Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Poster

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Alex Gibney examines reports of pedophilia within the Roman Catholic Church, focusing specifically on a group of men who alleged that they were abused as boys by a priest at a Milwaukee school for the deaf.

Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Wider Film Projects, Jigsaw Prods.

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  • Given the grievousness of their sins, one wonders why the church continues to shelter them. Might it not be more appropriate to excommunicate them, and refer them to the attention of the civil authorities? show more

  • Damning documentary pairs an individual sex-abuse case with analysis of institutional dysfunction at the Vatican. show more

  • The movie revisits the themes (and some of the same characters) of Amy Berg's chilling 2006 chronicle "Deliver Us from Evil." But it reaches further, expanding from one American diocese to Ireland, Italy, the Vatican and the career of the current pope. show more

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