A Resources Bibliography: History, Context, Analysis

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Religious Leader Sexual Abuse and Institutional Clericalism

A Resources Bibliography

History, Context, Analysis

Collator’s Introductory Note

I built this bibliography around the speeches, articles, and books written by Dominican priest and canon lawyer Father Thomas P. Doylei – only then supplementing his work with the work of others. If a reader begins by reading one or more of Doyle’s articles or books, then he or she is prepared to read more broadly – seeking to contextualize and comprehend the precise nature of the clergy sexual abuse crisis which is present in nearly all Christian denominations. The more widely one reads, the more a nuanced understanding develops – an understanding of clergy sexual violation that crosses denominational lines or even inter-religious lines. Because of the emerging world-wide internet research community, I have included many items which can be located on the internet. It is hoped that this bibliography can be helpful to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to denominational leaders and committed lay individuals as they continue to study these complex socio-religious realities. Each article, book, or speech can serve as a doorway to understanding these troubling spiritual, psychological, religious, and social issues. However, none, standing alone, can provide complex understanding.


Berg, A. (2006). Deliver Us from Evil: Innocence and faith betrayed. Disarming Films/Lionsgate

Dick, K. (2006). Twist of Faith: A story of sin, betrayal, and the power of truth. HBO Documentaries.

Gibney, A. (2012). Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. HBO Documentaries

PBS: Frontline (February 25, 2014). Secrets of the Vatican

Historical Context

Doyle, T., Sipe, A. W. R. and Wall, P. J. (2006). Sex, Priests and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2000-year paper trail of sexual abuse, Los Angeles, CA: Volt.

Norwich, J. J. Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy. (2011). New York, NY: Random House.

Sipe, A. W. R. (1996). Sex, Priests and Power: Anatomy of a crisis. New York, NY: Bruner/Mazel.

Yallop, D. (2010). Beyond Belief: The Catholic Church and the child abuse scandal. London, UK: Constable Books.

Journalists’ Reports

Allen, J. L., Jr. (December 24, 2010). Benedict XIV and Tom Doyle on the Crisis. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/benedict-xvi-and-tom-doyle-crisis

Barry, C. Associated Press (April 20, 2002). A Priest in the Camp of the Oppressed. Retrieve from Http://articles.latimes.com/print/2002/april20/local/me-doyle20

Berry, J. (1992). Lead Us Not into Temptation: Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Berry, J. (2011). Render Unto Rome: The secret life of money in the Catholic Church. New York, NY: Crown Publishers.

Berry, J. and Renner, G. (2004). Vows of Silence: The abuse of power in the papacy of John Paul II. New York, NY: Free Press.

Boston Globe Investigative Staff. (2002). Betrayal: The crisis in the Catholic Church. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co

Breslin, J. (2004). The Church that Forgot Christ, New York, NY: Free Press.

Carroll, J. (2002). Toward a New Catholic Church. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin.

D’Antonio, M. D. (2013). Mortal Sins: Sex, crime and the era of Catholic scandal. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Lobdell, W. (2009). Losing My Religion: How I lost my faith reporting on religion in America — and found unexpected peace. New York, NY: Harper/Collins.

Steinfels, P. (2003). A People Adrift: The crisis in the Roman Catholic Church of America. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

Autobiographical Reflections and Analysis by Priests and Former Priests

Bergquist, P. (2010). The Long Dark Winter’s Night: Reflections of a priest in a time of pain and privilege. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.

Carroll, J. (2011). Practicing Catholic. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Coyne, E. E. (2012). The Theology of Fear. Charlestown, SC: Self-published (available on-line at Amazon.com).

Cozzens, D. (2013). Notes from the Underground: The spiritual journey of a secular priest. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis

Autobiographical Narratives by Survivors of Religious and Sexual Abuse

(Roman Catholic) Armstrong, K. (2005). The Spiral Staircase: My climb out of darkness. New York, NY: Anchor.

