Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God 2012

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

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Examining the intricacies of global scandal through one haunting case, Mea Maxima Culpa is an impassioned and meticulous exposé on abuses of power and institutional sin.

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Filmmaker Alex Gibney examines reports of pedophilia within the Roman Catholic Church, focusing specifically on a group of men who alleged that they were abused as boys by a priest at a Milwaukee school for the deaf.

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Aaron Ballard
Lori Singer
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Jessica Kingdon
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Sheila Nevins
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Nicoletta Billi
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Ruth O'reilly
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Critic Reviews for Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (1)

  • A kind of unintentional leaving gift for the outgoing Pope Benedict, though it is not one he is likely to relish.

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
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  • The film shocks you to the marrow, and every frame burns with a righteous fire, itself religious in its intensity.

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The case has been widely reported but this is still an important film, laying out who knew what, and when. It's chilling: the conspiracy of silence goes all the way to the Vatican.

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
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  • This is a tremendous documentary: at once cool and scalding, outraged and meticulous; a must-see for everyone, both inside and outside the "House of God".

    February 14, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • It feels a bit like a monster movie. It is, too.

    November 16, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • In the end, decades of such crimes going undetected and undeterred under the aegis of one employer - any employer - speaks for itself. And the extraordinary perseverance and courage of the men from St. John's speaks louder still.

    November 16, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

  • Feb 20, 2013
    I understand that documentaries surrounding this subject may seem like well worn territory, but honestly until the Catholic Church really starts to own up to what its done (and I promise you it has not) lets keep making these. I'm glad that Gibney address the fact that the pedophile Priests were aided and abetted by not just the Church leadership, but also by a public who refused to believe these allegations.
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