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.