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Fr. Ted Pfeifer, O.M.I., who ministered in Oaxaca, Mexico, has become the subject of a recent independent film. The film, titled The Oath, depicts the valiant efforts of Fr. Pfeifer who opposed drug traffickers that terrorized the Oaxaca farmers. Speaking out against these traffickers, Fr. Pfeifer received many death threats. Eventually, he was assassinated in the Sierra Madre Mountains, and his killers have not yet been brought to justice. The film, written and directed by Luisa Zapata, was produced to honor the courage and bravery of this one man. Plans for release of this movie are in progress.
An exciting new video produced by the award-winning Oblate Media and Communication Corporation will soon be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel. The film, Asian and Pacific Presence: Harmony in Faith, presents a fascinating look at the growing Asian and Pacific Islander population in the U.S. Lea Salonga, Tony Award-winning actress hosts. This unique documentary explores many cultural groups including Filipinos, Vietnamese, Chinese, Samoan, and Indian. Also, the film hears from the first three Asian American Roman Catholic bishops. Please, support Oblate Media and tune in to witness this wonderful event.
Asian and Pacific Presence: Harmony in Faith hosted by Lea Salonga will be presented by The World of Faith and Values on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, February 13, 2005, at Noon Eastern and Pacific Time, 11:00 a.m. Central, and 10:00 a.m. Mountain.