Jason Berry: Author and Expert on Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal in St. Louis Tuesday

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Perhaps no other journalist in the world has devoted as much time or penned as many words covering the Catholic Church and its sex abuse scandals as Jason Berry.

The New Orleans journalist has written three books on the subject, with his latest, Render Unto Rome, released just last week. This one details how the church spends its fortunes and what amount of that money eventually makes its way to the victims of sexual abuse.

His 2004 book Vows of Silence (co-authored with Gerald Renner) chronicled the church's cover-up of the sex abuse scandals and was later made into a movie. Before that, Berry's 1992 book Lead Us Not Into Temptation was one of the first works to report on the sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests.

Berry will be in St. Louis tomorrow (Tuesday) for a reading at the Schlafly Tap Room from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The reading is being hosted by The Faithful of Southern Illinois (FOSIL), Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) and the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). Books will be available for purchase and signing through Left Bank Books.

In an interview Sunday with the Toledo Blade, Berry -- a practicing Catholic -- states: "I am severely disappointed and still shocked by the incompetence and corruption in the government of the church. But I don't want bishops, some of whom act like moral thugs, to drive me out of the place where I practice my faith. And I think a lot of Catholics feel that way."

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A Catholic
A Catholic

I was surprised this book was so poorly organized its arguments were so flimsy.  Its really a disservice to God, the RC Church hierarchy and faithful, and those who are so angry with the church.  

Ken Ericson
Ken Ericson

Here's another left winger making a career out of trying to keep a decades old story current in order to hawk his book and movie sales. 

Problem is that we have read the book and seen the movie already many times.

It's just like racism, an issue that the far left won't let die, 

This story is everywhere now: zzzzzz

Judy Block-Jones
Judy Block-Jones

Hope to see you there at the Schlafly Tap Room Tuesday evening, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Also, pass this info onto other who might be interested, you will be very much informed.

Judy Jones, SNAP MidwestAssociate Director, USA, 636-433-2511snapjudy@gmail.com"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" http://www.snapnetwork.org/


Jason is a brilliant thinker, writer and speaker who manages to have and convey hope despite the squalor he investigates. . . He's well worth hearing!

David Clohessy, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests


   You should become pro-active in helping to remove the LIEING/DECEIVING priests/bishops around the world who hid and moved these perverted clergy from parish to parish fooling you and everyone else in the church.   The very men who taught you that it is a grave sin to lie and be deceitful and you are not allowed to receive the eucharist with sins on your soul but thousands of these catholic clergy gave themselves holy communion every time they said mass with sins on their souls.  shame on the cathoic clergy  HIPOCRACY!


being against child rape makes you a left-winger? the catholic church could make this story go away by doing the right thing.

anyone who read the comments for the knockout king story knows racism is alive and well, irrespective of the marxists you imagine lurking around every corner

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