Academy Award®–winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all way to the Vatican.
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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of GodDirected byAlex Gibney
A solid statement on not only the Catholic Church's awareness of the physical rape and abuse of thousands of young people in their care but that they also chose to cover it up. This is the story of a group of deaf men who were systematically targeted and abused over many years and their quest for justice. It questions the flawed concept of confession and left me considering the idea of spiritual rape. 4 stars
Deeply disturbing documentary chronicles the culture of abuse and silence within the Catholic church, as complains of child molesting priests were systematically denied and covered up without any action against the offenders. Uncovers a staggering cover up that goes all the way up to Cardinal Ratzinger himself, who once personally oversaw every abuse case in the church. A strong, clear eyed, gut wrenching work.
Is the christian catholic church covering up massive amounts of pedophilia? Apparently. They even bought an island to ship the pedophile priests to, but that didn't amount to much. While this documentary is interesting, but is slightly bogged down by the fact that the filmmakers aren't treating its audience as capable of thought, mostly by the everlasting string-laden soundtrack, that tells us how to think.
Atrocious facts narrated, strong thesis about Vatican's implications, which Cardinal Ratzinger has a voice on. Who hides and protects -in the name of the Church as superior istitution- is accomplice to the crimes.