Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Documentary to be shown

“Pink Smoke Over the Vatican” is a documentary film about the controversial movement of women seeking to be ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic Church.
On June 23, 2008, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (formerly the Holy Office of the Inquisition) issued a sweeping order of excommunication for “the crime of attempting sacred ordination of a woman,” so declared following several valid ordinations of women by then valid bishops.

“Pink Smoke Over the Vatican” chronicles the events that led up to this severe punishment.
It also tells the stories of the determined women and men who, through the forbidden and illicit path of female ordination, are working to end what many see as the underlying misogyny and outdated feudal governance that’s slowly destroying the Roman Catholic Church.
The documentary will be shown this Friday (Jan. 11) at 6:30 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

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