Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In The Dark
Caught a few minutes of the film Spotlight, the one dealing with the scandals over sexual abuse as carried out by members of the Catholic clergy in Boston. It looked excellent - gripping in a serious manner. As always I'm left sort of conflicted over the whole issue. On the one hand I was the recipient of a wonderful Catholic education without a hint of abuse; on the other, the horror of what the victims had to go through - and are still going through to this day - and the almost unthinkable idea that men for whom I had great respect in general terms were capable in some, indeed many, cases of dreadful wickedness. As usual I'm left depressed to have been thinking about all this, but it cannot be ignored - especially by those in positions of some authority who have dealings with young people.