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Twist of Faith (2004)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 20 August 2004 (USA)
A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

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Credited cast:
Jeff Anderson ...
Himself - Interviewee
Barbara Blaine ...
Herself - SNAP President
David Clohessy ...
Himself - SNAP Executive Director
Sandy Comes ...
Herself
Tony Comes ...
Himself
Wendy Comes ...
Herself
Robert Donnelly ...
Auxillary Bishop of Toledo
Dennis Gray ...
Himself
Catherine Hoolahan ...
Herself - Tony's Attorney
Dennis O'Loughlin ...
Himself
Mike Sallah ...
Himself - Investigative Reporter, Toledo Blade
Jon Schoonmaker ...
Himself
John Shiffler ...
Himself - John Charles Shiffler (as Father John Shiffler)
Matthew Simon ...
Himself
Stephen Stanbery ...
Himself (as Father Stanbery)
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A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

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$2,474 (USA) (1 July 2005)

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$2,474 (USA) (1 July 2005)
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an individual family's struggle with a global problem
29 June 2005 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

I found this documentary to be well done, saddening, but also in the end inspirational. It seemed at least that this family committed to working things out even though things were difficult. I also found it to be a stinging indictment of the conduct of church officials, conduct unfortunately not limited to this particular circumstance. In my opinion, the Church as a body has not done nearly enough to express its sorrow and regret at the wholesale lack of action taken against known child abusers. I think that the RICO statutes should be used to prosecute many church leaders who took part in these cover-ups. The Church in Rome basically acts like none of this happened and still wants to hold itself out as some sort of moral authority. I don't buy it.


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