US newspaper Boston Globe's report proves Duterte's criticism versus some Filipino Priests valid
Yes, the movie was BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS.
When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.Later on, the cover-ups were revealed to have extended far beyond Massachusetts. In fact, several scandals and schemes were also unearthed in the Philippines.
I have seen the movie myself, so I tried to search for any news about the discovery. There's nothing much press about the explosive expose- perhaps the biggest scandal to ever hit the Philippine Catholic church- but fortunately, Sunstar took notice.
|Screengrab from Sunstar website - PTPA Krissia Luchansky|
DID YOU KNOW... ...Now, have you ever heard church leaders speak about these abuses? Were these sex predators brought to justice?
CEBU CITY IS LISTED AS AMONG THE PLACES IN THE WORLD, LED BY BOSTON IN THE U.S., WHERE “MAJOR SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDALS BYCATHOLIC PRIESTS HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED”?
A “footnote” to the 2015 movie “Spotlight,” which has reaped so far 12 award nominations (notably in Golden Globe and Oscars), lists five places in the Philippines: Cebu City, Bontoc (Mountain Province), Naval (Biliran), Manila, and Tubay (Agusan del Norte).
“Spotlight,” named after Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed sexual abuses of priests in Boston, which led to the resignation and banishment of Cardinal Law from that city’s archdiocese, exposed in 2002 the Roman Catholic Church as coddler of members of the clergy who preyed on children, starting with one Fr. John Geoghan, whose serial crimes spanned three decades under three cardinals and several archbishops.
Perhaps few moviegoers would see the list as it comes with the closing or end credits, when theater-goers stand to leave or movie watchers at home switch off the DVD.
But there it is for the world, if it cares, to see.
Cebu City made it to the list, which makes one wonder what happened to the sexual abuses that were committed by local priests and how the cases were resolved. In Boston, where the Spotlight team focused its energy, the offending priests were protected for many years in a massive cover-up that hid the sins and the offenders and allowed the sinning to go on for several years.
If the movie were to be believed, high-ranking church officials even helped to cover them up.
Let me be clear, this is not an attack on the Catholic Church, but on people who run it. People who pledged to uphold what is right and not the alternative right.
It is our right as citizens of a democratic country to ask. So I am asking our leaders in the catholic church, anyare?
US newspaper Boston Globe's report proves Duterte's criticism versus some Filipino Priests valid Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 8:58:00 AM Rating: