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  • Passion of Christ Play Banned in Oxford after Councillor Mistakes it for Sex Show

    04/17/2014 3:40:39 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    Brietbart - London ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    A re-enactment of Christ's crucifixion that was due to take place on the streets of Oxford had to be cancelled after an official thought that "Passion play" meant "Sex show". The traditional play, organised by St Stephen's House theological college and St Mary and St John Church, involves a re-enactment of the trial and crucifixion of Christ in which actors playing Jesus, Mary, Pontius Pilate and Roman Soldiers would have paraded through the streets of the ancient university city.
  • The Canticle of the Passion (Prayer/Chant) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/14/2011 5:53:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | not given | St. Catherine de' Ricci
    The Canticle of the Passion The Canticle is chanted in some Dominican monasteries on the Fridays of Lent. My friends and My neighbors * have drawn near and stood against Me. I was delivered up and came not forth; * My eyes languished through poverty. And my sweat became as drops of blood, * trickling down and upon the ground. For many dogs have encompassed Me * the council of the malignant hath besieged Me. I have given My body to the strikers * and My cheeks to them that plucked them. I have not turned away My face from...
  • Stations of the Cross [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    03/23/2011 3:37:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | not given | These stations were adapted from St. Alphonsus Liguori.
    Stations of the Cross These stations were adapted from St. Alphonsus Liguori. Before visiting the Stations, let each one make an act of contrition and form the intention of gaining the indulgences, whether for himself or for the souls in purgatory Begin Stations 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Act of ContritionMy Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast made this journey to die for me with love unutterable, and I have so many times unworthily abandoned Thee; but now I love Thee with my whole heart, and because I love Thee I repent...
  • Is this the face of Jesus Christ?Figure of crucified man on Shroud comes to life

    03/25/2010 12:58:38 PM PDT · by TaraP · 363 replies · 7,417+ views
    WND ^ | March 24th, 2010
    The world will have an extraordinary opportunity to look upon an undistorted, never-before-seen, moving 3-D portrait of a man who many think is the crucified Jesus Christ. In just one week, graphic experts will bring to life an imprint on the holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Christ. The Shroud of Turin bears the full-body, back-and-front image of a crucified man that is said to closely resemble the New Testament description of the passion and death of Christ. The 14-foot cloth long has posed mysteries because of its age...
  • Prayer and Meditation: Meditation on the Passion

    03/25/2007 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations Blog ^ | 3/25/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    When you prayed in the garden, Lord, and the heaviness pressed all around you from the weight of all we had had done and would do echoing in the quiet night, and you knelt there while the full moon's light peaked through the olive trees, Silent witness alone that sees how you were sweating blood in the depths of your grief. How heavy did today weigh on your shoulders, Lord, How this war-torn world of anger and tears mad with lust, demands and fears Despising you for what you said about right -- Choosing the darkness and calling it light,...
  • Prayer And Meditation: The Crowning

    03/16/2007 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 17 replies · 264+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 3/16/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Crowning Once they mocked Him with a crown of twisted thorns, the soldiers there, a game to amuse themselves while they passed the time, to prove how secure they were in this foreign land how much stronger, how much in control. No threat, He, beaten, bloody, bound, an interesting toy to play with in the morning. Now they mock Him with a crown of twisted words, those who choose to despise Him, soliders in a different war, yet still in need of games to amuse themselves with, to prove how much wiser, stronger, smarter they are, how they can...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary for Lent

    03/02/2007 4:39:07 PM PST · by Carolina · 11 replies · 272+ views
    Various | March 2, 2007 | Various
    Daily Rosary Prayer for Lent:  Man of SorrowsDear Brothers and Sisters! “They shall look on Him whom they have pierced” (Jn 19:37). This is the biblical theme that this year guides our Lenten reflection. Lent is a favourable time to learn to stay with Mary and John, the beloved disciple, close to Him who on the Cross, consummated for all mankind the sacrifice of His life. With a more fervent participation let us direct our gaze, therefore, in this time of penance and prayer, at Christ crucified who, dying on Calvary, revealed fully for us the love of God.~from the...
  • Prayer and Meditation: The First Blow - A Meditation on Christ's Passion

