Washington D.C., Mar 1, 2016 / 16:51 pm
While the movie "Spotlight" won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the story is incomplete without recognizing the reforms that followed in the Catholic Church, one commentator said.
Christopher White, associate director of Catholic Voices USA, said the movie is "a painful reminder of one of the darkest periods in Catholic Church history."
At the same time, White said the U.S. Catholic response to abuse allegations has improved considerably.
"The newer reforms of accountability and transparency have made the Catholic Church among the leading institutions seeking to protect minors in the United States," he said in a Feb. 29 essay for the Washington Post.