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Oscar-Nominated Film Shines Spotlight on Catholic Church Scandal

The global spotlight on the Catholic Church’s systematic cover-up of widespread pedophilia by priests began as the spark of an idea in a Boston newsroom. A film chronicling that story, called Spotlight, is now a contender for six Oscars, including Best Picture of the Year. Investigating the Church In 2002, Boston Globe editor Marty Baron, played by Liev Schreiber, assigns Spotlight, the paper’s team of investigative journalists, to look into mounting evidence that Boston priests...

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