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The Resource Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio

Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio

Label
Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal
Title
Mortal sins
Title remainder
sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal
Statement of responsibility
Michael D'Antonio
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An explosive, sweeping account of the scandal that has sent the Catholic Church into a tailspin -- and the brave few who fought for justiceIn the mid-1980s a dynamic young monsignor assigned to the Vatican's embassy in Washington set out to investigate the problem of sexually abusive priests. He found a scandal in the making, confirmed by secret files revealing complaints that had been hidden from police and covered up by the Church hierarchy. He also understood that the United States judicial system was eager to punish offenders and those who aided them. He presented all of this to the American bishops, warning that the Church could be devastated by negative publicity and bankrupted by its legal liability. They ignored him. Meanwhile, a young lawyer listened to a new client describe an abusive sexual history with a priest that began when he was ten years old. His parents' complaints were downplayed by Church officials who offered them money to go away. The lawyer saw a claim that any defendant would want to settle. Then he began to suspect he was onto something bigger, involving thousands of priests who had abused countless children while the Church had done almost nothing about it. The lawsuit he filed would touch off a legal war of historic and global proportions. Part history, part journalism, and part true-crime thriller, Michael D'Antonio's Mortal Sins brings to mind landmark books such as All the President's Men, And the Band Played On, and The Informant, as it reveals a long and ferocious battle for the soul of the largest and oldest organization in the world"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Antonio, Michael
Dewey number
261.8/327208828273
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1912.9
LC item number
.D365 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Katholische Kirche
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
  • Sex crimes
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
  • RELIGION
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
  • Clergy
  • Discipline
  • United States
  • Sexueller Missbrauch
  • Klerus
  • USA
Label
Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/893/9780312594893/image/lgcover.9780312594893.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-378) 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
Clerical culture -- The Church knows -- Sexual intellectuals -- Spiritual betrayal -- The Catholic States of America -- A weeping priest -- Five brothers, three victims -- The angels had to cry -- "What did the priest do to you, Greg?" -- The measure of the elephant -- Willful indifference -- An attitude of resistance -- The meaning of memory -- The pendulum swings -- Pushback -- "Would a bishop lie?" -- Oliver O'Grady -- By other means -- Paper chase -- Catholic guilt -- The open window -- A reckoning -- "Don't trust me" -- A rolling catastrophe
Control code
ocn811597411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780312594893
Lccn
2013003725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022474986
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312594893
  • (OCoLC)811597411
Label
Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/893/9780312594893/image/lgcover.9780312594893.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-378) 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
Clerical culture -- The Church knows -- Sexual intellectuals -- Spiritual betrayal -- The Catholic States of America -- A weeping priest -- Five brothers, three victims -- The angels had to cry -- "What did the priest do to you, Greg?" -- The measure of the elephant -- Willful indifference -- An attitude of resistance -- The meaning of memory -- The pendulum swings -- Pushback -- "Would a bishop lie?" -- Oliver O'Grady -- By other means -- Paper chase -- Catholic guilt -- The open window -- A reckoning -- "Don't trust me" -- A rolling catastrophe
Control code
ocn811597411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780312594893
Lccn
2013003725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022474986
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312594893
  • (OCoLC)811597411

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