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.
Bishop 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
InformedConscience.com - 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.
Robert Blair Kaiser - "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 from the Desert - Supporting survivors of clergy sexual abuse and examining the cover up, causes, and effects of that abuse
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.
First national meeting of victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuseChicago, 1992Pictured from left to right: Fr. Thomas Doyle, Jeffrey Anderson Esq., Jeanne Miller Esq., A.W. Richard Sipe, Fr. Andrew M. Greeley, Jason Berry.