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GOD, TRUTH AND THE CHURCH RESPECTED - "LES MISERABLES" GO! SEE IT!

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DON'T MISS LES MIS.! 
GOD, VIRTUE, FORGIVENESS, RELIGION HONOURED AND RESPECTED
BEST MOVIE IN A LONG, LONG, TIME.

It is not often that Movies get a mention in VEXILLA REGIS, but here is a most remarkable exception.
LES MISERABLES.
This is a brilliant movie by any standards, but to get a Guernsey here on VEXILLA REGIS it has to demonstrate exceptional quality where the Glory of God is concerned. And in its respectful handling of the key elements of Victor Hugo's classic novel it has succeeded in doing so in a manner that we have not seen in many a long day, nor are likely to see for some time to come.
With consummate skill in cinematography, acting, singing, and all the technical aspect of film making , the film recounts the story of the petty criminal Jean Valjean, his cruel punishment for the theft of a loaf of bread, his harshly conditioned release at the end of his sentence, the loving kindness shown him by a Bishop whose generosity he tries to abuse, his conversion under the Bis…

HEROIC CATHOLIC PRIEST - DAY THAT " WILL LIVE IN INFAMY"

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This evening in Brisbane Queensland, far from his homeland of Nigeria Deacon Lucius Edomobi will be Ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ's Holy Catholic Church by the Archbishop of Brisbane, the Most Reverend Mark Coleridge. It is an occasion for very great rejoicing.It is also a day on which we remember a young Catholic Priest who gave his life acting in Persona Christi just 71 years ago to-day, and pray for his intercession on behalf of our new Priest.


"Haec Dies"...This is the day, but unlike the prayer which goes on "..which the Lord has made...", this is the day , the anniversary of the day,  "which will live in infamy". For to-day is the 71 ST Anniversary of the cowardly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour which began the War in the Pacific.

Father Aloysius Schmitt was a 32 yrs old Catholic Priest, serving in the United States Navy as a Chaplain with the rank of Lieutenant(JG) -Junior Grade. He served on one of the United States'Navy's …

SHE HAS ALWAYS FACED THE SAME PROBLEM

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"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
~ St. John Vianney
It is a great pleasure for a Blogger to have the subject for a post suggested by someone very close to him. This post grew out of a reflection on the need for the Church to realistically address the modern world.

The problem is not new, it is perennial. Our ancient Roman couple above, might just as well have been Catholics of Saint Paul's time, looking out upon the depravity of the pagan society about them.

The great vanity of every age,- no matter what the word/s employed, is  to think of its experience as unique - "modern" - in the current style. In fact the word has its origins in the Latin word "modernus" of similar meaning.It is a line of thought which usually has connotations of superiority to what has gone before - at least in recent times. This sense of superiority has only gro…