    03/02/2007 8:58:01 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 12 replies · 209+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 3/2/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The First Blow The whip travels in a descending arc, three thongs carrying weights of lead double headed cargo to increase the impact. The hand that wields is the rough and calloused hand of a soldier doing a duty, unknowing, uncaring of whose back it was in front of him. Perhaps as he swings, he thinks of all the looks of disdain, the women who turn away, the men who spit when he passes and they think he does not see, this strange people with their strange hates and strange language and strange god, and in retalliation, he swings harder....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary for Lent

    02/27/2007 6:39:34 PM PST · by Carolina · 10 replies · 415+ views
    Various | February 27, 2007 | Various
    Daily Rosary Prayer for Lent:  Thy will be done on earth as it is in heavenDear Brothers and Sisters! “They shall look on Him whom they have pierced” (Jn 19:37). This is the biblical theme that this year guides our Lenten reflection. Lent is a favourable time to learn to stay with Mary and John, the beloved disciple, close to Him who on the Cross, consummated for all mankind the sacrifice of His life. With a more fervent participation let us direct our gaze, therefore, in this time of penance and prayer, at Christ crucified who, dying on Calvary, revealed...
  • Catholic Meditation: See the Tears (A Meditation on Our Lady of Sorrows)

    02/24/2007 8:25:52 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 9 replies · 237+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 2/24/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The grieving mother stands beside A blood-stained cross of wood Where hangs her one and only son, So innocent and good, O see the tears that touch her cheek, Each one a shining jewel, Witness to to the cost of sin, So heavy, dark and cruel. Her son was given as a gift to heal this world of woe, And she was warned of sorrow's sword so many years ago. O see the tears that touch her cheek, Each one a shining jewel, Witness to to the cost of sin, So heavy, dark and cruel. She feels the blade...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Lent

    02/21/2007 10:51:16 AM PST · by Carolina · 15 replies · 6,183+ views
    Various | February 21, 2007 | Various
    Daily Rosary Prayer for LentDear Brothers and Sisters! “They shall look on Him whom they have pierced” (Jn 19:37). This is the biblical theme that this year guides our Lenten reflection. Lent is a favourable time to learn to stay with Mary and John, the beloved disciple, close to Him who on the Cross, consummated for all mankind the sacrifice of His life. With a more fervent participation let us direct our gaze, therefore, in this time of penance and prayer, at Christ crucified who, dying on Calvary, revealed fully for us the love of God.~from the Message His Holiness...
  • Can you all say ANYTHING on the radio anymore???

    07/25/2006 9:19:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 231+ views
    Radio-Info.com Rhode Island Board ^ | 07/23/06 | whatdidusay
    (Boston talk radio host John DePetro, formerly of Providence, was taken off the air for 2 days for calling Big Dig head honcho Matt Amorello a "fag") When I heard the tape of Depetro using (calling) the Mass dig man a F.A.G. , I realized why Satelite radio is here and will stay here. Take Depetro out of this..... Any of you'Air' people; is this not the gun pointed to your head? When those 'HATE SPEECH' laws came around in the 90s , I knew the 1 st Amendment and Media were under attack. Now you can be a Black...
  • It's Official: 'Passion' Trumps the 'Code'

    05/30/2006 12:24:57 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 93 replies · 2,832+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 30 May 2006 | Mary Claire Kendall
    The media buildup of The Da Vinci Code is now history. (Or, at least, should be; though, it was curious a week out—at the start of the Memorial Day weekend when everyone was relaxing at the beach, or the equivalent—to see all the Code coverage, including Dateline’s Dan Brown interview and Anderson Cooper’s 360º “decoding” feature.) Now, it’s time to weigh the hype against the raw numbers. (Which, no doubt, the media conglomerates are watching closely, as well, and may explain NBC’s and CNN’s renewed attention to yesterday’s news.) According to IMDb Box Office figures, the “all time” top 10...
  • Disown your dad's denial of the Holocaust, Gibson told (Mel Gibson's dad not keen on Jews)