(Protestant) Ellison, R. (2011). Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the silence of abuse. New York, NY: Morgan James

Katz, J. H. (1984). No Fairy Godmothers, No Magic Wands: The healing process after rape. Saratoga, CA: R & E Publishers.

(Roman Catholic) Krapf, N. (2014). Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet’s Journal of Healing. Nashville, TN: Greystone Publishing, LLC.

Rauch, M. (2009). Healing the Soul after Religions Abuse: The Dark Heaven of Recovery. Westport, CT: Praeger.


Greeley, A. M. (1982). Cardinal Sins. New York. Bernard Geis.

Greeley, A. M. (2004). Priestly Sins, New York: Forge Press.

Mouton, R. (2012). In God’s House: A novel about one of the great scandals of our time. London, UK: Head of Zeus, Ltd.


(Mennonite Resource) AMBS Statement (April, 2012) on Teaching and Scholarship Related to John Howard Yoder. Retrieve from: http://www.ambs.edu/about/documents/AMBS-statement-on-JHY.pdf

Benkert, M. (2013). Spirituality and the Culture of Narcissism: Clinical observations. Retrieve from http://reform-network.net/?p=22293

Benkert, M. (2013). Address to SNAP: The Disruption of Normal Psychological Development in the Sexually Abused Child and Adolescent. Retrieve from www.richardsipe.com.

Benkert, M. and Doyle, T. P. (2009). Clericalism, religious duress and its psychological impact on victims of clergy sexual abuse (pp. 221-238). Journal of Pastoral Psychology (58).

Brock, R. N. (1989). And a Little Child Shall Lead Us: Christology and Child Abuse (pp. 42-61) in J. C. Brown and C. R. Bohn (Eds.), Christianity, Patriarchy and Abuse). New York, NY: Pilgrim.

Brock, R. N. and Parker, R. A. (2001). Proverbs to Ashes: Violence, redemptive suffering and the search for what saves us. Boston, MA: Beacon.

Brock, R. N. and Parker, R. (2009). Saving Paradise: How Christianity traded love of this world for crucifixion and empire. Boston, MA: Beacon.

Brown, R. M. (1987). Religion and Violence. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster.

Carne, P. J. (1997). The Betrayal Bond. Deerfield Beach, FL. Health Communications.

Coleman, M. (August 4, 2014). Ending Rape 4Ever: The Black Church and Sexual Assault. Ebony Online. Retrieve from http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/ending-rape-4ever-black-church-and-sexual-assault-987#axzz39WATBFCW

Cataldo, L. M. (August 20, 2008). Multiple Selves: Multiple Gods: Functional Polytheism and the Postmodern Religious Patient (pp. 45-58). Pastoral Psychology 57.

Cornwell, J. (2014). The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Cozzens, D. (May 17, 2010). Don’t Expect Accountability from the Last Feudal System in the West. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from http://ncronline.org/blogs/examining-crisis/dont-expect-accountabiliyt-last-feudal-system-west

Cozzens, D. (2002). Sacred Silence: Denial and crisis in the Church, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.

Cramer, D., Howell, J., Martens, P. and Tran, J. (July 7, 2014). Scandalizing Yoder. The Other Journal.com: An Intersection of Theology and Culture. Retrieve from http://theotherjournal.com/2014/07/07/scandalizing-john-howard-yoder/

Cramer, D., Howell, J., Martens, P. and Tran, J. (August 4, 2014). Theology and Misconduct: The Case of John Howard Yoder. Christian Century Online 13 (17). Retrieve from: http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-07/theology-and-misconduct

Doyle, T. P. (May 24, 2004). Affidavit of Thomas Patrick Doyle. Retrieve from


Doyle, T. P. (2010). Address to lawyers in Belgium. Retrieve from


Doyle, T. P. (2013). Address to lawyers in Minnesota. Retrieve from http://vimeo.com/60664365.

