If you are interested in the Catholic church closing controversy you will enjoy this 50 minute feature documentary. The film will air on Cox channel 10 on the following dates.
Friday, March 27 at 7pm
Saturday, March 28 at 4:30
Palm Sunday – April 5 at 2:00pm
Good Friday – April 10 at 6:30 pm
Holy Saturday – April 11 at 4:30pm
EASTER Sunday – April 12 at 5:00pm
Easter Monday – April 13 at 6:00pm
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Swimming against the Holy See is a feature documentary about the recent Catholic Church closings of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Henry’s.
This 50 minute documentary examines the unfolding story of the New Orleans Catholic church closures from both viewpoints: the parishioners’ and the Archdiocese’ and includes insights and comments from well know author and Church authority, Jason Berry. Local videographer and graphic designer Craig Kraemer has recorded the pivotal issue first hand. The film chronicles the hopes, plans, and concerns of the parishioners of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Henry’s churches in uptown New Orleans as they fight to keep their churches accessible to the faithful. The documentary spans the eight weeks prior to the dramatic police action that brought the parishioners’ 72 day church vigils to an abrupt conclusion in early 2009.
The video, documenting the concerns and pleas of the displaced parishioners and the Archdiocesan response, captures both sides of the controversy. Parishioners who are at the forefront of the struggle to stop the church closings share their thoughts and perspectives on the events and the official representative of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Sarah Comisky, conveys the Archbishop’s position regarding these parishes, their churches, their assets, and their flocks.
The trauma of Hurricane Katrina has caused New Orleanians to fiercely cherish their sense of community and safeguard their spiritual traditions. The recent church closures by the Archdiocese have sparked pain and outrage among Catholics and non-Catholics alike as we struggle to retain those valuable elements of our lives we so nearly lost forever. Craig Kraemer, who was educated in New Orleans Catholic schools, has recorded this important moment in the spiritual history of New Orleans.
Swimming against the Holy See records the efforts of those involved in the controversy to make some sense of the provocative events that will certainly affect the religious footprint of the Catholic Church in New Orleans. The recent developments in this highly charged local issue could have national repercussions and may influence the future vitality and local, regional, and national perception of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in our long standing Catholic city.