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On the Web: Articles

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.

Meeting Here Could Lead to Priest "Union". Tom Heinen & Mary Zahn, Milwaukee Journal (8/21/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Celibacy is the Issue.

National Federation of Priests' Councils.

In the Library: Articles

Egan, Harvey F. “Celibacy a vague old cross on priestly backs,” National Catholic Reporter (5/12/95).

Lampman, Jane. "A married priesthood?" Christian Science Monitor (9/4/03):11,14

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Atkin, Nicholas & Frank Tallet. Priests, Prelates and People: A History of European Catholicism Since 1750 (NY: Oxford, 2003).

Bleichner, Howard. View from the Altar: Reflections on the Rapidly Changing Catholic Priesthood (NY: Crossroads, 200?).

Greeley, Andrew M. Priests: A Calling in Crisis (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2004).

Hoge, Dean R. The Future of Catholic Leadership: Responses to the Priest Shortage (Kansas City MO: Sheed & Ward, 1987).

__________. The First Five Years of the Priesthood: A Study of Newly Ordained Catholic Priests (Collegeville MN: Liturgical, 2002). Half of today's newly ordained priests oppose clerical marriage, see themselves as fundamentally different from laity, & wish lay people were "better educated to respect authority of priest's word." Two thirds oppose ordaining women; & they are more likely than older priests to believe that birth control, masturbation & both premarital & homosexual sex are always wrong. Seriously out of touch with today's American Catholic laity.

__________ & Jacqueline E. Wenger. Evolving Visions of the Priesthood: Changes from Vatican II to the Turn of the New Century (Collegeville MN: Liturgical, 2003).

Jenkins, Philip. Pedophiles & Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis (NY: Oxford, 1996).

Nygren, David J. & Miriam Ukeritis. The Future of Religious Orders in the US: Transformation & Commitment (Westport CT: Praeger, 1993).

Schoenherr, Richard A. Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood & the Future of the Catholic Church (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Sipe, A.W. Richard. Sex, Priests & Power: Anatomy of a Crisis (NY: Brunner/Mazel, 1995).

In the Library: Fiction

Bernanos, Georges. The Diary of a Country Priest (NY: Macmillan, 1948).

__________. The Imposter (Imposture) [??] (trans. J.C. Whitehouse; Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1999).

Bolaño, Roberto. By Night in Chile (De noche en Chile) (trans. Chris Andrews; London: Harvill, 2003).

Burke, Paul. Father Frank (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2001).

Cooney, John. Acts of Contrition (NY: Crown, 1991).

Disch, Thomas. The Priest: A Gothic Romance (NY: Knopf, 1995).

Greeley, Andrew M. Fall from Grace (NY: Putnam, 1993).

__________. The Priestly Sins (NY: Forge, 2004).

Isler, Alvin. Clerical Errors: A Novel (NY: Scribner, 2001).

Keneally, Thomas. The Office of Innocence (London: Sceptre, 2002). Challenges to an Australian priest ministering during World War II.

MacLaverty, Bernard. Lamb (NY: W.W. Norton,. 1997).

McInerny, Ralph M. Desert Sinner (NY: St. Martin's, 1992).

__________. The Red Hat: A Novel (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1998).

O'Doherty, Brian. The Deposition of Father McGreevy (NY: Turtle Point, 1999).

Powers, J.F. Morte d'Urban (NY: NY Review, 2000).

Queiros, Eça de. The Crime of Father Amaro (O crime do Padre Amaro) [1875] (trans. Nan Flanagan; Manchester: Carcanet, 2002).

Quinn, Francis A. Behind Closed Doors: Conflicts in Today's Church (Bloomington IN: First Books, 1999).

West, Morris L. The Devil's Advocate (NY: Morrow, 1959).

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Film & Video

"Balweg" [1986], dir. Amable Aguiluz & Butch Pérez, 65m. Rebel priest in Philippines.

"The Crime of Father Amaro (El crimen del Padre Amaro)" [2002], dir. Carlos Carrera, 118m. In video stores. Portuguese novel by Eça de Queiroz (1875) reset in contemporary Mexico. Explores Catholic Church politics & contradictions of clerical celibacy.

"Diary of a City Priest" [2001], dir. Eugene Martin, 77m.

"Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne" [1951], dir. Robert Bresson, 95m.

"Father Damien: The Leper Priest" [1980], dir. Steve Gethers, 95m.

"Hoodlum Priest" [1961], dir. Irvin Kershner, 107m. In video stores. Priest ministering to street gangs.

"Léon Morin, pretre" [1961], dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, 115m. French priest in dialog with a militant Communist woman during Nazi occupation.

"Priest" [1994], dir. Antonia Bird, 105m. In video stores. Priest wrestles with homosexuality.

"To Kill a Priest" [1988], dir. Agnieska Holland, 117m. In video stores. Polish priest vs. State in late Communist Poland.

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