A Gospel of Shame: Children, Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

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Viking, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 292 pages
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The relentless crescendo of revelations of sexual abuse in the nation's Catholic churches has rocked the nation. Just how widespread is child sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy? And why hasn't the Catholic church done more to stop it?In A Gospel of Shame, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalists Elinor Burkett and Frank Bruni provide the answers to these questions and more. The answers, however, turn out to be infuriating and heartbreaking, difficult to accept but impossible to dismiss. The authors thoroughly document dozens of cases across the country and reveal how this heinous abuse of trust has been tacitly sanctioned by the Church's silence.

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This study by two Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalists addresses the issues of trust, sacredness, and corruption within the Catholic Church. It chronicles the extent of sexual abuse by Catholic ... Read full review

Contents

PART II
63
PART III
151
Amazing Grace
235
notes
253
index
287
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About the author (1993)

Frank Bruni became the restaurant critic for The New York Times in April 2004. Before that he was the newspaper's Rome bureau chief and a White House correspondent. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book about George W. Bush, Ambling into History. He lives in New York City.

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