When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns — citing their “radical feminism” — three fearless nuns risk their place in the Church to follow another higher calling: social justice.
One sister takes on Church patriarchy, another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels, and the third launches a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour, leveraging her newfound fame to spotlight social needs. These sisters “bring humor and down-to-earth grit to an epic battle for justice, equality and the dignity of women” (Gene Siskel Film Center).
Following their struggles through the election of Pope Francis, Radical Grace captures a period of dramatic transformation as the Catholic Church grapples with the modern word. Bridget Mary's Response; This is a great film on the holy shakeup that is occurring in the Roman Catholic Church. The international Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement is a holy shakeup leading the church toward justice and equality for women by ordaining women deacons, priests and bishops in apostolic succession. We are disobeying an unjust law and living prophetic obedience to the Spirit as we follow our consciences in living Gospel equality and partnership now. We ordain women and men to serve in inclusive Catholic communities and ministries where all are welcome and all are treated as beloved daughters and sons of God. In Sarasota, Florida, Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community gathers every Sat. at 4 PM to celebrate a Catholic liturgy at St. Andrew United Church of Christ. All are invited to receive sacraments. There is room at our table for everyone who comes. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org, www.marymotherofjesus.org