You asked: What is Spotlight based off of?

Was Spotlight based on a book?

Betrayal: Crisis in the Catholic Church tells the story of the investigation into widespread child abuse in Boston which inspired the major new film Spotlight (released 29th January 2016), up for 6 Oscars. …

Is Spotlight on Netflix true?

Spotlight, American fact-based dramatic film, released in 2015, that won two Academy Awards, including that for best picture. The movie chronicles the efforts of a team of Boston Globe journalists to bring to light the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests in Boston.

What percent of priests are child molestors?

Philip Jenkins, professor at the Department of Religion and History at Penn State University, questioned the theses of increased sexual abuse among priests, saying the percentage of priests accused of molesting minors is 1.8%, much of which is not about pedophilia alone.

Is spotlight based on fact?

The new movie “Spotlight” has been nominated for the Golden Globes and is expected to gain an Oscar nomination in the new year. The critically-acclaimed film is based on the true story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the pedophile-priest scandal in the Catholic Church.

What was the Catholic Church’s response to spotlight?

Spotlight is an angry movie, but also a sad one, blaming Church leaders but also mourning the loss of faith among victims and others. At least two clerics are noted as men of conscience who did what they could, and the film acknowledges failures beyond the Church as well, even at the Globe itself.

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Is spotlight anti Catholic?

Following the film’s Best Picture win at the Oscars, Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano ran a column assuring that it is “not an anti-Catholic film“, and Vatican Radio revealed that clerics in Rome have been recommending the film to each other.

How many priests were convicted in Boston?

In early 2002, The Boston Globe published results of an investigation that led to the criminal prosecutions of five Roman Catholic priests and thrust the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy into the national spotlight.