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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
  • 2012
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alex Gibney
  • Written by: Alex Gibney
  • Cast: Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Chris Cooper
  • UK release: 15 February 2013

Powerful and justifiably damning documentary from Enron/Taxi to the Dark Side director Gibney about the case of Father Lawrence Murphy, a Wisconsin priest who, between the 1950s and the 70s, abused hundreds of deaf boys in his care.

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

12 Feb 20134 stars

Damning doc implicating Pope Benedict XVI in the Catholic church's cover-up of child sex abuse

Roland Barthes devised the term 'inoculation theory' to explain how the dominant order in society permits a few ‘bad-apple’ individuals within corrupt organisations to be blamed for wrong-doing, as a way of deflecting attention away from any fundamental…

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