Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

JUSTICE, RELIGION, SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 26 Nov 2012

Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!

Film Exposes Horror of Catholic Child Sex Abuser, Heroism of His Victims

“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, investigates how a charismatic priest in Milwaukee abused more than 200 deaf children in a Catholic boarding school under his control.

The young students were molested again and again by Father Lawrence Murphy, who stalked them in their dorm rooms at night, on trips to his rural cabin, and even in the confessional booth. Gibney, whose past films include, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” and the Academy Award-winning “Taxi to the Dark Side,” joins us to discuss his new exposé, which opens this Friday [16 Nov 2012] in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, and will debut on HBO in February 2013.

 

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