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SPOTLIGHT 20 Years Later by Chris O'Leary20 years ago, the first SPOTLIGHT articles, that revealed the Catholic sex abuse crisis in Boston, and inspired the movie of the same name, were released.

But what happened next?

After the articles and movie and 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report everything that followed.

What was it LIKE? How did it FEEL?

To be a survivor.

How did it AFFECT you? And your family?

And, above all else, has anything CHANGED?

Actually.

Those are the questions SPOTLIGHT inevitably raised but which, too often, and increasingly, and still, are being avoided by both lay Catholics and the press.

SPOTLIGHT at 20

The revelations of SPOTLIGHT are something the church, and lay Catholics, would like to locate firmly in the past.

Which is understandable.

But is it appropriate?

Sacrificed Podcast

I first tried to address the question of whether it's appropriate to locate SPOTLIGHT, and its revelations, in the past in my podcast Sacrificed in an episode entitled...

SPOTLIGHT@20

The approaching 20th anniversary of the release of the original SPOTLIGHT articles has me again looking at things.

And whether anything has CHANGED.

Fundamentally.

Actually.

And the answer isn't encouraging.

That's likely not what people WANT to hear, but it's what they NEED to hear, if another wave of damaged and destroyed lives, and scandal, is to be avoided.

And the Catholic Church is to be saved.

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If you'd like to help support my efforts to create this podcast, and expose the Abuse of the Abused by the Catholic Church, as well as The Program — or to help me just eat and pay my bills while I'm spending my time on this project — I've set up a GoFundMe...

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