Most widely held works by Jason Berry
Lead us not into temptation : Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children by Jason Berry ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1984, Jason Berry first heard reports of the sexual abuse of boys by a priest in rural Louisiana. He didn't want to believe it. As a Catholic, he loved the church. As an expectant father, he was horrified for the abused children. But as a reporter, he wanted to find out what had happened. And what he found was that the case in Louisiana was by no means unusual. In fact, between 1984 and 1992, four hundred Catholic priests in North America have been reported for molesting children. To date, Berry estimates, $400 million has been paid by the church to resolve these cases. One source projects that $1 billion may be paid by century's end. Lead us not into temptation is a masterful behind-the-scenes account of this unprecedented crisis in the Catholic Church. The story begins with an in-depth look at the case in Louisiana - a case representative of many across North America. A devout community is rocked by once-unspeakable things. Church officials are tragically indifferent to the victims' plight. And one brilliant Cajun attorney charges the church with a cover up, while another attorney learns that his client is one of many local priests who have abused boys. The story moves next to the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., where a secret pedophilia report warns American bishops of the staggering implications if a forthright policy is not developed to deal with the crisis. Yet cases keep cropping up. New York City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Cleveland, Newfoundland, Honolulu, Seattle, New Orleans - in these and other locales Berry courageously reveals a web of suffering and of struggles for justice. Slowly a picture emerges of a venerable, age-old institution grappling in a strange world. While abusive priests are quietly posted to new clerical duties, liberal theologians are loudly sent packing by the Vatican. While seminaries, by many accounts, admit an increasing number of homosexuals, women are strictly barred from ministerial roles. The church's time-honored tradition of "avoiding scandal" also backfires. For by the shielding of fallen clerics, Berry shows, the suffering of the abused is often compounded.
Up from the cradle of jazz : New Orleans music since World War II by Jason Berry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
"Music is the memory of New Orleans. For all of the corruption, poverty and violence, the music is elemental, a gorgeous collective chorus to the best instincts of the human experiment. We know that "The City Where Jazz Began" lives on borrowed time, facing huge environmental odds in the age of climate change, a city that could be buried by one titanic flood or crippled by some long-running mayor or governor. Floods and epic storms are in our past and in our future; yet for close to three centuries the city as a human essence has prevailed. The world can be an unforgiving place, yet this maddening, charm-dripping, tragicomic town at the bottom of America registers a life force, like the Mardi Gras Indian, that won't bow down. There is abiding comfort in the words of Harold Battiste, a guiding force of the heritage jazz that came out of the little clubs in the 1950s near the Magnolia Street housing project: "New Orleans, the city, has always been the focus. Musicians come and go, and their creations always seem directed at the city. Because after all is said and done, New Orleans is the Star." -- Inside cover.
Vows of silence : the abuse of power in the papacy of John Paul II by Jason Berry ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Berry and Renner follow the trail of evasions and deceit that leads directly to the Vatican--and taints the legacy of Pope John Paul II. Based on more than six years of investigative reporting and hundreds of interviews, this book is an account of Vatican cover-ups and the tumult they have caused in the church worldwide. The book reveals an agenda of top-down control under John Paul II and a hierarchy so obsessed with secrecy as to spawn disinformation. This is not a book about sexual abuse; it is a book about abuse of power, throughout the Vatican. The book cuts between the life story of Father Tom Doyle, who sacrificed a diplomatic career with the Vatican to seek justice for sex-abuse victims, and Father Marcial Maciel, an accused pedophile and founder of the militaristic religious order, the Legion of Christ. One of the most mysterious and powerful men in the Catholic Church, Maciel has built a network of priests, lay people, and elite prep schools in more than twenty countries, using the Legion as a fundraising machine to position himself as a favored figure of John Paul II. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Father Doyle and with ex-Legionaries who filed a canonical suit against Maciel, as well as interviews with Vatican insiders and an array of sources in Mexico, Ireland, Canada, and Australia, the authors provide a penetrating account of a hierarchy directly in conflict with its followers.--Publisher.
Amazing grace; with Charles Evers in Mississippi by Jason Berry ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
Render unto Rome : the secret life of money in the Catholic Church by Jason Berry ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Examines the way finances are managed in the Catholic Church. Berry argues that the organization is being damaged by secrecy and irresponsible decisions, and exposes the secrecy and deceit that run counter to the values of the Church.
