Originally Posted by Namg
I was recently challenged by my sister (who is not Catholic) to watch the documentary "Deliver us from Evil". I have been trying to find any credible sources to a) give a current update on whether or not the Pope knew about O'Grady (as the film alludes) and b) give a credible defense from a Catholic position.
I'm finding it very difficult to find either. The best so far for b) is a film review that at least gives background and balance to be aware of:
My sister used to be Christian, but is now against all "organized religion" because she feels they manipulate the masses and are responsible for too many atrocities. If I can rebut the film she wants me to see (which I shudder to watch, quite honestly) then maybe we can at least start some positive discussions regarding the Church.
Thanks for your help
I'm confused. What did the pope have to do with the O'Grady case? I thought O'Grady was from the Diocese of Stockton, California.
Anyway enjoy the documentary. I did a psychological analysis paper on O'Grady analyzing how he is totally incapable of taking responsibility for his crimes. Just as he was incapable of taking responsibility for having been
molested as a child, now however the coping skill of detaching yourself from the evils done to you becomes for O'Grady a way of distancing himself from the molestations he committed himself. His written apology is the finest, purest masterpiece of denialism I have ever seen in my life.