Doyle, T. P. (July 13, 2008). Address to SNAP – USA: The Survival of the Spirit While Mired in the Toxic Wastes of the Ecclesiastical Swamp. Retrieve from http://richardsipe.com.

Doyle, T. P. (June 27, 2013). Address to SNAP – USA: Thirty Years: What we’ve learned and what I’ve learned. Retrieve from http://reform-network.net/?p=22122

Doyle, T. P. (Spring, 2013). Address to SNAP in Dublin regarding clericalism and clerical narcissism. Retrieve from http://vimeo.com/67774835

Doyle, T. P. (April 5, 2014). Address to Voice of the Faithful in Hartford, Ct. Clergy Sexual Abuse and the Church Today: Turning talk into action. Retrieve from http://www.votf.org/2014Assembly/2014AssemblyTomDoyleWorkshopPresentation.pdf

Doyle, T. P. (February 15, 2011). Address to University of Gent Law Faculty, Gent, Belgium. Retrieve from http://vimeo.com/20075275

Doyle, T. P. (May 11, 2012). A Radical Look at Today and Tomorrow (Manuscript, Santa Clara University Conference. Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A decade of crisis, 2002-2012.) Retrieve from www.richardsipe.com

Doyle, T. P. (April 20, 2014). A Very Short History of Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church. Retrieve from http://www.crusadeagainstclergyabuse.com/htm/AShortHistory.htm

Doyle, T. P. (ud). A Short History of the Manual. Retrieve from http://www.sarabite.info/pd-manual.htm

Doyle, T. P. (December 2002-January, 2003). Abrogation of Trust in the Roman Catholic Church. Humanistic Psychology Journal.

Doyle, T. P. (March 12, 2010). Canon Law: “Crimen Solicitationis” Promulgated by the Vatican: The 1922 Instruction and the 1962 Instruction. Retrieve from http://reform-network.net/?p=3006

Doyle, T. P. (February, 2006). Canon Law: What is it? Retrieve from http://www.richardsipe.com

Doyle, T. P. (June 18, 2013). Catholic Clergy and the Violation of Children: An essay by Thomas P. Doyle. (Note: This essay concisely and clearly describes the emotional and spiritual damages of clergy sexual abuse of children, adolescents, and adults). Retrieve from: www.richardsipecommunications.org/images/uplods/documents/doyle061813.pdf

Doyle, T. P. (2006). Clericalism: Enabler of Clergy Sexual Abuse (pp. 189-213). Journal of Pastoral Psychology 54(3).

Doyle, T. P. (January 20, 2014). Clergy Sexual Abuse: Transparency according to Cardinal George. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from:


Doyle, T. P. (2007). Clericalism and Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse (pp. 147-162) in M.G. Frawely-O’Dea, and V. Goldner, Eds. Predatory Priests – Silenced Victims. Hillsdale, JJ: The Analytic Press.

Doyle, T. P. (April 11, 2008). Deposition, Shelby County, TN, pp. 6ff.

Retrieve from http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/9240/08-05-07-fr-thomas-doyle-plaintiff-expert-witness-on-church-sex-abuse-and-its-history.pdf

Doyle, T. P. (December 13, 2011). Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Complex Reality.

Retrieve from http://www.ru.nl/soeterbeeckprogramma/terugblik/terugblik-2011/terugblik-per/seksueel-misbruik-0/info/lezing-thomas-doyle/

Doyle, T. P. (November 10, 2011). Court’s Ruling on Church Responsibility the Correct One. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from http://ncronline.org/blogs/examining-crisis/courts-ruling-church-responsibility-correct-one

Doyle, T. P. (September 11, 2011). Expert Opinion of Thomas P. Doyle in Support of Victim Communication Pursuant Article 15 of the Rome Statute Requiring Investigation and Prosecution of High Level Vatican Officials for Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence as Crimes Against Humanity and Torture as Crimes Against Humanity. File Number OTP-CR-159/11


Doyle, T. P. (1994). Healing the Pain (pp. 65-71) in The Blue Book: Annual proceedings of the National Catholic Council on Alcohol and Drug Related Problems.

