Stillwater Critical Thinking Club

TOPIC: The Fall of the Moral Empire: How the Holy Roman Catholic Church has been in an unholy hotbed of child Sexual Abuse, permitted and created by top officials—the Pope--for centuries and how the American justice system and the media have exposed it through the crucible of the courtroom.

SPEAKER: Jeff Anderson, St. Paul Attorney. Jeff’s work in this area is known internationally and is featured in a film called Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God which is showing on HBO Feb. 4th and has already received critical acclaim and some awards in a movie produced by Alex Gibney. Jeff is also part of the production of a movie that was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007 called Deliver Us From Evil which is available on Netflix. He will bring his personal experiences in this odyssey of 29 years and share them candidly and also try to give some observations on some causes and contexts for how the most trusted institutions have failed us in child protection and what we can do about it.

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  • janet o.

    Jeff Anderson is an American hero.

    February 12, 2013

  • Lee S.

    Excellent presentation which is to be expected from Jeff Anderson who has devoted the past 29 years to prosecutuing pedophile clergy

    February 12, 2013

  • Dan T. O.

    Great session !

    February 11, 2013

  • Dan T. O.

    Great mtg! Great discussion ! No punches were pulled !

    February 11, 2013

  • Paul R.

    My regrets; I have a conflict with a library meeting. Look forward to seeing you next time.

    February 10, 2013

  • Douglas H.

    Looks great.

    February 6, 2013

  • Michael D.

    I don't disagree with the conclusions, and nor do I disregard victims, it's just that I want to hear about facts and their sources, not only conclusions.

    February 5, 2013

  • Michael D.

    This problem is not only a problem in complex organizations such as the administrative aspect of the Catholic Church, the problem is also alive and well in corporate America. For example, my brother in law won a huge award from Yellow Freight.

    Also, the above topic description is a paragraph of conclusions; should we not explore facts first?

    February 5, 2013

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