Archive for November 12th, 2015
The long, resistant road to reformation: the Church today and “Spotlight” / America magazine
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Clergy Sexual Abuse, Future of the Church, Voice of the Faithful on November 12, 2015
On Saturday I saw “Spotlight,” the powerful new Tom McCarthy film about the Boston Globe’s work to break the Boston sexual abuse story in 2002 … It’s a surprisingly restrained, quietly devastating drama that well captures the unfolding horror of that moment. To my mind “Spotlight” is also a film that pushes the church to consider where it is today, and where it needs to go.” (boldface added)
By Jim McDermott, America magazine — Click here to read the rest of this article and click here to read “Watching ‘Spotlight’ as a young priest” by Sam Sawyer, S.J., for a similar take on the movie and the Church’s scandal.