Brought completely up to date in this new paperback edition, this groundbreaking book provides a detailed, devastating account of the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up that has left millions of American Catholics shocked, angry, and confused. Encompassing the story in its entiretyas it has unfolded throughout the U.S. and throughout the Church hierarchyBETRAYAL brings into focus the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children, and the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes.
- One of the most resonant and influential works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate.
- Astonishing court documents, secured through the efforts of Globe journalists, are reproduced in an appendix.
- An essential, insightful, helpful text for the Church leaders, both lay and clergy, who have already begun charting a new course for the Catholic Church in America.
- The hardcover edition of BETRAYAL is now in its fourth printing with more than 50,000 copies in print.
A riveting, tragic read.