DocuSpot: Women of Faith

03.11.2014

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the University Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee is hosting a DocuSpot film screening of WOMEN OF FAITH: Women of the Catholic Church Speak. There are two screenings: 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Both are in the Roesch Library 1st floor Group FlexSpace. 

Film summary: This absorbing documentary examines women’s decisions to lead religious lives in the Roman Catholic tradition in the post-feminist era. But why would a woman choose a nun’s life today? Individual interviews with seven women provide answers–and explore how rebellion can happen within and outside the Church, how women in the Church reconcile conflicting, religious, personal, and political beliefs, and how they view official Church positions on contraception, homosexuality, and women’s ordination as priests. The diverse group includes Poor Clares, contemplative nuns who spend most of their days in prayer, Maryknolls who have served in Central America, and a Roman Catholic Womanpriest. Both timely and insightful, the film provides a rare look at their experiences and current controversies over tradition, change and power within the Catholic Church.

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