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Old Jan 27, '14, 12:34 am
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Google Catholic reviews on movies. Maybe EWTN has a movie review on there. Get the Catholic perspective on it.
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Old Jan 28, '14, 9:33 am
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Here we go! Here's a video of Archbishop Gomez endorsing the film and inviting everyone to go see it when it comes out Feb. 28.

http://vimeo.com/84042556
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Old Feb 1, '14, 9:18 am
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I cant wait to see this movie
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Old Feb 4, '14, 6:53 am
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This looks to be a repackaged portion of The Bible tv mini series? Not sure why one would pay to see something that was already shown on tv? I saw the trailer for Noah though.Looks good for what it probably is.
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Old Feb 4, '14, 7:46 am
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I remember seeing part of that TV miniseries and thinking that this was probably not what I should be spending time on. I'm going to pass on this.

Noah... that trailer makes him into something of a warrior type!
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Old Feb 5, '14, 3:58 am
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I am told that every Catholic Bishop who has seen it has endorsed it.
I did not like the depiction of the Bible.
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Old Feb 5, '14, 2:25 pm
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I saw the trailer and I was not impressed. Jesus should be portrayed as manly, such as in The Passion of the Christ. Secondly, he didn't even look Jewish. What a thin nose he had. Today's audiences seek authenticity, and this one doesn't seem to have it.

Gibson should do a prequel with Caviezel. In the Passion of the Christ, the flashbacks to Jesus' ministry were the best parts of the movie.
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Old Feb 6, '14, 3:19 pm
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My bishop saw it and said it was a good movie about the life of Jesus. So there's that endorsement.
Actually, It's true that there are problems with the movie, not being theologically accurate at
times e.g. regarding Our Lady. As Catholics know, She was with Our Lord in His Passion and Resurrection, fulfilling her role as "Co-Redemptrix.":amen However,
as long as we recognize that it is from a protestant brother and sister, any reasonable
movie about the Holy Bible is great for "times" as these. God bless them for using the movie as a "tool" for evangelization.

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Old Feb 6, '14, 3:54 pm
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Sorry, I made an error in a previous reply.
There are theological errors in the film, e.g. Our Lady leaving after the
Lord's death. As Catholics, we know that she was with the Apostles
at the "Ascension of the Lord." She became "Mother of the Church"
as Jesus gave her to us at the "foot of the cross". However, as long
as we are aware of this, our protestant brother and sister deserves
credit for the movie as a "tool" for evangelization.
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Old Feb 9, '14, 4:29 am
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Yes, but she was not a priest. Only men can be ordained to the priesthood.

There is no evidence that Mary, or anybody other than Christ and the Twelve, was present at the Last Supper.
Had to be some women there...who else would have cooked?
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Old Feb 11, '14, 8:08 am
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Go to: www.catholicbiblesblog.com Cardinal Wuerl comments favorably on 'The Son of God' during a clip from the movie! Looks good to me!
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The part that really ticked me off is that The Bible miniseries made Mary Magdalene present at the Last Supper, and thus at the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood, which would make Mary Magdalene a "priest" ordained by Christ Himself!
I don't think Mary's presence there that night discounts the fact that the priesthood was set aside for men. Most likely there were women there present at the Last Supper probably serving the meal. In fact, we know there were more than just the 12 apostles there that night because of Lk 24:13-35 where Jesus appeared to Cleopas (may be an uncle see Jn19:25) who recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread and went back to the 11 and told them. That would of resonated with everyone who was there that night which would of been most likely his entire group of disciples as that room we know could hold 120 people and every Passover an entire lamb had to be completely consumed which would take a large group.
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Old Feb 11, '14, 12:04 pm
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I don't think Mary's presence there that night discounts the fact that the priesthood was set aside for men.
Did Christ say, "Do this in memory of me, except all you women?" No. If there were women there he would have needed to, though, because the priesthood is only for men.

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Most likely there were women there present at the Last Supper probably serving the meal.
Perhaps, but they could not have been participating in the meal, as Mary Magdalene is portrayed.

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In fact, we know there were more than just the 12 apostles there that night because of Lk 24:13-35 where Jesus appeared to Cleopas (may be an uncle see Jn19:25) who recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread and went back to the 11 and told them.
Huh? Luke 24:13-35 says nothing about the Institution.

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That would of resonated with everyone who was there that night which would of been most likely his entire group of disciples as that room we know could hold 120 people
That doesn't mean that it did.

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every Passover an entire lamb had to be completely consumed which would take a large group.
Not necessarily.
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Old Feb 11, '14, 1:40 pm
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Did Christ say, "Do this in memory of me, except all you women?" No. If there were women there he would have needed to, though, because the priesthood is only for men.



Perhaps, but they could not have been participating in the meal, as Mary Magdalene is portrayed.



Huh? Luke 24:13-35 says nothing about the Institution.

I just quoted this passage to show how there were most likely the majority of his followers there that night to celebrate Passover together. This passage shows how Cleopas (Not one of the 12) recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread which he then went and told the 11 about so of course it would of resonated with Cleopas as well as the 11 because most likely they were all there that night.

That doesn't mean that it did.

Of course it doesn't mean that it did but we just have to look at what would of been most likely.

Not necessarily.
You are right, of course it's not proof positive, but it would be highly unlikely for such a small group to consume the entire lamb themselves that night.
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Old Feb 17, '14, 6:56 am
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It is interesting that it seems, all of a sudden, there's been a number of movies come out with Christian or Biblical themes. Maybe the culture finally bottomed out and is actually beginning to rebound a bit.
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