    12/09/2005 11:54:29 AM PST · by emiller · 73 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Austrailian ^ | 12-08-05 | David Nason
    A WORLD authority on Hitler's Final Solution has called on Australian actor-director Mel Gibson to publicly repudiate the Holocaust denial of his father Hutton Gibson and to clarify his own position on the extermination of the Jews. Rafael Medoff of the US-based David S. Wyman Institute of Holocaust Studies issued the ultimatum after the Walt Disney-owned ABC television said a Gibson company would produce a four-part Holocaust mini-series for the US network next year. Tentatively titled Flory, the telemovie
  • NYT: Mel Gibson Plans TV Miniseries on Holocaust

    12/06/2005 4:00:37 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 21 replies · 574+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2005 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Mel Gibson, whose "The Passion of the Christ" was assailed by critics as an anti-Semitic passion play - and whose father has been on record as a Holocaust denier - has a new project under way: a nonfiction miniseries about the Holocaust. Mr. Gibson's television production company is developing a four-hour miniseries for ABC based on the self-published memoir of Flory A. Van Beek, a Dutch Jew whose gentile neighbors hid her from the Nazis but who lost several relatives in concentration camps. It is not expected that Mr. Gibson will act in the miniseries, nor is it certain yet...
  • Softened 'Passion' is still hard on the senses

    03/11/2005 9:56:44 PM PST · by ambrose · 48 replies · 905+ views
    Seattle Post ^ | 3.12.05
    Saturday, March 12, 2005 Softened 'Passion' is still hard on the senses By WILLIAM ARNOLD SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER MOVIE CRITIC When a filmmaker releases a new take on a hit film, it's normally to add footage that was sliced over his objections or better judgment the first time around: giving us the so-called "director's cut." But Mel Gibson has gone the other way. In order to make it more accessible to the squeamish, "The Passion Recut" -- the new edition of his controversial and lucrative 2004 movie phenomenon, "The Passion of the Christ" -- has removed some six or seven minutes...
  • New Controversial Documentary on 'The Passion of the Christ' is now on DVD.

    03/05/2005 6:47:01 PM PST · by MovieFan · 3 replies · 470+ views
    PR Web, MSNBC ^ | 3/5/05 | Daniel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARY ON ‘THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST’ Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) 01/31/2005 – A new documentary feature film on ‘The Passion of the Christ’ is now on DVD. ‘Impact: The Passion of the Christ’ opened in selected theaters on December 3, 2004 to a triumphant success. It has stirred controversy and interest around the world as it touches on the wide gulf between the religious and secular communities around the world. The film has garnered praise and criticism as it tackles the controversies that surrounded the most explosive movie of our time and addresses the...
  • "Simpsons", "American Dad" fumble laughs

    02/06/2005 11:58:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 103 replies · 3,918+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2/06/05 | Boston Herald
    This year's Super Bowl halftime show may have been crafted to avoid scandal, but the programming Fox is airing after the big game might raise a few hackles. And this time, Tom Brady is actually involved. Mel Gibson might want to change the channel after the Patriots-Eagles showdown tonight, because Fox has awarded the plum post-Super Bowl slot to an episode of ``The Simpsons'' that spoofs his ``The Passion of the Christ.'' If that's not enough to steam Gibson and the religious right, the network follows up with a sneak preview of the left-leaning animated satire ``American Dad.'' Unfortunately, both...
  • 'Sideways,' 'The Aviator' Big Winners at Golden Globes

    01/17/2005 7:47:57 AM PST · by JFK_Lib · 55 replies · 1,182+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, January 17, 2005 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    "Sideways" (search), the tale of two friends on a soul-searching trek through wine country, snatched the top comedy film award and "The Aviator" (search), the biopic about neurotic airline mogul and movie director Howard Hughes, captured the top drama film award at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. "The Aviator" also took home best actor in a drama. Child star and heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio (search) can now add "Golden Globe winner" to his list of credentials for his portrayal of the eccentric billionaire Hughes in the film. DiCaprio paid homage to the movie's director, Martin Scorsese (search), who lost his best...
  • NYT: Big Films, but a Year of Smaller Audiences

