A story of ministry, isolation, celibacy, faith and the struggle for authenticity.
This documentary, often funny, sometimes sad, is beautiful, raw and thought-provoking.
In association with RTE, The Judas Iscariot Lunch' is a story about faith, religion, love, and life after the priesthood. 13 Irish ex-priests speak candidly about how they came to be missionaries in East Asia, the Pacific and South America in the 1960s and 70s. Immersed in their new situations, these young idealists resonated with and developed much broader ideas about God, their own humanity and needs, and about faiths, cultures and economies.
The documentary, directed by Teresa O'Grady-Peyton and produced by TJ O'Grady-Peyton tells the story of Columban missionary priests – over 200 in all – who took the brave, honourable and risky decision to leave the active ministry and set out on a totally different and difficult life journey.
The decade of disillusionment