I recently purchased a documentary DVD titled "Vows of Silence" a film by Jason Berry. It covers the career of Fr. Marcial Maciel, founder of a militant Catholic organization known as The Legionaries of Christ. Many Catholics consider Maciel to be a saint, yet allegations began to surface decades ago that he was sexual predator who took advantage of scores of young seminarians, many who are priests today. This documentary is about the efforts of Maciel's victims to bring him to justice and the ensuing coverups involving three popes, including Benedict XVI.


"Vows of Silence" won the Best TV Documentary Award at the Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival. It's presently available on Amazon.

Views: 126

Replies to This Discussion

A number of Roman Catholics, even some conservative Roman Catholics, are publicly objecting to the May 1 formal beatification of Pope John Paul II, because he protected Maciel.
It was partially because of their activities that I did some research on Maciel and discovered this film. I feel that the Vatican is the world's most politically and morally corrupt religious organization in existence.



Update Your Membership :




Nexus on Social Media:


Latest Activity

tom sarbeck replied to Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
7 minutes ago
Thomas Murray replied to Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
52 minutes ago
Profile IconMelissa Houck, Jonathan K Stone and Dean Weber joined Atheist Nexus
1 hour ago
A. D'Agio posted photos
1 hour ago
Loren Miller posted a photo
1 hour ago
BenGee posted a status
"I'm so done with allergy season already. And its only been a week!"
1 hour ago
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Resonance makes disproportionate weather extremes in the group Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists
2 hours ago
Gwen posted songs
3 hours ago

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service