I'm Catholic and come from a Catholic family. Most of my education was in parochial schools. The first time I ever heard about a priest being sexually inappropriate was when I was a young adult, new in my broadcast career and working in Milwaukee. I was at a neighborhood bar with friends and struck up a conversation with a friendly guy about Catholic school. We traded stories about being altar boys. Then we talked about altar boy retreats. I never went on one but he used to attend them. He stopped when a priest came into his room one night. "The next thing I know, he's on top of me," he said seriously. I was stunned and speechless for a moment because I'd never heard of such a thing. I said, "Did you tell your parents?" He replied that his parents would've killed him had he ever said something like that about the beloved priest. There was nothing he could do. And then I got it. It wasn't just sex. It was power. The abuse of power.
Put it on your cineplex movie list. Spotlight is one of the best films of this year.