    12/21/2004 10:21:35 AM PST · by OESY · 48 replies · 1,436+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2004 | SHARON WAXMAN
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 - Are movies growing bigger as theater audiences are becoming smaller? That's one conclusion to draw from the box-office results of 2004, as Hollywood pursued its penchant for big-budget event films - from Warner Brothers' "Troy" to 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," to Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man 2" - but the number of moviegoers in the United States dropped for the second year in a row. With nearly two weeks to go before the end of 2004, domestic box-office receipts appeared likely to top last year's total of $9.27 billion, nearing $9.4 billion, according to Exhibitor Relations,...
  • Impact: The Passion of the Christ - Compelling new documentary film

    11/16/2004 3:43:58 PM PST · by MovieFan · 8 replies · 577+ views
    Press Release: PR WEB ^ | 11/16/04 | Fallen World Productions
    A compelling new look at 'The Passion of the Christ' opens theatrically on December 3rd. "IMPACT: THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST" is a documentary film that explores the most explosive movie of our time. “Impact: The Passion of the Christ” takes viewers around the world to England, India, Japan, and Norway. In Oslo, Norway, film director Tim Chey, interviews a neo-Nazi who turned himself into authorities for a ten-year-old bombing of two buildings in Olso two hours after seeing “The Passion of the Christ.” The documentary has so far received the same type of response that “The Passion of the...
  • History and the Gospels

    10/06/2004 7:25:54 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Seattle Catholic ^ | October 4, 2004 | J.D. Palmer
    History and the Gospels by J. D. Palmer Tintoretto, 'Christ before Pilate' (1566-67), Sala dell'Albergo, Scuola di San Rocco, Venice Tintoretto, 'Christ before Pilate' (1566-67) Sala dell'Albergo, Scuola di San Rocco, Venice print article From the very moment the Prince of Peace was revealed, those who would reign supreme in the world stood athwart God's plan, and when they could not use force against the faithful they honed the use of words. Worldly wile became the weapon of choice and it proved the more successful tactic, as evidenced by the popularity of Monophysitism and Arianism. Proud men tried to divide...
  • Gibson Sues Second Movie Chain

    07/18/2004 11:39:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 737+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/18/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Mel Gibson says Muvico Theatres owes his Icon Productions about $1 million in revenue from his film "The Passion of the Christ," and he's filed suit to collect the money. This is the second lawsuit filed by Gibson's Icon Productions. According to BBC News, Icon sued the Regal Entertainment Group last month for at least $40 million in a similar dispute. The money Gibson claims is due because he claims Muvico failed to live up to an agreement to pay Icon 55 percent of box office receipts. The Passion of the Christ ranks seventh on the all-time U.S. box office...
  • Police: 'Passion' Movie Prompts Man to Admit Murder

    03/25/2004 7:52:20 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies · 279+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 25, 2004
    Police: 'Passion' Movie Prompts Man to Admit Murder Mar 25, 2004 By Mark Babineck/ Associated Press Writer/ HOUSTON (AP) - A man who had gotten away with murder confessed to police after seeing "The Passion of the Christ" and talking with a spiritual adviser, authorities said Thursday. Dan R. Leach's viewing of Mel Gibson's cinematic depiction of the last hours of Jesus, along with the discussion with a family friend, led him to walk into the Fort Bend County sheriff's department earlier this month and confess to killing Ashley Nicole Wilson, Detective Mike Kubricht said. A coroner had ruled her...
  • Saturday Night Live Sinks To New Low

    03/13/2004 9:04:27 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 148 replies · 3,350+ views
    NBC | 3-14-04
    Did anyone just see the Saturday Night Live cartoon ragging on The Passion of the Christ? They had it as "The Passion of the Dumpty" as in Humpty Dumpty. Showing a fried egg as the last supper and going to heaven and making fun of the imgage of Christ dying on the cross. I have never felt more insulted than I do right now as a Catholic. Plus they had Bush smear commercials in between the skits and painted Mel Gibson to be insane.
  • All subtlety is lost on Gibson [LIBERAL THEOLOGIAN ALERT]

