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MEA MAXIMA CULPA: Silence in the House of God

Directed by Alex Gibney

Not Rated | 106 min | 2012 | USA

Academy Award®–winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all way to the Vatican. Gibney’s investigation leads from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., Ireland, Rome and beyond. He delves into the unsavory role that Pope John Paul II played in cover-ups, and examines the pivotal position occupied by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — now Pope Benedict XVI — the former Vatican overseer of sex-abuse cases. Mea maxima culpa translates as “my most grievous fault” in the old Latin Catholic mass. Who has the courage to make that confession?

Film will be subtitled in English for the hearing impaired and the Q+A will be signed in ASL

*Skype Q+A with The New York Times reporter Laurie Goodstein who broke the story, moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MST