joseph to Begin with Archdiocesan Consecration Dec. 8, by Maria Wiering, Catholic Spirit (November 5, 2020)
- Former Woonsocket Priest Charged with Child Molestation, by Rachel Nunes, Patch (November 5, 2020)
- "Mccarrick Report" Could Be "Black-eye" for Church, Cardinal Dolan Says, in Catholic News Agency (November 5, 2020)
- Vatican's Report on Ex-cardinal Mccarrick to Be Released Nov. 10, by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter (November 5, 2020)
- ‘credibly Accused’ Former Ri Priest Charged with Child Molestation, by Eli Sherman, WPRI 12 (November 5, 2020)
- Ex-priest Indicted on Multiple Counts of Child Molestation, in Associated Press (November 5, 2020)
- Pope Francis Attempts to Tackle Sexual Abuse Globally and in His Own Backyard, by Claire Giangrave, Religion News Service (November 5, 2020)
- Details of Schoenstatt Founder Abuse and Coercion Allegations Emerge, in Catholic News Agency (November 5, 2020)
- Ex-roman Catholic Priest Who Lives in York County Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing 2 Boys, by Dylan Segelbaum, York Daily Record (November 5, 2020)
- Priest Abuse Victims Question If Archdiocese Properly Investigated, Referred Cases to Vatican, by David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, WWL 4 CBS and Times-Picayune and Advocate (November 5, 2020)
- Former Priest Paul Shanley, Key Figure in Boston Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal, Dies, by Maria Papadopoulos, WFXT-TV (November 6, 2020)

November 7

- November 6, 2020 - Statement of the Archdiocese of Boston, in Archdiocese of Boston (November 6, 2020)
- Paul Shanley, Priest at Center of Sex Scandal, Dead at 89, in Associated Press (November 6, 2020)
- Paul Shanley, ‘poster Boy’ of Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal, Dead at 89, by Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe (November 6, 2020)
- NBC 10 I-team: Former Woonsocket Priest Charged Amid Review of Diocese Records, in WJAR 10 NBC (November 5, 2020)
- Criminal Case Marks New Phase in Clergy Investigatio, by Katie Davis, WJAR 10 NBC (November 6, 2020)

November 8

- ‘hard Times’ Ahead for Church in Poland after Cardinal Sanctioned by Vatican, by Paulina Guzik, Crux (November 7, 2020)
- Vatican to Release Mccarrick Report Tuesday, Spans 1930-2017, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 6, 2020)
- Vatican Report on Investigation into Ex-cardinal Mccarrick to Be Released Nov. 10, by Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service (November 6, 2020)
- All Catholics Will Be Grieving’ When Mccarrick Report Is Released, by Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register (November 7, 2020)
- Cardinal-designate Sees Appointment As Testament to God’s Word, by Junno Arocho Esteves, Crux (November 7, 2020)

November 9

- They reported their alleged abuser. He died. Now what?, by Paige Parsons, CBC News (November 9, 2020)
- Liberia: 'Circle of Secrecy' Children, Sexual Abuse, and the Catholic Church in Africa, in All Africa (November 08, 2020)
- ‘For so long I blamed myself’ - Gabriel Byrne speaks out about his experience of being abused by priest, by Jack Beresford, Irish Post (November 08, 2020)
- Gabriel Byrne: 'There’s a shame about men speaking out. A sense that if you were abused, it was your fault', by Catherine Shoard, Guardian (November 08, 2020)
- 'I wanted the priest who hurt me to be terrified and burn in hell for ever', by Gabriel Byrne, Daily Mail (November 07, 2020)
- Pedophile priest Paul Shanley, key figure in Boston clergy sex abuse scandal, dead at 89, by Anne-Gerard Flynn, Republican via MassLive (November 07, 2020)
- Priest urges Vatican to intervene as fresh sexual misconduct allegations emerge from the Diocese of Broome, by Erin Parke, ABC (November 9, 2020)
- The Vatican's McCarrick report: a timeline of events, by Joshua J. Mcelwee, National Catholic Reporter (November 9, 2020)
- The Vatican's McCarrick report: a roster of likely figures, by Joshua J. Mcelwee, National Catholic Reporter (November 9, 2020)

November 10

- Bishops Accused of Sexual Abuse and Misconduct: Cardinal Theodore E. Mccarrick, in (November 10, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report: What to Know before It's Released - a Cna Explainer, by JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency (November 9, 2020)
- Wuerl Retiring from Vatican Roles As Mccarrick Report Nears, by Peter Smith, Post-Gazette (November 10, 2020)
- Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar Mccarrick (1930 to 2017), in Holy See (November 10, 2020)
- Report into Disgraced Ex U.S. Cardinal Shows Failings by Popes, Top Clerics, by Philip Pullella, Reuters (November 10, 2020)
- Theodore Mccarrick’s Human Sacrifices, by Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Times (November 10, 2020)

November 11

- Five Takeaways from the Vatican’s Explosive Mccarrick Report, by Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham, New York Times (November 10, 2020)
- Vatican Report Places Blame for Mccarrick’s Ascent on John Paul II, by Jason Horowitz, New York Times (November 10, 2020)
- Child Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church ‘swept under the Carpet’, Inquiry Finds, by Owen Bowcott and Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian (November 10, 2020)
- Safeguarding in the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, by Alexis Jay, Sir Malcolm Evans, Ivor Frank, and Drusilla Sharpling, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (November 10, 2020)
- Diocesan Investigator Pledges to Speak with Anyone with Information about Priest Sexual Abuse, by Joe Wojtas, The Day (November 9, 2020)
- Vatican Should Clarify ‘doubts’ after Cardinal Dziwisz Accused of Negligence, in Catholic News Agency (November 10, 2020)
- Australian Media’s Trial Begins over Gag Order Violation in Cardinal Pell Case, in Catholic News Agency (November 9, 2020)
- Let’s Hope Hell Reserved a Special Place for Shanley, in The Sun (November 9, 2020)
- The Latest: Mccarrick Accuser Sees Comfort in Vatican Report, in Associated Press (November 10, 2020)
- Vatican Report Reveals Anonymous Letters Accusing Mccarrick, by Luis Andres Henao and Flana Schor, Associated Press (November 11, 2020)

November 12

- McCarrick: What’s known about the abusive US ex-cardinal, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 09, 2020)
- A look at the lawsuits against ex-Cardinal McCarrick, in Associated Press (November 09, 2020)
- Key findings in Vatican report into ex-Cardinal McCarrick, in Associated Press (November 10, 2020)
- Vatican faults others for McCarrick’s rise, spares Francis, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 10, 2020)
- Vatican’s McCarrick report forces debate on power and abuse, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 12, 2020)
- Office of Statewide Prosecution's Report on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church in Florida, in State of Florida - Office of the Attorney General (November 06, 2020)
- ‘It’s crushing’: Survivors react to McCarrick abuse report, by Sarah Rankin, Associated Press (November 12, 2020)
- Vatican’s McCarrick report says Pope John Paul II knew of misconduct allegations nearly two decades before cardinal’s removal, by Chico Harlan, Michelle Boorstein And Sarah Pulliam Bailey, WashingtPost (November 10, 2020)
- Early reactions to McCarrick report cite its significance to the church, by Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter (November 10, 2020)
- Pope Francis responds to McCarrick report with vow to end sexual abuse, by Chico Harlan And Stefano Pitrelli, WashingtPost (November 11, 2020)
- Still saintly? Vatican’s new report on McCarrick may complicate the legacy of Pope John Paul II, by Michelle Boorstein And Sarah Pulliam Bailey, WashingtPost (November 11, 2020)
- Vatican report finds Pope John Paul II dismissed sex abuse by ex-Cardinal McCarrick – but goes easy on Pope Francis, by John Bacon, USA Today (November 11, 2020)
- Cupich calls Vatican sex abuse report a watershed moment for Catholics, by Katharin Czink And Dina Bair, WGN (November 10, 2020)
- List of Credibly Accused Clergy, in Diocese of St. Augustine (November 06, 2020)
- Who are the 13 Diocese of St. Augustine priests credibly accused of sex abuse?, by Kelly Wiley, News 4 JAX (November 10, 2020)
- Attorney Mitchell Garabedian Calls for Consequences Following Vatican Report on McCarrick, by Mitchell Garabedian, GBH (November 12, 2020)
- McCarrick whistleblower says he feels ‘vindicated’ by report, by Elise Ann Allen, Crux (November 12, 2020)
- Victims ‘welcome’ McCarrick report, but say accountability needed, by InÉS San MartÍN, Crux (November 12, 2020)
- History-making report sets a precedent the Vatican can’t walk back, by John L. Allen Jr., Crux (November 12, 2020)
- Opinion: The disturbing truths in the new Vatican scandal report, by Paul Moses, CNN (November 11, 2020)
- After McCarrick report, Chile wants full accounting of its abuse crisis, by InÉS San MartÍN, CRUX (November 11, 2020)
- Pope Francis, retired Pope Benedict questioned for McCarrick report, by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service (November 11, 2020)
- Cardinal Dziwisz defends himself in wake of McCarrick report, by Paulina Guzik, CRUX (November 11, 2020)
- Catholic Church in Malta reports six priests for child abuse in two years, by Jessica Arena, Times of Malta (November 12, 2020)
- Norwich diocese reveals it is investigating the sexual abuse of children by its priests, by Joe Wojtas, Day (November 08, 2020)
- Anti-SLAPP motion denied in lawsuit filed by Craig Harrison against Catholic monk, in The KGET (November 12, 2020)
- Deadline nears for national Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuit, by Sally Krutzig, Post Register (November 10, 2020)
- Catholic Diocese of Peoria says church is held to account for leaders looking the other way in sex abuse case, in HOI ABC and AP (November 11, 2020)
- USCCB president apologizes to clergy abuse victims as report is released, in Catholic News Service (November 10, 2020)
- Pope Francis vows to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 11, 2020)
- Clergy abuse survivors face a lifetime of recurrence of PTSD, by Dennis Sadowski, CNS (November 10, 2020)
- Civil authorities must confront clergy sexual abuse scandal, in Chicago Sun Times (November 12, 2020)
- 'We need to look this evil in the eye' - Clergy abuse survivors respond to McCarrick Report, by Jonah Mckeown, CNA (November 11, 2020)
- French hotline for Church sex abuse received 6,500 calls in 17 months, in Channel News Asia (November 11, 2020)