Doyle, T. P. (August 2, 2014). How Survivors Have Changed History. Address given to SNAP (Chicago, IL). Retrieve from http://christiancatholicism.com/how-survivors-have-changed-history-by-thomas-p-doyle-o-p/

Doyle, T. P. (July, 2008). The Myth of False Claims and Accusations of Clergy Sexual Abuse. Retrieve from

http://www.richardsipe.com/Doyle/2008/2008 07 myth of false claims revised.htm

Doyle, T. P. (March 6, 2014). Pope Francis on abuse – a disappointment. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from


Doyle, T. P. (March 26, 2014). Pope’s New Abuse Commission is Another Promise Waiting to be Broken. Retrieve from http://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/thomas-p-doyle-sees-the-popes-new-abuse-comm..

Doyle, T. P. (April 25, 2014). Records show that John Paul ll could have intervened in abuse crisis but didn’t. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from


Doyle, T. P. (1990). The Rights of Priests Accused of Sexual Misconduct. Studia Canonica (24).

Doyle, T. P. (January, 2003). Roman Catholic Clericalism, Religious Duress, and Clergy Sexual Abuse (pp. 189-231). Journal of Pastoral Psychology 51 (3).

Doyle, T. P. (2011). Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy: The spiritual damage (pp. 171-182) in T. Plant and K. McChesney (Eds.) Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A decade of crisis, 2002-2012. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Doyle, T. P. (May 22, 2010). Shades of Grey in a World of Apparent Absolutes. National Catholic Reporter Online. Retrieve from


Doyle, T. P. (March 14, 2012). SNAP, the Bishops, and a Lesson in Ecclesiology. National Catholic Reporter. Retrieve from http://ncronline.org/blogs/examining-crisis/snap-bishops-and-lesson-ecclesiology

Doyle, T. P. (2009). The Spiritual Trauma Experienced by Victims of Catholic Clergy Abuse (pp. 239-250). Journal of Pastoral Psychology (58).

Doyle, T. P. (2013). Spirituality and the Culture of Narcissism: Authentic spirituality – from control to freedom. Retrieve from http://reform-network.net/?p=22293

Doyle, T. P. (September 21, 2001). Why the Abuse Victims are Upset. Blog, DVirtue236@aol.com. Retrieve from

listserv.virtueonline.org/pipermail/virtueonline_listserv.virtueonline.org/2002-September /004173.html

Doyle, T. P. and Benkert, M. (2009). Clericalism, Religious Duress and its Psychological Implications on Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse (pp. 223-248). Pastoral Psychology (58).

Doyle, T. P. and Rubinao, S. C. (2003). Clergy Sexual Abuse Meets Civil Law (pp. 549-616). Fordham Urban Law Journal 31 (2).

(Presbyterian) Ferguson, L. J. (2007). A Presbyterian Approach to Clergy Sexual Abuse (pp. 189-194) in M. G. Frawley-O’Dea and V. Goldner, Eds. Predatory Priests – Silenced Victims. Hillsdale, JJ: The Analytic Press. Note: this is a good example of congregational polity.

Finkelhor, D. (2003). The Legacy of the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal (pp. 1225-1299). Child Abuse and Neglect (27).

(United Church of Christ) Fortune, M. M. (1989c). Is Nothing Sacred? When pastoral abuse invades the pastoral relationship. San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row.

Fortune, M. M. (2000). Spare us the False Prophets (pp. 14-18), SIECUS Report (28).

Fox, M. (February 20, 2013). The Dark Legacy of Pope Benedict, XVI. Retrieve from


Frawley- O’Dea, M. G. (2007). Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church. Nashville, TN: University of Vanderbilt Press.

