Trailer for new documentary, “Who Takes Away the Sins…Scars of Clergy Sexual Abuse,” which will premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Wednesday, May 1
Received by email from John Michalczyk.
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The “Bob” in John’s email is Bob Hoatson, who will be holding a demonstration at St. Patrick’s cathedral in NYC tomorrow, March 17, St. Patrick’s day, of behalf of victims/survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.
The trailer whose link is provided below is VERY POWERFUL and COULD BE TRIGGERING for victims/survivors of sexual abuse. So, please BE CAREFUL!
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Dear Bob and Friends: Thank you very much for your commitment to this very important issue of clergy sexual abuse.We are completing a new documentary, “Who Takes Away the sins…Scars of Clergy Sexual Abuse”with the premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 PM.Here is the original trailer:
and one segment:
Also, we are fundraising to complete this film trying to raise the final $10,000 throughFilmmakers Collaborative in Boston. Of the 20 socially conscious films we producedsince 1991, many for PBS, this will be most important one for many reasons, especiallyto help in the healing of the survivors and the Church. If you are interested in assisting us in its completion, please let me know. (email@example.com)Good luck tomorrow, Bob. You have been a major factor in our work with yourincredible interview and the locating of local survivors. We’re grateful.
John and Susan MichalczykJohn J.Michalczyk Director, Film Studies Program Devlin 420 Boston College 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Phone: (617) 552-3895 Main Office: (617) 552-4295 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 3/16/2013 8:50 AM, Robert Hoatson wrote:
MARCH 16, 2013
Road to Recovery, Inc.
P.O. Box 279
Livingston, NJ 07039
“Ordinary Catholics deserve credit for identifying sexual abuse as most important issue confronting the Catholic Church”
“Pope Francis must place clergy sexual abuse victims’ healing as his top priority”
“Pope Francis must drive all the snakes out of the Church in imitation of St. Patrick”
What: A demonstration and leafleting thanking American Catholics for agreeing with
clergy sexual abuse victims that clergy sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church is the most important issue confronting the Roman Catholic Church and the new Pope Francis.
Where: In front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue and E. 51st Street, Manhattan, NYC
When: Sunday, March 17, 2013 (St. Patrick’s Day) from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. St. Patrick is the patron saint of the Archdiocese of New York.
Who: Clergy sexual abuse victims and their supporters, including many who have been assisted by Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity based in New Jersey, and its co-founder, Dr. Robert M. Hoatson.
Why: On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the Huffington Post released the results of a survey which asked 184 America Catholics to rank the most pressing issues facing the Roman Catholic Church. By a wide margin, ordinary Catholics indicated that clergy sexual abuse is the most serious and immediate concern of the Catholic Church and its leadership. This news has buoyed clergy sexual abuse victims who have waited for American Catholics to truly understand the damages and injuries caused by well-respected and honored members of the clergy. Clergy abuse survivors will stand in front of the most famous Catholic church in America and thank ordinary Catholics for “getting it.” 34% of Catholics in the survey said that clergy sexual abuse is, by far, the most important Catholic issue of our time. All other issues paled in comparison, and no other issue received a ranking above 9%. It is time for all American Catholics to get on the “road to recovery” by believing, supporting, and walking side by side with clergy sexual abuse victims.
Participants will urge newly-elected Pope Francis to do what American Catholics have done: place the handling of clergy sexual abuse at the very top of his list of priorities. He must drive all the snakes out of the Church in imitation of St. Patrick driving all the snakes out of Ireland.
Contacts: Dr. Robert M. Hoatson, President, Road to Recovery – 862-368-2800
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, Boston, MA – 617-523-6250