“THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S MOST SEVERE CRISIS SINCE THE REFORMATION.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
As of 2012,
the worldwide church had paid about $3 billion to settle civil suits, but countless claims remained unresolved.
More than five hundred American priests were arrested and prosecuted.
Similar abuse crises erupted around the world, beginning first in Ireland, then spreading to the European continent and beyond.
…the public outrage and sense of betrayal were the same, everywhere.
“This landmark work of recent history remains gripping and affecting to the last word.”
—Booklist, starred review
“One of the most consequentialand appalling
stories of our time.”
“This is a valuable ‘inside’ story of the unraveling of the scandal.”—Anson Sharpe