Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Eat your hearts out contemporary service worshippers.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Fifty seven percent of practicing Catholics (attend mass at least once a week) voted for Romney. Forty three percent who call themselves Catholic but rarely attend services, voted for Obama, the pro-abortion president. Every U.S. Bishop opposed the HHS mandate, and it clearly looked like Obama stabbed them in the back after they’d supported him on immigration, taxes, etc. But they just couldn't fight the fact that Catholics have been primarily Democrats for way too long. I can’t imagine that they couldn’t see this coming when they supported a pro-abortion candidate in 2008. So that also means that 43% of practicing Catholics think it is OK for Catholic charities and schools and hospitals to go under because of Obama's mandates.
Protestant Bibles don’t contain the book of Judith, although it was part of canon for the Eastern and Western Church until the Reformation. (and still is for Caholics and Orthodox Christians). It seems, though, St. Jerome had a bit of a struggle—I looked it up and he had to translate from the Chaldean texts to Latin. (We saw his cell when we were in the Holy Land.)
There is a web site that focuses just on Biblical films, Bible Films Blog. It is amazing, or maybe not, how many films have been made about Judith. The author, Matt Page (UK), is going to be writing about Judith the next week or so, and begins with a collation of all the films he could find, and the first 3 are silent films.
He lists 13 films about Judith—it has everything for today’s audience; religion, sex, violence, and politics.