What Catholics still don’t understand about the abuse crisis, America Magazine, August 7, 2021

Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church podcast, The Catholic Project, first episode, Sept. 9, 2020

Deliver Us podcast, America Magazine, first episode, Feb. 13, 2019 [may require a subscription]


Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, “Arlington bishop is sad, angry over Catholic Church sex abuse scandal,” interview on WJLA, Aug. 29, 2018

The Healing Circle from Marquette Law School, victims of sexual abuse by clergy share their stories, Feb. 18, 2020

Silent Screams! A Gallery of Artwork Born of Clergy Abuse, Dec. 12, 2019

America Magazine – The Jesuit Review, “Will the McCarrick Report lead to justice for survivors of clerical abuse?,” Nov. 20, 2020 (via Facebook)



Bishop Robert Barron, Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis (Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, July 22, 2019)

Fr. Lewis Fiorelli, OSFS, and Teresa Pitt Green from Spirit Fire, Veronica’s Veil: Spiritual Companionship for Survivors of Abuse: A Guide for Integrated Faith with Recovery (Dog Ear Publishing, March 1, 2013), available at Amazon and other retailers

Ladislas Orsy, “Discourse about the Laity: A Sacred Power,” in Receiving the Council: Theological and Canonical Insights and Debates (Collegesville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, Nov. 1, 2009), pgs. 35-45 (full book available at Amazon and other retailers)


Pamela Walsh, “When we got a new bishop, he didn’t know about our archdiocese’s history of abuse. Then he listened to me and other victims,” America Magazine, March 2, 2022

Carol Glatz, “Pope shares survivor’s letter pleading for clergy to face truth of abuse,” National Catholic Reporter, October 18, 2021

Writings by Fr. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph.D., available at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Dr. Thomas G. Plante, ABPP, “Separating Facts about Clergy Abuse from Fiction,” Psychology Today, Aug. 23, 2018

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., “Carrying a Scandal Biblically” (Henry Somerville Lecture in Christianity and Communications, Newman Centre, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 30, 2002, and St. Jerome’s Centre for Catholic Experience, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Canada, Nov. 1, 2002), available at

Heidi Schlumpf, “Survey of sex abuse victims hopes to dispel myths about survivors,” National Catholic Reporter, March 4, 2020

Articles on and reactions to the Vatican’s and USCCB’s actions to resolve allegations of sexual abuse and mishandling of funds by Michael Bransfield, former bishop of the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston:

Official statements and webpages

USCCB Public Affairs Office, “U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection Releases 2020 Annual Report,” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 9, 2021

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God, Aug. 20, 2018

Committee on the Protection of Children & Young People, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Oblate Provincial Responds to Questions on Healing from Abuse,” Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Wilmington-Philadelphia Province

Diocesan response to the sexual abuse crisis,” Clergy Abuse, Catholic Diocese of Arlington


Keep Kids Safe:  A U.S. national blueprint to end sexual violence against children and adolescents

Child Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet for Parents, Teachers, and Other Caregivers” and “Folleto Informativo Sobre el Abuso Sexual Infantil Para Padres, Maestros y Demás Cuidadores,” The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The website for Virtus Online, A Program and Service of the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc., created to empower lay Catholics to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church