Mea Maxima Culpa : Silence in the House of God

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God is a 2012 documentary film directed by Alex Gibney. The film details the first known protest against clerical sex abuse in the United States by four deaf men. It features the voices of actors Jamey Sheridan, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, and John Slattery, who provide the vocal translation of the deaf interviewees.


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Comment by Plinius on February 18, 2013 at 2:45am

Finally found the time to watch this - thanks for sharing, Napoleon!

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 17, 2013 at 5:18pm

Joan, there are two things you can do;

1. Simply download it to your computer. You need the right sort of media player such as Realplayer.   or

2. Switch the videos below on until playing then switch off and the video will download in about 15 minutes then you can watch it without stops and starts.


Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 2:54pm
I can't get this version; nor can I mark "Like".

The Vplay version began after a long loading time and it is very spotty - starts and stops.
What other things can we do to get it to the public?
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2013 at 12:02am

I was able to watch parts 1 & 2. There are not words to express grief the Roman Catholic church imposed on the human species and did so for years and years, without prosecution, conviction and penalty. Living in mansions, or retreating into some sanctuary is no penalty. This is a time when I wish there were a Hell for those who abused boys and girls and I wish the eternal damnation is as horrible as art shows it to be. 

One of the things that disgusts me most is the notion that these men thought of themselves as entitled to do what they did. They used just about every sick delusion one could think of to deny their crimes.

Another thing that continues to this day is the notion of forgiveness. There should be no such thing as forgiveness; they are not worthy of forgiveness. Betrayed and then to forgive reveals as deeply imbedded mental illness as being a betrayer. 

Napoleon, I am glad you were able to post these two videos; I tried to find other sources for the films and am blocked at every turn. You did us a service. 

Loren, I agree, take the time to watch and think about what this film means. 

Comment by Jaime Leyton on February 14, 2013 at 10:45pm

Thank you so much for sharing such an interesting and claryfing documentary.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 14, 2013 at 6:25am

Mea Maxima Culpa - Silence in the House of God (part 1)

Mea Maxima Culpa - Silence in the House of God (part 2)

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 12, 2013 at 10:23pm

I will download it and replace it if YouTube takes it down.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 12, 2013 at 10:13pm

I will take a guess and say that either the producers of Mea Maxima Culpa or HBO will sooner or later complain about the movie being posted on YouTube and take it down ... but for those of you who haven't seen it, take the time and do so.

It's necessary.  It's ugly as fuck, but it's necessary.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 12, 2013 at 9:57pm

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