Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God Reviews

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July 7, 2013
....der Film zu Ratze's Rücktritt? Fand er deshalb Verleiher? Unglaublich wie so vieles was durch Rom gedeckelt wird.
July 7, 2013
A brilliantly produced documentary charting the shocking abuse of young deaf boys and many others in the Catholic Church. With first hand account & documentation leading right to the very top of the organisation this is both upsetting, disturbing and shameful that not only can it happen, but that it is tolerated, acknowledged and greeted with silence.
½ July 4, 2013
Proof positive that The Vatican leads the world's most exploitative and self-serving organisation. If they truly believed in God, they'd KNOW they're all going to Hell.
July 3, 2013
A documentary detailing the chilling, extensive and systematic hierarchical failure to protect those with and without a voice. While a number of documentaries have already covered this subject matter, every frame in Mea Maxima Culpa packs a punch and then some. A must watch for all, if only to recognise the shackles of a House (or indeed any organisation) with imperfect people.
June 30, 2013
disturbing and excellent documentary telling the story of the systematic abuse of young deaf boys in a catholic school in Wisconsin and uncovering the wealth of lies and secrecy in the catholic church.
It is a well told documentary. Heartbreakingly blunt in its frankness and chills you to the bone.
½ June 29, 2013
god bless the children, religion is th
½ June 24, 2013
A powerful, unsettling but ultimately necessary Documentary that not only exposes the heinous acts by priests in the Catholic Church but their incredible global cover up.

Featuring interviews with deaf ex students who where molested, priests that stood out against it & other media groups.

The story centres on Father Murphy who molested 200 boys & was never expelled from priesthood & never punished for his crimes.

Although its difficult to watch, its honest & targeted and scary to see the church's blatant attempt to cover it all up.
June 18, 2013
It lacks cinematic clout, but Mea Maxima Culpa really opens your eyes, and will inspire anger in most.
June 17, 2013
Facinating documentary about abuse and the Catholic church and how the church hushed up alligations going back to the 60s.
The film starts in a church run school for the deaf where boys barely in into there teens where abused by the preist who was meant to look after them.
Director Alex Gibney allows the now grown up boys to vent there anger at the system that failed them and how despite many pleas little or nothing was done as preists were seen to be above all the laws as they were men of the cloth.
The film then moves its focus to the Vactican itself and how a preist close to pope John Paul the Second was a massive morphine addict and serial abuser of boys.
The Vactican is show to not bother or even cover up these allegations which spread through the church like a cancer causing many to challenge there own faith.
Gibneys film pulls no punches in its critcism of the chuch and Cardinal Ratzinger who of course became pope in 2005 and had been tasked with dealing with abuse cases.
The film shows how the church dragged it heels and even thought they could cure paedophile preists by sending them to specialist centres.
The church comes off in a very bad light indeed and the victims are brave and determined individuals who are determined to see justice served even if it means hiring lawyers to sue the church for failing them.
A film which will make you question your own faith and how men of god abuse that lofty position.
½ June 16, 2013
Densely packed documentary but feels it lacks resolution and deeper insight.
June 13, 2013
Oh my god.

Oh. My. God.

No pun intended.

Shocking and disgusting.
½ June 11, 2013
Compiles the stories of global child abuse from St. John's Deaf School in Milwaukee to the Vatican. Highlighting the coverups, stigma and statutes that have been utilised since the 1950s. A great if disturbing watch!
June 11, 2013
The story of catholic child abuse , cover-ups and criminal neglect of duty is laid undeniably bare. Catholic priests and bishops come and go like Ikes reptiles. Horrible.
June 9, 2013
The perfect image of the catholic church is becoming harder and harder to maintain
May 25, 2013
This is riveting. There is zero reason the Catholic church should be recognized as a state. Child molestation lead to the church's ultimate demise.
½ May 6, 2013
From the director of "Taxi to the Dark Side," "Enron" and "Client 9." All great documentaries.
½ May 5, 2013
A brilliant documentary that exposes the sexual abuse of deaf mute boys by Catholic priests in Milwaukee, USA and follows the trail of lies, deception and denial to the Pope himself. If this level of abuse had occurred in any company or public institution, the perpetrators would be in prison now and the institution closed down. This should be watched by as many people as possible - the abuse is sensitively handled - because this is a story that we all have a responsibility to be aware of. I was shocked by the widespread nature of the abuse, and by the total silence of the Church. To target deaf mute boys whose parents cannot 'sign' so that they cannot tell their parents is nothing short of inhuman. Alex Gibney deserves a huge amount of credit for writing and directing this movie. See it. Please.
April 30, 2013
A hard-hitting documentary about four deaf men who were molested by the same priest as children. The silenced demand to be heard, and be ready because their for voice is loud and powerful!
April 27, 2013
Another reason not to be part of this religious cult.
April 8, 2013
Gripping and likely to inspire anger at such wicked injustice
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