32 min

Rooted with Jason Berry Missing Magnolias

    • True Crime

"On trips to the store, I stared at missing children on milk cartons and thought of Cajun altar boys," wrote New Orleans-based investigative reporter, author, and film director, Jason Berry, in his first book on the Catholic Church sexual abuse and coverup, Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children (1992), which was compiled through court documents from both the criminal and civil cases against Lafayette Diocese priest, Father Gauthe, who admitted to abusing 37 children from 1972-1983 in southwest Louisiana. Father Gauthe was the first Catholic priest to face a highly publicized criminal trial for the sexual abuse of a child. Jason is lauded as being the first to break the Catholic Church story and is a pioneer for his reporting and advocate for the survivors.

Jason remains deeply rooted to his home Louisiana and his beloved city of New Orleans. As a writer, the music has always been his salvation and has kept him grounded through the years.

He joins us today to discuss his latest book and film, City of a Million Dreams, which explores the rich history of New Orleans through the lens of jazz funerals and the unique tradition of the second line.  The film City of a Million Dreams is available now at various film festival screenings. You can also purchase the book, which is available at your local bookstores or on Amazon.

To check-out the various screenings and locations, visit the website!!

Be sure to also follow City of a Million Dreams on social:

Instagram

Facebook

"On trips to the store, I stared at missing children on milk cartons and thought of Cajun altar boys," wrote New Orleans-based investigative reporter, author, and film director, Jason Berry, in his first book on the Catholic Church sexual abuse and coverup, Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children (1992), which was compiled through court documents from both the criminal and civil cases against Lafayette Diocese priest, Father Gauthe, who admitted to abusing 37 children from 1972-1983 in southwest Louisiana. Father Gauthe was the first Catholic priest to face a highly publicized criminal trial for the sexual abuse of a child. Jason is lauded as being the first to break the Catholic Church story and is a pioneer for his reporting and advocate for the survivors.

Jason remains deeply rooted to his home Louisiana and his beloved city of New Orleans. As a writer, the music has always been his salvation and has kept him grounded through the years.

He joins us today to discuss his latest book and film, City of a Million Dreams, which explores the rich history of New Orleans through the lens of jazz funerals and the unique tradition of the second line.  The film City of a Million Dreams is available now at various film festival screenings. You can also purchase the book, which is available at your local bookstores or on Amazon.

To check-out the various screenings and locations, visit the website!!

Be sure to also follow City of a Million Dreams on social:

Instagram

Facebook

32 min