Monday, February 04, 2013

Caveat Emptor: Alex Gibney's "documentary" on the clergy sex abuse scandal

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you.

As always, and just in time for Lent, the abominable sex abuse crisis triggered by fallen clergy and mismanaged by many bishops is now again on the fore, thanks to an HBO "documentary" produced by Alex Gibney. This documentary is titled "Mea máxima culpa" after the words of the Confiteor.

I want to share with you some criticism of said work already published at which you should all know, were you choose to watch this documentary. Keep it all in mind as you watch.

Here We Go Again: Trailer For Upcoming Film Rehashes 2010 Smear by NY Times Against Pope Benedict
(August 21, 2012 :: **Our most basic overview/primer, based on the trailer**)
A Response to Alex Gibney About 'Mea Maxima Culpa'
(Catholic World Report blog, Nov. 14, 2012)