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Our Fathers (2005)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 21 May 2005
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A dramatized account of the hidden sexual abuse and scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church, and the characters, events, and policies that brought the abuse and scandal into existence.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Mitchell Garabedian
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Cardinal Bernard Law
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Angelo DeFranco
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Bishop Murphy
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Wilson Rogers Jr.
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Father Doyle
Colin Fox ...
Daniel Kibbe
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Patrick McSorley (as James Oliver)
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John J. Geoghan
Damien Atkins ...
Young Geoghan
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Tom Blanchette
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Bernie McDaid
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In the 1970s and 1980s a scandal was brewing in the Boston diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. Pedophile priests, especially Father John Geoghan, were sexually molesting young boys. Although the Cardinal at the time, Bernard Law, was made aware of the evil acts committed by Geoghan & other priests, he sided with the priests and quietly moved them from one church to the next, and kept the matter a secret from the authorities. Years later, the victims start to come forward, and a lawyer sues Cardinal Law & the diocese for hiding the crimes from the authorities. Cardinal Law arrogantly defends his behavior, and refuses to resign. Meanwhile, Father Geoghan is found guilty and sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Will the Cardinal resign now...or continue to try to hold onto his position? Written by medic249a2

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The catholic church in an age of scandal.

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Rated R for language, including some graphic depictions of sexual abuse | See all certifications »
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21 May 2005 (USA)  »

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Escândalo Oculto  »

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CAD 14,340,000 (estimated)
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Angelo DeFranco: Why did this happen to me?
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Not Catholic bashing
7 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie and am a practicing Catholic from Boston who worked in a rectory at age 12 in 1964 and did not hear of any abuse. I think the movie did a great job. I lived through the scandal. Before this happen I always said Cardinal Law had to be a cardinal because he could not get that ego in regular size church. You cant believe what this scandal has down to our diocese. And we cant blame lawyers or the media the only real culprit are the pedophile priests and those the covered it up. A a practicing Catholic I have always been aware of the secrecy in the everyday Church. When a Priests in our parish and left to get married have Mental disorders (nerves, drinking ) or left to get married it was if the just never existed. And why would anyone blame Jews for this movie. It looks like the writers , director and stars are not Jew's if that make a difference. Father Spag is in the parish next to ours and the movie did an accurate account of him. Except he is medium built Italian.


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