Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

About the Show

Director Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who sexually abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control, the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions that believe because they stand for good they can do no wrong.