Frawley-O’Dea, M. G. F. (March 28, 2014). Will Francis Tend to Those Most Impoverished by the Church? Retrieve from http://ncronline.org/news/accountability/will-francis-tend-to-those-most-impoverished-church

Frawley-O’Dea, M. G. and Goldner, V. Eds. (2007). Predatory Priests – Silenced Victims. Hillsdale, JJ: The Analytic Press.

Freyd, J. J. (1996). Betrayal Trauma: The legacy of forgetting childhood abuse. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Frontline Transcript of Interview with [Thomas] Doyle (September 5, 2013). Tom Doyle: Vatican is the World’s Last Absolute Monarchy. Retrieve from


(Mennonite Resource). Erb, C. (August 1, 2013). Opinion: John Howard Yoder: A Symbolic Tip of the Iceberg of Sexism. The Mennonite. Retrieve from http://www.themennonite.org/issues/16-8/articles/John_Howard_Yoder_A_symbolic_tip_of_the_iceberg_of_sexism_in_our_church

(Mennonite Resource). Graber, B. (July 17, 2013). Time to Confront John Howard Yoder;s Sexual Assault and Abuse and the Mennonite Church. Young Anabaptist Radicals. Retrieve from http://young.anabaptistradicals.org/2013/07/17/time-to-confront-john-howard-yoders-sexual-assault-and-abuse-and-mennonite-church-complicity/

Grant, R. (1994-1995). Healing the Soul of the Church: Ministers facing their own childhood abuse and trauma. Oakland, CA: Self-published.

Greeley, A. (2004). Priests. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Gross, L. (May 31, 2014). Theologians Reconciliation with His Church. Mennonite World Review. Retrieve from http://mennoworld.org/2014/03/31/theologians-reconciliation-with-church/

(Mennonite Resource) Heggen, C. H. (2014). Misconceptions and Victim-blaming in Yoder Coverage. Retrieve from http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/2014/07/02/misconceptions-and-victim-blaming-in-yoder-coverage/

(Mennonite Resource) Heggen, C. H. (1993). Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches, Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1993.

(Mennonite Resource) Heggen, C. H. (June 1, 2014). Opinion: Misconceptions and Victim Blaming in Yoder Coverage. The Mennonite. See: http://www.themennonite.org/issues/17-7/articles/Misconceptions_and_victim_blaming_in_Yoder_coverage?utm_source=TMail+June+30&utm_campaign=TMail+June+30&utm_medium=email

(Mennonite Resource). Heinzekehr, H. (August 9, 2013). Can subordination ever be revolutionary? Reflections on John Howard Yoder. The Femonite. Retrieve from http://www.femonite.com/tag/john-howard-yoder/

(Mennonite Resource). Huber, T. (October 11, 2013). Abuse Discernment Group Sets Goals. Mennonite World Review. Retrieve from http://mennoworld.org/2014/03/31/theologians-reconciliation-with-church/

Horton, A. L. and J. A. Williamson (Eds.). (1989). Abuse and Religion: When praying isn’t enough, Boston, MA; Lexington Books/D.C Heath.

(Protestant Resource) Hough, J. and Wheeler, B. (1988). Beyond Clericalism. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press.

(Mennonite Resource) Isaiahb (October 17, 2013). A Letter from the Exiles. Young Anabaptist Radicals. Retrieve from http://young.anabaptistradicals.org/2013/10/17/a-letter-from-the-exiles/

(Evangelical Resource) Joyce, K. (2014). By Grace Alone (GRACE, the evangelical movement). Retrieve from http://prospect.org/article/next-christian-sex-abuse-scandal

(Mennonite Resource) Juhnke, J. (June 1, 2014). News Analysis: The Decision to Disinvite Yoder to Speak The Mennonite Online. Retrieve from: http://www.themennonite.org/issues/17-6/articles/NEWS_ANALYSIS_The_decision_to_disinvite_John_Howard_Yoder_to_speak

Kennedy, E. (2001). The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

(Mennonite Resource) Krall, R. E. (2012, 2013, 2014). The Elephants in God’s Living Room, Volumes 1, 3, and 4. Retrieve from www.ruthkrall.com

(Mennonite Resource) Krall, R. E. (1990). Rape’s Power to Dismember Women’s Lives:

Personal realities and cultural forms. Claremont, CA: Southern California School of Theology at Claremont

(Eastern philosophies and religions) Kramer, J. and Alstad, D. (1993). The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power. Berkeley, CA: Frog Ltd.

