February 2, 2013 10:02 PM

Sara Smith | Documentary ‘Mea Maxima Culpa’ shines new light on Catholic sexual abuse

It would be comforting to call the horrific violations recounted in “Mea Maxima Culpa” unthinkable. But after decades of revelations about the epidemic of sexual abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the ever-accompanying accounts of enabling church officials, a new documentary from Oscar winner Alex Gibney tracks the problem to its source.

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