    03/05/2004 12:45:57 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 97 replies · 264+ views
    North Shore Sunday ^ | 05 March 2004 | Rev. Kevin Bean
    This year in many of our Catholic and Protestant churches, we have both the gospel of Luke and - unfortunately - Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as part of our Lenten and Holy Week journey with Jesus through his arrival in Jerusalem, his arrest, trial, crucifixion and the empty tomb and Resurrection. Luke wrote his gospel account around 85 CE - some 55 years after the death of Jesus and 15 years after the destruction of the Jewish Temple and much of the rest of Jerusalem by the Roman army, and after the subsequent dispersal or diaspora of...
  • Brutal 'Passion' [Wash. Times gave it just a ** review, too.]

    02/28/2004 6:59:18 AM PST · by foreverfree · 133 replies · 264+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/25/2004 | Gary Arnold
    <p>Brutal 'Passion'</p> <p>Mel Gibson, a great one for mortifying the flesh, takes this impulse about as far as it can go in terms of brutal depiction, symbolic gravity and emotional endurance in "The Passion of the Christ." A relentlessly excruciating re-enactment of the arrest, abuse and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the movie has been timed to open on Ash Wednesday and aspires to attract devout spectators who might ordinarily shun pictures that make a prolonged and elaborate spectacle of physical torture and suffering.</p>
  • The Faction of Good High Priests in Mel Gibson's "Passion"

    02/26/2004 10:05:10 PM PST · by Dajjal · 12 replies · 62+ views
    2-27-04 | self
    Please excuse the vanity post, but despite all the commentary on the film, I have not seen any print or web source that highlights this one quick but vital scene in the film. In "The Passion of the Christ" there is a scene where several of the high priests (in their robes and mitres -- and "noses") begin to object to Caiaphas that "the rest of the coucil is not here" and "proper legal procedure is being violated." The scene is not in the New Testament, but is "accurate" in that the Gospels say that the meeting was held at...
  • Woman has heart attack in During Morning screening of Mel Gibson's film

    02/25/2004 1:26:55 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 139 replies · 321+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | 2/25/04
    **Exclusive** KAKE TV in Wichita, Kansas set report to a woman, in her 50s, suffered a heart attack during a morning screening of Mel Gibson's controversial film PASSION OF THE CHRIST. "She later died at the hospital," a station source tells the DRUDGE REPORT. The report is scheduled to be lead story on the station's 5 PM news. "She went into seizure during one of the film's most dramatic moments," a station source explains. The woman attended a 9:30am screening at Warren East Theaters in Wichita... Developing...
  • THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST [4-star review from Roger Ebert]

    02/25/2004 5:38:17 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 40 replies · 235+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Feb 24, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    If ever there was a film with the correct title, that film is Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Although the word passion has become mixed up with romance, its Latin origins refer to suffering and pain; later Christian theology broadened that to include Christ's love for mankind, which made him willing to suffer and die for us. The movie is 126 minutes long, and I would guess that at least 100 of those minutes, maybe more, are concerned specifically and graphically with the details of the torture and death of Jesus. This is the most violent film I...
  • Mel Gibson Speaks Out on O'Reilly Tonight Tues. 2/24 (LIVE THREAD)

    02/24/2004 6:35:40 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 162 replies · 154+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/24/04 | Fox News Channel
    <p>Tune in O'Reilly Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm / 11pm ET for a frank back-and-forth about the most controversial movie of the last few years: "The Passion of the Christ."</p> <p>Gibson reveals what motivated him to front tens of millions of dollars on this very personal project.</p>
  • Roger Ebert's Review Of The Passion Of The Christ

