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Abuse in the Catholic Church
http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/
This site helps readers understand this complicated story by organizing the vast amount of material into categories; enhancing it with audio, video, message boards, and photo galleries, and making thousands of pages of depositions, letters, and internal Church documents — original source material — available for readers to peruse.

AmericanCatholic.org
http://www.americancatholic.org/News/ClergySexAbuse/
The scandal of sex abuse by Catholic priests has shaken lay people, priests and bishops alike. As the hierarchy works to address the problems of pedophilia and coverups, many in the pews are demanding accountability and change.

Celibacy: Catholic Encyclopedia
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03481a.htm
BishopAccountability.org aims to facilitate the accountability of the U.S. bishops under civil, criminal, and canon law. We document the debates about root causes and remedies, because important information has surfaced during those debates. We take no position on the root causes, and we do not advocate particular remedies. If the facts are fully known, the causes and remedies will become clear.

Clergy Abuse Tracker
http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AbuseTracker/
BishopAccountability.org aims to facilitate the accountability of the U.S. bishops under civil, criminal, and canon law. We document the debates about root causes and remedies, because important information has surfaced during those debates. We take no position on the root causes, and we do not advocate particular remedies. If the facts are fully known, the causes and remedies will become clear.

Voice of the Faithful
http://www.votf.org
Voice of the Faithful is a lay organization of faithful Catholics, who organized in 2002 as a response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. We started in the basement of a church in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and have since expanded worldwide with more than 30,000 members.
Our Mission is to provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, through which the faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church.

Advocate Web
http://www.advocateweb.org/
AdvocateWeb is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the exploitation of persons by trusted helping professionals. We are attempting to be a helpful resource for victim/survivors, their family and friends, the general public, and for victim advocates and professionals.

Male Survivor
http://www.malesurvivor.org/
We are committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

The Wounded Healer Journal
http://www.twhj.org/twhj/index.html
TWHJ is the oldest point of presence on the web for psychotherapists and others who have experienced the devastation of trauma including child abuse. TWHJ has both forums and chat rooms for Adult Survivors of Trauma and Abuse. They also have a Resources site that can assist you in finding more information about many of the topics found in the forums.

WINGS Foundation
http://www.wingsfound.org/
The goal of WINGS is healing for all survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The path to healing is individual and unique to each person. WINGS provides services in a caring, compassionate, and confidential way that respects the unique healing process of each survivor.

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