November 13

- The Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Is Far from Over, by Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Times (November 10, 2020)
- The McCarrick Report confirms it: Clericalism powered the sex abuse crisis., by Sam Sawyer, S.j., America Magazine (November 13, 2020)
- The McCarrick Report and Pope John Paul II: Confronting a saint’s tarnished legacy, by James T. Keane, America Magazine (November 10, 2020)
- Letter to the Editor: The Vatican Report on Clerical Abuse, by James Connell, New York Times (November 12, 2020)

November 14

- Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Victims Seek Justice in Bankruptcy Court, by Wade Goodwyn, NPR (November 13, 2020)
- Commentary: McCarrick report must be the Catholic Church’s #MeToo moment, by Michael Mcgough, Press-Herald (November 14, 2020)
- Editorial: Catholic report shows there should be no time limit for justice, in Orlando Sentinel (November 14, 2020)
- Pope Francis defrocks former Rapid City priest, by Arielle Zionts, Rapid City Journal (November 12, 2020)
- Diocese of Stockton releases updated list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a child, by Bob Highfill, StocktRecord (November 12, 2020)

November 15

- Sainted Too Soon? Vatican Report Cast John Paul II in Harsh New Light, by Jason Horowitz, New York Times (November 14, 2020)
- Polish cardinal chastised by Vatican unconscious in hospital, in Associated Press (November 10, 2020)
- Opinion: Diocesan sex abuse panel committed to fairness, transparency, by Daniel A. Ford, MassLive (November 15, 2020)

November 16

- Gulbinowicz, Polish cardinal accused of abuse, dies at 97, by Vanessa Gera, Associated Press (November 16, 2020)
- Three more lawsuits alleging sexual abuse filed against Diocese of Scranton, by Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Citizens Voice (November 16, 2020)
- Here's how the Catholic Church is trying to reform after years of clergy abuse scandals, by Deena Yellin, Bergen Record via (November 16, 2020)
- Editorial: Bishops shouldn’t investigate one another. Their U.S. conference must enact reforms., in Washington Post (November 13, 2020)
- In gathering for U.S. bishops like no other, annual meeting goes online, by Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service via Catholic Philly (November 16, 2020)
- Bishops' conference elections: why they matter and what they portend, by Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter (November 16, 2020)
- Editorial: US bishops, please suppress the cult of St. John Paul II, in National Catholic Reporter (November 13, 2020)
- Polish church reels from new claims against John Paul II, by Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter (November 16, 2020)
- Blaming St. John Paul II for McCarrick's advancement called misplaced, in Catholic News Service via Catholic Sentinel (November 11, 2020)
- Abusive Church 'betrayed' its moral purpose, by Catherine Pepinster, Tablet (November 10, 2020)
- In a Moment of Turmoil, US Catholic Bishops Meet Virtually, by David Crary, Associated Press (November 15, 2020)
- UK abuse inquiry says London cardinal, Vatican did not show leadership, by Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service (November 11, 2020)
- New ‘benchmarks’ released to help seminaries deal with sexual misconduct, by John Lavenburg, Crux (November 13, 2020)
- Child sex abuse survivor wins payout after electric shock 'therapy', by Henrietta Cook, Age (November 15, 2020)
- Former Holy Family Priest charged with child molestation, by Lauren Clem, Valley Breeze (November 11, 2020)
- Records military fought to keep secret show pedophile priest had multiple child victims, by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen (November 16, 2020)
- Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 82,000, by Mike Baker, New York Times (November 15, 2020)
- What to make of the McCarrick Report?, by Peter Steinfels, La Croix International (November 15, 2020)
- Damning child sex abuse report finds Catholic Church put its own reputation over children’s welfare, by Fiona Audley, Irish Post (November 16, 2020)
- Church child sex abuse survivor says crimes made her a 'compassionate' oncology nurse, by Meagan Dillon, ABC News (November 16, 2020)
- Tumult over sex abuse, abortion and corruption grips LatAm church, by Inés San Martín, Crux (November 16, 2020)
- Reality of the abuse scandals now seems A Tale of Two Cardinals, by John L. Allen Jr., Crux (November 15, 2020)

November 17

- Buffalo Diocese's Legal Bill in First 6 Months of Bankruptcy Grows to $1.9m, by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (November 17, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report Rings Familiar to Former Newark Seminarians, by Peter Feuerherd, National Catholic Reporter (November 17, 2020)
- A Troubled Vatican, by Scott McKnight, Christianity Today (November 17, 2020)
- Tumult over Sex Abuse, Abortion and Corruption Grips Latam Church, by Ines San Martin, Crux (November 16, 2020)
- Gulbinowicz, Polish Cardinal Accused of Abuse, Dies at 97, by Vanessa Gera, Associated Press (November 16, 2020)
- Diocesan Priest Placed on Administrative Leave, in Diocese of Springfield (November 15, 2020)
- Pope John Paul II was no saint. Neither is Pope Francis, by Joan Vennochi, BostGlobe (November 16, 2020)
- Boy Scout Bankruptcy Reveals Similarities with Catholic Church Abuse Scandal, by Dan Mcnevin, Zach Hiner, SNAP Network (November 16, 2020)
- It Is Past Time for a National Federal Investigation into the Catholic Church, by Dan Mcnevin, Zach Hiner, SNAP Network (November 16, 2020)
- WVa high court deals setback in state’s Catholic church suit, in Associated Press (November 17, 2020)
- Priest accused of sexually abusing children headed to prison, by Debbie Strauss, KPRC 2 (November 17, 2020)
- University of California system agrees to proposed $73M settlement in lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by gynecologist, in Associated Press (November 16, 2020)
- Full timeline of sex abuse allegations against former Conroe priest, in The KTRK (November 17, 2020)
- Survey shows opinions about diocese’s response to sexual abuse allegations, by Michael Connors, Daily Hampshire Gazette (November 17, 2020)
- Pope Francis prevails in Vatican abuse row, by Hannah Roberts, Politico (November 17, 2020)
- Cyr column: Pope Francis’ leadership underscores global influence of Roman Catholic Church, by Arthur I. Cyr, Leavenworth Times (November 17, 2020)
- Deadline arrives for sex-abuse claims in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case, with tens of thousands filed, by Lewis Kamb, Seattle Times (November 16, 2020)

November 18

- Independent Inquiry into Claims Dunedin Bishop Failed to Act on Abuse Claims Spanning 30 Years, in New Zealand Herald (November 17, 2020)
- What Happened to Bobby Bizup?, by Kevin Vaughan, KTVD 9 NBC (November 17, 2020)
- Ex-burmarrad Parish Priest Gets Three Years in Jail for Sexual Abuse of Minors, by Matthew Agius, Malta Today (November 18, 2020)
- California Bishop Cantu under Vatican "Vos Estis" Investigation, by JD Flynn and Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency (November 17, 2020)
- AP Analysis: "Who Am I to Judge?" Might Explain Pope's View, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press via Star-Tribune (November 18, 2020)
- Diocese of Savannah Denies It Knew about Sex Abuse Allegations, by Jessica Savage, WTOC (November 17, 2020)
- Priest accused of sexually abusing children headed to prison, by Phil Archer And Rose-Ann Aragon, KPRC (November 17, 2020)
- Former Conroe priest pleads guilty to 2 counts of child indecency, by Jeremy Rogalski, KHOU (November 17, 2020)
- Ex-Conroe priest Manuel La Rosa-Lopez pleads guilty to child molestation charges, by Nicole Hensley, HoustChronicle (November 17, 2020)
- 6 more former students alleged sexual abuse by priests at Dallas Jesuit Prep, by David Tarrant, Dallas Morning News (November 18, 2020)
- Federal lawsuit details new rape allegations against McCarrick involving 12-year-old boy, by Ted Sherman, NJ Advance Media for (November 18, 2020)
- Morrisey lawsuit against diocese faces setback, by Lacie Pierson, Herald-Dispatch (November 18, 2020)
- Former church music leader convicted of rape, sex abuse to spend life in prison, in The KVAL (November 17, 2020)
- Bishops encouraged to continue response to pandemic, racism, abuse, by Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service (November 17, 2020)

November 19

- Lansing Bishop Promulgates Law Written by Mackillop Coalition to Protect Adults and Children, in Veracity (November 16, 2020)
- Report: Vatican Investigates San Jose Bishop’s Handling of Sex Abuse in Former Diocese, by John Woolfolk, Mercury News (November 18, 2020)
- Mass. Boy Scout Troops Implicated in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits, Lawyer Says, by Isaiah Thompson, GBH (November 19, 2020)
- Vatican Orders Investigation into Former Las Cruces Bishop, in KFOX (November 18, 2020)
- The Mccarrick Report: a Call to Reform Catholic Priest Selection | Commentary, by Phillip J. Brown, Baltimore Sun (November 18, 2020)
- Hannah Colton, Kunm News Director and Reporter, Dies at 29, by Marisa DeMarco, KNUM (November 11, 2020)
- German Survivors Accuse Cardinal Woelki of ‘abuse of Abuse Victims’, in Catholic News Service (November 19, 2020)
- Lmpd Cover-up of Explorer Scouts Sexual Abuse Scandal Is Outrageous and Demonic, by Jim Wayne, Courier Journal (November 19, 2020)

