Sunday, August 16, 2009

Scenes from a Parish

This looks very thought provoking and like something I really want to see. We have parishes all over just like this one. The film (Scenes from a Parish) looks insightful and challenging. Thanks Deacon Greg for posting this one!

When a young, irreverent priest arrives at Saint Patrick Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he discovers the unexpected—boiling ethnic tensions in a changing working-class community. Filmed over four years, Scenes from a Parish tells the wildly diverse personal stories of Father Paul O'Brien and his unruly flock, as they struggle to hold onto faith in the face of desperate circumstances.Ty Burr of the Boston Globe declares, "Steer the faithful, and everyone else, to "Scenes from a Parish," a surpassingly lucid little documentary. It raises more questions about the church's place in a changing world--and touches more emotions doing so--than any big-budget studio folderol."

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