New film puts spotlight on Boston’s pedophile priests

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Screenshot from the Spotlight trailer.

Screenshot from the Spotlight trailer.

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VENICE (Reuters) "Spotlight," starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of pedophile Roman Catholic priests, deals with just a fraction of sexual predation in the church, its director says.

  • Bernardo

    FEAR, SHAME and GUILT and COVER IT ALL UP, a standard response across the board with the “walking with god clerics” now forever walking with the common man–

    Obviously ordination in any religion is not assurance of good behavior !!!!!

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  • Be Brave

    Finally spotlighting the reason you don’t want homos+xuals anywhere near having authority over children.

    Now on to the same gender rapes in the military.

    Get your kids out of the BSA, the CC and the military now.

  • Dominic

    The Church scandal has always been great fodder for a movie. Like “‘All the President’s Men”, it unveils extraordinary scandal in our most treasured institutions. Catholics should just let it alone, see the film or ignore it as you would any Picture. Our government rose from the ashes of Watergate and so will the Church rise from this sinful page in its history.

  • Ted

    Hey BB, your latent homosexuality is showing again through your homophobia.

    Sociological statistics demonstrate convincingly that the vast majority of all pedophilia is heterosexual, and primarily involves fathers raping their daughters.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    Actually most pedophiles who are attracted to boys would take great umbrage at being called “homosexual” because a homosexual is someone attracted to other adults of the same gender. Predators always worm their way into positions of authority – teachers, clergy, guards in juvenile correctional facilities, etc. They thrive in the environment in which the openly gay are despised and excluded which takes suspicion off them. Anyone who seriously believes allowing gay scoutmasters, military members, etc. increases risk to children is seriously disconnected from reality because research proves that precisely the opposite is so.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    Oh, and what about the servicewomen raped and stalked and harassed by male servicemen? According to your logic, that must mean we need to get heterosexual males banned from the military, then.

  • Larry

    So BB when have you stopped lusting over prepubescent girls?

    After all you think that people are sexually attracted to children as a matter of course. By your logic if gay people are attracted to children of the same sex, then you must be attracted to children of the opposite one.

    If anything you are revealing your own pedophile instincts.

    Shame on you.

  • Greg1

    George, in most cases the male “children” were pubescent teens. So it is that gray are between “child” and “adult.” But technically labeled children.

  • Greg1

    This might be a good film. Anything that will highlight the filth that entered into the priesthood to do their own dirty stalking, is fine by me. I might add, though, that only the Catholic Church is doing anything about this issue, and will see it through to the end. That is a guaranty. Now it is time for the forces of exposure (the press, etc.) to begin to highlight this same issue that has been running rampant in the Public Schools, yet nothing is being done about it. So it is time to expose where those kids in the Public Schools are now the ones in the greatest danger, with those teachers being shuffled around from district to district. And nobody seems to care. Ah! the various Teachers’ Unions rule supreme. Let[s go Press, you’ve done a good job with the Church, now roll up your sleeves, and continue to the next phase.

  • “maybe it could start doing some reparations to the credibility of an institution that has meant a lot to people….”

    Enablers.

    Let the burden of the empty pews and empty coffers pull the church down to size. It should shrink to a small band of superstitious hysterics.