November 20

- Ex-priest Blames Unfair Testimony in Appeal of Sex-abuse Conviction, by Amanda Pampuro, Courthouse News Service (November 19, 2020)
- Suspended Metairie Deacon Focus of Criminal Child Rape Investigation, Jpso Confirms, by David Hammer, WWL 4 CBS (November 19, 2020)
- Vatican Abuse Trial: Priest Accused of Cover-up Says He Knew Nothing, by Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency (November 20, 2020)
- Paedophile Priest Yet to Be Defrocked by the Vatican, by Matthew Xuereb, Times of Malta (November 20, 2020)

November 21

- Kerala Police Arrest Man Who Disguised As Temple Priest, Sexually Abused Minor Girl, by Sreedevi Jayarajan, News Minute (November 21, 2020)
- Vatican Cardinal Says Ouster Deprived Him of Possible Papacy, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 19, 2020)
- At Vatican Trial, Seminary Rector Accuses Victim of Seeking Payout, by Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service via Crux (November 20, 2020)
- Albany Diocese Adds Deceased Priest to List of Accused Sex Abusers, in WRGB 6 CBS (November 20, 2020)
- Sex abuse charges against New Bedfordpriest 'credible', by Kiernan Dunlop, Standard-Times / SouthCoastToday (November 21, 2020)
- Target 11 investigates issues with the clergy sex abuse fund, by Rick Earle, WPXI-TV (November 20, 2020)

November 22

- Pope Francis’ leadership underscores global influence of Roman Catholic Church, by Arthur I. Cyr, Kenosha News (November 22, 2020)
- ‘Cardinal Vincent Nichols has failed victims of abuse and must step down’, by Catherine Pepinster, Times (November 21, 2020)
- Cardinal faces legal action over safeguarding case, by Catherine Pepinster, Tablet (November 17, 2020)
- Cardinal Nichols says he has ‘no wish to walk away’ as bishops launch safeguarding overhaul, in Catholic News Agency (November 20, 2020)
- Catholic bishops pledge changes to safeguarding, by Catherine Pepinster, Tablet (November 20, 2020)
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close two high schools in 2021, by Emily Scott, WHYY / PBS (November 18, 2020)
- Who's at Fault? New Reports on Clergy Sex Abuse Offer Different Views, by Rose Marie Berger, Sojourners (November 18, 2020)
- Victims alarmed over legal bid to suppress names of faith-based abusers, by Jean Bell, Radio New Zealand (November 22, 2020)

November 23

- Muslim Communities Divided Over Abuse Allegations Against Popular Preacher, in The WXXI (November 22, 2020)
- Pope asked to dismiss Maltese priest convicted of sexually abusing a boy, by Matthew Roscoe, EuroWeekly News (November 23, 2020)
- Stop blaming children for the behaviour of sexual predators, by Josanne Cassar, Malta Today (November 23, 2020)
- Mississippi abuse trial delayed for ex-Catholic Church friar, in Associated Press (November 23, 2020)
- Buffalo Diocese Accused of Yearslong Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse, by Liam Stack, New York Times (November 23, 2020)
- AG sues Buffalo Diocese, alleging misuse of funds in covering up sex abuse cases, by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (November 23, 2020)
- Complaint, by Letitia James, Attorney General ofState of New York (November 23, 2020)
- Attorney General James Takes Action Against Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for Failing to Protect Minors from Sexual Abuse by Clergy, in Attorney General of the State of New York (November 23, 2020)

November 24

- New York Attorney General sues Buffalo Diocese for 'sex abuse cover-up', in The BBC (November 23, 2020)
- Detroit Catholic Archdiocese removes priest from Plymouth parish, by Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press (November 24, 2020)
- Class action against Oblate priests jumps to 190 alleged victims from across Quebec, by Julia Page, CBC News (November 24, 2020)
- New York Attorney General sues bishops Malone, Grosz and Buffalo Diocese for failing to protect children, by Charlie Specht, WKBW (November 23, 2020)

November 25

- Advocates Praise New York AG for Filing Lawsuit against Buffalo Diocese, in WBEN (November 24, 2020)
- US Catholic Bishops" Response to Mccarrick Report Is Sad but Predictable, by Thomas Reese, National Catholic Reporter (November 23, 2020)
- Experts: Seminaries Need Clear Sexual Harassment Guidelines to Prevent Clerical Abuse, by Michael J. O’Loughlin, America Magazine (November 24, 2020)
- Montreal Archdiocese to Release Report on Response to Pedophile Priest Brian Boucher, in Canadian Press via Global News (November 25, 2020)
- The Mccarrick Report: Victims Show Fear, Courage, Anger, Need for Action, by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service via Hawaii Catholic Herald (November 25, 2020)
- Lawyer Cites "Cover-up" after Pastor Removed at Plymouth's Our Lady of Good Counsel, by Mark Hicks, Detroit News (November 24, 2020)
- Archbishop Gregory Stood up to Trump. Now He’s about to Be the First Black Cardinal in U.S., by Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times (November 25, 2020)
- Allentown Diocese Has Paid $16 Million to Abuse Victims, by Peter Hall, Morning Call (November 24, 2020)
- Priests" Defamation Suits Are the Latest Wrinkle in Sex-abuse Fallout, by Mark Nacinovich, National Catholic Reporter (November 25, 2020)
- Confessions of a Vatican Source: Jason Berry on the Mccarrick Report, by Jason Berry, National Catholic Reporter (November 25, 2020)

November 26

- Child Abuse in the Catholic Church — a Scandalous Approach to Scandal, by Melina Grundmann, Deutsche Welle (November 25, 2020)
- Target 11 Receives More Complaints about Pittsburgh Diocese Compensation Fund, by Rick Earle, WPXI (November 25, 2020)
- Priest Jailed for Theft Blames Catholic Doctrine, Also Facing Sex Abuse Charges, by JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency (November 25, 2020)
- "He Will Be Away from Children': Houston-area Priest Pleads Guilty to Child Indecency Charges, by Belisa Morillo and Luis Antonio Hernandez, NBC News / Telemundo (November 25, 2020)
- Temple Priest Arrested in Bengaluru for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 10-yr-old Girl, in TheNewsMinute (November 26, 2020)
- Report Blames Top Montreal Church Officials for Ignoring Complaints about Priest Who Preyed on Young Boys, by Benjamin Shingler, CBC News (November 25, 2020)
- Review Slams Montreal Church’s Handling of Pedophile Priest, by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Globe and Mail from Canadian Press (November 25, 2020)
- Catholic Church Wilfully Blind Again, Leaders of Victims Groups Say, by Paul Cherry, Montreal Gazette via Strathroy Age Dispatch (November 25, 2020)
- Archdiocese of Montreal Releases Independent Report on Complaints against Former Priest Brian Boucher Francais, in Archdiocese of Montreal (November 25, 2020)
- Report on the Investigation Regarding Brian Boucher’s Career in the Catholic Church, by Justice Pepita G. Capriolo, Archdiocese of Montreal (November 25, 2020)

November 27

- Bishop Barron Praises Mary Mackillop’s Efforts to Renounce Clerical Abuse, by Joe Higgins, Catholic Leader - Archdiocese of Brisbane (November 27, 2020)
- This Archbishop Is about to Become the First African American Cardinal in Catholic History, by Daniel Burke and Delia Gallagher, CNN (November 27, 2020)
- Catholics Angered, Saddened by Montreal Church's Mishandling of Abusive Priest, by Leah Hendry and Steve Rukavina, CBC News (November 26, 2020)
- Priest's Aboriginal Victims Sue Pope Francis over Church's Failures, by Chip Le Grand, Sydney Morning Herald (November 27, 2020)
- Setting the Record Straight on NCR and Mccarrick Coverage, by Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter (November 20, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report Is One Small Step to Dismantling Clerical Culture, by Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter (November 20, 2020)
- Vatican's Mccarrick Report Casts a Dark Cloud over Pope John Paul Ii's Legacy, by Sylvia Poggioli, NPR (November 25, 2020)
- Editorial: Blame to Share, in Catholic Register (November 26, 2020)
- Study Leads to Benchmarks for Sexual Misconduct Policies at US Seminaries, by William Cone, Catholic News Service via Union of Catholic Asian News (November 27, 2020)

November 28

- Former Seminary Investigator: McCarrick Was ‘Epicenter’ of Problems, by Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register (November 25, 2020)
- EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo Interviews Archbishop Viganò About McCarrick Report, by Raymond Arroyo, National Catholic Register (November 13, 2020)
- Clergy sex abuse advocate welcomes AG's lawsuit against Catholic Diocese, by Michael Mroziak, WBFO NPR (November 24, 2020)
- Indian priest laicized for gross abuse of power, in Union of Catholic Asian News (November 27, 2020)
- Ampleforth College: £36k-per-year Catholic boarding school banned from taking new pupils after 'serious' failings, by Tim Bake, Sky News (November 27, 2020)
- Sins of the fathers: Ireland’s sex abuse survivors, in The EuroNews (November 28, 2020)

November 29

- Pedophile Scandal Can’t Crack the Closed Circles of Literary France, by Norimitsu Onishi And Constant Méheut, New York Times (November 29, 2020)
- New pupils barred from top UK Catholic school after abuse scandal, by Mattha Busby, Guardian (November 28, 2020)
- Biden and Cardinal Wilton Gregory share a mandate for healing divisions, by Christopher White, WashingtPost (November 28, 2020)
- Father David Ryan leaving St Francis de Sales in Lake Zurich while sex abuse allegation investigated, in Chicago Sun-Times (November 28, 2020)
- Suburban priest asked to step away from parish following child sex abuse allegations, by Andy Koval And Brónagh Tumulty, WGN (November 28, 2020)
- Lake Zurich priest accused of sexually abusing minors while at Maryville Academy 25 years ago, by Elyssa Cherney, Chicago Tribune (November 28, 2020)
- Letter on Father David Ryan, by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago (November 28, 2020)

