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page updated 5-31-14

Sept - Dec 2006 sorted by date, Jan - Aug categorized below:

Bible:

  • January 2, 2006 - Did It Happen? Is It True?, Richard J. Clifford, AMERICA (americamagazine.org), Vol. 194 No. 1

VOTF - General:

  • August 5, 2006 - Voice of Faithful, O’Malley meet, Megan Tench, BOSTON GLOBE
  • July 29, 2006 - O’Malley will meet Voice of the Faithful, Conference Friday seen as symbolic, Michael Paulson, BOSTON GLOBE
  • July 16, 2006 - New leader of Voice of the Faithful hopes to improve dialogue with Diocese, Dan Tepfer, CT POST ONLINE
  • June 24, 2006 - Tri-Region Meeting of CT VOTF Leadership Held in Old Saybrook, Rick Lenz, FARMINGTON VALLEY AFFILIATE
  • June 18, 2006 - Report from the USCCB Conference, Gaile Pohlhaus, National Secretary of VOTF, Los Angeles
  • June 16, 2006 - Members of VOTF Call for Tighter Fiscal Controls, Michael C. Juliano, NORWALK CITIZEN NEWS (CT)
  • June 15, 2006 - Catholic group gathers in support of parish, Susan Shultz, THE DARIEN TIMES (CT)
  • June 15, 2006 - What is the Voice of the Faithful?, Susan Shultz, DARIEN TIMES(CT)
  • June 9, 2006 - VOTF members discuss scandals, Francis X.Fay, Jr, THE HOUR
  • May 30, 2006 - Bishops increasingly accept lay movements, says Vatican official, Carol Glatz, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
  • May 15, 2006 - A message from Long Island VOTF, including a memo from Sister Lauren Hanley
  • April 30, 2006 - Notre Dame theologian backs VOTF on selection of bishops, Francis X. Fay, Jr., THE HOUR
  • March 10, 2006 - Voice of the Faithful members profiled, Survey shows reform group's high level of commitment to church, Chuck Colbert, NCR
  • March 10, 2006 - Missteps raise questions about bishops' reforms on sex abuse, Rachel Zoll, AP
  • February 9, 2006 - Voice of the Faithful: Remaining a Voice of Hope, Thomas Doyle, IN THE VINEYARD
  • February 1, 2006 - Voice of the Faithful supports innocent priests, Janine Zeitlin, NAPLES NEWS (FL)
  • January 7, 2006 - Voice of the Faithful convenes, Francis X. Fay, THE HOUR
  • January 4, 2006 - Dorothy Day Hospitality House receives gift from Catholic group, Brian Saxton, THE NEWS-TIMES (CT)

Victims:

