The debut New
England screening of Archbishop Lefebvre: A
Documentary will take place at the Palace Theatre,
165 Main Street, Danbury, CT (USA) on Sunday, November
17 at noon. Tickets are $7.
work by an international team of scholars, filmmakers,
journalists and consultants, the film examines the life
of a bishop whose influence upon the Catholic Church is
larger than ever, more than 20 years after his death.
archival footage and extensive interviews with bishops,
priests, family members and friends who knew and worked
with him in Europe, Africa and the United States, a
clear picture of this pivotal figure in the Church's
history is revealed.
He was ordained
in France in 1929 and abandoned all to become an African
missionary. He was appointed a bishop by Pope Pius XII,
named Apostolic Delegate to French speaking Africa and
was elected Superior General of the Holy Ghost Fathers,
at the time the world's largest missionary
congregation. He was then named to the Preparatory
Commission for the Second Vatican Council.
Lefebvre is known most publicly for his rejection of the
modernist reforms of the Second Vatican Council. He
formed the SSPX in order to preserve Catholic
One of the most
influential members of the clergy in the 20th century,
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was an intelligent,
articulate, devout bishop with the heart of a
missionary. Anyone interested in the story of the
Church in the 20th century, or the life of the Church
today, will not want to miss this most comprehensive
treatment yet of his life's work.