November 30

- Editorial: The Boy Scouts’ dishonor, in Boston Globe (November 24, 2020)
- MO reform school’s ties to law enforcement stifle abuse investigations, students say, by Laura Bauer And Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star (November 29, 2020)
- Rare punishment for Bhopal priest — Pope dismisses him for disobedience, abuse of power, by Milind Ghatwai, Print (November 30, 2020)
- "My world was the Church," abuse survivor Andrew Madden on his journey to recovery, in The EuroNews (November 30, 2020)
- Editorial: Attorney general shows complicity by Malone in shielding accused priests, in Buffalo News (November 29, 2020)
- Utah priest abuse lawsuit poses new challenge to time limits on old cases, by Annie Knox, KSL (November 29, 2020)
- Pope, with new cardinals, warns church against mediocrity, by Frances D'emilio, Associated Press (November 29, 2020)
- Former NY Giants chaplain accused of sexually abusing Montclair girl as nuns held her down, by Deena Yellin And Abbott Koloff, Bergen Record via (November 30, 2020)

December 1

- Over a Year, More Than 230 Sex Abuse Suits Have Been Filed in NJ against the Catholic Church, by Abbott Koloff and Deena Yellin, Bergen Record via (December 1, 2020)
- Cardinal's Prison Diary Explores Suffering, Solitary Lockup, by Nicole Winfield, Washington Times (November 30, 2020)
- AP Exclusive: Cardinal Pell on the Vatican and Vindication, by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press (November 30, 2020)
- Further investigation into Colorado Catholic Church IDs 46 more victims, 9 more abusive priests — including Denver’s Father Woody, by Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post (December 1, 2020)

December 2

- Mother Raped by Catholic Priest Says Church Leaders Failed to Properly Investigate Abuse, by Isaac Davison, New Zealand Herald (December 1, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report Leaves US with More Questions Than Answers, by Joseph H. Saunders, Legal Examiner - Blog of Saunders and Walker Law Firm (December 1, 2020)
- Report Says Montreal Archdiocese Covered for Abusive Priest for Decades, by Francois Gloutnay, Catholic News Service via Catholic Philly (December 1, 2020)
- 52 Catholic Priests in Colorado, Including Iconic Father Woody, Abused 212 Victims, Further Investigation Finds, by Jesse Paul and Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun (December 1, 2020)
- 12 Pueblo Priests Named in Colorado Attorney General's Latest Child Sexual Abuse Report, by Robert Boczkiewicz, Pueblo Chieftain (December 1, 2020)
- Victim of Abuse by Denver’s Father Woody Speaks Out: “they’re No Longer Going to Have This Shining Light”, by Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post (December 1, 2020)
- Final Report, in Independent Oversight Committee of the Colorado (December 1, 2020)
- Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2020: Special Master’s Supplemental Report, in Office of the Attorney General (December 1, 2020)

December 3

- Priest with Southwest Iowa Ties Faces Restrictions, by Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil (December 3, 2020)
- Priest Listed in Sex Abuse Report Was Working at Church Camp in 1958 When Deaf Boy, 10, Disappeared, by Kevin Vaughan, KUSA 9 News (December 2, 2020)
- Deceased Priest Added to Abuse List, 2 More Being Investigated, According to Archdiocese of New Orleans, in WDSU 6 NBC (December 2, 2020)
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia Spins off Downingtown Psychiatric Center Where Pedophile Priests Were Sent, by Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer (December 3, 2020)
- First Came Sex Abuse Allegations at the Abbey. Then Secret Payments. Then a Suicide., by Haley BeMiller, Press Gazette (December 3, 2020)

December 4

- Catholic Church Shielded Priest Who Sexually Abused NY Man As a Kid: Suit, by Priscilla DeGregory, New York Post (December 3, 2020)
- Investigator Says Pueblo Diocese Has System in Place That Could Improve Handling of Child Sex Abuse Cases, by Robert Boczkiewicz, Pueblo Chieftain (December 3, 2020)
- Abused As a Boy, Man Calls for Independent Investigation, in Star News (December 4, 2020)
- Ex-cardinal Mccarrick, Fcrh ’54, Investigated in Vatican Report, by Jill Rice, Fordham Observer (December 3, 2020)
- Chicago Archdiocese to Pay $1.5 Million in Sexual Abuse Suit, by Don Babwin, Associated Press (December 3, 2020)
- Farmer Bulldozes Riverside Beauty Spot and "Strips Mile-long Stretch of Trees to Protect Homes from Floods" after Environment Agency "Ignored Villagers" Pleas for Help", by Rachel Sharp, Daily Mail (December 3, 2020)
- Latest Figure in New Orleans Clergy Abuse Scandal Worked with Girl Scouts, Was Pines Village Pastor, by David Hammer, WWL 4 CBS (December 3, 2020)
- Diocese Pays $19 Million to Abuse Survivors through Fund, by Peter Smith, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 3, 2020)
- The Children of Pornhub, by Nicholas Kristof, New York Times (December 4, 2020)

December 5

- Prominent New York Priest Is Investigated over Sexual Assault Accusation, by Liam Stack, New York Times (December 4, 2020)
- Prominent Rockaway Priest Sued for Sexually Abusing Homeless Teen, by David Brand, Queens Daily Eagle (December 4, 2020)
- "Sexual Sadist" Priest Locked Boy in Crypt and Sexually Touched Him during Six-year Campaign of Abuse, by Paul Beard and Ben Eccleston, Coventry Telegraph (December 5, 2020)
- Buffalo Diocese Has New Bishop, but Controversial Attorneys, Aides Remain, by Charlie Specht, WKBW (December 4, 2020)
- Ex-DeSales University priest’s child porn included torture of young children, feds say, by Sarah Cassi, Express-Times (December 03, 2020)
- Learning from the McCarrick report, by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Catholic Spirit - Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (December 03, 2020)
- Priest accused of abuse claim from 1970s cleared, but evidence points to another offender, by Maria Wiering, Catholic Spirit - Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (December 04, 2020)
- Denver Archbishop Aquila Appears to Downplay New Catholic Church Abuse Cases, by Madeleine Schmidt, Colorado Times Recorder (December 04, 2020)
- Colorado report names nine more priests accused of abusing minors decades ago, by Julie Asher, Catholic News Service via Catholic Philly (December 04, 2020)

December 6

- 'Sexual sadist' priest abused boy and locked him in church crypt, by Paul Beard And Charlotte Paxton, Birmingham Mail (December 6, 2020)
- Warnings from teachers, nuns, even a cop, didn't get Buffalo Diocese to remove priests, by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (December 6, 2020)
- CIDH aborda pederastia clerical en América Latina, by Maria Verza, MEXICO CITY (December 02, 2020)
- CIDH se compromete a trabajar con ONG en abusos clericales, by Maria Verza, MEXICO CITY (December 03, 2020)
- Abuse in Care Inquiry: 'I was ashamed and felt totally trapped', by Andrew Mcrae, Radio New Zealand (December 6, 2020)
- Judge asked to halt abuse victims’ church properties lawsuits, by Colleen Heild, Albuquerque Journal (December 6, 2020)
- Scots abuse survivor handed £100k in damages after horror childhood in care, by Jenny Morrison, Daily Record (December 6, 2020)
- NYC church security guard accuses priest of sexual assault, by Kenneth Garger, New York Post (December 02, 2020)
- There is a Need for Priestly Fraternity and Reform, by Robert Klesko, National Catholic Register (December 05, 2020)
- Catholic Church pays $7 million to victims in Colorado of sexual abuse by priests, by Keith Coffman, Reuters (December 01, 2020)
- Editorial: The awful math of church abuse settlements, in The Tribune-Review (December 05, 2020)

December 7

- 5 takeaways from Bishop-elect William Byrne’s interview with The Republican, by Anne-Gerard Flynn, Republican (December 06, 2020)
- Investigator: Pueblo Diocese improved systems to handle reports of priests' misconduct, by Robert Boczkiewicz, La Junta Tribune-Democrat (December 7, 2020)
- Mastercard to investigate claims of child abuse on Pornhub, by Josh Marcus, Independent (December 06, 2020)
- Opinion: Archdiocese must be held accountable for priest abuse, by Teresa Dinwiddie-Herrmann, Jan Seidel, Dan Frondorf And Kathy Weyer, Cincinnati Enquirer (December 7, 2020)
- [Book Review] Walking with Ghosts: A Memoir by Gabriel Byrne, by Fiona O'connor, Morning Star (December 7, 2020)
- [Opinion] In an age of institutional failure, 'Star Wars' is saving my faith, by Jennifer Vosters, National Catholic Reporter (December 05, 2020)
- St. Cloud diocese bankruptcy plan approved to settle abuse claims, in Minnesota Public Radio (December 04, 2020)
- Analysis: What is waiting for Bishop Fisher in Buffalo?, by Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency (December 05, 2020)

December 8

- N.J. Priest Took Me to Disney World, Gave Me Alcohol and Molested Me, Lawsuit Says, by Anthony G. Attrino, (December 7, 2020)
- Sc Bishop Says Vatican Has Cleared Him of Sexual Abuse Allegation, by Avery G. Wilks, Post and Courier (December 7, 2020)
- How Journals Kept by Priest Accused of Pedophilia Could Help Abuse Survivors Break Free, by Craig Cheatham, WCPO-TV, Channel 9 (December 7, 2020)
- Royal Commission Told Catholic Church Needs to Stop Honouring Paedophiles, by Edward Gay, Stuff (November 30, 2020)
- Former Christ's College Student Recounts Fearing for Life during Sexual Assault, by Charlie Gates, Stuff (December 7, 2020)
- Ex-portsmouth Abbey Student in Lawsuit Says She Was Sexually Abused by Teacher from 2012-14, by Sean Flynn, Newport Daily News (December 4, 2020)
- Australian Catholic Bishops Establish New Agency to Fight Abuse, in Catholic News Agency via Angelus (December 4, 2020)
- Former Priest and Tutor Convicted of Historic Child Sex Offences, by Kirstie McCrum, Coventry Telegraph (December 4, 2020)
- Abuse in State Care Inquiry: Catholic School Rape Victim Emotionally Recalls Principal's Sexual Abuse, Frustration at Church's Redress Process, by Matt Burrows, (December 4, 2020)
- Priest Assignment Records and Case Details Released, in The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian (December 7, 2020)
- Long Island Diocese’s Deadline for Abuse Claims Faces Opposition, by Soma Biswas And Peg Brickley, Wall Street Journal (December 02, 2020)
- George Pell Set To Publish Memoir Following Acquittal On Sex Abuse Charges, by Grace Back, Marie Claire (December 02, 2020)
- The media is not the church's enemy, by Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter (December 03, 2020)
- Action plan missing from McCarrick Report can be found Down Under, by Massimo Faggioli, Catholic Outlook (December 03, 2020)
- Archdiocese Adds Deceased Fr. Robert Cooper to Clergy Abuse Report, in Archdiocese of New Orleans (December 02, 2020)
- Once beloved Colorado priest among newly identified clerical abusers, in The CNA (December 02, 2020)
- What Is “Spiritual” Abuse? A Working Definition, by Scot Mcknight, Jesus Creed (blog) (December 02, 2020)

