Catholic Church Reform
(see also Catholic American History, Life & Values, Catholic Theocracy, Sexual Abuse by Clergy, Liberation Theology US, Christian Pacifism & Base Christian Communities)
Super Catholics? Sizing Up the New Lay Movements. Renee M. LaReau, US Catholic 71,2 (2/06):12-17.
Young Fogeys. Andrew Greeley, Atlantic Monthly (1-2/04). On post-Vatican II wave of young conservative priests & their struggle to restore clerical authority in US to pre-Vatican II levels.
Walking with "Women Called". Demetria Martínez, National Catholic Reporter (10/10/03). Genevieve Chávez of Women's Ordination Conference.
Voice of the Faithful. Richard O'Brien, National Catholic Reporter (7/15/02).
US Bishops Let Public Opinion Guide Them This Time. Laurie Goodstein, NY Times (6/16/02). Report from Dallas conference on sexual abuse.
Trying to Restore a Faith. Frank Keating, NY Times (6/15/02).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Boston Globe Spotlight Investigation (On sexual abuse in the Catholic Church).
Call to Action (Independent national organization of Catholic lay people working for church reform, peace & social justice).
Voice of the Faithful ("A prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, though which laity can actively participate in the governance & guidance of the Catholic Church").
Evans, Robin. "Women taking reins in Catholic churches," San Jose Mercury News (8/23/04):1,13.
Kalven, Janet. "Fifteen years of ferment," Monthly Review 36,3 (7-8/84):73-80. On radicalization of religious women.
McClory, Robert. "Catholics on the march," In These Times (1/6/97):24-26. On Call to Action.
Patterson, Margot. "Will fundamentalist Christians & Jews ignite apocalypse?" National Catholic Reporter (10/11/02):13.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bausch, William J. Brave New Church: From Turmoil to Trust (Mystic CT: Twenty-Third, 2001).
Cornwall, John. Breaking Faith: Can the Catholic Church Reform Itself? (NY: Penguin, 2002).
DeBerri, Edward P. Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 2003).
Dolan, Jay P. In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion & Culture in Tension (NY: Oxford, 2003).
Gibson, David. The Coming Catholic Church: How the Faithful are Shaping a New American Catholicism (SF: HarperCollins, 2003).
Gittins, Anthony J. A Presence that Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship (Liguori MO: Liguori, 2002).
Greeley, Andrew. The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins & the Second Vatican Council (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).
Halter, Deborah. The Papal "No": A Comprehensive Guide to the Vatican's Rejection of Women's Ordination (NY: Crossroads, 200?).
Johnson, Elizabeth A. The Church Women Want: Catholic Women in Dialogue (NY: Crossroads, 200?).
Katzenstein, Mary Fainsod. Faithful & Fearless: Moving Feminist Protest Inside the Church & Military (Princeton: Princeton U., 1998).
Kidder, Annemarie S. Women, Celibacy & the Church: Toward a Theology of the Single Life (NY: Crossroads, 2003).
Rius (Eduardo del Rio). El católico preguntón: 222 preguntas que quisiéramos hacer al Papa, pero que nos da pena hacerlo (México: Grijalbo, 2002). Political comic. Questions we'd like to put to the Pope but are too embarrassed to ask.
Steinfels, Peter. A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).
Van Der Zee, John. Agony in the Garden: Sex, Lies & Redemption from the Troubled Heart of the American Church (NY: Nation, 2003).
Weaver, Mary Jo (ed.) What's Left? Liberal American Catholics (Bloomington: U. of Indiana, 1999).
Wolfteich, Claire. American Catholics Through the 20th Century (Chicago, 2001).
Wood, Richard L. Faith in Action: Religion, Race, & Democratic Organizing in America (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2002).
In the Library: Fiction
Sulivan, Jean. Eternity, My Beloved (St. Paul MN: River Boat, 1999).
West, Morris. Children of the Sun (London: Heinemann, 1957).