Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children

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University of Illinois Press, 1992 - Religion - 407 pages
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Winner of a Religious Public Relations Council Wilbur Award and a Catholic Press Association Book Award

Jason Berry's Lead Us Not into Temptation put a national spotlight on the issue of clergy sex abuse of children and has been used in newsrooms across the country. Berry takes us through the lives of traumatized victims and their parents, torn by loyalty to the church, into the machinations of bishops and church lawyers. At root, this is a story about politics, how sexual conflicts within clerical culture have compromised the power structure of the church. This new paperback edition of Berry's investigation includes an updated introduction that takes the scandal into the Vatican.

 

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"Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever... now suck it!" ...yesyes...quite a sex racket. Otherwise, why go into the bend-over Biz ? Read full review

Review: Lead Us Not into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children

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"Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever... now suck it!" ...yesyes...quite a sex racket. Otherwise, why go into the bend-over Biz ? Read full review

Contents

PART ONE Anatomy of a Cooerup i Pleadings
5
Ethics of an Expose
28
Mouton for the Defense
34
The Passion of J Minos Simon
47
Sexual Outcasts
65
Men in High Places
85
Rumblings in the Fourth Estate
103
Prosecution
114
Labyrinths of Secrecy
210
The Vatican Crackdown
224
The New Gay Clericalism
243
Wounded Seminaries
259
PART THREE Tragedy and Hope
275
The Bishops Tragic Flaw
277
Arenas of Justice
301
Chicago The Empowerment of Victims
323

Monarchy vs Democracy
135
Verdict and Counterattack
147
PART TWO The Political Dynamics of Celihacy xi Homosexuality Birth Control and
171
The New Confession
190
Prospects for Reform
365
Source Notes
371
Index
399
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