December 9

- Quiet Heart of the Storm, by Terence Tobin, Catholic Weekly (December 9, 2020)
- Charleston Bishop Cleared by Vatican over Abuse Claim, in Catholic News Agency (December 8, 2020)
- Polish Archbishop Responds to ‘unprecedented Attacks’ on St. John Paul II after Mccarrick Report, in Catholic News Agency (December 8, 2020)
- Catholic Radio Head Defends Controversial Comments on Sex Abuse Allegations, in First News (December 8, 2020)
- Polish Priest Apologizes for Defense of Disgraced Priest, in Associated Press (December 8, 2020)
- Former Marist College Students Sue Catholic Church over Historical Sexual Abuse Allegations, by Lucy MacDonald, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (December 9, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report Shows Former Cardinal's Character: Ambitious, Brazen, Untouchable, by Fr. Peter Daly, National Catholic Reporter (December 8, 2020)
- When a Catholic Lawyer Fights Sexual Abuse in Indonesian Church, in UCA News (Union of Catholic Asian News) (December 9, 2020)
- The Podium | a Model Approach to Address Abuse, by Brittany Vessely, Colorado Politics (December 9, 2020)
- Sex Abuse Victims Want Archdiocese Eliminated, Lawyer Says, in Associated Press (December 8, 2020)
- Judge Denies Accused Priest’s Request to Throw out Confession in Sex Crimes Case, by Justine Lofton, (December 8, 2020)
- Ex-student Alleges Sexual Abuse by Private School Teacher, in Associated Press (December 8, 2020)
- Sexually Abusive Priest Was Reinstated As Minister on Cardinal Nichols’s Watch, by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph via Yahoo News (December 8, 2020)
- Sex Abuse Claims, Secret Payments, Then a Suicide. He Battled Memories of His Past – and the Priests at the Center of It., by Haley BeMiller, Green Bay Press-Gazette via Yahoo News (December 8, 2020)
- Inter-American Human Rights Commission to look into clerical sexual abuse, by Inés San Martín, Crux (December 9, 2020)
- A Lawsuit Against Portsmouth Abbey Shows Abuse Scandal Is Still Thriving and Catholic Officials Are Still Protecting Themselves Instead Of Victims, by Dan Mcnevin, Zach Hiner, SNAP Network (December 08, 2020)
- Marist Regional College: A Ritual of Lament, in Marist Regional College (December 04, 2020)
- McCarrick Report’s Silence on Key Issues Raises More Questions Than It Answers, by Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register (November 25, 2020)
- The McCarrick Report: A Timeline, in Catholic News Agency (November 22, 2020)
- Will New Bishop Accountability Reforms Stop the Next McCarrick?, by Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register (November 20, 2020)
- McCarrick’s Brazen Behavior: Vatican’s Report Underscores How He Hid His Abuses in Plain Sight, by Father Raymond J. De Souza, National Catholic Register (November 19, 2020)
- Catholic TV network pulls shows with George Rutler, priest accused of sexual assault, by Jack Jenkins, RNS (December 07, 2020)
- Anti-gay priest accused of assault after he was caught watching gay adult film, by Rhuaridh Marr, Metro Weekly (December 07, 2020)
- B.C. priest accused of sexual misconduct: Vancouver Archdiocese, by Kathryn Tindale And Tim James, NEWS 1130 (December 08, 2020)
- Oakland Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Suit From Man Alleging He Was Raped, by Michael Bott, NBC Bay Area (December 08, 2020)
- Abuse in Care: Anglican Church accused of cover-up over 'sex addict and pervert' priest, by Michael Neilson, NZ Herald (December 08, 2020)
- Priest indicted, faces federal child pornography charges, in The WPVI/6abc Digital Staff (December 04, 2020)
- Prosecutors: Priest collected child porn while overseas, in The Associated Press (December 03, 2020)
- NEW BISHOP IN TROUBLED DIOCESE, by David Nussman, Church Militant (December 04, 2020)
- Army Finds ‘Major Flaws’ at Fort Hood; 14 Officials Disciplined, by Sarah Mervosh And John Ismay, New York Times (December 08, 2020)
- Cathedral chancellor Paul Overend cleared of indecently assaulting student, by Thomas Deacon, Wales Online (December 03, 2020)
- More Than 100 Accusers Seek Restitution From Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate, by Matthew Goldstein, New York Times (December 08, 2020)

December 10

- Almost 200 Allegations against Teachers Reported to Education Regulator, by Tammy Mills, The Age (December 10, 2020)
- Church Defends "Modest" Payout to Abused Altar Boy in Landmark Case Appeal, by Tom Cowie, The Age (December 8, 2020)
- Abuse Victim Recounts Horror of Living in Temuka Children's Home, by Joanne Holden, Stuff (December 10, 2020)
- Abuse in Care: Man Seeks Apology for Historical Abuse at Whanganui School, by Logan Tutty, New Zealand Herald (December 9, 2020)
- Woman Who Was Sexually Abused Says She Was Abandoned by Anglican Church, by Andrew McRae, Radio New Zealand via Stuff (December 9, 2020)
- Abuse in Care: Sisters Raped in Foster Family - Anglican Church, State and Police "Did Nothing", by Michael Neilson, New Zealand Herald (December 8, 2020)
- Catholic Church Abuse Survivors Describe "Horrific" Experiences, Trauma to Royal Commission, by Michael Morrah, (November 30, 2020)
- 28 Years On, Verdict in Kerala Nun’s Murder Case on December 22, in Hindustan Times (December 10, 2020)
- Goan-origin Catholic Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Archdiocese of Vancouver, by Savio Rodrigues, Goa Chronicle (December 9, 2020)
- "Father Woody," Buffalo Native and Priest of Denver's Poor, Named As Child Sex Abuser, by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (December 9, 2020)
- Good Morning, Buffalo: Identities of Four Priests Accused in Attorney General's Report Revealed, in Buffalo News (December 6, 2020)
- Priest Worked in Schools Despite Abuse Allegations, by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet (December 7, 2020)
- Priest Worked in Schools Despite Abuse Allegations, by Liz Dodd, The Tablet (December 10, 2020)
- Polish Church Defends St John Paul against Abuse Claims, by Jonathan Luxmoore, The Tablet (December 9, 2020)
- After the Mccarrick Report, an Odd Episcopal Appointment, by Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture (December 9, 2020)
- Lawyers Representing Msgr. Craig Harrison Believe He Will Not Be Reinstated, by Veronica Morley, KERO-TV, Channel 23 (December 9, 2020)
- My Minor Role in Exposing Mccarrick, by Matt C. Abbott, (blog) (November 26, 2020)
- Thinking about "Uncle Ted" Mccarrick: Duin and Abbott Say Press Should Keep Digging, by Terry Mattingly, (blog) (December 9, 2020)

December 11

- Keeping Quiet: the Downside to “voluntary Laicization”, by Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald (December 11, 2020)
- Royal Commission into Abuse in Care: "Sexually Abusing in the Name of Jesus. How Disgusting", by Andrew McRae, Radio New Zealand (December 11, 2020)
- Woman Abused by Anglican Minister Hopes Her 15-year Battle for Redress Is Finally over, by Morgane Solignac, Stuff (December 11, 2020)
- New Facilitators Hope to Be ‘part of the Solution’ to Abuse Crisis, by Moira Cullings, The Leaven (December 11, 2020)
- Catholic Bishop of Chicago, IL -- Moody's Downgrades Catholic Bishop of Chicago (il) to Ba1; Outlook Stable, in Moody's via Yahoo Finance (December 9, 2020)
- Mastercard, Visa Dump Pornhub Following Rape Video Expose, by Nicolas Vega, New York Post (December 10, 2020)
- Roman Catholic Diocese Needs to Preach Transparency (letters), in (December 10, 2020)
- Cardinal Accuses Predecessors of Abuse Cover-up, by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet (November 29, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report Shows Need to Focus on Survivors, Panel Says, by John Lavenburg, Crux (December 11, 2020)
- New Abuse Allegations against Monks, Former Headmaster of Delbarton School in Latest Lawsuits, by Rebecca Everett, (December 10, 2020)
- Montclair Woman Files Suit Alleging Sexual Abuse at Immaculate Conception, by Erin Roll, Montclair Local (December 11, 2020)
- Abuse Victims Want Archdiocese of Santa Fe Eliminated, in Associated Press (December 8, 2020)
- Ex-client Sues Am Law 200 Firm over Its Catholic Church Representation, Alleging Conflict, by Justin Henry, (December 10, 2020)
- German Cardinal Accused of Abuse Cover-up Turns to Pope, in (December 11, 2020)
- Child Abuse Inquiry Hears from 648th and Final Witness, in BBC News (December 11, 2020)