  • August 19, 2006 - Victims demand priests be defrocked, Trevor Wilhelm, THE NATIONAL POST (CAN)
  • August 18, 2006 - Order’s handling of accused priest angers victim group, Tom Heinen, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
  • August 17, 2006 - Lawsuit Filed Against Former Priest with Indianapolis Archdiocese, Mike Corbin, NEWS8, INDIANA
  • August 12, 2006 - Catholic abuse victims offer to settle, John Stucke, THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (WA)
  • August 11, 2006 - Paedophile priests’ victims slam Napier, Pearlie Joubert, MAIL & GUARDIAN (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • August 11, 2006 - Men claim abuse by care home staff, Steve Wright, THIS IS BRADFORD (UK)
  • July 22, 2006 - The Power of Powerlessness, Richard Sipe, SNAP National Conference Address
  • July 5, 2006 - Memory of clerical abuse still haunts author, Danielle Portteus, TOLEDO FREE PRESS
  • June 19, 2006 - Clergy abuse victims not forgotten by time, THE REPUBLICAN
  • May 30, 2006 - Abused children may get more time to sue, Beth Miller, THE NEWS JOURNAL (DE)
  • May 29, 2006 - Priest criticizes Boston archbishop for handling of clergy abuse survivors, Matt C. Abbott, RENEW AMERICA
  • May 21, 2006 - Abuse victims in church cover-up deserve justice, Darren M. Allen, TIMES ARGUS on the web-site of THE RUTLAND HERALD (VT)
  • May 20, 2006 - Church must focus on the real victims, Opinion, BURLINGTON FREE PRESS (VT)
  • May 1, 2006 - Victims of Priest Sex Abuse Scandal Were Selected, Seamus McGraw, Court TV
  • April 29, 2006 - Sex-case priest gets probation, 5 years in plea deal; victim was 9, Bob Jordan, ASBURY PARK PRESS (NJ)
  • April 26, 2006 - Catholic Group Targets Bishops As Abuse Charges Mount, Police Say McCormick Molested Three More Children, nbc5.com
  • April 13, 2006 - Fushek sex charges aren't tossed out, Lawyer claims talks with boys protected by confessional, Jim Walsh, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
  • March 22, 2006 - Group to offer faithful voice for crime victims, Karin Williams, PHOENIXVILLE NEWS (PA)
  • March 9, 2006 - Woman accuses top U.S. bishop of sexual abuse, SPOKANE (WA), USA TODAY
  • March 7, 2006 - Pedophiles among female carers, Natalie O'Brien, THE AUSTRALIAN
  • February 16, 2006 - Diocese settles five sex abuse cases, AP, DES MOINES REGISTER
  • February 13, 2006 - Extend window of justice for sex abuse, Editorial, DenverPost.com
  • February 6, 2006 - Catholic bishops should back justice for abuse victims, Jack Ruhl, Kalamazoo Gazette (MI)
  • February 6, 2006 - Church accuser confronts Bishop Murphy after Mass, Eden Laikin, NEWSDAY (NY)
  • February 4, 2006 - Saving face trumps saving children, Sue Ontiveros, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  • February 1, 2006 - Spokane Diocese offers $45.7 million  to settle sex-abuse claims, Nicholas K. Geranios, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
  • January 11, 2006 - Clergy sex-abuse victims rally, Dan Ring, THE REPUBLICAN
  • January 11, 2006 - Bishop Says Priest Abused Him as Teenager,  Alan Cooperman, WASHINGTON POST
  • January 5, 2006 - Don't let Michigan courts bury priest sex abuse cases,  Justin C. Ravitz, DETROIT NEWS