Tools of her ministry : the art of Sister Gertrude Morgan by William A Fagaly ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
The spirit of Black Hawk : a mystery of Africans and Indians by Jason Berry ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Louisiana faces : images from a renaissance by Philip Gould ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Last of the red hot poppas : a novel by Jason Berry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The governor of Louisiana is found dead one morning with lipstick smeared on his thigh.
El legionario de Cristo : abuso de poder y escándalos sexuales bajo de papado de Juan Pablo II by Jason Berry ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"Vows of Silence is an anatomy of the Vatican justice system, following the haunting saga of Father Marcial Maciel, who won the favor of Pope John Paul II despite years of pedophilia accusations. The greatest fundraiser of the modern church, Maciel founded the Legionaries of Christ, a religious order with a $650 million budget and history of controversial tactics. The film tracks a 1998 abuse charge against Maciel filed with Cardinal Ratzinger. The Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, tried to abort the case. In 2004, with Pope John Paul dying, Ratzinger took action"--Container.
Earl Long in purgatory : a play by Jason Berry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Render unto Rome [the secret life of money in the Catholic Church by Jason Berry ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Left behind the story of the New Orleans public schools ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Follows three high school seniors through the 2004-2005 school year in the worst public school system in America. The film reveals the violence, poverty, racism, and political corruption that challenge students at every turn.
Chasing legends bicycling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
There is no greater sporting event in all of cycling than the Tour de France. Chasing Legends touches on the rich history, passion and true grit of The Tour as seen through the eyes of Team HTC Columbia along with commentary from Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong and some of the sports most prolific heros. With a stunning array of HD cameras, poignant and touching interviews, "Chasing Legends" will take viewers deeper into the pro peloton than ever on a roller coaster ride of action, story and emotion.
24 solo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
24 Solo is the story of rider Chris Eatough, winner of six 24-hour solo world championships and two 24-hour solo NORBA national championships. The film follows him on a quest for a seventh World Title in the unforgiving discipline of 24 Hour Solo mountain bike racing. In the face of increased pressure from sponsors, new competitors to the sport and a pregnant wife, Chris focuses his entire season on one race. Dark horse Australian National Champion Craig Gordon challenges Chris to rise to a level of intensity never before seen in the sport. The intense racing action is balanced by a rare glimpse into the personal life of a perennially successful 24 hour racer and the people he relies on for this success.
Firefighter's handbook : firefighter skills DVD series by Joan Adkison ( Visual )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Up from the cradle of jazz a documentary about New Orleans musical families ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A look at some of the musical families in New Orleans not usually encountered by tourists of the French Quarter.
Papers, 1966-1987 by Jason Berry ( )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Correspondence, financial records, speeches, writings, notes, galley proofs, audio and video cassettes, biographical data, honors and awards, book reviews, clippings, and photos. Bulk of papers relates to Charles Evers and his gubernatorial (1971) and senatorial (1978) campaigns in Mississippi, and Berry's book Amazing Grace, with Charles Evers in Mississippi (1973); together with material relating to civil rights, politics, local issues in New Orleans, La., and Mississippi, and New Orleans and its music. Correspondents include Daniel Berrigan, Julian Bond, Hodding Carter, III, John Ciardi, Ernest Gaines, Norman Mailer, Walker Percy, and Al Rose.
Vows of silence : the abuse of power in the papacy of John Paul II ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Up from the craddle of jazz New Orleans music since World War II by Jason Berry ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
African American Spiritual churches Art Bicycle racing Biography Black Hawk,--Sauk chief,--1767-1838--(Spirit) Case studies Catholic Church Child sexual abuse Child sexual abuse by clergy Child sexual abuse--Religious aspects--Catholic Church Church history Clergy--Sexual behavior Corruption Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cults Cycling Disasters--Social aspects Discipline Documentary films Doyle, Thomas P Drama Evers, Charles,--1922- Exhibition catalogs Fiction Finance Gould, Philip,--1951- Governors Governors' spouses Homosexuality--Religious aspects--Catholic Church Hurricane Katrina (2005) Jazz Lawyers Long, Earl Kemp,--1895-1960 Louisiana Louisiana--New Orleans Maciel, Marcial,--1920-2008 Mississippi Morgan, Gertrude,--1900-1980 Musicians Outsider art Petroleum industry and trade--Environmental aspects Political science Portrait photography Public schools Religion Rhythm and blues music Sexual misconduct by clergy Social aspects Sports films United States