Is the Church Still Covering Up Abuse?
Deliver Us · 31 minutes ·

Is the Church Still Covering Up Abuse?

In this episode of “Deliver Us” we ask: Is the cover-up history? We talk to journalist Jason Berry, who reported on an abuser priest in the ’80s for National Catholic Reporter, as well as members of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, who broke the news of the sex abuse crisis in 2002. We ask them: how did the church cover up abuse?
Then, we fast-forward to today to see whether or not the church is still hiding sex abuse. What can we learn from the past? And why is full transparency so difficult to achieve? Peter Steinfels, who has written critically about the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report for Commonweal, helps us understand the data.
Jason Berry’s book, Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children
The original Spotlight reporting
Peter Steinfels on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Comments (0)

You Must Be Logged In To Comment

Similar podcasts

Stand-Up Politics

Experimental Medicine: Libertarian News, Politics, and Pop-Culture

The Rest Is Politics

Refining Politics and Culture

The Church Politics Podcast

Is The Mic Still On

Truth Over Tribe: Christian Takes on Culture, News & Politics