Originally Posted by roadfix
Spotlight. Very interesting film about Boston Globe's investigations and its lead up story to the Catholic Church cover up of the child molestation charges.
And the story is still not at an end. More and more grown folks are still coming forward to tell of their being abused. The Boston Archdiocese has a huge slush fund for future victims. I haven't seen the film, but Cardinal Law was about to be indicted for the cover up. The Pope called him to Rome before they could arrest him. A lot of Bostonians are still angry that he escaped punishment. But he is in no hurry to return to the States.
I don't know if the film covered the whole story, but it goes all the way back to Cardinal Cushing in the 50's. Not a pretty picture as a whole. Only a couple of priest were defrocked and sent to prison. One was murdered in there. But not before he was raped himself.