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'Desire of the Everlasting Hills' Provides Potent Witness to Truth of Catholic Teaching ^ | July 23, 2014 | THOMAS L. McDONALD

Posted on 07/25/2014 9:28:16 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

In Desire of the Everlasting Hills, the most powerful moments occur when the action of grace breaks through and changes a life. In a film that’s attempting to change the ground on which the discussion of same-sex attraction in the Church takes place, these little epiphanies are a potent witness to the truth of Catholic teaching.

Desire of the Everlasting Hills is a 60-minute documentary from Courage International, the apostolate helping people with same-sex attraction to live chaste lives. The film was showcased at Courage’s national conference, July 17-20, in Philadelphia.

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Theology
In a new documentary, Courage International tells the stories of three people with same-sex attraction who chose a life of chastity.
1 posted on 07/25/2014 9:28:16 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Interesting that the title is taken word for word from Thomas Cahill’s book about the Holy Land just before, during, and after the life of Christ.

2 posted on 07/25/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: NKP_Vet

Well I just watched the whole thing and it was wonderful. Brought tears to my eyes because I could relate so well to their stories, especially Paul’s story (I guess you could say I’ve lived a straight, indie-rock version of his life, just substitute the 40 Watt club for Studio 54). Understanding that by walking up those steps to go to Mass you will most likely lose all of your friends, but feeling the grace pulling you in and wanting more, so you go in anyway...

Sin is sin, it carries the same weight and brings the same desolation no matter the source.

3 posted on 07/25/2014 11:06:01 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Epesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: xkaydet65

It’s taken from Genesis 49:26

Douay-Rheims Bible
The blessings of thy father are strengthened with the blessings of his fathers: until the desire of the everlasting hills should come; may they be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the Nazarite among his brethren.

4 posted on 07/26/2014 1:53:05 PM PDT by vladimir998
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Thanks. I would have known that had I read Cahill’s work for I am sure he referenced it, but that is one of his series that I have as yet not opened.

5 posted on 07/27/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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