    02/24/2004 2:20:35 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 58 replies · 1,275+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 24, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST / **** (R) February 24, 2004 Jesus, the Christ: James CaviezelMary: Maia MorgensternMary Magdalene: Monica BellucciPontius Pilate: Hristo ShopovCaiaphas: Mattia SbragiaJudas: Luca LionelloClaudia: Claudia GeriniGesmas: Francesco CabrasSatan Rosalinda Celentano Newmarket Films presents a film directed by Mel Gibson. Written by Gibson and Benedict Fitzgerald. Running time: 126 minutes. Rated R (for sequences of graphic violence). Opening Wednesday at local theaters, but selected locations will start screening the movie at midnight Tuesday. BY ROGER EBERT FILM CRITIC If ever there was a film with the correct title, that film is Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the...
  • Jews OK Mel's Film

    02/06/2004 8:35:29 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 31 replies · 412+ views
    MEL Gibson's controversial film about the last hours of Jesus's life is unlikely to incite hostility against Jews, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry said yesterday. The Passion of the Christ, starring Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern and Monica Bellucci, is Gibson's interpretation of the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ and is based on Gospel narratives, containing dialogue in Latin, Hebrew and Aramaic, the common speech of ancient Palestine. Gibson, a Catholic, has fielded sharp criticism of the movie in the lead-up to its release on February 25 -- Ash Wednesday. Some Jewish leaders have expressed concern...
  • #18 Nextel Cup car to carry The Passion of Christ at Daytona 500

    02/05/2004 11:24:26 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 5 replies · 241+ views
    The Atlanta Constitution ^ | 02/05/2004 | Bo Emerson
    Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, replaced his own company's hood-sized logo with an ad for The Passion of Christ on the Joe Gibs Racing #18 Chevrolet, driven by Bobby Labonte, for the February 15 Daytona 500 (1:30 PM, NBC).
  • The Passion of Apostates: Salon.com on “The Passion”

    02/04/2004 6:29:33 PM PST · by Eala · 48 replies · 128+ views
    the evangelical outpost ^ | 1/27/2004 | (uncertain)
    When Salon.com wanted a review of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” they could have turned to someone [like] Mark Roberts or Hugh Hewitt. But then, those gentlemen might have given it a positive review and we really couldn’t have that, now could we? Instead, Salon spoke to the Rev. Mark Stanger, canon precentor and associate pastor of San Francisco's “premier mainstream Episcopalian church”, Grace Cathedral. Rev. Stanger was able to attend a pre-screening of the film in Barrington, Ill that was hosted by Mel Gibson. What did Rev. Stanger think? Well, not only did he find it offensive to Jews but...
  • The Pope and Mel Gibson's Film

    01/22/2004 7:42:21 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 69+ views
    InsidetheVatican.com ^ | Jan 22,2004 | Inside the Vatican staff
    The Pope and Mel Gibson's Film The Vatican releases an ambiguous official statement on the Pope's reaction to the upcoming Mel Gibson film on the passion of Christ VATICAN CITY, January 22, 2004 -- Hot off the press is an "official" Vatican statement today on the Mel Gibson film. It comes from Pope John Paul II's spokesman, Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, and was released in Rome this morning to journalists: "After consulting with the personal secretary of the Holy Father, His Excellency Mons. Stanislaw Dziwisz, I confirm that the Holy Father had the chance to view the film 'The Passion of...
  • Pope Loves Mel Gibson's Film

    12/17/2003 3:40:59 PM PST · by kattracks · 31 replies · 152+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/17/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    "It is as it was." This, Peggy Noonan reports in the Opinion Journal, was the Pope's comment to his good friend Msgr. Stanislaw Dziwisz after watching "The Passion of Christ," Mel Gibson's much-maligned film. In other words, the Holy Father feels that Mel Gibson's film accurately shows how events unfolded in the last days of Christ on Earth. The Vatican has had no official comment on the movie, but Noonan in her latest column tells us that "John Paul II, who even with the challenges of his current illness has more good sense than many of his cardinals, knew of...
  • Vatican officials praise Gibson's 'Passion'

    12/09/2003 10:15:41 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 120+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2003
    Vatican officials praise Gibson's 'Passion'Insist controversial film on Christ's death accurate, not anti-Semitic Posted: December 10, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com High-ranking Vatican officials who screened Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of the Christ" this past weekend came away impressed, insisting it is theologically accurate and not anti-Semitic as its critics contend. Unanimous appreciation and approval of the film, which depicts the last 12 hours of the life of Christ, was expressed by members of the Vatican Secretariat of State, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the group that oversees Catholic...
  • 'Passion' Moves Graham To Tears