  • January 4, 2006 - N.Y. High Court Confronts Implications of Liability for Old Abuse  Cases, John Caher, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
  • January 3, 2006 - Court to Rule on Time Limits in Priest Sex-Abuse Suits, Andy Newman, NEW YORK TIMES

Financial Accountability:

  • August 31, 2006 - Father Fay, former pastor, breaks his silence, Susan Shultz, Darien Times (CT)
  • August 31, 2006 - Father Mike leaves St. Johns and the priesthood, Susan Shultz, Darien Times (CT)
  • August 31, 2006 - Madden would need bishops help to leave priesthood, Susan Shultz, Darien Times (CT)
  • August 31, 2006 - Priest on leave accused of stealing from parish coffers, The Morning Call (PA)
  • August 30, 2006 - Whistle-blower leaves parish, quits priesthood, Donna Porstner, Stamford Advocate
  • August 24, 2006 - St. John investigation: More evidence uncovered, Susan Schultz, Darien Times (CT)
  • August 21, 2006 - Former Church CFO Indicted by FBI, Marie Leone, CFO.com, CLEVELAND (OH)
  • August 9, 2006 - Audit details Fay’s spending habits, Susan Schultz, DARIEN TIMES
  • August 9, 2006 - Bishop’s reaction to audit: Fay's thefts are 'tragic event', Susan Schultz, DARIEN TIMES
  • August 9, 2006 - Wendelboe links church mergers to priest child abuse, BOSTON.COM, ASHLAND (NH)
  • August 1, 2006 - Vatican: Suppressed parish's assets must go to receiving church, not diocese, Jerry Filteau, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
  • July 29, 2006 - Auditors Say Priest Took $1.4 Million Before Ouster, Alison Leigh Cowan
  • July 20, 2006 - Priest’s Laptop Taken From Darien Church, Alison Leigh Cowan, NY TIMES
  • July 17, 2006 - Darien case spotlights church problem , Angela Carella, STAMFORD ADVOCATE
  • July 13, 2006 - Abuse witnesses muzzled?, Priest's e-mail: Diocese attorney told 3 church workers to be 'less than honest', Dave Janoski, TIMES LEADER (PA)
  • July 9, 2006 - Before the Downfall of a Priest, a Fondness for the Good Life, Alison Leigh Cowan, NY TIMES
  • July 6, 2006 - St. John Parish’s future remains ‘hopeful’, DARIEN TIMES
  • July 6, 2006 - Father Mike is new chaplain, DARIEN TIMES
  • July 7, 2006 - U.S. dioceses facing financial squeeze, foundation leader says, THE TIDINGS (CA)
  • June 29, 2006 - Nun Accused of Stealing $300G Turns Self In, Associated Press, HARTFORD COURANT
  • June 18, 2006 - Bookkeeper details priest's spending spree, Angela Carella and Donna Porstner, STAMFORD ADVOCATE
  • June 3, 2006 - Priest Faces Federal Investigation, Brian J. Foster, DARIEN NEWS-REVIEW (CT)
  • May 29, 2006 - Priest Spent as Diocese Grew Wary of Expenses, Alison Leigh Cowan, NY TIMES
  • May 26, 2006 - Voice of the Faithful members take issue with priest’s dismissal, Francis X. Fay, Jr., THE HOUR
  • May 25, 2006 - A Private Eye and the Case of a High-Living Priest.  Alison Leigh Cowan, NEW YORK TIMES
  • May 23, 2006 - Second Roman Catholic priest resigns amid investigation, WFSB, STAMFORD (CT)
  • May 19, 2006 - Priest’s Troubles Stun Connecticut Church, Stacey Stowe, NEW YORK TIMES
  • May 17, 2006 - Darien Priest Resigns Amid Allegations, AP, HARTFORD COURANT

