LINKS

 

PUTTING SEX ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CONTEXT

- "He that is without sin, let him cast the next stone – enough already" by Ed Koch (JPost.com, April 8, 2010)

- "Mean Men" by Pat Wingert (Newsweek, April 7, 2010)

- "How serious is the 'predator priest' problem?" by Philip Jenkins (USA Today, June 7, 2010)

- "'Blame Woodstock' and the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis" by Joseph Lawler (The American Spectator, May 18, 2011)

- "A Perspective on Clergy Sexual Abuse" by Thomas Plante, Ph.D., ABPP (Department of Psychology, Santa Clara University, April 7, 2010)

- "Does Celibacy Increase Sex Abuse?" by Ross Douthat (NYTimes.com, April 8, 2010)

- "How the New Atheists are abusing the truth: Did Catholic priests really rape 10,000 children over the past 50 years, as respectable media outlets claim? No, they didn't." by Brendan O'Neil (spiked-online.com (UK), September 13, 2010)

- "Church wasn't the only institution to fail to tackle abuse, says Widdecombe" by Ed West (Catholic Herald (UK), June 11, 2013)

- "Church Gets an Unfair Rap: Pope has been at forefront of change" by George Weigel (Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2010)

- "Catholic bashing and pedophile priests" by Michael Medved (wnd.com, March 25, 2002)

- "Making Amends" by Michael Winters (Slate.com, March 22, 2010)

- "Six important points you don't hear about regarding clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church" by Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP (PsychologyToday.com, March 24, 2010)

- "The liberal media have it out for the Catholic Church" by S.E. Cupp (New York Daily News, April 6, 2010)

- "Church has learned to protect children" by Wayne Laugesen (Colorado Springs Gazette, April 21, 2012)

- "Catholic child abuse in proportion" by Andrew Brown (The Guardian (UK), March 11, 2010)

- "The Culture Project: Defending the Pope" (CatholicCulture.org, April 2010)

- "Not all the news is fit to print: What the media missed in the sexual-abuse scandal" Part I
Part IIPart III by Hon. Patrick J. Schiltz (Commonweal, April 15, 2003)

 

SEX ABUSE IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

- "Society tolerates rampant sex abuse in schools" (The Gazette (Colorado Springs), March 11, 2014)

- "Keeping Sex Predators Out of Schoolrooms" by Campbell Brown (Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2014)

- "Teacher Sex Abuse: Why Repeat Offenders Are So Common" by Andrew J. Rotherham (Time.com, March 1, 2012)

- "Sexual Misconduct Plagues US Schools" (Associated Press, October 2007)

- "Sex Abuse Laws Can Fail School Kids" (Associated Press, October 2007)

- "Secret Shame of Our Schools: Sexual Abuse of Students Runs Rampant" by Douglas Montero (New York Post, July 30, 2001)

- "Silently Shifting Teachers in Sex Abuse Cases" by Diana Jean Schemo (New York Times, June 18, 2002)

- "Sex abuse still rampant in public schools: It's almost as if nobody cares" by Wayne Laugesen (USA Today, November 29, 2010)

- "Schools cut secret deals with abusive teachers" by Amy Hsuan, Melissa Navas, and Bill Graves (The Oregonian, February 17, 2008)

- "Sex Abuse in Public Schools" (Media Eye, March 14, 2012)

- "How Many Kids Are Sexually Abused by Their Teachers? Probably millions" by Brian Palmer (Slate.com, February 8, 2012)

- "Teachers Unions Go to Bat for Sexual Predators" by Campbell Brown (Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2012)

- "Sex Abuse by Teachers Said Worse Than Catholic Church" by Jon E. Dougherty (NewsMax.com, April 5, 2004)

- "Where the present sex abuse emergency is located" by Melissa Nussbaum (NCRonline.org, April 15, 2010)

- "Schools facing Catholic Church-like wave of scandal?" by Gloria Goodale (Christian Science Monitor, February 10, 2012)

- "Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Public Schools" by Bill Donohue (NewsMax, October 31, 2013)

