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Alex Gibney: "Judging from statements from the Vatican, it's as if there has barely been a sex abuse crisis." ... "I think what this film does is show what happens to institutions when they become so convinced of their own goodness that they imagine that they can do no wrong."Wisconsin, former Milwaukee DA E. Michael McCann (1968-2006), the city of Milwaukee, Boulder Junction, Three Lakes, former Archbishop Rembert Weakland and host of heroic activists refusing to remain victims are featured in Alex Gibney's powerful, disturbing, inspiring and brilliant new documentary on the Catholic Church and its systemic preying on children by Catholic priests protected from on high, the current pope, Rat-something, who gives a shit what the guy's name is—Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
McCann and the Milwaukee Police Dept. don't come off well. They come off as bystanders and careerists who chose to look the other way.
Weakland is a hero, just not to the Catholic Church and its sick dogma.
By the way, to keep up on this ongoing atrocity, bookmark the good folks at SNAP, Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests.
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin's dumb senator, is not mentioned by name in the film but as he and his fellow Republicans saw fit to kill the Wisconsin Child Victims Act and take the side of the molesters and rapists, his actions live in the film as well.
I'm betting the current Republican legislature and Scott Walker won't have a change of heart.
|Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.|
That's why the Wisconsin Child Victims Act was killed. Locally, around here (the Madison area) Morlino is the head shit-head.
Whenever I think of organized pond scum such as the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, I take solace in the words of Norman Cohn. A "mood of passive compliance" is all that is required for atrocities to take place.
But these victims, robbed of their childhoods, spoke up, beginning with homemade flyers (at right) they handed out at Milwaukee City Hall and Catholic institutions.
This is the beginning of how this came to light. I surely would like to meet these people some day and have a cold beer with them.
Passive compliance v. these brave people.
Passive compliance never stood a chance.