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Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church - To bring about substantive structural change in the Catholic Church, ARCC seeks to institutionalize a collegial understanding of Church in which decision-making is shared and accountability is realized among Catholics of every kind and condition.

Behind the Pine Curtin - Established and maintained by Patrick Marker, a former  student of St. John's, who was abused by a monk and discovered that many other students suffered similar abuse. He was the Whistle-blower who made the problem public and was appointed to the External Review Board in 2002. 

Boston Globe - Spotlight Investigation on Abuse in the Catholic Church

Center for Action and Contemplation - The Center's purpose would be to serve not only as a forum for peaceful, non-violent social change but also as a radical voice for renewal and encouragement.

Call To Action - works for the kind of church personified by Pope John XXIII, glimpsed at the Second Vatican Council, outlined at the US Bishops' 1976 Call To Action conference, proclaimed by 20,000 signers in CTA's "Call for Reform in the Catholic Church" (New York Times, Ash Wednesday, 1990) and encouraged by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin in his Catholic Common Ground initiative. 

Commonweal Magazine - an independent journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics.

CORPUS - A ministerial faith community, rooted in a strong Eucharistic commitment, promoting an expanded and renewed priesthood of married and single men and women in the Catholic Church.

Crusade Against Clergy Abuse - Dedicated to the memory of Dan and James as well as the countless victims of clergy abuse

Deliver us from Evil - A powerful movie that focuses on a northern California priest, Father Oliver O'Grady, who admits on camera to being an active pedophile who was harbored by the church for more than 30 years

DignityUSA - Founded in 1969 works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support.

Directory of Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy - Comprehensive current and historical information about the bishops and dioceses.

Fortunate Families - Catholic parents with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children supporting others like us to affirm, celebrate and seek equality for our families.  Our faith journey calls us to strive for justice for all our children.

FutureChurch - A national coalition of parish-centered Catholics who seek the full participation of all baptized Catholics in the life of the Church. - a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of homosexuality, particularly as it relates to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

National Catholic Reporter - independent, journalistic outlet for Catholics and others who struggle with the complex moral and societal issues of the day.

National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management - An organization of laity, religious and clergy working together to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. by greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center - serves as the nation's principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence.

National Survivor Advocate Coalition

New Ways Ministry - a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.

Patrick J. Wall - Clergy Abuse and the Catholic Church

Recovery Village - PTSD Support

Robert Blair Kaiser (1931 - 2015) Journalist and inveterate church lover and critic. "Ever since his coverage of Vatican II for Time magazine, Robert Blair Kaiser's journalism has illuminated the darkest corners of  the Church."

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - a self-help organization of men and women who were sexually abused by spiritual elders (Catholic priests, brothers, nuns, ministers, teachers, etc). Members find healing and empowerment by joining with other survivors.

Voice of the Faithful - formed in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis to provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, through which the Faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church.

Other Sites: to aid in your research.

Clergy Sexual Abuse - as found on Google Scholar
US Conf of Catholic Bishops

 Pictured from Left to Right: Fr. Thomas Doyle, Jeffrey Anderson Esq., Jeanne Miller Esq., A.W. Richard Sipe, Fr. Andrew M. Greeley, Jason Berry.

First national meeting of victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse Chicago, 1992
Pictured from left to right:
Fr. Thomas Doyle, Jeffrey Anderson Esq., Jeanne Miller Esq.,
A.W. Richard Sipe, Fr. Andrew M. Greeley, Jason Berry.