Sexual Abuse by Clergy
(see also Catholic Theocracy, Legion of Christ & Catholic Church Reform)
Grand Jury Findings. Ralph Cipriano, Natonal Catholic Reporter (10/7/05). Philadelphia cardinals "excused & enabled abuse, covered up crimes."
Abuse in the Catholic Church. Boston Globe Spotlight Investigation. Continuing coverage since scandal broke in 2002.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Faith Trust Institute (previously Center for the Prevention of Sexual & Domestic Violence).
Restoring Trust: Clergy Sexual Abuse. US Catholic Bishops' Letter & associated documents.
Ruether, Rosemary Radford. "Abuse a consequence of historic wrong turn," National Catholic Reporter (6/7/02):19.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bausch, William J. Breaking Trust: A Priest Looks at the Scandal of Sexual Abuse (?: Twenty-Third, 2002).
Berry, Jason & Gerald Renner. Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II (NY: Free Press, 2004). Details on case of Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel Degollado.
Bruni, Frank & Elinor Burkett. A Gospel of Shame: Children, Sexual Abuse & the Catholic Church (NY: Perennial, 2002).
Dokecki, Paul R. The Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis: Reform & Renewal in the Catholic Community (Washington: Georgetown, 2004).
Flynn, Katherine A. The Sexual Abuse of Women by Members of the Clergy (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2003).
France, David. Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal (NY: Broadway, 2004).
Frawley-O'Dea, Mary Gail. Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church (Nashville: Vanderbilt U., 2007).
Goode, Helen. Time to Listen: Confronting Child Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy in Ireland (Dublin: Liffey, 2003).
Greeley, Andrew M. Priests: A Calling in Crisis (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2004).
Kelly, Jane, PBVM. Taught to Believe the Unbelievable: A New Vision of Hope for the Catholic Church & Society (Lincoln NE: Writer's Club, 2002).
McCabe, Joseph. The Catholic Church & the Sex Problem: The Stupidity, Futility & Insolence of its Ethic (Ridgefield NJ: Independent, 2002).
Plante, Thomas G. Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests & the Role of the Catholic Church (Westport CT: Greenwood, 2004).
Rediger, G. Lloyd. Beyond the Scandals: A Guide to Healthy Sexuality for Clergy (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003).
Van der Zee, John. Agony in the Garden: Sex, Lies & Redemption from the Troubled Heart of the American Catholic Church (NY: Thunder's Mouth, 2002).
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In the Library: Photography
"Holy Water-Gate: Abuse Cover-Up in the Catholic Church" , dir. Mary Healey-Conlon, 56m. From Filmakers Library.