I spent Friday evening watching the US Premier of MEA MAXIMA CULPA , a documentary about the child sex abuse scandal that was exposed during the 2000s.
The investigation was started by a single letter written by a deaf man in the 1970s, complaining about a catholic priest at St John's school for the deaf in MIlwaukee.
The movie presents clear evidence of a cover up by archbishops, and the sitting Popes (John Paul II and Benedict XVI).
I am not a catholic. I am wondering how other catholics feel about this scandal knowing that the church protected the priests and not the children, and that this practice certainly went on for decades, if not centuries.
If you are unaware of the depth of the cover up, go see this movie. It will be at some of your movie theaters, and air on HBO in 213.