Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church: The findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2015

Duration: 8 hours 50 minutes

Summary:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The story behind this groundbreaking book--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 U.S. 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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  • Nancy Krehlik

    Factual information. I decided I did not want to revisit the subject so stopped listening.

  • Loraine Wightman-Evans

    Excellent factual information. Sadly the churches and specfic individuals allowed this,to happen for decades, ruining families, lives and how people look at the church today.