Viewing Entry - Crimes of the father (E14773) by Keneally, Thomas.
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Crimes of the father
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Australian fiction. Catholic Church -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction. Sex crimes -- Fiction. Scandals -- Fiction. Clergy -- Fiction. Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.
Ex-communicated to Canada due to his radical preaching on the Vietnam War and other human rights causes, Father Frank Docherty is now a psychologist and monk. He returns to Australia to speak on abuse in the Church, and unwittingly is soon listening to stories from two different people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, who both claim to have been sexually abused by an eminent Sydney cardinal. This senior churchman is himself currently empannelled in a commission investigating sex abuse within the Church. As a man of character and conscience, Father Docherty finds he must confront each party involved in the abuse and cover-up to try to bring the matter to the attention of the Church itself, and to secular authorities.