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A new site from the Boston Globe includes news updates on clergy abuse and other Catholic issues.
Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:

The Globe Investigative Team 

Michael Rezendes

 The team
Projects Editor
Ben Bradlee Jr.

Members of the Spotlight Team
Editor Walter V. Robinson
Michael Rezendes
Sacha Pfeiffer
Matt Carroll

Other investigative reporters
Stephen Kurkjian
Kevin Cullen
Thomas Farragher

Religion reporter
Michael Paulson

Michael Rezendes is a member of the Globe's Spotlight Team and is one of the reporters and editors who won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for investigating sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The reporters also won the George Polk Award for National Reporting, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, and numerous other honors.

As a staff writer and editor at the Globe since 1989, Rezendes has covered presidential, state and local politics, and was a weekly essayist, roving national correspondent, City Hall Bureau Chief, and the assistant editor for national news. He was also part of a team that won a first-place award from the Education Writers Association for a special section on the legacy of school desegregation.

During four years with the Spotlight Team, Rezendes has investigated sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and financial corruption in the nation's charitable foundations. He is a co-author of Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church, and a contributor to Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church.

Before arriving at the Globe, Rezendes was a staff reporter at The Washington Post and a government and politics reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and the Boston Phoenix. He was also a contributing writer at Boston Magazine and editor of the East Boston Community News.

Rezendes graduated cum laude from Boston University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Film Institute.

Michael Rezendes can be reached at

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