by Pulitzer Prize winning author
was recently released.
AW Richard Sipe
It is the most comprehensive and complete history of the clergy abuse
crisis and survivor movement ever written.
“The main thing
people should know about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church
is that it is a confrontation between those who would tell radical
truth, in all its messy, disturbing, and seemingly contradictory forms,
and an institution devoted to secrecy and hierarchy.
covers the movement that sprang up around the problem of clerical abuse
and follows it from its beginnings in Minnesota and Louisiana to Pope
Benedict's resignation. Along the way it reveals the transformation of
its leaders --especially lawyer Jeff Anderson of St. Paul--and the
gradual shift inside the church.”
exposes the dynamics of the greatest crisis the Catholic Church in
America has ever faced. The story weaves together the metamorphosis of a
cast of characters who took on the corruption of one of the most
powerful institutions in the world.
Tom Doyle, Jason Berry, Richard Sipe, Barbara Blain, John Manly, Pat
Wall, and others.