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Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity

Patricia Ewick and Marc W. Steinberg

Abstract

On January 6, 2002 the Boston Globe published a reports on the Catholic Church cover up of sexual abuse by priests. The banner headline told a tragic story that would, in its basic plot, be repeated with disturbing regularity over the course of the next decade. As a result of these revelations many Catholics would leave the Church; many would remain staunchly faithful. Some Catholics would decide to keep their faith, but also to change the Church. Based on years of ethnographic research, Ewick and Steinberg studied one group of such Catholics—a chapter of Voice of the Faithful. In standing up ... More

Keywords: Catholic Church, sexual abuse crisis, collective identity, social movements, Voice of the Faithful

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226644127
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226644431.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Ewick, author
Clark University

Marc W. Steinberg, author
Smith College