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 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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