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Accountability: Why It Is Important
Accountability and the Laity
Church Structures in Early US History
Why Priests Are Coping Poorly
Standards of Excellence for Catholic nonprofit parishes
Beyond Belief: The Sexual Abuse Crisis
by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson
Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church
by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson
Religious Duress and Its Impact on Victims of Clerical
Sexual Abuse by Fr. Thomas P. Doyle and Marianne Benkert
New Counter Reformation by David Gibbons
The Church and Finance  Our Sunday Visitor Series
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The Generous God of Religions by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson
What Happened at Vatican II by Fr. John O'Malley, SJ
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Characteristics of a Mature Catholic by Tom Zanzig
The Spirit of Vatican II
The Journey Continues by Sr. Helen Prejean
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Women Religious and the Apostolic Visitation by Sandra Schneiders
Religious Life as Prophetic Life Form by Sandra Schneiders
Thy Kingdom Come by George Mendenhall and Charles McMahon
Clericalism: the Death of the Priesthood  by Fr. George Wilson
An Essay on Vatican II by Robert Blair Kaiser
Cafeteria Catholics by Dr. Ron Modras
Vatican Psychology  by John Allen
Hans Kung on the Sexual Abuse Crisis in Germany
Hans Kung's Open Letter to the Bishops of the World
We Are the Church's Response to Hans Kung
Rome Fiddles; We Burn by Maureen Dowd (NY Times)
Beneath the Child Abuse Scandal by Richard Sipe (NCR)
Irish Priests Organize to Discuss "Elephants" (The Irish Catholic)
Practicing Catholic by James Carroll
In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, diversity; in all things,charity
Prophets of a Future Not Our Own by Joan Chittister
Exit Interviews for Catholics Leaving, America Magazine, 1/3/2011
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Catholic Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
New Roman Missal: Timeline for the Process
New Roman Missal: Statement of Convictions
Open Letter to US Bishops on the New Roman Missal
Erasure of Vatican II Extends to New Roman Missal
1998 ICEL Sacramentary
Engaging Impasse: Circles of Contemplation and Dialogue,
Nancy Sylvester, IHM         
Confronting Power and Sex in the Church: Changing the Culture
 Bishop Geoffrey Robinson
True and False Reform in the Church by Paul Lakeland
Some Real Authority Problems in the Church Today
Fr. Charles Curran
Catholic Social Teachings and the Poor
Sr. Simone Campbell
The New Roman Missal: What is the Problem?
What Can Be Done?  Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB
A PILGRIM OF VATICAN II  Bishop Remi Deroo
Forgiveness in the Service of Justice
Sr. Margaret Farley, RSM
My Journey  Fr. Roy Bourgeois
Women's Ministry in the Early Church
Dr. Gary Macy
The Catholic Tipping Point
Fr. Helmut Schuller
Francis: Pope of the Council
Dr. Rrichard Gaillardetz
Women in Ministry
Dr. Phyllis Zagano
Graced Encounters Across the Color Line
Dr. Christopher Pramuk
New Pope; New Hope: Our from the Underground
Fr. Donald Cozzens
The next Elephants' education forum will be on Thursday,
January 22, 2015 at St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1780 Mt.
Elliott, Detroit, MI.  Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., well speak
on:
Economics and the Trinity.  Details in the attached flyer.
People of Conscience  Fr. Tony  Flannery