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Crux, a Catholic news site

A new site from the Boston Globe includes news updates on clergy abuse and other Catholic issues.
Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:


Resources on the church and the abuse scandal

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 Official church sites

The Holy See
The Web site of the Vatican.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops

 New England dioceses

Archdiocese of Boston

Diocese of Worcester

Diocese of Springfield

Diocese of Fall River

Diocese of Burlington, Vt.

Diocese of Manchester, N.H.

Diocese of Portland, Me.

Diocese of Providence, R.I.

Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn.

Diocese of Norwich

 Other dioceses

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops maintains a complete list of links to all US dioceses.

 Church-related organizations in the Boston area

Catholic School Office
Leadership and support services for the Catholic schools of the Boston Archdiocese.

Caritas Christi
The Catholic healthcare system of the Boston Archdiocese.

Massachusetts Catholic Conference
The Conference assists bishops of the four Massachusetts Roman Catholic dioceses.

St. John's Seminary
Seminary in Brighton, Mass.

Blessed John XXIII National Seminary
Seminary in Weston, Mass.

Boston Catholic Television
Catholic cable channel based in Newtonville

Boston Catholic Radio
Radio ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston

Deaf Catholic Community
Information about Boston's deaf Catholic community

Office for Youth Ministry
Advocating youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Boston

Opus Dei Awareness Network
Massachusetts-based group providing information on the Opus Dei organization.

 Other church-related groups

Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
Massachusetts-based association of lay and clerical Catholics.

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
The nationís largest Catholic civil rights organization, based in New York.

National Association of Church Personnel Administrators
Membership organization providing services to church personnel.

National Catholic Educational Association
Professional group representing more than 200,000 Catholic educators.

National Federation of Priests' Councils
Membership organization representing Roman Catholic clergy.

Pax Christi USA
National Catholic pacifist movement.

St. James Society
Association of priests providing support services to dioceses.

 Church reform groups

Call to Action USA
Independent church reform organization.

Corpus: National Association for an Inclusive Priesthood
Group promoting the inclusion of married men and women in the Catholic priesthood.

Dignity USA: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics
The largest gay Catholic organization in the United States.

Married Priests
Support group exploring celibacy issues and providing support for married clergy.

Rainbow Sash Movement
Association of gay Catholic activists.

Association of married clergy.

Voice of the Faithful
A Boston-area group advocating for greater lay involvement in the governance of the church.

 Victims' groups

The Advocate Times
New York-based support group for clergy abuse victims.

Resources for victims of sexual abuse.

The Linkup: Survivors of Clergy Abuse
Kentucky-based support group for clergy abuse victims.

Survivors First
Support and information for victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
Nationwide support group for clergy abuse victims.

Speak Truth To Power (STTOP)
Advocacy group for clergy abuse victims

 Catholic charity organizations

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

Catholic Social Services, Diocese of Fall River

Office of Social Concern, Diocese of Springfield

Catholic Charities Worcester County

Catholic Charities USA (national office)

 Catholic link collections / information sites

American Catholic
Catholic information clearinghouse and publisher
News, information, and resources for Catholics.
Collection of Web links related to Catholicism.
Collection of links to official US Catholic Web sites and sites endorsed by the Catholic church.

 Catholic press

America magazine
A national weekly Catholic magazine.

The Catholic Free Press
The official newspaper of the Diocese of Worcester.

Catholic News Service
The official news arm of the American Catholic Church, operated by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Catholic Press Association
Member organization for American and Canadian Catholic media.

Catholic World News
An independent news organization, affiliated with the Catholic World Report, that reports on news of the Catholic Church.

Catholic World Report
A magazine affiliated with the Catholic World News Web site.
A clearinghouse for leading Catholic magazines, newspapers, and other resources.

Commonweal magazine
An independent, liberal opinion review of religion, politics, and culture, edited by Catholics.

Crisis Magazine
A monthly lay Catholic magazine.

Crossroads Independent Catholic student newspaper at Boston College

Latin Mass Magazine
A magazine dedicated to the preservation of the Latin Mass and traditional Catholic thought.

National Catholic Register
An independent weekly Catholic newspaper.

National Catholic Reporter
A weekly lay Catholic newspaper.

Our Sunday Visitor
A weekly Catholic newspaper.

The Pilot
The official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston.

The Tablet
A weekly lay Catholic newspaper from Great Britain.

The Wanderer
A national weekly lay Catholic journal.

 Coverage of the abuse crisis from other media outlets

Clergy Abuse Tracker (from the Poynter Institute)
Archive of coverage of the clergy abuse scandal from media outlets nationwide, plus links.

Baltimore Sun

Boston Herald

Boston Phoenix

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dallas Morning News  (registration required)

Detroit Free Press

Detroit News

Hartford Courant

(Joliet, Ill.) Herald News

Los Angeles Times  (registration required)

(Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

(Nashua, N.H.) Telegraph

National Public Radio

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Petersburg Times  (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Time Magazine

Washington Post  (registration required)

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Yahoo! News

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly  (PBS / WNET-TV New York)


FindLaw Legal News
Collection of legal documents related to clergy abuse cases.

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