(see also Sexual Abuse by Clergy, Legion of Christ, Opus Dei & Catholic Church Reform)
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.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Chiesa Online (English).
Allen, John L. Jr. “These paths lead to Rome,” National Catholic Reporter (6/2/00):13.
Kovel, Joel. "The Theocracy of John Paul II," Socialist Register (1987): 428-479.
Lernoux, Penny. "The papal spiderweb: Opus Dei & the 'perfect society'," Nation (4/10/89):469, 482-87.
Taylor, Robin. “Pope passed Mexican poor at 50km. an hour,” National Catholic Reporter (5/25/90):9.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Atkin, Nicholas & Frank Tallet. Priests, Prelates and People: A History of European Catholicism Since 1750 (NY: Oxford, 2003).
Collins, Paul. Upon This Rock: The Popes & Their Changing Role (NY: Grossman, 2002).
Cornwall, John. The Pope in Winter: The Dark Face of John Paul II's Papacy (NY: Viking, 2005).
Faulkner, Mary. Superior Authority: Understanding Power in the Catholic Church (Indianapolis: Alpha, 2003).
Greeley, Andrew. Priests: A Calling in Crisis (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2004).
Hebblethwaite, Peter. John XXIII: Pope of the Century (NY: Continuum, 2000).
__________. The Next Pope: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Successor to John Paul II Will Be Selected & Where He Will Lead the Church (London: Fount, 2000).
Jenkins, Philip. The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice (NY: Oxford, 2003).
Kertzer, David I. Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004).
MacEoin, Gary. The Inner Elite: Dossiers of Papal Candidates (Kansas City MO: Andrews & McMeel, 1978).
Manning, Joanna. Take Back the Truth: Confronting Papal Power & the Religious Right (NY: Grossman, 2002).
Nichols, Peter. The Pope's Divisions: The Roman Catholic Church Today (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981).
Pham, John-Peter. Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death & Secession (NY: Oxford, 2004).
Ranke-Heinemann, Uta. Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven: Women, Sexuality & the Catholic Church (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 199?).
Wills, Garry. Papal Sin (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2000). Bishops & Pope handicapped for responding adequately to changing circumstances of modern world by institutional requirement to adhere to previous determinations by Church's magisterium.
__________. Why I Am a Catholic (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2002). Deepens account of history & unreliability of Papacy as centerpiece for Catholic tradition, & explores essentials of faith.
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In the Library: Photography
"Dogma" [1999?], dir. Kevin Smith.
"True Confessions" , dir. Ulu Grosbard, 108m.