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Abuse Documentary: The Shame of the Catholic Church NYT 31 March 2014
Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
has been making headlines for years.
Some priests have been punished,
but what about the bishops who shielded them?
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Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney
exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church
and a cover-up that winds its way
from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin,
through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland's churches
all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.
By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest
who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control
-- the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials
of authority figures and institutions
who believe that because they stand for good
they can do no wrong.
The film documents the first known public protest
against clerical sex abuse in the U.S.A.,
a struggle of more than three decades
that ultimately led to a lawsuit against the Pontiff himself.
These heroes, four deaf young men,
set out to expose the priest
who had abused them and so many others
by trying to make their voices "heard".
Their investigation helped to uncover documents
from the secret Vatican Archives that shows the Pope
-- who must operate within the mysterious rules of the roman Curia --
as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.
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