Documentary on child abuse and justice in Catholic church to be shown at Vanderbilt University; Director Jason Berry to speak at March 12 screeningFeb. 29, 2008, 9:13 AM
A documentary about the justice system of the Vatican in a case of child abuse will be screened at Vanderbilt University, followed by a discussion with the director.
Vows of Silence will be presented at 4:10 p.m. in Room 101 of Buttrick Hall on the Vanderbilt campus on Wednesday, March 12. Director Jason Berry will attend and lead a discussion after the film.
The film tracks the case of Father Marcial Maciel, a church official and founder of the Legionaries of Christ congregation, which has centers in 20 countries. Maciel retired in 2006 after being accused of sexual abuses. It follows a book on the case of the same title by Berry and Gerald Renner.
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