Priests/Nuns/Religious/Teachers:

  • August 31, 2006 - A Choice for New York Priests in Abuse Cases, Andy Newman, NY Times
  • August 15, 2006 - Convicted priest seeks early release from prison, Cheryl Wittenauer, AP, BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT (IL)
  • August 3, 2006 - Priest pleads to abusing 47 girls, Lee Palser, THE WINDSOR STAR, Canada.com
  • August 3, 2006 - Priestly misconduct found, Dave Bakke, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER (IL)
  • July 30, 2006 - Habits hard to break, Carolyn Kessel Stewart, METROWEST DAILY NEWS (MA)
  • July 30, 2006 - A former priest stands accused, Robert King, INDIANAPOLIS STAR
  • July 29, 2006 - Priest who fled to Italy will be extradited, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
  • July 28, 2006 - Priest’s removal atypical, Dave Janoski, TIMES LEADER (PA)
  • July 9, 2006 - Letters indicate troubling Ochoa behavior, Martin Espinoza, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (CA)
  • July 7, 2006 - A Blessing Behind The Walls, Frances Grandy Taylor, HARTFORD COURANT
  • July 1, 2006 - What Ochoa left behind tells a story, Martin Espinoza, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (CA)
  • June 24, 2006 - A duty to push the debate, Mirko Petricevic, THE RECORD (CAN)
  • June 22, 2006 - Teacher nabbed in Internet sting, Susan Shultz, DARIEN TIMES (CT)
  • June 16, 2006 - The Vatican and Father Maciel, Rev. Richard P. McBrien, THE TIDINGS
  • June 12, 2006 - Former New Mexico priest agrees to plea deal, BOSTON GLOBE
  • June 10, 2006 - Pain remains for priest who says he was abused as a child, Ariel Zangla, DAILY FREEMAN (NY)
  • June 7, 2006 - One true priest, André Coleman, PASADENA WEEKLY
  • June 3, 2006 - Monsignor facing sex charges wins delay, AP, ARIZONA DAILY STAR
  • May 26, 2006 - The sad truth about Maciel, Editorial, NCR
  • May 20, 2006 - Conservative Order Faces Tough Future, John Christoffersen, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
  • May 14, 2006 - The sins of the Father, TOLEDO BLADE
  • May 2, 2006 - Taft signs bill requiring clergy to report abuse, AP, THE BEACON JOURNAL
  • April 28, 2006 - Examine the clergy culture, Editorial, NCR
  • April 21, 2006 - Defrocked priest housed by SHU president, Daniel Tepfer, CT POST ONLINE
  • April 13, 2006 - No common profile of priest abusers found, Jerry Filteau, NCR
  • March 30, 2006 - Ex-chaplain removed from priesthood, Post staff report, THE CINCINNATI POST
  • March 29, 2006 - Perv Rev. Told to Avoid Kids, Alex Ginsberg, NEW YORK POST
  • March 20, 2006 - Suppressed society of priests surfaces in South America, Tom Kane, THE RIVER REPORTER (PA)
  • March 18, 2006 - This life: Sins of the fathers, Alf McCreary, BELFAST TELEGRAPH
  • March 8, 2006 - Not in Good Standing, A Houston priest is suspended after decades of molestation accusations, Craig Malisow, HOUSTON PRESS
  • March 7, 2006 - Pope laicizes former Putnam parish priest, Rev. Bissonette defrocked for sexual abuses, Kathleen A. Shaw, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (MA)
  • March 3, 2006 - Don’t scapegoat Father Lasch,  THE OBSERVER-TRIBUNE (NJ)
  • February, 2006 - The courage of Bishop Walsh, Gerard Moloney, REALITY MAGAZINE (IE)
  • February 17, 2006 - Former Calvert Hall priest sentenced.  Toohey to serve  18 months in jail for abusing two students in 1980s, Mary T.  Robbins, THE JEFFERSONIAN
  • February 16, 2006 - Priest accuses local diocese, Darren Barbee, STAR-TELEGRAM (TX)
  • February 16, 2006 - Priest's term on Vineyard is questioned, Christina Silva, BOSTON GLOBE
  • February 9, 2006 - Mich. prosecutor: fugitive priest captured, AP, PIONEER PRESS
  • February 4, 2006 - Priest cases to stay in state court, Eric Gorski, DENVER POST
  • February 3, 2006 - Expert offers look at troubled minds, souls of abusive priests, Francis X. Fay Jr, THE HOUR (CT)
  • January 27, 2006 - After the Big Chill, Intellectual Freedom & Catholic Theologians, Luke Timothy Johnson, Commonweal Volume CXXXIII, Number 2
  • January 26, 2006 - Open letter from Detroit Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, DETROIT FREE PRESS
  • January 20, 2006 - Ex-Priest Is Arrested in Abuse Case, Jean Guccione and Richard  Winton, LA TIMES
  • January 17, 2006 - Priest's trial on abuse charges set to begin, Stephanie Hoops, VENTURA COUNTY STAR (CA)
  • January 17, 2006 - Sexual abuse isn't what shaped Detroit bishop's life, Laura Berman, THE DETROIT NEWS
  • January 15, 2006 - 'Ultimate predator' remains a priest, Shirley Ragsdale, DES MOINES REGISTER
  • January 10, 2006 - Doing My Christian Duty, Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, THE DERRY JOURNAL (IE) LETTERS
  • January 6, 2006 - Swiss-born theologian Fr. Hans Kung.  He could have been a contender, Robert Blair Kaiser, NCR
  • January 4, 2006 - Former Lubbock Chaplain Fired After Abuse Allegations, KAMC28
    (TX)

