Faith, Media & Culture

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media:

Two movies, two views of the Catholicism.

The first, By the Grace of God, is a French movie with English subtitles tells the true story of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, France.  He was convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, who has been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of minors in the 1980s and early ’90s. Preynat has since been defrocked. The deeply disturbing film debuts in select cities tomorrow (10/18). Be warned that it features some expletives, nudity and a violent act against a woman.

The other movie, Love and Mercy: Faustina, is a docudrama that reveals the story of St. Faustina and how the Divine Mercy image (and devotion) came to be one of the most venerated images in the history of the Catholic Church. It will be released in more than 700 select theaters across the U.S. for one night only on Oct. 28.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11