Wednesday, June 09, 2004

In the post below on the National Catholic Register movie poll, a couple of comments mention Moonstruck. This is one of my favorite movies. It is true that the movie is more about the Italian family and not Catholicism, but it contains my favorite depiction of confession. The screen opens and you just see the priest's hands, Cher is kneeling behind the screen, but the priest knows who she is.

"Loretta Castorini: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been two months since my last confession.
Father: What sins have you to confess?
Loretta Castorini: Twice I took the name of the Lord in vain, once I slept with the brother of my fiancee, and once I bounced a check at the liquor store, but that was really an accident.
Father: Then it's not a sin. But... what was that second thing you said, Loretta?"

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Good News!

Monika Hellwig, President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, is retiring. Anyone who wants to see Catholic higher education actually be Catholic will rejoice at this news.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Hooray for Hollywood!

As you can see from the sarcastic ticker I added to the right, Hollywood has put out a film that mocks Christians. They spent $5 million dollars making Saved! and it has taken in less than a million dollars so far. Mel Gibson spent $30 million making The Passion of The Christ, a film that takes Christians and Christianity seriously and respectfully, and he has made $370 million. (The figures for both movies are only domestic-worldwide TPOTC has made over $603 million). Of course, Saved! has only been out a week, but the ticker on my blog updates each day, and I doubt Saved! will do well. Do you think anyone in Hollywood will do the math??