Two Film Trailers

My Li’l Bro Thom sent me this from the Diocese of Brooklyn – very impressive. Some are calling “Fishers of Men,” an 18 minute film, the best thing ever made about the vocation to the priesthood.

“God in the Streets of New York,” is a film about a Eucharistic Procession done recently in NYC – you don’t see them much anymore. This one was – by all accounts of those who attended – a marvel.

You can see both trailers and more here.

If you’re looking for other formats you can scroll down, here to see the “Fishers of Men” video

I’m really glad the Diocese used the phrase “Fishers of Men,” Jesus’ lovely pun (I adore that he is so Semitically humorous in the Gospels – there are several instances wherein he plays with words and this is one of them,) instead of ruining it with the now-in-vogue, PC (and ugh-y) “come with me and I will make you fishers of people…”

Note to any non-Catholics – the baldish young priest who is seen running and then kissing a stola (the think purple strip of cloth embroidered with a cross) is clearly preparing to hear an emergency confession at the scene of some accident or tragedy. The quick image of the man upside down on a cross is not a “satanic” image, but a representation of St. Peter, who was killed in Rome via crucifixion, but had requested to be upside down as he felt unworthy to die in the manner of the Lord.

Also, there are more streaming videos here including a really nice retrospective of JPII’s visits to America, which is kind of nice to watch so close to the anniversary of his death. (Scroll down)

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  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    As a non Catholic, I can’t really comment on the ‘religious’ aspect of the trailers.

    Nevertheless, if there is an increase in applications to seminary, it might be a reaction to what is the world we have created.

    Priests need not worry about a parent’s ‘divorce’ and their subsequent abandonment. Indeed, the priesthood may also be a refuge for those looking for more than a material existence. For years, there was a liberal agenda of ‘helping.’ Clearly that help is now more conditional and less altruistic.

    Funny how things come full cycle. It is the Church that feeds millions a day, no question asked and no publicity required.

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    As a non Catholic, I can’t really comment on the ‘religious’ aspect of the trailers.

    Nevertheless, if there is an increase in applications to seminary, it might be a reaction to what is the world we have created.

    Priests need not worry about a parent’s ‘divorce’ and their subsequent abandonment. Indeed, the priesthood may also be a refuge for those looking for more than a material existence. For years, there was a liberal agenda of ‘helping.’ Clearly that help is now more conditional and less altruistic.

    Funny how things come full cycle. It is the Church that feeds millions a day, no question asked and no publicity required.

  • Ellen

    It’s great! This film shows the priesthood as something heroic and truly countercultural – which it is.

  • Ellen

    It’s great! This film shows the priesthood as something heroic and truly countercultural – which it is.


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