Documentary on child abuse in the Catholic Church wins three Emmys

Documentary on child abuse in the Catholic Church wins three Emmys

“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” wins Creative Arts Emmys

From the link:

The feature documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” has picked up three Creative Arts Emmys for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking, outstanding writing and outstanding picture editing.

The movie is about child abuse by a Catholic priest in a US school. It tells the story of four deaf men who were abused during the 1960s and who sought to expose the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophilia around the world.

Directed by Alex Gibney it was partially funded by the Irish Film Board.

Speaking to our sister publication, the Irish Voice, Gibney said “I was raised Catholic so it was obviously an emotional issue for me…I mean, it’s a shocking story for anyone but particularly for Catholics.

“What motivated me to take it on was the particular poignancy of this story, involving over 200 deaf students and the fact that they appear to be the first ones in the United States who raised a public protest about what happened to them.”

He spoke about the cover ups involving the Catholic Church and also governments. He ended by saying “Criminal prosecutions should only stop when we know that the cover ups have stopped.

“Prosecutions are important in terms of making them stop. You’re now seeing them in the United States where priests are being held to account not just for abusing but also for covering up abusing priests.

“That’s why survivors are so furious at the church, because it doesn’t seem to understand the need to show justice.”

Read the full interview here.

Check out the trailer for the documentary here:


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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on September 23, 2013, in Bill Donohue, Catholic League, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Father Lawrence Murphy, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Uncategorized, Vatican, William A Donohue and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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