Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: MARY OF NAZARETH

The Holy Family in the cave at Bethlehem

Today I attended a sponsored screening of the new motion picture Mary of Nazareth, which has just been released by Ignatius Press.First off, let me tell you:  I loved it.  This full-length feature film about the life of Mary, the mother of God, was filmed in Europe and shot in English in high definition.  It seemed to me to be a living, moving Carravaggio painting—with its rich color palette and the subtle interplay of light and shadows.The film vividly captures the essence of Our Lad … [Read more...]

The Sudarium of Oviedo: The “Other Shroud” of Jesus


And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. John 20:6-7What exactly are we talking about here?The “linen wrappings”—well, that’s the shroud, what has become known as the Shroud of Turin.  But what about this “face cloth” that was rolled up in a separate place?It was Jewish custom at the time of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

The Most Outrageous Things I’ve Heard Today

It’s one of those days when I’m scratching my head, wondering Just How Preposterous Can People Be.  It serves me right for reading the news, but please—let me explain: “JESUS WAS MUSLIM, NOT CHRISTIAN” Reverend Louis Farrakhan, whose anti-Semitism and hatred for America have made headlines in the past, took the microphone Tuesday at Texas A&M University to offer these keen insights:Jesus was not Christian.  Benny Johnson, reporting in The Blaze, quotes Farrakhan:  “Because Jesus sai … [Read more...]