The film depicting The Boston Globe's investigative team reporting on the church's sexual abuse scandal took home on Sunday the Academy's highest honor.
The critically acclaimed movie “Spotlight” could receive a Best Picture Oscar this Sunday. The film about how The Boston Globe investigated and brought to light clergy sexual abuse of children and its cover up in the Boston archdiocese has brought renewed awareness to the scandal worldwide.
But many Catholics have had a heightened sense of the crisis all along. Some of those Catholics — determined to remain faithful while addressing the scandal — formed Voice of the Faithful only a couple of months after the Globe’s sensational January 2002 story appeared.
On Interfaith Voices every week, we scan the news and upcoming events and ask, “Is there a religion angle to this story?”
When the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia were in the news, for example, we produced a feature on the Russian Orthodox Church and its important political role in Putin’s administration.
This week, it’s the Oscars. And my senior producer for Interfaith Voices, Laura Kwerel, who is Jewish, asked quite innocently, “Have you ever heard of the Legion of Decency?”
The 86th Academy Awards are Sun., March 2; Charity Sr. Rejane Cytacki never misses them, and this year she finds inspiration in three films that are powerful testimonies to the strength of the human spirit.