Saturday, October 27, 2007


Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. (Less that 2 minutes)


Jay reports that Catholic Carnival 142 is up and running!

C. sent this in. A place to find Catholic CD's. Great for in the car while you are tooling around!

A. brought this review of the movie Bella from an unlikely movie reviewer:

Marywood Center
P.O Box 14195
2811 E. Villa Real Drive
Orange, California 92863-1595

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Most of the bishops across the countries, as well as many pastors, have been given a sneak peak at an award-winning film that has the potential to shape our culture for good. I want to take this opportunity to share with you my thoughts on the inspiring new movie, "Bella", set for release on October 26 during Respect Life month.

Winner of the Toronto Film Festival's "People's Choice Award," "Bella" reaches audiences in a constructive and non-preachy way. Previous winners of that award, like 'Life is Beautiful' and 'Chariots of Fire', have gone on to win Best Picture Oscars!! 'Bella' tells the story of how the unconditional love of a friend allows a woman in crisis to make life-affirming choices for herself and her child. It also uplifts the dignity of the human person and of the traditional family.

Already, through pre-screenings and promotional events, hearts have been touched and lives have been changed. As our Lord said, "You will know a tree by its fruits" (Matthew 7:16), Bella has already produced amazing fruits.

As members of the Mystical Body of Christ and Christians with the responsibility to spread a message of love and virtue in our world, I want to encourage you to see this film and to promote this movie's life-affirming and hope-filled message. Organizations you most likely recognize, including The Knights of Columbus and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul are endorsing and supporting this beautiful film, even dedicating time and resources to help fill theaters on opening weekend.

Pope John Paul the Second often spoke of the new evangelization and of using the media to speak the truth and of the power of the arts in shaping the culture. In response to that call, the Catholic filmmakers behind 'Bella' have a mission to make films that not only entertain, but also inspire and uplift. I am personally inspired by their example and their good work.

God Bless you, and thank you for supporting this hopeful and exceptionally worthwhile project.

His Excellency,

Most Rev. Tod D. Brown
Bishop of Orange

A nice little group of us were able to attend opening night in a pretty well filled theater. Even Uncle Jim came all the way over to Cleveland to see it with us. What a treat that was! I think we would all be confident in recommending this movie both for it's merit as entertainment and for it's positive message. Enjoy.


uncle jim said...

...and what an uplifting experience it was, too.

the 5-1/2 hour drive was worth it. my wife, aunt rozann, and i enjoyed the company almost as much as the movie. i'm not down-grading the company at all - i'm just affirming the movie. it is a MUST SEE.

best wishes to you buckeyes from these roaming hoosiers.

Adoro te Devote said...

I'm insanely jealous that I couldn't be there.

Adrienne said...

NO, NO, NO, Adoro --- I am waaaay more jealous. No Bella in our area, no homemade onion soup and no Cleveland!! Bleh!

uncle jim said...

...also, I've been getting books and tapes and cd's from CatholiCity for years and giving them away to many.

...and they're located right there in Cleveland OH