(Mennonite Resource) Krehbiel, S. (July 24, 2014). Naming Violation: Sexualized Violence and LBGTQ Justice. Our Stories Untold Blog. Retrieve from http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/2014/07/24/naming-violation-sexualized-violence-and-lgbtq-justice/

(Mennonite Resource) Krehbiel, S. (February 11, 2014). The Woody Allen Problem: How do we read pacifist theologian (and sexual abuser) John Howard Yoder? Retrieve from http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/culture/7544/the_woody_allen_problem__how_do_we_read_pacifist_theologian__and_sexual_abuser__john_howard_yoder/

(Presbyterian) Love G. & Norris K. (ud). The Cost of Being a Shepherd: How Vienna Presbyterian Church chose between its sexual abuse victims and a potential loss of insurance coverage. Retrieve from http://www.ministrysafe.com/resources-helpful-articles/VPC%20-%20Cost%20of%20Being%20a%20Shepherd%206-1-11%20%283%29.pdf

McDevitt, P. (June 13, 2012). Sexual and Intimacy Health of Roman Catholic Priests (pp. 208-221). Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community 40 (3). Retrieve from


(Mennonite Resource) Mennonite Church of America. (1996). Guidelines of Discipline Regarding Ministerial Credentials, Mennonite Church Press. Please note there are more recent editions of this frequently updated policy manual for the Mennonite Church. A copy of the current manual can be obtained from the Mennonite Church-USA or from individual Mennonite Church conference offices. (The Mennonite church operates inside a blended congregational and bureaucratic church governance polity model: ministers are employed by congregations but their ordination credentials are supervised by their geographical church conference.)

(Mennonite Resource). Mennonite Church USA (June 30, 2014). MC – USA Reports more Evidence of Abuse. Mennonite World Review. Retrieve from http://mennoworld.org/2014/06/30/mc-usa-group-reports-more-evidence-of-abuse/

Minor, R. N. (2007). Chapter 5: Not So Strange Bedfellows – Sexual and Religious Addiction (pp. 77-110) in When Religion is an Addiction. St. Louis, MO: Humanity Works Press.

Nafziger, T. (September 7, 2013). The Politics of John Howard Yoder: 41 years of tiptoeing around power. The Mennonite. Retrieve from http://www.themennonite.org/bloggers/timjn/posts/The_Politics_of_John_Howard_Yoder_41_years_of_tiptoeing_around_power

Plante, T. (2004) Sin against the Innocents: Sexual abuse by priests and the role of the Catholic Church. New York, NY: Praeger.

Plante, T. and McChesney, K. (Eds.). (2011). Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A decade of crisis, 2002-2012.

Podles, L. J. (2008). Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church. Baltimore, MD: Crossland.

(Episcopal) Richards, A. 2007. Clergy Sexual Misconduct: Episcopal and Roman Catholic Clergy (pp. 163-187), in M. G. Frawley-O’Dea and V. Goldner, Eds. Predatory Priests – Silenced Victims. Hillsdale, JJ: The Analytic Press. Note: this is a good summary of Episcopate church polity.

Roberts, T. (2011). The Emerging Catholic Church. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.

(Catholic-Mennonite Resource) Schlabach, G. (July 10, 2014). Only those we need can betray us: My relationship with John Howard Yoder and his legacy. Retrieve from http://www.geraldschlabach.net/2014/07/10/only-those-we-need-can-betray-us-my-relationship-with-john-howard-yoder-and-his-legacy/

(Catholic-Mennonite Resource) Schlabach, G. (July 18, 2014). Yoder and the Limits of Mathew 18: Follow-up to “Only those we need can betray us: My relationship with John Howard Yoder and his legacy.” Retrieve from


Shapiro, Rabbi R. (2009) Recovery: The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing.

