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  1. Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church: The Findings of the Investigation That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Spotlight
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  2. Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church: The Findings of the Investigation That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Spotlight

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The story behind this groundbreaking audiobook - one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate - has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight.

Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the cabal of senior church officials who covered up their crimes. Here is the trail of "hush money" that the Catholic Church secretly paid to buy victims' silence - deeds that left millions of the faithful in the US and around the world shocked, angry, and confused. Here as well is a vivid account of the ongoing struggle as Catholics confront their church and call for sweeping change.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe
Binding
Audible Audio Edition
Format
Unabridged
IsAdultProduct
Label
Hachette Audio
Manufacturer
Hachette Audio
PublicationDate
2015-10-27
Publisher
Hachette Audio
ReleaseDate
2015-10-27
Studio
Hachette Audio
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I was a teenager in 2002, when the Boston Globe blew the whistle on the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandals, but I remember the media fallout very well and the reactions that followed (a hilarious episode of South Park comes to mind). Spotlight was one of my favorite films of 2015, so when the opportunity arose to obtain the book via an Amazon Gold Box deal for Kindle, of course I downloaded it.

First thing's first: Betrayal is NOT about Spotlight. Spotlight was an original screenplay based on the research and investigations of the Globe. Their work is the composition of this book. Betrayal provides a comprehensive look into the egregious and baffling oversights and cover-ups that occurred in the Boston archdiocese from as early as the 1960s and perpetuating into the turn of the new millennium. We are presented vivid and lurid portraits of the predator priests, their victims, their stories, and at the center of it all; Father Geoghan and Cardinal Law of Boston, who went... Read more
After watching the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight” last winter, I wanted to read as much as I could about how the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team actually investigated the cases of child sex abuse by Catholic priests. I discovered “Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church,” which was written by the Globe’s Spotlight team.

I thought I was getting a book about the Spotlight team and how it conducted its investigation into the Catholic church sex abuse scandal. But that really isn’t at all what this book is about. It’s about something much more important. It’s about what the Spotlight team uncovered during its year-long investigation.

In the short space of about 280 pages, the Spotlight team presents thorough, detailed, and disturbing report on the results of its research. The Spotlight journalists pull no punches; their descriptions of events are frequently graphic and painful to read. They report on... Read more
Living in southeastern Massachusetts all my life as a Roman Catholic I was interested in reading this book to compare it to the movie of the same name that I had seen. The book is more descriptive and explains a great deal more than was able to be fit into the movie. I was very pleased that the authors included some reports of the former Fr. James Porter because I lived in the town where he abused children and that is actually where the original story came out that broke this whole thing wide open to the public. I actually knew one of the alter boys he molested and that poor guy drank himself to death around 50 years of age because he couldn't deal with his horrible memories. An incredible true story that needed to be told to the world. I'm sorry that Cardinal Bernard Law got out of prosecution in Boston. Also, at fault was the Fall River Diocese. Attleboro is part of the Fall River Diocese where these atrocities against trusting children were committed as well as other cities... Read more
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