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Mortal Sins

Author: D'Antonio, Michael

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Format:Paperback
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Mortal Sins :

An explosive, sweeping account of the scandal that has sent the Catholic Church into a tailspin - and the brave few who fought for justice.

In 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. Thelawsuit he filed would touch off a legal war of historic and global proportions.


Category   Subject
Religion & Spirituality   Christianity - Church Administration
Religion & Spirituality   General

ISBN 13:9781250049803
ISBN 10:1250049806
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:400
Size:8.30" l x 5.43" w x 1.11" h
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