St. Joseph’s in Burlington is at center of new book on Catholic orphanage abuses

Vermont Public [Colchester VT]

March 21, 2023

By Christine Kenneally, Brenda DePalma Hannon, and Mikaela Lefrak

[A 45-minute audio interview with Kenneally and DePalma Hannon, with questions and comments from survivors and other listeners.]

A new book documents decades of abuse and neglect at Catholic orphanages in the last century, centering around St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington. We’re talking with the author about her book and with a survivor of the abuse who is pushing to change Vermont’s laws around abuse allegations.

Our guests are:

Kenneally is visiting bookstores in the region promoting her new book, with events including: