"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Vatican Gives "The Nativity" a Thumbs Up

Eight thousand people attended the premiere of the new feature film "The Nativity"in Rome last night. It was very well received. Cardinal Bertone (Sec. of State for the Holy See) said:

"It is well done." ... "It re-proposes this event which changed history with realism but also with a sense of great respect of the mystery of the nativity. It is a good cinematic event ... the judgment is positive."

At least one conservative RC blogger questioned whether St. Mary experienced the labor pains the film depicts, on the grounds that she should not be under the "curse of Eve" in light of the RC dogma of the Immaculate Conception (though considering Rev 12:2 I think a traditionalist Catholic can at least say it is possible that the BVM experienced such pains). Other than that one quibble, this film seems able to appeal to both evangelicals and Catholics in equal measure. And as someone who considers himself both an evangelical and a Catholic, I very much look forward to seeing it this weekend.


Blogger Bluecookij said...

Let us know what you think after you see it!!!


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