Investigative Reporter

Michael Rezendes

Mike Rezendes is a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and shared a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for revealing the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. In more than two decades with the Globe, Mike has investigated a wide array of additional subjects, including the September 11 attacks, health care costs, and prison suicides. While working with the Spotlight Team, Mike was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, once in 2007 for an investigation of the debt collection industry, and again in 2017 for an exposé of the mental health care system in Massachusetts. Mike is a co-author of two books: “Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church,” and, “Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church.”

Latest stories

Spotlight follow-up

Children of priests step out of the shadows, and the Catholic church responds

By , Globe Staff

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

Humane care given a place at state’s harshest hospital

By , Globe Staff

For years, Bridgewater State Hospital was the harshest mental health facility in the state, but times are dramatically changing.

An invisible legion of suffering: the stories of children of priests

By , Globe Staff

They can be found wherever the Catholic church has a presence, children whose fathers broke are priests who broke their vows of celibacy — and often their children’s hearts.