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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Francis inherits decades of abuse cover-up

Commentary, Part 1 of 3: Pope Francis is trying to chart a way out of the long, aching scandal by forging standards where few exist. How did the crisis reach this stage? What feasible reforms can the pope engineer?

Fr. Jerome LeDoux, revered New Orleans pastor, dies at 88

One of New Orleans' most popular priests, Fr. Jerome LeDoux, died Jan 7. He served as pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church for 16 years, establishing it as a welcoming space for people of different faiths.

For Richard Sipe, pattern of deceit in celibate culture was his Wittenberg

Appreciation: Jason Berry remembers Richard Sipe, a major voice in the clergy sexual abuse scandal, and the metaphor for a conflicted church that was Sipe's feud with Andrew Greeley.

New Orleans' Confederate monuments are coming down under Mayor Landrieu

New Orleans is one of the latest places where monuments to prominent Confederate-era entities are coming down, and for Mayor Mitch Landrieu, it's a decision of conscience.

Book Review

Memoir moves from harrowing to hopeful