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Bishops to Vote on Funding for Study of Causes and Context of Clergy Sexual Abuse
   - USNewswire, October 26, 2004

Suit Reaches New Heights: the Vatican
  - Portland Oregonian, December 11, 2005

In Strong Terms, Rome Is to Ban Gays as Priests
   - New York Times, Nov., 23, 2005

U.S. Asks Court to Dismiss Abuse Suit That Names Pope
   - Associated Press, September 21, 2005

Vatican Papers Spark Debate
   - Worcester Telegram, August28, 2005

Vatican Reportedly Drops Probe of Mexican Cleric
   - Boston Globe, May 23, 2005

Chicagoan's Vatican Protest Leads to Frenzy
   - Chicago Sun-Times, April 11, 2005

Law Leads Mass in Rome, Some Protest
   - New York Times, April 12, 2005

Mourning for Pope Brings Cardinal Law Back into Public Eye
   - Boston Globe, April 7, 2005

Debate Continues Over Pope's Response to Sex-Abuse Scandal
   - Washington Post, April 3, 2005

Pope Urges N.E. Bishops to Reach Out to Priests
- Boston Globe, September 3, 2004

Vatican Paper a Key to Abuse Suits
- Worcester Telegram, August 24, 2004

Reaction Mixed Over Cardinal Law's New Rome Duties
- Washington Times, August 16, 2004

Lawsuits Allege Vatican Concealed Sexual Abuse
- Associated Press, July 11, 2004

Vatican Appoints Cardinal Law to Head Rome Basilica
- May 27, 2004

Book Reveals Patron Saint Covered Up for Child Abusers
- April 15, The Guardian, UK

Report Criticizes U.S. Church's Policy on Child Abuse
     - Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2004

Pope: Be Fair to Priests
    - Associated Press, February 6, 2004

What Singer Lauryn Hill Told the Vatican
    - The London Mirror, December 16, 2003

The Pope's Darkest, Silent Hours
    - Taipei Times, October 17, 2003

Diplomatic Immunity? Predatory Priests Shouldn't be Vatican Envoys
    - Dallas Morning News, Sept. 3, 2003

Vatican Elevated Abusive Ohio Priest
    - Dallas Morning News, August 30, 2003

Clergy Sex Abuse - the Trail Leads to Rome
     - By Jason Berry, January 2002

Experts Debate Effects of Milwaukee Priests' Celibacy Letter
    - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 20,

Canon Law Newsletters Show Document Discussions
    - By Kathy Shaw, Worcester Telegram,
    August 21, 2003

Vatican Ordered Abuse Cover-up
    -BBC News, August 17, 2003

Secrecy Called a Vatican Mindset
    - by Kathy Shaw, Worcester Telegram,
    August 12, 2003






Pope John Paul II greets German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 6, 2004. The pope called for fairness in judging priests accused of sex abuse but said the predominant need was to protect the young. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, ho)

Cardinal Bernard Law waves to the faithful at the end of a ceremony for Our Lady of the Snows, in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, August 5, 2004. It was Law's first public mass since he was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in the U.S. over a sexual abuse scandal in December 2002. Law was put in charge of the prestigious St. Mary Major Basilica earlier this year by Pope John Paul. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi


Lawyers Allege Evidence Supports Vatican Cover-up
    - by Richard Nangle, Worcester Telegram,
    July 31, 2003

Pope Names New Philadelphia Archbishop
    -Associated Press, July 15, 2003

Bishop Vacancies Occupy Catholic Church
    - USAToday, July 12, 2003

Vatican Reaffirms Celibacy for Priests
    - Associated Press, June 29, 2003

Canon Lawyer Explains Church Tribunals
     - By Kathleen A. Shaw, Worcester     Telegram & Gazette, December 6, 2002

Vatican Cardinal Says Gays Shouldn't Be Priests
     - Associated Press, December, 6, 2002

Catholic Leadership Looking to the Past as a Response to Scandal
     - New York Times, November 16, 2002

Pope Laments Sexual Abuse by Priests
     Associated Press, July 28, 2002

Pope Calls Sex Abuse by Priests a Crime
     - Associated Press, April 23, 2002

Pontiff Reaffirms Rules on Celibacy
     By Charles Sennott
     - Boston Globe, April 21, 2002

Pope Calls Priestly Pedophilia Worst Form of Evil
     - Reuters, March 21, 2002

Vatican Playing Catch-up on Pedophilia
     - San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 20, 2002

Catholic Church Issues Sex Abuse Rule
     - Associated Press, January 12, 2002

Doctrinal Congregation Takes Control of Priestly Pedophilia Cases
     By John Thavis
      - Catholic News Service, December 5, 2001



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