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Title Mortal sins [text (large print)] : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal / Michael D'Antonio.
Author D'Antonio, Michael.
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-711).
Summary In the mid-1980s, a dynamic young monsignor assigned to the Vatican's embassy in Washington criss-crossed America 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. The lawsuit he filed would touch off a legal war of historic and global proportions.


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 Castlewood Large Print Non-Fiction  LP 261.83272 D'ANTONIO  ON SHELF
Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 715 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Doyle, Thomas P.
Anderson, Jeff.
Child sexual abuse by clergy.
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior.
Catholic Church -- Discipline.
Catholic Church -- United States.
Actions and defenses.
Large type books.
SERIES Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
ISBN 9781410461544