SNAP is thrilled to support the Spotlight Movie.
We strongly encourage everyone to see it and to talk about it with their family, friends, loved ones, and communities. While it has been an emotional experience for many, overwhelmingly we hear from survivors who feel empowered and motivated to advocate for others. We have been receiving so much feedback we wanted to create a place to share it with the SNAP community.
How do you feel about the film? Were you surprised by anything in the film? From your perspective, did it resonate with your experience? Would you go see it again and who would you take with you? Please leave your comments below.
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Sincerely, Dottie Klammer (leader Richmond, VA)
sexual abuse of children which seems to have begun the at the very beginning of the church,
according to Italians.
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“An excellent compelling movie. I thought I would be emotionally skewed by the presentation because my son was abused by a priest ‘friend’, but I remained objective throughout the balanced coverage of this shameful and continuing occurrence.”
“I will see it with my wife. Thank you for fighting.”
“Every Catholic person, especially ranting clergy, should see this movie. My oldest, dearest friend (of over 50 years) is in total denial over this culture of child rape and abuse. I am a victim/survivor. We no longer speak to each other because of his ignorant hostility towards victims. “Living in denial is the lowest form of cowardice” God Bless you all!"
“Spotlight captures the wish to repress the common knowledge of systemic sexual abuse, mental abuse, and destruction of children within the Catholic Church. Sadly they are hardly the only abusers with unchecked power. However they are standouts!”
“Wonderful! Was thrilled to see it was voted ‘Best Movie’ of the year. Was not shown long in my area. Wish it had more press. I saw it on a weekday morning, only 14 people in the theatre.”
“The Spotlight movie gave me a great release to talk about my abuse. I talked to Dave Clohessy and he said he has seen the movie 4 times.”
“An important story told very well. More work similar to Spotlight’s should be done by other newspapers in other cities – and it should be publicized as well as this movie did!”
“I thought it was very well done.”
“A great film.”
“It was great. I think it should be a required viewing for every priest in the diocese. My son was a victim (now 50yrs old) when he was 13.”
“Terrific! And Cardinal Law(less)was sent off to a cushy spot in Rome at Sta. Maria Maggiore, one of the most important churches! Thanks to John Paul II, who’s now a saint!!!!!”