December 12

- Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Pays $19.2 Million to Settle 224 Clergy Abuse Claims, by Deb Erdley, Tribune-Review (December 3, 2020)
- The Mccarrick Report: Quo Vadis, by Gabriel Blanchard, Patheos (blog) (December 4, 2020)
- Implosion of Pittsburgh Diocese Continues, by Stephen Wynne, Church Militant (blog) (December 3, 2020)
- England Is Reckoning with a Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis. Again., by Ricardo da Silva, America (December 3, 2020)
- Time for a Reckoning: Church Must Confront, Change Old Boys’ Network Exposed in Vatican’s Mccarrick Report | Faith Matters, by Rev. Alexander Santora, (December 6, 2020)
- LAWSUIT Claiming Abuse by Catholic Priests Dismissed, by Pete O'Cain, Wenatchee World (December 11, 2020)
- Catholic Church Names More Sexually Abusive Priests, More Victims Come Forward, by Jeremy Hainsworth, Vancouver Courier (December 11, 2020)
- Let’s Not Always Give Wrongdoers the Benefit of the Doubt, in (December 11, 2020)
- St. John Paul Ii: 1,700 Professors Respond to ‘wave of Accusations’ against Polish Pope, in Catholic News Agency (December 12, 2020)

December 13

- After McCarrick Report, Here’s How to Extend Safe Environment to Adults, by Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register (December 12, 2020)
- Church names Coquitlam priest in historic sexual abuse of 10-year-old boy, by Stefan Labbé, Tri-City News (December 12, 2020)
- Chilliwack Catholic church pastor fired for alleged ‘sexual misconduct’, by Paul Henderson, Surrey Now-Leader (December 11, 2020)
- Prosecutor drops rape charges against defrocked Catholic priest, by Richard Baker, Age (December 13, 2020)
- German nuns accused of enabling child sex abuse by priests, in Deutsche Welle (December 13, 2020)
- [Opinion] What happened to Cardinal Pell can happen to any Australian, author warns, by David Ryan, Catholic News Service via Catholic Spirit (December 11, 2020)
- Church knew of sex‑sadist priest Joseph Quigley years before police, by Emily Kent Smith And Catherine Pepinster, Sunday Times [of London] (December 13, 2020)
- Victim advocate charged with distributing child pornography, in Associated Press (December 11, 2020)
- ‘I’m tired of being quiet’: Child Victims Act suit retraumatizes and empowers Schenectady woman, by Zachary Matson, Daily Gazette (December 13, 2020)
- Little public record on how new Buffalo bishop dealt with priest misconduct in D.C., by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (December 13, 2020)
- Sexual abuse lawsuit against Mormon church dropped, in Associated Press (December 12, 2020)
- Springfield's New 'Chronically Hopeful' Bishop Pledges Transparency On Abuse, by Kari Njiiri, WNPR (December 11, 2020)
- In shift, Springfield Diocese will name all credibly accused priests, by Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle (December 11, 2020)

December 14

- Archdiocese of Vancouver confirms 3 more priests involved in abuse settlements, on The (December 13, 2020)
- Post-McCarrick report dialogue zeroes in on 'hyperclerical culture', by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service via Catholic San Francisco (December 13, 2020)
- Priest Exonerated in Lawsuit Settlement, by Dave Bernstein, / 560 News Radio (December 13, 2020)
- Oakland diocese settles sex-misconduct suit for $3.5 million, by George Kelly, Bay Area News Group (December 13, 2020)
- DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later, by Mary Claire Dale, Associated Press (December 13, 2020)
- Colorado’s review of Catholic Church sex abuse named priests, but not those who covered up their crimes, by Jesse Paul And Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun (December 14, 2020)
- Clergy sexual misconduct investigation continues, in News Release from the Attorney General via WLNS-TV (December 07, 2020)
- Influential Polish priest accused of excusing child abuse and violating Covid rules, by Maria Wilczek, Notes from Poland (December 08, 2020)
- New Bishop Directs Springfield Diocese To Expand List Of Clergy Credibly Accused Of Abuse, by Nancy Eve Cohen, New England Public Media (December 11, 2020)
- The McCarrick case and some disturbing conclusions, by Gianni Criveller, CAN (Uniof Catholic Asian News) (December 13, 2020)
- Spotlight on SPOTLIGHT, by Stephanie Perie, Daily Mirror (December 14, 2020)
- This day in history, December 13: Boston’s Cardinal Law resigns amid priest sex abuse scandal, in ssociated Press via Chicago Tribune (December 14, 2020)

December 15

- Conversation Required to Deal with Historic Abuse, by Ewan Gurr, Dundee Telegraph (December 15, 2020)
- Two Anniversaries That Give US Hope, in (December 14, 2020)
- The People Should Choose Their Bishops Again, by Nicholas P. Cafardi, Commonweal (December 9, 2020)
- Oral Argument in a Civil Suit against the Japanese Catholic Church to Be Heard on Tuesday, in SNAP (December 14, 2020)
- Orphanage Investigation Finds No Crimes, but Abuse Occurred, by Wilson Ring, Associated Press (December 15, 2020)
- St. Joseph’s Orphanage Task Force Concludes Investigation into Criminal Allegations by Former Residents, in Office of VT Attorney General (December 14, 2020)
- Orphanage Report : Investigators Say Authorities Failed to Pursue Abuse Claims, by Dom Amato, WCAX-TV (December 14, 2020)

December 16

- Royal Commission into Abuse in Care Releases Interim Report, by Andrew McRae, Radio New Zealand (December 16, 2020)
- Nz State Care Harmed 250,000: Report, by Praveen Menon, Reuters via Yahoo News (December 16, 2020)
- At Least 250,000 Suffered Abuse in New Zealand's State Care System, Inquiry Finds, by Eleanor Ainge Roy, The Guardian (December 16, 2020)
- "a Lot of Abuse Took Place There': State Care Institutions Vanished from Records, by Aaron Smale, Stuff (December 16, 2020)
- Former Trinity College Teacher Tony Webb to Appeal Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Conviction, by Rebecca Turner, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (December 16, 2020)
- Cardinal George Pell Claims He Was Framed on Child Sex Charges by Senior Figures in the Catholic Church Because He Was Trying to Clean up the Vatican's Finances, by Lauren Ferri, Daily Mail (December 16, 2020)
- Report on Criminal Investigation into Abuses at Former Orphanage Released, by Pat Bradley, WAMC Radio (December 15, 2020)
- Three Men Accuse Prominent Michigan Priest, Polish Seminary Leader of Sexual Abuse, by Kate Wells, Michigan Radio (December 14, 2020)
- "Horror’ That Abusive Priest Allowed Back into Schools, by Catherine Pepinster, The Tablet (December 15, 2020)
- Cardinal Marx Calls Handling of Abuse Report in Cologne "Devastating", in Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur via National Catholic Reporter (December 15, 2020)
- Individual Retracts Child Sexual Abuse Claim against Priest at Norfolk Church, Richmond Catholic Diocese Says, in WRIS via (December 15, 2020)
- Person Who Accused Virginia Priest of Sexual Abuse Recants, in Associated Press (December 16, 2020)
- Recent Allegations against Retired Priest, Father William Dinga Jr., Renounced by Individual Accuser, in Diocese of Richmond (December 15, 2020)
- Priest Who Gave Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Funeral Homily Charged in Sex Assault Case, by Travis Andersen, Boston Globe (December 15, 2020)
- Baptist Pastor in Florida Arrested on Child Porn Charges, by Gene Rosenquest, Zach Hiner, SNAP Network (December 15, 2020)
- Ex-nuncio to France given suspended 8-month prison sentence, in The CNA (December 16, 2020)
- Advocacy Groups Call For Investigation Into Archdiocese Of Cincinnati, by Michael Monks, WVXU (December 16, 2020)
- Former Priest Again Accused Of Abuse In Lawsuit, by Eric Tichy, Post-Journal (December 16, 2020)
- Head Of Detroit-Area Catholic School Denies 2 Male Staffers' Abuse Claims, in Deadline Detroit (December 15, 2020)
- Ex-employees accuse Orchard Lake St. Mary's priest of sexual assault, harassment, by Jessica Dupnack, FOX 2 (December 15, 2020)
- Accuser recants allegations against Norfolk priest, by Todd Densmore, WWBT (December 15, 2020)
- Top priest at Orchard Lake St. Mary's sued for sexual harassment, by John Wisely, Detroit Free Press (December 14, 2020)
- Kerala church faces backlash for featuring rape-accused bishop in calendar; sparks fierce protests, by Nivedita Giri, International Business Times (December 15, 2020)
- Ex-Vatican envoy to France gets 8-month suspended sentence for sexual harassment -AFP, by Geert De Clercq, Reuters (December 16, 2020)

