In the film In Spotlight, the Boston Globe is a famous newspaper of the city of the same name, that is fortunate to have a good team of reporters. Everything goes back to 2002, in which news comes very disturbing to the ears of this group of journalists.
The news has to do with the existence of pederasty within the Church, in particular refers to acts committed by Massachusetts priests, who were dedicated to abusing the children they were in charge of.
At first they can not be believed, but the signs that come to them are so many that they start to investigate and horrify, they bring to light the whole truth, which will make Boston society horrified, since it was learned that Church must take care of the weakest and not take advantage of them, something that happens in this case.
It was also shown that the Church tried to hide abuses instead of fighting them, which made the scandal even greater.