Tuesday, January 30, 2018

WHEN I SAW MEL GIBSON'S "PASSION OF THE CHRIST" I COULD TELL BY THE ENDING THAT THERE WOULD BE A SEQUEL. I HOPE EVEN COLORING BOOK CATHOLICS KNEW THAT


Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" is actually based upon the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross. I hope all Catholics saw "Veronica's Veil" discretely placed in the movie. Did you?

Of Course, the Stations of the Cross ends with the 14th Station.

I wonder what popular Catholic devotion Mel Gibson's the "Resurrection of the Christ" will be based? But this is indeed Good News, or shall I say, Gospel? I sometimes I wonder if that very good Catholic, Jim Caviezel isn't really Jesus!


New 'Passion of the Christ' will be 'the biggest film in history,' Jim Caviezel promises

USA Today

2 comments:

ByzRC said...

Would be an interesting film to watch though I suspect it will be maligned given the controversial nature of its producer.

Separately, and, regarding your masthead, though Cardinal O'Malley looks great, I don't know that I see him as a true friend of tradition. I believe he takes a more 'pastoral' view of SP as opposed to outright promotion (e.g. Morlino). Also, it would also help the communion on the tongue effort if he and others turned their hands so they are positioning their hand and our Lord to be perpendicular to the communicant (apologies if I'm not describing this properly, example below). This way, when distributing, they could use their thumbs to effectively snap the consecrated host on the communicant's tongue therefore not touching their mouth. The coin slot method results, at times, in fingers touching the recipient's mouth, them having to clamp down on our Lord to not drop the host and results in the bad press against more this more proper way of distributing.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Ecce_Agnus_Dei.jpg

rcg said...

ByzRC, good point. You can tell when you have surprised a pastor who is practised at Communion on the tongue. Some will stick their own tongues out, like when you feed a baby! LOL! FWIW, the method you describe that works so well is exactly the same way one should hold a mandolin pick.