(Mennonite Resource) Shenk, S. W. (July 25, 2013). Practicing Reconciliation: Revisiting the Legacy of John Howard Yoder. Retrieve from http://www.ambs.edu/publishing/2013/07/Revisiting-the-Legacy-of-John-Howard-Yoder.cfm

(Mennonite Resource) Shenk, S. W. (August 1, 2013) Unfinished Business with John Howard Yoder. Retrieve from: http://www.themennonite.org/issues/16-8/articles/Unfinished_business_with_John_Howard_Yoder

Shupe, A. (1995). In the Name of all that’s Holy: A theology of clergy malfeasance. Westport, CT: Yale University Press.

Shupe, A. (2008). Rogue Clerics: The social problem of clergy deviance. Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Shupe, A. (2007). Spoils of the Kingdom: Clergy Misconduct and Religious Community.

Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Shupe, A. (Ed.). (1998). Wolves within the Fold: Religious leadership and abuses of power. Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Shupe, A., Stacey, W. A., and Darnell, S. E. (Eds.). (2000). Bad Pastors: Clergy misconduct in America. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Sipe, A. W. R. (1994). The Problem of Sexual Trauma and Addiction in the Catholic Church (pp. 130-137). Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention (1).

Sipe, A. W. R. (2013). Spirituality and the Culture of Narcissism: The clerical subculture. Retrieve from http://reform-network.net/?p=22293

Sipe, A. W. R. (2009b). Unspeakable Damage: The Effects of Clergy Sexual Abuse. Retrieve from http://richardsipe.com/click and learn/2009-11-15 unspeakabledamage.htm

Smith, S. (July 25, 2014). Sex Offenders, Recidivism, and the Church. Religion News Service. Retrieve from http://boz.religionnews.com/2014/07/25/sex-offenders-recidivism-church/

SNAP (undated). Abuse by women religious (nuns and sisters). Retrieve from http://www.snapnetwork.org/nun_abuse

Terr, L. (1990). Too Scared to Cry: How trauma affects children…and ultimately us all. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Warshaw, R. (1984). I Never Called it Rape. New York, NY: Harper and Row.

Wills, G. (2000). Papal Sins: Structures of deceit. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Wills, G. (2013). Why Priests: A failed tradition. New York, NY: Viking.

(Mennonite Resource) Yoder, E.G. (1992). Peace Theology and Violence against Women, Occasional Papers, # 16, Elkhart, IN: AMBS/Institute of Mennonite Studies.

Additional Web-based Resources

Abuse Tracker http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AbuseTracker/

Bishop Accountability www.bishopaccountability.org

Broken Rites (Australia) http://brokenrites.org.au/drupal/node/246

Catholics4Change http://catholics4change.com/

Catholic Whistleblowers http://www.catholicwhistleblowers.com/

Our Stories Untold http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/

Pokrov http://www.pokrov.org/pokrov-org-celebrates-15th-anniversary/

Rape Victims of the Catholic Church


Richard Sipe http://www.awrsipe.com/

Road to Recovery http://www.road-to-recovery.org/

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests www.snap.org

Survivors Awaken the Church http://survivorsawakenthechurch.com/

Sylvia’s Site (Canada) http://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/

The Worthy Adversary http://theworthyadversary.com/3067-pope-pr-machine



 Father Tom Doyle is a religious brother in the Dominican order, an ordained Roman Catholic priest, canon lawyer, addictions therapist and long-time supporter of justice and compassion for clergy sex abuse victims. He is a co-author of the first report ever issued to U. S. bishops on clergy sexual abuse in the 1980’s.

Prepared October 1, 2014

© Ruth Elizabeth Krall, Ph.D.

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