Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Several weeks back, the Boston Globe and a handful of folks in the Chancery were all in atwitter-and-atwatter about the movie 'spotlight' which was marketed as 'a true story' of the Boston Globe 'investigation' into the sexually active ephebophiles in the 1960s and 70s.
I haven't seen the movie, nor do I know anyone who has, but I'm skeptical they honestly reported the genesis of the investigation was Richard McBrien, Walter Cuenin and a group of priests and lay people interested in overthrowing the structure of the Roman Catholic Church with a blueprint that is oddly identical to that of Pope Francis.
Cardinal O'Malley issued a statement that he couldn't wait to rush to the theater to see a movie about catastrophic corruption in the Church. Rather peculiar for a man who expressed his disinterest in the movie The Passion of the Christ.
Funny how he doesn't respond to our letters documenting spiritual abuse but will rush out to see a movie about how ignoring complaints once took a big chunk out of their backsides.
Aside from journalists, Cardinal O'Malley and a few handful of seniors from 'voice of the faithful', I couldn't imagine who would be interested in playing audience to another round of flogging the Corpus of Christ. After ten thousand apologies and eight years, malcontents continued to advance with malice and vengeance. Eventually, everyone realized these people had an antiCatholic agenda.
Most people eventually came to realize priests were being maliciously targeted. Many knew falsely-accused priests and saw their horrific treatment. We all watched as every vulture with a heretical agendas surfaced to advance their causes.
Dave Pierre did an excellent job in putting the history together in a book called Sins of the Press which I highly recommend. The book is being sold on Amazon. It's a great rebuttal.
The movie Spotlight was released on November 6th. It has piddled, grossing only $295 thousand opening week. As a comparison, Jurrasic World grossed $524.5 million opening week.
It appears to have broken a record for the lowest grossing movie in film history, beating "The BIG Balloon Adventure" which grossed $444 thousand in its opening week.
Not on the radar of the people in the pews.