Governance & Accountability:

  • August 21, 2006 - Two suburban priests removed from parish, Kevin Roy, ABC 7, CHICAGO (IL)
  • August 20, 2006 - Archbishop promises careful investigation into sex abuse claims against priest, Mary Lolli, MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL (OH)
  • Undated - The Church IS a Democracy, Daniel C. Maguire, Marquette University, religiousconsultation.org
  • August 16, 2006 - Keep the faith, but press charges, Opinion, THE TIMES-STANDARD (CA)
  • August 15, 2006 - No Cornwall gag order, by CP, TORONTO SUN
  • August 15, 2006 - Church’s defense called ‘immoral', Robert King, INDIANAPOLIS STAR
  • August 15, 2006 - Not in my church, Barrington Brennen, NASSAU GUARDIAN (BAHAMAS)
  • August 14, 2006 - Archdiocese blasted for 'hardball' tactics, Robert King, INDIANAPOLIS STAR
  • August 13, 2006 - Bishop Sorry for Not Turning in Priest, THE COLUMBIAN (WA)
  • August 11, 2006 - Cardinal Sin, Editorial, MAIL & GUARDIAN (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • August 11, 2006 - Diocese Will Release Priests’ Files, Raquel Eatmon, CBS 11 News (TX)
  • August 10, 2006 - Franciscans Settle - No Confidentiality Afforded to Abusive Priests, Martha Sadler, THE SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT (CA)
  • August 8, 2006 - Sexual Abuse by Priests, A shocking lack of action, Editorial, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
  • August 6, 2006 - Letter: Church failing on sex abuse, David O'Reilly, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
  • July 26, 2006 - Sordid Accusations Hit Hill County Monastery, First Seen On KXAN: BLANCO (TX)
  • July 24, 2006 - Taking On The Catholic Church, Frances Grandy Taylor, HARTFORD COURANT
  • July 20, 2006 - Lawyer accuses church of hiding documents, TIMES ARGUS (VT)
  • July 17, 2006 - Bishops targeted by group, Bill Zajac, THE REPUBLICAN
  • July 17, 2006 - Take Back Our Church, Robert Blair Kaiser and Rob Miller, www.takebackourchurch.org
  • July 15, 2006 - A legitimate right to debate, Editorial, THE TABLET (UK)
  • July 14, 2006 - Crisis leads to more media savvy, Specialists see improvement in bishops' dealings with press since height of abuse scandal, Tom Carney, NCR
  • July 14, 2006 - Could the Church Have Gotten It Wrong?, Cathleen Kaveny, COMMONWEAL MAGAZINE
  • July 12, 2006 - Slap in the face or on the wrist? – Legionaries stay on task despite penance of its charismatic founder, Michelle Martin, CATHOLIC ONLINE (CA)
  • July 11, 2006 - Action of church questioned, To the editor, HERALD STAR (OH)
  • July 11, 2006 - Morning Note from the Newsroom: The Church Series, THE TIMES LEADER (PA)
  • July 9, 2006 - The sins of our fathers, Dave Janoski, TIMES LEADER (PA)
  • July 8, 2006 - Spokane Diocese tries to clean up “a hell of a mess", Janet I. Tu, SEATTLE TIMES
  • July, 2006 - Zero tolerance for church not reporting abuse, Hope and Larry McNeil, EUREKA TIMES STANDARD (CA)
  • July 4, 2006 - Chesco pastor removed over 1970s abuse case, Craig R. McCoy, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
  • July 1, 2006 - A baptism in business for pastors, laypeople, Michael Paulson, BOSTON GLOBE
  • June 20, 2006 - Sex crime law: What are we waiting for?, Margery Eagan, BOSTON HERALD
  • June 20, 2006 - Church scandal occurred too easily, Editorial, STAMFORD ADVOCATE (CT)
  • June 17, 2006 - Hidden sins of the church, Linda Morris, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (AU)
  • June 16, 2006 - More suits filed in Roncalli High sex case, Patrick Malone, THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN
  • June 16, 2006 - Spin without end in abuse scandal, Editorial, NCR
  • June 15, 2006 - Conflicting Opinions Over Decline of Sex-abuse Allegations, Jay Tokasz, BUFFALO NEWS (NY)
  • June 14, 2006 - Theologian calls U.S. bishops’ lay ministry document best in field, NCR
  • June 11, 2006 - Corporate style shuts out dialogue, Paul Ginnetty, NEWSDAY
  • June 7, 2006 - Federal Court in Oregon Rules That Sex Abuse Suit Against Vatican May Proceed, CNW, PORTLAND, OREGON
  • June 5, 2006 - Lawyer says archdiocese committed fraud by moving priest, Ken Kusmer, FORT WAYNE NEWS-SENTINEL (IN)
