Victims of Catholic Sex Abuse Cite Impact of ‘Spotlight’

Posted to Politics November 25, 2015 by Graham Vyse,

The new movie Spotlight is generating Oscar buzz for its depiction of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prizewinning investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. In the nation’s capital, the film is also encouraging advocates for abuse victims who want religious institutions — and the D.C. government — to do more for their cause.

“It’s very motivating to myself and other leaders,” said Becky Ianni, the D.C. and Virginia director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). Ianni told InsideSources she’s seen an increase in phone calls from victims since Spotlight has been promoted and released in the past few months.

“Some people have actually mentioned the film,” she said. Ianni came forward in�� 2006 with her own story of molestation by a pastor in Alexandria, Va. Since then, she and SNAP have been pushing for  . . . 

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  • Barbara Joan
    commented 2015-11-28 12:45:10 -0600
    SNAP Chicago, please email me info for next Chicago SNAP chapter, Finally, coming out of the shadow and into the light so I and my family can heal.Happy Thanksgiving indeed!, Barbara Joan on SNAP facebook page where you can pm me, or email me at Peace, love,healing, blessings, to all!
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