Nick Cafardi explores the dark world of a sad era of American Catholicism when the clerical sexual abuse of children went unreported and hardly noticed except by a few insiders whose failure to adequately utilize church law is its own condemnation. -- Justice Anne M. Burke Illinois Supreme Court
The sex abuse crisis did not erupt full blown without warning--and Nick Cafardi tells us why. In this important book, Professor Cafardi traces the legal lapses of America's bishops that allowed the scandal to fester. Better yet, he offers thoughtful remedies so that the Church can heal and its victims find peace. -- BillChairman of the E.W. Scripps Company and of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC
About the Author
Dean Cafardi is both a civil and canon lawyer. He served as dean of the Duquesne Law School from 1993-2005 and is now the dean emeritus and professor of law at Duquesne.