I'm glad they are making this film. As a person recovering from clergy sex abuse from Catholic priests, I am sure I don't want to watch it. What the press refuses to state is the utter farce that Ratzinger has been as far as addressing these crimes. In his position with the Director of the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith he did everything possible to hide these crimes and to provide sanctuary for the criminals. When this scandal first broke open in the U.S. Ratzinger made the public statement that it was entirely the invention of the American press. And contrary to public statements the U.S. Catholic Bishops under the leadership of Cardinal Timothy Dolan are adopting a new strategy of attacking victims who go public and making every attempt to vilify and discredit them. Meanwhile it has come to light that he paid hush money to pedophile priests, twenty thousand bonuses, if they would leave the priesthood and go away quietly, rather than turn them in to the authorities. Why he is not in the dock for obstruction of justice is beyond me. At least we now have a precedent of a monsignor in Pennsylvania, convicted for protecting pedophiles and sentenced to three years. In my own situation Archbishop Francis Leipzig, bishop of Eastern Oregon, threatened a mother and her son with eternal [banned term] if they told anyone about the son's sexual abuse at the hands of Fr. David Hazen. The opening statement about the theological statement that ordination creates an "ontological change" in the person who is ordained, a being is created who is " next to the angels."
Nothing has changed. The current pope and his ecclesiastical hierarchy are doubling down, retrenching and doing everything to protect their positions of privilege and power. Among others their current targets are women, the nuns in the Church, making sure that they get put in their place of disempowerment.