December 17

- Cu Regents Revoke Priest’s Honorary Degree, by Katie Langford, Boulder Daily Camera (December 16, 2020)
- 9 Judges Recuse Themselves in Louisiana Church Abuse Suit, in Associated Press (December 16, 2020)
- All 9 Judges in Second Circuit Recuse Themselves from Diocese of Shreveport Abuse Lawsuit, by Deborah Bayliss, Shreveport Times via the Daily Advertiser (December 16, 2020)
- Monster in Our Midst: How Pedophile New Orleans Clergyman Stayed near Prey, by Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer, (December 16, 2020)
- Former St. Joseph’s Residents Say Their Childhood Pain Lingers, by Chelsea Edgar, Seven Days (December 16, 2020)
- St. Joseph’s Orphanage Abuse Survivors Disappointed Following Task Force Report, by Dom Amato, WCAX-TV (December 16, 2020)
- Investigation: Florida Was Dumping Ground for Priests Accused of Sex Abuse, by John Finnerty, Tribune Democrat (December 16, 2020)
- A Notre Dame Academy Graduate Alleged Abuse by Priests, Then Died by Suicide. over 400 Alumni Demand Answers., by Jeff Butera, ABC-7 News (December 16, 2020)
- A Notre Dame Academy Graduate Alleged Abuse by Priests, Then Died by Suicide. over 400 Alumni Demand Answers., by Haley BeMiller, Green Bay Press-Gazette (December 16, 2020)
- If You Are One Who Chooses to Fight against Church Sexual Abuse, There Are Many Taking the Legal Route and Getting Assistance and Justice. Regain Your Confidence and Restore Your Lost Faith by Standing for Yourself., by Addie Davison, Legal Reader (December 16, 2020)
- Catholic Church’s Dismissive Attitude toward Women Pushed Me Away; Thank You for Speaking Truth; Child Sex Abuse by Clergy Profoundly Devastating | Letters, in Jersey Journal (December 17, 2020)
- Irish Times View: Abuse on a Massive Scale in New Zealand, in The Irish Times (December 16, 2020)
- A Diocese's Scandal, a College's Adversity, a Daughter's Anguish and a Qb's Tweet Among Top 2020 Stories by Jay Tokasz, by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (December 17, 2020)
- Monster in Our Midst: Timeline of George Brignac's Abuse in New Orleans Area Churches, by Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer, WWL-TV (December 16, 2020)
- Church Dismissed Sex Priest Abuse As Drunkenness, in BBC News (December 17, 2020)
- Saskatchewan Priest Charged with Sexually Assaulting Minor, in CBC News (December 16, 2020)
- Florida Pastor Jailed on Child Pornography Charges, by Tiffini Theisen, Orlando Sentinel (December 15, 2020)
- Archbishop Ventura Sentenced to Eight Months’ Probation, in Vatican Radio (December 16, 2020)
- Paris Court Convicts Former Vatican Envoy of Sexual Assault, by Masha MacPherson, Associated Press (December 16, 2020)
- Former Nuncio Convicted of "Sexual Aggression", by Tom Heneghan, The Tablet (December 16, 2020)
- Ex-vatican Envoy to France Gets 8-month Suspended Sentence for Sexual Harassment -afp, in Reuters (December 16, 2020)
- Ex-nuncio to France Given Suspended 8-month Prison Sentence, in Catholic News Agency (December 16, 2020)
- Former Vatican Envoy to France Luigi Ventura Convicted of Sexual Assault, World News, in France24 News (December 16, 2020)
- French Court Convicts Former Vatican Envoy of Sexual Assault, by Francis X. Rocca and Noemie Bisserbe, Wall Street Journal (December 16, 2020)
- Philippines: Paedophilia and the Church, by Marianne Dardard, Arte.TV (December 16, 2020)

December 18

- The Top 7 Pope Francis Stories of 2020, by Gerard O’Connell, America (December 17, 2020)
- Cardinal Pell, Publicizing New Book, Forgives Enemies, Praises Trump, by Claire Giangrave, Catholic News Service (December 17, 2020)
- At a Challenging Moment, Cardinal Gregory Makes His Mark, in National Catholic Register (December 17, 2020)
- Church in Bid to Stop Pedo Priest's Payout, by Frances Vinall, Central Queensland News (December 18, 2020)
- Survey: Catholic Poland Increasingly Distrusts Church, in Catholic Herald (December 18, 2020)
- Church Loses Abuse Settlement Appeal, by Georgie Moore, Wellington Times (December 18, 2020)
- Church’s Appeal Loss Paves Way for Abuse Survivors to Sue, in The Age (December 16, 2020)
- Catholic Laity in Wisconsin Stand up for Transparency in Cases of Clergy Abuse, in SNAP Network (December 17, 2020)
- University of Colorado Removes Honors from Accused Priest, in SNAP Network (December 17, 2020)
- Catholic Priest Facing Sex Abuse Charges against Boys Dating Back 40 Years, by Tony Gardner, Wakefield Express (December 17, 2020)
- Archdiocese of New Orleans Pushed Confidential Settlements with Victims of Monstrous Deacon George Brignac, by David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate (December 18, 2020)
- Bishop Coyne Apologizes to Victims of Burlington Orphanage Abuse, by Darren Perron, WCAX (December 17, 2020)
- Cincinnati Catholic Priest Accused of Rape Asks for Reduction in $5M Cash Bond Due to Covid, by Craig Cheatham, WCPO (December 17, 2020)
- LDS Handbook Adds Warning against Prejudice and Misinformation, Revises Entries on Sex Abuse, Conversion Therapy, Stillborn Babies and More, by Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune (December 18, 2020)
- Dc Mayor Adjusts Covid-19 Limits on Churches after Archdiocese Files Lawsuit, by Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service (December 18, 2020)
- Priest of the Diocese of Yakima Exonerated, in Catholic News Service (December 18, 2020)
- Vancouver Catholic Church Names Another Three Priests Who Abused Minors, by Glenda Luymes, Vancouver Sun (December 18, 2020)

December 19

- Priest Who Authored UK Catholic Sex Education Book Convicted As Pedophile, in LifeSite News (December 18, 2020)
- Yakima Diocese Priest Exonerated in Lawsuit Settlement, by Tammy Ayer, Yakima Herald-Republic (December 18, 2020)
- Priests Behaving Badly: a Friday Round-up, by Barry Duke, Patheos (blog) (December 18, 2020)
- Child Sex Abuse Survivors Have until Dec. 30 to File Claim in Arizona, by Nicole Crites, 3TV/CBS 5 (December 18, 2020)
- Legislators to Revive Bid to Ease Sex Abuse Suits against Um, by Oralandar Brand-Williams, Detroit News (December 18, 2020)
- Hillsong Church Fostered “inappropriate Sexual Behavior,” According to a 2018 Internal Complaint, by Dan Adler, Vanity Fair (December 18, 2020)
- Saskatoon Diocese Responds to Allegations against Priest, by Maury Wrubleski, (December 18, 2020)
- Victim of paedophile vicar tragically died before he could see justice served, by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo (December 18, 2020)
- Control of the Vatican: What’s at Stake, by Betty Clermont, Open Tabernacle (blog) (December 14, 2020)
- LDS handbook adds warning against prejudice and misinformation, revises entries on sex abuse, conversion therapy, stillborn babies and more, by Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake City (UT) (December 18, 2020)
- Editorial: Abuse in state or church custody is an abomination, in The NZ Herald (December 18, 2020)

December 20

- Cardinal Pell says his conservative views drove public against him, in The BBC (December 20, 2020)
- Catholic archbishop: ‘The Church in France is jostled from many sides’, in Catholic News Agency (December 19, 2020)
- Indian bishop's resignation sought over covering up priest's child, by Saji Thomas, UCA News (December 01, 2020)
- Deaf mute Korean priest charged with molesting disabled people, in Daily Gazette (December 19, 2020)
- Kerala church shouldn’t glorify rape accused Bishop: Priests, in Tribune News Service (December 17, 2020)
- Leon Cannizzaro finds one defendant who got away particularly vexing: George Brignac, by Ramon Antonio Vargas, (December 18, 2020)
- Monster in our midst: Despite predatory past, deacon welcomed back to Catholic institutions, by Ramon Antonio Vargas And David Hammer, (December 17, 2020)
- Monster in our midst: Despite predatory past, deacon welcomed back to Catholic institutions, by Ramon Antonio Vargas And David Hammer, (December 17, 2020)
- Monster in our midst: After disgraced deacon's exposure, recriminations but no justice, by Ramon Antonio Vargas And David Hammer, (December 18, 2020)

December 21

- Houston-area priest Manuel La Rosa-Lopez sentenced on child sex abuse charges, by Nicole Hensley, HoustChronicle (December 15, 2020)
- Priest exonerated after abuse allegations by Ellensburg man, in Associated Press (December 20, 2020)
- Court refuses Catholic Church appeal against settlement agreement, in Gippsland Times (December 21, 2020)
- Court of Appeal ruling means survivors of institutionalised abuse can seek further damages, by Greg Gliddon, Courier (December 21, 2020)
- Tamil Nadu: Christian Pastor kidnaps a 13-year-old tribal girl from a hamlet in Tiruvannamalai, absconding for weeks, in The OpIndia (December 20, 2020)
- Charity fears 46,000 daily reports of child-sex abuse material will be missed, by Cormac O'keeffe, irish Examiner (December 19, 2020)
- ISPCC warn new privacy laws could result in 46,000 daily reports of child sex abuse being missed, by Neil Fetherstonhaugh, Sunday World (December 19, 2020)
- Pope Francis Warns Against Division in Response to Vatican Scandals, by Francis X. Rocca, Wall Street Journal (December 21, 2020)
- Former members of Kingston, Ont., church raise concerns of abuse at independent churches, by Alexandra Mazur, Global News (December 17, 2020)
- Vermont review of church orphanage finds misconduct but not murder, by Kevin O'connor, VT Digger (December 14, 2020)
- Survivors claiming childhood abuse from adults hired to care for them now push for justice, on The (December 17, 2020)
- Analysis: Vatican decision on Indianapolis could impact pending lawsuit, and Catholic identity in Catholic schools, by Jd Flynn And Ed Condon, CNA (December 21, 2020)
- Should abuse scandals make Church ‘wait and see’ on sainthood causes?, by John Lavenburg, CRUX (December 19, 2020)
- Granville Gibson abuse: Priest 'blackballed' for raising allegations with bishop, in BBC News (December 21, 2020)
- 'Beatles church' vicar John Roberts jailed for child sex abuse, in BBC News (December 21, 2020)

