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Berry, Jason

Works: 42 works in 142 publications in 3 languages and 6,284 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Church history  Documentary films  Fiction  Case studies  Nonfiction films  Drama  Sports films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Director
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Most widely held works about Jason Berry
Most widely held works by Jason Berry
Lead us not into temptation : Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children by Jason Berry( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member 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 "Teh 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 )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member 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
Render unto Rome : the secret life of money in the Catholic Church by Jason Berry( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member 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
Amazing grace; with Charles Evers in Mississippi by Jason Berry( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tools of her ministry : the art of Sister Gertrude Morgan by William A Fagaly( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tools of Her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan is the first monograph on this important African-American self-taught artist. It was written by art historian William A. Fagaly of the New Orleans Museum of Art, who knew Morgan during the last twelve years of her life. Through his stories, recorded here, Sister Gertrude Morgan lives again." "This book is the companion to the national traveling exhibit of the same name, organized by the American Folk Art Museum."--Jacket
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 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Black Hawk? Why is a Midwestern Indian at the heart of an African-American faith in the Deep South? Jason Berry, one of America's finest investigative nonfiction writers, explores the intriguing mystery of Black Hawk's place in the canon of Spiritual saints. In doing so he recounts the fascinating story of the church and the latterday followers of Mother Anderson in contemporary New Orleans. His haunting narrative is a historical detective story that encompasses the biography of Black Hawk, Leafy Anderson, and the remarkable circle of disciples around her, such as the benevolent Mother Catherine Seals, whose haven for illegitimate children and unwed mothers was called the Temple of the Innocent Blood
Louisiana faces : images from a renaissance by Philip Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louisiana Faces documents in images and words the human texture of this remarkable renaissance, not only the painters, sculptors, chefs, musicians, poets, and writers who create the art, but also the ordinary people who in their daily and seasonal rhythms inform that art. Some are living legends, others well-kept secrets; all have a place, and a face, at the feast." "Philip Gould confirms his own part in the renaissance with some 135 stunning color portraits in Louisiana Faces. Using a meld of interviews, anecdotes, history, and commentary, Berry treats outsized political figures and pop culture celebrities as a parade of inspiration for Louisiana artists."--Jacket
Left behind : the story of the New Orleans public schools( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member 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
Render unto Rome : [the secret life of money in the Catholic Church] by Jason Berry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the way finances are managed in the Catholic Church, arguing that the organization is being damaged by secrecy and irresponsible decisions
Earl Long in purgatory : a play by Jason Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last of the red hot poppas : a novel by Jason Berry( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 69 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro narra los hechos que condujeron a la caída del padre Marcial Maciel bajo el papado de Benedicto XVI. Según las investigaciones que realizaron los autores, el Vaticano en el papado de Juan Pablo II obstruyó varias investigaciones iniciadas tras numerosas acusaciones de abuso sexual contra el cura Maciel. Maciel fue el fundador de la orden religiosa de la Legión de Cristo. También presenta el caso de Tom Doyle, cuya búsqueda de justicia para las víctimas de abusos sexuales por parte de sacerdotes le costó sacrificar una prometedora carrera diplomática en el Vaticano
The Good Times Rolled : Black New Orleans, 1979-1982 by Bernard Hermann( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernard Hermann's images capture the unique intensity of New Orleans's African American community and in doing so reveal the true soul of this exotic American city"--Page 4 of cover
Off road to Athens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueled by the high-energy, high-stress world of pro mountain biking, this film captures the personal struggles and sacrifices of eight cyclists hoping to make the U.S. Olympic Team. Travelling from the jungles of Ecuador to the highlands of Scotland, from historic Belgium to scenic Canada, the story ends with a dramatic finish that no one could predict
Vows of silence by Jason Berry( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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
Chasing legends : bicycling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member 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
Votos de silencio : el abuso de poder durante el papado de Juan Pablo II by Jason Berry( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

24 solo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member 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
Las finanzas secretas de la Iglesia : intrigas, escándalos y corrupción en la jerarquía católica by Jason Berry( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No hay duda de que la Iglesia católica ha sido uno de los grandes motores del altruismo y la caridad en la historia. Así como la homilía o la comunión, la colecta de limosnas en las iglesias católicas de todo el mundo es una parte habitual de la misa dominical. Pero una vez que una moneda cae en la canasta, ¿cuál es su destino? ¿Cómo se gestionan las contribuciones de los fieles? ¿A dónde va el dinero cuando una diócesis vende en millones de dólares una propiedad de la iglesia? ¿Y qué pasa cuando se entregan cantidades estratosféricas de dinero a funcionarios eclesiásticos del más alto rango, sin hacer preguntas, para su uso discrecional? La Iglesia católica es la organización religiosa más grande del mundo, no obstante, el Vaticano nunca ha revelado su patrimonio. El valor total de sus obras de arte, sus grandes iglesias y las acciones administradas en su propio banco con seguridad asciende a decenas de miles de millones. Sin embargo, la Santa Sede como Estado soberano cubre apenas 108 hectáreas y cuenta oficialmente con un presupuesto anual cercano a los 280 millones de dólares. Berry apunta que el valor neto del Vaticano es invisible; en el balance financiero de 2007 se enlistó el valor de la basílica de San Pedro y otras construcciones históricas en un euro cada una
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Vows of silence : the abuse of power in the papacy of John Paul II
Alternative Names
Berry, Jason Jr.

Jason Berry American writer and film director

Jason Berry Amerikaans filmregisseur

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Spanish (14)

Chinese (1)

Up from the cradle of jazz : New Orleans music since World War IIVows of silence : the abuse of power in the papacy of John Paul IIRender unto Rome : the secret life of money in the Catholic ChurchTools of her ministry : the art of Sister Gertrude MorganLouisiana faces : images from a renaissanceRender unto Rome : [the secret life of money in the Catholic Church]Earl Long in purgatory : a playLast of the red hot poppas : a novelEl legionario de Cristo : abuso de poder y escándalos sexuales bajo de papado de Juan Pablo II