Thursday, 6 March 2014

Mea Maxima Culpa

We've been hearing more and more recently about paedophile priests. But it's been something that's been going on since the 1960s and 70s... well, even earlier than that, but this is the story that starts there, and deals with Silence in the House of God.

We start with three deaf men telling of their childhood events when Fr Lawrence Murphy molested them... and how the Church did nothing about it. Then we hear of other stories, and... how the Church did nothing about it. Even when they did something about it, they didn't really do anything about it. And in present day... still the same story, whereby it's 'poor priests' and that's about it.

I can't say this movie made me angry, because it didn't surprise me. If anything, I was just sad at how little has been done and, cynically, how little is going to continue to happen. As long as the Church has the respect of the populace, it's going to get away with this. It claims to be the moral leader... and the attitude to evidence against that is 'shush'. It's not new news to me.

A good telling of many of the details of some of what has been happening, but your ability to put up with the details may vary.


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