Deliver Us from Evil is a very relavent documentary in these times of Pope/Catholic Church sex scandals. This documentary gives just one example out of the many pedophilia cover-ups in the Catholic Church. It tells of the decades of child sexual abuse at the hands of Father Oliver O’Grady, and exposes how deep the coverups go within the Catholic Church. This movie includes interviews from the victims and their families, Father O’Grady and other priests, and the therapists that work to help victims of clergy sexual abuse to pick up the pieces and get their lives back.
It is tough to watch and absolutely nauseating because it is all real. O’Grady
describes, in detail, the ways in which he abused these children (as young as nine months old), and he doesn’t shed a tear, bat an eye, or convincingly express his remorse for the lives he has ruined and the crimes he committed. Throughout the movie, O’Grady is interviewed in various surroundings, including: in a church, at his home, and at a playground! You spend most of the documentary wondering how the shit is this guy able to be around children!? And then you find out, after being moved around California for decades, he was finally charged, sentenced to fourteen years in prison (he served only seven), and later deported back to Ireland, where he roams free at the time the documentary was filmed. (Yeah, I think I just threw up a little, too).
Some recent Googling has shown me that O’Grady is now incarcerated in Ireland for possession of child pornography. So much for his reformation.