Thursday, February 1, 2024


 I’ve not watched any episode of the Chosen. The most I have viewed is in this video of the Chosen and the actor who plays Jesus on the View. Is it worth the view? 


Jerome Merwick said...

The View? Seriously?

While I admit The Chosen can be enjoyable, the selected scene certainly exposes one of the show's weaknesses: Portraying the Gospel (and adding dialogue to it) in terms of the thinking of modern man.

The majority of "Christians" in America have chosen a Christ that fits their template. For liberal Catholics, it's all social justice. For feel-good Protestants its' "WWJD".

Caryn Johnson (aka Whoopi Goldberg), Joy Behar and the most of the other heinous harpies who host that show have made no secret of their utter contempt for the moral viewpoints of the Catholic Church. I can't help but think this is just another symptom of the cohesive nature of the declining Church and modern media all working toward the same goal: To create a "new" Christianity that accepts all religions as equal and requires nothing of its believers except contempt for Traditional Catholicism.

But that's just my opinion.

TJM said...

Jerome Merwick,

A very nice summation.

The View is a show favored by braindead Karens

Dave Thoman said...

Fr. Allan, Wendy and I are fans of The Chosen. While the creator of the show Dallas Jenkins is not Catholic, we understand his consultants to include Catholic scholars. I feel the writers do attempt to be true to Scriptures and capture the culture and the tensions of the time. What makes the show particularly entertaining to us (and a potential deal breaker for some) is where the writers use their imagination to provide a backstory to the Biblical events. This includes speculations on the personalities of the apostles, disciples, and the full cast of characters in the Gospel narratives. For example, Matthew is portrayed as having autistic tendencies in a way that makes his character interesting and endearing to us. Wendy and I found the Nativity episode to honor Mary and her role in salvation history. It will be interesting to see how the show handles the Bread of Life discourse and the Last Supper.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Thanks Dave. I have heard good things about it. Do you watch it on a streaming service?

Dave Thoman said...

The show is free to watch at the Angel Studios website:

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...


TJM said...

The above photo with the blah sanctuary is so inspiring!

Dave Thoman said...

Angel Studios is also releasing a movie about Mother Cabrini to be in theaters on March 8.