At a glance:
- First Published: 2002
- Type of Work: Current affairs and religion
- Time of Work: 2002
- Setting: Boston
- Characters: John J. Geoghan, Bernard F. Law, Paul R. Shandley, Edward M. Egan
- Genres: Nonfiction, Current affairs, Religion and spirituality
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Journalism or journalists, Abused persons, Crime or criminals, Twentieth century, Twenty-first century, Child abuse, Victims, Boston, Corruption, Catholics or Catholic Church, Clergy, Conspiracies or conspirators, Priests, Church or churches, Scandal, Massachusetts, 2000's
- Locales: Maryland, Illinois, New Hampshire, Iowa
Early in 2002, The Boston Globe broke the shocking story of a local pedophile, a former Catholic priest whose extensive abuse of children had been swept delicately under the plush carpets of the Boston diocesan offices and local parishes for many years. Further investigation revealed that the Geoghan case was not an isolated phenomenon but only an extreme instance of a much deeper problem involving scores of other Catholic clergy. Flowing from the newspaper series that exposed the “festering sore on the body of the entire church,” this book provides an account of the sexual...
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