Coming to theaters in the summer of 2007: The Excommunicator.
The year is 2237 and Pope Benedict XVIII has just been elected. Call to Action a so-called reform group is despairing over the fact that the new pope will not ordain women either. The members of Call to Action have not had a new member in centuries and the core group that established itself in the 1960’s are being kept alive via life extension treatments. They vow to not throw off the mortal coil until they see women’s ordination within the Catholic Church.
After determining that it was Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Odinatio Sacerdotalis and Cardinal Razinger’s dubium on the subject that has delayed women’s ordination they come up with a desperate plot to send a robot made in Rome, a Tibernetic organism, back in time to 1951 a pivotal point in both Pope’s lives.
The Tiber 2000 (T2000) equipped with mind control technology will return to the time period when Karol Wojtyla is still a chaplain at St. Florians and Joseph Ratzinger is only recently ordained in Munich. Previous experiments in time travel proved that you are unable to kill people in the past, but that timelines can be altered by other means.Via robotic mind control techniques the plan is to cause both men to dissent from their bishops and thus be excommunicated or failing that to control and influence their bishops to excommunicate them. The Excommunicator programmed by dissidents with hundreds of years of experience in being excommunicated is especially skilled at finding ways to cause others to other dissent from the Pope and the magisterium.
Simultaneously a group of Jesuits loyal not only to the Holy Father, but past Holy Father has become aware of Call to Actions plan and take steps to counteract it. Their plan is to send Fr. John O’Connor, S.J. back to the same time to stop the T2000 at all costs. After obtaining permission from Pope Benedict XVIII for a dispensation from temporal time and space, Fr. O’Connor is also sent back to 1951.
Watch the excitement ensue as Fr. O’Connor armed only with a Crucifix, Holy Water, and his faith battle the T2000 equipped with a titanium exoskeleton, mind control ray, and an archive of Commonweal magazines. Will Call to Action finally become triumphant over their foes? Or will the consistent teaching of the Church foil them once again? As Jesus said "Come and see" this summer!
Eggbert and Roper – "Great action packed movie with a fast paced plot. Highly believable except the Jesuits being loyal to the Pope part, but hey it’s a SF movie."