Description:  Video: “With infectious enthusiasm and heartfelt compassion, Father Frank Mann, a Catholic priest for 35 years, describes his recent awakening to the cruelty and injustice endured by animals used for food. Already involved in rescuing cats from the streets of his New York City neighborhood, he finds himself challenged by a question posed on a freeway billboard: Why do we care about some animals and eat others? Father Frank is electrified by the realization that we can choose to abandon this unnecessary violence. His mission, “to be a champion of healing, hope and justice,” was inspired by visionaries such as Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, whom he felt showed both kindness and moral courage in the face of injustice. To their vision of a more equitable and peaceful world, he believes the time has come to add care and respect for all sentient beings. Father Mann and The Tablet, a Catholic newspaper, hosted the New York City premiere of Peaceable Kingdom – The Journey Home, Tribe of Heart’s award-winning documentary about farmers who had a change of heart about animals.”


Resource Type(s):  Video/Film

Location:  (Universal)

Accessibility:  Online-Free

Wellness Domains:  Earth, Earthlings, Human Society, Personal

Wholesome Practices Promoted:  Vegan/Vegetarian, Animal Care