“We Shall Not Be Moved: The Catholic Sisters of New Orleans”

ABC to air film on response of New Orleans women religious to Katrina

CINCINNATI (CNS) — ABC affiliates will air an hourlong
documentary on the response of women religious in New Orleans to the devastation
wrought by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina on select Sundays between Sept. 23 and Nov.
18. “We Shall Not Be Moved: The Catholic Sisters of New Orleans” was made
available to ABC affiliates from the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission as part
of ABC’s four-part “Vision and Values” series for 2012-13. A listing of
broadcasts can be found at http://www.interfaithbroadcasting.com. The film project was
coordinated and led by SC Ministry Foundation in Cincinnati, which organized the
fundraising effort to make the documentary. Funders represent the Assembly of
Catholic Foundations and other Catholic foundations and congregations of women
religious. The documentary “elevates the program from the level of a “Katrina
brick-and-mortar rebuilding chronicle’ to a complex and fascinating journey with
women religious who faced an uncertain personal and public future,” said a
statement from Sister Judith Ann Zielinski, a Sister of St. Francis of Sylvania,
Ohio, who wrote and produced “We Shall Not Be Moved. Their choices were not
uniform, simple or immediate,” said Sister Judith Ann, who is with NewGroup
Media in South Bend, Ind. “However, all six congregations, with an average of
175 years of combined service to New Orleans, reconfirmed their commitment to
the city and its people.”

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