Film Screening: "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican"

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican is a documentary film about women seeking to be ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic Church. On June 3, 2008, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is the modern name for The Holy Office of the Inquisition, issued a sweeping order of excommunication for “the crime of attempting sacred ordination of a woman.” Pink Smoke Over the Vatican chronicles the events that led up to this severe punishment, and tells the stories of the determined women and men who are working to change the governance of the Roman Catholic Church.

Sponsors: The Center for Peace and Social Justice, the Peace Studies Program, and the following CLA departments: Anthropology, Religious Studies, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Chicano and Latino Studies.

Additional co-sponsors and contributors will be graciously accepted.

For more information: Ronald.Loewe@csulb.edu