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Crisis Of Faith

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The revelations seem endless. Decades after the Boston Globe exposed the breadth of Catholic priests' sex crimes against children, the Church is still embroiled in regular news of coverups, abuse and hidden lists of perpetrators. Rice Business professor Anastasiya Zavyalova, an expert in organizational crisis and reputation management, has been studying the Church's pedophile priest epidemic for years. In a podcast with the Houston Chronicle editorial board, Zavyalova discusses why this criminal pattern persists and how it affects victims, the faithful and individual parishes.


Anastasiya Zavyalova is an assistant professor of strategic management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.