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The Eye of the Storm by Siobhan Fleming, PhD

In, Crisis and Challenge in the Roman Catholic Church Perspectives on Decline and Reformation. Edited by Debra Meyers and Mary Sue Barnett. Published by Lexington Books, 2020. This chapter is an in-depth review of what is surely the Annus Horribilis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston: 2018. Led by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the Archdiocese had many firsts that year: a very public arrest of a priest followed by criminal charges, a Machiavellian coup attempt at the USCCB conference, a raid on the Archdiocese's secret files by the Police and Texas Rangers, all while planning to release, for the first time ever, a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.