December 22

- Philippines to Raise Age of Sexual Consent from 12 to 16, in WION Web Team (December 22, 2020)
- Philippines Poised to Lift Age of Consent for Sex from 12 to 16 after Decades of Lobbying from Children’s Rights Activists, in Agence France-Presse via South China Morning Post (December 21, 2020)
- Lawsuit Claims Former Priest Sexually Abused Boy inside Ballantyne Church, by Allison Latos, WSOC-TV (December 21, 2020)
- In Ewtn Interview, Cardinal Pell Discusses Acquittal, Vatican Finances, in Catholic News Agency (December 21, 2020)
- Priestly Faculties for Father Jeffrey Finley, Cpps, Removed by Diocese of Oakland, in Catholic Voice (Diocese of Oakland) (December 20, 2020)
- Syracuse Diocese Bankruptcy Case: 162 Sexual Abuse Claims from Child Victims Act, by Anthony Borelli, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin via Utica Observer-Dispatch (December 22, 2020)
- Time Running out for Some Sex Abuse Victims to File Suit, by Howard Fischer, Arizona Capitol Times (December 21, 2020)
- Sister Abhaya Murder: 28 Years On, Kerala Catholic Priest, Nun Convicted, by Sneha Mary Koshy, NDTV (December 22, 2020)
- Nuns pimped out boys to priests and politicians who would rape the children as other men watched at German children's home, it emerges as victim wins compensation battle, by Rachael Bunyan, Daily Mail (December 22, 2020)
- Kerala: Priest and nun found guilty in 28-year-old Abhaya murder case, by Arjun Raghunath, Deccan Herald (December 22, 2020)
- Lawsuit alleges LDS Church, leaders knew of child sex abuse but failed to report it, by Larry D. Curtis, KUTV (December 21, 2020)
- Francis warns Vatican officials their conflicts polarize Catholic Church, by Joshua J. Mcelwee, National Catholic Reporter (December 21, 2020)

December 23

- German Nuns Were ‘pimps’ for Sick Priests, Says Sexual Abuse Victim, by Hannah Sparks, New York Post (December 23, 2020)
- Almost Five Years after Abuse Reports Shut Eagleton School, Some Plaintiffs Have Been Paid, by Heather Bellow, Berkshire Eagle (December 23, 2020)
- Survivors of Abuse in Care of the Catholic Church Say Their Voices Matter, by Andrew McRae, Radio New Zealand (December 23, 2020)
- Survivor Calls on Trudeau to Release St. Anne's Residential-school Abuse Documents, by Maan Alhmidi, Canadian Press via Kamloops This Week (December 23, 2020)
- Faith Group Linked to Amy Coney Barrett Urges Leaders to Report Sexual Abuse Claims, by Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian (December 23, 2020)
- Indian Priest and Nun Convicted of Convent Killing after Three Decades, in Agence France-Presse via (December 23, 2020)
- New Orleans Archdiocese Owes Catholics Acknowledgment, Promise Not to Fail Again, in (December 23, 2020)
- Former Rep. Katie Hill sues ex-husband, Daily Mail, over 'nonconsensual porn', by Andrew Blankstein, Yahoo (December 22, 2020)
- Sexual abuse allegation against former Catholic priest recanted, in CBS19 NEWS (December 23, 2020)
- Catholic Church's insurance company in financial trouble over abuse payouts, by Chris Vedelago, Sydney Morning Herald (December 22, 2020)
- New sexual abuse allegation surfaces against former Charlotte priest Robert Yurgel, by Michael Gordon, Charlotte Observer (December 22, 2020)
- Life-term for priest and nun accused in Abhaya murder case, by Arjun Raghunath, Deccan Herald (December 23, 2020)
- Diocese to hire another law firm in defending against AG's lawsuit, by Jay Tokasz, Buffalo News (December 23, 2020)

December 24

- At Last, People Are Talking about the Needs of Children of Priests, by Carina Murphy, The Tablet (December 17, 2020)
- Time for Catholic Bishops to Be Transparent about All Alleged Abusers, in (December 21, 2020)
- Sex-abuse Scandals in the Sbc: Don’t Ever Believe They Care, by Captain Cassidy, Patheos (December 23, 2020)
- Priest, Nun Convicted of 1992 Murder of Indian Woman Religious, in Catholic News Service via Crux (December 23, 2020)

December 25

- Oakland Priest Ousted for Alleged ‘boundary Violations’ with Man, by Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle (December 24, 2020)
- A Christmas Gift, in (December 25, 2020)
- Sspx Teacher on Trial for Abusing 13 Children, by Christine Niles, Church Militant (blog) (December 24, 2020)
- Justice in Limbo for Sex Abuse Survivors, by Paige Taylor, The Australian (December 26, 2020)
- Abuse Victim Says German Nuns Rented out Children for Sex, by Barry Duke, Patheos (December 24, 2020)
- Rev. Sylvio Lacar Removed from Public Ministry, in Grandin Media (December 15, 2020)

December 26

- Denver’s Samaritan House looks to its future following abuse allegations against co-founder Father Woody, by Hannah Metzger, Colorado Politics (December 25, 2020)
- [News Release] Government Accountability Project Praises D.C. City Council for Unanimous Passage of the Ombudsperson for Children Establishment Amendment Act of 2020, in Government Accountability Project (December 22, 2020)
- Bishop Byrne discusses what he’d like to accomplish in 2021, by Hector Molina, WWLP-TV (December 25, 2020)
- A New Cardinal in D.C.: Celebrating Cardinal Wilton Gregory’s appointment, by Katie Daniels, Commonweal (December 25, 2020)
- Crisis Episode 10: Bishops’ Accountability, in The Catholic Project / Catholic University of America (December 21, 2020)

December 27

- Edmonton priest released from duties after discovery of past sexual assault allegation, by Slav Kornik, Global News (December 26, 2020)
- Edmonton Catholic priest removed under allegations of historic sexual abuse of minor, by Lauren Boothby, EdmontJournal (December 27, 2020)
- Ampleforth, the ‘Catholic Eton’, admits it failed to protect its pupils, by Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times of London (December 27, 2020)
- The abusive wolves in our midst ... sexual abuse in the church, by Walt Mueller, CPYU (December 23, 2020)

December 28

- Jailing of killer priest, nun fuels crisis in India's Catholic Church, on The (December 27, 2020)
- Abuse survivors speak at redress hearing, in NZ Catholic (December 28, 2020)
- Report documents steady, meaningful progress on safeguarding, in Catholic Outlook (Diocese of Parramatta) (December 28, 2020)
- 'Catholic Eton' apologises for failing to prevent boys being abused, by Steve Doughty, Daily Mail (December 28, 2020)
- Poles losing faith in once mighty Catholic Church, in Agence France-Presse via France 24 (December 28, 2020)
- Damning decision, by Ryan Cooke, CBC News (December 28, 2020)

December 29

- Ncr's Top 10 Most Read News Stories of 2020, by Stephanie Yeagle, National Catholic Reporter (December 28, 2020)
- Mormon Church Sued for Alleged Role in Boy Scouts Sex Abuse, by Terry Tang, Associated Press (December 28, 2020)
- Top Five Catholic Dogs That Didn’t Bark in 2020, by John L. Allen, Crux (December 27, 2020)
- Mccarrick Report Shows a Church Infected with Unchecked Clericalism, by Lisa Fullam, National Catholic Reporter (December 29, 2020)
- Allegations of Abuse Within the Convent Walls, by Jessica Blank, (December 28, 2020)
- Attorneys for Alleged Church Sex Abuse Victim Ask Court to Unseal Deposition of Accused Priest, by Kimberly Curth, WVUE-TV, Channel 8 (December 28, 2020)
- Former Cape Pastor Indicted on Rape, Assault and Battery Charges, by Jessica Hill, Cape Cod Times (December 14, 2020)
- Boarding Schools Fleeing Abuse Claims in Other States Find ‘promised Land’ in Missouri, by Laura Bauer and July L. Thomas, Kansas City Star (December 27, 2020)

December 30

- Covid-19 Caused Problems for German Church, but Other Issues Arose in 2020, in Catholic News Service via National Catholic Reporter (December 29, 2020)
- New Year and Many Old Issues: Catholic Storylines Journalists Need to Keep an Eye on in 2021, by Dennis Shanahan, The Australian (December 30, 2020)
- New Year and Many Old Issues: Catholic Storylines Journalists Need to Keep an Eye on in 2021i Am Not a Very Good Prognosticator. Yet This Is the Time of Year That Forces Many Journalists to Do Just That., by Clemente Lisi, GetReligion (December 29, 2020)
- Head of German Bishops, Self-described Conservative, Calls for Change, in Catholic News Service via National Catholic Reporter (December 29, 2020)
- German Nuns Were Paid to "Drag" Children to Be Sexually Abused by Predatory Catholic Priests, Court Documents Allege, by Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, The Insider (December 29, 2020)
- Former KC priest who was the subject of multiple child sexual abuse lawsuits has died, by Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star (December 30, 2020)
- As deadline nears, adults flood Arizona courts with lawsuits alleging childhood sex abuse, by Lauren Castle, Arizona Republic (December 30, 2020)
- Coronavirus, elections, and McCarrick dominate 2020 in U.S., by John Lavenburg, Crux (December 30, 2020)

December 31

- Da's Report Details Allegations against New Bedford Priest; Attorney Calls It "Mistaken Identity", by Kiernan Dunlop, Standard Times (December 29, 2020)
- Incoming Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell Faces Daunting Job, by Patsy McGarry, Irish Times (December 29, 2020)
- Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Dermot Farrell As Head of Dublin Archdiocese, by Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency (December 29, 2020)
- Pope Names Ossory Bishop to Head Dublin, Ireland's Largest Diocese, by Sarah Mac Donald, Catholic News Service via National Catholic Reporter (December 29, 2020)
- Dublin Archbishop Who Helped Ireland Heal from Abuse Retires, in Associated Press (December 29, 2020)
- "Catholic Eton" Ampleforth College in Yorkshire May Be Forced to Close If Ban on New Students Is Not Lifted, Says Head, by Robyn Vinter, Yorkshire Post (December 30, 2020)
- Notorious Catholic Priest Dies in Missouri, in SNAP (December 30, 2020)
- Sc’s Catholic Bishop Guglielmone to Seek Resignation Wednesday on 75th Birthday, by Rickey Ciapha Dennis, Post and Courier (December 29, 2020)
- Retired Priest, Religion Teacher Accused of Sexual Relationship with Teenager in 1977, by Kelly Wiley, (December 30, 2020)
- Add Racism to Church's Sex-abuse Scandals, by David McGrath, Duluth News Tribune (December 13, 2020)

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