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What Catholics Have Said About “The Passion of the Christ”

By |2019-09-27T17:08:20+00:00December 23rd, 2004|Categories: The Passion of the Christ, White Papers and Essays|

Pope John Paul II:  "It is as it was." —National Catholic Reporter Online, December 17, 2003 Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy: "As I watched this yet unfinished version of the film, I experienced moments of profound spiritual intimacy with Jesus Christ. It is a film that leads the viewer into prayer and [...]

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Why Jewish Groups Passionately Hate Mel Gibson

By |2017-03-20T17:55:59+00:00June 23rd, 2004|Categories: The Passion of the Christ, White Papers and Essays|

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin (Catalyst 6/2004) Surely it is now time to analyze the vitriolic loathing demonstrated by various Jewish groups and their leaders toward Mel Gibson over the past six months. This analysis might help forestall some similar ill-conceived and ill-fated future misadventure on the part of self-anointed Jewish leadership. At the very least it [...]

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Prominent Conservatives Join the Chorus Against “The Passion”

By |2019-09-27T17:22:13+00:00April 23rd, 2004|Categories: The Passion of the Christ, White Papers and Essays|

by Kenneth D. Whitehead (Catalyst 4/04) Many of the attacks on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" should have been expected. They have mostly come from secular liberals who have already manifested their hostility to Christianity in the public life of the United States. As some wag noted almost as soon as the movie was [...]

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An Open Letter to the Jewish Community

By |2019-08-27T16:20:37+00:00February 5th, 2004|Categories: The Passion of the Christ, White Papers and Essays|

I have seen the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” on two occasions and consider it to be the most moving dramatization of the death of Jesus Christ ever made.  It is magnificent beyond words.  I stand with those Catholics, Protestants and Jews who have seen the film and do not find it to [...]

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The Mel Gibson Controversy as Seen Through the Eyes of an Orthodox Jew

By |2017-03-20T17:56:12+00:00November 23rd, 2003|Categories: The Passion of the Christ, White Papers and Essays|

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin (Catalyst 11/03) Never has a film aroused such hostile passion so long prior to its release as has Mel Gibson's "Passion." Many American Jews are alarmed by reports of what they view as potentially anti-Semitic content in this movie about the death of Jesus, which is due to be released during 2004. [...]

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