US Catholic Faith in Real Life

‘Spotlight’ speaks truth to power

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“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.” In the movie Spotlight, those words, spoken almost in passing by a victims’ attorney, Mitchell Garabedian (played by Stanley Tucci), come to carry the main moral weight of the film. 
 
Spotlight depicts the 2002 Boston Globe investigation of sex abuse by priests that eventually led to the removal of Cardinal Bernard Law and initiated a long overdue age of reckoning for the church at large.
 

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