Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church: The findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight

Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church: The findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight

by Boston Globe Investigative Staff

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316271530
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

The investigative staff of the Boston Globe received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 for its reporting on the crisis in the Catholic Church. Betrayal was written by Boston Globe reporters Matt Carroll, Kevin Cullen, Thomas Farragher, Stephen Kurkjian, Michael Paulson, Sacha Pfeiffer, Michael Rezendes, and Walter V. Robinson.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 3

1 Father Geoghan 15

2 Cover-Up 35

3 The Predators 58

4 The Victims 82

5 Explosion 102

6 The Decline of Deference 123

7 His Eminence 145

8 Sex and the Church 168

9 The Struggle for Change 187

Afterword 209

Appendix: The Documents 221

Notes 267

Acknowledgments 281

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