- Dec 7, 2019
Anybody who sees “By the Grace of God,” a new French-language film that details a true-to-life French clerical sex abuse scandal, may be struck by similarities to the U.S. drama “Spotlight,” which dealt with the abuse scandal that erupted in Boston in 2002.
A new play wrestles with the complexities of the clergy abuse crisis.
What the documentary aspires to achieve is compelling the Polish bishops to take the responsibility the Holy See is demanding them to assume.
I always knew that watching “Spotlight” was going to be difficult for me, so I kept putting it off. Finally, with my wife out of town last week, I sprawled on the family-room floor with my two big dogs and steeled myself to view the Oscar-winning film about the investigation
The head of Pope Francis’ special commission on clergy sexual abuse has praised the “Spotlight” movie as “an important film” and praised the role journalists played in revealing the Catholic Church’s coverup of clergy sexual abuse. “By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the
The also-rans fade from memory fast. Not so the winners. So Sunday’s surprise Oscar winner, “Spotlight,” now takes its place with other famed best pictures: “12 Years a Slave,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby, “Forrest Gump,” “Schindler’s List,” and, way back in 1972, “The Godfather.” Way back in 1972