Jason Berry achieved prominence for his reporting on the Catholic church crisis in Lead Us Not Into Temptation (1992). He began writing for NCR in 1984. He has been widely interviewed in the national media, with many appearances on Nightline, Oprah, ABC and CNN. USA Today called Berry “the rare investigative reporter whose scholarship, compassion and ability to write with the poetic power of Robert Penn Warren are in perfect balance.”

Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II, written with Gerald Renner (2004) has Spanish, Australian and Italian editions. The film won Best TV Documentary Award at 2008 Docs D.F. -- Mexico City International Festival of Documentary Film.

Most recently Berry was a co-producer of the Frontline documentary "Secrets of the Vatican" on PBS.

He produces documentaries and writes on culture and politics for many publications. Learn more.

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Cardinal Pironio, now on sainthood path, received money from notorious abuser Maciel

The late Cardinal Eduardo Pironio apparently took money from Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, disgraced founder of the Legionaries of Christ. Should that figure into the case for Pironio's sainthood?


As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial

Commentary: In an emboldened turn in Francis' papacy, the Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Cardinal Giovanni Becciu and nine other defendants on charges of embezzlement and other finance-related crimes.


Confessions of a Vatican source: Jason Berry on the McCarrick report

Commentary: The McCarrick report trains a forensic lens on the religious monarchy's secrecy-addled system of promotions and justice. For journalists, the document is a goldmine.

New Orleans health director works to prevent second wave of pandemic

In the position of steering the city's health policy for less than two years, Dr. Jennifer Avegno became the face, with Mayor LaToya Cantrell, of the coronavirus response in New Orleans.