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.
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Threats, denials, cover-ups, payoffs, and ruined lives. The story of The Boston Globe's exhaustive investigation into sexual abuse cases in the local Roman Catholic church is both difficult to read and impossible to put down. The laundry list of abuses committed by the city’s clergymen against the vulnerable, poor, and weak is hard to comprehend. Just as gut-wrenching are the Church's attempts—led by former Archbishop of Boston Bernard Law—to silence hundreds of victims. Betrayal is a sobering read and a clarion call for robust journalism that can take on those who act as if they're above the law.