Other Web Sites about the Catholic Abuse Crisis

On this page we provide links to Web sites that offer information, commentary, and assistance regarding the crisis. The sites represent a range of positions and opinion, and their presence on this list should not be construed as an endorsement by We endorse no particular analysis of the root causes of the crisis, and we advocate no particular remedies. Nor do we recommend the services of any organization or business listed below. Please email us with suggestions for adding to this list of links.

Media and Academic Web Sources on the Crisis
Including Newspaper Features with Links to Many Stories

* The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church - David M. Cheney's very useful resource providing "current and historical information about the bishops and dioceses" of the Catholic church

* Abuse Tracker (a daily digest of links to media coverage of clergy abuse, financial accountability, and related issues)
* Behind the Pine Curtain (successor site to the Abuse Disclosure Project, on abuse at St. John's in Collegeville)
Catholic World Report - "Scandal Coverage" back to 1993
* The Church in the 21st Century (Boston College)
* Google News on Catholic Abuse Crisis
* Father Lasch
* First Things (Google search)
* National Catholic Reporter
* National Public Radio
* New Oxford Review and its dossiers on the Priest Sex Abuse Scandal and "The Lavender Mafia Files"
* Poster Boy Priest (journal site by accused priest Thaddeus J. Kardas, now deceased)
* Renegade Catholic, main site of Jay Nelson, former webmaster of The Linkup and editor of the Missing Link, with links to his other projects
* Pepe Rodriquez
* Richard Sipe: Priests, Celibacy, and Sexuality
* Sister Jane McDonald

* Clergy Abuse page from the Rick A. Ross Institute

* Baltimore MD - Baltimore Sun (2002-2006)
* Boston MA - Boston Globe (2002-2004); Boston Phoenix (2001-2003)
* Cincinnati OH - Cincinnati Enquirer (2002-2003)
* Cleveland OH - Plain Dealer (2002-2004)
* Joliet IL - Herald News (2002)
* Los Angeles - Los Angeles Lay Catholic Mission (Google search 1998-2006); Ron Russell in New Times
* Milwaukee WI - Milwaukee Sentinel (2002-2005)
* New York NY - BeliefNet (2002-2004)
* Niagara Falls NY - LifeSite (2002-2005)
* Philadelphia PA - Philadelphia Inquirer (mostly 2005)
* Portland OR - Oregonian (1999-2004)
* St. Louis MO - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2002-2004)
* San Francisco CA - Catholic World Report (1993-2002)
* San Francisco CA - San Francisco Chronicle (1995-2010) (site search)
* Spokane WA - Spokesman Review (2002-2008)
* Tampa Bay FL - Tampa Bay Coalition (2002)
* Washington DC - Catholic News Service (2004)
* Washington DC - PBS NewsHour (2002-2004)

* Boston archdiocese's For the Record feature, which responded to media coverage in 2003

Vatican Documents and News

* Vatican - The official Web site, with a special page, Abuse of Minors: The Church's Response, documents of Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, Vatican II, and much else
* Zenit - "the world seen from Rome," with document archive
* All Things Catholic - weekly column by John Allen, Vatican reporter for the National Catholic Reporter, with an archive of previous columns
* Catholic World News

Organizations and Other Sources of Information and Analysis

* Jeff Anderson & Associates (with links to documents)
* L'Association des victimes de prêtres et autres religieux (an initiative of Mme France Bédard, based in Québec)
* Plattform Betroffener kirchlicher Gewalt (Platform of People Affected by Church Violence, based in Vienna)
* Bergen Catholic High School Abuse
* Briscoe Boys
* Call to Action
* Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
* Center for Constitutional Rights and their ICC filing
* Child Abuse Prevention Requires Education (CARE)
* Child Victim's Voice (Delaware statute-of-limitations reform)
* (documents and anti-embezzlement measures)
* Crusade against Clergy Abuse
* Dignity
* Fix the Law
* Foundation to Abolish Child Sexual Abuse
* (site of Italian survivor activist Zanardi)
* Freedom from Religion Foundation
* Marci Hamilton - Publications
* Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz (includes blog and videos)
* The Innocence Mission
* Justice for Magdalenes
* Justice for Priests & Deacons
* KLOKK Foundation (Holland, with links to affiliated organizations)
* William F. McMurry & Associates (with feature on the Catholic cases and links to news reports)
* NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood - Great Britain)
* NAPSAC (National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children)
National Federation of Priest Councils
* The National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood
* One in Four
Opus Bono Sacerdotii (Work for the Good of the Priesthood)
* ReGAIN (Religious Groups Awareness International Network - on Marcial Maciel and the Legion of Christ)
* Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and their feature on Secret Justice
Roman Catholic Faithful (including their exposé [p. 21] of St. Sebastian's Angels)
* SafeNet (Survivors Alliance and Franciscan Exchange Network)
* Saving Childhood Ryan (eight Irish organisations working on behalf of children and survivors of abuse on the first anniversary of the Ryan report)
* Speak Truth to Power
* Survivor Connections
* Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (See also the Web sites for the chapters in Minnesota, the Midwest, and Tennessee)
* Sylvia's Site and The Inquiry by Sylvia MacEachern (blogging the Cornwall sex abuse inquiry and the emerging sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church)
* United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the USCCB's abuse-related Web page (see also the USCCB's convenient lists of bishops and dioceses with links to diocesan websites)
* Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), and see also VOTF's links to websites of local affiliates, including Atlanta GA with their news archive, Bridgeport CT, Long Island NY, Twin Cities MN, and Winchester MA, as well as two sites started in response to VOTF, Faithful Voice and Your Catholic Voice
* VOTF Ireland
* Werkgroep Mensenrechten in de Kerk (Working Group on Human Rights in the Church, a Belgian organization of Rik Devillé and colleagues)

Abuse in Other Religious Institutions

* The Awareness Center (Jewish Community)
* Our Stories Untold (Mennonites)
* Pokrov (Orthodox Churches)
* silentlambs (Jehovah's Witnesses)

Blogs and Message Boards

Web logs and message boards have been an important forum during the crisis.

* 37 Year Wait (blog of James Moran, who is petitioning for release of the uncensored Murphy report chapter about Fr Patrick McCabe)
* Andrew Madden's Blog
* Bock the Robber (Co Limerick, Ireland)
* City of Angels by Kay Ebeling
* Clergy Abuse and the Catholic Church by Patrick J. Wall
* The God Squad, by Paddy Doyle
* Off My Knees, by Michael Baumann
* SNAP Discussion Board
* Sylvia's Site, by Sylvia MacEachern (blogging the Cornwall sex abuse inquiry and the emerging sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church)
* The Inquiry, by Sylvia MacEachern (about the Cornwall inquiry)
* These Stone Walls: Musings from Prison of a Priest Falsely Accused (Rev. Gordon MacRae's blog)
* Victims of Silence
* Voice from the Desert by Frank Douglas






























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