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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Remembering B16

A year ago today B16 announced he would retire. Today there are tons of articles on this, most of them praising Benedict and his reign. I feel differently - I think he was a pretty bad pope, and for so many reasons, but perhaps the biggest - the way he handled the sex abuse problem. So let's take a moment to recall a 2012 documentary film by AlexGibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side) ... Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God .... about the Lawrence Murphy case, the investigation of which led right up to the Vatican (Pope accused of failing to act on sex abuse case - BBC).

The New York Times wrote about the movie ... A Silent Trail Leads Beyond a Cover-Up of Protracted Abuse

And Roger Ebert reviewed it, giving it 3.5 stars ... here

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