    11/30/2003 7:13:37 PM PST · by mhking · 44 replies · 166+ views
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Billy Graham gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to Mel Gibson's biblical epic, "The Passion of Christ," after a private screening with the movie star. The film, which describes the hours before Jesus Christ's crucifixion, has generated complaints from some Jewish leaders, who say it suggests Jews were responsible for Christ's death. Conservative Catholics who have seen the film have called it powerful. "The film is faithful to the Bible's teaching that we are all responsible for Jesus' death, because we all have sinned," the 85-year-old evangelist said. "It is our sins that caused his death,...
  • Senior Rabbi: Don't Boycott Mel Gibson Film

    11/28/2003 2:48:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 144+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, Nov. 28, 2003
    A senior American rabbi has broken ranks with fellow Jewish leaders and urged them not to boycott Mel Gibson's controversial upcoming religious treatise, "The Passion of Christ." Britain's Guardian reports that the film, which is earmarked for U.S. release next year on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 25), centers on the final hours of Christ's life and has upset Jewish leaders, who say the production blames Jews for Christ's death. However, Rabbi A James Rudin, who is the American Jewish Committee's senior adviser on interreligious affairs, has seen a rough cut of the film and said Jewish leaders should use it as...
  • Billy Graham screens 'The Passion of the Christ': Gibson film ' faithful to the Bible's teaching'

    11/26/2003 1:05:09 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 129+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2003
    Billy Graham screens 'The Passion of the Christ'Evangelist calls Mel Gibson film ' faithful to the Bible's teaching' Posted: November 26, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Renowned evangelist Billy Graham has screened Mel Gibson's new film "The Passion of the Christ" and says the movie moved him "to tears." "I have often wondered what it must have been like to be a bystander during those last hours before Jesus' death," Graham said in a statement released from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. "After watching 'The Passion of the Christ,' I feel as if I have actually been there. I was moved...
  • M.C. Gibson film distorts the Gospels

    11/24/2003 10:37:21 AM PST · by Roy T. Taylor · 7 replies · 201+ views
    New.Blogger.Com ^ | 19 November 2003 | Roy
    The coming film, written and directed by M.C. Gibson is not based on the Gospels. Instead the film distorts the Gospels and presents a false Jesus, according to the view of Gibson. In the film, there is no resurrection, no victory over death and hell, no redemption. Gibson himself admits that the film is based on the "visions" of the German nun, Katherine Emmerich, who lived in the early 1800's, rather than on the Word of God, the Bible itself.
  • Israel's anti-Semitism

    11/22/2003 6:08:06 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 12 replies · 126+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | Ibrahim Nafie
    The Israeli right stands guilty of more than hypocrisy when they accuse others of being anti-Semitic, writes Ibrahim Nafie Israel and Zionist organisations are becoming increasingly dependent upon the charge of "anti- Semitism" as a political weapon. Individuals and organisations, indeed entire nations and societies, have found themselves so besmirched. Anti-Semitism has a very precise definition. It refers to remarks or acts targeting the ethnic group termed Semites, which comprises both Jews and Arabs. Israeli and Zionist media and political forces have warped this definition in several ways. Above all they have manipulated the concept of Semitic ethnicity so as...
  • U.S. News Predicts Bloody Battle over Mel Gibson's Movie

    11/18/2003 12:07:35 PM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 139+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 11/18/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    U.S. News & World Report says the fight over Viacom's TV movie "The Reagans" will "look like crumbs on the table of the Last Supper when the coming fight over Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of Christ' hits full stride early next year." Of course, as we've been reporting for months, the attacks on the movie have been nasty for some time. The New York Post had five people review "a copy" of the movie and printed their comments Monday. Four - a priest, a rabbi, a professor and the paper's movie critic - called it everything from "appalling" to "unfair"...
  • MOVIE UPDATE: MEL GIBSON'S "THE PASSION OF CHRIST"

