Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children

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Doubleday, Jan 1, 1994 - Religion - 407 pages
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Between 1984 and 1992, Jason Berry's even handed reporting has turned up more than 400 priests and brothers in North America who have molested youngsters. With a novelist's touch that has won him two religious press awards, Berry defines the enormity of the problem with scholarship, compassion, and the poet's ability to find a balance.

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LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children

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Berry, a New Orleans journalist, tips over a religious rock and finds a nest of corruption, deceit, and despair. Despite a hyperventilating foreword by Andrew Greeley (``perhaps the most serious ... Read full review


PART ONE Anatomy of a Coverup
Ethics of an Expose

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Jason Berry achieved prominence for his reporting on the Catholic Church crisis in Lead Us Not Into Temptation (1992), a book used in many newsrooms. He has been widely interviewed in the national media, with many appearances on Nightline, Oprah, ABC and CNN. USA Today called Berry "the rare investigative reporter whose scholarship, compassion and ability to write with the poetic power of Robert Penn Warren are in perfect balance." Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II, written with Gerald Renner (2004) has Spanish, Australian and Italian editions. The film he produced based on the book won Best TV Documentary Award at 2008 Docs D.F. -- Mexico City International Festival of Documentary Film. His most recent book, Render Unto Rome, earned the 2011 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. Jason Berry produces documentaries and writes on culture and politics for many publications. Up From the Cradle of Jazz, his history of New Orleans music, was reissued in fall 2009 with new sections on the cultural impact of Hurricane Katrina. His other books include Amazing Grace: With Charles Evers in Mississippi, The Spirit of Black Hawk and Louisiana Faces: Images from A Renaissance with photographs of Philip Gould. He received a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship for research on jazz funerals and a 1992 Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship for reporting on Louisiana demagogues. His play, Earl Long in Purgatory, won a 2002 Big Easy award for Best Original Work in Theatre. He is also the author of Last of the Red Hot Poppas, a comic novel about Louisiana politics. Jason Berry lives in New Orleans. www.jasonberryauthor.com

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