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Lead us not into temptation : Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children, Jason Berry

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Lead us not into temptation : Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children
Title
Lead us not into temptation
Title remainder
Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children
Statement of responsibility
Jason Berry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the autumn of 1984, Jason Berry first heard reports of the sexual abuse of boys by a priest in rural Louisiana. He didn't want to believe it. As a Catholic, he loved the church. As an expectant father, he was horrified for the abused children. But as a reporter, he wanted to find out what had happened. And what he found was that the case in Louisiana was by no means unusual. In fact, between 1984 and 1992, four hundred Catholic priests in North America have been reported for molesting children. To date, Berry estimates, $400 million has been paid by the church to resolve these cases. One source projects that $1 billion may be paid by century's end. Lead us not into temptation is a masterful behind-the-scenes account of this unprecedented crisis in the Catholic Church. The story begins with an in-depth look at the case in Louisiana - a case representative of many across North America. A devout community is rocked by once-unspeakable things. Church officials are tragically indifferent to the victims' plight. And one brilliant Cajun attorney charges the church with a cover up, while another attorney learns that his client is one of many local priests who have abused boys. The story moves next to the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., where a secret pedophilia report warns American bishops of the staggering implications if a forthright policy is not developed to deal with the crisis. Yet cases keep cropping up. New York City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Cleveland, Newfoundland, Honolulu, Seattle, New Orleans - in these and other locales Berry courageously reveals a web of suffering and of struggles for justice. Slowly a picture emerges of a venerable, age-old institution grappling in a strange world. While abusive priests are quietly posted to new clerical duties, liberal theologians are loudly sent packing by the Vatican. While seminaries, by many accounts, admit an increasing number of homosexuals, women are strictly barred from ministerial roles. The church's time-honored tradition of "avoiding scandal" also backfires. For by the shielding of fallen clerics, Berry shows, the suffering of the abused is often compounded
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Jason
Dewey number
253/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1912.9
LC item number
.B47 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Clergy
  • Seksuele mishandeling
  • Priesters
  • Kinderen
  • Geheimhouding
  • Rooms-Katholieke Kerk
  • Child Sexual Abuse - Religious Aspects - Catholic Church - Case Studies
  • Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy - Case Studies
  • Catholic Church - Clergy - Sexual Behaviour - Case Studies
Label
Lead us not into temptation : Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children, Jason Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Andrew M. Greeley -- pt. 1. Anatomy of a cover-up. i. Pleadings. ii. Ethics of an expose. iii. Mouton for the defense. iv. The passion of J. Minos Simon. v. Sexual Outcasts. vi. Men in high places. vii. Rumblings in the Fourth Estate. viii. Prosecution. ix. Monarchy vs. Democracy. x. Verdict and counterattack -- pt. 2. The political dynamics of celibacy. xi. Homosexuality, birth control, and the celibacy crisis. xii. Therapy: the new confession. xiii. Labyrinths of secrecy. xiv. The Vatican crackdown. xv. San Diego: the new Gay clericalism. xvi. Wounded seminaries -- pt. 3. Tragedy and hope. xvii. The Bishops' tragic flaw. xviii. Arenas of justice. xix. Chicago: the empowerment of victims -- Epilogue: prospects for reform -- Source notes -- Index
Control code
ocm25628647
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780385424363
Lccn
92008503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25628647
  • (OCoLC)25628647
Label
Lead us not into temptation : Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children, Jason Berry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Andrew M. Greeley -- pt. 1. Anatomy of a cover-up. i. Pleadings. ii. Ethics of an expose. iii. Mouton for the defense. iv. The passion of J. Minos Simon. v. Sexual Outcasts. vi. Men in high places. vii. Rumblings in the Fourth Estate. viii. Prosecution. ix. Monarchy vs. Democracy. x. Verdict and counterattack -- pt. 2. The political dynamics of celibacy. xi. Homosexuality, birth control, and the celibacy crisis. xii. Therapy: the new confession. xiii. Labyrinths of secrecy. xiv. The Vatican crackdown. xv. San Diego: the new Gay clericalism. xvi. Wounded seminaries -- pt. 3. Tragedy and hope. xvii. The Bishops' tragic flaw. xviii. Arenas of justice. xix. Chicago: the empowerment of victims -- Epilogue: prospects for reform -- Source notes -- Index
Control code
ocm25628647
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780385424363
Lccn
92008503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25628647
  • (OCoLC)25628647

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