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Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 11, 2013, 6:45 a.m. EST by mideast (506)
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[-] 1 points by mideast (506) 1 year ago

‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ HBO's documentary details a damning record of sexual abuse by clergy NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Monday, February 4, 2013, 6:00 AM ‘Mea Maximum Culpa’ looks at Father Lawrence Murphy, Wisconsin priest, with Pat Kuehn, one of an estimated 100-200 children he molested in the 1950s and 1960s.

‘Mea Maxima Culpa’ looks at Father Lawrence Murphy, Wisconsin priest, with Pat Kuehn, one of an estimated 100-200 children he molested in the 1950s and 1960s.

Title: 'Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God' Network / Air Date: Monday at 9 p.m., HBO

Los Angeles church officials shielded pedophile priests and kept parishioners in the dark, personnel files reveal

Anyone who doubts the depth of trauma and betrayal inflicted by priests who sexually abused children should watch Alex Gibney’s haunting new documentary, “Mea Maxima Culpa.”

Gibney starts with a letter written in 1972 by a deaf man who had been a student at St. John’s School for the Deaf in Milwaukee. While he was there, he wrote, a popular teacher and priest named Father Lawrence Murphy sexually abused him.

Father Murphy, it turned out, was a serial abuser. He died in 1998, unpunished.

Statutes of limitations that prevented prosecution were part of the problem. Another factor, Gibney and his many interviewees argue, is that the Catholic Church, including the Vatican leadership, orchestrated a worldwide campaign of silence and coverup.

Only when more victims spoke out and more people began to acknowledge that the unthinkable had happened, Gibney reports, did the church admit there may have been lapses.

Even then, this documentary finds, the church acted almost entirely to protect itself. He names names, right up to former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.

While Gibney does not indict every Catholic or priest, he does argue persuasively that the church used confidentiality to avoid accountability for what almost everyone would agree were egregious crimes.

There is outrage at almost every step. An official response declining to take action against Father Murphy says no one would believe deaf kids, anyway. Other defenders say the victims were just experimenting, like all kids, and probably liked it.

Some critics of pursuing sex allegations against priests have argued that these are really stealth attacks against the church itself.

“Mea Maxima Culpa” makes it clear the far deadlier attack on the church came from those who abused children under the cover of its name.

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[-] -1 points by DeathsHead1 (-111) 1 year ago

Mind letting us know who you are calling a nazi a " pepophilia" manager?

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

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