February 18, 2013

Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)

Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
Directed by: Alex Gibney
Country: USA

Review: Dedicated to the students of St.John’s School for the Deaf in Wisconsin, this documentary unveils the sexual abuses committed by Father Lawrence Murphy, who molested more than 200 minor deaf boys before 1975. Four former students describe in detail what happened, comparing the pedophile priest to a sly wolf, a predator who entered every night into the dormitory to pick one of the silent lambs. It didn’t stick only with this individual case and many other priests' names were mentioned, not just in US, but also in Ireland and Italy. It also discloses the stratagems of the Vatican to conceal the facts and protect the pedophiles from being properly tried, as criminals that they are. Not even the popes John Paul II or Benedict XVI were spared to criticism. The savvy director Alex Gibney, made the interviewees show their anger and indignation without exploiting them emotionally. Sufficiently explanatory to show the world the demonic crimes hidden by Catholic Church.

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