  • June 2, 2006 - Chaput's case: correct but not sufficient, Editorial, NCR
  • May 31, 2006 - Lawyer claims ‘intimidation’ tactic by church, Kevin O'Connor, RUTLAND HERALD (VT) on the web-site of Times- Argus (VT)
  • May 28, 2006 - Diocesan suspicions, Opinion, TOLEDO BLADE (OH)
  • May 27, 2006 - Catholic watchdog group wants more public oversight after Darien scandal, news12.com
  • May 25, 2006 - Initiative, accountability and transparency in the modern Church, Bridgeport VOTF Directors: Joseph O’Callaghan, Daniel Sullivan, and Anthony Wiggins, OP-ED
  • May 25, 2006 - Records Sought in Abuse Lawsuit, Jennifer Delson, LA TIMES
  • May 19, 2006 - Pope Shows Independence in Priest Penalty, AP, NEW YORK TIMES
  • May 19, 2006 - Vatican Punishes a Leader After Abuse Charges, Ian Fisher, NEW YORK TIMES
  • May 19, 2006 - Speaker calls for return to election of bishops, Gerald Renner, NCR
  • May 18, 2006 - Vatican To Comment On Sex Abuse Case Against Legionaries Founder, AP, HARTFORD COURANT
  • May, 2006 - According to church teaching, all the people of God have the right—duty, even—to share their opinions on matters concerning the good of the church., Richard R. Gaillardetz, US CATHOLIC
  • May 13, 2006 - Church still hasn’t gotten the message, Opinion, THE BROCKTON ENTERPRISE (MA)
  • May 12, 2006 - No rationale for upheaval in Kansas City, Editorial, NCR
  • May 11, 2006 - Cardinal to make pilgrimage to churches hurt by clergy sex abuse, Denise Lavoie, AP, BOSTON GLOBE
  • May 10, 2006 - Newark priest criticizes Denver archbishop for opposing sex abuse lawsuit bill, Matt C. Abbott, RENEW AMERICA (CO)
  • May 4, 2006 - Troubled Image - Yakima Diocese wrestles with allegations, Jane Gargas, YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC (WA)
  • April 28, 2006 - A scandal deferred, RUTLAND HERALD (VT)
  • April 25, 2006 - Vermont diocese settles suit, Bill Zajac, THE REPUBLICAN
  • April 23, 2006 - A one-way dialogue, Eileen McNamara, BOSTON GLOBE
  • April 23, 2006 - Fixing church, post-scandal, Carol Eisenberg, NEWSDAY
  • April 20, 2006 - Honesty does pay; bishop should try it, Ken Braiterman, CONCORD MONITOR (NH)
  • April 20, 2006 - Not the cardinal’s rules, Editorial, LA TIMES
  • April 19, 2006 - Cardinals and the LawEditorial, NY TIMES
  • April 9, 2006 - The Law of advancement, Eileen McNamara, BOSTON GLOBE
  • April 8, 2006 - Detroit bishop says he’d help support end of Wisconsin limit on abuse suits against church, Tom Heinen, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
  • April 6, 2006 - How the Ohio Legislature Betrayed Child Victims of Clergy Abuse, and How We Can Stop It From Happening Nationwide, Marci Hamilton, Findlaw.com
  • April 6, 2006 - Where are the reforms on sex abuse?, John Salveson, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
  • April 3, 2006 - Church leaders still don't get it, There remains much to be done to protect kids, David J. Braiterman, CONCORD MONITOR
  • April 2, 2006 - Epistles on clergy abuse, Matt C. Abbott, RENEW AMERICA
  • March 31, 2006 - “Fraternal correction” in the US bishops’ scandal, Phil Lawler, special to the Catholic World News
  • March 31, 2006 - Church employs wanton deflection, holy shams, Natalie Costanza-Chavez, THE COLORADAN
  • March 31, 2006 - McCormack should resign, Opinion, EAGLE-TRIBUNE (NH)
  • March 31, 2006 - Catholic watchdog calls for more oversight, Rachel Zoll, AP Religion Writer, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
  • March 31, 2006 - Church lobbyists battle to limit abuse suits, Joe Feuerherd, NCR
  • March 27, 2006 - A window for accountability, Editorial, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
  • March 27, 2006 - Our View: Lift time limits on sex abuse cases, Opinion, THE PATRIOT LEDGER (MA)
  • March 27, 2006 - Absence of moral authority, The clergy's failures are beyond the shame that they bring down on the church, Dennis Byrne, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • March 24, 2006 - Is there a gap between the faith and the church?, James D. Davidson, THE TIDINGS
