Reading Our Fathers, a sprawling narrative history of the sexual-abuse crisis by David France, is like watching a bad movie all over again. You know how this is one is going to end. Looking back over forty years, Our Fathers attempts to touch on every aspect of the scandal, from its roots in Vatican policy to the mind-numbing revelations of 2002. (That year alone accounts for n (...)
March 12, 2004
Our Fathers The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in the Age of Scandalby David FranceBroadway Books, $26.95, 637 pp.Vows of SilenceThe Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul IIby Jason Berry and Gerald RennerFree Press, $26, 368 pp.
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