The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
“This creates a culture that tolerates and even protects pedophiles.”
“We’ve got two stories here: We’ve got a story about degenerate clergy and we’ve got a story about a bunch of lawyers turning child abuse into a cottage industry.”
” ‘Sick leave isn’t the only description they use to take these priests out of circulation. They use a sleugh of terms: ‘Absent on leave’, ‘unassigned’, emergency response…” / “They got a word for everything….!” / “Yeah, except ‘rape’.”
“Operating the way MacLeish [the lawyer] has always guarantees the abuse stays under wraps.”
“Mark my words Mr Rezendez, if it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one…”
“We need to focus on the institution, not the individual priests. ‘Practice and policy’. Show me the church manipulated the system so these guys didn’t have to face charges. Show me they put the same priests back into parishes time and time again. Show me this was systemic, and it came from the top down … We’re going after the system.”
“Show me this was systemic: That it came from the top down…”