Diocese of Phoenix Releases Short Film on ‘Society’s Crisis in Masculinity’

//Diocese of Phoenix Releases Short Film on ‘Society’s Crisis in Masculinity’

Diocese of Phoenix Releases Short Film on ‘Society’s Crisis in Masculinity’

Short Film Available Online at IntoTheBreach.net

PHOENIX (Jan. 5, 2016) — The Office of Marriage and Respect Life of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released for the first time ever in the diocese’s history a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today’s society.

The short film, titled “A Call to Battle,” is available for viewing in English with Spanish subtitles at www.IntoTheBreach.net.

Released only a few weeks after the promulgation of Bishop Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation “Into the Breach,” the new short film shows the urgency of the Diocese of Phoenix to confront head on today’s crisis in masculinity.

With regards to this crisis highlighted by the film, Michael Phelan, director of the Marriage and Respect Life Office said, “Historical circumstances have periodically devastated families, but we have never seen the disparagement of masculinity and fatherhood, or abandonment of men’s responsibilities that we are seeing now. It calls for an unprecedented response from the Church.”

Earlier this month Bishop Olmsted said in a statement, “I encourage our men to discover or rediscover their identity as men in Christ.”

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was established Dec. 2, 1969, by Pope Paul VI. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 1.1 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home.

Media Contact
Robert DeFrancesco
Director of Communications
rdefrancesco@diocesephoenix.org
(602) 354-2130

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion and solidarity. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, 1.2 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home. About Us | La Iglesia Católica Romana de la Diócesis de Phoenix esta comprometida a ayudar a los fieles encontrar el Cristo viviente a través de la conversión, la comunión y la solidaridad. Encabezada por el Muy Reverendo Thomas J. Olmsted, 1.2 millones Católicos viven en esta comunidad diversa, vibrante y llena de fe.