  • March 22, 2006 - Expert Says Time For Change In Catholic Church, Lisa Hughes, CBS4 Boston
  • March 20, 2006 - Chicago Archdiocese releases findings of priest abuse investigation, Nathaniel Hernandez, BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT
  • March 19, 2006 - The Clergy Abuse Scandal: Why the Response Team?, Louise Vella, THE MALTA INDEPENDENT
  • March 8, 2006 - Priests urge bishop to use mediator, Carol Eisenberg, NEWSDAY
  • March 7, 2006 - Lawyer demands more records in priest abuse case, Sam Hemingway, BURLINGTON FREE PRESS
  • March 4, 2006 - Diocese court records opened, Frank E. Lockwood, LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER (KY)
  • February 27, 2006 - Hold church hierarchy accountable, Eileen P. Flynn, NEWARD STAR LEDGER
  • February 26, 2006 - Bishop flap shows a need to communicate, Fred Snowflack, THE DAILY RECORD (NJ)
  • February 26, 2006 - The wedding present, Brian McGrory, BOSTON GLOBE
  • February 26, 2006 - Attorney investigating clergy pedophile ring was threatened, Matt C. Abbott, RENEW AMERICA
  • February 17, 2006 - Church knew of sex-abuse allegations years ago, Andrew Seymour,  OTTAWA CITIZEN (Can)
  • February 17, 2006 - Local Catholic churches could  lead the way to reform, Kate Irish Collins, KeepMeCurrent.com (ME)
  • February 16, 2006 - Group says Fairbanks diocese is withholding documents in abuse case, AP, KTVA FAIRBANKS
  • February 14, 2006 - Panel OKs sex abuse bill, 50 witnesses testify on measure's  impact on Catholic Church, Jean Torkelson, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
  • February 14, 2006 - Diocese is loser in abuse ruling, Terrie Morgan-Besecker, TIMES LEADER (PA)
  • February 12, 2006 - The problem that hasn't gone away, David Clohessy, DAILY SOUTHTOWN
  • February 11, 2006 - We, the faithful, need answers, Cardinal George, Sue Ontiveros, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  • February 11, 2006 - Trial set in case against diocese, Mark Stodghill, DULUTH (MN) NEWS TRIBUNE
  • February 11, 2006 - Archdiocese should review rules of penance, Ana Menendez, MIAMI HERALD
  • February 9, 2006 - Survey shows Catholics who  give most want more church accountability, Nancy Frazier O'Brien, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
  • February 9, 2006 - Bishop Imesch, in his words, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • February 9, 2006 - Advocates say diocese lied about Soens, Dustin Lemmon, QUAD-CITY TIMES (IA)
  • February 6, 2006 - The evil that lurks undetected, Alfred P. Doblin, NorthJersey.com
  • February 6, 2006 - New turmoil in Catholic Church abuse scandal, Michael Conlon, REUTERS (UK)
  • February, 2006 - Coalition Seeks Truth Regarding Clergy Sexual Abuse, PR Newswire, CALIFORNIA
  • February 5, 2006 - On Long Island, Catholic Church's Shift Draws Critics, Paul Vitello, NY TIMES
  • February 4, 2006 - 4 priests protected by  bishop, Crystal Yednak and David Heinzmann, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • February 3, 2006 - Bishops asked to stop one of  their own, Charlotte Eby, WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS COURIER (IN)
  • February 2, 2006 - McDonnell reaches out in search for bishops.  Help asked in naming bishops., Bill Zajac, THE REPUBLICAN
  • February 1, 2006 - Memo to Bishop Choby: Ditch the Diocesan Denial, Liz Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE
  • January 30, 2006 - Cardinal faces angry  parishioners, Manya A. Brachear, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • January, 2006 - After Ferns...Why clericalism must go!, Sean O’Conaill, REALITY MAGAZINE (IE)
  • January 30, 2006 - Response to “A Blueprint for Change”, Frank D. Almade, AMERICA (americamagazine.org) Vol. 194 No. 3
  • January 25, 2006 - Father Donald Cozzens: How to Build Better Church, Mary Jo  Dangel, ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER (FEB)
  • January 25, 2006 - Cold, hard facts best myth slayers, Editorial, NCR
  • January 20, 2006 - As calendar turns, crisis remains, Editorial, NCR
  • January 7, 2006 - Bishop of Camden to summon the laity, David O'Reilly, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Letters/OpEd:

