Spotlight Official Poster. Credit © Open Road Films, LLC.

Spotlight Official Poster. Credit © Open Road Films, LLC.

At the 88th Academy Awards, the film “Spotlight” received this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. The movie deals with The Boston Globe’s investigative “Spotlight” team exposing the clergy sexual abuse scandal and cover up happening within the Catholic Church.

When the film first came out, CNA’s movie reviewer said it “handles the extremely difficult topic” of the sexual abuse scandal with “fairness and class.”

This week the Vatican daily newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, praised the film for the way it “manages to voice the shock and profound pain of the faithful confronting the discovery of these horrendous realities.”

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However, it is important to be aware of the major changes that have been implemented in the Church since this story broke nearly 15 years ago.

“The newer reforms of accountability and transparency have made the Catholic Church among the leading institutions seeking to protect minors in the United States,” Christopher White, associate director of Catholic Voices USA said in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

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