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80 Years Under the Cross

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Retired FBI agent Tom Walsh grows almonds in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California. He reads in the paper of disturbing sexual corruption within the Fresno Diocese. Badly shaken, he writes the Bishop for guidance...and is rebuked for his curiositiy. As a life-long Catholic, age 80, he employs his FBI training to investigate the rumors himself. He is shocked to discover that the charges are true, and then some, and that the Church is engaged in a coverup, with law enforcement complicitly unwilling to prosecute. He digs further into the basic tenets of the church, the history of religion itself, and, finally, into the core his own now unsettled faith.

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