The Catholic Church as everyone knows reached unprecedented riches in post emigrant America. It had to be brought down. Not by reporters or lawyers but by the institution itself.
If I'm right about the things that are going on now, that might have always been going on, also in plain sight, things capable of making child abuse scandals look like a footnote. We have reached a point where it no longer matters what happens to the Catholic Church. As a dying priest, Father Philip once said to me in 2006 or 07, "They don't follow any religion. They have their own agenda." Was he medicated or sick? Or was he talking about a different set of people whose exponential numbers are creating a different world? In one of his last sermons Fr. Philip sounded very much in control saying, "watch out for those who value piety over people."
Conservative defenders to the death of the Catholic Church haven't seen their day come and go with the emergence of Pope Francis. Just the opposite. As always they see themselves as being redeemed.
Public ridicule has always been seen by the religious as a badge of honor. The Church isn't the only one operating in this mode. One manifestation are people with large and small audiences telling deliberate and transparent lies. They could care less, they do as they are told. The Church sees and feeds into geopolitical events that are said to resemble that which occurred before WWI.
I hope I'm totally in the wrong and that eventual outcomes will not be as anticipated by the fear and doom crowd. After seeing this film my point of view has been effected. But I always question myself and usually choose to come out against the typically right wing F and D agenda. My thoughts on the subject don't matter anyway one way or the other.