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The Resource Holy water-gate, by Mary Healey-Conlon, (electronic resource)

Holy water-gate, by Mary Healey-Conlon, (electronic resource)

Label
Holy water-gate
Title
Holy water-gate
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Healey-Conlon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Holy Water-Gate explores the lengths to which sexual abuse has been systematically obscured throughout the nation. It presents startling testimony from an admitted priest perpetrator, church officials and victims, as well as the story of Father John Bambrick who was himself molested by a priest as an adolescent and continues to seek justice for fellow victims. The victims, victims advocates, priests and reporters who tried to reveal the situation to public view were repeatedly blocked and/or harassed by the perpetrators themselves and by church officials. In particular the film examines abuse that was occurring in several areas around the country, including Rhode Island, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New York and the methods and mechanisms used to conceal this wide-spread abuse. In chilling testimony, an admitted perpetrator priest, Father William C., recounts his abuse of two children who reported their abuse to the police. The report "disappeared", and no criminal charges were made. The Church sent him for six months of therapy and later reassigned him to six different parishes. When stories about the sexual abuse began appearing in the Boston Globe, the New York Times and many other newspapers, many victims came forward with their stories and sued the Church. It is clear that the Church put the protection of priests ahead of the protection of children compounding the problem for thousands of Catholic families and individual victims
Awards note
  • Best Documentary, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2005
  • Cine Golden Eagle, 2004
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Healey-Conlon, Mary
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
57
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Holy water-gate, by Mary Healey-Conlon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1646840
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646840/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211542
  • (OCoLC)794307792
Video recording format
other
Label
Holy water-gate, by Mary Healey-Conlon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1646840
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646840/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211542
  • (OCoLC)794307792
Video recording format
other

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