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The Resource Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio

Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio

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Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal
Title
Mortal sins
Title remainder
sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal
Statement of responsibility
Michael D'Antonio
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
261.8/327208828273
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX1912.9
LC item number
.D365 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Label
Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-711)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
715 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410461544
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn844726339
Label
Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal, Michael D'Antonio
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-711)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
715 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410461544
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn844726339

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