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.
Geoffrey Robinson - "Through the story of sexual abuse and
the church's response, I came to the unshakable belief that within
the Catholic Church there absolutely must be profound and enduring
change on the two subjects of power and sex"
Boston Globe - Spotlight Investigation on Abuse in the
Center for Action and Contemplation -
The Centerís 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.
- 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. Click here for
Church reform highlights.
an independent journal of opinion
edited and managed by lay Catholics.
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
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
- 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
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
FutureChurch - A national coalition of parish-centered
Catholics who seek the full participation of all baptized Catholics
in the life of the Church.
Dr. Jaime Romo
- An independent consultant
in Leadership Development for Churches, Schools and values driven
organizations centering on Safe Child practices, and proactive
professional development related to Role Management, Establishing
Professional Boundaries and the Appropriate use of Authority.
a nonprofit educational organization
dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of
homosexuality, particularly as it relates to the teachings of the
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.
Violence Resource Center - serves as the nationís principle
information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual
National Survivor Advocate Coalition Newsletter -
Steve Sheehan, publisher
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.
J. Wall - Clergy Abuse
and the Catholic Church
Portland Priest Abuse Document Archives
Robert Blair Kaiser -
"Ever since his coverage of Vatican II for Time magazine, Robert
Blair Kaiser's journalism has illuminated the darkest corners of
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 from the
Desert - Supporting survivors of clergy sexual abuse and
examining the cover up, causes, and effects of that abuse
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.