  • June 29, 2006 - Clergy Sexual Abuse - Letter to U.S. Department of Justice, Debby Bodkin, OpEdNews.com
  • June 23, 2006 - Letter to the Editor, (Bishop emeritus) Leroy T. Matthiesen, NCR
  • June 16, 2006 - Statute of limitations, Letter to the Editor by Gwyn Green, NCR
  • June 11, 2006 - New novel inspired by alleged clergy sex ring, Matt Abbott, Op/Ed, CATHOLIC ONLINE
  • June 5, 2006 - Let's Put Out One Fire Before Jumping to Another!, Debby Bodkin, OpED
  • May 24, 2006 - Diocese Fails Test of Sound Stewardship for Finances, Bridgeport VOTF Directors: Joseph O’Callaghan, Daniel Sullivan, and Anthony Wiggins,OP-ED

Politics:

  • July 24, 2006 - Science versus ethics, James Carroll, BOSTON GLOBE
  • May 3, 2006 - Sex-abuse bill finalized, Key change aims to bar suits based on false claims, Mark P. Couch, DENVER POST
  • March 16, 2006 - Horovitz: What would Jesus do?, Alex Horovitz, THE BEACON

Book Reviews:

  • July 13, 2006 - Lionsgate Signs on to DELIVER US FROM EVIL, Finanzen (CA)
  • July 11, 2006 - Comment: Why the bishops don't want you to read this book, Eugene Cullen Kennedy, RELIGION NEWS SERVICE, KANSAS CITY STAR
  • July 1, 2006 - Book says abuse by priests nothing new, David Yonke, TOLEDO BLADE
  • June 26, 2006 - Abuser becomes church’s accuser, Gina Piccalo, LA TIMES
  • May 5, 2006 - Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes by Thomas P. Doyle, A.W.R. Sipe and Patrick J. Wall, Book Review by Bill Frogameni, NCR

Papacy:

  • March 31, 2006 - What Hasn’t Happened, Excerpt from The Word, John L. Allen, NCR

Legal:

  • August 20, 2006 - Lawyers on both sides of abuse case fight ‘zealously’ for their clients, Stephanie Salter, TRIBUNE-STAR (IN)
  • August 15, 2006 - Monsignor has right to jury trial, judge rules, Gary Grado, EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE
  • August 12, 2006 - Judge criticises church, gives paedophile priest extra 4 years, THE COURIER (AU)
  • August 9, 2006 - High Court in New Jersey Upholds Right to Sue School, Laura Mansnerus, NY TIMES
  • August 9, 2006 - Fed-up family sues bishops, Kevin Harter, PIONEER PRESS
  • August 5, 2006 - 2nd victim discloses settlement in priest abuse, Daniel Tepfer, CT POST ONLINE
  • August 1, 2006 - Diocese settles school sex assault claim, Daniel Tepfer, CT POST ONLINE
  • July 31, 2006 - Over 700 sex-abuse cases awaiting trial, Mark Sauer, Mark Sauer, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER (CA)
  • July 31, 2006 - 12th lawsuit alleges priest abused boy 50-plus times, Ken Kusmer, AP, FORT WAYNE NEWS-SENTINEL (IN)
  • July 28, 2006 - Statute of limitations should run out soon, TROY RECORD (NY)
  • July 26, 2006 - Judge may hear more church cases, Kevin O’Connor, TIMES ARGUS
  • July 24, 2006 - Lawmakers should revise sex-abuse statute, DELCO TIMES (PA)
  • July 20, 2006 - Looking for justice in church abuse case, but it may never be found, PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS
  • July 20, 2006 - Catholic clergy sex abuse lawsuits settled, AP, THE GAINESVILLE SUN (FL)
  • July 18, 2006 - Where, sadly, the buck stops, Editorial, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
  • July 17, 2006 - Supreme Court Sends Priest Sex Case Back To Superior Court, AP, HARTFORD COURANT
  • July 17, 2006 - Justice is put on hold, Editorial, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
  • July 14, 2006 - The double standard in child sexual abuse, Dennis Steinman, THE OREGONIAN
  • July 7, 2006 - Clergy Sexual Abuse; Violence Against Children Act 2006 (VACA), Debby Bodkin, OpEdNews.com
  • July 5, 2006 - Priest gets five years for abusing altar boys, Paul Legall, THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR (CAN)
  • July 2, 2006 - A worthy compromise, Boston Herald editorial staff
  • July 1, 2006 - Lawmakers may up statute of limitations for sex abuse crimes, TIMES ARGUS (VT)
  • July 1, 2006 - Sex-offender registry takes shape, Jim Provance, TOLEDO BLADE
  • June 29, 2006 - Because time won’t heal all: State must end statute of limitations on child sex abuse, Jetta Bernier and Jeffrey Dion, BOSTON HERALD

Laity:

  • June 27, 2006 - Catholic Church Restructuring Already Happening, Steven M. Sweeney, THE POST-JOURNAL (NY)
  • March 24, 2006 - THE LAST WORD - Trust the Laity, Luke Timothy Johnson, COMMONWEAL, March 24, 2006 / Volume CXXXIII, Number 6 

Attitudes:

  • April 6, 2006 - Lenten reflection: 'Humility is difficult', Jim Wallis, SOJOURNERS

Worship:

  • June 30, 2006 - Jarring history of the liturgy wars, Editorial, NCR

Catholic Education:

  • April 14, 2006 - Model approach at Notre Dame, Editorial, NCR
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