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Abuse: Breaking the Silence.

Watched this documentary on iplayer, and I would thoroughly recommend it. It's another sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. But the familiarity of the story - priest abuses, boys complain, the priests are moved, the boys ignored and so on - doesn't prevent this being a powerful documentary, with the various men involved having different motives, different ways of seeing the case.

And to an extent the reaction of the head of the order was admirable. It's nuanced, fair, and devastating. I would really recommend it, though it's not easy watching.

eta: A friend's reaction to Cunningham's abuse.

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I was raised nominally Catholic (then born-again later on) but priests were always remote authority figures that I only got proximity to during actual communion. That seems to be the norm here, but I've wondered what the abuse statistics might be in my very Roman Catholic country.
 
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