Don't miss "60 Minutes" this Sunday, for a segment on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Vatican's critique of them in a "doctrinal assessment" issued April 18, 2012. The segment is called "American nuns speak out" and has been in production since last summer. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57574635/american-nuns-speak-out/
Denise Crosby, of the Chicago Sun-Times, attended a screening and panel at Rosary High School in Aurora on March 2 and was very impressed with the work of Sisters Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch, who she dubs "celebs."
On the eve of the screening of Band of Sisters at the University of Notre Dame, the Observer (the student-run, daily print and online newspaper) caught up with director and Notre Dame alumna Mary Fishman for an interview. Senior and editor Courtney Cox asked the questions and wrote a fine piece about the film and U.S. women religious: Scene interviews Mary Fishman
CNN.com's Jen Christensen posted a very informative and thoughtful article today on baby boomer nuns and their innovative work in health care for the poor, after Vatican II freed the sisters to live and work among the people. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/30/health/nuns-health-care/?hpt=hp_c1
Rick Kogan, host of Chicago Public Radio's "Afternoon Shift," interviewed director Mary Fishman and Sister Margaret Galiardi on the eve of the second run of Band of Sisters at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The live interview aired November 15 on WBEZ, 91.5 FM, as the last segment of Rick's show: stream it from the WBEZ website.
The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is sponsoring a benefit concert on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in LaGrange Park, IL. Sisters of Mercy Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch helped found the group in their quest to provide pastoral care and other support for detained immigrants. This committee and their work is featured in Band of Sisters.
Podcasting nuns Julie Vieira, IHM, and Maxine Kollasch, IHM, whose show is featured in Band of Sisters, chatted with Director Mary Fishman on October 24 as part of their series "In Good Faith." A link to the recording will be posted soon at: http://anunslife.org/podcasts/in-good-faith/
Heidi Schlumpf of the National Catholic Reporter was in the audience for the world premiere screening of Band of Sisters on September 14 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The next day she interviewed director Mary Fishman about her reasons for making the film and her experiences during the 8-year process.
Reporter Nina Metz of the Chicago Tribune spoke with Band of Sisters producer/director Mary Fishman a week before the film's world premiere in Chicago. Here's her interview: Chicago filmmaker spent 8 years on new documentary 'Band of Sisters'