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Betrayal

photoIn a ground-breaking series of investigative reports, the Boston Globe showed the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church had secretly settled cases in which at least seventy priests who were accused of sexual abuse. The reports showed the Church had spent billions of dollars in hush money and that pedophile priests were shuffled from parish to parish.The revelations made national headlines and led to calls for the resignation of Boston's Cardinal Law and reforms in the Church. In this hour, the inside story of the newspaper investigation that has stunned the nation and forever changed the American Catholic Church. Where does the trail of betrayal begin?

Guests:

Sascha Pfeiffer, reporter for the Boston Globe, member of the Spotlight Team that investigated the crisis in the Catholic Church

Michael Paulson, religion reporter for the Boston Globe

This program aired on July 19, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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