Since yesterday was the 32nd anniversary of the assassination of Servant of God, Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez of the Archdiocese of San Salvador in El Salvador, I thought that I would show you one of the most memorable scenes from the movie Romero.  I remember first seeing this movie when I was in the 7th or 8th grade in my junior high religion class, and it has stayed with me ever since, especially because of the scene in the clip above. 

Even though I knew it’s only a movie, and probably no sacrilege was committed against Our Lord (God willing!), I recall crying in the middle of the darkened classroom years later when I watched it again in my high school religion class.  The brutality of the soldiers towards Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and the image of our loving Savior lying on the floor broke my heart as did the tenderness which the archbishop (Raul Julia) picked up the Blessed Sacrament Who was so brutally treated.

If you want to watch the movie from the start, here is video 1 of 11.

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New trailer for the up-coming movie about Mexico’s Cristero War, For Greater Glory (formerly called Cristiada)

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Gianna’s Story - part #1

About a week ago, I posted a video about Gianna Jessen, a young woman who survived a doctor’s attempt to abort her.  The incredible story of her life which almost wasn’t has inspired the up-coming movie, October Baby, which opens in theatres this Friday. 

Now, here are two video clips of a talk she gave in Australia.  They are most definitely worth your time.  Her witness may make some people uncomfortable, but as Gianna says, “I didn’t survive so I can make everyone comfortable.” 

I had the great privilege of hearing her speak on two occasions (one was the Walk for Life West Coast), and both affirmed that all life is valuable, precious, and beautiful.

Be not afraid of proclaiming the Gospel of Life with boldness and charity!  Never fear to be a voice for the voiceless!

Every Life Is Beautiful

Meet Gianna Jessen, an amazing young woman who survived a doctor’s attempt to abort her as she grew in her mother’s womb.  Gianna’s incredible story of suffering, survival, and the abundant love of God has inspired the upcoming movie, October Baby, and gives a most eloquent testament that every human life is indeed beautiful.

For the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, here is part 1 of The Song of Bernadette.  Watch this video on the actual youtube site and click the successive clips on the right hand column to watch part 2 and so on. 

"The Flowers of War"  Here is what the folks at Rotten Tomatoes have to say.