New documentary highlights whistleblowers against clergy sexual abuse
by Beth Griffin | February 10, 2015

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A Matter of Conscience: Confronting Clergy Abuse

Documentary Premiere: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:00pm

(with panel discussion following the film) Co-Producers: Susan A. Michalczyk and John J. Michalczyk

The 50 minute documentary, A Matter of Conscience: Confronting Clergy Abuse focuses on the courageous individuals who placed the welfare of vulnerable and innocent children above the image of the Catholic Church. Those who came forward to report clergy abuse to religious and civil authorities suffered serious repercussions, including being marginalized by other religious. Yet, they made the decision to act rather than look away, and to speak up rather than remain silent. Their words and their actions demonstrate the strength of individuals who take a stand when facing the abuse of power. With a new Pope pledging transparency, is it possible to see future significant changes that bring about accountability and justice?

Information: Prof. John Michalczyk (michalcj@bc.edu) Prof. Susan Michalczyk (michalcz@bc.edu)

Read the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights blog post about this film here.