Social Justice Film Festival 2022

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Expired October 3, 2022 6:59 AM
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Watch this program in person at NWFF, Oct. 1 at 9:30pm.

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CW: religious commentary, prejudice, intolerance

Diane Whalen has been a spiritual leader in the Roman Catholic Church her whole life. By the time she was in her twenties, she was clear that she was called to be a priest, but only men can be ordained in the Catholic Church. In The Forbidden Call, Diane reflects on her difficult decision to leave her lifelong faith community to become a priest in a renewed vision of the Church, one that the Pope doesn't recognize. The short documentary is a poignant reminder that change in the Catholic Church is long overdue, but Diane's ministry is one step in the right direction.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    West Coast, Seattle
  • Director
    AnaMichele Morejon
  • Producer
    AnaMichele Morejon