Spotlight Pemenang Oscar “Film Terbaik” Membongkar Korupsi Sistemik Dalam Institusi Gereja

PRIOR, John Mansford (2016) Spotlight Pemenang Oscar “Film Terbaik” Membongkar Korupsi Sistemik Dalam Institusi Gereja. Jurnal Ledalero, 15 (1). pp. 94-118. ISSN 2503-4316

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This essay begins as a reflection on the Oscar award winning documentary Spotlight which relates how an investigative team of journalists at The Boston Globe in 2002 uncovered the extent of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese of Boston, and its systematic cover-up by Church and civic leaders. The investigation moved from a study of individual cases to the corrupt culture endemic in a hierarchical Church run by a caste of “celibate” males. The scandal is global, and remains with us today. The essential shift from the priority of avoiding scandal (and thus covering-up) to the placing of the victim at the centre, has yet to become consistent policy. Spotlight’s relevance to the Indonesian Church’s culture of silence is clear. Urgency demands acknowledgement of past and present failure, and immediate action to protect minors, punish offending priests, and put bishops who cover-up on trial. The clericalistic culture, so frequently condemned by Pope Francis, needs dismantling

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Magister Ilmu Agama/Teologi Kontekstual
Depositing User: Mr Fransiskus Xaverius Sabu
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 05:08
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 05:08

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