- "5,000 child molesters: the US scout movement's guilty secret" by Guy Adams (The Independent, October 31, 2011)

- "Medics' sex abuse may top Church scandals" by Evelyn Ring (Irish Examiner, March 7, 2012)

- "Missionary child abuse, long unspoken of, emerges from the shadows" by Manya A. Brachear (Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2013)

- "USA Swimming Coaches Molested, Secretly Taped Dozens of Swimmers" by Megan Chuchmach and Avni Patel (ABC News Investigation, April 9, 2010)

- "Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature" by Dr. Charol Shakeshaft (U.S. Department of Education, 2004)

- "Pedophiles Are Not National News – When They're Gay Rights Pioneers" by Tim Graham (NewsBusters.org, January 30, 2014)

- "Experts: Pedophiles in Hollywood a bigger problem than ever" by Hollie McKay (FoxNews.com, October 30, 2013)

 

THE SEX ABUSE LITIGATION INDUSTRY

- "Sex, God & Greed" by Daniel Lyons (Forbes.com, June 9, 2003)

- "Paid to Picket" by Daniel Lyons (Forbes.com, June 15, 2003)

- "Changing the Rules: Selective justice for Catholic institutions" by L. Martin Nussbaum (America, May 15, 2006)

- "Priests 'Credibly' Accused?" by Thomas G. Guarino (First Things, November 6, 2013)

- "Kicking the Dead and Collecting Cash?" by David F. Pierre, Jr. (These Stone Walls, May 23, 2012)

- "Shakedown: How Catholics Are Getting Ripped Off in the Name of Justice" by Francis X. Maier (Crisis, May 2006)

- "Canon Law and False Abuse Allegations, Part II" by Cathy Caridi, J.C.L. (Canon Law Made Easy, May 2013)

 

RESPONDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

- "The New York Times vs. The Pope: A Case of Selective Journalism?" by David Rosen (CounterPunch, April 16-18, 2010)

- "The Pope and the New York Times" by William McGurn (Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2010)

- "Scoundrel Time(s)" by George Weigel (First Things, March 29, 2010)

- "Anti-Catholicism, Again" by Joseph Bottum (The Weekly Standard, May 3, 2010)

- "Shame on the NYTimes" by Michael Sean Winters (America, March 26, 2010)

- "Church of the 'Times'" by Kenneth L. Woodward (Commonweal, May 7, 2010)

- "The Times They Are A-Smearin'" (Investor's Business Daily, April 9, 2010)

- "The Greatest Scandal of All: Should we be surprised by anti-Catholicism in the media?" (Aleteia, May 7, 2013)

- "Maureen Dowd Is an Idiot" by Rod Dreher (Real Clear Religion, April 30, 2012)

 

OTHER VIEWS

- "On sexual abuse scandal, pope gets a bad rap" by Michael Gerson (Washington Post, April 7, 2010)

- "What Went Wrong" by George Weigel. (Newsweek, April 2, 2010)

- "A Papal Conversion" by John L. Allen, Jr. (New York Times, March 27, 2010)

 

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RESOURCES

- "The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States" (John Jay College study, June 2004)

- "Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of the Literature" (John Jay College, June 2004)

- "The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010" (John Jay College study, May 2011)

- "2010 Annual Report: Findings and Recommendations: Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" (CARA/USCCB, April 2011)

- "2011 Annual Report: Findings and Recommendations: Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" (CARA/USCCB, April 2012)

- "2012 Annual Report: Findings and Recommendations: Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" (CARA/USCCB, May 2013)

- "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" (aka "The 2002 Dallas Charter") (USCCB, 2002-2005)

- "The Pope Meets the Press: Media Coverage of the Clergy Abuse Scandal" (The Pew Forum, June 11, 2010)

- IrishSalem.com: False allegations of child abuse against Catholic Church in Ireland and elsewhere

- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia replies to the 2005 grand jury report: Charges of "cover-ups" and "concealment" are "categorically false"

- The RJ&L Religious Liberty Archive (Rothberger Johnson & Lyons LLP)