Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by The Boston GlobeWinner 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 Bernsteins reporting on Watergate--has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight.
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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In , at a Boston Police station, two policemen discuss the arrest of Catholic priest Fr. John Geoghan for child molestation and a high ranking cleric talks to the mother of the children. The Assistant District Attorney then enters the precinct and tells the policemen not to let the press get wind of what has happened. The arrest is hushed up, and the priest is released. Baron meets Walter "Robby" Robinson , the editor of the newspaper's "Spotlight" team, a small group of journalists writing investigative articles that take months to research and publish. After Baron reads a Globe column about a lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian , who says that Cardinal Bernard Law the Archbishop of Boston knew that John Geoghan was sexually abusing children and did nothing to stop him, he urges the Spotlight team to investigate. Journalist Michael Rezendes contacts Garabedian, who initially declines to be interviewed.
Why did it take a succession of three cardinals and many bishops 34 years to place children out of John J. Psychiatric documents offer added insights into the Rev. John J. Under an extraordinary cloak of secrecy, the Archdiocese of Boston in the last 10 years has quietly settled child molestation claims against at least 70 priests. Catholic priests were committing crimes so unspeakable that the Archdiocese of Boston went to extraordinary - and expensive - lengths to cover up the scandal.
Scores of priests involved in sex abuse cases
Spotlight , American fact-based dramatic film , released in , that won two Academy Awards , including that for best picture. The movie chronicles the efforts of a team of Boston Globe journalists to bring to light the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests in Boston. Spotlight opens with a prologue set in a police station in Boston in in which a distraught mother is talked out of bringing sexual molestation charges against a priest, Father John Geoghan, and police officers are told not to discuss the incident. After reading an article in which a lawyer for people who were molested by Geoghan declares that the archbishop, Bernard Cardinal Law , had known for years that Geoghan molested children, Baron instructs Robinson to have the Spotlight unit follow up on the story. The reporters later talk with Phil Saviano Neal Huff , head of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests SNAP , who agrees to connect them with some victims and suggests that they talk with Richard Sipe Richard Jenkins [uncredited] , a former priest who worked at an institution for rehabilitation of pedophile priests. The team investigates doggedly, meeting with victims, priests, lawyers, and judges, all the while fighting to get documents from previous court settlements unsealed.
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The film is a faithful re-telling of the investigation that in blew open a Catholic paedophile scandal involving scores of priests in Boston. David Usborne travels there to meet its real-life heroes. Alexa MacPherson struggles at first to say why she has kept so many copies of one issue of The Boston Globe in a box in her attic all this time, her eyes turning a little misty. They are all dated 6 January and all bought from the same newsagent around the corner from her parents' house, where she grew up. The answer is obvious.