Listen: The MPR News documentary 'Betrayed by Silence'

Cathedral of St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul
Jennifer Simonson | MPR News 2014

For decades, leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have been reassigning, excusing and overlooking sexually abusive priests among their ranks. Some received additional retirement benefits. A top church lawyer, shocked at what she saw, brought the story to MPR News. What happened next is still unfolding.

The documentary was reported by lead reporter Madeleine Baran, produced by Sasha Aslanian and edited by news director Mike Edgerly. It was the result of an investigation by a team of MPR News journalists that began in 2013.

"Betrayed by Silence" received a Peabody Award for this documentary. The "Betrayed by Silence" series was also recognized with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award earlier this year.

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