Ten years ago today, the Boston Globe launched its Spotlight Team investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic church with a groundbreaking article on the Boston archdiocese’s cover-up of the crimes of Fr. John Geoghan. You can read the first articles in the series here, with links to dozens of documents in the Geoghan file.
The anniversary will be marked in Boston by a 10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference, starting at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, and continuing through Sunday, January 8. The conference is open to the public. Visit the organizers’ website for details.
This week seventeen more Haitian boys filed suit alleging abuse by Douglas Perlitz between 1998 and 2008 at Project Pierre Toussaint, with serious claims about Fairfield University and the Jesuits. You can read the complaints and defense motions here, with links to important articles.