|The Rite, released tomorrow in the UK|
I think my eldest is more frightened of being seen out in public with his poor old dad than any scenes in the film ;-). No, he's a good lad really.
Quite a few people have popped by this blog on searching for info on the film, its star and the relevance of Catholicism to both.
I'm sure it won't be to the extent of The Passion of the Christ, but as I always say when the power of the film industry can be used to promote Catholicism and Catholic Truths, then more souls will be prompted to seek out the Truth.
In a world of chaotic opinions and instant "experts" I do believe Catholics should promote their Faith with the talents God has given them.
Watch this space for a review.
P.S. Why is it in this review of the film, the person who pours cold water on the fact of diabolical possession is "John Allen, writing in the National Catholic Reporter?" As many faithful Catholics have said, Satan's agenda is to make people think he doesn't exist, therefore allowing atheism and false pride to rise (witness modern society).As the review itself states:
Above all the young man grapples with what Fr. Lucas keeps repeating: to disbelieve the devil is what the devil wants. C.S. Lewis, writing in “The Screwtape Letters” (1942), states this well: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”