The Crisis in the Catholic Church

Book - 2015
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Grand Central Pub
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The story behind this groundbreaking book--one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate--has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes. Here is the trail of "hush money" that the Catholic Church secretly paid to buy victims' silence--deeds that left millions of the faithful in the U.S. and around the world shocked, angry, and confused. Here as well is a vivid account of the ongoing struggle, as Catholics confront their Church and call for sweeping change.

Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2015
Edition: Updated edition
ISBN: 9780316271530
Branch Call Number: 261.83272 B465
Characteristics: ix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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May 31, 2016

If you're not already angered by the sex scandal that's plagued the Catholic Church, get ready to steam when you read this book. Forget the coverups and obstruction of justice. The story of one priest who was practically an open advocate for NAMBLA in the 1970s - long before the scandals broke out - and got away with his activities is particularly galling. I don't know if this quite compares to Woodward and Bernstein, but the fact the Boston Globe single-handed managed to bring the world's most powerful church to its knees is much more than commendable.


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