    11/14/2003 5:49:18 AM PST · by Liz · 25 replies · 162+ views
    THE PASSION OF CHRIST WEB SITE ^ | 11/14/03 | THE PASSION OF CHRIST PR RELEASE
    UPDATE: MEL GIBSON'S "THE PASSION OF CHRIST" We have lots of news and information to share with you! First, thanks to the many supporters of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ"! Your support has helped us obtain an important victory. "The Passion of Christ" now has distributors in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. (Visit our FAQ section for details). The fact that the movie now has a Distributor means that the movie will appear in those countries. However, the battle is not over yet. There is still a chance you may never be able to see this film...
  • Virtual Hate Crime Against Mel Gibson

    11/09/2003 7:36:25 PM PST · by holy joe · 61 replies · 242+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | James Hirsen
    National director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Abraham Foxman is apparently so obsessed with stopping Mel Gibson’s upcoming movie, “The Passion of Christ,” he’s inadvertently exposed the reason why he’s been so vocal in his opposition. Recently, the ADL held its annual meeting in New York, and Foxman was in hyper-hit mode. In a panel discussion titled “Mel Gibson's The Passion: A Conversation on Its Implications for Jews and Christians,” Foxman warned the world of a dangerous practice that could cause “hate crimes against Jews.” What “dangerous practice” was he speaking of? What was the treacherous practice that was causing...
  • Mel Gibson's Film Renamed 'Passion of Christ'

    10/15/2003 8:02:37 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 182+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/15/03 | Limbacher
    Mel Gibson has retitled his epic about the last hours of Jesus to "The Passion of Christ" because the original name - "The Passion" - was claimed by another movie in the works. Gibson had to pick a new name because Miramax owns the rights to the title for "The Passion," a historical romantic fantasy adapted from Jeanette Winterson's novel. A Gibson spokesman said Wednesday that at least in the United States, the film would be released as "The Passion of Christ." Gibson was still researching whether he could use the title "The Passion" overseas. Gibson's film has drawn complaints...
  • A Jewish Screenwriter's Candid Response to The Passion

    10/10/2003 1:44:06 PM PDT · by haole · 30 replies · 299+ views
    Catholic Exchange | Oct. 9, 2003 | Alan Sereboff
    A Jewish Screenwriter's Candid Response to The Passion 10/10/03 An Open Letter to Mel Gibson by Alan Sereboff Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 Dear Mel, It’s now been a month since I viewed “The Passion,” and I write this letter hoping enough time has passed so that I can speak with some semblance of objectivity. Quite simply, I believe you have made one of the most breathtaking, poignant movies of our time. I cannot recall a film that has had such a profound effect on my understanding of history, religion and, perhaps most importantly, what we as human beings are capable...
  • The Three Crosses: The Good Thief or the Cross Accepted

    04/02/2003 10:59:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 650+ views
    CERC ^ | 1983 | Father Leonard Puech
    The Three Crosses: The Good Thief or the Cross Accepted    FR. LEONARD PUECH On the other side was the good thief. How different the scene, for the good thief shows the cross accepted! On the other side was the good thief. How different the scene, for the good thief shows the cross accepted! HIS SUFFERINGNo doubt he also suffers. His body is tortured; the nails pierce his hands and feet; he is consumed with thirst; his muscles are stretched to the breaking point, he is grasping for breath; he has a splitting headache. He also suffers in his soul:...
  • Mel Gibson considering role of Jesus

    08/09/2002 8:06:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 150 replies · 693+ views
    ICN ^ | August 9, 2002
    Mel Gibson, star of action movies such as Braveheart and Mad Max, is considering casting himself as Jesus in a new film about the last days of Christ set in Matera, southern Italy. The Italian Catholic daily newspaper Avvenire, reports that the Catholic actor has been meeting with church officials and theologians to gain an insight into Christ's Passion and Crucifixion, including the Last Supper and the vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane. Matera is a Unesco World Heritage site, famed for the Sassi, palaeolithic cave dwellings that were inhabited until recently. Filming is due to start next month....