“Everyone who acknowledges Me before others, I will acknowledge before My heavenly Father. But whoever denies Me before others, I will deny before My heavenly Father.”
It’s not very often that the Vatican gives approval to a film showing at the cinema, but it happened in 1997 when the Italian movie Life is Beautiful was first released. It’s an unusual film which deals with a sensitive subject, that of the Nazi Holocaust and the deportation of Jews to concentration camps. Although it won an Oscar for best picture, the movie has its critics as well as its admirers.
The film tells the story of a Jewish Italian man named Guido, an attractive clown-like figure who falls in love with Dora, the woman of his dreams. His humorous personality wins her affection and eventually they marry and have a son. The little boy is about six years old when the Nazi persecution takes over. The Germans round up Guido and his son and, because Dora refuses to be left behind, all three are taken to a concentration camp. When they arrive the couple is separated in preparation for hard labor. Any children are killed, but Guido hides his son and persuades him the whole business is a game in which he must co-operate if he wants to win a prize. The scenes unfold with a mixture of comedy and drama, exploring the rich themes of love, of sacrifice, and of courage.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner – Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Rockford, Il – On Friday Oct. 7th, Christians held a prayer vigil and public witness outside Hilary Clinton’s campaign office in Rockford, IL. As pro-lifers were quietly praying a man came out of the entrance of the Clinton office and began a litany of vulgar and threatening language directed at the protesting citizens.
Included in his mantra of anger were threats of physical violence against those who oppose Hilary Clinton such as “you had better watch out for a drive-by” and “someone should F….ing shoot you.” Then, in front of the pro-lifers, he got on his cell phone and asked the person he called, “what should I do about these people’?Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- From Our Pastor– 9-16-2012- We are a society who is very in tune with our feelings. More and more people are aware of their depression or other emotional conditions they may have. This enables them to receive the proper care to help them deal with their emotional struggles in life. But in this societal training in emotional awareness, there is a tendency to listen to the emotions before discovery of truth. We feel something is wrong if our emotions tell us so. We follow our emotions, then it happens, regret. Continue reading →